Category Archives: family and friends

Gifting

My mom’s friend Gina recently lost her mother and generously gave me three large plastic tubs of her mom’s fabric.  There was lots of cotton so my mom and I decided we should make a special quilt for Gina in … Continue reading

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Community service quilts

Our guild has a table for collecting fabric to be used in community service quilts.  I recently picked up a bundle of (roughly) 5″ squares marked “indeterminate fabric” hoping I could turn them into a quilt.  They were a bit … Continue reading

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SO MUCH sewing and giving thanks

Early in the year, I looked in my sewing room trash basket and there were so many empty spools that I decided to dig them out and start a collection as one gauge of my sewing for the year.  I … Continue reading

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Catch up week–Granny Square finish

Auntie Em posted last week about quilting her granny squares which had inspired my quilt.  That’s when I realized I never shared the finished quilt.  I machine quilted around the blocks and then my mom (who is 86) hand quilted … Continue reading

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For the fashionistas

Pat and I had another friend with us in Montreal–Flat Ruthie from the Cardboard Me Travels blog. One of our most interesting excursions was to the Biosphere (originally the US pavillion at the 1967 World Fair–Expo 67).  I’m sharing photos … Continue reading

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Comfort quilting

Working on my Mourning Jules quilt has been such a comfort to me during the weeks around the first anniversary of his passing.  Although it is not finished, I far surpassed the goal I set for myself in early May … Continue reading

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Mourning Jules progress

The last three heart rows have been added for a full heart design.  Only three rows to go and then the border which I am going to attach by machine.  When I started hand piecing this quilt I did not … Continue reading

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