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Stitching and Altering

Saturday, January 20, 2018

I have just decided that the time has come for me to start really altering some favorite shirts purchased recently that when laundered they shrunk up and became too short for me to comfortably wear.

You know?



And I have become inspired again! My time these days are less frequently allowed for working on finishing quilts is coming along too.



I have made progress on two wedding gifts from one of the weddings from last summer. Love birds requested two table runners. This blue and red zig zag is coming along.


I think its just about ready for machine or hand quilting and I haven't decided on which for those yet.

And I've finally begun playing around with the Japanese 'Boro" form of quilting and big stitches that I new I'd to love to do.


And my son's childhood sewing project that I have begun to crazy quilt around is on the table again with more improvements that is going well.  Photos on how that progresses is coming along in the coming weeks.



And I am inspired again by that little cute table runner that went flying across the waves and miles of B.C to my friend Nola of Telkwa, I will make more.


Happy days are here again! Strike up the chorus and band, I've found my mojo again.


13 comments :

  1. Great projects Caroline..... glad you have found your mojo again! Happy 2018! Christine x

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  2. Hmmm this is the first blog post I have read from you...interesting things Caroline..please post more

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    1. Hi o'Quilts, thanks for discovering my blog. I am all about thrifty quilting and building my patterns for actual publishing this year!
      Really glad to have you along.

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  3. Glad your creative mojo has returned and that you're feeling inspired! Have fun!

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    1. Hey, its all about having a home. Now I can find stuff, can arrange new homes for things, its a joy to be back in a permanent home. Thanks for your continued smiles from across the country.

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  4. So many things to like here, Caroline. But the last is definitely my favorite. Your son made the basic block or you made the block of your son's childhood activities? Or was it a drawing you are translating. It has such action and humor. I can't wait to see more.
    Love the peplum you added to your shirt. I should try that. It's a pain when shirts shrink "up" only.
    Thanks for linking with AHIQ.

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    1. Ann thank you for popping in to visit. The lumberjack was machine sewn free art project for our homeschooling many decades ago. I came along afterwards and added the crazy piecing around it. more good things for that piece kn the months to come.

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  5. You are definitely up and running again! I like your boro stitching, and your cleverly lengthened shirt and...in fact I like all these projects.

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    1. Excellent, I love the new twists and turns of my life leading to new adventures! Of I go... thank you for continued support. i respect what you think.

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  6. Been missing some blog posts obviously!! Lovely post Carline, so many lovely projects going along at your place - I adore the boro piece!!

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    1. I am so pleased you like my crazy crazy world of quilting. I too really enjoying the boro piece!

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  7. I see now...you have put all the posts together...very original quilting..I love it

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