Weekend Projects – scrapbooking and quilting

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February 18, 2013 by Melissa

I made a lot of progress towards finishing my 2012 scrapbook on Saturday. Unfortunately, I’m still waiting on my photos to come in so I have a nice stack of assembled pages with no images yet.

In other crafy goodness, I completed my best/worst crib sized quilt to date. Best because the quilt top is awesome! I used Moda Bake Shop’s Pinwheel Baby Quilt with Sweetwater’s Noteworthy line.

The pattern is simple – just pinwheels and prairie points using a charm pack. This was my first time using prairie points – how fun! I’ll definitely use them again.


Now, why was this the worst quilt to date? Because I tried my hand at free motion machine quilting. Yes, I practiced on scraps for several days beforehand but nothing prepared me for how bad I would be on a real quilt! I just did a simple arc pattern around all of the blocks and outlined the whole thing with straight lines. It was awful. Hence, no closeups of this one!

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And if you’re picky (like me) you’ll also notice that I didn’t keep my pinwheels all going the same direction. Oops. I’m not too concerned with all these issues though. Most of these quilts are just for fun and practice so a few screw ups will just be fun to laugh at later on…hopefully.


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