Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Thursday, August 18

My Quilting Journal

See all the squares to my quilt.  Slow Sewing - doing them by hand.
I love them. They are so soft and delicate.  Perfect!

I use a composition notebook to keep track of what I am doing and how I do it.
How else would I know?

These are the notes for the quilt I am hand stitching for me.  Click on picture to enlarge and you can see the photograph on the left page that inspired me.  I wanted a soft airy, already old and faded look.

Really, I won't know if it fits what I am picturing in my mind until its done.

This is from the Shoo Fly quilt I finished for my son.  I have my notes from the beginning, which is what I pictured in my minds eye.  And the changes along the way.  And even the finished product on the next page.

And my Brown Dog follows me everywhere.

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Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Oh my goodness you are soooo organized. I bought a quilt journal a decade or so ago but I don't think I've ever filled it in.

Jeannie B. said...

Hi Cynthia, Oh dear, not so organized. This journal is more like a workbook I write what I need to do as I make the quilt and what size I am cutting the pieces. Because I take so long to finish them, I need the information written down or I would forget what I am doing! It's not so much like a Quilt Baby Book where I go back after and write down the good stuff.

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