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 naiveté. 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!

Wonderful Weekend


I have had a wonderful weekend! I got a lot done on a top and am feeling great! Here is the before stated  top.

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It is so cute!It is a log cabin variation project idea  that my mom found and thought that it would be perfect for the fabric that I had.

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anyway I love this quilt and I didn’t have to spend the weekend doing homework.

Thanks for reading

Sparkle Jane

Sparkle Sweat Shop

When it is time to make pincushions, one must  be very careful to gauge what you are getting yourself into.

I had selected about a dozen pairs of 5″ squares (Each pair makes one pin cushion.) from my mom’s and my’s 5″ square box when I decided to call one of my friends over for a while. She prefers hand sewing to quilting, but she understands the obsession and has excellent color sense. While she was over we were talking, and I was doing a little cutting, seems pretty harmless, right? But the 5″ square box was sitting right there and right on top was a good color combination. Practically before either of us really knew what we where doing we had 38 pairs! They where all equally cute, so how on earth could we downsize? Oops, maybe we’re a little  too enthusiastic! Oh well, what are two twelve-year-old sewers to do?

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But of course, my friend was a gigantic help. Buttons and ric-rac were rummaged through in abundance (on my bedroom floor, which I might add did not make my mother terribly pleased, but I was finishing that project so I didn’t get in too much trouble ) to find just the right match. Thanks to my mom’s big pile of junk (or so she calls it) we completed the task.

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So now all 38 are completed pin cushions. And what a massive pile it is!

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Of course, my friend was sent home with a pin cushion as a present for her mom, which we accidentally made in perfect colors to match their house.

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The owner of the quilt in the post Not As Scary As I Thought It Would Be ordered four pin cushions,  two from the leftover quilt fabric, and two of my choice.

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Another was set aside as a present.

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That means 32 brand new never before seen pin cushions! I won’t post them all here, but here are a few.

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Thanks for reading!

Sparkle Jane

P.S. All of the cushions can be viewed in PIN CUSHIONS FOR SALE above.

Halloween, Seven Days Late

This quilt is adorable! Yes, I am patting my self on the back, but I love this quilt!

It is a little late, but it’s still cute. The back has more piecing than I’m used to, but it turned out ok.

Here’s my favorite block.

This whole quilt has turned out great!

Thanks,

Sparkle Jane