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Doodles In Thread

I got started on the quilt.  I couldn’t wait til I the morning sunshine was coming in to try to get some pics.

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I also wanted to address a question that Sharon asked me, in my previous post.  She asked if I’d ever thought about making my doodles into a pattern.  I answered her privately, but I wanted to publicly give credit where it’s due.  I told her no, because I don’t feel they are mine to make into a pattern.  Sure I put my own spin on it, but I am only quilting what I’ve learned from watching Nichole Webb & Jamie Wallen’s dvd’s.  They are awesome quilters, and awesome teachers.

One row down…only a gagillion more to go. 🙂

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WIP Wednesday

I had hoped to have this quilt loaded by today, but I had a quickie Christmas table runner come in that I squeezed in first.  Tonight, I’m just too worn out to load it.  I’m still feeling the effects of the crud I had caught last week.  I’m just drained by the end of the day.  This is a big kingsize Turning Twenty Again, and my customer has requested that I just freehand it.  She’s one of my best customers and I enjoy quilting for her.  I’m going to have fun with this one.


I’ve been brushing up on my freehanding with some doodling.  This one isn’t very good, but I left the notebook with the better ones in it at work today.  Still, you should be able to get the idea of how I’m planning on quilting it.


It’s for the same customer that brought me this Wizard of Oz  to quilt, and the gorgeous kingsize sampler in this post.  She also generously gives me permission to post pics of her projects.  She said she feels they are part mine, also.  🙂  I will post some quilting in progress pics once I get going on it.

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Sunday Stash Report, 11-2-08

I busted four more yards of fleece fabric this week on a fleece blanket for a customer.  No new fabric came in.

  • Incoming Yardage to date: 84 yds.
  • Outgoing Yardage to date:  113 & 2/3 yds.
  • Total Stash Busted to date: 29 & 2/3 yds.

I finished the binding and label on the Chinese Coins baby quilt.  A quick wash and it will be ready to be on it’s way to it’s new family.  I used Terri Watson & Michele Wyman’s Star Swirl panto for the quilting.

I finally got my storm at sea completely finished, including a hanging sleeve.

I also was busy at the longarm this past week, working on the three lap quilts, one baby quilt, and the four casserole cozies for one customer, along with the aforementioned fleece blanket.  I lol’d when I read this insert in the package with the casserole cozies.

The casserole is NOT included?  Really?  Really!  Wow…

And, since I’m kind of like a kid with a new toy since I figured out the video posting, and I didn’t have anything really interesting to post, I’m giving BunBun some time in the spotlight…hehehehe.

I have some really fun customer quilting coming up, barring any technical difficulties, of course.  First one up is a kingsize Turning Twenty Again that my customer told me to just “play on it” and do my thing.  Hopefully, I will get to start on it during this week, but I’ll have to see how it goes at my day job.  If not, this weekend, for sure.