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Cari-in-Oly

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I haven't had internet at home for over a month so I have to be at someone else's house to check out what everyone's been up to. I've been busy at my sewing machines of course. I'm doing the Connecting Threads Mercantile BOM which I don't have pics of yet, and in between each shipment I've made these -
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This was a partially completed top with the pattern and extra fabrics I bought at a quilters estate sale. It was a royal PITA to complete since there were several cutting mistakes in the magazine pattern. It's also supposed to have a final scrappy border on it but I called it good at this point and used the leftover fabric to make a scrappy binding. Someone with a lot more skill than I have is going to have to quilt this one, too much negative space here for me.

S5030287.jpg  The hexagon table topper was a kit I bought who knows how long ago. Super easy to do. When I finished it I made a bigger half hexi with some charm squares I had.

S5030286.jpg  This little wall quilt is another kit. The pic doesn't do it justice. Gorgeous batiks in purple, green and turquoise. Paper piecing made it easy to do.
And last but not least, here's a baby quilt I just finished and put on the frame -
S5030284.jpg  The mom-to-be LOVES bears. I just had to do something different than a blue teddy bear quilt. Found the bear print at Hobby Lobby and pulled the other colors from my stash. Not sure how I'm gonna quilt it yet.

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You've been really busy doing some beautiful work.  My favorite is your bear quilt - this is so cute and unique. You'd did the colors and pattern so well.  Can't wait to see your Mercantile quilt when finished.


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Cari, what a great summer it's been for you, busy sewing and having fun. Love your projects!
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Wow Cari you HAVE been busy!  
Love the baby quilt and the batik wall quilt. 

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You have had some productive sewing time this summer; well done!  I seem to make small bursts at the sewing machine in between long spells of wearing myself out with all the yard and garden work!  And then there's fishing up north, card club once a week, etc! 
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I'm almost finished with the Mercantile BOM quilt, just the final white border to put on and I'm stalling because I hate doing slab-o-borders.
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A huge family blowup has me all turned around and out of sorts so my quilt ended up with the rows out of order but it is what it is, I'm not tearing it apart now.

I hope to get the bear quilt finished next week. I ordered a panto that I hope will look good, it's bear claws from Urban Elementz.

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Cari, I love your quilt! Maybe just a narrow slab to finish it, same width as your sashing?

Sorry to hear about family concerns. Time will mend the raw edges and you all can darn yourselves back together. (Oh, that's a bad analogy, but it stays!)

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Cari, your quilt looks great!  Who would ever know if the order of blocks or rows was "out of order?"  Your quilt, your layout.  Best wishes for smoother going in the family.  Every family those not so fun times, it seems.  
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Wow Cari, you've been so busy!  I am a pretty slow quilter, so I'm amazed at all you've done!  I spend two days, sewing and un-sewing, so I'm back where I started!

What is a slab-o-border?

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Lol, a slab-o-border is a boring plain border, as opposed to a pieced border. I hate measuring the quilt, averaging the measurements, finding centers and quarters, blah blah......no matter how careful I am the border ends up being too long. But knowing that, if I trim it at all before I sew it, it ends up too short. Not my favorite way to finish a quilt top.

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