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Quilt Show

I recently went to a Quilt Show with my daughter.

It was so much fun!

 
There were lots of fun things to look at.
This cute pin cushion was just one of many different kinds.

 

There were lots of small quilts and wall hangings.
Some whimsical, some traditional, some modern.

 

 

I just had to take a picture of the sign above the doorway into this room…

Did you see the name??

 

 

There were vendors and quilt stores selling so many beautiful quilts and fabrics.

 

 

I just loved the above quilt hanging.
I had to stare at this one for a while.

 


Lots of quilt stores had brought baskets full of goodies for the raffle tickets,
and there were many tables with these baskets for all of us to ooh & ahh over.

For a total of $3, you got 25 raffle tickets to put in the slots in front on your favorite quilt baskets.  Unfortunately, I didn’t win any.

Maybe next time?

 


The display area was huge and there were many beautiful quilts to admire.
It wasn’t easy taking pictures because there were a lot of people doing the same things we were doing!  Ha!

 

 

 

I thought this quilt with the birds was so cute!

 

 

This quilt (below) won the award for Best In Show.
It truly is a work of art.


We got so many ideas and felt so inspired after being there.

 

I was able to buy two little charm packs (42 squares, 5″ each).

This one (below) is called Whitewashed Cottage:


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It’s a beautiful collection of soft pinks, yellows, greys, and blues.

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The other one is called Miss Kate
and is a combination of bright colors & cheery fabrics:

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Just looking at the fabrics makes me smile.

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Can’t wait to make something pretty with them 🙂

Have a blessed week!

Daisy

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I had the opportunity to prepare some fun gift bags for the Pastors’ Wives who attended a conference recently.

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It was fun crafting all the little goodies inside…

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I made lots of these, and somehow I can’t find the photo I took
of the table at conference, set up with all the bags.
They looked so pretty!
So here’s just a small group of them…

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The bags were filled with goodies like hand sanitizer and a nail file from
Bath & Body Works, mints, candies, and the other items were handmade
little goodies…

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This little purse was made from double-sided scrapbook paper.

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I used a variety of papers that I had on hand
and made lots & lots of these.

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I received one just like this years ago
and I saved it because I knew I wanted to use it
as a pattern someday.

 

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They were fun to make…

 

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I put a miniature chocolate piece in each one.
Every woman must have chocolate in her purse, right?!

 

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The “handles” were made from a small piece of ribbon,
and tiny pieces of velcro were glued for a “closure”.

I think the ladies liked it  🙂

 

Another little thing I put in the bags:

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These little miniature grocery bags also held a surprise…

 

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Inside each bag, I tucked in a tea bag.

 

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Some of the bags were white, and some were just like
the brown paper bags you get at the grocery store.
($2 for 20).

I used an ink pad to age all the edges on both the bags
and the little card that had the tea cup.

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I thought the ladies would love a nice cup of tea
while at the three-day conference.
Maybe they’d curl up at night and have some tea
while reading a book or watching a favorite movie.

 

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Here are a few closeups of the details…

 

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I printed out 20 images per sheet
of a beautiful tea cup,
then cut them apart to fit nicely on the bag.

 

I used a clear glitter paint tube ($2)
to highlight the tea cup and add some sparkle.

 

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I cut a tiny piece of lace from yards I got at the Thrift Store (40 cents for 10 yards!!)
and added a tiny flower and a gem stone in the center.

 

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This is the back of the envelope.
I used a new stamp I got for $1.50.

 

The earrings were simple & easy to make
and they were actually the quickest of all the projects.

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I cut some pretty cardstock paper into 2″x3″,
stamped them with a fun little stamp,
and then used a tiny whole punch in order to
slip the earrings on.

 

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The earrings were made with pearlized glass beads.
The craft store had a 50% off sale on the beads so it worked out well.

 

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Finally, the first thing the ladies saw in the bag,
were the bookmarks…

 

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The verse was carefully chosen with these ladies in mind.
(Click image to enlarge)

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I bought a container of flowers (with a 40% off coupon).
These flowers are in the Scrapbook section of the crafts store
and can be used in many different projects.

 

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I glued some of the flowers on a separate piece of scrapbook paper,
while others I layered together (a small one on top of a larger one)
for added dimension and color.

 

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I used the clear glitter here also for more sparkle.

 

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Here’s the back of the bookmark:

 

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I used a beautiful stamp from the “Heidi Swapp” collection.
This is just a small section of the large stamp.

 

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It was fun putting it all together and filling the bags
with all the different goodies.
Some of the ladies came up to me during the conference
and expressed how grateful they were for all the little gifts.
That made all the time & effort worthwhile.

 

Have a great, fun week filled with creativity  🙂

Daisy

 

 

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Colorful Blanket

This is a blanket I made for my daughter. . .

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It is basically a big granny square.

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It went pretty quick and it was fun!

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I chose this combination because my daughter really likes it.

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It was fun for me to work with these colors and this pattern is a good one for a beginner like me.

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This is the center of the blanket…

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I had planned to give it to my daughter for Christmas but I decided to give it to her now, since we got to visit her recently. I’m happy to say she really liked it. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!
Daisy

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