WIP: Scrappy Attic Staircase

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Scrappiness Happiness Quilt Top Porch

I finished my Scrappy Attic Staircase quilt top this morning before work, just in time to drop it at the quilt shop tomorrow.  I’m keeping this one, so I stitched it full of fabrics that remind me of people and places I love.  Plus it has fun things to find, like Godzilla, the TARDIS, a Dalek, Batman, Pokemon …

Scrappiness Happiness Quilt Top

Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

sarahsigres

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English Paper Piecing Star Coasters

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For your browsing pleasure, a photographic mish-mash of assorted English paper pieced star coasters in their various stages of construction:

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And a kit made for my little sister in law who wants to learn English paper piecing:

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It contains a Happy Doggie needle book, red, white and blue fabric, batting, felt backing, scissors, thread, thread conditioner and a little soap box to hold the paper piecing templates.  (I used 1.5″ 60 degree diamonds from Quilt Laughing on Etsy.)  I added a label for fun.

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And I have a large paper piecing project that I’ve been away from for too long, so back to it!

sarahsigres

A Couch Full of Pillows

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With the completion of my Garden District pillow …

Garden District Pillow

My “couch full of pillows” project is complete!

Couch Full of Pillows

Four of the seven pillows are patterns from the Pillow POP book.  After the holidays I’ll start on three more for the chair, but for now I’ll just enjoy being done with something!

Quilted Couch Pillows

sarahsigres

Six of Seven

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Six of Seven Couch Cushions

I have six of seven couch cushions completed!  One more pillow to finish the couch, then the chair and a half can wait until after our holiday company rush is over before I start its three pillows.

Boy, that mushroom really stands out, doesn’t it?

Keep sewing, my friends!

sarahsigres

Happy at Home

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It’s wonderful to see something you’ve made in its new home.  Here’s Kaori’s Hugs and Kisses quilt at her place in Chiba, Japan!

The Hugs and Kisses Quilt at Kaori's House

She liked it so much, she hung it on the wall where she could see it all the time. I love that!

Part of the magic of making a quilt for someone is how it adds to the connection you already have with that person.  I thought of Kaori so much as I constructed each block and chose things that would make her smile.  And now she has a reminder of me that makes her so happy.  Now I know that when I (someday!) get the chance to visit her in Japan, I’ll feel right at home.  :)

sarahsigres