Jolly Bar Row Along Finishing the Quilt

Now that the top is done, assembly went quickly.  Sashing strips were put between the top leaves and between the rows.  I assembled the top three rows first. I put the sashing strips between the leaf blocks and the next row's arrows and butterflies.  Then, without really paying attention, I sewed the rows together with …

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Being Distantly Social

Bee-bee-beeeeeep! "We're sorry, but the person you have reached has been disconnected." Yep, that's me.  Disconnected.  Forgive me while I vent for a moment.  Just skip this paragraph if you want.  My usually busy schedule is now blank, no quilt meetings or shows, no retreats, no classes, no sew-ins for charity or anything else.  Quilt …

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Finishing the Dahlia Panel

The Dahlia panel quilt is finished, and now hanging up.  I did the back differently than usual as this wall hanging is too large for the quilt clips I have in the den.  I have a curtain rod with ring clips for hanging quilts in my sewing space, but for this one, I wanted to …

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Quilt Block Mania Back to School

Where has this summer gone?  Staying at home is becoming a bit strange as the months are going by without the usual activities.  For many, this school year will be different too, and what better time to sew up a Back to School theme quilt with sampler blocks of all kinds.  Thank you to our …

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Fiction with a Quilting Theme

With all this extra time on our hands, reading has been a nice way to spend a morning.  This past month and a half, I've gathered several new books and devoured them all with quilting as a theme.  Two were sent to me by C&T Publishing specifically for this post, and two by their authors.  …

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Jolly Bar Row Along Update

We are more than halfway in the Jolly Bar Row Along.  This is a weekly block and row quilt along on Jolly Jabber, the Fat Quarter Shop blog.  We began with the Sparrow Tracks block, making a bunch of those for the top and bottom rows. I'm using the Harper's Garden Jolly Bar to do …

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Vintage Christmas Quilt Along – Embroidery

Now that I have all 12 blocks pieced, the next step in the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along is to complete the hand embroidered details on several blocks.  The skate needs its bow, the train and house need the smoke trails, the ornament needs a hanger, and two other blocks need some outlining. While I was …

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Quilting the Dahlia Panel – Part 3

The quilting on this panel was a challenge in more ways than one.  When we left off here, the top section was done, and the machine was acting up.  Thanks to a lot of help from both the excellent tech guy at A1, Randy, and My Sweet Babboo, the machine is now humming along and …

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Summer Flowers Happy Mail

Now more than ever, it is so important to find ways to bring happiness into our own lives and those of others.  Sending and receiving happy mail is one way to feel connected, even when we are apart.  Keeping up with friends both online and in real life is essential now.  Stamping is a fun …

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