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Sewing (clothing) again

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I grew up in a family that sewed. On of my favorite memories is going home from school one day and asking Mom Mom to help me make a dress for a choral concert that night. I loved that time with Mom as much as the dress, one of my favorites!

Mom and I made a dress for Sloane, how special to be making a dress for her great grandchild.

She is Julian’s sister, poor bump! She is also SUCH a GIRL!! She loved putting my shoes to walk around.

I don’t know if Julian actually wants a shirt, but as a grandmother I can’t make something for one grandchild and not the other. So I’m learning to make a shirt. How did I grow up sewing without the help of YouTube??? I keep saying I’m going to get a job writing instructions for making bags. CLOTHING INSTRUCTIONS ARE WORSE!!! After hours of searching, I found a website that helped me make an acceptable collar for Julian’s dinosaur shirt.

On to the sleeves…..

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July 18, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Creative overload!

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Today you asked what I was up to.

I’m making a shirt for Julian, to commemorate our trip to the American Museum of Natural History to see the dinosaurs.

And I’m stitching flower blocks for the Full Bloom quilt Barb and I are making.

And I’m quilting this quilt.

And I’ve made 300 clay balls for a secret project(ha ha). I am going to finish the third box of clay, and then I’ll be out of the clay ball making business.

I moved every project along😁

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July 14, 2018 at 11:13 pm

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Merry Christmas Cathy!

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Once upon a time, Aunt Kitty made a quilt top. She made it into a quilt, the batting bearded. (If this story has a moral it is “use quality supplies.”) Mom Mom and Kitty took the quilting out, which is a looong, tedious process. I quilted it for her for Christmas. (Yes, I know I’m a little late.)

I think this is the world’s largest quilt. I learned so much, but I’m really proud of how it turned out.

Enjoy, my beloved sister❤️

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January 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

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It’s Tuesday, we are still sewing!

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Aren’t girlfriends great?  I’m still quilting at Judy’s house most weeks. We occasionally travel to other locations, but home base is with Judy and her husband,Mike, who is our valet.

Nancy finished the top to a quilt called the splendid sampler. Each week two six-inch blocks were published. There were lots of blocks, I think about 100.  This is Nancy’s very happy version:IMG_0008  I am enjoying Watching Nancy, Claudia and Debbie making the pretty little blocks.

Claudia made this pretty table runner, and Pat did the gorgeous quilting.IMG_0010I worked on one of my last Dear Jane blocks. I’m determined to have the top finished by our next unfinished object deadline in October.

Did you know that project runway started last week?  Actually, it was Tim introducing the designers. It is going to be a crazy, wacky edition!

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August 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Scrap #2

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We continued our scrap adventure with this top. 0811161948

This  is one of my favorite tops of our scrap series.  Yes, we are being artistic and working in a series!

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November 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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When friends give you scraps

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This quilt top started Mom Mom and my obsession with scrap quilts. Claudia (Birdies Mom) and Nancy taught a workshop for this design. I missed Dad cutting fabric for Mom for this quilt. Only Mom, or my friend Judy,would make a king size quilt out of 6 inch blocks.0811161907a

Scraps are like gold to quilters. Yes, we love to take large pieces of fabric, cut them into small pieces, then sew them back into big pieces. Its even better to take the leftover pieces and sew them together.

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November 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

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Not a habit yet…

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Mom  mom and I are still sewing up a storm.  She started this quilt while teaching a neighbor at Calvary Homes to quilt.  This is our latest finish.img_1686-1

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November 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

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