I can’t believe it!

I can’t believe that January is almost over! Where did this month

go? While I am wondering where January went, here are some

of my completed customers’ quilts.

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Cathy made this quilt for her son. Wow! I hope he likes it;  if he

doesn’t, I will take it.

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A flannel moose

This whole quilt is flannel. It is going to be really

warm and snuggly.

And I love the moose, how Canadian is that?

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The border print is so much fun as well and fits the

theme of the quilt perfectly.

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Here are what some of the other blocks look like. Because

of Canada’s 150th birthday this year, I am already

seeing lots of Canadiana quilts coming in.

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The backing of the quilt, flannel, of course.  Cathy

chose “Maple Leaves” for the overall design for this

quilt. And a dark brown polyester thread was chosen for

the top and the backing.

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My color choices for the BOM.

I decided to join a BOM, over at Quilt Art Designs. Janeen

is designing paper piecing patterns depicting baby animals.

One look at her site made me fall in love with her patterns and

my daughter has already told me that she wants the completed

quilt.

The colors above are the fabrics I chose for the 1st block.

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My new labelling system

I had a brain storm and came up with the idea of putting

all my fabrics in  ziploc bags. I numbered the bags so I

would be able to pick which color I needed quickly.

So far, it has worked like a charm and I can put

all the fabrics away, by color, pretty quickly as well.

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Here you can see that the grey is in bag # 10.

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When the pieces are all sewn together, I usually trim

off the excess fabric and place them in a larger bag

for all the completed pieces.

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When all the pieces are completed, I can start sewing

it altogether. I love paper piecing because it reminds me

of doing puzzles, only with fabric. While I am sewing

all the pieces together, I can’t wait to see what the

finished product will look like.

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Here is block # 1- a Koala Bear. He is sleeping in the branches

in a tree somewhere. I think he is really cute.

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I can’t believe that I also managed to quilt one of my own

quilts!! Yeah!! There was a twinge of guilt while I was

quilting but I got over it quickly.

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The idea for this wallhanging came from a picture I

found on the Internet. I know there is alot of concern

about copyright but I am not going to sell the  pattern

I made, nor the finished product, so I think I am ok.

I love the colors and the lines in this piece.

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Some of the fabrics in this wallhanging were painted by

moi. It was so much fun that I think I have to do it again.

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More close up of the quilting on the wallhanging. I

used a glue stick to fold down the edges of the roofs.

When I was quilting it, I didn’t like the thickness  of

the roof fabrics so I will not be using glue next time.

It did gum up my needle a little as well so that won’t

be happening again.

Have a great week and check out

Needle and Thread Network.

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