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I have listed my fox quilt pattern on etsy again. I just sort of let it slide to the way-side, but it should be up running constantly, because it’s a good pattern and fits a niche in a way I haven’t seen anyone else do. Please follow the link above and pin to pinterest from there so people see it!

My shop “limephosphate” has been closed, so it’s got to be difficult for people to find me. I’ll have to fix the watermark on all these photos….

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who knew

This one was shared with me by Ginger, and it deserves a cross-link.

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February is almost over and I am waaayy behind on my yearly sewing. This is it so far.

This covered journal is to be my “house diary.” Where I put the paint chips from the hardware store and make notes of where the paint was purchased, and when the walls were painted. Or makes notes about which plumber I called when, for what–so I don’t call that company with the name almost identical to the other company, but one charges three-times as much as the other. I don’t want to call the wrong one by mistake again!

I used my Tilda fabric. These are from the “Cottage Rose” and “Harvest” collections.

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I used one of the sketch books with really big spiral binding, so when I add my photos and paint cards the pages won’t become too over-stuffed.

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A pretty vintage button and a hair tie keeps the whole thing closed.

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I think this is a great idea to keep all the changes made on the house easy to refer to–and then when you move, then next people can keep it and know when you did what. And if they need to buy just a little touch-up paint, they know exactly what to buy.

 

And then remember I was making a tulip wall hanging from my Tilda fabric? It’s still not finished. But I used my tester pattern as this mug rug. It was too pretty to just discard.

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You can see from the way the whole pattern seems to start sliding off to the left, that I really need to buy a walking foot for my sewing machine. The tension from the feed dogs is greater than the foot up top, so the top fabric starts being pushed. It becomes worse with the more lines of quilting made. I read a blogger who said, “Don’t flip the fabric and stitch back in the opposite the direction, as this will create waves,” but that might work when you have a walking foot, but if you DON’T, then the above is what happens. So I started flipping the sewing direction on each row, which is why the top of the tulip is more successful than the bottom half.

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If you like the Tilda fabric, you can buy it in the US at http://www.intrepidthread.com.

I’m excited for spring, so my mug rug can double as a doily. Can’t wait for all the flowers!

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The below photos are of the curtains I made. They don’t photograph well because of the light, but here’s a couple snaps to show the fabric. It’s “Poetry” by Moda.

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I gave the pieced area an extra layer of white fabric on the reverse side, to help make them less see-through.

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So that’s my slow sewing for this year. I hope you are being more productive than me!

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D’oh, I forgot to download my fair photos!  There’s not so many this year, I went in the evening and the light wasn’t great. Good thing there’s another fair to go to tomorrow! Fingers crossed the light will be better, and the day not too hot.

I picked out a few of my favorite quilts. Some I like the pattern, others the colors. Others just look pretty.

 

I wonder if the person who made the later square quilt made this one–that olive green looks pretty familiar! I like the color combo, and how the straight lines fool the eye into seeing circles.  (Oh, and I had my flash off so everything has a yellow hue. I just didn’t get good photos this year.)

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This is so pretty, and would look great either on the wall, or hanging over the back of the couch. Wouldn’t it be great to receive this as a gift?

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This flag quilt doesn’t look so special in the photo, but in person it has been heavily machine quilted with metallic thread highlighting each firework pop. It had plenty of sparkle.

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Imagine all the time that went into embroidering each square. This is a full bed-sized quilt, too, I just went in for the closeup here so you can see detail. Hours and hours of work.

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Here’s that olive green I mentioned. I like this one, although it wouldn’t fit my decor. I guess I like it would look okay on a masculine bed–it’s hard to make a quilt that works okay for a man.

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This one is huge! I had that little girl stand there so you can get an idea of the true dimensions. Thanks, anonymous little girl!

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I like sampler quilts, and I’ve got in my mind to make something like this to use as a table cloth. Different colors, those red/turquoise I think about but never actually use. Maybe I will soon!

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This string quilt I think is particularly successful. Dramatic contrasts between the bolds and lights. It’s hard to pull off when your stash is mostly middle ground colors (who me? says the fabric closet).

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I find photographic prints hard to incorporate in designs, and this window pane quilt uses them well.

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We just liked this pouf. I wouldn’t mind putting my feet up on that!

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Last year I got a fantastic tiger photo I still haven’t painted, and this year the bobcat was a hit. I saw one of these once when I was mountain biking. I looked up the trail, looked down at my gears, thought, “What the?” and looked back up, and it had vanished. I used to see a lot of deer, but that was the only cat ever. Thank goodness. He might be a little guy, but not little enough for me!

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feather quilt

I’ve been sewing all year long, and am stocking up my shabby chic shop now for Christmas. I have a ton of stuff to list. This feather quilt is listed there now, this one is so pretty in person. I used Miss Kate fabric for the feathers, and a beige Waverly solid for the background.

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sewing: finished girlie quilt

Are you reading my sewing blog? I know I need to link to it more often. I finished my little girl quilt, and it deserves showing-off on two blogs :).

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I have a lot more photos of it on my other blog, and the quilt is available for sale in my etsy shabby-chic shop.

This quilt would make a perfect holiday gift for some treasured little girl. The quality of the fabrics and workmanship (made by my own hands!) ensure the quilt will last a lifetime.

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I have been working hard this Saturday, finishing up piecing this quilt top.

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Tah-dah! It’s a swirl of blue and pink, perfect for a little girl.

I love the rabbits….

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And I love the horses….

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And the foxes and birds….

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And I love all the romantic roses. All such pretty fabric, so cheerful and sort of magical.

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So that is the finished top. I have not purchased the backing fabric yet. I want to use this fabric, but it is out of stock until the end of July.

The fabric is called Rosewater, by designer Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit.

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What they *do* have in stock is the same fabric in yellow.
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What would you do? Be okay with the yellow version, letting it throw a different feel onto the reverse side of the quilt? Or wait for the blue so it’s all matchy-matchy?

I’m not a yellow person, but I think I will be putting this quilt for sale in my shop. I don’t know any little girls who love pink and blue….the fabrics were so beautiful I just wanted to get my hands on them and work!

So yellow or blue?

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