Karefully Made

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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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Lovely Year of Finishes- March Finish

 

Hey Guys!

This month’s goal was simple:

March Goal

  1. Get caught up with my Sugar Blocks!

Well I finished!  The block for February was my first attempt at paper piecing….it was tedious and it is not  perfect.  Thank goodness I subscribe to the galloping horse method.  If you are on a horse galloping by my quilt it will LOOK perfect ;0)
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After doing these three block I cannot wait to get the pattern for April!  I am also in love with Essex Linen.  I will be back on Monday for my next set of goals and a snap shot of my finishes for the month.  Have a great Easter!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

~Kare

 

A Boy and a Plane

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A Boy and a Plane

Well Christmas is almost here and I have so much to do and to make! I finished the quilt pictured above last night. Four more christmas quilts to go. This is an inside out quilt. The binding makes it’s self! That is really really cool! I learned this method at Red Pepper Quilts….you can go there by clicking on the photo. Check it out, I am sure it will be worth it!

Have a Great One!

~Kare