Two completed quilts and more

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 35″ X 35″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2017
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting.
Notes: Gift for new baby

 

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 30 1/2″ X 38 1/2″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2017
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting.
Notes: Gift for new baby

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A striped fabric for the next quilt class at church.

 

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This looks more complicated than it is. If any one wants to make this, here’s what to do:

Get about 1 1/2 yds of a stripe. This will get you a table runner. Keep the fabric folded as it comes off the bolt. Make sure stripes that are alike line up the whole cut of the fabric.  Cut ten and a half inch strips. From the strips, cut ten and a half inch squares. Cut the squares into Quarter Triangle Squares. Separate the triangles into two piles: one with horizontal stripes and one with vertical stripes. Form new squares with four horizontal triangles and new squares with four vertical squares. Arrange as seen above.

I had made two mistakes. On the first cut of fabric, I didn’t line up like stripes before cutting.  The stripes in some blocks don’t match up. Went back to the quilt shop and bought more fabric. As you can see, the stripes in some of the blocks match up nicely. I had an easier time lining up like stripes by folding the fabric the other way -cut ends together. It’s a little wonky in places, but I like it. The stripes are pretty busy, so the blocks that are off may not be noticed. It’s going to stay in my sewing room anyway. I’m thinking of putting a border on.

 

 

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Pillowcases for my sister’s birthday.

 

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Made this key fob designed by Lazy Girl Designs. You can wear it on your wrist to carry the house key when you go for a walk.

 

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For one of my birthdays, my sister made these quilted trivets for me. She gave me whatever fabric she had left and I made tea cozies.

 

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I’m going through these books again to learn about color and composition. I’d like to work the lessons in the top and bottom books.

 

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Something New

I’m taking a short break from the baby rattles. This is where I’ve left off: I’ve quilted the foxes and drew in some leaves with a water soluble pen.  So now I’m thinking of stitch-in-the-ditch on the rattles. Probably should have SID first, but when I started the foxes, I had in mind a kind of overall design-which I can still do.

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Another avid quilter and I are going to offer a beginners’ quilt class at church. Each of us is making a quilt or two of the same pattern for inspiration. I’m using fabrics I’ve had in my stash FOREVER. One is little boy sailors and the other is little girls having a tea party.

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Many years ago I did a one-day camp for kids at the YMCA.

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That’s my little girly on the far left.

The camp went well since I took the time to really plan. Planning is uncharacteristic for me.

 

 

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sign in local antique shop

sign in local antique shop

 

The baby rattles from Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! are put together. I have a quilt design from Hari Walner’s Continuous-Line Quilting Designs picked out for the pink rattles. I’ll see about making a continuous-line design from the foxes in the blue rattles.

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I follow the blog of Tierney Hogan and purchased one of her miniature Kimonos from her Etsy shop. So adorable.

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I also purchased two prints from http://www.stewardART.com. Here’s what I said in Facebook about it.

I’m the owner of two stewardart prints: Emily’s “Loki” and Ian’s “Wonder Woman”! Thanks to these two people for sharing their talent. Laura and I love Emily’s detailed work. Ian’s Wonder Woman got a “Wow! That really looks like her (Lynda Carter)” from Mike.
Back in the 1970s my friends and I played many different TV shows like Big Valley and Bonanza, Charlie’s Angels and Bionic Woman, and our beaus while playing these were the guys from Starsky and Hutch or The Hardy Boys. We did a lot of mixing of shows.
One time though, I was playing Wonder Woman by myself. Dad had a second job on the weekends remodeling homes. This one particular time his boss from the second job was on vacation and left the van with us so Dad could use it. My Dad, being the trusting sort, let me play in the van. I was having a great time “driving” the van and chasing bad guys. I’d do the Wonder Woman spin and pretend to lift the back of the van. After stopping bullets with my golden cuffs, I caught my dad spying on me from the corner of the house. He had a big grin on his face. I. was. embarrassed.
Really, it’s not so much the memory of playing Wonder Woman, but that my dad took joy is seeing his daughter happy and using her imagination.
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My oldest child Chris was over Tuesday to do laundry and visit. He’s moving to a new apartment on Saturday. I’m so glad. The one he’s in now is icky. Lately, he’s been driving 30 miles to do his laundry because the machines where he’s living give the clothes a funky smell. After all, he’s recently been smitten by a young woman and doesn’t want to smell funky.
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Here’s my babies each texting their sweethearts. They grow up fast!