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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just poking along

Last night I basted a quilt I made for my great-niece, I should be able to get it quilted and mail it off in time for Christmas.  I'll post a picture after it's quilted.  Maybe  ;o)

Then I dug into my batik stash and pulled some fabrics to make a few camera/ipod holders from a tut I found at Sew Mama Sew.  The tutorial looks really easy, so it shouldn't take long to make the first one ... then we'll see how many I can make this weekend.  The fabrics below are for 3 different ones:

These are my latest fabrics from The Fabric Peddler in Capitol Heights, Maryland:

Nadine just got in that lovely batik that's on the top, it's sort of a mottled brown-gold-rust color ... well, it's hard to describe but you can see it!  The one beneath it has the alphabet, a thru z, written in script; it was on sale and I bought all that was left on the bolt because I'm a little piggy.  :o)   Here's a close up of the pattern:
Isn't that gold-y color really pretty? It's one of those pieces that has to look great no matter what I put it with, so in my book it's a sure winner! 

Thank you all for visiting and for your comments, I like getting feedback!  Carol, I would love to get to know you through your blog, aren't they a great invention (whose idea was it, anyway??). You can spend literally hours going from one blog to another one, to another and another!  Mama, I like your slow-poke "confessory," - even if I didn't work full-time, I doubt I'd be a quilt-a-week person, LOL.  Wanda I look forward to seeing your completed embroidery quilt!

Sew forth and sew on until later.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Linda... I put down my knitting needles to rest my achey hands for a bit, and had my first peek at your blog in days and days. Thanks for the mention! And I agree with you... that goldy hand written fabric is a must have and will go with everything!

    The thing is... deadlines can and often do make whatever we love so much less fun. I "had" to quilt when I managed a quilt shop. During that era, I only quilted for the shop. I adored helping out new quilters and getting them started and ignited and all that. It took a couple years after I left that job before I began loving quilting again.

    So I have a self imposed "no deadlines" on myself and my quilting. Because this is my love, what I enjoy most in my spare time. Yikes, this is turning into another article, or "confessory" as you called it. Whatever it is, it seems to resonate, and maybe I should expand and expound on this a bit more on my blog.

    Carry on, enjoy yourself and don't turn your fun into work! ; )

    ~ Ronda


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