Jenny Smith Plush Artist

Quilt Happy!

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I am guilty of not blogging for awhile.  Oh summer!  Sometimes you can be very distracting!

We’ve been dealing with a sick pet for awhile now.   He is finally starting to get better with treatment, but it’s not a nice thing to go through.

I made my first adult-sized quilt!  This is just a personal project and I have enjoyed cudding up in it a few times already.

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The photo was taken from the stairwell that leads to the rooftop.  I went with diagonal squares and I embroidered some of the small foxes and animals on the quilt.

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This quilt is similar to the one that my Nana made for me as a child, which is why I picked these big squares.  I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but it made me question how people can be quiltmakers?  It takes a lot of dedication and many steps to reach the end result.  It’s a real commitment.   I was showing the quilt to my neighbor and he said that I should start making them, and selling them and I told him I was going to stick with softies!

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The backing of the quilt is an off-white flannel.  I used a flat queen sized sheet.  Also the trim is various flannels pieced together.  Although I am  very happy with this quilt, I am now on quilt strike for awhile.  Soooo much work!

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It’s for a friend in the O.C. and she requested a bear, with a green shirt, in sneakers and a headband.  If he were mine, I’d name him Burt.

We just got back from Palm Springs where we had a mini-vacation.  It was 106F everyday and when you stepped outside, it felt like when you open the oven door and the heat hits you.  The resort that we stay at has a great saltwater pool that is one of two pools in Palm Springs that is cooled.  Some pools there become too hot to swim in.

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There are only 9 rooms at this place and it’s quite quiet and private.  There’s cruiser bikes and a cocktail bar and a very 50’s theme.

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The above Marilyn Monroe Sculpture was 26 feet tall and 34,000 pounds!  It was pretty spectacular.

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I was delighted to stay in the Eames  themed room, complete with Eames chairs,  and lots of Eames artwork.

I am not supposed to tell you what resort this is, because my husband says it’s best kept a secret, but I’ll let you figure it out on your own…

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I’ll leave you with one more great shot of Palm Springs…

Yours in crafting,  Palm Springs 2013 060

Author: teddybearrepublic Jenny Smith

My name is Jenny Smith and I am a Teddy Bear Artist. I have a need to be creative many hours per day. I am currently living in West Hollywood and my Canadian blood is enjoying the sunny warmth of Southern California. When I am not sewing and creating, you can find me, running, working out, writing, drawing, reading, gardening and attending the occasional flea market.

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