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12 x 12–Favorite expressions theme

I had a hard time coming up with an expression I could translate into fabric!  I wanted to do “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear” and even had some purse fabric on hand.  But when I … Continue reading

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12 x 12–Cats

Our January theme was Cats.  I have always loved appliqued quilts of tigers and zebras so I pushed myself to do my cat using Heat n Bond.  BTW, I was the only member of the group who portrayed a non-domestic … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Montreal

My friend Pat and I just returned from a week in Montreal.  Most of my photos don’t do justice to the beautiful city but I do want to share some inspiration from the Botanical Garden adjacent to Olympic Park.  The … Continue reading

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Dogwood finish and another leader-ender

My aunt’s dogwood applique quilt is completed.  I replaced the sashing, squared all the blocks, removed a big stain and basted the sandwich.  My mom hand quilted it.  She quilted around the blocks in her PCV frame then quilted around … Continue reading

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Dogwoods ready for quilting

One more snag in the quilt fixing saga.  I had wanted to back it with the sashing fabric but there was not enough on the bolt.  So I bought some 90″ bleached muslin.  Unfortunately after I washed it, it was … Continue reading

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Quilt fixing part 2

Seam ripping is completed.  Now to attack that nasty stain (see previous post)–another task which is not my forte.  I conservatively tried soaking in Woolite first.  Not the least bit of change.  So I got out the chlorine bleach, put … Continue reading

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Frugalina–who me?

I hate waste, always have.  Hence one of my many nicknames–Frugalina.  Sometimes I think it is a curse.  I save too many things (translate clutter) or make myself crazy trying to use things up.  Add this to the fact that … Continue reading

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