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Happy New Year, everyone! I am happy to say that even with New Year's cleaning, and making pies, and having a small New Year's bash (which was badass, might I add), I managed to finish Cora's Quilt. The binding didn't come out as nice as I had hoped -- usually I hand-stitch the binding but I had to machine-bind it this time because I was worried I'd run out of time and it wouldn't be finished by this afternoon. But, it is finished, and I'm as happy with it as I can be. :)

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Cora's Quilt III

Friday, 31 December 2010 03:44 am
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So close to done! I'm excited -- I might get this thing ready in time yet! So, thanks to fusible batting, I didn't have to do any of the tacking that I usually do to keep everything together while stitching. So now, the edges are seamed together, and a majority of the inner stitching is done. I have 6 blocks yet to stitch the detailing on, but other than the binding that's the last bit I have to do. So, without further ado...

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And now... for bed.

Cora's Quilt II

Thursday, 30 December 2010 12:13 am
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I have 2 days to finish this quilt. Bad, bad idea.

I managed to get all the strips cut, and pieced, and stitched, and pressed, and then stitched into larger squares... all that's left now is to cut the black fabric that'll go in between the squares, stitch it all together, stitch the front to the back, make the binding, and stitch the binding on. In two days. While also taking care of baking and New Year's cleaning.

I must be crazy.

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Cora's Quilt I

Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:51 pm
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So, my fiance's brother's wife (a.k.a. my future sister-in-law) just had a baby about two weeks ago. For her first Christmas, I'm making her a quilt! (Yes, I know - Christmas has already passed! As a family, we're exchanging gifts on New Year's Day instead, so I have 3 days left to put this thing together!)

It's a simple nine-patch quilt made of bold, bright mottled cotton squares, and a fun animal-print on the reverse.

Here's the progress from the past two days:

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Tonight: finishing the cutting of the triple strips, and piecing as many of them together into squares as I can. Looks like it's about time to totter off to the coffee pot... :)

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