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Sun Embroidered

2016, like all years, has been incredible. This embroidered piece is influenced by the many sunrises I caught this year; waking up in the dawn’s dark is one of my favorite activities.

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After the embroidery was finished, I machine quilted the double wool batting with gold Gutermann thread.

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The front up close.

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The blue behind.

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Thanks for stopping by at any point during this year and after!

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Warm & Quilted Tote

Lately I haven’t been feeling like being on the computer because of all the new parts of life. There has been plenty to blog about, but not as much of my energy to go around. With the colder weather I’m sure I will find my way inside…maybe!

This tote is for one of my dearest friends. She is a strong, well-spoken, hardworking, fun, silly woman, and is always there for those in her life. She loves the world and the people in it.

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She is classic, graceful, with a pop of daring, and the colors and lines of this bag attempt to capture those qualities.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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A Quilted Bag

Machine quilting is one of my favorite activities because I love the way quilted lines texture the fabric. This quilted bag came in to being for a friend’s birthday gift. It is sturdy and brightly colored. The fabric is a combination of recent acquisitions and old fabrics waiting to be used.

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A close up on the handles.

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The inside is not quilted. I used the School of Sewing‘s construction, with some personalized touches, such a size and fabrics.

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What type of handmade gifts do you like to give?

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Pincushion Progress

I made a pincushion with some of the scraps left over from the quilt tops I’ve been working on. The fabric is from Andover’s Natural History deisgned by Lizzy House and Robert Kaufman. Lavender is one of my favorite scents, so PlumEasy‘s pincushion filling was a natural fit. The finished size is 5″ x 6 1/2″ x 2″, and it holds a lot of pins! img_7776

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What is your favorite pincushion?