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    I promised myself I'd not make one more item that requires a binding, so that leaves doll blankets, pillowcases and bookmarks. :wink: So today I made some orphan squares into doll blankets.

    I'm not good at free motion quilting, as I've discussed with a few trusted friends, my stippling looks like a field of...a field of... swallow anything you have in your mouth...a field of
    male private parts. :oops: :shock: :oops: :shock: :oops:
    SO, I changed to loop de loops and I think that ought to help the problem. :roll: :wink: :roll:

    I've also recently finished a Talk-About-Quilt, but I think it's sold... a pregnant young woman at school wants it. :D Picture in next group.

    The count of completed items to be sold so far is (drum roll, please)
    33 bookmarks
    15 potholders
    2 large hot pads
    5 doll blankets
    3 baby blankets
    6 table runners
    4 various sized wall hangings/table toppers
    3 lap quilts
    1 large quilt (104" square)

    Still in need of the binding sewn on the back are
    Patriotic Hearts--a table topper--picture below
    Wild Thing--a lap quilt-picture below
    and 4 table runners

    That makes 78 items so far. I still have until Nov 8th. The only thing I'll make from here are pillow cases...I bought lots of cool fabrics for those--remember? I bind at night when I'm too tired to do anything else.

    The green sheet in the background is what I bought to be a table cover. I'll post a photo below of the price tags I made.

    I saved some gourds to decorate the table with... and I have boxes, etc to put under the sheet to add dimension...





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    The Talk-About is an educational quilt I designed years ago--it comes with a pamphlet to show parents how to use it.


    Patriotic Hearts needs the binding sewed on... I love the quilting on that one--see the hearts? I pinned on patterns and machine stitched around with loop-de-loops to the next one. The hearts are done in the ditch. THAT I'm good at. :wink:

    See my price tags? The card stock is actually bright yellow!



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    Wild Thing--I put a green binding on...

    And here's a photo of the table runner I saved for our kitchen table. Actually, I saved two more tops out to decide if I want to keep them. If I don't, they still need sandwiching. Yuck. That's enough for me to let them sit where they are. :wink:



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    Wow! That's so great! I'mgetting ready for my own craft fair on the 2nd of November and I'm not at all prepared. I think I'll take a leaf out of your book and get busy!

    I went to a fair today and they had little doll blankets and pillows that were made out of the cutest fabric, so I think I'll do that as well!

    You're ready to start selling! WOOT! :lol:

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    Beautiful work, you should sell everything :D Love the table runner that you saved for yourself.

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    Amazing Karla! I'm so glad you said to swallow what I had in my mouth....or there would have been ice & water all over my laptop! ROFL

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    Wow girl -- you've really been working your tail off!!! Here's hoping you sell everything plus take orders :!: :!:

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    Wow! They all are so beautiful.

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    No orders!! That would put me over the edge for sure. :wink: This was a bit more than I planned...and I only tried it this time because I had my summer free. IF I do it again it'll be 100 bookmarks and 40 pillowcases and that's all!! :wink:

    Hours and hours of work for 5 hours. If it all sells I'll make enough to buy another horse! :lol:

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    You've done a great job, Karla! So much stuff! I bet you sell out early! Everyone will love your quilts.

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    Karla--You have done an amazing job. I love everything you have made. Your tags are terrific and the green sheet will look great as your tablecover. Good luck!!!

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    Beautiful stuff Karla! I know you will be relieved when its down to just the selling...no more making. But...you can get a really early start for next years stuff!!

    Oh yeah...glad I swallowed before continuing to read :roll: :oops: :lol:

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    Wow, great stuff! I bet those doll quilts fly off the shelves, I know I'd buy one! Do you have pictures of the bookmarks? Love the table runner you saved for you and I'm so jealous that you can see your table, I haven't seen my table top in months!! Good luck with your show, you should do great.
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    Here you go, Renee... here's a few of the 33. Now I have to make some for my students... but that can happen over Thanksgiving break.

    THEN I need to start my husband's CW quilt AND my son's girlfriend's wall hanging. AND my m-i-l wants a wall hanging...I need more time!!! :roll:

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    Karla you are an amazing person, you work all day and take care of the minis, kids,husband and quilting, when do you sleep?????
    Your work is beautiful and I'm sure everthing will sell.

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    Well--remember, my kids are in college, so there's not too much required of me there. Rachel had a melt down last night, so we talked for an hour, but she's as happy tonight as she was upset last night. She just found the perfect apartment for next semester. Happy dance.
    :D

    I usually only sew on weekends now--but only if I don't have too much school work. I'm usually too pooped or too busy to sew Mon-Thurs. But winter is setting in and the horses are getting tucked in earlier, and there's no time to work one after school, so more sewing time could be coming. :wink:

    Remember I made a lot of this stuff over the summer.... I saved all the bindings for after school started, so I do that many nights a week. Bah!

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    Beautiful work, Karla! I am inspired! I am getting ready to be a vendor at a Girls' Night Out that also has Tupperware,etc. kinds of sales. It will be my first selling of my stuff. I only have 8 pillowcases(flannel)and a few small quilts but this is going to be a small event. I hope people come! Thanks for the idea for the price tags. I wondered how I would do that.

    Let us know how you do!
    judee

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    Great job!!!

    Everything looks wonderful!!

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    You have been busy Karla! I know your things will all sell. You do very nice work!!

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    Oh Karla what great work....hope you sell everything and leave them wanting more!!!

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    Beautiful work. You've given me something to think about making for next year.

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    everything is beautiful. I bet you sell everything...... GOOD LUCK :D

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    Karla

    Everything looks great. You will have a wonderful sale, I wish I lived closer. :D

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    I wish I lived closer.
    Aww, you're not THAT far. :wink:

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    Karla....you have outdone yourself! AWESOME!!!
    YOU GO GIRL!!
    Now, about another horse. Does that mean I get Rosie? lol

    I've been batting and backing and "quilting" the cardinal and blue Christmas quilt today. Came out pretty good if I do say so myself! All I did was diagonally stitch on the solid 9 squares and then around the borders. Yes, I'll show pictures once I am all done.

    Bill suggested bookmarks, but just don't have the time at the moment. Have to bind (yuck) these 2 quilts and have one more twin size to finish and then a small lap size to get done. Then, MAYBE I can do something else.

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