Stitched By Me

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Tag Archives: Quilt

Baby Giraffes Baby Quilt Part 2

In this post, I will share my process of finishing the Baby Giraffes Baby Quilt. As I mentioned in my last post, I like lots of photos and details so that I can look back later and remind myself “how I did it”. I hope you learn something from this post as well. Once the …

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Baby Giraffes Baby Quilt Part 1 Deciding on a Layout

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to “squeeze in” a project. I have many UFO’s that I really need to work on, so I was hesitant to start a new project in fear of it becoming yet another UFO. Fortunately, I had a deadline for this one and finished it well in advance of …

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Do I Dare Start A New Project?

My plan was to finish a couple of my UFO’s and Projects in Progress before even considering starting a new project. Well….. The girl that has been cutting my hair for several years is going to be a first time grandma very soon and I decided to make a baby quilt for her grandson. He …

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I Made A Decision On Easy Street!

Once I finished assembling the top of Easy Street, I needed to put it away for a while for a few different reasons. I just needed a break from it. I needed to decide on borders and binding. I didn’t want to make a rush and regret decision. I want to do the quilting on …

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UFO Finish!!! My Poinsettia Wall Quilt

I made my first photo entry into Tanesha’s   UFO Finish Along on Flickr. The Poinsettia wall quilt was started in a private class in the fall of 2011. My friend, Carole, saw the original quilt on display in a local quilt shop.  Carole tracked down the designer/maker of the quilt (Betty Hahn) and asked …

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Block One, Round Two

After studying my sample stitch out, I stitched a “real” embroidered block for my Go! Be Dazzled quilt. The thread colors I ended up choosing for this block will set most of the color palate for the rest of the embroidery for this quilt. I replaced the original too light fabric with one that I …

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I Just Can’t Decide!

I think I am happy with my fabric choices for my version of the Go! Bedazzled quilt, but I am struggling with my thread choices. I love the thread colors used in the inspiration quilt, especially the punch of turquoise throughout. I want to use this in my bedroom, in which I tend to use …

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Preparing A BIG Project For Retreat

In just 2 weeks, I will be going on my first “Girl’s Sewing Retreat Week-end”.   It will be at the Tonto Ridge View Lodge  in Payson, AZ.   It is about a 2 ½ hour drive from home. I will be riding along with 2 of my sewing buddies and a few other quilty/stitchy ladies will …

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Binding Tutorial by Sharon Schamber

This is a very informational binding tutorial by Sharon Schamber. It addresses all of the questions and issues that I have with the binding process and provides tips that I have not seen before.

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I Attended My First Real Quilt Show Yesterday

In the past, I have attended the Phoenix Sewing, Craft and Quilt Festival, but yesterday was the first time I attended a real quilt show.  It was SO INSPIRING!  I loved it. There were over 300 quilts of various sizes and styles on display. I wore the batteries out on both my camera and my …

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