Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quilt fixing and first 2012 finish

I have not had a lot of experience completing or fixing someone else’s work.  But on a recent trip with my mom to visit her younger sister, my aunt asked me to redo some applique blocks their older sister (now … Continue reading

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Binding love

Well, maybe not love exactly but after watching this youtube video that Jenny sent me in response to a recent whine, I have a whole new attitude about binding.  Besides the fabulous method for joining the ends of continuous folded … Continue reading

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Becky Goldsmith class

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending an all-day Becky Goldsmith (Piece O’ Cake Designs) applique class sponsored by my guild.  If you ever get the chance to take one of her classes, DO IT!  Becky is a … Continue reading

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Visible headway on multiple projects

Using my quilt frame for hand quilting has been putting a strain on my left (under quilt) wrist so Tumbling Stars has not gotten much attention lately.  Rest, ice, aspirin, a new magnetic bracelet–non were really improving the situation so … Continue reading

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Progress on Pat’s quilt

My simple, straight-line machine quilting is finished–front and back photos below–and I’m working on the binding.  This quilt should be finished soon if I can get past that dreaded binding join.

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Pat’s lap quilt

Back in the summer, my blogging friend Ali did several giveaways.  She sent me a lovely pile of Amy Butler 10-inch squares, 2.5-inch strips and a very generous amount of yardage.  I was thinking about adding some of my Kona … Continue reading

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Present to myself

When I first started blogging, I saw a post by Donna  about blog2print which prints soft and hardcover books of blog posts.  I thought it was a very cool idea and figured after a year of blogging, it might be … Continue reading

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