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Well, I think I got my sewing motivation back.  I finished up these two quilt tops today.  They both needed just a few more blocks.

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Well, I’ve failed to blog everyday this month.  Oh well, I guess I have a good excuse.  Life around here hasn’t exactly been exciting.  I’ve been canning sweet potatoes and grape juice every night.  Hopefully, I finish it all up tomorrow night.  I’m pretty tired of purple sticky stains everywhere.

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This is my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  I’m excited to be participating and to get a chance to see everyone else’s beautiful creations.

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Believe it or not, this quilt was one of my first ones.  I think I finished the top around Christmas time in 2009.  It’s a queen sized bed quilt.  The fabrics are all batiks and were found at my local quilt shop.

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It was quilted by a friend of my mom’s as my birthday present.  I was not aware of free motion quilting then and couldn’t imagine trying to stitch in the ditch on a quilt this large.  It measures in at about 90″ x 90″.

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A lot has changed in my quilting life since 2009 – I’ve learned a ton of new techniques, I can do my own machine quilting, I am much better at keeping things square and using a 1/4″ seam (most days) – but this quilt remains one of my all time favorites!

 

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And here’s my newest finish!  I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

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I’ll do a full post soon with lots of pictures 🙂

So, one of my new year’s “resolutions” was to blog more.  And not just about quilts.  So far it’s been 20 days into the new year, and here we are, the first post.  Pretty good, considering I haven’t posted since last October.  

Well, first up.  A finished quilt!  I think this counts as a 2010 quilt, even though I’m just now getting around to posting it.

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A nine patch quilt, although I could have saved a lot of time if I’d planned better.  I started out making a ton of nine patch blocks, then realized that I didn’t want the quilt to be huge since I wanted to give it to a friend who was only in town for a couple of days and I had to quilt it myself.  So, with this layout, it would have been way simpler and much quicker to have just cut large squares and small squares of green and pieced it that way.  Oh well, live and learn.  But, it’s backed in flannel.  Which makes it awesome.

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Remember these blocks?  That I started back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

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Well, they are now a top.  And basted.  And I’m hand quilting on it.  Here’s the proof:

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Will wonders never cease?  I’m not a huge fan of hand quilting.  I find it tedious and the actual quilting is my least favorite part of creating a quilt.  Which would explain why I have 15 quilt tops in a box.

In other news.  All that canning I did over the summer was totally worth it.

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It’s delicious.

And this is the next project:

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I’ll also be growing some food and enjoying life.

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