Scrap Dance Pachanga Step 9 and Reveal!!

Moving up the finish to today, we'll construct block B and then I'll show you the finished design. First, though, I got the numbering of the steps messed up, and I have now corrected it. Somehow I had two steps labeled as 7. The actual step 7 is making HSTs for block B, and step …

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Fiction and Quilting Book Reviews

This month was a mixed bag of really, really good, and really disappointing. I found two books that I enjoyed more than anything I have read in quite some time, both with a psychological aspect that made the stories fascinating and difficult to put down. So, let me begin with the not so great and …

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May the Fourth Be With You

Did you know it is Star Wars Day? I miss this most years, but this year I remembered in time! What better time to talk about Star quilts. I do have several tutorials on the blog for star theme quilts, leading off with my Patriotic Star Mini Quilt. This one is unique in that it …

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MINIs on the Dragon 2021

Every year, MINIs from all over the US get together in Fontana Village to run the twisty road called the Tail of the Dragon and have fun with other MINI owners. Last year the event was canceled, and this year the restrictions were still in place making it difficult to do the evening activities. So …

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Springtime Apple Blossom Drive and Garden

Spring seems to be here at last for good. This week the azaleas have burst into bloom along the driveway circle, with the larger white one and the light pink both fully opened up now. Down the driveway, the later bloomers are coming out now too. Another couple of whites bloom along with multiple pinks …

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Charity Sewing and Quilting

With the Safelight Project underway (click on that link to see how you can help and prizes you might win), I wanted to make a few case sets from some pretty fabric. This is such a quick project, and uses up leftover fabrics as well as batting bits. I guess I am still in a …

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Ham Apple Salad Wraps

I had leftover ham from baking a large one recently. I wanted to do something different with the bits and pieces too small for slicing for sandwiches. Generally, I don't care for chicken or tuna salad sandwiches as they usually have nuts or celery, both things I cannot stand. But on a trip last summer, …

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Safelight Project 2021

Checking with the Safelight Domestic Violence shelter in town this past week, they are running low on their spa bags. They have lasted a good long time this year due to the reduced capacity of the shelter. By the time we can get this project done over the next few weeks, they will be out …

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