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PBS Fabrics Herringbone Baby Quilt

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I recently was offered opportunity to sew with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics Painters Palette Solid to making a Herringbone Baby Quilt.
The company sent the fabric and it was  like Christmas around here. The PBS Fabrics wanted to highlight the Painters Palette Solids collection but especially  Lipstick which is rows 3 and 4 in the quilt below. Painters Palette Solids Pantone color of the year!


The first thing I noticed where the colors  bright, the fabrics soft, light weight, and sleek! Perfect for a baby quilt or any quilt!
The colors included Painters Palette Solids
White, Crimson, Tomato, (2 rows) of Lipstick, Verbena, and Salmon

The Herringbone Quilt Pattern by Melissa Mortensen Of Polkadot Chair  (Link to free pattern) It is a free .pdf pattern  and has a great herringbone chart that I used. It includes directions for making HST’s! 
But I found a wonderful way to make lots of perfect  HST that once cut apart and sewn are 7” Half Square Triangles Using  7” Triangles on a Roll - It’s Sew Emma 7” Triangles on a …

What is going

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Hi everyone, let me tell you about my wonderful week with toilets that didn't want to flush. Can you imagine no showers for 2 days, then only 5 minutes for the last 4 days. It takes that long to get the water right when your fixing it for a kid. Cannot wash clothes or use your dishwasher. Then you can use your dishwasher but water starts backing up in it and then a circuit on the board burns out. Slipped on a towel and twisted my back and that but me out for a few days. Just not the best week. All my vacation money just went down the drain literally! Sometimes I wish I never left the city. Ugh! My yard! It has a pump with it's own alarm system! For a septic system! Sometimes things happen in our lives that we think "I can't handle one more thing". Most everything were things that could be fixed and just annoyed me. My family are all healthy, I twisted my back, it happens, a few colds, but nothing serious! Thank you God! We will go on vacation next yea…

Ghastlies have arrived

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Vicki @ Quilting Lodge had a giveaway of 2 yards of "A Ghastlie Night" The Alexander Henry Fabric Collection. I won yippee! She also put in a yard of this other "Ghastlie" fabric, which is beautiful! Best part my momma loves it. She can be a bit hard to please when it comes to fabric (does not sew) she thinks most of it is boring. Not the Ghastlies! laughing she ask me what I was making for her. Thank you Vicki you gave me an awesome prize.

I Love This Line! It is just fun! Speaking of Vicki, she just won "Best Appliqué Quilt Category" from Blogger's Quilt Festival @ Amy's Creative Side. So when I tell you she is really talented check out her blog "Quilting Lodge". When I emailed her the other day she told me she is working on a new pattern that will be coming out soon. I am sure it will be a winner. Anyone besides me love this "knitting group"! My husband's favorite cousins two children and their spouses had babies t…

Precious Gifts

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This little sweater is so beautiful in person! I want to Thank Joanna from That Thing I Made for her first ever Giveaway prize. I really enjoy giveaways with a handmade gift as the prize. This little sweater will be passed from grandchild to grandchild. It is so darling wished it fit me. The workmanship is superb I am honored to receive it. Joanna has lots of good ideas on her blog. She is very creative you should all take a look at her blog.

Sophie's Twister

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Sophie's Twister Is #81 at Ellison Lane Summer Sewing Contest

This quilt was a labor of love for me. The idea of cutting up a quilt after you had just sewn it together was mind-boggling but the results are well worth the additional effort. I used the "Lil Twister" ruler on this project. I love Moda's Vintage Modern and the "Twister" rulers. I bought some more fabric and ordered the larger size "Twister" ruler from CS Designs before I finished the quilt.


Sophie was born May 16, 2012, at the beginning of summer, so it only made since to enter "Sophie's Twister" in:

Go to Ellison Lane Summer Sewing Contest and look at all the entries!

Baby Burp Cloths

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I made today, one set is for my husbands cousins baby girl and the other is for my best friend Laura Freedmans grandson due February 2, 2012. I was told these shoulder burp cloths are great. I got the pattern from Martingale & Company, it is by That Patchwork Place, and it was a free download. One side is any cotton fabric, and the other is baby flannel. Very simple try one.