Scrap Dance Twist Quilting and Finish

Finishing up Scrap Dance Twist, I loaded it on the longarm to quilt it.  Originally, I had planned to make a full size quilt, but halfway thought the process, decided to go a bit bigger.  What I forgot was I had already purchased a lovely piece of wide backing with a nice leafy green print.  …

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Wrapping Up the Safelight Project

Over the past few weeks, I've been working on getting our Safelight Project farther along.  As we left off in March when the lockdown began I had just delivered 39 bags.  The dollar store wasn't doing bulk orders and I needed to wait until that began again.  In late April, I was able to again …

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Meatless Main Course Recipes

These are nutty times in the grocery store, and it is not unusual to see entire cases or shelves empty.  Our local stores have begun limiting purchases, not a bad idea to reduce hoarding.  Still, when you go to the meat counter and see not one package of chicken left, or the pork is down …

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Scrap Dance Twist – Border Options

Now that the Twist is assembled, I have a pieced border option to complete the chain.  I'll show you that option, along with a plain border and some pieced scrappy ideas, so you can choose what you'd like to do. The pieced border will be 2/3 of the chain block, alternating with a plain background …

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Stamping Cards with a Food Theme

I am trying hard to watch all the videos I have on that soon-to-be-gone video streaming service (details below), and of course got inspired to make a few cards.  I wanted to use the embossing technique I had just viewed, especially since I haven't done any embossing in quite a while.  The lessons dealt with …

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Vintage Christmas QA – Skate and Candy Canes

I hope you are having a nice holiday weekend.  Before we get started with today's quilt along, I need to let you know two things.  First, the Jolly Bar Quilt Along has been postponed to June 29, as there have been some delays in shipping due to reduced staff at the FQS warehouse.  They are …

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Late May in the Garden

Flowers in the garden have slowed down, with a couple of very late freezes in mid May turning all the azalea blooms brown.  It has slowed the emergence of the rhododendrons and mountain laurel too.  I missed going to the downtown Garden Jubilee festival this weekend, which was canceled and moved to individual garden centers.  …

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Summer Tablescape for 2

It is the beginning of a holiday weekend, but it just doesn't seem like a festive time with so many events canceled.  This weekend should be a riot of gardening in our downtown area with Garden Jubilee on Saturday and Sunday, but that is now moved to the individual garden centers.  This just isn't the …

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Quilting for Hands 2 Help

Hands2Help is an annual charity quilt drive hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I've been a participant for several years, making quilts in various sizes as needed.  Two years ago, my own charity drive for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project was a recipient of quilts from Sarah's event.  This year, it came …

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