Decisions, decisions ;)

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I got the backing for my baby quilt and couldn’t decide…modern to the right or classic to the left? I liked them both.  If I take the modern to the right then I would do the binding in it too. If you want to chime in with your opinion, please do! I think it all comes down to personal preference.

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I decided to make the quilt this big with a 1 1/2 inch darker pink border then another 5 inch border and in the 5 inch border I am going to paperpiece the child’s name and a few special words.

I’ve never made a girl’s quilt before!

Making a baby quilt!

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I started a baby quilt.  My friend Jen came over and we designed it….the bottom will be shorter and I will be writing the name of the baby on it.  Thanks Jen for kicking me in the butt!

I worked on my 6-word memoir quilt at the same time…chainpiecing:

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Two piecing projects on the go ;).

And of course I am always being watched by the attack cats!

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Prepping…

…because handwork takes prepping! 😉 And prepping is messy business:

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Into the scrap bins…

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and into the scrap bag because scraps mate like rabbits ;)…

Then there is the fusible process after we find the right piece of scrap:

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and the gluing because that is the method I have been enjoying:

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These will be birds.

I have stitched my monthly hexagons for my 30s swap; all ready to mail out.

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And here is a recent hexagon flower…hexies are from the swap that I do every month.  It is a great way to get variety of fabrics that I wouldn’t necessarily buy:

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Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.  Lots of eye candy over there!

Hexagons…auditioning

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I went shopping last week and found this beautiful white fabric for my grandmother’s garden hexagon quilt.  I loved it but now I am noticing that if I want to use it I will have to be careful with the placement because of the design direction :(. Do I use it or choose a white with no direction.

I did a lot of hexagons yesterday; these white and then I started my hexagon swap hexies of 30s.

I went shopping on Friday and bought some sewing essentials!

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I fell in love with the white and bought 2 yards of it (backing size).  One-sided fusible interfacing to see if it is a good weight for glue applique.  That dark blue was a the rest of the bolt that I saw when I was waiting for my friend. It is dangerous when you wait for a friend in a fabric store ;).  Anyhow, I had some of this blue in my stash but had run out so…what’s a girl with a stash to do? Snapped it up. I bought some guiterman thread to try out for my hexagon flowers.  I am curious .  Oh, and that is a pattern for a top that I would like to make.  Fun shopping day with my friend Jen!

Summer time means birds in my yard and this little fellow found a perch on the front porch chair:

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I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network blog. Always lots of inspiration over there!