Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you are having a day full of LOVE!

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I thought it only fitting to share a bunch of blocks I recently made for our Do Good Stitches Circle! I don’t think this whole bunch took more than a couple of hours… In hindsight, I wish I’d made more before I put my pink stash away. I would have made myself a pillow!

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Dhia is this months quilter and chose the blocks. For the large block we could choose between two different blocks, the hearts from Michael Miller’s Cupid’s Arrow quilt or the Be Good To Your Heart block from Diary of a Quilter. I choose the Michael Miller heart and used the direction on Dhia’s blog! You can download the whole quilt pattern by Tamara Kate here.

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And then we made 5 small blocks using the pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. And you can get instructions for different sizes here.

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If you are able to sew today, sew up some hearts! Have a great Valentine’s Day!

 

A Little Tooth Fairy Pillow!

Did you know I’m obsessed with cross stitching? I did it as a kid in 1985 or 1986ish. Then it went to the wayside… But I’m back to cross stitch. And I have way too many patterns to make than time to make them!

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But I was able to get the kiddo’s tooth fairy pillow down just in the nick of time. I had been saying I wanted to make him a pillow for ages. Then I saw this pattern and fell in love. So I started. Then I finished, literally, about a week before he lost his first tooth. Right before his 8th birthday. He was late to get his teeth, so late to loose them…

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Each time I do a cross stitch project, I seem to use a different method. For this one I used the soluble grid. I loved it while I was stitching! It made the stitching on linen so easy. But then as it dissolved, it made the stitching hard… Maybe I should have washed it again? I don’t know… Can you tell by the pictures? I can tell when I run my fingers over it.

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The other learning moment I had on this project was to not work your way into the middle! For the tooth, I did one wing, then the other. Then went back to do the tooth. When I got close to the other wing, I realized that I didn’t have enough space to get my rows in at the same size…Oops! Not sure how it happened actually.

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The pattern showed the design on a pocket that was sewn on the front of the pillow. The kiddo didn’t want that. So I made a little pocket on the back. In hindsight, I should have made it bigger. It fits his little teeth perfectly, but it’s a bit small for the tooth fairy to leave her cash!

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I also used glow in the dark floss for the tooth and the swirls in the background. And it glows. It didn’t glow enough to get a good picture, so you’ll just have to trust me!

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The pattern is by Emma Congdon for Cross Stitcher Magazine Volume 297 and stitched by me!

 

 

Another Quilt for my Vintage Quilt Collection

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Most of you probably know I collect vintage quilts. I have a bunch. Way to many… When we go antiquing my son tries to steer me away from vintage quilts… Silly kid. He doesn’t know I have some weird magnet that draws me to these things…. This one is my newest! I don’t know how […]

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Finish Along Quarter 1 2017 Goals!

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Ok, I just got a new machine, but have been sick and haven’t even gotten it out of the box! But this weekend…. I’m starting my list!! It’s pretty similar I know…. Ok so these top three are all done and basted… Just waiting to be quilted…. And the third one that I can’t find a […]

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More Tree Pillows!

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Looking for a pretty quick holiday project to fill your next few days? I mean who has anything to really do between now and Christmas, right? Ha! I’m so excited to have my own tree pillows! Do you remember the ones I made last year? You can see them here… I made these from the […]

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Sunset Dreamin’- April do.Good Stitches Quilt

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I’m so excited to show off this one! I’m totally in love with it! And it’s going to Quiltcon!!! This one is a bit long overdue… I designed the blocks back in April for the do.Good Stitches Nurture Circle to make. You can see the tutorial here. And honestly, I didn’t know what I was going […]

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And the Giveaway Day Winner is….

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Thanks to everyone for your interest in the It’s Just Sewing giveaway! It’s great teaming up with Monica as it gives me a perfect excuse that I HAVE to go see her! Yea! Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is…. And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll…… Comment #23! via Random.org Yea! Jeanne Baumann! You’re […]

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Giveaway Day with It’s Just Sewing

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It’s that time again!! It’s Giveaway Day AGAIN over on Sew Mama Sew. And yep!  It’s Just Sewing, who was once The West Seattle Fabric Company, is once again our lovely sponsor! Today we have another hand picked collection, by Monica, from It’s Just Sewing! Monica has closed her online shop and has moved into the focusing on […]

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Quilt Retreat!

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Ok, yes, this did happen WAY back in September! But I haven’t written about it, so now I am! I look so forward to retreat every year. Partly because I sew from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed! Minus a few breaks for meals. Otherwise, it’s all sewing! And […]

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A Werewolf Halloween 2016

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I’m back!!!! Thanks to my good friend Debbie and her family, my computer is back and all my data is saved! I know Halloween was a whole week ago, but I can’t NOT share our Halloween costume! It’s not just a werewolf. It’s just any ‘teen wolf’. image via It’s the werewolf from Goosebumps! I was […]

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