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Sewing Dilemma

I am trying to make a kitty blanket but how can I sew with this little monster blocking my sewing machine?


Good thing I love the little monster!



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FNSI Results- Quilt #3

Quilt #3 by Inspired by Kristal
Quilt #3, a photo by Inspired by Kristal on Flickr.

This is the 3rd of my 5 quilts that need to be completed by Christmas. The stripes are half done and then there will be a solid chocolate border on this. I also have the rest of the stripes cut to size. As this is part of my Big Quilt Project, I am using the same design on at least Quilts 1, 2 and 3.

Now, its off to bed. Hope everyone enjoyed their Friday Night Sew In this month!

Nite y’all!


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WIP Wednesday

My new updated Wednesday WIP/Project List

  1. Finish border and then quilt the Sugar and Spice
  2. Needle Keeper Thanks Deanna!
  3. Covered kitty bed with removable washable pillow for Mom’s Maine Coon Kitties
  4. Amy Butler’s Puzzle Quilt
  5. Beach Bag
  6. Wallet
  7. Amy Butler’s Lotus Quilt
  8. Sleep masks ’cause our bedroom faces south and having 2 cats, closed blinds and an open window at night don’t mix.  They make sooo much noise climbing behind them we are sleeping with them partially open

And, I need to discuss with S.T. if she is interested in having a quilt a made for her new baby niece.  I am sure you are reading this S.T., so let me know.

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Weekend Plans

My Moda Hullabaloo fabric arrived for the newly commissioned baby quilt. It is so soft and I just love the polka dots but I don’t think I will be able to do any sewing on it this weekend.  😦 I need to finish the pillows for the Mr.’s mom tonight so we can give them to her on the long weekend and do some new fabric laundry.  Then I need to turn the sewing room back into a guest room temporarily

Saturday my neice who just turned 18 and her boyfriend are spending the day in Niagara Falls (Canadian side) and then heading over for a BBQ dinner and spending the night.  I can’t believe she is 18 now and starting college in the fall.  Time flies so fast. I remember when she was 8 and we would spend Saturday nights making crafts together and baking.

Here they are!  I stole the picture from her Facebook page!  This was one of the many pre-prom pics taken by her parents.


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FSNI Results


On my Friday Night Sew In, I made these pillow fronts for the Mr’s mom.  When I originally purchased this fabric, I loved the design.  Now, not so much.  At least I can use most of it to make some pillows. 

These took me much longer than I expected (sounds like the story of all my projects), but I had to set up my new sewing machine and learn how to use it.  Hah!  That part is still going on.  All I learned was how to thread it, load the bobbin and sew a straight line.  There is going to be a learning curve with this puppy!

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Hollywood Throw Pillow

I made two of these little pillows about a month ago out of this retro art deco fabric called “Hollywood” by Alexander Henry.  I used a 15″ pillow form inside and have made the pillow case removable for washing by making it like an envelope with snaps to hold it closed.  They make a lovely addition to my livingroom sofa.







The kitten -as always -was quite helpful and insisted he hold the fabric in place while I cut it by sitting in the sewing waste basket! 

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