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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bastezipora has been giving me Headaches all Morning!

But she is finally done and I now have a quilting fairy godmother.  I took her outside to get the true colors.


Do you think she will watch over me so the next one I make is less frustrating? LOL. 

I really wanted one with glasses and eyeballs, so I will probably try a variation some time later.

Has anybody else made their godmother?

This is not an easy block! I am pretty experienced at paper piecing and I had tons of trouble with Bastezipora. I picked out numerous times on every unit. I put the nose unit on upside down and then I thought I had the wrong color in one tiny section, so I remade the whole unit only to find out I had it correct the first time!

Just for fun I gave her a few moles that were not on the pattern. I think I will embellish them with embroidery floss to look like hairs growing out.

If you want to try it, visit paperpanache.com.  Here is the pattern page.  Amazingly it's free for a short time longer. This lady puts a ton of time into making free patterns for us to enjoy.  Thank you so much for this fun pattern.

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Sewing Project of the Summer

I have been itching to sew something for the past couple of weeks. Yesterday I was off work and I got up early and decided to make a new blue jean purse for my mother.
I went through my stash of already made blocks for inspiration. These patriotic flying geese log cabin blocks caught my eye. This block has a total of 43 little pieces and is 7 inches high and 5 inches wide.

I went to the basement to bring up some old jeans and began cutting. Six hours later, I had this bag:


I used the side leg seam as a decorative accent. The back side is the same as the front.

I am happy with it.

Today I am planning to start my fairy guilt mother block. That should be fun.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Quilts on the Deck

I have been too busy gardening to do much quilting the past few months, but that does not mean I am not enjoying my quilts.

I love to use them to transform my deck into a summer living room.








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I did a full post about this on my gardening blog. I don't want to repeat the entire post, so I will just post the link. If you want to read more, just click here.

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