Summer Bliss in Purple

Have you ever just fallen in love with a magazine cover? Usually, this isn’t what I do. Books and magazines are sources of inspiration, and lots of ‘maybe someday’ plans, but this one really grabbed me. I love tessellating designs, and this one spoke to me.   I am not a fan of blue, but the …

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Around the World in Salt

It was quite a revelation to me last year on a cooking forum that there were a lot more types of salt in the world than just regular table salt and sea salt. I was fortunate to have a generous benefactor send me a number of different ones to try. These are finishing salts, some …

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McTavish Monday Part 4

This is an 'I Spy' quilt I made for a kids quilt charity project.  I decided it would get the McTavish treatment.  The back doesn't show the quilting because the thread was an almost perfect match. The binding was finished over the weekend.  Amazing how a hideous print makes good binding! Overall I am pretty …

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Saturday Hike and the Eyecatchers quilts

It was a lovely day in the 60s, so DH and I set off again to hike our beautiful mountains.  I had a special destination in mind this time, as the Folk Art Center near Asheville was having a wonderful quilt exhibit.  I wanted to see the show after the hike, so from the Folk …

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Well, since you asked…..

A blog I follow put up a link party asking for us to show our show winners.  OK, well, since you asked, it isn't bragging, right?  Hehe.  Here's some of mine. This leaf quilt called October Mountain Breeze was made about 10 years ago, regular readers will recognize it from a previous post on the …

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Block of the Month Quilt Along – March 2014

I like doing quilty things with my buddies, and recently joined a block of the month with two friends.  I joined up without knowing what the color choices were, or what kind of blocks would be done.   It is a 30 minute drive away, so we get to have lots of chat time in …

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National Quilt Day 2014

Today is National Quilt Day, a day to celebrate our love of quilting and the heritage we leave to the next generation of quilters.  You can read about the history, and download this year’s free pattern here - http://www.nqaquilts.org/nqd/ On a quilting forum recently, a member asked us to show our first, best and last …

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The Book Club Cookbook

Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors This wonderful book contains chapters on 100 bestselling books, mostly novels, some I have actually read.   The introduction is quite interesting, giving the rationale behind the choice of books to include.  Popularity for discussion with book clubs, and ability to provoke discussion …

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