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W.I.P. Update

 

So many projects, not enough hours in the day!  🙂 

Here are some pics of what I’m working on:

There’s the “Rest Time Roll-up” mentioned in an earlier post, four more rows and it’ll be ready for borders…..

……the “Pheasant Quilt”, also from an earlier post, taking an extended break from this one…..

…….a bargello crib quilt (also, previously mentioned)….trying to think of the perfect words to applique in the brown rows…..

…..the newest addition to the W.I.P.’s, a hand-painted  “quilted” gourd birdhouse, just needs a few coats of glossy paint and it’ll be done…..

…….and another ‘quilted’ gourd in a much less finished stage, needs alot yet….

……..and, of course, there is the never-ending job of laundry, cleaning, cooking….you get my drift. 🙂

 I am waiting for a sunny day to take some pics outside of my quilt-top stash to post on my portfolio (coming soon).  Hopefully, tomorrow…….

Until then…

Be Creative!

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A new dawn, a new day, a new project!

After a long weekend of yard work, I’m ready to start a new project.  I really enjoyed making Emma’s Kindergarten Roll-Up, now dubbed “Rest Time Roll-Up”, so I’m going to make another one!  I took some time over the weekend to come up with a new pattern and I’m hoping that the finished project will turn out as well as Emma’s did! 

Here’s what I’ve got going on so far:

 

 

Pretty fabrics!  These fabrics are from a fat quarter bundle called, “Neutral Mediterranean”, which I purchased from Joann Fabrics.  I’ve added white to my palette as well.

 I cut four of the five fabrics from the bundle (plus the white) into triangles to be sewn into half-triangle squares. ( That’s on the agenda for today.)  Stay tuned……

 

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Quilting Resumed….

Quilting resumed today, Yay!  My newest WIP (work in progress) is what I am calling “The Pheasant Quilt”.  It’ll get a better name when it’s done.  While I don’t have the exact pattern worked out yet, the design is there.  Here is what I have so far.

First, I raided my stash and these are the fabrics I chose:

The next step was cutting them into 21 x 1½” strips.  I then joined them together into strip sets that follow my pattern.  That info will become available in the future pattern.  For now, I’m still in the designing mode. Here is a snapshot of one of the strip-sets.

 

There are 11 different stip sets for this quilt.  When put together in the right order and cut at the right width, you get one block.  Here is a picture of two blocks sewn together to start row one.  Once again, the pattern for this quilt will be available on Etsy in the near future.

That’s all I have so far!  I am currently working on block three for row one.  Keep checking back, you don’t want to miss the finished project! 

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Quilting Interrupted….

Well.  We made it ten years.  Ten years of boyhood before the first trip to the emergency room.  Last night, my 10 year old son, Alex, suffered a dog bite to his bottom lip.  Is there anything worse, Mom’s, than to see your child hurting?  I doubt it. 

I wasn’t outside last night when the bite occured but it sounds like my son tried to give a neighborhood dog a hug.  Not a good idea.  He didn’t know that some dogs don’t like hugs.  Our dog loves them!   He was bit and we were off to the ER.  Three hours and 8 stitches later, we were back home and off to bed.  What a brave little boy he was!  Today, he’s a little worried about getting his stitches taken out because then he’ll lose his “coolness”.  I assured him he would still be very cool. 

Here’s a pic of the damage, if you can handle it.

I’m so just so thankful that he’s okay.

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Baby quilt in the making….

Ahhhhh……on to the real fun!  Quilting.  Somewhere amid snapping and posting pics of my Etsy inventory, cleaning house, watching kids and entertaining company, I’ve managed to start a baby quilt.  Here are the fabrics I chose:

And here is where I’m at now:

I wish I could have blogged about the process thus far but it was enough this week just to be able to sew part of  it together! 

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