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Kris
Washington
Things I've made...I can't stop making more - it's so much fun!
Interests: Quilt stores - shopping for material with great plans for making tons of stuff, reading, (I love my book club), gal-pal time, walks with my dog Duke, baking, family time with my boys, quiet time in prayer.
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Hi everyone! I've made the switch. I am no longer blogging here. You can find me at: DukeSaysSewWhat.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Novel Ideas
I've made the switch! I'm no longer blogging here. You can find me at: DukeSaysSewWhat.blogspot.com - hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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It's been a busy couple of weeks getting the kids ready to go back to school. They both got off to a great start this past week. I surprised Jack with this brownie when he got home. He was thrilled! Here's Jack before his first day of 4th grade: Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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I really like where this is headed, but dread the amount of time it will take to make double this amount?! I guess there is no rush and that is the whole reason why crafters have lots of WIPs so as not to get bored doing the same thing all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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All set to do some triangle piecing, inspired by THIS post. Three new blocks for my 36 patch quilt along. I have two more in the works. And laying out some fabrics for a strip quilt (Christmas present). This one is a little blurry, oops. That's what I'm up to!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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I've made some new blocks this week! I am finding the more I make, the faster I am getting. I like the contrast of the checkers and the circles here. Fat quarters are working great for these. They leave just enough left over for some pieced strip quilting after this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Novel Ideas
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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This weekend I sat down at my sewing machine and started pulling some things together randomly. I wanted to make a gift and I wasn't sure what I was making, so I just let it flow together on it's own. I started with a patchwork center, added some striped ends,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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I have been getting an hour here and there to sew, not much with my boys home for the summer. My oldest had surgery last Friday to remove a cyst from his tailbone. Ouch! He is recovering well. Managed to get blocks 2 and 3 finished while playing Nurse! The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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At this rate, my quilt should be finished in 2012, a year behind everyone else who is participating in this quilt-along. <3 Kris Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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I did it! I cut into the fabrics I chose for the quilt along and actually sewed some strips together. I also did other cutting and pressing. I was all ready to cut those top 3 strips and move into Step 2 when my 9 year old reminded me that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Novel Ideas
Thanks for the comments on the colors. I appreciate the encouragement!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2011 on Log Cabin Table Runner at Novel Ideas
Thanks Connie! Do you have a blog?
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2011 on Log Cabin Table Runner at Novel Ideas
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I have a finish to report! I put the border on the "was going to be a rug, now is a table runner" today and it's done! I have tried machine quilting the binding, but never have I tried Rita's method from Red Pepper quilts. I did today, and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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Over at Jennifer's blog, That Girl, That Quilt, I saw a post awhile back for a pretty dish rug to put in the kitchen. Instead of just laying a towel on the counter and putting clean dishes on it to dry, make it a "cute" dish rug! Here's a link... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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I am not good at mailing. I can fill a box with goodies to send in the mail, but getting the box to the post office, well, that's another story! So when I found out one of my local friends was traveling to the city where Mom lives, I thought,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at Novel Ideas
Kris is now following SewKindofWonder
Jul 18, 2011
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This lamp shade was a little tattered, and the color didn't really work anymore. A friend who has watched me sew and quilt over the last couple of years suggested that we recover it with some fabrics from my stash. She's quite clever, herself! Thanks Missy for the idea and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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I really liked trying out the log cabin block on some potholders recently (found here), and decided to make a larger version for the kitchen. My initial thought was to make it a slip cover for some foam rugs I purchased at Costco that have taken a beating. They need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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It's never too early to work on Christmas ideas and this one is perfect for when you are on the go! I really like to work with felt and after this project I have PERFECTED the blanket stitch. Let's hope so! Look how many times I've done it. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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It's been awhile since I've blogged. I took a little break! But I didn't stop crafting. I have plenty of things to share so I'll be posting lots! Summer in Gig Harbor is beautiful weather. Usually we are in the 70's, so I'm spending time at skate parks with my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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We just finished having Spring Break here in WA. My youngest son and I spent the week in Texas, visiting my Mom and Dad. What a great trip! I thought it would be fun to sew a quilt for Mom while I was there so I packed these fabrics: She... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Novel Ideas
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The quilt made her debut at the baseball game yesterday! <3 Kris Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Novel Ideas
Thanks Amy!
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...(I guess spell check doesn't do the title...oh well...) The quilt for Jack's baseball games is finished! His team is the FOXES. He made a pillow already that you can read about here: Jack's FOXES pillow. I decided to make a "strip quilt" for the first time. It was fun... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Novel Ideas