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It started with a memory.....

I have been sewing for a few years & have golfing friends that quilt so, as we make our way around the course each week, we chat about our projects.  I had mentioned to one gal who happens to have an embroidery machine that I had this "China Doll"  fabric left over from making things for LiLi & that I wanted to do something special with it.  She offered to do the embroidery for me & suggested I could incorporate into a quilted pillow.  She found this pattern for Sunbonnet Sue goes to China which was perfect!   Of course I hadn't ever done quilting but given my attitude "There's nothing you can't do unless you try!"  I starting reading up, watched videos, asked questions, bought quilting rulers etc & jumped in with both feet!

A monster was born!

I started out with the bags but I kept putting off the pillow because I didn't really know how to get started.  I asked a zillion more questions & got ideas & a week before christmas decided I was making a quilt instead of a pillow & that would be a special present for LiLi.  I just picked out some fabric that coordinated & kept adding rows & a quilt was born.
 It was so much fun to do & she loved it!  Thank you Diane for inspiring me.
 The quilt on the left was an accident.  When I started designing the bag made from that fabric I had the wrong size squares....they were already sewn together so I bought more fabric & designed a quilt!  The table topper on the right is also from Robert Kaufman Asian Traditions.  Again I had bought some charm squares & strips because I loved the fabric so it's another "one of a kind" !
 This is what I made with all the leftover scraps.

I will admit I am truly addicted to quilting!  I want to buy every piece of fabric that inspires me & make every quilt I see...I already have quite a stash & more than several project line up to make!

I just need a few more hours in the day!


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