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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Heirloom Hand Cut Chenille for Sophia

I've been super busy with an assortment of projects for the arrival of my baby brother's first baby. The only request was "nothing too girly." I found an amazing tutorial for an heirloom hand-cut chenille quilt for Miss Sophia Arabella and the project just snowballed with coordinating embroidered onesies, designer burp cloths, pacifier clip, and a lovey. I am such a visual person... so without further ado
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Back Three Layers of Cotton Flannel        ~      Front Printed Fabric



Begin straight line quilting with your lines 1/2" apart




Cut through the cotton flannel layers only



Wash and dry to "Bloom" the chenille



Blanket binding trim with decorative star stitch



Finis! 





Coordinating Burp Cloths Made with Minky



Onesies For Sophie












Friday, September 17, 2010

Stash Bustin'

I've been busy with a huge project... more to come in a later post... can't risk spoilers till the entire project is complete.  

Other than that I am desperate to bust my stash.  Basically it's all those endless skeins of yarn left over from previous projects.  This yarn is literally EATING my closet. A great stash buster is any pattern that uses a multitude of random colors.  

With that said...this is a really simple pattern for the ever popular African Flower Hexagon. They can be used for a bazillion things as they fit together like a puzzle.

The beginnings of my stash busting...Haven't gotten very far...LOL the other project has been keeping me busy.



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...now for some inspiration on how to use these lovely hex'es

Blankets

Chair Cushion Cover

Pillows

Purses

Photos ©MoxyCrochet

For More Ideas Visit the African Flower Flickr Group

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ballerina Series

I am starting a new series of paintings with ballerinas in some of the basic positions.  I like adding the French terms that I've had swirling around in my head all these years.  A la seconde refers to movements to the side of the body such as a tendu or dégágé.
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