A New Mini Quilt!

OK, so the story behind this one is one of those ‘No Way! Everything is just falling into place!’ kinda story!

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First a little background…. Way back when I first started sewing things to sell, I sold pillows, purses and my ghostie dolls. Then I added little baby blankets. Everything except the ghostie dolls were embellished with freehand machine stitching of my own designs. In hind sight the baby blankets were technically my first ‘quilting’ projects! I ‘drew’ bunnies and giraffes and funny little birds on them.

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Note the horrible photography! No wonder they never sold on etsy! Wow! They were cute, but bad pictures!

OK, quick look away at the next picture!

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And back to my story…. I was recently contacted by a lady who bought a couple of the blankets for friends and is now due (any day now) to have her own baby and they wanted one of my blankets! How flattering is that??? I loved it! But I did ask her if she would mind if I did something a little different than just the two blocks of fabric and she was on board! Her only requests were the particular dotty fabric (which I had JUST enough left over from back in the day when I was using it on other baby blankets), a light blue and giraffes!

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So I designed a few options and decided to go with this one, which happens to be a Square in a Square in a Square… Which also happens to be the first quilting challenge in this season of Project Quilting! I was debating doing Project Quilting this year. Last year I had a great time with my Row Row Row Your Boat quilt and the Where I’m From Quilt and all the others…. But this year I think I want to try my hand at playing along with Project Run and Play… But of course I was leaving my options open for both… Then when I read what the first Project Quilting challenge was, I literally almost jumped up and down!

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See everything keeps falling together PERFECTLY!

So I’m calling this one 1 Square, 2 Square, Dot Square, Blue Square!

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I actually love how the back turned out. Just fleece. But I love the simplicity of the blue fleece and the blue squares!

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So what about you? Working on any new projects yet this year? Participating in Project Quilting or Project Run and Play?? Let me know!

 

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Featured in Modern In Denver

I’m baaaaaaaacckkkk!! I’ve had a wonderful holiday! And a wonderful holiday away from the computer! Yep! But at the same time, I’ve missed blogging and am excited for a new year and more fun things! Like….

Having my photography featured in Modern In Denver’s Winter Issue!

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They wrote a great piece on Modern quilting and Gee’s Bend. For the article on Gee’s Bend they used my trip photos of the The Gee’s Bend Quilt Mural Trail.

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The magazine is pretty cool. I actulaly found some images in the magazine that are inspiring some quilt design ideas….

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s 2013???? Man! I can’t! Where does the time go??? AHHH!

I wasn’t going to post a ‘Best Of’ post, but I’ve been working on my blog a little bit and looking back over the past year and thought, ‘I’m looking at every single post, so why not??’ It’s been great looking back at how much I made this year and how fun so many of the projects were! Here are some of my favorites. These are purely my favorites, not posts that got the most views or anything like that! Just my favorites!

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January

I’m still in love with my Row Row Row Your Boat quilt!

February

A cute little Valentine’s Day card

March

Another quilt for the Project Quilting Series. I loved making the postage stamp quilt based on where I live!

April

A Bear and his best friend Pear. Totally made up by my son! I love being able to bring his stories to life!

May

What an amazing trip to Gee’s Bend!

June

This was my first sewing machine cover. I’ve made a couple more since then, but love making them and love hearing that others are making them too!

July

My favorite shirt that I’ve made for my son!

August

Another doll. Drawn by a kiddo made by me!

September

This memory game was something I’d been wanting to make for years! So glad I finally did!

October

I think this sweatshirt I remade for my son is a super close second behind the 4th of July shirt!

November

The teeny tiny magnets were totally addicting!

December

Glitter glitter glitter! it just makes me smile!

2012 was a FANTASTIC year for me! Creatively, family and for my blog, too!  I hope it was for you too. My one hope for my blog is that it inspires someone to make something.

And here’s to another creative year!

Cheers!

Welcome 2013!