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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Old Time Stitching


I made my newest granddaughter, Brynn a quilt before she was born. It was nice but I didn't love it. So I have started another one for her. I love fussy cutting the cute little characters out of my fabrics. I also have to hunt and search, so I am getting to re-visit the stash as well!


Here is what the blocks are going to look like, A Square in a Square. I am paper piecing them and will add some sashing in between the blocks.


How cute is this one?!


I am also working on some handwork to do in the evenings. I keep saying that but little to nothing gets done after 7:00pm!



I have some old cutter quilts (they are beyond repair!) that I am making into small quilts (saving them!).


I enjoy this kind of work because you never know how it is going to turn out. That green leaf has the edges basted under to speed up the applique process. I never do that but I kind of like it and may give it a try.


I have a big bag of vintage leaves that I bought a while back. It would take me a lifetime to use them up. It is so fun to dump them out to see what will work. Some are raw edge and some are turned under. A goldmine!


What can I say, this is my favorite pincushion. What are you working on?

Kelly

10 comments:

  1. I am finishing my Yowza knitted shawl as I just took the last stitch in my Dresdan Plates blocks...
    I really like your square in a square blocks--sooo cute--she will love them...Happy Memorial Day weekend...hugs, Julierose

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  2. Be still my heart . . . this quilt is making my poor old heart flutter. I love the little bunny peeking around the corner and your fabric and all the details with embroidery . . . this quilt is going to be treasured.

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  3. I am making a similar economy quilt for my granddaughters. I didn't paperpiece and regret it--the blocks will never go together right...but they are done. Now just to figure out a set. Your fussy cuts are so neat--love the bunny and the other blocks is so sweet.

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  4. Gorgeous fabrics that you are fussy cutting for the quilt.That will be lovely. And i like the idea of cutting up the older quilt to make smaller ones. Looks like fun with the embellishing.

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  5. That is going to be one special quilt for Brynn. It's just perfect. I'm working on an idea for a quilt using a new pomegranate fabric. Does that count?

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  6. what a cute quilt for Brynn. Can't believe how big she is getting - 4 months - where did that go?
    your embroidery and applique looks sweet on your cutter quilts! great idea.
    You really have the vintage look perfected.

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  7. That quilt is going to be wonderful. I love that bunny peeking out from behind the stripe.

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  8. New quilt is sooo cute! Love the cutter quilt upcycle and that pile of vintage leaves--be still my heart!

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  9. A fun way to use those leaves on those vintage quilt pieces.

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  10. Love the peek a boo bunny, bet Brynn does too. Working on nothing now but sure thinking about it. I miss sewing!

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