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Fabric for bags

This is the fat qtrs I choose to make yoyo’s for MY bag. I love red! Oh, I just love bright colors.
This fabric will be the lining in my daughter’s bag. Lacy loves pink and flamingos.
I fell in love with this fabric. I will use the roses for the lining for my bag.
I couldn’t find any fabric with cookies or cookie monster on it for Nikolas’s bag, so I chose stars.

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Happy Monday

Goals for last week (not good)
1. Quilt Ducky quilt. Done
2. Clean machine Done
3. Find more blocks for Christmas quilt
4. Start blanket stitching Christmas quilt
5. Print templates at Quilter’s Home Done

I guess you can’t have everything. Yesterday I did get the ribbons off the ribbon purse and soon it will have a new name and a new look using yoyo’s and ribbon. I’m still plugging along on the cookie monster bag. It will be finished before Nikolas gets here, not that I think he will care.

For the next 2 wks I won’t get much quilting/sewing done as my kids will be here from KY. I can hardly wait.

Goals for this week
1. Finish cookie monster bag
2. Finish bag
3. Take pic of Dec Strolling the Block
4. Do Jan Strolling the Block

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Ribbon purse

Started my ribbon purse Friday. I followed the instructions but it is turning out so ugly. So today I will rip the stitches out and I will do something different.

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Strolling the Block

Started Dec.’s block yesterday. What fun! I’m actually doing appli-quilt and will join the blocks together using the Divide and Conquer method. Strolling the Block is a free BOM found on the HGTV website. Since it is an old BOM, I printed out all of the patterns and will work on as I want. I’m anxious to see what the BOM for 2008 will be. I’m crossing my fingers it will be applique’.

Pat Sloan is re-doing her free pattern section on her website and some or maybe all of the current free patterns will be going away. Pat’s patterns are so fun and easy to do. I have made the Where is your Shoes and Socks?, Remember…it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere and am currently making the Farmer’s Market. Pat has several other free patterns that I haven’t had a chance to do.
http://www.quiltershome.com/freepats.htm

Happy quilting!!

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Cookie Monster tote

I’ve appliqued cookie monster and some cookies on a red tote for my grandson. I’m still blanket stitching around the letters in his name. It is slow going doing it by hand but I just couldn’t manuever the tote under the needle of the machine.

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Pink tote, new projects,

Thursday – I added yo-yo’s to the pink bag I had made for DH’s co-worker. Too cute! Instead of using buttons in the centers of the yo-yo’s I used beads.

Friday – I couldn’t get interested in any of the projects that I had listed on the goal list, so I started a new project. hehe I started a Christmas quilt. About a year ago someone gave me several packages of Christmas-y pre-cuts for sweatshirts. I didn’t want to embellish sweatshirts. So I laid out the pre-cuts on the fabric, cut block to accommodate the cut-out presto, cute blocks. I need to come up with a few more blocks to even things out so I will pick up a coloring book while I’m out this weekend. Fusing lame’ took a little trial and error but all was salvaged. I also need to come up with a name for the quilt. No I don’t think this quilt will be finished this year but that’s ok also.

Saturday – While poking around on the HGTV website I found the cutest BOM from 2002. So I printed out all the patterns and will add this project to my want to do list. I know I won’t be starting the Strolling the Block quilt until I’m finished quilting the Ducky quilt.

To accomplish something else on my list of goals for last week, I practiced paper piecing. I love the crisp points on paper piecing but I don’t think I will ever enjoy it the way I do applique’.
I also fused a cookie monster on a tote for Nikolas. On the other side I put his name. I still need to blanket stitch around the letters and back stitch Cookie Monster’s fingers. Also picked up some tan felt and dk. brown felt to make chocolate chip cookies for Nikolas’s tote.

Goals
1. Quilt Ducky quilt.
2. Clean machine
3. Find more blocks for Christmas quilt
4. Start blanket stitching Christmas quilt
5. Print templates at Quilter’s Home

Have a great quilt-y week!!

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Pat Sloan’s blog

Please read Pat’s blog for today. Actually you might want to read it everyday. Pat is trying to get 1000 or more comments today. Please help fellow quilter and quilt designer Pat Sloan.

http://patsloan.typepad.com

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WIP, Chocolate & Pink bag

Finished the chocolate and pink bag for my daughter on Tuesday but I forgot. I had Christmas shopping on my mind. YAY I only need 2 presents. My WIPs list is slowly shrinking. Here’s the bag.

hmmm, blogspot wouldn’t let me upload photos so I will show those later.

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Ducky & the plan

After getting in a funk with my quilting, I wanted to correct that problem. The little list of goals seems to be helping. Completed #1 on the list and went further by completeing the quilt top. I’m not crazy about the yellow sashing but I think it will be beautiful once I quilt it in navy.

I can’t work on the Farmer’s Market blocks today as I’m still searching for the perfect sashing fabric. I’m hoping when I’m out and about tomorrow the fabric will jump out at me. I’m thinking I will work on the chocolate and pink purse.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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