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Surprise Bag Quilt and a Party!!! « ♥

Surprise Bag Quilt and a Party!!!

QfQ surprise bag quilt

QfQ surprise bag quilt

Yes – it’s about yet another quilt today! For good reason – I finally tackled one for private purposes.
QfQ surprise bag quilt

For a long time, I wanted to make a quilt for L’s bedroom and once I saw the contents of the surprise bag I purchased at Modern Domestic, I knew that it would be for L.
QfQ - Grab bag sample contents

I ended up not using the center squares as L. requested the Owls to be the centers. And I added some more pink as per her request as well. She actually helped me cut them and piece the first couple of quilt blocks until she wanted to go on dis-assemble my work room.

I bought some off-white Kona Cotton to tone down the color scheme and get the needed length and width to accommodate her Ikea bed frame.
For the stippling, which i wanted to try for the longest time, I followed Elizabeth’s ueber-excellent tutorial. It’s pretty obvious that it’s the first time I tried the technique and I need a LOT more practice (and my bobbin needs adjusting too) – but it is also kind of addictive! So much that I cramped up my right shoulder because I simply couldn’t stop. I haven’t bound it yet – just didn’t find the time but am more then committed to get it done before my parents are coming for a visit next friday!

There is still one more thing! And we are very excited for this party tomorrow!!!

If you happen to be in Portland this weekend and would like to get your sewing fix in, Susan and I are hosting officially our last Quilts for Quakes Survivor sewing party. It starts at 4pm and from 6pm till 8pm, there will be BBQ and a babysitter for those of us who are bringing kids! And as a special treat, we’ll have Ale catering some yummie finger foods for all us hungry quilters!

And if you only know how to sew a straight line and think all this stuff is too advanced! You are exactly the one we need!

So, very hoping to see you there!

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