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  • Churn Dash Dolls Round Robin 2015 Border 1

    This is the first round of borders for Susie Bradley's center. I used paper foundation piecing to make this border. The yellow and blue are from Susie. The green is from my stash. So far, so fun!
    Posted to jrssews's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Jessica on Fri, Mar 27 2015
  • Re: Churn Dash Dolls Month 1-Making Your Own Center Block

    Susie, Your package came today. It is so sweet. I am excited to be able to participate with you. Jessica
    Posted to Round Robin 2015 (Forum) by Jessica on Sat, Feb 28 2015
  • Back of I Spy Quilt

    I just love this fabric.
    Posted to jrssews's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Jessica on Sat, Feb 28 2015
  • I Spy Quilt

    I Spy Quilt is made of hexagons. Each hexagon and half-hexagon is different. All fabric came from my stash except the University of Georgia fabric supplied by my sister and the backing fabric.
    Posted to jrssews's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Jessica on Sat, Feb 28 2015
  • I Spy Quilt is Done

    Whew! The Grand Nephew arrived last week so I have spent lots of time in the sewing room since then. I always make a storage bag for the quilts I gift. After that was made I still had some backing fabric so I combined that with a piece of cotton flannel and made a receiving blanket. Now there is very little to add to the stash! I shipped it all this
    Posted to jrssews's Blog (Weblog) by Jessica on Sat, Feb 28 2015
  • I Spy quilt is basted

    Today was the day. I got the quilt basted! I like to baste with water soluble thread in the basting pattern demonstrated by Sharon Schaumbert. This quilt was so small that I did not use my boards. I was able to use bull dog clips and the edges of my little sewing table. Not a minute too soon because the little guy arrived on Monday!
    Posted to jrssews's Blog (Weblog) by Jessica on Thu, Feb 19 2015
  • I Spy a starched quilt back

    Finally ironed the backing fabric yesterday. A phone call with my sister lit a fire. She had dinner with the mom to be last week and learned that her history was for babies to come early. I hope to get it basted tomorrow.
    Posted to jrssews's Blog (Weblog) by Jessica on Mon, Feb 16 2015
  • I Spy is ready to layer

    I have been sewing steadily the past week and the quilt top is together! Now for the tedious task of starching and ironing the backing. Thank goodness for audio books! It is easy to be "present" with no outside distractions or stimulations when I am piecing. It is akin to lace knitting in regard to "getting in the zone". Ironing
    Posted to jrssews's Blog (Weblog) by Jessica on Thu, Feb 5 2015
  • I Spy Baby Quilt Layout Plan

    This is the layout I chose out of five options.
    Posted to jrssews's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Jessica on Sun, Jan 18 2015
  • I Spy Baby Quilt Plan

    This week I played with layouts. I photographed each one and then viewed them on my computer. I sent the pics to my grandchildren for their input, but they could not tell much from the photographs. In the end I gritted my teeth and made a decision. On another day I labeled each block row by row. At that time I discovered that I had pieced some of the
    Posted to jrssews's Blog (Weblog) by Jessica on Sun, Jan 18 2015
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