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  1. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I got my little isolette quilt done for the quilt guild. We donate about 10 quilts each month to 4 different local hospitals for preemies. The "Loving Hands" committee chairman has little kits for us to pick up at the meetings, and then return the following month. Last year about 20 - 25 people committed to making one a month. (I wasn't one of them - I'm new this year)

    I realize this is a very easy pattern - very simple - but it sure is fun to make these little 32 x 32 quilts!I
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  2. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    We walked out onto the pier and enjoyed watching everyone on the beach! It was SUCH a nice day, the beach was really packed - lots of families

    He posed for me by the sign
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    The water was so blue! The surfers didn't have much luck - it was pretty glassy -
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  3. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    You should see the rooms! They all have themes - one is even a cave! That's the one we got for our DS and his bride on the wedding night

    You guys are chatting back and forth, and I'm trying to post more pictures! Here I go again -

    Avilah Barn was our next stop. Know for it's fabulous produce, great gift shop, and a candy/ice cream parlor! They have a petting zoo, and they take people out on a tractor pulled wagon to pick fresh produce from their farm. It was such
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  4. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    Hi everyone! I'm sorry it took me so long to post pictures! We got home about 10:30 last night, and when I checked my e-mails, I had one reminding me that I had to have registration forms ready this morning! I was helping register ladies for bible study, and had NOT remembered to get certain papers ready! I'm so glad I checked my e-mails
    After church, my DD came over with her kids, so I played all day. They just left a little while ago - and gramma mo is pooped!
    Anyway . . . I
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  5. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I just caught up with several PDA's that I didn't see yesterday. It's amazing how many pages are generated in just one day! I've been busy all week putting together our Quilt Guild newsletter. I have taken on the editor position for the next year- and it's really fun for me. I'm glad I don't work on a computer all day, though, because it gets to my neck!
    Here's the link:
    http://www.bakersfieldquiltguild.org...11cpq-news.pdf
    Tomorrow will be a fun
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  6. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    A couple of years ago I made a sweet "Beatrix Potter" baby quilt with our church group. It was put into the "stash" of quilts to be given when needed. Almost a year later I requested a quilt for my new grandbaby, who was born with Down Syndrome. When our group leader brought in the Beatrix Potter quilt, I Thought it would be perfect because my DDIL has a preschool and loves those books. I didn't even remember that it was I who had made it months before, because we make so many.
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  7. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    We made three little isolette quilts from one panel - and we've decided to hold them back for triplets!

    I just made the upper right - the back has the all over coordinate fabric of bunnies. It looks pretty plain, but up close you can see the quilting - I did free motion big daisies around the edges, and then I quilted around all the animals and details in the picture panel The one on the bottom has yellow polka dot flannel on the back
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  8. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:10 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I never DID get my little preemie quilts finished that I wanted to work on this weekend! I didn't even sit down to my machine! We had a birthday weekend with our kids - and had fun being entertained by the little one. He's a sweetie! Big brother (who turned 13 yesterday) pretty much goes off to play games on the TV with his buddy.
    np3 and I will be going to a "friendship" group to sew on Friday, so I"m hoping to get my guild preemie quilt done then!

    DH and
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  9. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    Good Morning! I'm up EARLY and everyone else is still asleep, so it's quiet here in my little corner of the house.

    AS for the jelly roll quilt top-
    jelly rolls typically come in a roll of about 40 strips (selvage to selvage) cut 2 1/2" wide. This jelly roll actually had 49 pieces! This one also had 5 prints, although they may have as many prints as you want - especially for a scrappy quilt.
    This top was sewn end to end - 1600" long! Before you begin you must
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  10. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:08 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    My daughter's in-laws joined us today from out of town. It was a nice evening, and now it's quiet.
    Tomorrow they're coming back over before heading back home (about 5 hours away)
    It's 92 right now, but doesn't seem bad with the nice breeze we're having.
    I'm going to scoot over to np3's to see if the party is over

    Family fun - front row has DSIL, DD, DGS, DM, DSIL's niece, and me on the far right - way in front is baby grandson. Middle of back row is DH
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