Baby Finish

This quilt was created with small leftovers of another quilt.  And some fun with math to make all those border triangles fit just right.

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Experimented a little with custom quilting.  Which didn’t go well.  It isn’t the worst possible, but I have a long ways to go.  And I am OK with that.

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After all, anything worth doing is worth doing badly–at first.

Show And Tell Time

I love it when readers share their successes with WeddingDressBlue tutorials.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, make comments, share pictures and all that stuff.

Marcia finished a Film at Five quilt using a lot of scraps and fabrics she had on hand.  She calls some of the fabric “old and ugly.”  If that is true, how did she make such a beautiful quilt?!

Yvonne made this lovely Cross My Heart quilt.  Great use of color!

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Here is a Hundred Patch quilt that turned into so much more–4560 patches, in fact.  Janell did a great job!

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Beatrice made a Film at Five quilt for her guild’s We Care program. She says, “I used 1 1/2″ scraps as a leaders and enders project. Somehow I still have a ton of scraps, so I will have to make a few more :)”

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Marta in Italy created two Hundred Hugs quilts–one simplified because babies get here when they get here. 🙂  I love them both!

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Fair Results

Halfway took a blue ribbon at the local fair.  It was what I had hoped for–the subdued, eclectic colors and the simple quilting meant that it probably wouldn’t take a big prize, but it is always fun to enter.

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There are always a lot of quilts at our local fair.

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People support quilting here.

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It comes and goes so quickly, but really brings the community together just to celebrate US.

Small Someday #6: Pillowcase Aprons

Yes, you heard right:  Pillowcase Aprons.

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I had pillowcases.

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I wanted aprons.

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No tutorial.  Just used an apron I liked the shape of.  Added some trim and details.  Straps made with some cotton-poly solids I had on hand.

Nothing special, but I do like the way they turned out.  Daughter and I wore them today while serving at a local community lunch called Shepherd’s Bowl.  If you are interested in doing community service, one time or on-going, consider taking a look at JustServe.org.  You might be surprised at what you find.  We had a wonderful time and plan to return.

Honestly, if you just saw them, would you guess pillowcases?

Seeing Stars Fabric

One of my goals for the year was to participate in a quilt-along.  There have been several, but none really caught my eye.  Until this one:  Seeing Stars.

YAY!  The year was going fast and I was starting to get worried.  Instead, I happily reviewed my “someday” fabric and found just the thing.  Particularly when combined with scraps and fabric from the color bins.

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Now, just waiting until the first block is released next Monday.  You have time…want to join us?

Halfway To The Fair

I am entering the Halfway quilt in the local fair this year.

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There are usually between 75 and 100 total quilts at our local county fair.  Yep, that is a lot, but quilting is big around here.

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I will be there this weekend and will share pictures and results as they are available.  I don’t expect a big prize, but maybe a ribbon…

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We’ll see.  I don’t enter to win, but to support a local event.  And it is nice to get feedback on my work.  It helps me to improve.