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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lunch Bag

I made another lunch bag using Ayumi's tutorial over at Pink Penguin.  This is the second one I've made, and I was really happy with it.  If you notice that larger flower on this side - the one with the black center..... it's actually an applique.  Let's just say I put it on to hide a little boo boo.... :) 

I used Insulbrite and quilted the outer layer of the bag.  It's lined in a purple print (trust me, no one will see the lining anyhow), and the "cover" is made of big giant polka dots that coordinate with the flower print.
My dh and I have an anniversary on Monday - October 1st.  It will be our 29th!  The plan is to go do something tomorrow.... probably out to eat. 

I start a new job on Monday.  I am excited and nervous.  I was at my last job for close to 6 years - I worked for an insurance company.  Now I'll be the city clerk of the little town I live in.  No more commuting!  Yippee!!  My last day was Thursday, I had Friday off, and Monday it's on to something new.  Wish me luck on this new venture!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Finally - I finished something!

 I finally finished a project!  I've kind of been in a funk - I have been working on stuff, but never would seem to get anything done.  Finally.... this Great Granny Squares Quilt is done!   I first read about it here on Lori's blog.  I've had the blocks made for quite some time, it just took awhile to put it together.
This is my favorite block.
Here's a close-up of one of the blocks, before it was quilted.
And here is the back...... all nice and crinkly.  I had a heck of a time quilting this - my sewing machine was giving me fits.  I machine quilted each of the great granny squares, then did quite a bit of hand-quilting - around each square, and 2 - 3 rows in the borders.  I am just happy it lies flat....... I was afraid it wouldn't.  Lots of bias edges in this quilt - I don't think I'll be rushing to make one anytime again soon!
This is ready for a new baby girl..... she is due to make her arrival in October - the first grandchild for a friend of mine. 
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