A Sparkle Jane Quilt

My amazing daughter, Sparkle Jane, is 17 and a senior in high school.  She still quilts, but hasn’t maintained her blog for a long time because of the rest of her schedule.  We all understand that there are times and seasons in life.

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Quilting, though, has not gone by the wayside.DSC00685

Here is her most recent finish, for one of her teachers and his wife on the advent of their baby daughter.

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It isn’t a pattern, just her take on the best use of the scrap pile she was considering. It finishes at about 40″ wide and is my second practice try at longarm quilting.  My part is far from perfect, but I think the quilt is Darling!

Lily Pad Finished

The Lily Pad quilt is now a finish, too.

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It is being delivered to a fellow teacher for the very-soon-expected arrival of him and his wife’s new baby girl. (Child #6 in their family.  And, he says, the last.)

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My friend, Ginny, did the quilting with an allover design of daisies.  You can find the TUTORIAL in the tab above.

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Such a happy quilt!  If you make a Lily Pad quilt, please let me know and send pictures for me to add to the gallery.  Sharing is the best!

O-Kaffe That’s A Bright Bedroom

With new rugs, curtains, pillows and a quilt, the bedroom is complete!

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I really like it.

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Husband, who started all this, says we’ll save money on nightlights and alarm clocks.

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The quilt is very simply quilted with an all over pantograph.  I realize that lacks style, but it is the first quilt I have ever done myself on a longarm machine.  My local quilt shop offers classes and rentals, so I took the plunge and am pleased with the results.  Not perfect, but not too bad all things considered.DSC00670

Oh, and don’t forget the pillow that I shared in a sneak-peek a week ago.  Don’t look too close at the center–I learned a lot about foundation piecing and planning seams. Actually I dream of making an entire quilt of string pieced Lemoyne stars, but it will have to wait until Irish Stars is complete.

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Bright and happy and designed together.  I am not an interior designer, but I had fun working on this one.