October 2014 Autumn Color

I have been taking lots of pictures lately, but none of them seem to capture the wonderful, rich color that is in the landscape this Autumn.  The reds, golds and oranges are wonderful, but there is still a lot of green.  I think we will not peak this year until into November.  That's fine by …

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WIP Wednesday October 29

I went to five wonderful longarm classes at the AQS Show in Charlotte this past summer.  I have done a little practice of what I learned on the muslin pieces provided to us, but up to now I haven't had a suitable quilt top to play with.  At the last meeting of the quilt club, …

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October Block of the Month

Continuing our batiks exploration with another block.  The local quilt store is picking the fabrics and patterns.  This month the pattern is Wyoming Valley, available on Quilt Blocks Galore.  The shop has chosen a dark purple with a red-orange accent.  The same grey background was given to us too. As usual, I don't like the …

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Bloggers Quilt Festival – Autumn 2014

The fall edition of the Blogger Quilt Show is now open for entries.   Amy's Creative Side is sponsoring the show and there are lots of great prizes to win.  There are a number of categories, and I have entered in the Small Quilts category and the Large Quilts category.  Click on the icon to go …

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Baked Black and Great Northern Beans

Wow, it is finally fall and a perfect time for stick to the ribs comfort food.  How about a different take on baked beans?  I had black beans and Great Northern beans in the cupboard and I thought a mixture would be interesting.  And it goes great with the Butterflied Baked Chicken from the last …

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Butterflied Baked Chicken

I like baked chicken a lot, and I fix chicken in a lot of different ways.  One thing I don't like about baking a whole chicken is the juices that collect inside the chicken that take so long to be cooked.  At times most of the chicken is done, but there are still just barely …

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Sudoku Quilt Tutorial

This is such an easy quilt to make, but it does take some planning and a lot of care in assembly. Sudoku is a type of puzzle where there are nine nine-patches, and each number or fabric appears only once in a nine-patch, and only once in any row or column across three nine-patches. The …

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Clouds Over the Mountains

Sometimes it is really amazing how the view from our home changes.  I was sitting on the veranda, just enjoying the cooler air when I noticed how beautiful the clouds were over the mountains across the valley.  The sun was setting, rain had ended a short time before and the light was fantastic.  So, I …

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