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Monday, October 28, 2013

Back At It

Oh my goodness, friends!  I had an appointment on Friday so I was off work, and I took that opportunity to pick up my sewing machine.  My dealer is about 30 minutes away, and they close before I can make it after school, so I was grateful for the chance to get there on a day other than Saturday.  I was without it for two looooong weeks, and I know I will waste no time getting a backup for the future.  I have learned my lesson the hard way.  I just love sewing too much!

I finished up one quilt this weekend and although I have a tutorial all planned for later in the week, I'll go ahead and give you a little peek-


And after that one was finished, last night, I worked on this one-


These are mostly Lottie Da fabrics by Heather Bailey, with a few others thrown in.  The shop that sells my quilts got this fabric line in a few weeks ago and asked if I would make a baby quilt that would really show it off.  They also asked if it would be possible to make the quilt with only fabrics they stock, which eliminated solids.

They also happened to ask for this quilt right after I took my machine in, which means it's been sitting on my to-do list for a couple of weeks already.  The Giant Log Cabin has kind of become my go-to pattern for a quick, easy quilt that can really show off beautiful fabrics.  Since the strips are four inches wide finished, even large patterns stay relatively intact.  Oddly enough, even though I've made three quilts in this pattern (because they are really fun to sew), none of them are at the shop, so I figured, why not?

I'm planning to get this one basted and finished up to deliver Saturday (hopefully), and I hope they love it!


24 comments:

  1. I love the colors and fabrics on the herringbone pattern quilt. Both a re very beautiful.

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  2. Glad you got your machine back girl! Next time I take mine I am telling them to call me when they are ready to work on it before I bring it in:) Definitely need that backup. Love the Lottie Da, I haven't seen much finished product in that yet, so pretty!

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  3. Yeah! Glad to see you are back in business! Thanks for the sneak peek.... More, please! Love the log cabin, too, baby!

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  4. Welcome back! The baby quilt is fabulous and really shows off Heather's fabrics. Looking forward to your new tutorial.

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  5. Love that herringbone/chevron sneak peek! I meant to say congratulations when you posted about your new quilt shop display gig, but...blog reading has been getting a away from me. Suffice it to say that I a) think that is an amazing gig, b) no one deserves primo quilt-selling space more than you, and c) whoever doesn't love your little Lottie Da quilt...well. Is the purple dot part of that line or is that one you chose to mix in? I love those lavender pops!

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  6. You made Lottie Da look even more amazing!! Agree with Laura about the purple - amazing!

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  7. I can't wait to see the tutorial!!!! That quilt is gorgeous!

    Love the fabrics in that other quilt too...very fun and pretty. I'm surprised the shop doesn't have any solids...seems a little different. =) You did a great job.

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  8. Glad you got your machine back! Those are both great quilts - how fun that the second one will be on display.

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  9. Wow they are both great! I hate being with out my machine too! Glad you got it back.

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  10. love the fabrics and the quilt design. The purple sets it off beautifully!

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  11. I love that giant log cabin! I'm going to have to try that pattern out one time :)

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  12. If they don't love it, it is their problem! This is such a fun and happy quilt! Love the colors. Will be fun to see it finished. So glad that your machine made it back. Withdrawals are NOT fun!!

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  13. You are SO productive! Glad you were reunited with your sewing machine. Love these quilts :)

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  14. I love both of these and can't wait for the tutorial. I have had several deaths in the last few months and I have been contemplating making comfort quilts to have on hand for these times. I think both of these patterns would work famously! You are the best!!!

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  15. Love your work girl -- you go!!

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  16. swa-wing! Nobody churns em out like you do. :)

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  17. Very pretty quilts Kelly. Happy to hear you have your machine back!

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  18. Beautiful quilts Kelly and you must be so happy to have your machine back!! I bet you get a second one soon. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Glad you got your machine back. I had the same problem, but I was fixing my own machine. I fixed it on Sunday night and I just got my new machine from FedEx today. So excited. I hope you never have to be without, again.

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  20. Love the herringbone quilt! I'm looking forward to your tutorial for it.

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  21. I know you must feel like yourself again now that you can hear that machine humming and making gorgeous quilts again! Love love your large scale Herringbone quilt! Oh yes you are so right - the large scale Log Cabin is great for showing off pretty fabric!

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  22. Oh what a good idea for big prints! I will have to remember that one!

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