Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

This is the story of Charmaine and the 3 bags.

I needed a bag to tote around my crochet projects. So I ordered this one

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                          but it was too big!

So I found this bag

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                            but it was too small!

So I made this bag with the help of this tutorial by Jeni

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                           and it was just right!  

Here’s a close up of the organic quilting I did on the small quilt from the Spirographix fabric. I used purple thread.

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And another peek at the Fandango quilt.

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I’m linking up with the Quiltsy blog for WIP Wednesday today.    

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

       Check it out!!  OLD DOG LEARNS NEW TRICK!!!!!!!

I had forgotten how many points there are when making a quilt with half square triangles. So while working on the Katie quilt I decided to try something different. Instead of using the iron to press after each seem I just finger pressed where the seems were joined.

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It worked perfectly! I wish I could show you a picture of Katie finished but that is proving to be difficult. I needed yardage of one of the prints for the border. I thought I’d found it twice but I guess the inventories were incorrect. I did finally settle for a different print which I hope to have any day now. Fingers crossed!

I liked the finger pressing results so much I used it again yesterday on this quilt made with Fandango. This time I already have the border fabric.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Trying to Jumpstart My Mojo!

I don’t know what it is with me lately. I’m having so much trouble getting started. I start out everyday with good intentions, but at the end of the day I have nothing to show for it. Today I quilted this table topper from last week. That’s it, that’s all for the whole day!

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This is the one whole thing I finished last week!

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It’s a shawl I crocheted for myself. Now I just need to block it. I know you can’t tell from the picture but it’s really lightweight and soft!

I’m off to my bedroom now with the stack of quilting magazines I’ve been ignoring for the past few weeks. I’m hoping to get my mojo working!

What do you do to get your mojo working?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

Today I hope to get a few things quilted. I’d like to finish this

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and this small quilt I pieced last week.

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Lots of things are going on in the garden, take a look!

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I’m linking up with Quiltsy for WIP Wednesday. Go see what others are working on.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Today’s “thank goodness it’s finished” is KATIE! Finally off the design wall and pieced except for borders. I decided to search the net for yardage of this Jennifer Young line instead of pulling something from my stash.

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I haven’t shared many pictures from the garden this year. So here are a few. The last flower comes complete with bugs!

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