Pachanga Step 2 Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along

Ready for Step 2? Today we start sewing, and I've put the most time consuming step first. Using the large 7-1/2-inch background squares, and the indicated amount of 4-inch scraps in the pdf download linked below, make flying geese using the no-waste method. Note you will NOT use all your 4-inch squares. Some of them …

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Well Loved Double Wedding Ring Repair

I decided to suspend my quilt repair service for the time being, at least while this pandemic is escalating. The last quilt I accepted was from a local lady, and I got it from her in early December, letting her know it wouldn't be done until January. So, I finished up the other customer projects, …

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January in the Garden

Cold weather and snow days mean there is not much to do outside, but the garden still has growing going on. I have two garden spots to keep plants over the winter. One is in my kitchen, where I have the Thanksgiving cactus, the orchid, and my eight-year-old amaryllis. That is indeed a flower spike …

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Quilting a Quilt of Valor

Our local Quilts of Valor chapter has been quieter than usual this past year. There have only been a few presentations in private ceremonies, and a couple of outdoor ones for just three or four veterans. Because the group was unable to do the large ceremony for military nurses we planned for last November, we …

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Having Some Fun This Week

Having fun these days requires a bit more creativity, doesn't it? I have been doing a lot more on Zoom, as it is a safe way to see friends and have conversation. On Monday, I was able to spend a nice day sewing with friends, and working on Pachanga, while fat snowflakes drifted down all …

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Turning a Sweatshirt into a Jacket

I don't really care for pullover sweatshirts. To me they are not that comfortable as they are mostly made for people taller than I am, and tend to bunch up on my shorter torso. I much prefer a cardigan style, and wear sweaters like that most of the time. But when I wanted to have …

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Snow, Virtual Quilting and Football!!

Two fun things in one weekend, we got a couple of inches of snow on Friday, just in time to hunker down for Wild Card Weekend. Before the snow came, a new visitor came to sample the handouts. Apparently, Oliver has a buddy. The second little guy has been here before, but not as consistently …

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Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along

The Mystery Quilt Along begins today! Designing this mystery in EQ8, once I determined the final design, I began doing different colorations in the program to see which palette I wanted to work with. When I tried the vibrant brights, the pattern named itself, and I knew I had my project for this year. Pachanga …

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Clearing Out, My Dirty Little Secret, and Correcting a Big Mistake

Every January, I choose an area of the house for extensive scrutiny. Everything is pulled out, looked over, and reorganized. In 2017, I did my fabric stash closet, and it remains close to this organized fashion today. A few of the bags are gone now as I did use up some stash for projects over …

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