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November 7, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been furiously working to finish the binding on my Sparty quilt. This one is staying with me and going in the camper.   I had Hallie on my left. And Finny on my right, later joined by Cole, as did the hand stitching on this one. I picked up that green binding fabric when we traveled to NC.   It's all gone now, used up in this binding. It was the exact perfect color for

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October 31, 2018
WIPs With Friends and Giveaway from Mama Spark's World

Hey there.  It's been awhile since I have had actual time to write one of these posts.  Anyone out there doing any sewing?  Halloween costumes?  Halloween Quilts?  Christmas stuff? Let's share what you are working on!   I have some adorable fabric to give away to someone if we can get 10 pictures shared on this post!   Me?   I am working on getting things ready for my trip to California

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August 15, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been sewing when I get a minute, but it has been sporatic things.   I need to get my butt in gear and work on my pattern testing stuff and my kitty swap project.   I started on the pattern test block only to realize she needed to make some changes  ( or I should say, I wanted her to make some changes). This is the block, designed by Quilt Genius.  I can't wait to get started now

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August 8, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been busy working on a HST quilt that I have a deadline for.   I finished the quilt top on Sunday and am working to get the back pieced so  I can send it to the quilter. I snapped a few photos as I was working on it.  Most were as I was playing with the layout though. The colors are slightly more pale in person. It actually reminds me a bit of sea glass. As

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August 1, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I need to make another wedding quilt.  I decided that I would use grays, greenish grays and grayish blues.  I am making it all HST.  I wanted to use 7.5" blocks but ended up using 7.25" blocks. I had sewn all the HST that I had when sewing with my friends, but realized I needed more. I sewed what I had into pairs too. I cut more and sewed all the additional HST and got them all trimmed.

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July 11, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been pretty busy getting ready for my quilt retreat this weekend.   I was finishing up a few things and mostly cleaning my house and packing.   I made some design boards to bring along.  I found the tutorial from Lori Holt.   She uses foam core board and hot glues batting to the board.   Then she glues binding around the outside.   Looked easy enough.   Welllll, it was a

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June 27, 2018
WIP With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have a few things to share with you.   I made most of these over the weekend.   They will be added to the center of the traveling quilt that I currently have.   The theme is "garden". First up were these adorable mushrooms.   I think that I am going to need some "filler" in-between the animals I want to make  and these are about 4.5" tall.   This pattern is by Stitching Notes and can

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May 16, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

As you could see from previous posts, I have been mostly camping.   Very little sewing.  I did manage to finish the Mad Scientist test quilt.   I just had the test tubes to finish and then assemble them into the other piece and add the bench top. Here are the test tubes.   If you look at the fabrics close up you can see the teal one looks like crystals and  the purple one is all swirly!

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May 9, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

This past week went wooshing by for me!   Hubby took the fifth wheel out on Thursday for a trial camping run.   He has it parked for 2 weeks at a campground about an hour from our house.   I went there on Friday and stayed until Monday.   I brought the kittens up there to stay with him for the weeks.   I will go back and stay this coming weekend.   This was also the trial run for seeing

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May 3, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I showed you all yesterday the green squares I am working on.   I am also working on making binding for the baby peacock quilt.   Then I will be sewing on the binding and turning and hand sewing the binding down on that quilt. I wanted to show the quilt when it was finished but I will show it now and show it again later, LOL. The quilting was done by Threadbear Quilting.   Kathy does

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April 25, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

Another Wednesday is here and it is time to share what we are working on.   I went to GR yesterday rather than sew.   My younger sister has Cerebral Palsy.   She had a pre-surgical appointment to schedule Baclofen pump instillation.   I watch over her as I promised my dad I would do.   She lived with my folks for so long and was very much sheltered.  She did not develop, IMHO, like she

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April 18, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been working on the center for my traveling quilt this past week.   The cat, Jack, is all paper pieced.   I used a pattern from Make Modern magazine issue 5.   The cat fabric background is by Jodie Ric Rack of Ella Blue Fabrics and  no I do not know the exact name. Here you can see my progress.   I really did NOT like that light orange dot so I replaced it out and replaced it.

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April 11, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

It's Wednesday again!  Time to haul out our WIPs and encourage the heck out of each other! I have been working on sewing up some scraps into blocks to make a scrap vortex quilt.   If you are interested to learn about this you can find out all about it on Crazy Mom Quilts blog.   It is like slab sewing but instead of using a monochromatic color scheme I am using all my colors! I had sewn

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March 28, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been working diligently on finishing some older projects.   I hauled out the HSTs and did some sewing so now need to do some more trimming.   Can't make more blocks without more HST units. I have 19/36 blocks made for this quilt.   I've been striving to make one each month.  I think I need to make 2 each month. I met a friend for lunch last week and she gave me this crocheted

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March 21, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

Since instituting my Google monthly goal spreadsheet with my friends I find  I am being even more productive than I was before.   It is crazy, but I put some pretty lofty goals on it each month then kill myself to achieve those goals.  Now, every month won't be like that but for now it is working for me. I have been working on some binding (with a helper of course) My oldest

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March 14, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

Believe it or not I actually have something to share today!  YAY!   I managed to make a couple more Scrappy Triangle blocks. I have been working on binding this little gem that I can't show until the baby arrives and I can gift. Can you see Hallie's feet in the background?   She is never far away. I can only show you the back since I don't want to give it away.   I found the

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February 28, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been quite busy this past week!   I have received several quilts back from my quilters.   Yes plural!   I use three different people but this week just 2.  I have been binding like mad.   I did finish the mermaid binding but  can't post that quilt as it is a gift that I have not been able to give just yet.   The other binding on a quilt that is also finished I can't show just yet

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February 27, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

Ever have weak moment when you agree to do something and then regret it?   Well that was me recently.   A woman at my church asked me if I would put a quilt kit top together for her.   You see she is soooooo busy and just doesn't have the time.   She wanted to donate it to the church to raffle to raise money to  support the young man from our parish in the seminary.   Apparently they

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February 14, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I did an amazing amount of sewing this past weekend!  YAY for lazy weekends.   Am I right? As I may have stated previously, I set up a spread sheet with  monthly goals between myself and some of my friends.   I have finished most of my February goals!   Woo Hoo!   Here we go. One of the goals was to make 2 of the blocks from the Year of Scrappy Triangles.   I decided to make them

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February 7, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

As I look back over the past month, not one person has linked up with what they are working on.   Is anyone even interested in doing this or should I just forget posting this each week?   I decided to start working on one of my February goals.   I pulled out the Chubby Chicks stuff I had started.   It seems I was not as far along as I had hoped.   I had all the chicks fused and

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