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So…I finished the blocks for Well Blankie and mailed them off to my cousin.  He and his daughters are going to arrange the blocks the way they like, and sew the blocks into rows, then into the top.  Then they will mail it back to me.  I PLAN on putting a border or two on it, and then quilting it for them.  Need ideas on how to quilt this puppy.

 

20150526-182820.jpg Here’s the blocks when I was still piecing them.

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I found it easiest to pin a stack, sew them, then clip and press.  This became quite fast the last couple of blocks.

20150526-182707.jpg Here’s the stack of finished blocks ready for shipping!

I’m really excited to have this project off my floor.  I even made huge progress on the Poe quilt now that the floor is clear!  That’s for another blog post though!

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Yes, I neglect that blog just as much as this one.  More so, perhaps.  But I did write up a lengthy post on the baby quilt I just finished, and I wanted to share it with you.  I’m really proud of that quilt for a lot of reasons, but especially because it was 100% free.  By that I mean I used fabric that was left over from another project (three quilts for my friend’s triplets).  They are now going on 16, so the fabric had been sitting in my stash for a LONG time.  This quilt took about two years to complete, start to finish.  I had hoped to give it to my grandson for his first birthday, but it wasn’t finished for it :(.  Oh well…that’s the way these things play out sometimes.  I need to take the example of my friend Robin. She’s a quilting machine!  Maybe now that I’m taking a break from college (still working Full Time, though), I’ll have more time for quilting.

 

Anyway – run over to QTC blog and check out the post on the baby pinwheel quilt.

 

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This quilt is for my Cousins Gil and Julie.  They have a quilt they love, called Sick Blankie (long story), and wanted to know if I could try to make something that had a similar weight.  They love Camping, so I picked out some great camping themed Fabric from Fabric.com.

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Because these are curved pieces, they are a pain in the rear to sew together.  Pinning is the key to success!  First I fold each one of the pieces in half, finding the middle and marking it with a pin. For rotary cutting the fabric, I used the Crazy Curves Ruler from Elisa’s Backporch Designs.

 

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Then I match up the middle pins, then pin the edges, and ease the rest of the curves together.  I sew over the pins because I sew very slowly.  Then clip the curves in the seam allowance and press press press!!!

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Here you can see I have a stack waiting to go under the presser foot! 😀

 

 

 

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There’s still a long way to go on this quilt.  I’m going to quilt it with wool batting, trying to imitate the heft of the original Sick Blankie.  I’ll keep posting updates as it comes along.

 

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