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"Crooked Pine Camp" and "Coffee Quilt"

I just finished this cute paper pieced project called “Crooked Pine Camp” by MH designs. I am happy with my color choices. I wasn’t sure what kind of border fabric I will pick and the flowers just spoke to me! The cabin reminds me of the camp where we met with my husband. The two color trees makes the project more interesting.

I realized I didn’t show the Christmas present I made for my brother-in-law. He loves coffee and I found the perfect fabric:
“Coffee makes you brilliant. The powers of a mans mind are directly proportioned to the coffee he drinks.” – one of the blocks says.

I hope he enjoys it as I enjoyed making it for him.
P.S. I also made Coffee quilt for my friend Millie as PIF present, but I am gonna post all my 3PIF gifts in one post.
Happy sewing!

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Happy New Year, Old and New Projects

I wish everyone a healthier and happier New 2010 year!
I want to start the new year by showing this Snow men Quilt I pieced last year! :)) I had a lot of fun piecing it and I got a lot of practice measuring borders. Sorry for the blurry picture, I had my camera not on the right setting and I should take a better picture.
I also made a case for my new cell phone Droid that I love! The case is very practical as I can wear it on my wrist while caring stuff to my sewing room. It has a different fabric for lining.
Holidays for me are a lot of baking! I made this Coconut cream pie for Christmas. It was my first time baking a Coconut pie. I used a pie crust that I baked for the shell. It was pretty good, especially the fresh toasted coconuts on top.
Toffee Blondie desert that I called Brunetty, because I used part dark brown sugar instead of light.

And my favorite desert that I made for New Years Eve party was my Mom’s famous Bulgarian Baklava. Everyone that had baklava before and tried mine loved it and so do I! My Mom always said that the hardest part of making the baklava is cutting it. She usually makes it in a circle tray and it’s harder to make the ramb shape pieces. All the quilters can imagine it I am sure.
Here is my baked and surop baklava. I wish I could share it with you.
“Be Attitudes” is one of the New Year Projects I am gonna start this year. My mother-in-law got it for me and I just love it! I already started on the first block “Be warm”. Baby it’s cold outside…

I would like to join my blogging friend Myra in her PhD challenge. It is only 6 months and you get your PhD, sounds good?
Well, PhD means Projects Half Done. :))
Here is my list of PhD I would like to finish until June 30th 2010:
*Blue and Yellow Quilt
*The Coffee Quilt
*Foolish Goose Tracks
*My Sister’s Wedding Quilt
*Charity Quilt
*Surprise Table Runners
The list may look short to you but it’s a lot of work. Wish me luck and if you would like to join click here.
Have a Happy New Year!!!

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Fall Quilt Festival

I have been traveling with my husband this week, but I want to join the fun of showing one of my quilts at the Fall Quilt Festival that Amy is hosting again. Today is the last day so I am very excited I am able to join!
It was hard to pick a quilt, as we quilters love all of our quilts, but I settle on my Welcome Quilt!

It’s hanging in our living room to Welcome all of our guests to our home.

I hope they feel very Welcome. I am working on a couple new projects, but I wanted to show a quilted one. This was my second project I did a free motion quilting. I am really pleased with this quilt.
Thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog as well! There are more then 500 participants at the Festival, so go have a look! Thank you Amy for hosting it!

Happy sewing!

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The Coffee Quilt

Here it is! Finally pieced. I tried to take picture on the floor but the quilt was too wide, so I have seen people take pictures on their frames and that worked! The next step will be start practicing with the frame and quilting it!

The borders took more time then I thought, but it’s worthed! It was my hubby’s idea to add blocks on the corners.

I was thinking that I didn’t make a mistake in the whole quilt and here I did. Thankfully it was very easy to fix!

I had to think how I want my top border to face and I decided to face all the mugs up, so it doesn’t spill the coffee! 🙂
I had fun working on the quilt and I am excited is pieced!

Happy sewing!

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Flower Quilt and Help Wanted

I picked up this panel at the Muncy Quilt Show and I got to work right way!

I saw the sample in a vendors booth and I loved all the bright colors. She had it quilted with overall pattern with flower design. The kit I purchased was packed very cute in this little bag.

It came with the fabric for the borders, but it wasn’t enough so I added the yellow fabric.

I think it will be great for a wall hanging or a baby’s quilt. I imagine after it’s quilted I can add beads and buttons. I am still debating how should I quilt it? Any ideas how should I quilt it?

Some of you asked me about my quilting frame. I didn’t use it, yet.
It’s leveled and ready to go.
I am planing to quilt it on the frame. I try to load it but I am not sure if I am doing it right?

I have New Joy Standard Quilting frame. I am not sure if I have the backing right on the frame.

Would you quilting fairies have look at the frame and tell me if I have the backing right?
I really appreciate all your suggestions!

Thank you in advance for all your help!

Happy Stitching!


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Amanda’s Quilt

I made this pretty table runner for my friend Amanda. I pick the red fabric to match her red couch, but it does look a lot like Christmas quilt. I had it pieced for her birthday and then I had to quilt it, label and bind it. I am very excited she can finally use it it her house!

I used a Happy Sewing Room pattern design by my mother in law. I really enjoy making it! 🙂

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