Weekend projects

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Good Morning lovely people,

I hope that everyone is having a truly splendid day! I have a couple of things to show you from this past weekend that I was able to bust out on my faithful sewing machine. I had a wonderfully productive weekend, even through a lazy Saturday, a sad attempt at playing softball on Sunday and a splendid migraine on Monday. But I persevered and I made 5 children’s aprons, made from old blue jeans that I found in my closet that I had been holding on to for dear life and hoping that I would be able to fit into again one day. But, don’t dismay, I haven’t given up the fight. The weather here in Indy will settle down one day and Spring will be here permanently soon. Or knowing Indiana weather it will probably go straight to summer, from 30 to 90 degrees in one day. Either way it makes for very unpredictable wardrobe changes, but I digress. I’ll be out in the great weather and working on my fitness, very soon. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

So I did some alterations for some coworkers. I hemmed a blouse that was too long for a friend and I turned some boot-legged jeans into skinny jeans for another friend.

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They turned out great. And then I busted out those aprons, from my fabric stash and old jeans:

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Then I promised another coworker I would make her baby a quilt (she’s on Baby #3). It was made from fabric leftover from my pinwheel quilt that I made for last month and some white fur fabric that I found at Value World. Don’t worry I pre-washed that furry fabric AND washed the quilt after I was done. It turned out pretty cute. It wasn’t too extravagant, just some 4 inch blocks and some 2.5 inch x WOF strips along the outside to make it a little bigger. And instead of making additional binding, I just wrapped the furry fabric over the edge to the top and used that as binding. I also added a ribbon and added a little furry toy that I bought (brand new from Target) for the baby to play with or Mommie could use the loop to hang the blanket on something. I was surprised how super easy it is in making a much smaller quilt than the one I made last month and I was able to quilt the whole thing on my sewing machine (no quilting as I go, this time).

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So, I’m hoping to learn different techniques as I go. I would also like to bust out more quilts. I have found a ton of quilts I would like to try on http://www.modabakeshop.com. I LOVE THAT SITE!!!

So I’m keeping with the 1 quilt a month so far, but I’m terrified to try that tie quilt. I’m still bouncing around some ideas for the blocks that won’t be too difficult.

Anywho, have a super blessed day!!

And if you’re here in Indy, stay out of the rain, snow, sleet, heat, flood, or whatever it is for the day

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:1, 2 ESV)

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