Category Archives: hand piecing

Recovery stitching

Wouldn’t you know that just when I felt like sewing again, I was forced to restrict my activities to let my poor back heal.  I tried to mostly read and watch Netflix but after a while I needed more variety.  … Continue reading

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Tumblers in progress

It seems forever since I have worked on my Mourning Jules quilt but that is because I didn’t have a quilting plan for the border.  I had bought a template but decided it was too whimsical for the theme of … Continue reading

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I had more or less given up New Year’s resolutions until last year when I made a list of works in progress and resolved to finish all of them before starting anything new.  Like many of us quilters, I again … Continue reading

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Another epic quilt tale

I had been seeing the Rose Star pattern on several blogs and it looked like a great hand piecing project so I ordered a Kite template from QuiltSmith.  Wanting my project to evolve quickly, I ordered the largest one.  Oh … Continue reading

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Hexagon star edge

I am not partial to irregular edges on bed quilts so my first thought for straightening the two sides of Cielo Azul was to add large half triangles. True to form (will I never learn), I cut them all before … Continue reading

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Hexagon Stars–more hand piecing

It’s been a while since I posted about the blue and yellow blocks in my header–my December 31, 2010 post to be exact 🙂  Jules was still here when I started it in Panama and he gave it a Spanish … Continue reading

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Circle success–a finish

When I got all the Circle in Circle blocks together and started thinking about a border, I was thrilled to find that all seven quilts using this block in Mary Mashuta’s Confetti Quilts were finished by binding only–NO BORDERS.  Why … Continue reading

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