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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Picture Heavy Post!


Yesterday Calico Cutters Quilt Guild hosted a workshop with Jane Davila. I am in charge of the workshop and did not actually do it but learned everything so I could do it on my own. Today I bought these circles and made some stamps. So much fun and so easy! I love that they are not perfect and definitely look handmade.


The ones I bought today are harder than the ones used in the workshop but still very easy to do.



These are some examples from the class, they did such a good job!





Here painter's tape is used to mark off sections, how cool is this!















Congratulations ladies, I am inspired by all of you!


I was at the Chantilly Virginia quilt show this past weekend working with my friend Cheryl in her booth. We squeezed in a little time to see the quilts and do a teensy bit of shopping......






I loved this! little swatches of fabrics taped onto a calling card. How very creative!


I am behind in gardening but my pots are looking great! I love coleus.


A perfect foxglove...


This is the second year for my front garden and I only lost 1 plant.


An errant sunflower, I am leaving it be.


A little black in the garden adds a lot of interest.


More coleus....


and one more!
So this is what I have been up to lately. I am going away again this weekend and should have some sewing to show you next week.

Kelly

10 comments:

  1. Well darn, if I had known you were working the Quilter's Unlimited Show in Chantilly, I'd have stopped to say hi! Next time! The workshop looks like fun. I especially like the daisies over the text fabric. And your gardens look lovely.

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  2. Thank you for sharing in this article
    I can learn a lot and could also be a reference
    I hope to read the next your article updates

    [-] KLG

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  3. Your life has been on the move and looks like it has been allot of FUN. I can feel the INSPIRATION oozing out of your post. I know I have been. So now it is time for you---have fun! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  4. Drooling over the bright fabrics. The pots look gorgeous. Any chance you could come and do mine?

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  5. what a terrifically full post! Lots of stimulation. What are you carving to make the stamps? I missed the QU show because I have an intense head cold but I love that one... wah! You got some great fabrics. You must have shade like we do... those are the kind of plants I try to grow but not enough real sun to grow even shade lovers. LeeAnna

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  6. It was a great stamping class! Love your pictures!

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  7. Wow, those stamps look fun! Love the fabrics you chose and your garden is amazing. Everything looks so tidy and well planned exactly opposite of my garden!
    lol

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  8. The stamping and printing looks like a whole lot of fun. Great ideas with the different designs.
    And your little bit of shopping looks rather wonderful.
    Your garden is looking lovely. It has been a long wait with all the cold weather so it is good to see some colour.

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  9. what a fun post. the stamps and effects are so cool. I love that and it looks fun to do. I like the idea of adding them to low volume prints.
    your garden pics are fabulous - I'm green with envy of your beds.
    I too love that limegreen and coleus. everythings looks lush and nice.

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  10. The circles you bought to make the stamps - what circles did you buy that could be carved. I have done quite a bit of carving erasers of various types but the circles ones I have never seen to carve.

    Thanks

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