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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cuddle Quilt Winner

Have you ever seen these boxes at the fabric store?  I was fortunate enough to win one at Minnesota Contemporary Quilter's!  How lucky am I?!?

I really have to thank the person who brought this prize.  Minnesota winters can get a little chilly so when I stop to watch tv I always wrap up in a blanket.  This is so soft and cuddly and warm!  I love it!

Half done.
Rows look fairly straight.
Still needs binding but isn't it a great size!
If you need me, I'll be cleaning up fuzz for the next few days.  So worth it!
Have a creative day
Janet

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Finished! Well almost...

Just wanted to show the photos of my finished quilt.  Well almost finished, still need to bind the edges and add a label but since I started this in 2012, I'm very excited to be done.

Right now I am rearranging my sewing room.  Trying to make it more user friendly.  I have a new serger and needed a space for it.  I saw a sewing room on YouTube which inspired me to make some changes.  I've been pinning ideas on Pinterest for a week and decided to jump right in and start the charge.  Right now it looks like a sewing explosion happened in my house but once it's finished I think it will all play together nicely.
I've designated these bins for projects in process.  Need to make labels. Some are long term projects, like my Dear Jane quilt.

This quilt is the result of two classes on Craftsy.  One is free, Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson.  The second I paid for, How to quilt a Sampler taught by Leah Day.  Both were excellent classes.  I have one more sampler quilt to finish so I'm planning to quilt it next while it is fresh in my mind.


Not the best lighting for these but I think you get the idea.
Have a creative day
Janet



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Next quilt and new clothes

Beginning to make clothes again.  I used to sew a lot of clothing.  I'm having fun working on something different now and than.  This is going to be a dress for my daughter.

 
I am also working on my next quilt on the longarm.  This is from another Craftsy class.  Well, really from two classes.  The quilt itself is the Craftsy Block of the month 2012.  They added a class taught by Leah Day on how to quilt a sampler and used this quilt for her class.  She actually teaches how to quilt on a traditional sewing machine.  Very good class, I am learning a lot as always, so much to learn and so little time.  I have half of the blocks finished now.  Here are a few of my favorites.


I took a serger class today, it was fun.  This will help finish those seams for my daughter's dress.
Have a creative day
Janet



Monday, November 24, 2014

November is flying by....

I took my time stitching my son's quilt since he already knew I was making it.  Had a lot of fun just doodling on this quilt.  Here are some photos.  The blue and green batik is the back.  I still need to add the binding but that will have to wait until after Thanksgiving and my daughter's birthday.  I'll just let the pictures speak.
I did find a ready made frame for my loon picture at JoAnn Fabric.  I think it looks nice.
Have a creative day
Janet




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A week in review

Last week was very busy but I feel like I didn't accomplish much.  Halloween, birthday, election, getting ready for winter, lot's to do but little to show for it.

I did make a head piece for my dog's costume.  The ear holes were too small and made him uncomfortable.
You can see how small they were in this photo.
So I made them a little bigger.
He wore it most of the night and entertained all of our trick or treaters.
My plan was to buy two pumpkins to carve but they were such a deal!
This is what Minnesota looked like when my son was born.  Glad we had nice weather this year.  Snow is coming soon, maybe today!


I did finish binding, adding a hanging sleeve and a label to my flag.  I found my saved burgundy fabric for the binding on my OBW and before I added the new fabric, so that is almost finished too. 


This is my next piecing project.  But, today my machine is going in to be serviced.  The website says their wait time is two to three weeks.  Good thing I have my longarm too or I might go in to sewing withdrawal.

The most important thing I did this last week is vote.  Such an honor and a privilege to live in a country where I can express my opinion at the polls.

Have a Creative Day
Janet