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271  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: September 04, 2013 05:08:46 PM
K_Starr -- ?rabbit fur flowers???

CLM -- Oh honey, that sounds horrible!  I hope everything goes as well as it can.
272  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: September 04, 2013 06:40:31 AM
Thanks guys!  I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out, but I don't know that I would have chosen to use corduroy if it hadn't been given to me.  I still have fuzzballs all over the place!
273  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 90 ENTRIES / Re: Tiny Exploding Tardis "painting" with fabric on: September 03, 2013 05:50:14 PM
Brilliant!!!  Shocked  I can't believe it's so tiny!  I would've gone cross-eyes after just a couple hours.
274  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: September 03, 2013 02:16:54 PM
Yea!  Now I've finished the quilt made from 4" squares of corduroy.  I found a chunk of black corduroy that I used to do a border, so now the quilt is 42".  And I used almost all of the corduroy and the backing fabric.  I pieced some batting to make do.  But I didn't have the drive to make my own binding this time, so I ended up buying some.  But five bucks for a blanket is great!

Another project finished!
275  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: August 31, 2013 01:16:11 PM
texscrapper -- those all look so well made.  And such sweet gifts.

I got a project finished this month that actually fits a couple of the themes!  One was rainbow colors, and the other was something about how small of a scrap are you willing to keep.  So I cut up all the corduroy scraps I had into either 6" or 4" squares and threw out the rest.  And last night (this morning really) I finished binding the 6" block quilt.  I wish I could have made it look nice without hand stitching the binding, but it had to be done.  It's about 42" square all together.

I alternated the directions of the wale.  And I tried to get a light/dark checkerboard effect and mostly succeeded. 

I've also sewn all the 4" blocks together for a quilt top, but that came out to just 31" square and I have no idea what to do with something so small.  I don't think corduroy is quite right for a baby blanket. 
276  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: My very first skirt! on: August 30, 2013 11:30:27 AM
What a great start!  And I'm sure your skills will grow right along with the girls.
277  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A couple of fall outfits on: August 30, 2013 11:26:46 AM
They're lovely.  It's good to start sewing when the kids are young, because they are much less picky about their clothes and your skills grow with them.  By the time your daughter needs a prom dress you should be able to handle it with no problem.  Smiley
278  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: August 29, 2013 04:46:33 PM
Good for you carolmb!
279  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: "Flirt"y Baby Quilt :) on: August 28, 2013 11:49:37 AM
Such a lucky friend.

I'd like to know what the tute is that you found for the binding, because I'm stuck at that point on a quilt I just made.  I started it on my machine, and it just looked so lame.  I really don't want to do it by hand, but I know I'm gonna' hafta'.  So if you'd point me in that direction I'd be grateful.
280  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Overcoming a Fear of Canning - or What I Did On My Summer Vacation on: August 25, 2013 07:32:12 PM
You are amazing!  I used to can a lot, but I've lost the drive.  When I have bushels of pears sitting in my kitchen waiting to be bottled, just finishing becomes a priority and all the fun flies out the window.  So good for you for trying so many different things and learning that you love it!
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