Blog with Kimmel

Making Progress

I am so happy with my progress this week. I can see the finish line and it's exciting.  I've managed to completely finish two more sections of the quilt and I've stitched in the ditch the rest of the quilt which means I just have to fill in the quilting of the last...

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Working From the Inside Out

I actually started to make some progress this week.  When I laid the blanket out to make sure there weren't any areas that would cause puckering when it was quilted I noticed that it wasn't laying as flat as it had when I put it away. I was able to smooth them down...

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The Sandwich Is Done

I just love this quilt.  I had really hoped that I would have it finished before May, but here we are on the 3rd and I have just sandwiched the front and back together. I have my plan for the quilting portion so once I get going on that I should get through it...

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Rough Week

This has been a rough week for me.  We came home from our Spring Break trip on Monday which was hard enough. I had to say goodbye to my twin sister whom I only get to see once a year, on average. She is my best friend and I miss her terribly.  Then on Tuesday I had to...

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Vacation Time

I don't have anything to report this week because I am on vacation with my family for Spring Break! We are having a blast visiting family and exploring . I honestly haven't been able to get any sewing done but that's okay. I will tackle everything fiercely when I get...

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Finished Quilt Design

It is so much harder than I thought it would be to plan a quilt design.  Part of the problem is that I'm not confident enough with my free motion quilting yet to plan on any kind of design that would require me to use that technique. This means I am limited to all...

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Finished Quilt Top

I finished it! I knew if I just hunkered down I'd be able to get this quilt top finished and I did. It's really not complicated but there are definitely elements that I am proud of. First, the applique work that I had to do. Last week I focused on the triangle portion...

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Tackling the Blanket Stitch

The blanket stitch.  This has been an intimidating stitch for me to learn on the sewing machine. I've done it by hand a few times and I love the way it looks but it takes forever to complete a project. Naturally, it was the first applique stitch I experimented with...

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Free Motion Quilting Is Hard

What a week.  I kicked things off last Saturday with the day at a quilt show in Sacramento. It was the same show I went to last year and I had fun then but it was definitely more enjoyable now that I have more experience under my belt.  At each booth I knew all of the...

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So Many Colors

I finally finished the backing for my BOM quilt! I'm so excited to finally have this done! It feels like it's been hanging over my head for months because I've been thinking about doing this since October. The crazy thing is that I was worried I wouldn't have enough...

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