Okay, Okay, I Know…

Well, it seems every time I make a good resolution to you all, something goes slightly wrong…Like me not posting for over a month.

Whoops.

It’s not that I haven’t been quilting. I have been. Bunches and bunches actually. Almost all of the little free time is spent quilting, but due to that, I have little other free time to do things like posting. That’s all fine and dandy, but I thought that you all might like an update.

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Yes, I know. Lots of bright colors…But with the coming spring, why not? I think they’re wonderful and they make me happy. They also happen to be part of the “52 in 2015” project that my mom and I have undertaken https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/52-in-2015/. I’m excited to keep working.

-S.J.

P.S. I’m planning on doing some serious remodeling to the blog here in a little while, so if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear it.

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Working Away….

New baby quilt!!! I’m absolutely in love with my little pin wheels! I normally dislike a binding being the same fabric as the back, but somehow it works…

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So there’s another little quilt done! 🙂

-S.J.

Done And Coming

I’ve been working on this for AGES. Unfortunately, I have no official start-date for this long-time UFO (Unfinished Fabric Object (Is it a UFO? Not technically fabric I suppose, but it’s sort of in the same boat as all those things…Right?)) but it’s been at some stage of construction for at least a year now (Conservative estimate). AND NOW…

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It’s done!!!!!!!!

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And along with this complete crochet project, I have started a mystery…

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Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

Here We Go…Again

Regardless of my lack of posting, I have been very productive. One of my former teachers had her first baby a few days ago, and this is the baby’s quilt.

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Her husband still teaches at my school, so when we get back from Winter break I’ll be delivering it him. The quilt is made with scraps (No surprise) from a variety of different people and places. I will admit that if I’d had many more of the big pieces of print, I’d have probably hoarded them for myself and made a quilt for Sparkle instead of baby.

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Thanks for reading, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

-S.J.

School Promotes Creativity

So, I have a few things about school that I love. I enjoy math class, I really like writing, but I HATE losing my pens and pencils. At the beginning of a school year, I always get some nice pens and mechanical pencils, and by about a month into school, I can never find any of them. Not this year.

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I made a pen roll! No more frustrating pen disappearances, and I can always find what I need!

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School got me thinking. And now I can always find what I need!

-S.J.

It’s Getting There…

Now, I quilted a lot last summer, as I do every summer. That’s great, I know that it’s good for me, and I enjoy it. But as I was cleaning out my room this year….

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I had almost forgotten about these! They are both such sweet quilts, and they had somehow just been…I’m not really sure. Set aside or something? Anyway, they’re going to get done now, I have decided. I’m making up a bunch of tops, and then I’m going to quilt them all at once, and, as my mom puts it, bind until my fingers bleed. I’ve finished the little top that I posted about a few days ago.

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It’s such a silly little thing, but I really enjoy working small, and I haven’t worked on anything new for a long time, so this made me feel vastly better. I hope to continue working away, and I’m planning on having a booth at the farmers market again this year.

Keep things crafty!

-S.J.

 

Granddaughter Dreams

A little while ago I was asked to make a custom order row quilt for a customer who had bought one of my other row quilts. I eagerly accepted the idea and went to work. After a little while I realised that I did not have any more of the theme fabric that I had used on the other two row quilts. “Oh well” I thought,very confident that finding more would be easy. “Ha” is what I say to my naivetĂ©. We couldn’t find it anywhere! We looked everywhere, and after what seemed forever ( it only took several months) we found some. Hooray! Here is a picture of my raw material.

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So a quilt was made for the customer’s newborn granddaughter. I love the quilt because it has so much purple!

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Thank you so much for reading,

Sparkle Jane

P.S. The granddaughter’s name is Story. I LOVE IT!