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gale w
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Posted: 2/9/2013 4:25:38 AM
Nothing going on here. I did another of the same paper piecing I shared last week (btw to those that asked, it was quite a bit easier with the special foundation paper).

Pinned this, which I think is so cute but there's no pattern:
mini quilt


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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:18:04 AM
I started working on this yesterday. I'm using Kate Spain's Joy, it's such a simple pattern. I found some Flurry FQs at a LQS for a $1.50 so I bought two and will use that for the borders, I already have binding just need a backing. I have a coupon for a LQS that will get me at least a yard for free so I'm happy about that!

this

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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:18:17 AM
I started working on this yesterday. I'm using Kate Spain's Joy, it's such a simple pattern. I found some Flurry FQs at a LQS for a $1.50 so I bought two and will use that for the borders, I already have binding just need a backing. I have a coupon for a LQS that will get me at least a yard for free so I'm happy about that!

this

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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:13:21 AM
I'm not working on anything right now. Technically, I'm supposed to be packing my sewing room but I just can't bring myself to do it because I won't have a sewing room in the new house and I can't bear to go so long without seeing my "friends". I have space for a sewing room in the unfinished basement, but it will take us a while to build it.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:02:45 AM
I made a simple pin cushion, bought a new sewing machine and bought a lot of new fabric to make doll clothes for my twins. That's about it for me.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:10:42 AM
I made a herringbone pillow like this last night. I just recently started following her blog and it was sitting on a couch in the background of a photo. She hasn't actually posted the tutorial yet as far as I can tell, but after searching though her flickr I found the post with close up photos.

I don't have any photos yet of mine, but I cut scraps 1 1/4" wide with 60 degree angles. I lightly glued them (I'm out of heat'n'bond) then I sewed across all 4 sides of each scrap leaving a rough edge. It looks like she just went across once, but our throw pillows take a beating so I wanted to make sure the scraps stay on there. I'll have to update with a photo later, it turned out so cute!


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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:19:59 AM
I am working on a collaborative quilt that I am making with my 4th graders depicting the 21 California Missions.

They each had a Mission to research. I brought in fabric and they cut pieces to create the facade of their Mission. They used a glue stick to glue the pieces down on a landscape block. I sewed the pieces down leaving a small raw edge.

These pictures are part of where we are in the process. Now, I have also added the sashing and border. I am ready to sandwich the quilt....I just haven't posted pictures, yet.




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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:33:53 AM
Gale, on her blog, she says she's perfecting the pattern for the hearts quilt.

I've got (too) many WIP's than you can shake a stick at, but DH is out tonight so I'm hoping to finish an apron for DD and have a go at making some oven gloves. I've already made the 'sandwich', just need to quilt it and then sew together.

I've pinned a few more things for inspiration this week, here.

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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:00:39 AM
I practiced this week. Blocks for 2 quilts on my to do list that use techniques new to me.

The first one is the Strip Tube Ruler. Turns out I wasted a lot of time trying to reinvent the wheel. If I had just opened up the pattern first it recommends you use the Strip Tube Ruler, but also tells you how to do it with any 9.5 or larger square up ruler. You use the same measurements as on the ST ruler. The website even gives you a printable chart telling you what size strips to cut, what ruler measurement to use, how many st squares per strip for many finished sizes. They also recommend that you starch the fabric before cutting. They should say you MUST HEAVILY STARCH before cutting. You end up with nice squares with a boatload of bias edges.

You mark your regular ruler across inch line to inch line on point, like this.



This is the block I finally ended up with. No, I'm not using any of these sample fabrics. That's just what I grabbed from the stash for practice. For this I have some batiks I'm thinking about using for this pattern.







The next one is from Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day. The pattern is Double Pinwheel, from this book. She also has a very good video on her technique here. Its an old pattern, but the way she does it is cool.

These are my samples.



You get 2 blocks from one strip set. If you notice, the center pinwheel in the black, the points are facing opposite directions. Those 2 blocks are what you get from each set. Don't know what fabrics I'll be using for that yet.







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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:02:18 AM
Tiffany, I love that quilt. What a great idea!







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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:14:10 AM
We bought the fabric for this year's Prom dress. We went in looking for fabric for one pattern and walked out with something completely different. I'm pretty excited about it and I won't have to do quite as much pattern drafting this year as last. that will make it go a little more quickly. Well, that and no rosettes and no tulle this year.

Next week we'll be cutting and sewing the muslin. She has dress fabric for an everyday dress out of the pattern we're using, so we'll sew that up and see where the pattern needs tweaking for the formal.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:49:18 PM
I got a few photos and did a quick blog post with my pillow. Here she is:



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Posted: 2/9/2013 1:04:57 PM
No sewing for me right now as the remodel isn't complete. However, I do go and just stand in the middle of my new sewing room on occasion! It is a thing of awe and going to be so much more user friendly when I get moved back in! I'll post photos when it is complete.

I did pin a really cute quilt I'd like to make for my new great-nephew though. It looks like it would be an easy one to make, and a good use for fabric scraps.

Racetrack Quilt


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Posted: 2/9/2013 1:36:18 PM
valentine mini

I think the block linked above is very cute, but the demonstrated way to make it is not how I would do it. If I have time this weekend, I may make some similar, in hotpad size to give as gifts. My time is not looking promising, since I have 75 % of my kids sick and whiny. But it could happen.

I'm finishing up an improv valentine quilt "unsentimental valentine"-- just putting the binding on. I started it two years ago, and I've been using it as a warm up for free motion quilting practice, so it's taken a long time to finish, even though it was a very quick little project. I'll post when it's finished.

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Posted: 2/9/2013 2:13:41 PM
The pillow turned out really good. I like the colors and prints against the solid.

That racetrack quilt is absolutely adorable!







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Posted: 2/9/2013 2:32:44 PM
Love the squares. I haven't tried the strip tube yet! I'm finally healthy so I'm figuring out how to attach a label I've embroidered, then bind one quilt.

Once I get that one done I have another label to make, then bind.

After I finish those 2 I'll start another quilt, although I don't know which one yet!


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Posted: 2/9/2013 2:32:56 PM
Love the squares. I haven't tried the strip tube yet! I'm finally healthy so I'm figuring out how to attach a label I've embroidered, then bind one quilt.

Once I get that one done I have another label to make, then bind.

After I finish those 2 I'll start another quilt, although I don't know which one yet!


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Posted: 2/9/2013 3:16:10 PM

Tiffany, I love that quilt. What a great idea!



Thank you so much! It is turning out to be one of my favorites. Not to mention, the students are over-the-moon excited about it.

I love the Tradewinds quilt...I can't wait to see a finished product!


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Posted: 2/9/2013 4:18:36 PM
Tiffany, I bet those kids will never forget you. What a wonderful project to share with them.

I also love that chevron pillow. It looks like a million bucks!

Love seeing all the projects. I finished the blue and red quilt that I was working on. It is toddler size and my toddler loves it I will have to take a picture of the finished product.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:06:12 PM
Scratch that- I can't find the power cable for my sewing machine

Instead, I'm going to sort my fabric stash

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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:52:36 PM
That mission quilt looks great! What a fun project for you and your students!

I also love the herringbone pillow. The colors look even better than the original one linked!

I finished my Dr. Seuss quilt for my son. I just have to get it back from him to get a picture. I hand stitched the binding to finish it. That was the first time I finished the binding with hand stitching, but I think I LOVE it.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:03:25 PM
I don't sew myself but I enjoy seeing what others are creating.TFS!

Whirled Pea - your class project is absolutely wonderful!! What goes in the blank area? More mission squares or something else?

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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:30:39 PM
Thanks, y'all!


Whirled Pea - your class project is absolutely wonderful!! What goes in the blank area? More mission squares or something else?


That space was for some filler blocks. One with the name of the quilt and some info about the class and another with a California map with all 21 of the Missions mapped out.

Here it is with those blocks in and the sashing and borders on....


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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:34:35 PM


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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:35:37 PM
Sorry that is so big. I can't resize because I linked from Facebook.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:52:25 PM
Thanks for the compliments ladies I can't take credit for the design but I am happy with how all the different fabrics and bright colors look together. The most fun part about making anything scrappy is that I can look at each fabric and remember the other projects they came from.

Whirled Peas that quilt is such a great idea for a class project! I loved projects in school that actually turned into something other than fridge art. What will you do with the completed quilt? I'm guessing it will be on display somewhere?


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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:20:19 PM

Whirled Peas that quilt is such a great idea for a class project! I loved projects in school that actually turned into something other than fridge art. What will you do with the completed quilt? I'm guessing it will be on display somewhere?


It will be on display at our local Mission, San Luis Rey de Francia, along with others that have been selected from our school District.

When they are finished with it, I am going to keep it in my classroom.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:49:59 PM
The mission quilt is amazing! And that chevron pillow -- beautiful and so bright and cheery!

Kim, please tell me that you didn't BUY that Tradewinds pattern. I happened to find that exact pattern online a few weeks ago, and it caught my eye because with some additional fabric for the smaller triangles, it uses almost exactly one jelly roll. I have a batik jelly roll that I thought would look really good in that pattern.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:20:14 AM
Yes, I bought it Where is the stamping foot and pouting smiley? I just hate it when that happens.







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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:57:40 AM
I've been missing in action...attended a 4 day SB retreat.

Here's something I pinned this week onto my Patriotic Quilt board. Looks so refreshing.
Red White and Blue Quilt

That mission quilt project is inspiring. The herringbone pillow is lovely.

Can't wait to make a quilted sewing machine cover. We just discussed my SM table last week. I think I will start a pin board for Sewing Machine Covers so I have several to choose from.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:26:17 PM
three tiered skirt

simple vertical patch skirt

I very nice pea helped me find a pattern the other day so today I'm going to go to The Mill End Store - otherwise known as heaven. We'll pick out fabric to make the three tiered skirt linked above and then complementing fabric to make a small "apron" piece to go over the top of it to give it a versatile vertical look like that second link. something sort of like this apron
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