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After hearing that my dear friend has thyroid cancer, I wanted to stop what I was working on, which was Elizabeth’s quilt, and make her something special. I had wanted to try making a watercolor quilt since I first started my quilting adventure. On my crafting counter sat a couple books that I found at the thrift store. What a perfect opportunity to jump in and learn a new quilting concept!
Believe it or not, this quilt took me a total of 24 hours to make, including the binding and free motion quilting. That means, if I can do it, anyone can. Really.
One thing I wanted to include in this quilt were words of encouragement. As you can see from the following images, I incorporated words such as, “love, joy, peace, hope,” etc. within the inner green border. Click on the images to see them up close.
Free motion feather plumes are also something I have wanted to try, so I dared myself to bite the bullet and just go for it. It’s always a bit scary to start a large free motion motif without trying it previously, in fear of ruining a nice quilt. Again, click on the image to see the larger view.
I chose a meandering stippling within the flowers and used a feathered wreath for the center.
The most difficult and time-consuming part of this quilt was simply choosing what fabric to use! I am thankful for my daughter, Elizabeth, and her opinion in choosing these fabrics. I will definitely take her with me next time, as I would like to make another one of these real soon.
This sweet little table runner is my first attempt at the Ohio Star in preparation for Emily’s quilt, which will be a whole ‘nuther post another day.
This has been my first opportunity to use some of my batiks. I thought it mixed a traditional block nicely with a modern look.
All three blocks had the same purple. I chose to vary the other fabrics.
I really wanted to fill as much of the negative space as I dared, with a consistent pattern. Click on the images to enlarge and view the detail better.
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The two books we have been waiting for are coming out September 15th!
First, Trim Healthy Mama Plan: Keep It Simple, Keep It Sane, wherein the plan is explained in simple, easy to understand (therefore easy to implement) terms.
Secondly, the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is full of all the recipes you will ever want. It contains everything from crock pot meals to desserts. You cannot feel deprived on this plan.
Personally, I have found this eating plan to be similar to the “thyroid diets” and has been the only plan (coupled with natural thyroid) that I have been able to lose some pounds. This plan is much more creative than the others I have read about. Pearl and Serene explain a little in this below video:
Plus, if you pre-order THM, you receive some fun bonus materials. I hope you check it out.
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