WIP Wednesday: Not enough hours in the day

carla Charity, Quilting 2 Comments

I’m at the point where there aren’t enough hours in the day between my day job, prepping for MAGFest, packing for a weekend trip, and sewing. We even had a “snow day” yesterday, but really I had to telework instead of sew all day. Friday I was home and managed to get labels put on to my Nurture Circle Swap …

carlaWIP Wednesday: Not enough hours in the day

Up, up, and away

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Just a quick update before I’m off to the airport in the morning to visit family for Thanksgiving. My Bigger Small Plates quilt came back from Sarah the longarmer tonight! She did a fantastic job and the machine binding is amazing. I took it out of the package and was taking pictures of it (in the dark, sorry!) just a …

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WIP Wednesday: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

carla Charity, Quilting 2 Comments

Over the last two weeks I’ve been very productive. I’ve finished my first major free motion quilting (FMQ). I showcased my very first one two weeks ago. Here’s the second – same loopy floral-ish pattern, but on a smaller scale this time (3″ squares instead of 5″ squares). I worked on connecting my flowers better and moving along instead of …

carlaWIP Wednesday: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

Quilt top: Bigger Small Plates

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I finished my Bigger Small Plates quilt top and back over the Veterans Day holiday and sent it off to Sarah Russertt for quilting and binding this week. It’s the last of my gift quilts for this Christmas season. Having that off my plate is a big relief. Now I can focus solely on my Zelda charity quilt that will …

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Small Plates Baby Quilt

Finished: Small Plates Baby Quilt

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I’m finally ready to declare my Small Plates baby quilt 100% done. In reality the quilting and binding have been done since the 21st, but it has taken four more days for me to sew the label on and get it into the wash. It is starting to get cold out so these pictures aren’t the best, but I think …

carlaFinished: Small Plates Baby Quilt

Work in Progress Wednesday: Reshuffling!

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This has been a week of reshuffling. Projects that I thought I had time for now go to the top, and a new project snuck in. My big news is my new sewing machine has arrived! Meet my new Janome 8900! I haven’t named her yet, and we are still having a bit of a learning curve, but it has …

carlaWork in Progress Wednesday: Reshuffling!

Small Plates Baby Quilt Top

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This quilt top is for someone very dear to me who will soon have another addition to their family. I can’t wait to get this finished and gifted. I really hope they love it.   Baby Quilt top, a photo by zaydia {modernbias.com} on Flickr. This top is based on the “Small Plates” pattern from “The Practical Guide to Patchwork”. …

carlaSmall Plates Baby Quilt Top