Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hand piecing–part 2 hexagon stars

While I was piecing the units for my brown stars, I reached a point where I got discouraged and bored.  I was loving the design but I started worrying about squaring the top and bottom and there was just not … Continue reading

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Third border attempt for handpieced stars

This is it.  It won’t be perfect as this is only my second attempt at applique and these little points are sometimes less than “stellar.”  But I want to get this quilt off my design wall and onto the quilt … Continue reading

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Winner’s Bouquet almost finished

I lack a little over one row of hand quilting plus whatever I am going to quilt in the outer border but for all practical purposes Winner’s Bouquet is finished.  DH and I have been sleeping under it (with the … Continue reading

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First quilts–2002

My three-generation quilt which was the beginning of my quilt journey was completed in early June 2002.  During that spring, I had started a major project of scanning all my old photos into the computer.  When I ran across a … Continue reading

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My big bang

Both my grandmothers were quilters.  My mother’s mother was born in 1901.  She lived in a big farmhouse and often had a quilt frame hanging from the ceiling in “the room across the hall.”  I spent many wonderful weeks every … Continue reading

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