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Quilting again

I have been a quilting derelict for months but this week I got inspired to tackle the Japanese Jigsaw I have been eyeballing.  I borrowed the pattern from a friend so long ago, she probably thinks I have stolen it.  … Continue reading

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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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Trying to get it right the first time–aargh!

This new quilt has to go together exactly as laid out.  I found I really needed a photo in front of me even after taking one block at a time off the design wall. So even with all these precautions, … Continue reading

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Quilts as puzzles

Recently I was sharing my hobbies with a new acquaintance and he commented on how similar quilting is to jigsaw puzzles–both favorites of mine.  I had to agree since I had recently finished this fractured quilt and found it quite … Continue reading

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12 x 12 catch up

I am caught up for our September theme (doors)!  Man, does that feel good.  I missed the last two meetings so I procrastinated making the quilts.  My Season theme idea is not my favorite but I did try two new … Continue reading

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Radiant nine-patch

For the first time ever, I am going take some quilts to the “sale room” at QuiltFest 2013 and I realize I never posted about this quilt (which is on my sell list).  Last year when I was trying to … Continue reading

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Back at the machine and loving it

I recently saw a quilt on Lisa’s Red Headed Mermaid blog that got my juices flowing.  I printed one of the photos and started playing.  Had to have a few tips from her along the way but here is how … Continue reading

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