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gale w
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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:36:11 AM
I have nothing to share so far other than this block I shared in the other thread.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:01:29 PM
I don't have anything either. I finished a tunic top on Saturday, a very complicated Vogue pattern top. I haven't taken pictures because I'm not happy with the sleeves. It's super comfortable though. I spent this week clearing the mending pile and teaching.

I did finish up my pattern organization this week. I redid everything according to CandleAngie's method and I LOVE it. It was so nice to be able to just flip through my pattern book this week with my girl so she could choose a prom dress from the patterns we already had.

Today, however, my daughter and I are going to cut out a buffalo check shirt dress for her. She'll look very cute in it, so I'm sure I won't be able to resist taking pictures. I do plan on making her do most of the actual sewing, though. I'm planning on sitting nearby and walking her through it. She's 17 and she's always wanted to learn to sew but hasn't ever really put the time into it. We'll make it happen with this dress.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:16:56 PM
I finished this apron this week. It was a Mother's Day kit from my LQS. I was so glad to have a bias tape maker to fold that all that bias!



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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:36:56 PM
Shelledpea, I love that apron! Is there a pattern for it? My DGD is really into baking and I think she'd love an apron like that.

I'm in the process of making curtains for DD's LR & DR. I'll take a picture and post that later.







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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:52:44 PM
I sewed a couple of costumes for my kids for dress like a saint day at their school. My DD was Mary and my DS was St. Michael the Archangel (wish you could see the wings better, which no I did not make!)



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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:53:40 PM
I created a new block for one of the classes I teach. I wanted to teach them a new technique on making circles and then cutting the circles up.
Its a take off from the drunkards path, called fractured drunkards path. (The drunk fell down and broke his bones - LOL) I am also calling this block "A Little Dab-A-Do Ya" cause I had to use glue to match the seams before sewing.



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dynalady
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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:57:41 PM
Love that block Nancy!







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candleangie
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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:43:04 PM
My sewing partner and I sent our first tutu off to a YAGP competition this weekend! (YAGP is a very prestigious ballet competition. It's a big deal.)



this one taken by the dancer before she dressed this morning. It's more true to color.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:45:17 PM
DD needed a new draw string bag for school, so I made her one out of some extra denim. Just need some cording to make the draw strings.

I have been working on a quilt top, no pictures just yet. I am making a Film at Five quilt using 1930's reproduction fabrics.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:00:02 PM
I love that apron and can't even begin to imagine the skills needed to make that dance costume. I have a couple of quilts started.

I've been working on a lap quilt for MIL's birthday using disappearing 4patch blocks. I like the way the white blocks are alternated in this quilt. I have a vintage sheet that's white with little bouquets of flowers that I'm using in place of solid white. I have 2 rows of the blocks completed and 4 more rows sewn into regular 4 patches that need to be cut and sewn back together.

I'm still working on my scrappy trip quilt. I ran out of scraps, so rather than cut into my stash for more strips, I started another scrappy trip in different colors . That doesn't sound like it makes sense, but the first one I want to be truly scrappy and I'd already raided my scrap bin for everything over 16 inches long. I ran across this beautiful pastel Scrappy trip quilt on Flickr last week. I couldn't stop thinking about it so I started cutting strips 2 days ago and have 30 sets sewn together ready to cut and rearrange. I had quite a few strips I ended up not using in the pastel quilt, so now I can use them for my original scrappy trip quilt.

My original scrappy quilt has a dark center diagonal row of blocks similar to this: flickr quilt blocks I think I may arrange them in zig-zags now instead of the diamond pattern.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:02:45 PM
I finished up my SOs quilt top. It is completely designed by him and represents his military career. He's so excited to have it finished, I'd love to get it sent out to get quilted but it's not in the budget right now.



I also tore apart his old BDUs and made a bag. I don't have a pic of that tho. I still have to add a strap to it but it turned out super cute and I kinda just flew by the seat of my pants and didn't use a pattern. Ended up working out fantastic!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:33:47 PM
Love all of these things! That apron is just adorable, that checked binding really pulls it together. The ballet costume is amazing -- any chance we could get a pic of the dancer wearing the costume?

Love all of the quilts, too. The block with circles is great and looks really hard! I might have to make that Film at Five quilt!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:41:49 PM
I made this cute bag for a friend.


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candleangie
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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:53:00 PM

any chance we could get a pic of the dancer wearing the costume?

Definitely! We didn't get a chance to take photos before she had to leave, but we have plans when she gets home.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:58:07 PM
You're all so talented! I started sewing just after DD was born, but haven't really sewn anything (except the odd repair here and there) for about 8 years. My friend and I would love to go back to sewing lessons. Maybe one day.

Jarmommy, I would really love to hear the 'story' of your SO's quilt. What do all the different fabrics represent?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:01:17 PM
I actually got to sew today!

I quilted a baby quilt (that i had finished the top months ago) using my embroidery machine. All it needs is binding.

I also made a Dr Suess quilt as you go cuddley quilt with a flannel back. It was a precut cuddle cube, but beggars can't be choosers! I just need to trim the edges and bind it too.

My plan is to machine stitch the binding on several quilts while I have time at my machine. Then I can finish them by hand when I have time but can't get to the machine.

I'll post pictures when I get a chance. I just wanted to mark my spot and share that I got to sew today!!!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:20:44 PM
Candleangie that tutu is amazing. It is so beyond anything I can do. The quilts are all wonderful. Jarmommy, I love that your SO designed the quilt. Very special. Slicksister, cute bag, she'll love it.

I finished another panel. 3 down, 1 to go. That will be done tonight. This is two of them. They obviously don't fit my window very well, but it's the only place I have to hang them to check lumps, bumps and hems. And don't you just want to puke looking at them against my green walls? My white lace goes back up tomorrow. DD's DR is cream above the chair rail, burgundy below. The fabric looks wonderful in there.













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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:41:51 PM

Shelledpea, I love that apron! Is there a pattern for it? My DGD is really into baking and I think she'd love an apron like that.


It was a little class that I took so, no pattern I'm sorry to say.





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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:48:52 PM
Wow! You ladies are crazy talented!!
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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:51:06 PM
Made my DD a Snow White inspired sun dress today. Light blue straps, royal blue bodice, red belt, yellow skirt. Really more of a baby doll top to be worn with shorts. I'll take a pic tomorrow and see if I can figure out how to post. Tomorrow is hopefully another project, likely sleeping beauty.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:14:09 PM
I'm blown away by everything you guys have made and are working on. I found quilt by "tension issues". Love it.

Quilt by tensionissues

I scrapbooked all day at a crop and while there, talked a good friend of mine who has been teaching quilting for years to teach a quilting class at the same place where we scrapbook. I've been hesitant to cut my fabric. We will get together soon to design the pattern and I'll gather a few friends to take the class with us.

I feel relieved.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:23:36 AM
I haven't made anything this week, but I have to say I love everyone's projects, and most are WELL beyond my talents! Great job ladies!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:30:35 AM
I woke up this morning THINKING and coveting Slicksister's tote.

I also found this quote on
"I like to think about making things. Sometimes I actually make things." by Melissa - tensionissues on Pinterest
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I think this quote applies for many of us.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:00:20 PM
I made a purse organizer last night, and it turned out fine. Not something I would give as a gift, but totally functional, and sturdy. I'd be happy to share a pic, but need some help. How do I post a pic?

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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:24:33 PM

Jarmommy, I would really love to hear the 'story' of your SO's quilt. What do all the different fabrics represent?


He wanted it to loosely resemble the flag, which is why there are stars at the top, it's kinda hard to tell they're stars in that pic.

The solid red stripes are just dividing stripes. No significance there other than to enforce the flag theme.

The blue stripe with the red running down the middle are modeled after the US Marine Corps dress blues and the blood stripe that runs down the outside of the pants. He spent 4 years active duty with the USMC.

The stripe with all the different colored blocks resemble his military awards. They're in order from top to bottom in order of importance. From top to bottom Army Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Service), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the Illinois National Guard Attendance Ribbon.

The final stripe is the ACU (Army Combat Uniform), when he deployed to Iraq his unit was the first to receive and wear the new pattern.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:48:15 PM

How do I post a pic?


You need to "host" the pic on a site like Tinypic.com, you can't post it right from your computer. If you use Tinypic, it is almost self explanatory. You search for your picture file, then upload the pic. The site gives you the code to use, use the one that says for posting online or on message boards. Start your post by putting in the peacode for "image" (right under the text box). Then paste that code from Tinypic between the two image identifiers that are in the peacode. For Tinypic, the one thing you have to do is take out the word "image" that is at the front and back of the code, because the identifiers are already in the peacode itself. Once the code is pasted in, submit your post and when it shows up, the picture will be there. I think Tinypic automatically resizes big files, but if not, I know there is an option to do that. I hope this is understandable!!!


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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:30:22 AM
Hoping to have a girl grandbaby someday so I can make these. I'll choose different motifs, but I love the idea.

Think...Valentine/Easter 4th of July/Beach Halloween/Thanksgiving

Reversible dresses for toddlers


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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:16:00 AM
No pictures, but I almost finished this Skirt in very dark brown. I just have to hem, line the godet, and sew a snap on the petersham ribbon waistband (my first). I hope to finish it tonight while dh is at the gym. So far I love it & think it's awesome. I was worried the godet would be tricky, but it turned out quite well, imo.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:25:41 AM
CandleAngie have you moved your blog to another location, or is there any other place I can see your work? I was a big fan of your blog

candleangie
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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:30:47 AM
My blog is kind of dead at the moment. I haven't maintained it. I'm getting ready to resurrect it at our website. I'll post the link when that happens.


The blog, finally resurrected!





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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:39:32 AM
Cool, thank you! Do you mind sharing your website?

candleangie
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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:43:37 AM


The blog, finally resurrected!





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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:46:03 AM
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