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Collection of What I Have Made in 13 Months!

This is just a collection of what I have made this year!

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Damien’s Quilt is Done!

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I just got home, and the first thing I did was pull this beauty out of the dryer! How gorgeous it is! I was bummed at first because I really wanted to do a bright blue binding, but the blue I had n mind I was about 6 square inches short on, and so I had to change my plans! So, instead, I used a green fabric that pops up a few other times in the quilt and I think it really just makes everything pop!

For the backing I went with a nice plaid I had lying around. It’s very comfortable, and it’s really dull and plain, which is a nice contrast to the top of the quilt, being very saturated and bright! I really love the contrast! I also like the way the green binding hits the colors of the backing! I used a nice burgundy thread on the top, and a black thread on the bottom to fade into the plaid. I’m overall very happy with the way it turned out, and now I get to give it to my nephew the next time I see hit! I really hope he’ll like it!

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Quilting On Damien’s Quilt Done!

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I finished the quilting on Damien’s quilt just now, and I love it even more! I stuck with an asymmetrical theme, since the quilt blocks themselves are rather asymmetrical. I stitched in the ditch along the grid of the quilt and then randomly around other pieces that comprise the blocks. It turned out very nice! I’m sure if I’ll have the time to put the border on, but I just may be able to before the festivities of the evening.

I just wanted to update everyone in case I didn’t have a chance to later. If I do get the binding on in a timely manner, I will straight away through it in the wshing machine, and then post pictures when I come home! I’m so excited to share it with everyone, and even more excited to give it to the little man himself!

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Damien’s Quilt Top Is Finished!

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After I made all of the blocks last night, I went to bed! I slept from 8AM to 1PM, and I hopped back on the sewing machine. I was way too excited about this top to do anything else! Even sleep. The only reason I did sleep was because the light burned out in my machine, and I just did not really feel like find a replacement bulb in my room that late at night, well technically morning! However, I do think this beautiful creation was well worth the lack of sleep! I decided to blend with a base of  rail fence block, and then just made it up as I went. I wanted to fade to red on the ends, and then have that be the border. I really think the red makes the green, purple, and orange POP out of the quilt, which is what I wanted! I’m happy with my choice of jewel toned fabrics, and I would do it all over again if I could!

I hope Damien will enjoy sleeping with it as much as I enjoyed making it. Not sure when I’ll get around to quilting it on my machine. That might even happen later today. I’ll keep everyone posted on any updates!

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Damien’s Quilt Update!

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I’ve been slaving over a hot sewing machine all night to bring you this! Okay, maybe I slacked a little and watched an episode the French crime serial “Spiral”, but then I got right back to work! Maybe two episodes tops!

As I sewed the blocks for this quilt top I could only think about how beautiful and saturated the colors are! I know traditional baby quilts are bright and cheery, but I think they can be cheerful without being bright. Once again, I really hope I’m right! Now, everyone knows I love jewel tones! So, I used the crap out of them! I went digging for scraps from previous quilts looking for the perfect shades of green, red, orange, and purple. The Border will be a nice saturated red, without being dark, which was not an easy task to find in my stash! I’ce also been listening to Dusty Springfield the entire time I have been sewing. I felt the need for a soulful singer, so I could channel all the depth into a beautiful quilt top! Mostly, I just like me some Dusty to sew too. I can hear her over my sewing machine, and my sewing machine is LOUD!

Anywho, back on topic! I chose the colors because the Parents wanted something saturated with the colors most apt for development, which are the primaries and secondaries, so this top is just chock full of them! I hope everyone enjoys the pictures of this beautiful beast!

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The Start of Damien’s Quilt

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I’m sitting here in my basement fervently tearing up my stash of fabric looking for any fun scrap I can add to this fun quilt top. I decided that I was not going to do the puzzle piece as I did with my other nephew’s quilt. Both of his parents are quite the individuals, and so I imagine he will be quite the individual too! I decided to make his a wave of colors almost. It is going to start out as red, and then fade to green, then to orange then to purple, then to green, and then back to red. I’m not sure how I came up with the idea, but I’m really enjoying it as it starts to come together! I already started piecing scraps together to get fun textures and colors in the quilt, and I already started to pattern then out on my floor.

I’m kind of just rolling with th pattern for now, and it is very apt to change as it gets closer to being done, so we shall see how far it ends up from it’s starting point.

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