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Sew and Tell is our weekly sharing thread. Tell us what you finished, what you're working on- we'll cheer you on!

I spent a couple days sewing 4 patches from squares cut from scraps. I now have 92 4.5 inch, and 228 3.5 four patches that I have to decide what to do with.

So what are you working on?

Holly

 
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That's a lot of 4 patches!

I'm working on a Ricky Tim Kaleidoscope quilt. My practice one before making one with all holiday fabric for a charity raffle.

Also just finished a table runner using seminole bands.


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Here's DN's wedding quilt. I finally got the binding done & the label on.

 
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Black, white & red are always so sharp! Love it! I am sure they will too.

I have been cleaning my sewing room and I am really upset with myself. I have way tooo many UFOs. So, I am going to try to get some done this week. I am still working on my Mom's embroidered quilt blocks. I am making them into quilts. They are going to be beautiful. There are two quilts. I am anxious to get them finished but they will take awhile yet.

Hopefully, I will have something to show you next week.

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Carolyn

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I'm sewing for an 18 inch doll. This is her Country Western Rock Star outfit. The pants are overalls and I need to find a guitar!

 
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That is adorable Holee. Is it for a DGD?


Carolyn

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I have been practicing twilling since taking the class at the COF retreat.
amiko

 
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This is the another pincushion I made using the twilling stitch.
amiko

 
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Great projects ladies.
amiko
 
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Amiko....You are getting very good at that twilling. Great job!


Carolyn

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Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
 
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Holee, I found a guitar ornament for my DH that was made of something other than glass, at the ornament shop on line. I even got it personalized with his name and year on it. I think it would be a good size for your doll. What a neat outfit you made.
 
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Thank YOU Patty...They are made of wood...now I need to know should a country rock star use a brown string guitar or a fancy black electric guitar?
 
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I did the board's BOM last night as well as the quilters alphabet BOM for June and July (they are always later than the lovely ladies here at posting the blocks)... didn't get to Augusts' because I was falling asleep!

 
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Nice job Jen, Don't know how you found time to sew with all the arranging of your sewing space and moving into a new house. Yikes.
 
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Jen, I bet it felt good to be sewing again! Your BOM is looking good.
The black & red is beautiful too! And amiko, your twilling looks good too!

I managed to get my doll quilts for Mrs Claus done this week.

Here's the first- it's made from leftovers from a memory quilt I made a few years ago.

 
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And my second doll quilt, made from bonus HST from a Bonnie Hunter pineapple quilt that I made as a comfort quilt last fall.

 
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More wonderful work. Love the doll!!
Is twilling the same and candlewicking? I have candlewicking on my list of must tries.
 
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Really lovely work all


Kayla

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
-Edgar Allan Poe-
 
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Neat assortment this weekend.

Made a quick top for QWL and now working on the string block exchange... Chris
 
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I made dinner napkins this week.


Happy Stitch'n

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Thanks for the compliments- I had to sew. Been too long and was way too tired to tackle more house projects.

"Supposed" to be looking for jobs now that we are down to only updating the kitchen and bathrooms-- mom and I share a hall bath that has the lowest vanity so we are plywood sheeting over it to raise it, and possibly tiling since the laminate is pretty far gone. Kitchen involves painting the ugly containers, fixing the wall the breakfast bar tore up when we took it out, and tiling- got a good deal on glass tile at Lowes.
 
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Beautiful projects ladies! Amiko, I really like your pincushions. You're doing a great job. Is the lacey edge on one twilling or is it decorative trim?
 
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Beautiful projects ladies! Amiko, I really like your pincushions. You're doing a great job. Is the lacey edge on one twilling or is it decorative trim?



Hi,
I used a piece of lace and attached it in the seam. I love to do that stitch.

amiko
 
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More wonderful work. Love the doll!!
Is twilling the same and candlewicking? I have candlewicking on my list of must tries.


Hi,

This stitch is a decorative stitch. Candlewicking is not the same. There are some great tutorials which demonstrate this stitch. Very easy to do.
amiko
 
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Thanks for the reply amikoSmile Your pin cushions look great.
 
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Thanks, Amiko. I'm going to look for one of those tutorials.
 
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I finished the quilt top for my DGD now to get the backing for it and get it quilted. I have been helping my DH redo our kitchen. We are now getting it put back together. Got the wall cabnits hung and the floor down. Put the stove and dishwasher in place somewhat. And the room is painted.
first picture is of the quilt top.


Handie Ann


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This is the cabnits with the new range hood.


Handie Ann


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Oh, I like those cabinets. And the quilt top is lovely. All of you are just turning our projects willy nilly and I'm getting nothing done. Gonna try to change that today, at least a little.


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I've been half-way looking for an American Girl-type doll for DGD so that I can make clothes too. That is a CUTE outfit! Holee...does her hat make her butt look big? Wink

This show is always my favorite part of the week!

I am going to be perfectly honest...green and purple are not my favorites although I did make a predominately purple quilt several years ago. The two in this thread are both gorgeous! And Handie Ann's has both green and purple! I could live with both of those quilts!! (Ann, what kind of wood is used in the cabinets? I LIKE that!)
 
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A purpke kitchen? Awesome! A few green plants and it's perfect! Even some Fiesta plates in purple and green! Nice choice! TFS
 
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KYIS, The wood is hickory. We are going to use granet on the counter tops. I'm slowly getting rid of all the dark wood in the house. I'm trying to tell myself that I would like to paint the desk and sewing cabnites in my woman cave. But I don't think that will happen.


Handie Ann
 
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Beautiful work everyone. I have been lurking and not posting for quite a while, too long. Decided it was time to get back in the swing of things.

Besides my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, am working on the Granny Squares quilt from the October 2010 issue of "American Patchwork & Quilting" magazine, and the red, white and blue quilt from the cover of the June 2013 issue of "American Patchwork & Quilting.
 
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Welcome back, Susan. Can you show us pictures?


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As soon as I figure out what is wrong with my printer, I will. lol
 
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I put the borders on and quilted this quilt for my son Jonathan's 21st birthday. He made it a few years ago in a High School class, but did not put the borders on to finish it. I Love how it turned out.

(I think he's pretty proud of it too)

 
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Here's the quilting on the back. He chose the design. I'm used to doing more loopy stuff, not straight lines, but I think it turned out OK

 
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Wow! Karen that is beautiful! He should be very proud. Nice quilting too.


Carolyn

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Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
 
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KSKaren, That sure is a beautiful bright quilt. What a nice finish that you created for it. Your quilting is very nice. Wish I could do that on my quilts. TFS
 
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I LOVE Jonathan's quilt. The quilting looks great.
Good job, everyone.
 
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Hi-5 to Jonathan, and you, too, Karen! What a great looking quilt!


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