Long time, no see

It’s been awhile since I have posted. It has been hectic and crazy here. My oldest daughter graduated from Auburn and we moved her home. My husband was able to get home from Singapore for the ceremony.

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We had a little party for her and then moved her home… a 3 1/2 hour trip. Then to the airport to get my mom back home and back to unpack. I am not going to even show you a picture of the garage or her room.

I finally completely finished all the pillows and a table runner for the apartment in Singapore. These pictures were taken in a hurry cause they had to go into a suitcase!

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The table runner makes me happy …it’s reversible. One side is a zig zag …tutorial found at crazymom quilts.

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The other side is a disappearing nine patch. PS I quilt has a good tutorial on her blog for this one….and lots of cute quilts. I used some Alexander Henry fabric that I found at JoAnne’s and some Denyse Schmidt that I found there too.

The pillows are all reversible and have a zipper closure. I used some of my favorite fabrics for the pinwheels and flying geese…reunion by sweetwater for moda. Love it. I raided the stash for the backings. I love the chair fabric but can’t remember where I got it or the designer.

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There is a great tutorial at SewMamaSew but created by creative little daisy on putting a zipper in a pillow with a flap to cover it. I like that option because you can use a coordinating fabric and make it reversible. Two for one!

The next time I see these they will be getting unpacked in our apartment in Singapore. The four of us are traveling there for two months. First we are stopping in Germany for a few days. We don’t have internet access in our hotel so I’ll see you once we get to Singapore. Excited and nervous. Keep us in your prayers.

A finish!

Finally finished one of the projects I have been working on.

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Just need a better photo of the towels and potholders I made to go with this adorable apron. And to pop them in the mail….

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…to this beautiful bride!

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The bride is the daughter of some wonderful friends and former neighbors and the bridesmaid is mine.

The apron pattern is called the sassy little apron (find it here) and the brides mother is modeling it for me. We just had a great weekend at the beach together!

I embroidered the brides new monogram on two of the towels and added some rickrack and fabric to the other towel. I don’t know the name of the vintage apron fabric but I love it! The potholders were experiments in straight line quilting and I liked how they turned out but that I think that it would take too long in a big quilt. I believe these will look quite nice with the red kitchen aid mixer we also gave her and her new husband. She can cook up a storm now!

Hope y’all had a great weekend…I know I did. The beach, old friends,a glass of wine, a few laughs, life is good. God is good!

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Have a great week!

Back on track

I’m back on track….sort of. It feels a little different around here with my husband in Singapore and my girls back to school but I am trying to get the new normal to feel normal. It won’t be long before normal is not normal again… You know how time magically disappears…I will also be in Singapore soon.

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This will be the view from the 29th floor of our apartment in The Rochester apartments. It’s actually already the view for John!

I have powered up the Bernina and am trying to be productive in between work and going out of town on weekends. Through the Azalea City Quilt Guild I am taking a class on machine quilting and have learned quite a bit so far. Like how to convert half square and quarter square triangles, a little math, a little sewing, cool tools and techniques in fabric selection. It’s fun!

We have made a block or two each month which gives you plenty of time to work on other projects.

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Block 1

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Block 2

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Block 3
This is going to end up being a sampler quilt. So I picked from my stash some fabric I had purchased on sale somewhere…fat quarters of Sandi Henderson’s Ginger Blossoms.

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Block 4
I added some dark brown and a cream solid because I needed some fabrics to give it contrast.
All the values were in the medium range.

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Block 5

We are about half way through the class. I hope I can finish before I leave. Interesting, there are no two fabrics that are the same in the class and all the ladies share fabric if one of theirs will be perfect in someone else’s block. Quilter ladies are the best!