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Friday, November 2, 2018

What I've been working on.......

Hello there!  Yes, I am still around.  I do read and follow several blogs, and I thought that maybe it's time to post a few things here.  I have been working on stuff the past few years, just kind of fell out of the blogging habit..... 
The first project is my "home" pillow, made entirely from scraps.  I even pieced the background with different text prints.  I basically followed the tutorial found here.  Now that i've made the first one, I'm ready to make more.  And luckily, Iowa is a fairly easy state to make!

 Next up is the baby quilt I made for a friends new grandson.  I basically took layer cake (10") squares and did the quilt as you go method, quilting them with the white right to the batting squares, and then trimming everything up to the same size, and joining them together.  This is the first time I've attempted this in a straight set, instead of wonky.  Wonky is much easier, because you don't have to be concerned with how things will line up!
Anyhow, here you can see the back, too..... i used a multi-colored dot on a white background.  Then there is just minimal quilting around each black to attach the backing.  
The foxes are kind of fun, and I have more than enough to do another baby quilt with this fabric.
I am hoping to blog a little more often than every 3 years.......... :)  Maybe once a month?  We'll see...

1 comment:

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

Great projects! I like the way you did the Iowa pillow! Nice to see you blogging again.