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Another Quilt Kit

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I’ve been cutting another quilt this will be about 65″ x 78″. This is about half of the quilt cut.

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My plans for the top….

And a sample block set…

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A little fancy.

Sew Much Work…but
Sew Fun
Lynn

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What to do, what to do…

I finished sewing the triangles on the found blocks, I had 8 triangles left. Got me thinking, maybe I intended to have 20 blocks total. I went hunting. I found two more…

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Notice these are sliced apart…destroyed. I did that – I do not have any other entity to blame. So, now what?
I went hunting for sashing fabric. I tried magenta, I tried green. I had to have enough to sash the interior, so I found a piece 17.5 inches long, just enough to get 8 strips 2″ wide – a perfect measurement, the finished size of the green box surrounding the center is 1.5, so proportions work. Then tried to find a green with enough yardage to go around as a border. This I wanted wide, using the inside square measurement of 3″, I can double that and have a 6″ border, again proportions work. Could not find enough green, but found magenta. Then cut a lighter magenta for the corner squares.

The result:

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Camera colors not exact, but in person it works. I will finish this kit and sew the top later, it will be a square quilt 60 x 60 inches, enough for a throw.

I have 8 kits cut and packaged. And have not purchased any new fabric, only what is in my stash. It can be a little challenging, but a good exercise, and uses up perfectly good fabric!

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Sew On!
Lynn

Long Time, No Sew

I finally stole away for a few hours yesterday into my studio. Ahhh, relaxing and quiet. I listened to a couple of podcasts. Craftlit, listening to Anne of Green Gables. I am enjoying this book, can’t believe I missed it growing up, but I can appreciate it now. Then some knitting and quilting podcasts, Shinybees, Hip to Be Square, and Creative.

I did a little picking up of piles, and found hidden in a drawer, along with more fabric – 16 square in square blocks waiting for the last triangle pieces, on either side.

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These are probably 7 or 8 years old! Time to get them finished. So tonight I will spend a couple hours ironing and sewing the last pieces on, then if I am lucky I can sew them into rows tomorrow. Wait, I am getting ahead of myself, don’t want to jinx anything.

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So 4 blocks by 4 rows, these are 12″ finished. I will look for a border fabric and maybe make some flying geese or piano keys on the top and bottom to make it rectangular.

Then I put crystals on the Barbie Fairy dress for my little niece.

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And tonight I glued some beads on the wing tips.

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I may rethink the beads and put some glitter on. We will see what I think tomorrow.

Sew Peaceful!
Lynn

Just a Peek

This is my studio today…

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A huge mess! But there is a pile of completed quilts – with fabric on top of them, every flat surface has fabric of some sort on it. With the exception of the ironing board – the fabric that was on it, resides under it now.

I cut most of a second top this evening.

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I am finally running low on lengths of material larger than a yard. This is a good thing.

Hopefully tomorrow evening I will be able to finish cutting this quilt top and start on another one.

Sew Long
Lynn

Catch-Up

I get to play catch up this evening. I have had very little time to spend in my studio, sometimes only an hour, or like tonight two hours! Yeah!
In the past couple of weeks I have made a Barbie Fairy Costume…

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I will add some crystals and glitter to make it sparkle.

I started stitching a back (no batting) to this patchwork top that I plan to use as a shower curtain.

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Tonight I cut a quilt top and packaged it to sew later.

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This will be a coin quilt, five columns of 2″ x 8″ dark to light coins, separated by 3″
sashing in beige, then a 4″ border. End result will be a 60″ x 72″ top.
This will be a quick sew and uses up more fabric stash – my goal this year!

Sew Much Fun!
Lynn

Barbie Clothes

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I’ve been having fun tonight making some Barbie Clothes! It has been several years since I’ve done this, my baby girl is 38 years old, and I have only grandsons – but, my niece and her family have moved close by, and her daughter loves to play Barbies! I get to make and dress dolls again! I will try my hand at a wedding dress for Barbie next.

I’ve also been able to make a few more nine-patches.

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Sew Barbie

More Nine Patches

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I’ve been able to work on more 9-Patches. Here they are grouped together, they will be rearranged many times, but it is fun!

Another busy week coming up, preparing to implement new software at the office. Not a lot of fun – but when completed it should make things run smoother!

Not a lot of time in the studio this week, but will try to play some, after all it is relaxing.

Sew Nice
Lynn