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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's About Time

Yikes! I've been gone for awhile, huh?! Well, it's not like I haven't been sewing; I just redirected my energy into running. And I'm pleased to say that I have now run 2 half marathons. I did the Houston Aramco in January and I just finished the OKC Memorial this past weekend. It was a journey, that's for sure, but one that I am glad I took. I plan on continuing my running and hopefully I will start to get better times!!

Anyhoo, let's get back to the sewing end of things. Since I'm not sure where I left off in my sewing journey, I'm just going to post some pictures and see where I'm at.

At Thanksgiving time 2008 I asked all of the family members who feasted at C&W's house to write on a blank piece of white fabric. During the next year I added pictures and leaves and quilted the puppy up. This was the result. It was presented to my brother and sis-in-law at Thanksgiving time 2009. I think it turned out wonderfully.
Closely inspected . . . I think it got Mom's approval!

This is the finished quilt for G&E. It's a lot prettier in real life.

I took a painted wholecloth class at the Houston International Art Festival 2009. It was such a fun time although 3 hours barely made a dent in the painting part. I brought it home, finished painting it and this week while I am on vacation I quilted it up. Now I have to trim and bind it and then I'm going to embellish it with some beading and crystals. Can we say "ooh, aah"??!!

This quilt was made out of my Aunt Ida and Uncle Stan's clothes. I originally was going to make a wall quilt with pictures of them that my two cousins could hang in their respective homes. When I got to looking at the clothes, I thought how nice it would be to snuggle up with a lap blanket on the couch instead of looking at fabric on a wall. This is the first one I made. I still need to bind it. The second one was finished today. The binding was sewn on by hand on the backside and all threads were buried. I think my cousins will like them.

This is the 2nd quilt: same, but different.

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