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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Raised Dahlia Quillow

While my website is down, I will add to my old blog... and hopefully, in a few days, the website will be back up.  I had to transfer my domain to a new web host provider, as the site had gotten too big for our small local Internet Service Provider.  I am transferring to BlueHost.

This should have been an easy task -- but it has proven to be anything but.  However, the techs from BlueHost have emailed me, saying that the problem was with the FrontPage extensions, and they have resolved the issue, and I should be able to upload without problem now.  I haven't had a chance to try it yet, and won't until tomorrow.

Yesterday afternoon, I finished the Raised Dahlia quillow (click pictures to view in larger size):

This is the template (called 'Petunias') I used to quilt the body of the quillow:

Now to make the label -- and this time, I have already soaked the fabric in Bubble Jet Set so that the ink won't vanish in the very first wash.  (Yeah, that's what happened to the first label I made on my printer.)  (If I'd've gotten the ink on the fabric by accident, it wouldn't have come out, no matter what I tried, you know.  Murphy's Law #184.)

I like this customer's quillow so well, I got extra fabric and made a table topper for my daughter and son-in-law.  (The center block is 23"; the block for the quillow is 18".)  I will give it to them for their third anniversary, August 10th.  I still need to make a set of napkins; they will be made from the light-colored daisy print of the star points.

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Tonight I made a Candy Heart dress for a customer:

Do you like the box I'm sending it in?