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Progress Update

Made some progress on a couple of projects today and started, in earnest, a new-ish project.

Here's a photo of the prototype alphabet bean bags I wanted to make for each of my children's households which means four sets of the alphabet, extra vowels and extra for each child in the family. I decided that since the kids are small that I'd make inner bags of muslin first, then applique the capital letters on the front and the lower case on the back.

I really think my machine applique skills need some work. What do you suggest I do? What stitch would you use? Length, width? I am stabilizing the letter first. 


Also worked on "Fresh" and am making three blocks for the latest grandchild to toss around. I'm going to stuff it and pink the seams so she can grip it easily. Different ideas? 

I am still working on all my projects. Started sewing my Dear Jane BOWs, ironed the fabric for some more pillowcases, worked on the Stop Sign at bit, decided the fabric for some more of the Dino's, worked on the heart of the Vintage Valentine and the apple and leaf of Baltimore Autumn quilts.

Really need to start exercising...too much time sitting.


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