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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sailing Away ...

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I asked my girls to take pictures of a quilt top for me and this is what I got instead!

Modeled by the 15 year old, photographed by the 9 year old.

Note the long pants and long sleeves ... our first day cool enough for that kind of clothing and the kids are loving it. We don't get a lot of cool days so when we do we break out the jeans and long sleeves and make the most of it. Usually it's warm enough by noon for shorts but today has stayed on the chilly side ... yum, yum, yum.

boat quilt top

Ah yes, they did give me a picture of the quilt top. I've been looking for boyish quilt ideas and the one above popped into my head after reading this tutorial. I didn't use a 1/4" seam allowance, much closer to less than 1/8" .... I can't to see how this comes out after it's washed!

I've also been sewing Halloween costumes for a pirate, a cowboy, and a roller-skating waitress. More on those laster this week after I can get them all dressed and photographed.

I'm finding that sewing isn't easy right now. The bending and angling pushes the babe into my ribs, which ends up aching for the rest of the day. The new plan is to sew only later in the day so that I can sleep off the aches and pains and not be bothered by them when the kids are awake. We'll see if that works!

7 comments:

  1. That quilt is perfect for a boy, and also a great way to use up some scraps! It looks so great

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  2. Hi Jody! I was just clearing out my "favorites" and I came across your link....I think I saved it from when you closed the store!! That quilt is beautiful, you are so talented! I just asked Kelly the other day if you had your baby yet!! Congrats on a BOY!! They are the best! Take care - Melissa
    PS I still would like to buy a purse!

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  3. I get more aches from sleeping... The baby wants to be on my right side & I want to be on my left...

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  4. That is so adorable. Way cute! Perfect for a boy. I hope you'll show us after it's washed. ooxx`jodi

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  5. this is so great....i would like it just cause i love sailing!

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  6. I love the quilt top. I love the fabrics you used for the boats. This is really cute and so are your kids!

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