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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crochet gifts

I had to wait till after the holidays to post some of the things so that not to ruin the surprise.

Here are a few of the crochet items.
Matching navy hats with red roses, lol the mom and daughter in the middle put on each others by mistake.

A beard style hat for the son, we all got a good laugh out of this one, especially when his Grandma put it on.

Paperpiecing in the hoop block of the month

I am finally getting around to promoting my paperpiecing in the hoop designs for machine embroidery.
I created most of these about six years ago, or maybe even more.  I made a quilt for my daughter and I am working on one for my son.  Somehow I  never put them up for sale on my website, although there was a short run on etsy a few years back.

I was asked to do a demo at the Schaumburg Quilting show this spring in the Viking booth, so I started making samples.  I think these would be great hands on classes for the local sewing stores here in Chicago.  I would like to promote these as  "block of the month" classes.  We can enjoy the company of others, learn a new technique and make a quilt or bed runner.

My sample is going to eventually be a bed runner as these are becoming very popular now.

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the blocks I have completed so far.

I also created mini 2-3 inch key chain fobs of a few of the designs, these are created entirely in the hoop and make great gifts for quilters.