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Spring is in the air

I've got a new quilting buddy...well not really. I've know Stefanie for years, but she just started quilting about a month ago. She has really taken to it and with years of sewing experience in making home dec and garments she was a natural with her added graphic design ability. This was her first project. I think it's made from Moda fabrics. I just love the bright colors/patterns and I'm sure this would cheer up anyone's time at there ironing board.

This is a top I finished up this morning. I now have 2 tops ready to quilt. I normally do the quilting right after I get the top finished, but since I have the Sashiko I am going to quilt several in a row to get used to the new machine. As you can see my advisor is there once again directing this photo shoot. It was so odd he didn't lay right in the middle of the top.

I am teaching jewelry classes at my local JoAnn and wanted to have a few different classes from the normal and have been practicing up on my hammered wire jewelry. I'd not done this in a while and like everything else if you don't stay in practice you can loose your edge. So after about 5 pair of earrings and a hammered copper ring I think I'm back in the swing. I'd forgotten how much fun this is.

Even thou I'm no spring chicken anymore my little sister and I still give each other an Easter basket each year. It has little treats and candy of course. My BIG treat was this Jim Shore Santa. It's signed too! I love Jim Shore and was so happy to get this.


Barb said…
That ironing board is awesome....

Love the quilt top...and how fun to swap Easter Baskets.
maggi21 said…
That's a lovely quilt top, just right for your Sashiko machine. You've obviously not lost your touch with the jewellery.
Can't wait to see how that quilt turns out with the stitching from your Sashiko. It's important that you master the workings of that machine so by the time I need to quilt my Airborne quilt, you can show me all the tricks - ha ha!!

I will be blogging about my accuquilt later today, so you will need to drop by and put in your two cents worth.
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Patty Ashworth said…
The ironing board cover is wonderful! Just check to make sure the colors are "fast". Nothing worse than spraying extra water on something for more steam and have the colors from the board come up through your project or clothes....

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