Sunday, September 24, 2017

It's SPIDERMAN!

I wanted to create an original "super hero" quilt for my grand guys birthday quilt this year.
He and I always have fun playing "Spiderman" with silly string and I wanted to capture that memory. I searched the internet for ideas and found none. When while on a walk I thought to use a color sheet.

I used my projector at school and enlarged it to the size I wanted for the quilt.

I then traced and cut all my pieces.
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Then using the livingroom window as my "lightbox"

...I taped the pattern and my background fabric to the window and...

...with my Roxanne Basting Glue, positioned and secured all the pieces. I also marked the web for quilting. (Of which I ordered metallic thread for! Won't that be cool!!)

Here's what he looks like all sewn together: 
This one is going to be fun to quilt. Stay tuned!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Superhero Walk-A-Thon

Introducing our new class of "Super Second Graders"!

Okay Ladies, we are never too old to wear a tutu! (OMG!!)
 My cooperating teacher keeps me young and I truly love her for that!

This is our annual fundraiser for misc. classroom supplies. 
It's fun and makes for a great Friday.

I hope you'll stop by this weekend as I'm looking forward to sharing the beginnings 
of my grand guy's Spiderman quilt with you.  I even took the little guy fabric shopping
with me and he helped me pick out ALL the fabric! So fun and he was so decisive.
Yes! He has TWO suckers in his mouth. Oh man! I love being a grandma! He ended up sharing one with me and of course, I'm practically immune to kid germs, so I enjoyed it right along with him. 

He knew immediately THIS was the fabric he wanted for the back. 
(Good thing I DID bring him, as I would have picked the Spiderman one!) He loves his superheros and could name every one them on this fabric! He played with the fabric all day, rolling himself up like a burrito, making tents and sharing with Jackson. 
The fabric is now all washed and ready to be put on the quilting frame. I'm predicting my little grand guy has a new "favorite" quilt in his very near future. What do ya think?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Archives #171: Bags

Welcome to the linky party that rejuvenates your old quilting/sewing posts! 
Please click here to read more about this linky party.  
This week's theme is: BAGS

This little charm pack bag continues to be one of my favorites.
 It sure does bring back fond memories of when we had a local quilt shop and I'd take Saturday afternoon classes to learn new things. I miss those days. I miss having a local quilt shop and I miss the friends you make taking these kinds of classes. Funny how things change of the years.



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

It's FOOTBALL Season!

Aughhhhh....we all love those ultimate quilting moments. You know the ones when someone just reallllly loves the quilt you made them. They cherish is. They USE IT. They love it.
Our daughter and SIL are in the middle of packing for a big move (Meme Note: A move that will now make them only 2 1/2 hours away instead of their current 3 1/2 hours.) Anyhoo, while packing my daughter told our grand guy he gets to keep out one quilt for the transition. Annddd he chose:
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Four years old.

One year old. 
The best part was his reasoning:
  "Mom it's football time and I want it to watch football with dad!"
Yep...one of those ultimate moments we love!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Raw Edged Flowers....Washed!

How did it get to the middle of September already! I haven't been sewing and have only spent a few evenings during the week binding this beauty. I promised I'd post an update once these raw-edged flowers were washed and quite honestly this quilt has quickly become our very favorite! It received it's inaugural washing yesterday and after two rounds in the dryer I finally hung it out in the afternoon sunshine to get the rest of the drying process done.

I really like these scrappy, raveled flowers:


 I surprised my husband with it on our bed when he got home from work. He immediately said: 
"This is my very favorite quilt. I love how it brightens up the room."
Yes, he made my day!

Tuesday Archives Update

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I gradually coming out of my September "Back to School Fog". Defined as having to take naps after school with little energy to even stitch once evening rolls around. It takes about a month  to get settled into routine and my energy where I'm now...ready to get going again. I've updated our Tuesday Archives on the sidebar. Thanks for your patience at my lack of consistency lately. 

Some upcoming September projects that I'm looking forward to sharing with you include a self-designed super-hero quilt for our grand guy's upcoming fourth birthday and a quick dinosaur charm pack quilt for our second little guy due to arrive around the end of November. 
(Isn't quilting for little ones the best!
 Happily creating and quilting once again....

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