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Quilts of Valor is one of my charities that I like to support as much as time allows me.
Kaye Allen sent me her quilt top with the backing to get quilted by me about a month ago.
Looking at the quilt and the empty white spaces, I found that I had no choice but to pull out all the stops and custom quilt this beautiful top. So with my APQS Millie longarm quilting machine on my 14ft quilting table, I went to design and work…
Kaye will be showing it in the upcoming County Fair in Roseville CA and I am really proud to be apart of this. Kaye and her group of quilters (Freedom Troopers) made this quilt to award to a member of our USA Troops.
Thank you to Kaye Allen and her quilting crew Freedom Troopers and THANK YOU to all our troops!!!
Never forget, never forgotten!!!
Let’s look at the pictures I took before shipping this quilt back to Kaye so she can sew the binding on it and get it ready to be awarded –>
This week I have been playing around with new quilt designs and I tested out a star pattern:
I forgot to iron it before I took the pic but it’s perfect 🙂
Worked for a little bit to put borders on the vintage flower quilt top which was ordered by one of my customers as a gift for a family member:
Still have to miter the borders, iron and find a backing fabric for this adorable quilt 🙂
I love the pretty fabrics used in this throw size quilt.
I have been asked many many times to share my knowledge about knitting/crochet/felting/dyeing fibers etc.
So here is my question to you:
Let me know what you like me to explain/clarify/simplify related to the above mentioned arts and crafts, by either sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment below.
There are no secrets for me to hide. I will explain it to you or refer u to other online content or whatever it might take.
Even if you have a question about a project you are working on, send me the pattern/pics etc and I’m pretty sure I can help you out from here 🙂
I will work through all your questions one blog post at a time, promise!
So go ahead and ask!!! I’m waiting….
First of all, I like to say to everyone and your loved ones:
So we have that out of the way 🙂 let’s get back to creating beauty again…
Besides that I love fiberart, I also love sewing. Not so much clothing but quilts/wall hangings etc., smaller projects so I don’t get bored that fast 🙂
Today I went to Joanns since I have this poppies wallhanging quilt in my possession forever and the Christmas coupons from Joanns made it possible to buy the materials.
It was published a while ago in Sewing Savvy 2008 (discontinued) but if you are interested, thanks to the internet, you can still buy the pattern here for $3.29 free shipping PDF file.
So with the batting I already had in my stash, these are all the materials you need besides some embroidery floss (yellow) and your sewing tools.
- Top green is for the backing
- Dark green is for the outer border and binding
- Yellow is for the inner border
- Off white with a little gold in it is for the background behind the flowers
- And the two packages of yellow/red and light to dark green are for the leaves and poppies.
So this is what I am going to be busy with over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Most likely I will not finish it in 2 days but that’s ok 🙂
Again, Merry Christmas everyone!!! Be safe!!! xoxo
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For those who follow me on Facebook already know that I almost finished my crochet (granny square) CA King size bed cover.
Just a few more rounds to complete it, so it nicely covers the sides of the bed.
It is a huge project that at a certain stage you can only work on the bed or in a big chair.
Constantly turning it around to be able to keep working on it,
but after finishing 4 previous bed covers (same style, different color combo’s) I knew what I was in for…
Blanket is made in Caron One Pound.
Last steps are the finishing rounds, reverse single crochet edge and working in the ends, it will soon be used on our own CA King bed.
Video for single crochet edge:
Puppy Snuggles loves it too 🙂
He has a fetish for blankets since he was 2.5 months young LOL
Almost done… 🙂
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I finally made some time in the day to get my nails done (last nail tech flaked on me).
Taking care of myself:
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Tonight I found my little stash of fabrics so I can start thinking about combo’s, patterns and work on the photo tutorial.
I even found a 2 yard Christmas panel that I still can use to make a Christmas quilt/wall hanging!!!
But that has to wait a little bit since the mug rug tutorial has to be done first.
Here is a picture of the few fabrics I have left, let me know if you see any combo’s…
I don’t know where I got the Betty Boop Bingo fabric from…????
Did I tell you that mug rugs are perfect fabric stash busters??
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BTW did you notice that I have 2 blogs so that it is easier for people to follow:
Blog on WordPress: www.beautifulyeah.wordpress.com
You choose!!! Same posts on each blog so don’t worry about missing out 🙂
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So this was pretty much my day today…besides the regular errands/wife duties 🙂
See you soon again and thank you for visiting.
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I have been contacted to hold a sew along here on my blog.
And since I have been looking around to start sewing again without starting on a whole big quilt…
I just want a small project but easy and useful I came up with this.
The idea is to do a sew along with MUG RUGS.
What is a mug rug?
As it says, it’s a “rug” for your mug…like a blown-up coaster.
You can do all kinds of things with sewing/quilting techniques to your mug rug to fancy it up!
Well, it requires probably me writing a tutorial soon to show you how easy it is. Yes, pictures included but I have to go dig up my fabrics and see if I have to go “shop” to be able to make some.
I don’t wanna get in trouble with ownership of certain pictures so you Google “mug rug”
or just click here for examples.
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Next thing on my list:
the daylight pic of the Christmas lights CAL
I think it looks great!!! 🙂
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I had so much spinning around in my head to share but I am probably too tired cos I can’t think of it now… 🙂
Well if I do I will write another post again soon, sorry
But do let me know if you want me to post about the mug rug tutorial!!!
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This is the view from my window where I write on my computer the blog posts almost every day. It’s in the guest bedroom where all my fiber is stashed in boxes too. Little cramped since I still have to organize it from the move. I know it’s been a month but still I like to “live” too and enjoy my life here 🙂
The beach is only 3 blocks to the left and about a 5-10min walk. We have a doggy beach here too and our puppy Snuggles loves to race next to the boardwalk in the sand to the puppy beach.
Here is the little sand monster (Dr. Snuggles) in his doggy sweater (it’s only 55F degrees today), watching the birds at the beach
See in the sand NOT on the boardwalk cos you don’t get dirty (sandy) on there…LOL
Here we are on the way back from the doggy beach…
the pace is much slower cos he’s getting really tired…little “strikes” every so now and then or as we call it “flat tires” 🙂
The locals are playing beach Volleyball so the puppy had to watch for a few minutes 🙂
Another beautiful view on our daily beach walk…
Here is a picture of the few homemade blueberry muffins left of this morning…wow they go FAST!! I don’t think they will last till tomorrow…hahaha
And a little puppy fight with my mummy on the guest bed…puppy life is soooo COOL!!
This picture I took last night after he walked his last round in the rain. Asked to be put on the bed and dug himself a cozy warm spot under his blanky, while I was reading my book (Nora Roberts – The Search)…
So this was a little story about my day, now I have to get cozy and work on our CAL (Christmas Lights string)
I have so far 10 light bulbs ready and I want to do a few more before I start on the connectors and the “cable”
They look so pretty…what do you think we should do at our next KAL/CAL for January?
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