by kingmar 07 Dec 2015

recent projects - bug jar quilt(see tutorial on you tube at Missouri Star)- youngest grand wrapped up in it. She had just walked into our hotel room at Disney and eagle eyes immediately saw it and knew it was hers. I barely finished hand sewing the binding as we traveled from the west to Florida. Difficult to see but the quilting is all bugs( unfortunately not done by me - no longarm)

Shirts are designs from Urban Threads sewn without scroll background. I was pushing the stitch count as it was. The shirts are very thin, lightweight knit.

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by katydid 12 Dec 2015

One happy girl! Great job on the quilt. Last year, I stitched those same Urban Threads designs on some very heavy terry towels and the background swirls and snowflakes didn't show up well. Perhaps they would be perfect for a sweat shirt. I did like the designs. Kay

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kingmar by kingmar 13 Dec 2015

Thank you. Those designs called my name last year also but didn't get around to using them until these shirts. I'm thinking table runner for the full design with swirls? I'll have to see what happens next year.

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by cfidl 12 Dec 2015

You GD looks very happy! You have done a wonderful job on the shirts also!

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kingmar by kingmar 13 Dec 2015

Thank you. My two local grands have already grabbed them and are wearing them. Hope they last for pics.

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by lidiad 12 Dec 2015

Wow, your grand is beautiful, adorable, and obviously thrilled to get her quilt. The shirts are fab too. Well done, Grandma.
Hugs, Lidia

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kingmar by kingmar 12 Dec 2015

Thanks. The shirts were a challenge. They are way too flimsy.

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by RockyB 12 Dec 2015

What a cute little granddaughter! The quilt looks lovely and I love the gold on the black with your t-shirts. They came out very nice!

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kingmar by kingmar 12 Dec 2015

Thank you. It's always fun to make something for her.

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by sandralane 10 Dec 2015

Lovely work, your grand looks very happy with her gift. She is a cutie. Sandra.

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kingmar by kingmar 11 Dec 2015

Thanks for your kind words.

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by jrob Moderator 09 Dec 2015

Doesn't it just fill your heart to bursting when something you've made is so wonderfully received!

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kingmar by kingmar 09 Dec 2015

Can't wait until they arrive for the holidays! Thanks for looking.

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by lbrow 09 Dec 2015

Had a hard time getting past the happiness on that beautiful face to look at what you had done, shirts and quilt are great, but nothing compares to her . Job well done/Lillian

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kingmar by kingmar 09 Dec 2015

Thanks for your kind words. She fills the room with happiness.

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by workbecky 08 Dec 2015

I have a granddaughter who loves bugs too. I recognized some of those fabrics from my stash. Good looking tees. I love your choice of black to show off the designs.

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Thank you. Black is always my go to for framing.

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by asterixsew Moderator 07 Dec 2015

What a happy looking wee lass with her great quilt. Love the UT shirts and very festive

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Thank you. The shirts will be worn for family pictures. We only get everyone together(East Coast and West) for holiday pics every 2 years. What a difference in the grands when comparing previous to current!

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by tlp22 07 Dec 2015

Adorable little one . Great stitching.

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Thank you. They were fun to do.

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by sonjapotgieter 07 Dec 2015

What an Happy face!!!!Gorgeous work done!!!

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Thank you. Like all of us when looking at our own work I see a few questionable spots but I so appreciate your "gorgeous work" comment.

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by pldc edited 07 Dec 2015

what a cutie & your projects turned out terrific ~hugs~

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

I agree wit the cutie part, but I just might be a bit partial. Thanks

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by connerj 07 Dec 2015

Happy granddaughter and a great quilt. She is thrilled. T shirts are nice too. :)

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

And happy Grammie. Thanks for commenting

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by noah 07 Dec 2015

She knows you well :):0what a pretty face :):)hugs

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Yes, the saying "wrapped around her little finger" does apply. Thanks

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by mysew1325 07 Dec 2015

What a Happy Girl... she has good eyes... spots the quilts like my grand daughter did..

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Thanks, always rewarding when they are so excited to receive our projects!

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by pennyhal2 07 Dec 2015

What an adorable photo of her! That's quite an assortment of bug fabric you have there. I'm a quilter at heart and always enjoy seeing them. The tshirts are great! Seems to me that all tshirts are thin now a days and difficult to stitch on. Seems that you got the stabilizer just right on these. Nicely done!

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

Thank you. The bugs were collected over a few years - a remnant here, a remnant there. Finally had enough to give it a go.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 08 Dec 2015

Now that's a true quilter for you! Saving a little bit of fabric here and there and turning them into a fabulous quilt!

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by dordonc 07 Dec 2015

nice woork ...

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kingmar by kingmar 08 Dec 2015

thank you

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