Quilts/Sewing

Pillows galore

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My principal wanted some pillows made for her office.  She told me a general idea and than I ran with it.  She liked them so much she didn’t leave them in her chairs like she planned.  She didn’t want anyone messing them up.

Recycle and Redesign

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I made a bag from a dog food bag for a friend.  The first one I made was a sample.

IMG_20150919_120114This is what the real bag looks like.

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This week my students are working on recycle and redesign projects.  I saw these at the fair.  The blue and yellow dress was made from fair ribbons turned backwards.  The dress with the orange skirt used men’s ties for the top.  I can’t wait to see what my students come up with.

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.

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.

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.

Fittings

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I don’t take many pictures of myself while I’m working for obvious reasons.

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As I was fitting tutu’s the other day, Lisa took pictures for her facebook and instagram pages.image

Pictures are on Friday, so I will be done with these two costumes by then.

 

Costume help

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Jemma helped me cut out a ballet costume on Saturday.  I was sewing on something else while she was cutting and as soon as she was done, I started sewing what she was working on.  She has also helped me tear out some seams.