Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along – Block B

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along continues today with the second block.  Block B is simple, we'll take two pieces of fabric and sew/cut, sew/cut until we have two quarter square triangle units. Begin with two pieces of fabric, one in the black background, and the other in the center star print, both 13-1/2-inches square.  Or you …

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Autumn Jubilee Cooking – Pumpkin Tart

Nothing says Autumn has arrived more than the aroma of something with pumpkin baking in the oven.  When I found a recipe in my Milk Street cookbook that combined pumpkin with bourbon, I had to try it.  Those who know me in real life know that I love to cook with bourbon, and sometimes I …

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Autumn Jubilee Sewing Project – Hot Pad Gifts

Sewing gifts for the holidays is fun, and one of the holidays it is really fun to sew for is Thanksgiving. What better time to break out the fall prints, and make some Autumn Jubilee hot pads to take to the family gathering! So, today, I'll show you how to use the insulating batting and …

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Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along

Did you get at least one end of your runner done?  Working on it during football games, I've been able to get the leaves stitched down, and begin the embellishments on one end.  Here is where we left off last week, with the shapes pinned in place. I really love the Aurifil wool thread!! It …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block A

The part of Autumn Jubilee you've been waiting for is here!  The Quilt Along starts today!  Get those sewing machines ready, as we also have two more sewing projects to come as well.  This year for the quilt along, I have a fun idea that really works nicely as a table runner.  It is quick, …

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Autumn in the Garden

It is Autumn in the garden, with the temperatures finally cooling off a bit this week.  I've been looking forward to chilly mornings and cool afternoons, which will bring on the color in the trees.  Around the garden, some interesting things decided to bloom in October.  It has been so warm, that my iris got …

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Autumn Jubilee Crafting – Hogwarts Textbooks

Our first crafting project of the Autumn Jubilee event is a fun one.   With Halloween coming up, I've been working on a plan for costumes for us.  We have a really fun Halloween party to attend at the end of the month with our Mini Cooper Club, and the costumes last year were spectacular, which …

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Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along

The Wool Stitch Along begins today, with an original pattern and a fabulous giveaway!!  We've done some little penny rugs in the past, and last year did a fun mini wall hanging.  This year we go bigger, with a table runner. You know that I only recommend what I use, and I am really impressed …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 15

Time for Block 15 for the Teacups Quilt Along, and this month we go back once again to a paper pieced block.  I've simplified one from EQ8 to eliminate a lot of tiny pieces on the handle.  You can do this with traditional piecing too, by cutting apart the pieces and adding seam allowances. So, …

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Autumn Jubilee 2019 Begins Today!

Autumn Jubilee is here!!  Get ready for a fun filled month of ideas and sew alongs with a fabulous line up of projects and prizes.  I have been sewing and crafting for several weeks now, getting all my ducks in a row for this event.  We'll have a quilt along, a sew along, a wool …

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Pumpkin Spice Cards

With fall finally here, I had to get out my autumn inspired stamps from Impression Obsession challenge to participate in their latest challenge, Pumpkin Spice, either pumpkins or the coffee.  I knew right away the sentiment I wanted to put inside, this one says it perfectly.  I stamped it on cardstock the color of nutmeg, …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project Wrap Up

The last shipments from Western North Carolina, Charlotte, Raleigh and Fayetteville were sent at the later part of August and the beginning of September.  I am delighted to report that as of now, 543 quilts have been delivered to the Catholic Charities office.  There will be one more run by runner Lori Milsap going from …

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September in the Garden

I have rejoined the land of the living, and am grateful for that. As some of you know, I spent six days acutely ill with the flu, actually more ill that I have been in about 35 years. High fever kept me from doing anything for days, other than to lay in bed, completely oblivious …

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Once Upon a Story Row Along

Quilt alongs are really fun, and I've been joining more of them this year as a designer.   Earlier this summer I did one with Moda for their Summer at the Beach. When when Marian at Seams to Be Sew announced her fifth annual Row Along, I had a idea right away, so I decided …

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One Dish Italian Meal

Quick and simple meals are nice for busy days this time of year.  DH loves Italian meals, so I came up with a recipe that goes together fast yet is lighter than the usual Italian fare.  Part meal and part salad, it goes together in one dish.  It is a perfect meal for these early …

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