April 2013 Completed Projects

I had an extremely productive month. Click on the links below to read more details about the projects. Baby Burp Cloths Giant Granny Square crochet baby blanket A-Z Baby quilt TMNT Donatello Mask TMNT Shell Backpack Custom Native Hand Drum Bag UFO #5 piece top Christmas table runner Crochet Tacky Christmas Sweater Baby Quilt #2 I also made it a priority to (finally) watch the Craftsy Serging Course I purchased a few months ago. I am so glad I did – now I’m inspired to tackle spring/summer clothes for the kids and I!

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UFO #5 Complete

I finished piecing another Christmas table runner top as part of the 13 in 2013 UFO Challenge. This makes my fifth UFO for the year and third Christmas table runner.

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UFO #2 ~ Quilted Messenger Bag REVISED

 Original: Back Original: Front So I ripped it apart and cut the bottom of the front and back panels to a more rounded shape. I much prefer the drum in this bag. Definitely worth the time it took to revise it. Revised: Front Revised: Back

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Baby Burp Blankets Finish

I’ve been on a roll with making gifts for all the new babies I have been blessed to get to know. In addition to the flannel self-binding baby blankets I made I decided to try my hand at matching burp cloths with the leftover fabric. There were several tutorials online but this one I liked the best as the sewing it into thirds makes it easier to fold. I loved this tutorial from Made. Front/Back/Front Views

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March 2013 Completed Projects

March was a very productive month. I was able to mend a few items (snow pants and pajamas) as well as complete several projects and prepare fabric for future ones. First, our daughter’s 7th birthday and party was March 17th. The invitations had an ice cream cone made of yarn look and she was very taken by the theme. So, I crocheted 12 ice cream purses for her crochet-themed birthday party.   We are welcoming several babies. I found this great tutorial from Missouri Quilt Company on how to make baby blankets. I made two of these and I love

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Sew Busy Making Stuff

I’ve been quiet lately but so busy in my sewing room. I have been churning out the projects. I’m so excited to be getting through the “to dos”. I will share photos soon. If you want to see what I’ve been up to, visit my Craft page for the updates.

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Blazing Star Quilt Block ~ Video Tutorial

I have been working to create a drum bag that will hold a native hand drum. My first attempt (here) was all right but I wanted to get the fit better and round it out plus add more padding and a stiffer fabric so it wouldn’t flop. First, though, I needed to do a decorative block. I decided on the Blazing Star for a quilt block. I searched and searched for a photo or video tutorial as the instructions from McCalls Quilting I found were good but a little too vague for this beginner. I wanted to see if I was

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UFO #2 of 13 ~ Quilted Messenger Bag

I did it! I finished my second UFO for the 13 in 2013 UFO Challenge I am participating in. Presenting this beautiful messenger bag. It is also a drum bag to hold a native hand drum. This is the back of the bag. If you look closely you can see a circle in the bottom center part of the bag. This is an eagle that I close-up on and describe more about below. This is the front. I like how the thread of the diagonal lines I quilted have it blend in and not take away from the flow of

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UFO #1 of 13 ~ The Christmas Beast is Complete!!!

Today I *finally* finished the “Christmas Beast”. I purchased the fabric for it in August 2011 and started it shortly after that. I thought it would be fun to see the process of making this quilt through my blog posts. Here, from the beginning, you can read all about the creation of this wonderful, amazing quilt. Finished, New and Ongoing Project Updates ~ September 4, 2011Friday Night Sew-In (Follow Up) ~ November 20, 2011 The Christmas Beast ~ December 20, 2011 The Christmas Beast Revisited ~ November 8, 2012So Close… ~ December 31, 2012 Christmas Beast Progress and Quilt Frame

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2013 Colour of the Year

Did you know that years have colors? Emerald green has been named the 2013 color of the year. Here are two beautiful quilts that are inspiring me to make one!! “Celtic Jewel” by Happy Stash QuiltsYou can buy the pattern here. Mariners Quilt I don’t know about you but I’m inspired to try my hand at an emerald green quilt this year! What projects will you make this year that pay homage to this colour?

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