spring sewing streak

i’m happy to report that i completed almost all of the items on my two week to do list

1. although i finished macey’s faux chenille quilt, it didn’t turn out like all of my other ones have, so i haven’t decided if i should try to fix it, try to make something new for her, or just buy something 😦

2. i also prepped my linen, and started mimi’s cross stitch. i’ve gotten a lot more done than this, but this is the only picture i have at this moment

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3. i finished my turn adding borders to liz’s round trip quilt, but unfortunately i was not happy with the results. before i could even remove them, i was told the sad news that she will no longer be participating in the group, due to traveling/moving issues. although i am not required to do any more work on her quilt, she made some gorgeous maple leaves for mine, and i think i would still like to do at least one border for her

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4. i think finishing 4 blocks for brian’s quilt was probably one of the first things i did. they are so big, and come together pretty quickly, so it was a good start to get me in the sewing mood. there are only 9 blocks total, so hopefully i will be able to share a bit more info soon!

5. i also ironed, cut, and even started sewing all of my liberty quilt pieces. here is an old pic of the first set of fabric i already had, but it’s a sneak peek nonetheless

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6. i started over, and made a new pocket for my senna tote. i just wasn’t very happy with my first idea, and decided to get rid of black from the color scheme altogether. i’m not 100% done yet, but just need to add a few quick borders. i really love this new one, so it was a good choice in the end. my good friend ashlee said it looks like pink lemonade, and that description makes me very happy

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7. i’m also really happy with how the iu pillow for my future brother in law eric turned out. i love it when an idea you have in your head works, or even surpasses your expectations. i had the crazy idea to up cycle an old tshirt, but was afraid the stretch would be a finicky fabric to work with. when all was said and done, i wanted to keep it for myself. he’s very excited to receive it, and said he will proudly display it on his couch

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8. here is the third (of ten) tulips i made for me and ashlee’s amsterdam cooperative quilt. i really like the yellows and was proud for pushing myself to get a little scrappier, lol. can’t wait to see this all come together!

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9. i chose fabrics for the outside of vanessa’s pouch, but need to go to joann’s to find a coordinating fabric for the lining

10. i made myself one of sotak’s drawstring bags, and i love it. i used some fabric i’ve been hoarding for quite a while now, but the best part is that it matches my new MK purse. oooo la la, lol

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11. unfortunately, as i mentioned earlier, i need to make a stop at joann’s for quite a bit of things…and batting is one of them. i did not have any big enough, therefore i did not get my donut quilt basted

12. i did get a pillow top designed and finished for the couch, now i just need to put it together. i love it, and can’t wait until we have a beautiful, handmade hodge podge in the living room

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13. i did renew the items in my etsy shop, but have not added anything more yet. i only have one thing to add, so i don’t think it will take too long, just need to find the time to take some good pics and post them

14. i also updated my quilt “wish list,” but surprisingly, it didn’t change as drastically as i originally thought, lol. i took off the anna maria horner feathers…because after making two for the bee i was in, i decided i did not want to make a whole quilt’s worth of them after all. i replaced it with the fair isle christmas quilt i have already started

15. i blogged on this site, and also linked up with my blogger/quilter friend stephanie, from late night quilting. however, i still have a draft that needs to be completed over on my personal site.

16. i did not make any bee blocks for myself, but i did start three new projects (all gifts! don’t judge me!) and have gotten a lot of work done on them. i also pulled out an old pillow top, and almost have it completely quilted. oh, and i also started a new book that i love, and am almost done with that as well 🙂

whew! i stayed busy, but had fun all the while. i also got a lot of new fabric, smh.

lots of project in the works, as usual…stay tuned!

❤ xtina

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