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Hand Woven Bali Basket Finish

I’ve had this pattern for a month or two now and it ended up being the one quilty/sewy thing I did on my holiday break. You don’t have to use your sewing machine at all to make these and there is only a teeny bit of handsewing involved in the beginning and end of the basket. The rest is just weaving ends together and wrapping around the piping to create the basket. It was very simple to get the hang of and the pattern offered both written and photo instructions. Hand Woven Bali Basket Pattern The pattern is intended to be used with jelly roll strips so I tried it with a 1930′s solid jelly roll...
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Finish – Wedding Guest Memory Quilt

I guess this counts as my oldest UFO finish ever! One of my good corgi-owner friends got married almost three years ago and I offered to make her a quilt from fabrics her guests signed. I got the signed scraps of fabric back probably two years ago and its sat in a drawer since then waiting to be put together. Originally I was just going to do square-in-a-square but after seeing some of the guests wrote straight to the edge I realized I had to applique them all so she didn’t lose any messages. Her wedding was fall themed so this was my attempt to make it look like a tree had notes hanging from it...
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Machine Embroidered Bibs

So that thing that husbands do sometimes happened this past weekend to me. “Hey hon, we got invited to a baby shower next Saturday. Are you free?” Well… yes but now I gotta scramble and make a gift. I don’t like showing up with the same store-bought crap everyone else has, I might as well give them a gift card (sometimes we do both). Back to my old standby – the machine embroidered bib! I like these for baby gifts because they don’t grow out of them super fast, they’re extremely useful and everyone needs them. Here is the free bib template that I use. I will also link where I got all the embroidery designs...
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The MEGA Finishes Post – Class Samples Done!

I’m pretty sure this is some kind of world record. I work best under deadlines and this is proof. Three quilts finished this week! I’ll start with the big one. The Summer House Lone Star quilt turned out fantastic. I bound it using the lime green coordinating solid. It’s hand bound to the back. Still no label since I don’t have a proper name for it. Measures 66 x 66 finished. I’m really looking forward to teaching the class and seeing what fabrics all my students pick!  My lone star is now off my quilty bucket list. On to something new!   I redid my beginner melt and blend sampler with proper borders. I think this...
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Finished – Corgi Fairytale Quilt

Update: Pattern now available for purchase and instant download! After lamenting on my last podcast about not feeling like I knew where I fit in quilting this quilt came to be. I designed it on Monday afternoon (July 8th) on a post-it note, came home that night and got to work.  My local modern quilt guild had a negative space challenge and originally I hadn’t intended on entering anything. Then this design popped into my head. I had to do it. Cut the applique pieces on Monday and basted the quilt sandwich, Tuesday night I started the quilting and zig-zag around all the applique edges, Wednesday was more quilting, Thursday was labeling and binding and tonight...
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Birthday Gifts!

My birthday isn’t till the end of the month but they’re already showing up in the mail! It’s so much fun to get quilty packages. Had to share these with you! First one is from Mary Jo and Matthew of The Quilt Bear! They were so sweet to send me a gift. I love it so much! I really do think I squealed when I opened it. It’s so perfect! Owls, Aurifil thread, Moda Petit Fours and a great little storage box for fat quarters. I’m a sucker for storage boxes and this one will be perfect for sew days! Thanks so much Mary Jo you are so thoughtful. My mom and dad bought me some...
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A Little Iron Caddy

I’ve been wanting to make a little iron caddy for a while so that when I go to a sew day or a class I can pack up my hot iron and go without having to wait on it to cool. This is a great pattern and I really enjoyed making this cute caddy! The pattern comes with enough heat resistant liner to make one caddy. It’s not difficult to do and I learned how to bind odd angles which was fun.  I used some of my fabric I bought on my Panama City trip that I took with my Mom last year. Sisters Common Thread – Caddy Pad Pattern It would be a great gift...
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Pixel Lattice On Point – Finished!

I haven’t been so excited to show one of my finishes in a long time. I adore how this small quilt turned out especially because it’s my own pattern!  This quilt was made from my Pixel Lattice paper pieced design pack. I made the decision to trim and hang it on point because I thought it would be more interesting visually and I think I was spot on. It looks lovely hanging in my new cutting area (old dining room).  The quilt measures 25″ x 25″. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:   I quilted this using a few different techniques.  The entire quilt was done with Aurifil thread.  The first technique was to enhance...
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Quilt Finish! Nostalgia is done…

I can finally post this since my mom received her package today! I finished quilting Nostalgia last week and put the binding/label on her on Sunday. The quilting wasn’t very fancy but the fabric has kind of an old timey feel so I think it fits. The quilt always sort of felt like it was meant for her. It has way too much white fabric to go in my house! I think the hardest part of this pattern was squaring up the blocks. I did enjoy doing the strip piecing though. It was nice to get a few honeybuns out of my stash! I used the Summer in the Park for Honeybuns pattern (free) by Missouri...
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