I’m a Real Quilter!

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I got this Maker Valley Quilter shirt but have always felt like a bit of a fraud when I wore it. I've got a stack of quilt tops but hadn't actually finished a quilt so it felt disingenuous to call myself a quilter. But I finally did it, I finished a quilt. It's not perfect, but it's done and I love it. For Christmas my husband got me a jelly roll of Blueberry Park fabric and I made a really simple quilt top. I used Aurifil thread and did simple straight line quilting down each stripe. The stitches aren't consistent or straight, there's some fabric ... Read More

Save the UFOs – February

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Last month I posted my UFO list with the goal of finishing some projects. I was feeling really daunted because the list was so long and so many of them seemed so far from completion. But I have some good news, I managed to cross THREE things off the list this month and I'm really close to another! I've been itching to start a new English paper piecing project but despite being a member of Project Starters Anonymous, I had to put my foot down on that one. I told myself I wouldn't start a new English paper piecing project until I finished the two Ferris wheel ... Read More

WIP Finish – Another Hexie Headband

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One of my 2015 goals was to finish more projects that I have started. I started the year off strong and then tapered off. Instead of finishing existing projects I just keep starting more... Stephanie at Swoodson Says posted a link with different headband patterns she's made and it reminded me of a long, long forgot WIP. Last year I started playing around with making English paper pieced hexagons out of old t-shirts. I had this idea to make a headband, I hoped that even with joining them the hexagons would be stretchy. It didn't work quite like I envisioned but I ... Read More

WIP Finish – Quilty Stitches Sampler

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When I set the 2015 goal to finish some WIPs, I put together a list and set a loose goal to finish one project a month. These are separate from other projects I plan on starting in 2015, these are all ones I worked on and then abandoned before finishing them and have been sitting around for quite awhile. Here we are in February and I've finished my 3rd project! (You can see the other two here) This one was the Quilty Stitches sampler that I first posted about over a year ago! I had almost half of the blocks done and then I just kind of fizzled out. I found ... Read More

WIP Finish – Josephine Dolls

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I was able to check off two WIP projects off my list, these Josephine dolls I started making for the girls for Christmas and then abandoned. The pattern is a free pattern from Abby at While She Naps, and I had a ton of fun making these! Evie's favorite color is pink, so her doll has a pink dress and I just couldn't resist making it a hexagon dress. I absolutely love how it turned out. I embellished her doll with felt pom poms for the hair and buttons on the head and dress. I actually had made a bunch of wet felted balls awhile ago for garland and I happened to ... Read More

WIP Finish! – Astronaut Cross Stitch

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One of my 2015 goals is to finish some WIPs. I left it kind of open ended with no specific number, but when I went and made a list I realized just how many projects I have going on. I counted 15, but I'm sure there are a few others that I'm forgetting about. I set the loose goal of finishing one WIP a month, which I think is definitely realistic. I've already finished my first project of the year and I feel really silly that it was cast aside for so long. The last time I blogged about the Astronaut cross stitch flash card was in February of last year, so it's been ... Read More