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Monday, August 6, 2012

It was a two quilt weekend --and! Plus one more!

It was one of my bee's retreat weekends, always a good time! I took a day of vacation so I could get some quality friend and sewing time -- you know how that is, you just get tired of being wife, mom, employee, all those different hats we wear, and you just have to get away, right? Right!
This was my time to just be me, quilter, and friend.
It was great!
Is was a quilt that I started about 6-7 years ago. One of my friends in the bee is really good at learning a technique then teaching everyone ( in fact she is now a teacher for Judy Niemeyer quilts and travels all over) so we all got together and she showed us all how to make a stack and whack quilt. This was mine. It's been sitting in a clean pizza box ( LOL, no, I didn't eat the pizza first, it was brand new, never been used) for all those years. All it needed was the sashimg cut, I had it sewn, just not cut, and I needed to make the corner stones. Oh, and sew the borders on. This is the fabric I used Isn't this pretty?

and VOILA,take this fabric with all the pretty colors, cut it into like pieces and POOF!

I like it.

 Not very practical cause it's white,

 but I do like it

 I had found the border fabric a year or so ago and knew that I wanted to make a quilt with solids and use this fabric as the border. It took all this time for me to find the right one, and finally in this months Mccalls Quilting, I saw this pattern, and ignoring the colors, I knew the pattern would be just right.

This is what the magazine quilt looks like.a very versatile pattern, don't you think?

And --  this is mine! same but oh so different.. I really stepped out of MY box this time.

 I just love the lamp fabric. I sewed the borders just like the blocks, around the quilt, with a partial seam. Makes the lamps go "around" the quilt.

and last is #3. I made this quilt for a baby shower at work. In two evenings.
  it's all minkee - soft and soft and gee, soft!. I used pink and white polka dots for the pink strips and the letters, and brown  - these are the colors she is using for the baby room decor.  It's not a very good picture - I rememberd to take it the morning before going to work ( I had to unwrap it! ). and I just sorta threw it down on the kitchen floor in a rush, so it's not straight or anything. - Its the only pic I have, oh well.

Did I mention that this is SO SoFt!
From Blogsy Photos
So now I'm all pumped up to get my projects done, why have these hanging around? Just because I might not like them any,ore, or because I haven't the foggiest idea on how to finish them, doesn't mean that they have to sit!
I'll be tough, I'll get motivated, I'll finish them!

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