Tag Archives: plus sized sewing

WW #32

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Pink Rose Garden is complete and in rotation!

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The roses in this label are from Urban Threads.

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These are the Christmas gift bags hubs and I put together.

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My squares for the princess theme at Love Quilts USA.

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Blond and Brunette Cameos

Sarah’s baby quilt!

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Mrs. Claus’ stocking.

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My recent haircut for Wigs for Kids.

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Scrappy log cabins using 1 inch strips.

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One of my new tops.

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Toodles!

Happy birthday to me!

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Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated by spending the day in my quilt cave. Larry made me a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. He’s awesome like that.

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I caught up on a lot of old projects and a few clothing repairs. I fixed the sleeves on my dress, figured out how to switch my serger to a cover stitch so I could shorten sleeves on hub’s t shirt, and finished a 3 year old table topper.

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Oh, and I made some cord keepers for my charging cords to keep in my new purse. I made the purse on Saturday. My old one was falling to pieces.

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Last week, I finished a couple of quilts for my family reunion raffle.

This one is Playing with Nine Patches, front and back.

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This one is several years old. It was a puzzle piece quilt made on a day when I just wanted to run a line of stitching through 2 squares of fabric. I love how it turned out. I guess Fuzzy did, too. He wouldn’t move so I assumed he wanted a picture taken.

 

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I did receive a very special gift from my sister. I sobbed like a fool when I opened it. I smile each time I see it. It deserves its own post, and I will podcast about it in the coming week. Maybe by then I can manage to get a good picture taken of it!

Until then…

WW #15

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This week’s episode; log cabins, pineapples, and winter coat talk.

This picture was taken a few weeks ago on a night out with friends. We loved the view even though it was a bit chilly.

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This is a close up of the quilting in my coat. You can also see the simple piecing in this design.

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Toodles!

 

WW #11 BFSI

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In this episode, I talk about my work transition, Colleen’s hanky, my latest quilting projects, and doggie haircuts.
Colleen heard my podcast and sent me some photos to share. Thanks Colleen!

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This is the western style quilt I finished.
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It really is brighter in person.
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This quilt was made from some flannels shirts belonging to the father of a special young lady who will be spending Christmas without her daddy for the first time this year.
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I signed the quilt with my quilting as I wanted it to get to her before the Christmas holiday.
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Mission of Love is the charity I talked about in this episode. They also have a Facebook page with lots of pictures.
Need a giggle? This lady will deliver a few, along with some helpful advice when sewing a curvy garment. She’s my new girl crush 🙂 She has several social accounts you can follow.
Lastly, the dogs…no pictures. No one was hurt but it’s just too horrific and I fear they may not forgive me if I post their awful haircuts. I did manage to add Mojo and Fuzzy to my casualties list, though Fuzzy is only partially done. Larry will have to hold them down so that I may “finish them off”. Oh, his tail hair, I can’t look without nervously giggling. I might just have to add “dog groomer” to the list of things I tried and failed. Good thing hair grows back!

WW# 10 Plus Talk

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In this episode, I talk about purses, plus size sewing, a baby quilt and job update.

This is the purse pattern I’ve been using lately. The little blue bag is the pattern I used for the wedding bag I made a few weeks ago. The rose on black bag is the larger of the 2, and the one I used for the bag I revamped this week.

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I didn’t take before shots, but this is the after. The difference is the vinyl bottom, corners and handles.

20141029_105003_wm I love that it’s almost like new, but in future bags, I will add the corner pieces a bit differently. This works great as an upgrade/ repair.

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QuirkyPrettyCute is the site I found this week that gave me the inspiration and encouragement to start planning my new clothing. She is also a contributor to The Curvy Sewing Collective. These sites are rich with information, instruction, and links to other helpful sites. I will podcast and post on this topic as I go along.

This is the Martha Washington sewing cabinet in my living room. It holds a lot of cross stitching supplies and a few thread crochet projects in the sides. I believe there are vintage White sewing machines that come in a larger version of this cabinet. I’ve not seen them first hand, but have seen pictures of them.

I will post pictures of the one to be painted as I get it started. Right now it’s in cob webs and dust in the corner of my garage. I’ve had my fill of spiders for the week ::ack::

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Ok, this is a bit blurry but you get a general idea. I snapped a quick picture on my phone before I posted this episode. Baby G should be arriving soon and I hope she will spend many hours under or on top of this soft, snuggly flannel.

20141029_111617_wm This is “Paper Doll Sampler” by Daisy Kingdom’s Patty Reed. It’s a reprint of her designs and I have a serious love affair with this collection. The little girl reminds me of my granddaughter, Autumn. She looked a lot like this little girl when she was 3. This fabric will be the backing for Baby G’s quilt. The colors are perfect!

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Here is a shot of wasp #3 from yesterday. Once the finances are back to normal, I think I need to hire an exterminator. Seriously, it’s past ridiculous.

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