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Splurging

Yesterday I ordered some fleece panels from Fabric.com for a Christmas gift that I’ll be working on and ended up splurging on a few Michael Miller fabric panels for myself. I will make a confession – I’m kind of obsessed with fairies. I don’t know why. Tinker Bell is my favorite Disney character. I love anything to do with fairies. Maybe that is why I am also obsessed with the corgi since the story goes that they were fairy steeds? So I ordered two panels from the Michael Miller Flower Fairy collection – the large Cornflower Periwinkle panel and the panel with 12 fairies in blocks and the mini blocks.  I have no design plan in...
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Quiltcast Block Swap 2010

I swap with Swap-bot! Join the swap by signing up for Swap Bot and going to our swap page. Password is required for this swap since we wanna keep it to Big Tent/Quiltcast members. Swap Link: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/73949The swap password is: quiltcast2010 Last Day to Sign Up: October 31, 2010 Deadline that all blocks must be sent: January 8, 2011 You will be making four blocks of the selected pattern to send to your swap partner. Difficulty level: Beginner This is a stash busting block so try to not purchase new fabric to make them – use what you already have in your stash and be creative.
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Pinwheel quilt ready for binding

I think it is going to look fantastic.
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Quilty Weekend

Saturday started with taking my corgi to a local dog boutique where we won a Facebook contest. I picked up a few things for my puppy that will be coming home in a few weeks, got our picture taken and headed home. Later that afternoon I dug out my template book and realized I didn’t have any marking chalk for the templates. So I convinced the hubby to venture with me to JoAnn’s where I had a coupon to get it. I mentioned that I wanted to pick up a couple more spools of thread while they had the 50% off sale going on, then he suggested that I get some of the other colors too...
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Corner border pattern

I like the paisley style of the pattern. I should have chosen a darker thread but it’s ok, it’s subtle.
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Future Sewing Machine Cover?

This pieced section came with the box of scraps I won off of eBay. I have a variety of options I could use it for but I think I'm gonna add a border, quilt it and add ties on the sides for a sewing machine cover for my Singer 201. The pattern looks nice. I don't want it to just sit in my closet.
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50 square in a square blocks later

Trimming them took a while. They look good though.
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Divine New Ruler

I love my Square in a Square ruler!  Last night I spent most of my time ironing all the little scrap blocks I’d sewn two strips onto.  After that I started sewing strips to the other side.  Before I called it a night I decided to sew the final strip onto it and iron it so I could cut it.  My new ruler worked like a charm and made trimming the block super easy.   I snapped a quick picture with my cell phone before heading to bed. I must have at least 40+ blocks if not more.  I have lots more scraps to use up too.  Once I get this initial batch done I’ll stick them...
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Charity Quilting

Listening to an episode of the Off Kilter Quilt I heard about the Downey Quilts for Kids program. Kit comes with pattern and fabric If you request a kit from them they will send you the fabric for the quilt top and the backing free of charge. You supply the batting and if you wish to bind it using traditional binding methods, the binding as well. Then you send it back! They expect each kit to be sent back within 4-6 weeks of receiving it so don’t order one and let it sit on your shelf if you don’t have time right now. I’m going to do one after I get my Christmas gifts squared away....
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