Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hopscotch finished and shared and now finally blogged.

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I finished it a while ago. I’m just getting around to posting about it. I decided to gift this to my Grandmother. I was planning a trip to Utah to visit with my family. My sister was due with a baby any time. I was going in hopes to be there for the birth of her sweet baby. I knew I was going to visit my Grandmother while I was in Utah. I just knew she would love this. She taught me how to sew when I was little.   

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It is so soft! I just love it! It is backed in flannel.
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My Mom came up to Utah for the birth of my sister’s baby, from Arizona. So both my Mom and my Grandma were there. They were picking at my points. I know it isn’t nice to say, but I told them too. I was so proud of my points all coming together so well (once I got the hang of them.)
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My Grandma understands quilting because she used to quilt. Mom did too, but on a smaller scale. We all used to tie quilts in the family room. My Grandpa made quilt frames to tie quilts for a few of us years ago. (Oh, how I wish I had one myself.)
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Grandma is just beautiful! I love her so much. She loved the quilt.

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A gift for the 4th grade teacher

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My 4th grade son’s teacher was going to be a Daddy for the first time right as school was letting out. I thought it was the perfect excuse to make a quilt. I am always looking for good reasons to make things;)

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I decided on this lovely fabric from Denyse Schmidt. I made a super simple pattern from HST with cream and squares of the printed fabric. It went together in no time at all.

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I backed it with some polka dot flannel fabric. I do love to back my quilts with something soft. Particularly if I am using it for a baby or child. My kids go crazy over soft textures.

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I did an all over meander in the white and a little bit of a different fmq for the patterned fabric. It washed up like a dream and the roll was just too cute!

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A gift for the Kindergarten teacher

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I was lucky to be able to volunteer for the Kindergarten teacher every week. She was a sweet lady and my little Kindergartener loved her. For the end of the year gift, I asked her what her favorite color was. Deep Purple.

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I absolutely fell in love with this Art Gallery fabric and just had to make something with it. My son said his teacher needed a new lunch tote. I found a free pattern from Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie called Pick-A-Pocket Purse. Perfection!

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Since the top fabric was almost white, I thought it would get dirty fast. I used some of the same oval elements fabric from the handles to line the top of the purse. It also added some stability to the purse. I did use firm batting in the purse, but I think I would have used some in the handles too. I also think this would be awesome a little bit bigger. I am just in love with the Art Gallery fabrics! The feel of them is just so smooth.

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My son’s teacher loved it!