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A QUILT FOR MY GRANDSON’S 3RD BIRTHDAY – APRIL 25TH, 2020

From resources on hand, fabrics purchased in the past, and while most fabrics in the quilt were from other projects, it brought out very fond memories of when I did the nursery theme for our youngest daughter (our revealing would be when she was born, so I wanted something fun and educational such as farm life.

The apple fabric from a project I made a friend (maid-of-honor) at my wedding who was a school teacher, daisy fabric for a project for our middle daughter, yet blended well with the farm scene, etc. The tractor material was from a trip my husband and I made to ME two years ago, and the embroidery? Just something we knew our little grandson Bradley would love, since he loves tractors and various other vehicles.

The decorative stitch was similar in nature to tractor wheel prints, so I used that as the quilting, as I do not have a long-arm quilting machine. It works, and the quilt will stay together after many washes, for many years.

A very happy grandmother holding her prized gift to be given to her grandson
Finished…thinking i could take a nap under the cozy quilt
Close-up of the label placed on the back of the quilt
Close-up of finished details
The back of the quilt, using a decorative stitch that was similar to that of tractor marks
On his toddler bed

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Beautiful Sage Green 30″ Pillows – For Diane in Concord: In preparing their home to sell, Diane & her husband wanted to change the large toss pillows to look warm and inviting. She chose a beautiful sage green upholstery fabric. We used the old pillow forms, with new fabric, which now provides her a classy look for potential buyers. These photo’s are taken at my home vs. Diane’s, so one can’t see in these photo’s how well they compliment her home decor. When fabric was purchased, it was short on one edge, due to the angled cut, so one edge has a folded edge, vs. each edge being stitched. The closure is hand-stitch vs. a zipper closure, due to customer preference.

A professional look, without the common dog-ear look when not properly tapered on the seams.

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Our Nautical room needed the toss pillows updated, while providing a preferred look.

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Since sheet sets do not generally arrive with 4 pillow cases, for those who have more than 1 set on their bed, the decision was made to make a matching set. Although not the same grey, a nice tie die snuggle flannel

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Kimberly called requesting that the kit she received at Christmas be sewn together for her. It came complete with one print fleece and another piece of plain complimentary fleece. After the blanket was stitched then turned, the edges were over-stitched with a straight stitch to add extra security of keeping the blanket intact over numerous washings, then blanket was tacked in a few places.

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Remnant striped, nautical fabric combined with a nautical print fabric, made for two reversible toss pillows. Sewn closed at the finished seam and ready to be used in nautical themed bedroom.

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