Quilting Donation Quilts

It was a productive time in the last 10 days, as I worked though the backlog of donation quilts I promised to do.  Having the longarm down for three weeks didn't help.  Most of this is my own making, as I wanted to do several small quilts for the club's donation to Mainstay and Open …

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Clearing Out

Detritus - the pieces that are left after something breaks or falls apart, what is leftover as a remnant, worthless material to be disposed of.  Having more time on my hands than usual, I decided to tackle cleaning out a closet in the office.  This is something that has been sorely needed for literally years.  …

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French Cottage Quilt

A generous donation was made to our local quilt group of a number of kits from a collection called French Cottage. Each kit made one block. Our program chair brought them to a meeting, and asked for volunteers to make the blocks. I think there were a couple of dozen block kits, and I took …

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An Unusual Exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum

We are fortunate in this area to be blessed with not only the Blue Ridge Parkway, and gorgeous mountains, but the North Carolina Arboretum just next to the parkway.  It is less than a half hour away, so DH and I drove over to it over the weekend to see a most unusual exhibit.   I …

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Slow Stitching a Quick Project

Remember this little cross stitch Christmas tree that I showed you during Christmas in July? It is one of several designs in a kit. The problem I have at this point is I don't want to make it the way the pattern says. It calls for the stitched piece to be cut out in a …

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Garden Windows – Quilting the High Contrast Version

Quilting the high contrast version of my Moda Bake Shop design Garden Windows took forever.  Or at least it seemed like it. I started by adding the borders, and then loading on the longarm. I stabilized it first by quilting in the ditch around the borders.  I did a full custom job on it, each …

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Moda Bake Shop – A New Recipe

I am excited to announce my latest design for Moda Bake Shop, that published on the Moda Bake Shop site late yesterday afternoon.  This is the third design that the Moda Bake Shop has accepted.  The fabrics are called Fern Hill designed by Jan Patek. The colors are similar values making a low volume quilt.  …

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Celebrate Birthday Card

A special lady has a birthday coming up, so it was time to get out the stamping stuff and get creative.  I really enjoy making and sending cards, and every birthday and holiday is an opportunity to create something new.  Starting out this time, I decided to use the embosser once again.  I have some …

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August in the Garden

Every time I say something about the garden, it conspires to prove me wrong.  In July, I said that I planted the johnny jump ups too late to get any flowers.  Then not a week later, here they come. I really cannot complain as I love their sweet flower faces. More little tiny buds are …

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