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Blogger's Quilt Festival

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Hi everyone, I am number 37 over Bloggers Quilt Festival: Throw Quilts. Please go take a look and Vote!

To vote this year you have to copy and paste the blog address in the vote box!
I am submitting this quilt into the "Throw Category" because when I originally made it in December this is what I said about it!


"Well last week I was working on a throw quilt for my new granddaughter to be born in January. I finished the top on Monday! I call it a throw quilt because I want it thrown on the floor/ground before the baby is put down on the floor or in the grass outside. Put it on the couch before you put the baby on it. A quilt you can take in the car and wash it when you get home. A barrier between the baby and the world. A baby wrapped in love! Yes, it is a little sappy!"
At the baby shower my daughter was expecting burp cloths! She knows I feel every new mom cannot live without them. She was mighty surprised to find Zoey's quilt in the bag! It made her cry seeing he…

Modern Scrappy Bits Swap

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This is why I love participating in Flickr Swap Groups. I received a package in the mail the other day from the secret partner who got my name this round. There are thousands of swap groups going on at the Flickr site always needing people to join. Modern Scrappy Bits is in round 2 and I am hoping there will be a round 3! Danielle was responsible for sending me one fat quarter of scraps and a handmade item of her choice and she made me this beautiful mini quilt. So happy with her handmade, she is very talented. Thank you so much Danielle! This is the backing fabric! Sorry, don't know the name of it but it is really pretty! Modern scraps - oh how I love all these little pieces! Danielle sent me a wide range of scraps and definitely more than a fat quarter! Yippee fun! I like this so much because some I may not have ever boughten for myself but once I see them, I love them. On the other side, I might have it on my list of wanting at end of season, when they go on sale, and …

County Fair Results

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Well no "Best of Show" this year but I did get (3) "1st Place" Ribbons on these! So, here is: "Beauty and the Beast" Close up to show the nice straight lines! I ripped out the seams on three rows until I got it right! Quilted all up nice by my friend Irene Hensley. I used "Another Iota" by Robert Kaufman. It makes a great binding! "Sophie's Twister"Lastly, I submitted a jar of yummy "Pineapple Jam" that I forgot to take a picture of the night I dropped everything off. Thank you all for indulging me while I showed off.

I really encourage you to show your beautiful creations in your local fairs. It validates your work and makes you feel good inside. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" Lisa

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!

Dilemma

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Do I save this for the county fair and mail it to the mother with a hopeful ribbon or mail it to the mother when I am done? I still need to put the aqua border on it. I might put a little white 1 1/2" border around the pink, then the aqua border? Got any advice? I am listening!

The fair is in July I think? Is that to long to wait?

Cut Up What?

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This morning has been interesting! I wanted to do the twist and found myself in dread of cutting up something I spent all day yesterday sewing. I won a charm pack of Vintage Modern from Connie at Quilting by the River Thank you Connie for the giveaway. I liked the one I received so much I bought a second one from the Fat Quarter Shop. Then I went to a local quilt shop (50 miles away) Quilts By Phyllis and the ladies there showed me how to use all three sizes of Twister. I came home with Lil' Twister for 5" charm packs, the littler one I was afraid I'd cut my fingertips off with, the large one was double the cost and I wanted to make sure this was something I could do with arthritis in both hands. So yesterday I got my fabric out and started sewing. Two 5" charm packs and 4 strips of Kona Pink (not sure exact name) 2 1/2" wide. First recommendation use 3" strips! I really loved it when I finished sewing it. Those beautiful feet belong to my very loving m…