July do. Good Stitches - Hope Circle

I'm in the Hope circle of do. Good Stitches (no, that's not a typo) which benefits Threading Hope.

For July, Hollie asked for a single strip measuring 48" by 6.5" that uses red as the main color.  Here's my submission:

Dixie's Quilt - Finished!

Dixie and her quilt by JustSewY'allKnow
Dixie and her quilt, a photo by JustSewY'allKnow on Flickr.
I finally finished quilting and binding the little quilt I made for my 2 year old chocolate Lab Dixie! She's giving me her best "would you stop taking pictures so I can go back to sleep?" look.

Here's a shot of the front:

Front of Dixie's quilt

The pieced back:

Back of Dixie's quilt

For the quilting I did wavy lines through the brown strips using brown thread, then wavy lines through the middle of the pieced sections with variegated orange thread, to bring in the orange binding.

Quilting close up

Close up

I'm entering this quilt in the Pets on Quilts Show!

Gathered Clutch...or 2 or 3

I made this cutie today using using this tutorial.

Gathered clutch by JustSewY'allKnow
Gathered clutch, a photo by JustSewY'allKnow on Flickr.

Clutch lining

Edited to add these 2 I also made today - I love Anna's tutorial!!

More gathered clutches


Dixie Wants One Too!

Dixie, my 2 1/2 year old chocolate Lab, loves blankets anything that resembles a blanket. She's often in my sewing room keeping me company and always manages to find some unfolded fabric or quilt top in process to nap on.  Last night after shooing her off the backing for my Windowpane quilt, I decided to make a small quilt just for her.

I finished the top today and started preparing the binding, but haven't gotten around to quilting it yet.  I think she likes it already!

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