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My friend

Betsy showed us her friend recently. Betsy’s friend is very straight. My friend on the other hand is a little crooked. I have a friend that looks like Betsy’s but I find my crooked friend is much easier to use.  This is actually the second friend I’ve had that looks like this, the first one I lost in the move to NM. Now I don’t recommend surgery as they are used to remove sutures so you can get a pair of these but the next time you are at the dr, ask the nurse if they have a pair you can have. They are disposable after all and if you purchase a pair at the drug store it will cost you approximately $15, free is so much better.

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Binding

I hate sewing the binding on a a quilt. Mine never turn out pretty. Sew if you have a method that is better than the method I’ve been using, please feel free to share. Those mitered corners get me every time. 😦

I have been using the method that Pat Sloan uses. Straight stitch binding to the back of the quilt, bring to the front and stitch using a buttonhole stitch. The last time I stitched to the back and then sewed it by hand to the front, I did not use a buttonhole stitch.

Whoops-a-daisy has instructions for binding using fusible. hmmm, I will give this a try.  How to Make Fusible Quilt Binding

Have a great week! I’m working a temporary job this week so I hope to get some yo-yo’s made and that is about it.

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Hand project

Betsy hooked Toni. I was giving some thought to learning needleturn when Toni showed us her hand project. I never really was interested in learning needleturn but I want to learn to do something by hand. I love making yo-yo’s but I don’t think I would want to make enough yo-yo’s to make a quilt.Although these projects that used yo yo’s are pretty cute.    I don’t think I want to make enough yo-yo’s to make this  This little yo-yo flower made my mind grow with ideas. I would like to start with whatever I have already as I’m trying to not get out much. I don’t mind anyone knowing all this swine flu talk has me worried.

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Quilt shoes

Do you remember me posting about these cute shoes with a quilt pattern on them?   Well, how about a tutorial that you will help you make your own quilt shoes? Over at Craftstylish is where you need to go. Be sure you show us your shoes!

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Best Friends

Betsy sent me this package of 12 fat qtrs and asked me to make something for myself. As I was looking through the magazines, I held the pkg of fat qtrs in my lap. I was searching for a pattern that I could use the fat qtrs. Finally, I saw this.  And I remembered that I had this.  I’m not sure I will make the size that is in the magazine, it may end up being a wall hanging and I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to work the kitties into the shape I need it to be without loosing the cuteness of the fat qtr. I will defintely have to do some thinking on this and probably get a little help from my friends.

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Patterns

Just look at all the books and patterns that Betsy gifted me. I love it! DH told me I needed to work somewhere that I could get an employee discount on fabric, that isn’t a bad idea.  I can’t wait to make the Calla Lilly wall hanging.  I keep looking at the Mosaic quilt book. If I get brave I just might make one wall hanging size. The quilts in these books are just beautiful!

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Magazine

Betsy sent me tons of magazines. I’ve started looking through them. I’m amazed at the beautiful quilts that designers continue to design. If you are a designer, thank you.  Betsy, even sent me crochet magazines.  I am really enjoying looking at all the magazines and planning on the future quilts I will be making.

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Quilts and more

DH and I moved the last week of March. We are in a 1 bedrm apt and it is fine except there isn’t a dining area. What people that live in 1 bedrm apts don’t eat? 😉 We will eat off TV trays in front of the TV, something we have NEVER done. lol Unfortunately, I had to unpack boxes before I got to start hanging my quilts. Quilt location was decided by size and space on wall.

Living room   By front door  Another wall  By the front door Yes, I see I the butterfly is crooked, I straightened it. 😉

Bedroom  Behind bed. Jon is going to hang photos of the boys in the blank space.  Door leads to closet  Same wall as closet  Cathedral Window hangs next to the window The wall above my sewing machine is blank also. I don’t know what I will hang there.

Lacy and I did some trading. Lacy had always wanted my little quilt Chicks With an Attitude so I traded it for this. Great swap, uh?

So I’m sewing some things and selling them so I will do my work sewing in the mornings and then in the afternoon I think I will start quilting my Farmer’s Market, which will go to Lacy. Somehow that girl claims every quilt I make! Can we say spoiled? 😉  I haven’t decided on a backing yet nor have I decided on a border. I think I better start thinking.

After I finish Farmer’s Market, I need to get busy quilting Jon’s Ribbit quilt.  Jon was a HUGE help to us when we were moving that week. Plus, Jon will be deploying to Afghanistan within the next 120 days. 😦 Of course, when you are in the military you know this can happen, however, they need to send some that have the same years of service as Jon that hasn’t been. I did offer to write a note to the Command Sgt Major excusing Jon from the deployment, Jon didn’t think it would work. 😉

So one of the things I have been making is reuseable nursing pads.  I can’t make them fast enough. The nursing Moms’ are gaga over these.  Several of the Moms’ have requested that I make some bibs so I am doing that also.  I call this a peepers bib. lol Isn’t my model too cute for words? 😉

Note:  Jon’s Col. called a briefing today and said they should be deploying in June but this is the Army and it could be as late Dec. Jon’s quilt has been pushed in front of the Farmer’s Market.

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Pillowcases

Lacy wanted some pillowcases and she wanted them the day before she asked me to make them.         The bear pillowcase is for Lacy’s pillow that she will take to the hospital when Greg makes his entrance. I still have fabric to make 2 more.

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Plan or goal, is there a difference?

plan

noun, verb, planned, plan⋅ning.

–noun

3. a specific project or definite purpose: plans for the future.

goal–noun

1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.

I think I will go with the definition of goal. 😉 Anywho, this is what I intend to do. I want to make some holiday themed mini’s. I will be using the Hearfelt Holidays book by Art To Heart. Maybe if I’m lucky and stay on track I will find some other mini’s for some other holiday’s.

This is a list of the things I intend to make.  All projects are wall hangings unless otherwise noted.

St. Patrick’s Day               3/17  2/28

Egg Patch                        4/12    3/31

Spring                              4/13    4/12

Mother’s Day                  5/10     4/30

Halloween                      10/31     9/30

Christmas                       12/25   11/30

Christmas Table Runner

Christmas Place Mat

 

I would like to finish my WIPs from 2008 but if I don’t I’m not going to sweat it. Maybe just maybe this will be the year that I quilt my I Believe but then again it has been finished since 2005, why would I want to change it now. 😀

 

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