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Monday, February 23, 2015

Falling Charms

So starts the quilting process!

As I was thinking about the name of the quilt, Falling Charms, I began to doodle and came up with this, what I thought looked like falling charms, 

Then the next thing I had to do is figure out the porportions as to how big I wanted the charms and how far apart.  SO I began mapping it out on graph paper in my Quilter's Journal.  Each square represents
1/2 in. which makes my grid 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches
So I drew the grid onto my quilt for me to follow

And here they are being quilted....They look totally Retro don't they?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Charity stitchery, Crazy Quilt class, and Mystery Quilt Along

Operation Sparrow is a really sweet charity and you can find all of the information about it here. I had alot of fun making this...I'm not too happy with how the stabalizer made this wrinkle, but they are going to stretch it onto a hoop so it will flatten out.
 I am also taking a crazy quilting class with an awesome lady Kathy Shaw at can't join the class now but this is my progress so far....It's really in depth and I really feel like I'm in a class. It has taught me sooo much and I can't wait to learn how to embroider ribbon. 
Another project that I'm working on is at The Inbox Jaunt with Lori Kennedy. It's a mystery quilt along, and it's a whole lot of fun. You join in with this one and catch up pretty easily. I'm a day behind but it won't take very long to do.  I loved working on learning how to fmq my name. It's in the lower right hand corner.

I've gotten to work on an all over feather quilting project which has been my dream to achieve ever since I bought my sewing machine with a 10 inch harp. I could use alot more practice but I'm happy with my first try so I thought I would share it with you. 

 It's called Forest Walk and it was a kit. This was a super fun quilt to do because the colors and fabrics were chosen for me. It came with a whole lot of extra fabric so that I can make pillow shams to go with it. The other thing I loved about it is their way of showing me how to miter the corners in their patter. It was so easy and they worked on all four corners.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

These just make me smile

 This little doll is so dear to me as is the girl that made her. Her color picks are so adorable and her ideas are just fun!

 I enjoy having all of these girls in my home for these reasons.  

Don't they look like they're ready for a slumber party?  

 These little guys were a great idea to make too~We had so much fun watching them come to life......

                                     Hedgehogs and Walruses and Moose were promptly attached to her backpack the next morning to join her for her school lessons and a little show and tell I am sure.

 Now here is a recycled project that one of my girls 
is having fun with. She brought in some old wool 
sweaters and she's making little wallet/pockets
out of them and learning how to sew button holes.
Nice huh?

Three of the girls are making a rag quilt for one of their baby sister's to be.  I cut out the batting and backing squares to go with some flannel charm squares, stacked them up and gave them to the girls on 3 different sewing machines to quilt them up for me.....The soon-to-be big sister is in the process of sewing them together for us....We have alot of threads to clip and the seams to snip, but what fun we are having assembly line sewing for the wee one to be.