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Tiny Update

June 15, 2008

It’s been a minute, hasn’t it?

Yesterday Teresa and I went to Northampton to visit Tara. We ate delicious breakfast (peanut butter pancakes!) and then shopped at Valley Fabrics and Webs. I picked up a pattern to make what promises to be a stress-free quilt. We’ll see about stress free. Here’s the fabric before I mess it up.

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I sewed a few small gifts as a thank you for my amazing mentor and friend. The fabric is left over from some Ikea curtains. The tissue cover pattern came from here and the small card case pattern came from here. Both patterns were super easy to follow–thanks to the generous authors for offering the tutorials.

It\'s the small things.

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Oh, hai

January 18, 2008

Ravelry has certainly detracted from my blog time. Not that I’m complaining or anything.

Tonight I sewed up a single coaster–my first attempt at quilting. I used the Mix-it-Up Cocktail Coaster pattern found in Denyse Schmidt’s Quilt It Kit. I fouled up the pattern enlargement, which explains why there are 4.1 visable fabric strips instead of the six I actually cut and pieced together.

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I need to improve my quilting skills because I’ve fallen in love with tiny hexagons that grow into enormous blankets. I’d like to make one for my wall.