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I provided fabric squares (I cut these 8½" this time for a 8" finished square) and pens (I like using Micron Fabric Pens) at the party and let the guests work their magic. I am always amazed with the variety of ideas people express on their square....everything from a simple "Congratulations" to elaborate poems and drawings.
At the end of the evening I collected the squares, took them back to my studio and worked my magic!!
My husband and I are thrilled that we are grandparents and have celebrated the birth of our third grandchild. This new little baby boy bundle of joy, of course, needs to have quilts!!! Since he was receiving his first quilts, I decided to make a new quilt for his big sister too.
A dear friend and I have been getting together for a sewing day here and there during my summer break. I have been on a Tumbler kick and thought this project was perfect for the Fourth of July. Admittedly, we should have started a little sooner! They will, however, make a nice display for Labor Day and next year's patriotic celebrations.
Such a cute wall-hanging! It is made using four inch tumblers. You need to cut nine blue tumblers, twenty-six red tumblers and twenty-one white tumblers ( I used white-on-white prints). I added a four inch border on all sides and used the border fabric for the backing as well.
It seems like it took forever for summer to get here this year. Our school year didn't end until June 12 due to all of the snow days we used during our cold, snowy winter. I used the beginning of last week to finish packing my classroom and completing the required end-of-the-year paperwork and report cards.
We have had a terrible amount of rain so I have not been able to do the yard work I had hoped to accomplish by now but I've been able to start some of the indoor projects.
Cutting leads to sewing and before I knew it I had created a little doll quilt for my granddaughter. She will be two years old in May and is loving her baby dolls and stuffed animals.
I added a narrow white border and used a lavender and white backing. Even though this is a very small project, I quilted it on my longarm machine in a Wandering Loops design.
This special little quilt will be well loved and well used.....for now, to wrap up a stuffed animal puppy!
Spring and Easter have always meant new hope, new beginnings and new life to me. This year they have an even deeper meaning of all of those things to me and I have great cause for celebrating life.
Shortly after the last time I shared with you, my husband slipped and fell on the horrible ice that was everywhere around us during our winter in the Midwest. The paramedics reacted quickly and brought him to the nearest hospital. After a few days, and not thorough care, he was released and we came home. He continued to get worse and had some complications. Next came a trip to Urgent Care and after more complications, a stay in another hospital where they found that he had broken his back and had a serious head injury and bleeding, all from the fall.
Happy New Year! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
I have had a very busy fall. This school year has been hectic to say the least. I've had to have some car repairs done and I finally had to retire the sewing machine I used daily. I can't complain as it gave me good service for 40 years! I moved a different machine to the "workhorse" position and bought a new machine with up-to-date embroidery features. The new machine connects to a computer but I have been having alot of trouble with my old computer and had to give in and buy a new computer! I see where they got the saying "When it rains it pours"!
This summer has been especially busy. We have been able to spend time with family, were invited to a couple of wedding showers and weddings, attended a few baby showers, completed a huge summer project for school and lots of wonderful quilting fun.
The start of school is just around the corner. I still have some unfinished items on my Summer To Do List and now I have added a new project!
One of my friends at work asked if I would make a quilt for her. She gave me only two details: she wanted the color to be peach and the size to be king! The rest was up to me.
My daughter and grandson have moved into their new home. They moved to be closer to my daughter's new job. It is always exciting to start a new chapter in your life. It can also be alot of work and a little scary.
On a recent fabric shopping trip, I found some wonderful robot fabric and purchased it to create a new quilt for my grandson's new bedroom. I think having a new quilt to snuggle under helps you feel more comfortable while getting used to a new place.
While my grandson was here for a visit, he helped me quilt this new quilt. I love making memories with my grandchildren and this is certainly a good one!