woollypetals Okay so..... What do you think? I made the #ryantop by @whitneydeal and while I am pretty sure I have made all the tweaks to the pattern to fit me best I am not sure if I picked a good fabric for it. Granted this is more my "muslin" I didn't wanted to cut into my gorgeous grey and white woven having not made the pattern yet.... And I figured I can use the bottom of this for a color blocked Wiksten if it doesn't work. Which i still might do? I like the style and I think it will be awesome in a calmer fabric, this reads more muumuu to me. but this is a super simple quick sew pattern that if I didn't have company coming I would cut it out in my grey fabric right now! #miniblog #diatribe #woollypetalshandmadewardrobe #itmightgrowonme p.s. I do love the pattern and the fabric individually. ;) 16h

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woollypetals Working on the last two #squircles of my second #aerialgrove stripe in the preschool pickup line. #woollypetalsinpublic #maybeishouldsewinsteadofinstagramming #needleturnapplique 20h
  •   woollypetals @charmaboutyou thank you! 19h
  •   woollypetals @sewkristen you should! I'm trying to think but I think this is my first project with it. You are correct about the process. The only thing that I notice is the further in your basting stitches are the more turn you get. Sometimes I feel like there's nothing in the turn. 18h
  •   hugsarefun I love it so much! 7h
  •   woollypetals @hugsarefun thank you! :) 7h

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woollypetals I think the recipient is happy! ;) #francesfireflyquilt from @sewtopia #sewtopiaatlanta finished and fresh from the dryer! Norah calls them butterflies but whatevs.... Thanks @elizabethagh for the amazing class and pattern! #konacottonsolids #pearlpink #woollypetalsquilts #norahbrave 4d

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woollypetals Today is brought to you by my second #scoutsten #wiksten #scouttee hybrid of the week and loose curls.... My go to hair style when I haven't showered. I showered late last night. anyway..... Such a great fit on the Wiksten and I love this fabric! It's Small Citrus Check from @jennifersampou line Stusio Stash Yarn Dyes. It's a little thicker than what I usually use for these shirts so the dot is slightly different even though it was cut exactly like my fines and fables one. Love it! If you haven't already made a Wiksten or Scout Tee they are an easy sew. #woollypetalshandmadewardrobe #grainlinestudio 4d
  •   woollypetals @jennifersampou thanks so much! :) 4d
  •   morrlezlie You look great! The top is so pretty and I love the hair! 4d
  •   morrlezlie I need to learn how to get my hair to do that 4d
  •   woollypetals @morrlezlie thanks! I love my hair like this! I use a nume wand and just wrap the hair around the wand hold for a 10 seconds or so, then once it's all curled and sprayed and cooled off I run my fingers through it and that loosens the curls so they look like this. It's pretty easy. :) 4d

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woollypetals Sorry if you see this shirt on me a lot in person. I super love it! I have perfected my fit to a T on the Wiksten and adding scout tee sleeves has achieved the perfect casual tees for my style. And this fabric!!!! all the heart eyes! #fibsandfablesfabric #scouttee #wikstentank #scoutsten which is apparently a couple too! #grainlinestudio #wiksten #woollypetalshandmadewardrobe 5d

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woollypetals Stayed up a little later than Planned but I finished my quilting and two Wiksten/scout tee hybrids. :) I can not wait to wear the #fibsandfablesfabric one on top so I guess I will be binding while I wear it tomorrow. #wikstentank #scouttee #francesfirefly #francesfireflyquilt #woollypetalsquilts #woollypetalshandmadewardrobe 5d

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woollypetals Here's how I do my loop de loop quilting. At the end I stopped to adjust my quilt and my husband stopped filming. but it's simple and rhythmic and tiring for the arms. but I love it and it's quick. I find this easier than all over stippling or all over loopy quilting since this is in rows, sometimes with stippling I get lost and can't get the whole area continuously. I am 2 hours into quilting total for the day and 12" from being done with my 60"x70" quilt. @morrlezlie #woollypetalsquilts #freemotionquilting 5d
  •   goosequilts No - I mean push the quilt thru the throat front to back like you would when quilting straight lines. It looks like you squish it all in the throat and then quilt left to right pulling it out of the throat to the left as you go 5d
  •   woollypetals @morrlezlie I usually do the larger and have two rows of loops on each square. 5d
  •   woollypetals @goosequilts oh gotcha! I have done it a little like that but I feel like the lines of loops get a little off. I tend to like it this ways I they stay straighter. I go from one side and then back the other way so sometimes it starts all scrunched and sometimes it ends up all a scrunched. 5d
  •   woollypetals @stephkthomas thank you! I was fun! :) 5d

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woollypetals Oh hello old friend! It feels fantastic to be sitting here free motion quilting! Loop de loop quilting is second only to straight line. ;) #francesfirefly #francesfireflyquilt #janomethegnome 6d

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woollypetals It feels good to be back in my sewing room for a bit tonight! While I really only got to see a few seams to finish my firefly quilt backing k dos get two Wikstens with sleeves cut out and my firefly quilt basted.... Thank goodness for spray basting!!! Tomorrow afternoon nap time is going to be so fun! #wiksten #francesfireflyquilt #woollypetalsquilts #woollypetalssews #woollypetalshandmadewardrobe 6d
  •   woollypetals @morrlezlie um you basted two quilts!!!! Rockstar. ;) but yea that's hard on the knees and back! 6d
  •   hugsarefun It's funny because I spent so much time trying to decide if it was worth buying a nicer machine because I didn't sew all that much. And now I sew almost daily after getting it. Though the sewing I did last night is pretty wonky after my hiatus. 6d
  •   iheartdl I can't wait to see the firefly quilt and tanks! 6d
  •   woollypetals @iheartdl thanks, me too! 6d

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woollypetals My little munchkin insisted on wearing her furry bear hat today. I didn't mind since it's the cutest. #norahbrave 1w

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woollypetals I caught the bug and bit the bullet. hoping it's worth it!!!!! Mass drop has the complete paper piece pack for the next 6 days.... so go buy it so I can get the lowest price! #lapassacaglia #paperpieces #thebookissoldseperately 1w

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woollypetals What I've been up to lately... Which makes it feel like I have no time for anything else. This room use to have dark brown (like the Windows) trim and olive green walls. I painted all the trim, walls, and stripped the library table desk. I still have to paint the French doors I am standing in for this picture, seal the desk, and hang stuff but it's coming together! That carpet is still olive green and will hopefully get changed out soon, so much still to do. P.s. This is my husbands home office. #newrauchhome #woollypetalsdiys #valsparpaint #diy #decorate 1w
  •   woollypetals @morrlezlie I'll have to look when I get home. It's valspar from lowes. It was literally the only color out of ten that looked good in this room! everything else changed colors significantly once tested on the wall. 1w
  •   woollypetals @morrlezlie the color is Woodlawn colonial grey from valspar. It was premixed in one of their test containers at lowes. 1w
  •   morrlezlie Thanks!!! It's s great comor 1w
  •   morrlezlie Color 1w

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woollypetals I have been feeling the need to have a smaller scale hand stitching project on hand lately instead of my giant quilt I am hand quilting. Seeing @hugsarefun and @jenniferjohnston80 hand stitching made me pull out my #squircles again. I am loving them for now.... but am having serious desires to bite the bullet and start a #lapassacaglia quilt! #amicrazy #theyaresopretty These will have to do for know. 2w

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woollypetals The Lego zip line I made for like this week and a text from my husband about it: Me: "Did anything special happen today?"
Luke: "umm...the pulley line."
Me: "Oh, yeah? That mommy made?"
Luke: "Yeah, it's awesome. ...can you never take it down?"
Me: "Well, I won't take it down tonight."
Luke: ".....Can we leave it up until I have kids so that I can show them?"
Little things like this make being a mom the most rewarding. ;) #lukedanger1
2w

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woollypetals I finished two makers totes yesterday! They are the smaller size and for me kiddos to have in the car on trips or long appointments. Can you guess which is for who? #nothard #makerstote #noodleheadpatterns #carkai #cottonandsteel #starwars #woollypetalssews 2w
  •   jskarritt These are so cheerful! Your kids will love them! I have the pattern but looks too hard to tackle 2w
  •   woollypetals @jskarritt oh no not hard at all. Lots of parts. But the toughest part is sewing the side gussets in and the Binding on, and that's only the case because of maneuvering the whole bag together. Go slow and it's fine! 2w
  •   spetzie They look great! 🏼 1w
  •   woollypetals @spetzie thank you! 1w

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woollypetals Learning number recognition just got a tiny bit more fun! #norahbrave #vintage #antiquesofwinfield #jensfreshvintage 2w

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woollypetals Current snack of choice thanks to my mom! @kathykat52 I found mega ones at #mejier yesterday and they were so excited to have them for lunch today! #norahbrave #lukedanger1 #rauchsiblings #carrotsyum 2w
  •   morrlezlie His face!!! My kids love carrots having them like this is too fun 2w
  •   hugsarefun Mira asked me for a "huge carrot as big as me" today. Guess I need to check Meijer! 2w
  •   woollypetals @hugsarefun for sure! 2w
  •   woollypetals @morrlezlie lol, mine too! It's funny how much better more they are excited for the big ones. :) 2w

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woollypetals Littlest is napping so starwars and hand binding a makers tote for me and the biggest! #makerstote #handbinding #starwars 3w

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woollypetals Her little pony is getting to long lately so top knot! 🏼 #norahbrave 3w

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woollypetals Ah!!!!! Unpacking from @sewtopia #sewtopiaatlanta and it's like Christmas morning for a Quilter! This is most of the swag, plus my amazing swap gift! Thank you so much @berninausa @michaelmillerfabrics @me__and__y0u @modafabrics @robertkaufman @freespiritfabric @acraftyfox_amanda @bunnysdesigns @windhamfabrics @intrepidthread @fatquartershop @stashfabrics @cottonandsteel @aurifilthread @quiltnow @cloud9fabrics @soakwash @reliable @lecien_fabrics @dearstellafab @socialps @pellonprojects @simplicity_creative_group for all the amazing swag! @jennyrach for the amazing swap pouch! All the amazing ladies that made it happen! @sukie80 @bettycrockerass @wholalacrafts @rossiecrafts @marciwarrenelmer thank you so much! till Denver! 🏻 3w

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