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Fresh Start & New Finishes

My Grandmom and my son.

My Grandmom and my son.

Hey Guys,

I am sure you have been wondering where I have been…well I have actually been to Philadelphia.  I went to see my Grandmother who was recently in the hospital and today I heard news that she stood up and took two steps.   This means she is well on the road to recovery.  I am relieved now that I am once again at home with my sewing machine…I mean husband ;0).   I have so much to share with you guys!  I finally finished the Cloud Song!

Front of Cloud Song

Front of Cloud Song:  This quilt was much harder than I though but overall it was really fun to put together.  Quilting it was really hard to do …it was hard deciding what to do.  I ended up making diagonal lines 6 inches apart and I think I pretty happy with it. 

Back of Cloud Song

Back of Cloud Song:  The back I did some appliqué.  I used a blanket stitch to finish it off.  I think the blanket stitch is my new favorite.  

That is not all!   Even though I was unable to post for my lovely year of finishes, I did finish my quilt top for Bentley.  Here are the pictures:

I really love all the colors!

I really love all the colors!  I can’t explain why it too me so long to finish but I finally get to join the Scrappy Trip Around the world club.  :0) 

Last but not least, I have one more quilt to show.  As soon as I found out my Grandmom was is the hospital,  I started making a quilt for her recovery.  That is how much I believed she was going to be okay.   A friend helped me finish it a day before I left to go to Philadelphia and I carried this quilt with me on the train, then later to the hospital.  Here are the pictures:

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Here is the quilt folded.  I used the pattern called the St. Louis 16 Patch.  This pattern comes together really fast..I mean we finished the quilt in one day!  The quilt measured finished 60 by 60 inches.  

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Here the quilt is folded to show the back of the quilt.  The fabric is from the collection Madrona Road by Violet Craft.  You can buy it at the Fat Quarter Shop.  

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Here is the quilt opened up.  I really love the colors! My Mom said it reminded her of candy because my Grandmom really loves every type of candy.  

Well that is all for now, I am sure that is enough!  LOL  I hope you are having a great day ;0)

Until, Next Time Sew Pretty!

~Kare


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The Original Sewing Expo

Hey Guys!

Saturday, I went with some sewing buddies and went to the Original Sewing Expo.  This is the first time I ever went to something like the expo and I really did not know what to expect.  It was really amazing! There was sewing machines….Vikings, Babylocks, Free Motion Machines..I tried them all.  I think my next machine will be a Babylock.   I really like the Babylock Tempo.  What do you guys think?  I sat in for a few lectures, tried out a bunch of notions and purchased  the bias tape ruler and a new seam ripper.  I saw a demo on the Go Baby!  I think I will have to save for that one.  I did not win anything but all in all it was a great day.  Oh, I forgot, I got some fabric!  Here’s today’s eye candy:

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This fabric is called Vintage Valentine by Kokka, which was purchased at Some Art Fabric.  

http://shop.someartfabric.com/product.sc;jsessionid=D7EB40E98A9B6EF2817E5177E0B74BE1.qscstrfrnt01?productId=6739&categoryId=-1

This is called Transistor Radios from the collection Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller.  I plan on making the Happy Husband and I iPad covers. If you guys saw a tutorial for it please let me know! Also, in this picture is my new seam ripper!  I will let you know how it works out for me.  

Alexander Henry Bistro

This fabric caught my heart!  I saw it at the beginning and went back right before I left.  It is called “Bistro” by Alexander Henry.  This is not the first Alexander Henry I got…I think he is my new favorite! 

Well, that is all for now, until next time…Sew Pretty!

~Kare


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Quilt Shop a Day & More

Hey Guys!

Hope you are still getting things done!  As my Happy Husband says, slow and steady wins the race.  Today I went over to Intown Quilters to (one) get my submission for Quilt Shop a Day and (two) to pick my fabric for The Sewing Loft’s Quick as a Fox Sew-A-Long.  You can go check out the flicker group here.

ImageIf you are not doing this Sew Along, you should.  It is a short one and is meant for new quilters such as myself!  You only make nine block…think about it and give it a try.  Here are the fabrics I picked for this quilt.  I really think they are pretty!

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Here are my pictures of my quilt shop, Intown Quilters.  I spend too much time and as my husband says…too much money here!  It takes time to get the right fabric right?  Right!  If you live in the Atlanta area, this is where I would suggest to your shopping!  They are so sweet and always helpful.  Any who, here I am!

 

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I am going to head on over to Quilt Shop A Day to submit my picture…I hope if you have the time you will support your local fabric shop.  Until tomorrow….Sew Pretty!

~Kare