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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine "Sewing Party"

Yay!! It's finished. I couldn't relax until it was complete. I decided to machine stitch the binding on and it turned out great. It was a long day, but worth the fun. I also was able to finish 4 treat bags. The rest are cut out and just need to be sewn. I'll save that for later or maybe tomorrow. Good Nite ladies. It sure was a great bash!!



It's 6:15 pm and the quilting is done. Now all that's left to do is the binding. In a couple of hours I'll be watching my grandsons and plan to get the hand stitching of the binding finished. It 's been a busy, but extremely fun day sewing with you all. I've visited alot of your blogs and have enjoyed your lovely projects. Thank you all for your comments and encouragement along the way! See you guys at the next Party!!!



It's a little after 5pm now and I've attached the border and sandwiched the batting and back fabric together. I've begun the quilting on the heart and I'm just about done with that. Still need to quilt on the white background.




Finally the top is done (it measures 19"x 17.5" right now). The pinning, pressing and lining up of each of these rows seemed to take forever, well it's complete now. It's now 2pm and I'm really hungry. Gonna have some hot dogs, pasta salad and a drink and get back to sewing. (Photo not loading right now???) Had lunch and came to try again and the photo loaded. Guess I just needed to eat something.

I did some blog hopping and you ladies have some really great projects going. This is so much fun!

It's 11:30 and this is my progress so far. I'm off to visit some blogs, socialize for a bit than return to sewing this together and designing the borders.


This Valentine "Sewing Party" with Kelly, Joan and all you gals is going to be fun. My first project for today is a heart wall hanging. Here's a photo of the fabric I'll be using. I still need to cut the background fabric and sew it together.

My second project is some small treat bags. See photo of one I've sewn together. I'm planning to make a couple of dozen of these.

I'm looking forward to visiting you all and seeing your projects.
Off to Sew!!

29 comments:

  1. I love all of the RED fabric! Those bags are too cute and I can't wait to see what you put inside of them.

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  2. Beautiful start, can't wait to see it finished . Happy sewing day !

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  3. Those all look wonderful! And I too love all of the RED fabric!

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  4. OMGosh -- love the fabric, and the giant heart you're making! The treat bags are cute, too! Fun, fun!

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  5. Wow! Those are absolutely gorgeous!This was a fun day!

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  6. Your wallhanging is going to be wonderful. What cool colors. And what a cute idea for passing out goodies.

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  7. Ohhhhhhhh, love that wallhanging! The little bag is adorable too.

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  8. YOu are ambitious!!! love what you are doing today

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  9. I love your heart! :-) Happy stitching!

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  10. What a cute heart project and done with pretty fabrics!

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  11. That is so pretty! And clever too!!

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  12. Such a cute heart and great fabrics too!

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  13. That is amazing and I really like the candy-stripe border fabric! Love the red treat bags, too.

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  14. Really cute! Come see mine! Polly :-) http://auntpollysporch.blogspot.com/2010/01/voila-madeline-is-done.html

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  15. Oh MY what a beautiful quilt wall hanging--I just love it--you did a great job!! And those little bags look so "cute"--did you get some of them done too????
    Hugs, Di&co

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  16. I love it! Very pretty fabric. Did you design the pattern yourself?

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  17. Cora, how can I say how much I HEART your quilt? It's "sew" perfect in so many ways for the occasion.

    I love it.
    I love it.
    I love it.
    I want it.

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  18. Love the heart quilt and that fancy treat bag ~ wow! So pretty!

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  19. Oh, that is so cute. I just love that heart. Especially after you added that great border. Looks super.

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  20. I love it, Cora! Just love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the party! It was fun!

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  21. The striped border is a great finish for you heart! I love it. I know you had a great time at the party :^)

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  22. Hi Cora!

    It's been awhile since I've stopped by!

    WoW! You have really been busy with your quilting and it's all so beautiful!

    Hope you will stop by The Open Window and say hello!

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