Putting the Pieces Together

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Blade Pinwheel Quilt on the Flannel Board

This is a Teddy Bear Pattern with a cute quilt pattern added:

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The Dream Spinners Teddy Bear Magic Pattern

I made one of the Teddy Bears and with the scrap fabrics around my sewing studio, I decided to make the Blade Quilt in the background.  Well, I had good intentions of finishing this quilt when I started it… only like 10 years ago. –Ha

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The pieces I’m working with.

All of the pieces and materials are here!  The funny thing is when projects are packaged well, they have a time release experience to them.

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I liked the colors of this quilt ten years ago…and I still like how they look  today!

 I love walking into the quilt room and seeing such a fun and playful pattern on the flannel wall all ready to go!  It’s the right time to work on this quilt and to see how far I can go with it.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress! I have another four rows to go!

I hope you are well!

~Molly

 

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Starry Charming Coins Doll Quilt

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Latest Charming Coins Doll Quilt Is Finished!

I’ve enjoyed piecing this doll quilt and playing with the color arrangement.

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This is what the top looked like after it was sewn together and before it was marked.

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This is the quilt marked with a star pattern and ready for quilting!

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A close up of the hand quilting and color arrangement.

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What the stars on the back look like hand quilted with silver metallic thread.

This has been a fun project and will make a special gift for a young one!

O Happy Day!

~Molly

Boring Goat Products

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There really is a city in Oregon USA called Boring!  It’s a little over an hour away from my home.  A fun fact about this area is Boring, Oregon in the US has a sister city found in Dull, Scotland in the UK.

I have met some of the nicest people in Boring. This summer, I enjoyed meeting the owner of Boring Goats.  I have come to like their goats (Lilly is my favorite) and their goat milk products.

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These products and others can be found on line by going to their website:  http://www.boringgoats.com/

There is just something light, fun, all natural, and locally made to these products, and I thought you might like to learn about them too!

Love,

~Molly

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from the heart of my creative work to yours!

This is a picture of the cabin sitting on our property before it was moved closer to our house and turned into a sewing studio.

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!

From my house to yours,

Molly

 

1977: My Favorite Holiday Drink as a Child

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This is a craft I made in Mr. Pisulas’s 6th Grade Class at St. Patrick’s School in what was once an easy going steel city suburb called Moxham and from what I have heard is today one of the roughest parts of town.  It would not be cool to say you are from ‘Moxham’ these days…but there I said it.  I am from Moxham…back in the 60’s and 70’s.

The year I made this craft I was eleven years old.  I was energetic.  I could tell you all of my teacher’s names from 1st grade through 6th grade… (and today, all my homeroom teacher’s names through high school)  I loved walking to school on my own; I even loved wearing our school uniform.  I loved going to school, my teacher’s, and learning!  I played outside with my neighborhood friends until the street lights came on at night, captured lightening bugs in a jar, and sat on the front porch with a blanket during thunderstorms.

The Following is the Recipe for My favorite Holiday Drink as a Child:

1 two liter bottle of Ginger ale or 7 Up

I can of frozen fruit punch mixed with water in a pitcher

1 quart – a half gallon of Orange Sherbert

Directions:  Using a large punch bowl, mix the Ginger Ale and the fruit punch together.  Add the Sherbert just before guests arrive.  The Sherbert will float on top of the liquid.  Add more Sherbert as needed to refresh.  Serve with a touch of the Sherbert floating  on top of the drink in each glass.   Enjoy!

Hope you’re having a great day!

~Molly, named for my paternal grandmother…Elizabeth S.

Playing with Stars

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Flannel Star Baby Quilt

I’ve been playing around with my flannel fabric when I came up with this combination of aqua marine blues with a mix of corn maize yellows made up of fat quarters of fabric.

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A Close Up

I love when eclectic fabrics come together to create a charming quilt top!

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A Navy Star Baby Quilt

This is the second flannel star baby quilt I’ve been playing around with lately.  I plan on quilting this top with silver metallic quilting thread!

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A Close Up

I still need to add the final grey edging to this quilt top before it is ready to be quilted.  I have been having fun working with the flannel fabrics I’ve accumulated over the years.

Hope you’re having a good weekend!

~Molly