March Marches On

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Watercolor Quilt Wallhanging 40×40

I have several things to share with you that I have been working on during the first few weeks of March. First, just let me say that I tried out for the position of a Bernina Ambassador, but I wasn’t selected. I knew they would be snooping around the blogs, so I kept the last post up longer than I usually do. While waiting on pins and needles to see who they might select, I kept myself busy with gratifying and creative endeavors.

I have been busy making samples for Lecien Fabrics using Radiant Girl Fabric:

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Crop Top Vogue 1486 and Lekala Skirt (New Design) trimmed with Radiant Girl Fabric by Lecien Fabrics

teaching sewing lessons to young and old:IMG_1165and faithfully working on each The Splendid Sampler blocks, that are posted every Thursday and Sunday.IMG_1250I can’t tell you how much I enjoy everything I am learning while creating each block.  Which includes selecting the fabric, precision cutting, and scant 1/4 inch sewing of the tiniest pieces that make up each 6 inch block. All together I will make 100 blocks this year! And I’m not the only one, another 20,000 or so people are also making these blocks. We’ve got a lot to share and talk about on the social media sites related to The Splendid Sampler.

I have finally finished a quilted wall hanging using a Watercolor Quilt Kit that I purchased last year. I enlarged the original quilt of the sewing machine with boarders and spool blocks. Next, I did free motion quilting and decorative stitching to quilt and finish it. I made  6 inch wide continuous binding, folded it in half, stitched it to the front, then slip-stitched the folded edge to the back. Finally, I made two narrow sleeves along the top, so that I could slip a dowel inside and hang it from the middle, just like a picture. IMG_1256

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IMG_1257One other long term continuous project that I am working on is called a Temperature Blanket. I crochet the low and high temperature of each day according to a color scheme that I made up. So far, I haven’t missed a day since January 1st! IMG_1252

Happy Sewing!

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Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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13 Responses to March Marches On

  1. Jo Laycock says:

    Wowsers, your wall hanging is beautiful! I wish I had your talent for putting fabrics together into images – well done!

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  2. Connie says:

    Wow! I am always so impressed by your sewing talent!
    Connie

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  3. Jennifer A says:

    I love that bunny dress and the cat with umbrella fabric is too cute. My mom is also crocheting the temperature blanket. I need to have her send me a picture so I can see how it is looking. 🙂

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  4. ellegeemakes says:

    Amazing..everything you do is colorful and inspiring! The bunny dress and the crop top are my favorites. What a great month you’ve had

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  5. craftycreeky says:

    Wow, your wall hanging is stunning, and I love the idea of a temperature quilt

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  6. Deborah says:

    Definitely Bernina’s loss. You are an amazing sewist and blogger.

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  7. Love the sewing machine wall hanging! Sorry about the ambassadorship….I voted for you!

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