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Friday, March 25, 2016

Bertie's Easter quilt

Kenny got me this Easter quilt kit a few months ago and I promised myself I wouldn't start it unless I was going to finish it.  I love all the flowers and chicks and spring themes.  It's all ready for quilting now and I plan to do that tomorrow when I am done with my running around.

After I quilt it I will add the button eyes and the hand embroidery for the stems on the flowers.
It was fun to do the machine embroidery on this project.  I used many different stitches to add texture to the appliqués.
 What a fun time I had with this!  Working on it got me through some tough times at work.  It's been a very trying year but I am hopeful that it's in the past and not going to continue.  Sewing is my best therapy!  

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jelly roll baby quilt for Megan

I have been in a sewing mindset every minute lately but I've only been starting projects if I know I will finish them!  This was a quick quilt I made for my friend's new baby girl.  It was fun and quick 
which made it even more pleasant.

I appliquéd her name and the puppy.

My favorite part is the pink chenille!  All washed and ready for cuddling.  Oh and I did a curved edge on the top and bottom which was my first time ever!  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bunny mug rugs

This weekend I made a few mug rugs for Easter.  The ones with the blue bunnies are for me and Kenny.  The others are for friends at work.  I'm going to make some for my kids before next weekend.  Now that they both own homes they need stuff for the seasons.

These are toile bunnies.  I always love how toile looks!  I belong to a monthly fabric club where they send me little packs of 2 1/2 inch squares.  These projects are perfect for them.