Monthly Archives: March 2011

Entertainment and seam ripping

Did you ever have one of these days?  I made several like the photo on the left.  I had to laugh (I’m easily entertained) but after the more attached mistake, I decided I needed a break from sewing.  At least … Continue reading

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2011 charity quilt # 3 started

I had this blue fabric called “Running Eights” in my stash.  It is 8 different patterns printed across the width of the yardage.  I bought it thinking it might work in my blue and yellow hexagon star but decided not … Continue reading

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Quilting vacation

Since I’ve been ripping out most of what I’ve been stitching lately, I decided a quilting vacation is in order.  You’ll see some humorous photos soon.  Meanwhile, for some inspiration, hop over to Lisa’s blog.  She has posted some wonderful … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope border

The kaleidoscope itself, especially with the fabrics I chose, is pretty busy so I thought a simple border might be in order.  I didn’t even attempt to use my wonky strata scraps as I originally planned.  I auditioned a plain … Continue reading

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Still together after a wash

This little quilt was an experiment I conceived  to avoid trashing the scrap cuts from my Winner’s Bouquet quilt.  I had never done machine applique before but I knew there was an applique stitch on my new machine so why … Continue reading

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Charity quilt #2 completed

Charity quilt #2 for this year is completed.  I made pillowcases for both quilts using scraps and tea dyed muslin.  All were turned in at a recent guild meeting.

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Documenting quilts for The Quilt Index

The Quilt Index aims to be a central resource that incorporates a wide variety of sources and information on quilts, quiltmakers and quiltmaking.  The website currently features images and information, provided by an array of contributors, on thousands of quilts … Continue reading

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