Daily Inspirations and Adventures

We are still sewing on Tuesday

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And a few finished the quarterly U(n) F(inished) O(bject) challenge:

This is a beauty by Nancy. The pattern is by one of my favorites, Edyta Sitar.

We all love this quilt made by Pat. Judy and Nancy are going to make this starting after the quilt show.Pat is going to record them while they construct the blocks. It seems this pattern requires a lot of muttering and concentration and is still not easy to sew correctly. Luckily, I made a tree quilt last year, so I won’t be muttering along with them!

This is Claudia’s gorgeous butterfly. We were all surprised to see this style from Claudia. I love the fabric choices!

Judy finished this quilt that she started in a workshop(I think.) Too much fun!

Debbie and I did not finish our ufo’s this quarter. Actually, Debbie doesn’t have any ufo’s and I spent a lot of time having fun traveling this summer!

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October 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

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Summer vacation, part one

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Neil, Sewfee and I headed to NYC for the first part of our vacation. It was Sewfee first trip on an airplane, and the first time Neil and I have been away together in years. Julian and I assembled a lego truck. I was amazed at his ability to located and place those little pieces in the correct place.

We visited Victoria Gardens in Central Park and discovered that Julian doesn’t like whipped cream.We celebrated Dara’s Birthday. She has grown up to be a very special woman and a truly spectacular mother. Sloane and Sewfee developed a very close relationship, especially during mealtime. Sloane LAUNCHES any food she doesn’t like off her high chair. Unfortunately for Sewfee, she doesn’t like vegetables.

Sewfee made herself right at home.We had such a wonderful visit!

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August 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Creative overload continued

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The good news is one project is finished! Julian’s dinosaur shirt is complete. I hope he likes it. I really enjoyed sewing clothing(especially for my favorite little guy.)

I had some things to learn, I don’t ever remember making a collar. Thank goodness for YouTube. I had a little issue with the buttonholes, but persevered, and learned that I needed more pressure( on my presser foot.)

I had an excellent supervisor:

My Tuesday sewing group is working on a fun new project. It combines crayons, ink, embroidery and of course fabric.

This is my piece with the ink and crayon. I hope to work on the embroidery on my trip.

My Tuesday group made this quilt, and I quilted it. It’s a secret project, I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Sewfee went to the beauty parlor today.

She a cutie, isn’t she!

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July 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

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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Claudia’s 30s quilt

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It feels so good to finish a “customer” quilt! 30s in the title refers to the fabric, reproductions of patterns from the depression era. People needed happy fabric during those times. This certainly is a very happy quilt.

The back of the quilt is a pretty pink. I love the way the quilting shows up.

I think this quilting pattern would make a very pretty “wholecloth” quilt. A wholecloth quilt is one made of one piece of fabric, not a pieced top. Claudia liked the quilting, I felt really good to complete it!

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March 6, 2018 at 9:28 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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