Thursday, May 27, 2010

End of May

The month of May is almost over and I am sad to see it go. School is winding down, the weather is beautiful and not hot yet, flowers are in bloom, and the summer months stretch out ahead. My second child was born in May and I have such happy memories of that time in my life. Now we are on the verge of Memorial Day Weekend - I will put out my flag tomorrow.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby Quilt in Progress; Bernina Uncooperative

Alas! Last week, as I was stitching away on this baby quilt, my Bernina made a wheezing sound and the handwheel froze. I tinkered with it a bit then called my local quilt shop, hoping to bring my machine in for repair that day. Instead I was told they couldn't take it until the week of May 31st! So it's all hand-sewing for me for the time being.
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Patchwork Bag

I made a bag! The pattern comes from an out-of-print book that I borrowed from a friend, featuring designs by Kaffe Fassett and others. It may have been his first foray into quilting? It's an easy pattern, just front, back, two side gussets, a bottom gusset and the strap, plus the same for the lining. I quilted each section using Big Stitch. The fabric was a packet of fat quarters given to me by my daughter. One can never have too many bags, right?
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strawberry Fields Top

I finished my Strawberry Fields doll quilt top yesterday (see Humble Quilts.) The zizag, or streak of lightning setting was only a little bit challenging and I like the way it turned out. It's the first time I've used this setting - it's very old fashioned looking, I think. Now to find a backing and start quilting!
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Strawberry Fields Quilt-A-Long

This is the latest quiltalong brought to you by Lori of Humble Quilts. Lori used some antique fabrics mixed in with reproductions and so did I. You can see that the next step is going to be a zigzag setting. Can't wait!
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