{fun fridays – ohhhh such crafty goodness!}

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Okay, I know it's late on Friday, but it's still fun!! Fun wonderful craftiness and finishes!

First, this past Monday, the Houston Modern Quilt Guild met for a sew-in. This was my first sew-in, and boy, did I have fun! I love getting together with my darling friends and creating!

Here's what I worked on the entire time I was there…

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I'm doing the Granny Squares Quilt:

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Soooo fun! I loved every minute of it!! And I got a good start on this scrappy quilt. I was inspired by this tutorial/sew-along at Blue Elephant Stitches!

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Super excited about twenty of these blocks all put together! yummmmy sheep!!! ♥

Here's what else I finished this week:

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I love how this came together! I started with a jelly roll and took half of the strips and sewed the short ends together and then folded it in half and sewed…Sew,Rinse, Repeat, like a jelly roll race. When I got it to the size I wanted it, I added a border made with a charm pack…

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And then I knew I wanted to have a fun quote embroidered on it. I really wanted to be able to see the text, so I used white muslin and drew the text, embroidered, put a bird on it (because I'm a hipster!), quilted the whole thing, and Voila!!! a fun, gorgeous quilt with text to INSPIRE!

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"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."

Love it!! and I love the Honey Child fabric designed by Jennifer Paganelli of SisBoom! 

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You know how I was talking about loving getting together with friends to craft? Well, I've started doing this once a month with stamping/paper crafting friends! Here's what we created last night…

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Our glittery creation for the night!! Everyone in the house has glitter on them today! (and we are all happy about it!! even Mr Gorgeous!)

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We used these cool metallic water paints to paint these butterflies…This one above is my sample…

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This one (above) my sweetie Lil painted for me! I stamped it and picked the paper, and she wrote in the inside to me! (she said I was her favorite teacher, even though we weren't doing school right now!! isn't she darling???)

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This card is one of my faves!! You'll see it again next week when I'm blogging about Amanda's Apple of my Eye fabric!! Aren't those flowers wonderful????

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We didn't do this one as a group, but it was one of my prototypes! I kinda like it!! (loving anything vintage right now!!)

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Get ready for some fun blogging starting on Sunday, July 1st!! We are going have giveaways galore!!! And really fun projects and just all around inspiration on all of our blogs! Here is the schedule:

Sunday, July 1st: Amanda's Blog & Jana's Blog

Monday, July 2nd: Julie's Blog

Tuesday, July 3rd: Sally's Blog <<<————you are here!

Wednesday, July 4th: Candice's Blog

Thursday, July 5th: Stephanie's Blog

Friday, July 6th: Johanna's Blog

Saturday, July 7th: Jackie's Blog

Sunday, July 8th: Brooke's Blog

Can't wait to see who wins all of the goodies that are being given away!! yipeeee!!

Have a wonderful weekend! I know I will! (yep, I'm holding up in the craft studio all weekend! LOVE!!)

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