Last quilt of the summer

 

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This is the latest quilt I made.  I inherited it partially cut out and a few blocks sewn together.  I made it to wide so I couldn’t get it on my quilt frame.  My friend Jamey quilted it for me.

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Jemma made what was supposed to be a cover for her ipad mini.  It came out a  little small for her ipad, but she decided she could use it for a pencil case.  She’s going to try and make another ipad cover soon.

While I was away

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When I went to WI with my sister and her children, Bill added shelves to the garage.

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A lot of the things we had on the floor are now up high on shelves.

Room make over

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We scraped the ceiling and painted the ceiling, and walls in Jemma’s bedroom a couple weeks ago.

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Her friend Hallie helped to decorate.  I took them to two different thrift stores, so they could look for things they could repurpose.  A few things they got at Hobby Lobby on clearance.

The round circle with a “J”, they got at the thrift store.  They painted the J on it.  They also repainted a couple of picture frames.  A couple of them we already had, one they got at the thrift store.  One of the frames they made into a chalk board.

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Finished product from camp

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These girls finished pajama pants at sewing camp.  They did a really great job.

It was really fun doing both camps this summer.

 

Another finished UFO

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I don’t remember when I pieced this quilt, but I quilted it last week.  I’m glad I got a few things done for myself this summer since I feel like I spent most of my summer sewing for the ballet.

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I made this quilt as a fundraiser for my FCCLA chapter at Midwest City HS.

Front row

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Justin was on the front row of the Boy Scout flag at the 4th of July parade.

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Ice cream cake

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Will’s birthday was July 3rd.  He wanted an ice cream cake.  We usually get our ice cream cakes from Baskin Robins, but they closed.  So I looked at Pinterest and figured out how to make one.

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I thought it turned out pretty good.  All I had to do was borrow a spring form pan.  I used two different kinds of Will’s favorite ice cream, crushed oreo cookies, cool whip, and reeses pieces on top.

Camp, camp, camp

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I had quilt camp this week for these girls since their older siblings were at bible camp.

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They finished their quilts in 6 hours over two days.  I couldn’t believe how fast they were.  I think it helped that we have sewn before.

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I’ve been doing a quilt camp for these girls.  It’s been a little harder coordinating schedules with these girls.

They made pillow cases.  Next we will make pajama pants.

Ballet performance

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My parents got to come and see Jemma in the ballet.  My niece, Samantha, saw her first ballet.  She liked the fabric on Jemma’s skirt, because she kept rubbing it.

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Friends that have come to every ballet.

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With Princess Aurora.

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The white doublet is the last one I made.  This is the only picture I got of it.

While everyone was away

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I was home sewing for the ballet.

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I made these doublets for two of the young male dancers.

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I sewed the appliques on this tutu.

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I remade this jacket from a previous ballet.

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I put sleeves on the three doublets on the left.  I made them for some other performance.

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I didn’t sew all this the week everyone was gone, but I got a lot done.

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This is where the dogs hung out while everyone was gone, under my sewing table about four feet in front of my sewing machine.