Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fabric Polaroid Swap

After the Blog Hop,  I joined several events - the first is the Fabric Polaroid Swap hosted by Kris at Duke Says Sew What.  This is my first event where I actually send my work to another person.  Can I tell you how nervous I am?  I measured at least three times for each cut, pinned, and sewed slowly, hoping to show my best work.  Three sides were only 1" - I checked and double checked the needle placement multiple times, and measured seams after they were sewn.

Fabric Polaroids
The instructions were to make no more than two of the same fabric.  I chose as many fabrics as I thought would look good as "snapshots" and only duplicated 3.   Well, truth be told, I made myself a complete set to mingle with the the ones I will receive.



I am sending them off in the mail tomorrow - Phew!   I'll be looking forward to receiving the "polaroids" from the other swappers.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Errand Equals Fabric

A few minutes to run an errand and this is what I do with my time - SHOP!

Of course I have no plans in mind, I just couldn't resist.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Halfway Completed

I am pleased to share that I finally finished this quilt top made with almost 1300 HSTs.  Just in time as I am back to work this week which really limits my quilting time.  I was in such a rush to show you, I didn't even take the time to press the border seams.  The first photo is most true to the colors - still working on my photography skills!  The border fabric on the left and front edges is much richer than the photo shows.  I'll take better photos when it's completely finished.
patriotic, red, white and blue, HSTs,

This quilt is for the parents of a friend of mine.  It's a surprise gift.  The family members are making signature blocks for me to incorporate into the back.  I'm hoping to get them by the end of the week to work on the back.

Here are some close-up shots:

And here is the picture that inspired me:

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Patriotic Blocks Completed

HSTs are definitely a favorite of mine - yet - they make for a slow moving project with so many pieces and seams to iron!  If you read my earlier post, you know that ironing is my least favorite part of quilting.

Here are the two blocks - 18 each - they need a quick trim and then I'll be ready to piece the top.  Once that's done it will be a breeze to add the borders.  

Looking forward to showing you the finished top very soon,

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