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I should stop saying never.

Really, I said I’d never quilt. In the last year, I made three quilts. THREE!!! Ok, granted, I never really “quilted” them, I mean, that’s a lot of work. And patience. And who has the time unless you are 50+ and maybe have a lot of cats? That’s an unfair statement but once my blanket is put together, I really am done with it. I like short projects that can be finished and used and not sit and me say things like “wow, only 11/12 left to quilt. Glad I decided to do this by hand.” (that’s a true conversation. I ended up ripping out my hand stitches and went with little yarn ties.)

I was going thru my stash last night and thought I’d do a simple tag blanket for our church bazaar. Instead, I found quite a bit left of my Moda fabric from the Oz collection. After I cut it up, I thought “hey, I can try my hand at triangles! who cares, right?” So off I went, measuring, cutting, drawing diagonal lines and sewing a quarter inch on each side…and I came up with…

It’s just started. That’s 36 squares and I have 36 more (I think) and thenĀ I’ll attempt to sew it together. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it yet. It’s cute but I don’t know if it’ll go to the bazaar or a friend or where. Oz, maybe :) We’ll see how it goes. I still need to find a border for it and backing. Again, just not sure.

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The birthday quilt

Yesterday was my niece’s 6th birthday. HOLY MOLY. I swear, I can’t figure out where time goes. She wanted me to take a picture of her and I and put it on facebook, but I can’t resist…

She’s so stinkin’ adorable.

Anyways, for her birthday gift, she wanted to go paint pottery like her Mom and Dad did, so Mr. Lulu and I got her a gift certificate for Paint n Pottery in Huntingtown. We did it once and it was so much fun. Now she gets to go! She also got a birthday quilt. I had started this months ago and finished it two hours before her birthday. YAY PROCRASTINATION!!!

Anyways, this little guy is just big enough for Kate. It’s a vanishing 9 square, or disappearing 9 patch, or whichever name you want to call it. I rolled her gift certificate up in the quilt and let her unroll it. The back of the quilt is hot pink, the binding is actually purple, but as we all know, the blackberry takes faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous pictures.

I tell you, it’s amazing how fast one can finish a quilt when need be! I did try fusible quilt batting. It didn’t fuse very well, but it also could’ve been because I was in a hurry. I am proud of it though.

Kate seemed to have liked the quilt, but nothing could compare with the Barbie Dream House she got from parents and grandparents.

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