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Getting caught up before Christmas was advantageous for me.  I came home from our holiday celebration with only one client quilt remaining!  I really dislike having a backlog and try to finish quilts as I receive them.  I finished the remaining quilt and also received a really cute table runner to quilt for a friend at church.  I only took a picture of a portion of it–don’t you just love her turkey?

 

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Woooo Hoooo!!  Now I had a little time to work on my own quilts.  I pulled out a UFO.  I have started and stopped this one more times than I can remember.  The main blocks were a piece of cake.  The blocks on the sides and in the corners slowed me down–I didn’t feel like doing the math.  When I pulled it out this time all that was left were the borders.  Borders are not my favorite thing to do–which is why it was sitting.  After finishing the borders I loaded it on the longarm and started quilting.  I LOVE how it turned out!

 

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This is an original design and after I make it one more time in a different colorway I will be writing a pattern for it.  (Stay tuned!)

[If you like this pattern and would like to test it for me, let me know]

 

By this time it was February and Valentine’s Day was on the horizon.  My mom’s birthday is also a few days after Valentine’s Day so I decided to quilt one of her quilts that was sitting on the shelf.  It is made with a line of Northcott’s Stonehenge.  Mom thinks that I designed this one but I honestly can’t remember and will have to wait until I’m at her house next time to look at my notes.  If it is my design, I’ll also write this pattern.  I quilted it with sweet little ribbon hearts.

[If you like this pattern and would like to test it for me, let me know]

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And then my moment of insanity!  I decided to make a dress for my granddaughter’s American Girl Doll.  How hard could it be?  I’ve made plenty of garments–this would just be on a little smaller scale.  I clearly didn’t think this through completely!  Still, it turned out nicely and she couldn’t be more thrilled!

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There’s more, but I’ll get a little further on in the process before I show my current project–it’s a doozie!

 

 

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2 responses »

  1. Hi Ana,
    I stumbled onto your blog when looking for Pi quilts, and will start to follow you in Reader. I’ve got a lot of posts to catch up on! ~smile~

  2. HAHAHA – how hard can it be?! Those famous words (are they? they should be famous) have been uttered by me a number of times; sometimes the project does work out and other times not so much. Your granddaughter is so cute and lucky to have a grandmother that will design clothes for her doll. ~smile~

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