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Pillow Secrets

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I completed thus pillow today. I have worked on this quite a bit. Mostly with the hand work surrounding the center panel. I used embroidery floss and quilted through the top and two layers of batting. I followed the design of the fabric.

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Just simple stitches, running stitch, back stitch and French knots. I love the way it turned out.

But this pillow holds a secret!

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I always place a zipper at the bottom of a pillow and then use a stuffed insert. I do this so the pillow cover can be easily washed.

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This insert is split so that a zippered pouch can be hidden in between. The top of the insert is joined with stitching.

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Inside, the zippered pouch treasures can be held safe and undetected.

Now onto some other finishes. I have not cut the green quilt top yet, I think I will do that.

Sew secret
Lynn

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Green Wins

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This morning I spent 15 minutes and I picked the fabrics for the next quilt top. Green is the color of the day. I chose 4 light greens, 4 medium greens and 4 dark greens. I might cut this out tonight. Last night I just did some hand work – nothing interesting to show from that.

Spending short spurts of time at odd hours gives me the feeling of getting things done.

Lynn

I’ve Been Busy – Really

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Tonight I made some mesh bags, for washing delicates. Five all together.

I trimmed the “cursed” quilt after finally finishing it, cut the binding and am ready to sew it on.

I loaded the bird quilt on my midarm, made a new leader for the frame and just got new needles for the Janome…still cannot think of his/her name – one day it will come to me.

Things are moving along, cleaning as I go, I did throw away 5 bags of trash just from the sewing room – who knew I was such a hoarder. I had no problem tossing any of it away!

Sew happy!
Lynn

Sunday Sewing

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This is what I am working on today…the left side will be the front of the quilt and the right side will be the back of the quilt.
These Bird blocks were left over from a class I taught a couple of years ago. They did not work together as a top, but these six blocks are used, I have five more, maybe I will do something simular with them, not sure.

As you can see, the back birds are set wonky, to me it helps them play together much nicer. To finish, I will frame the field of birds to make it large enough for the top.

Hope your weekend has been wonderful!

Sew sweet
Lynn

The Last Stitch

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I just made the last stitch on this quilt, which for some reason has just been trouble from the get-go…of course in Texas it is pronounced git-go!  I am ready to get it off the frame and bind this sucker!
That being said, I have been playing hookie…

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Yesterday I walked along the shoreline and just relaxed. I’ve needed a little down time to energize myself (okay, I was gonna say energize my bunny….but I spared you)

Been very busy at my day job, but I have still been playing with fabric in the evenings.

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Then I have time this weekend to cook vegetarian- no one else around! Yeesss! This is a picture of vegan meatlessballs. Made with portabella mushrooms, white beans and spices rolled in bread crumbs and baked. On a sub roll and pizza sauce it was delisious, satisfying and the texture was right there (again I was going to say “right on” but that would show my age)

On to thinking about the next quilt and using up my stash. Of course I’ve got to clean up my mess first. Always something….

Sew beautiful
Lynn

Productive Day

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Completed this top this morning. 60″x72″ made from 2.5″ strips. And yes I purchased four fabrics to complete this in white and creams.

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Loaded this quilt for the third time to quilt it. Third time has to be the charm! I will begin quilting tomorrow – after work and should be able to get a nice chunk done in a couple of hours.

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I put the binding on this quilt – completely by machine, took about an hour all together – very efficient for a utility quilt that will get lots of love.

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Finished quilting this one, will trim it and choose a binding tomorrow.

I started another quilt, which will take a while to finish because I am using the beginning and ending method – or leaders and enders. As I sewed other blocks I had several squares cut and ready to piece,  hence it will take a while….

Sew ready to sleep, been a busy bee
Lynn

Quilt #6

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Here is my next quilt top, yes it is on the floor. This is made from 2.5 inch strips, that I cut from my stash. I will run out of white / cream though….I might need to buy some more fabric. But I think this will turn out pretty nice – may need to keep this one!

Keep on Sewing
Lynn