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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Well hello there! I hope your New Year is off to a fantastic start! I'm trying to come up with some resolutions that won't be broken within a day. I noticed a lot of "fabric fasting" and "stashbusting" blog posts, but I'm not even going to pretend to join that! I do want to learn German so I don't have any more bald eyebrows incidents while we live here and I hope to blog more. I feel like I shouldn't blog if I don't have something to share, to maybe blogging more will mean sewing more? 

Anyway, on that note, here's a little something I whipped up for my daughter today 
I know it's really "rectangly," but so is her bed!

She likes it and I know it looks like her clothes don't match, but she showed me that there's a neon green stripe in that skirt too

Just kiddin' - I only finished the binding today. I had made the tiny quilt for her doll Sally to open on Christmas morning and decided it would be nice for her to have a matching one. In a fit of efficiency, I got it done today! I'll have to take some pictures during the day tomorrow.


On another note, I attempted to make a Christmas pillow for my boring couch using my Pretty in Patchwork Holidays book.  
I learned a few things, including the fact that I don't know how to blow up a pattern 400% with my computer. I had to make up my own tree shape and when I got to the cutting it out stage I realized that you can still see through my background. Nobody told me not to use white!! 
so, this sucker will be sitting on the windowsill until someone has a good suggestion :)

Happy New Year again - talk to ya soon!

FMT

10 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and the family!
    Love the posts; keeps us connected even though I care nothing about quilting! :-)

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  2. Happy New Year to you and the family!
    Love the posts; keeps us connected even though I care nothing about quilting! :-)

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  3. Happy new year!

    I'm impressed with the quickly whipped up quilt - I *never* manage to do things that quickly, I always overthink o.O

    Can you trim off the excess coloured fabric behind the white, and/or add some white interfacing to the white to try and block out the colour?

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    1. ahh I hadn't thought of adding interfacing! Thanks Katy!

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  4. Happy New Year!
    Would you be able to stitch and cut out other Christmas shapes on this?

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    1. Yes! I was actually considering adding "Merry" to one side and "Xmas" to the other.. maybe... :)

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  5. Happy New Year!
    I have enough supplies in my craft room to keep me busy for the next 10 years without having to buy anything else---seriously!
    I must refrain from buying more....at least until I have used up a lot of what I have. I love making scrappy quilts, so have a few of those on my list to make.

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  6. Have you tried sewing a colored tulle over the front? Maybe a red or green. I have a friend who does this and it hides a lot without detracting from the picture.

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  7. Happy new year, Francine! Yay for a super quick (and super cute) finish! And yay for learning a new language! Here's to 2014!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment! Sure beats talkin' to myself! :-)