Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sept.26… table runners

I got side tracked again…..

I received some material in the mail that i had ordered, for it was on sale.(Who can skip a good sale?) I had ordered it to make some christmas table runners. Well, I got caught up with all the many ideas what to do.

I first started out with this one,

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I wasn’t sure about the triangles between the main blocks. Maybe a bit busy? so I picked up the triangles and got this.

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enjoyed the project that I then went to playing around with circles. I had made a table runner for a gift some time back that was made with circles.

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It went to together quickly and I enjoyed making it . I got a plate out of the cup broad .

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cut around the plate,sewed the two colors together,and then folded the circles,placing them side by side to make a design.

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numbered the pieces so i wouldn’t mess up the pattern.

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sewed the petals together , with a top stitch to hold the petal down.

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final results.. and made a christmas one also.

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Now I have a mess to clean up!! So off I go…

Deb

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Sept.19, Keeping busy..

It is hard to believe that summer is going out, and fall, right around the corner! I then realized that christmas will be here just as fast and that I better get myself busier!

I’m making pillow cases for each one, that makes 16 cases that I need to make. I have ten done so far,they go together very quickly.

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The two on the top with the navy and white go to Hubby’s Mama. We are going to visit them this weekend and I just wanted to take her a little something.

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I also made several of these for my special daughter. They are made out of flannel.Perfect for her as she does drawl,and she doesn’t like her face in it.Cant say as I blame her!

I have been working on a quilt for my daughter that she wants to give as a gift to a friend that” Loves ” books.

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I really like doing smaller quilts in this hoop. It is nice to curl up in your easy chair and quilt away!(very nice when its chilly)

I got the hoop from Barnett’s laptop hoops. They are hand made and very nice!! I have the 14″ ..perfect for the lap.

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I am making some head way on this queen size quilt that is in my big frame. I’m over half way!!

Have a good day! Deb

Sept.5th..Rag Rug

I have a little side hobby other than quilting which I enjoy.I save all my old dresses ,hubby shirts ,t-shirts,the children’s clothes that are out grown,and old sheets. A pack rat you might say.. well sorta of I guess!

Hubby made me a frame for me to make these rugs that tough and last a good while.

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the wooded frame is 27 in by 39 in.He put in nails across the top about half an inch apart with the rods down the sides.

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I use 1.5 in strips for the warping,2.5 for the weaving.

It is amazing how much fabric you can put into one of these rugs.

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I used a set of old full size sheets that had worn thin, I used the old sheets in the rug above. It is the light on each end. the top on one side, the bottom on the other side,with other fabric in the middle.

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this one was made with just a wide variety of clothes that I ripped in strips.

I do sort the fabric by material type  ..t-shirt strips into one pile, knit fabric into another pile and so forth…

I have also decided to finish up a few projects that have been pushed to the side.imageimage

this double wedding ring,and a scrappy quilt that the blocks are all in order, ready for me to sew.

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and in-between all that I sit to hand quilt ..

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I had a lovely weekend end with this little girl who is my youngest granddaughter . Candice weights a chubby 16 lbs at 3months old!

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I must admit my arms got tired, carrying her. 🙂

Happy sewing…. Deb