I Won the EQ7 Block Challenge!

I am really excited to share that I won the EQ7 Timeless Treasures Charleston Block Challenge!  After taking a class at NC Quilt Symposium, I entered the contest on the EQ7 blog Do You EQ.  It was a block design challenge using a new line of fabrics from Timeless Treasures called Charleston.  I was notified …

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Visitors to the Garden

Look who paid us a visit over the weekend!  This guy thought he might try to get into the bird feeder, but he wasn't successful. DH and I were on the inside of the sliding glass door, and we banged on the glass every time he looked at the top. The turkeys have returned, and …

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Patriotic Cookout

It was raining on the 4th of July, and I had already invited friends over for a cookout. I decided to go ahead, but have the meal inside. So I set another Patriotic tablescape on the formal dining table. This time because we were inside, I used the red chargers on white Battenburg placemats, with …

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Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast is a frequent meal around my house. Those half-breasts are often on sale at the local grocery store, and feed two nicely with some sandwich slices left over for taking to work for lunch the next day.  It needs to have some stronger seasoning so it doesn't taste the same as the …

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Falling Stars and Giveaway Winner

Thank you all so much for commenting on the Black Modern Quilt setting.  I have decided to go with an idea that hit Friday morning, Falling Stars.  The Option A orientation has won out for showing first, but I may switch the hanging sleeve to the other end for a future show just to see …

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Modern Setting in Black – Part 3 – Question and Giveaway

So it is finally bound, and I thought I'd have permanent eye strain. It is bound in solid black, and yes, with black thread. Holy cow, am I glad it is finished!!  If you want to see it from the beginning click HERE.  I had to put two lamps next to my chair to see …

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Modern Setting for Traditional BOM – Part 2

More stretching out of my comfort zone with the quilting on my modern setting for a batik quilt came with loading it up on the frame for quilting. The border, sashing, batting and backing are all black.  The batting is part polyester and part cotton, yet another new experience for me.  Plus I used Bottom …

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Hiking Graveyard Fields

Taking a break from everything is easy here, with the Blue Ridge Parkway just minutes away.  It took about 45 minutes to drive up to Graveyard Fields yesterday for a mind-clearing hike.  We are so lucky to live where a vacation set of mind is literally a short drive away.  We have wanted to hike …

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