May the Fourth Be With You

Did you know it is Star Wars Day? I miss this most years, but this year I remembered in time! What better time to talk about Star quilts. I do have several tutorials on the blog for star theme quilts, leading off with my Patriotic Star Mini Quilt. This one is unique in that it …

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Charity Sewing and Quilting

With the Safelight Project underway (click on that link to see how you can help and prizes you might win), I wanted to make a few case sets from some pretty fabric. This is such a quick project, and uses up leftover fabrics as well as batting bits. I guess I am still in a …

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To The Nines in Blue and Yellow

I have begun working on new colorways for my To The Nines pattern. This pattern is for sale on My Patterns page, using a different method of half square triangles. The pattern also has lots of sizes, where the class will only be a throw size. First up is a lovely blue and yellow colorway. …

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Books, Books and More Books

It's been another month of eclectic reading, some more culling, and new finds in the quilting/sewing genre. Another load of books went to the library bookstore, and I made my decision on the cookbook series. The Cooking Light series was donated, mainly due to its lack of photography, even though the recipes are lighter and …

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Secret Sewing, Garden and More

It seems like it has been a while since I could share with you what I am working on in the sewing room. But, alas, everything I am currently doing is a secret. And it is multiple projects, LOL!! First, I am making progress on Pachanga, but I can't show you that yet. Second, there …

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Quilting the Heart Quilt

I showed this heart quilt recently on a post to show what was coming up next. Last time it had just been loaded, and I hadn't begun the quilting yet. The quilt is a group of hearts, each one depicting an aspect of the maker's daughter's life - her interests, her family, and her activities. …

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Having Some Fun With Green

Beyond the food, I'm not one that does a lot specifically for St Patrick's Day. But I do have a couple of fun things I've done over the years, and thought you'd like to revisit some and see what is going on this year. It is the one day I bring out my Irish Coffee …

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Quilting the Bento Box Quilt

This past week, I loaded up a charity quilt and began the quilting on it. My friend said to use whatever I wanted for thread color and pantograph pattern. Auditioning threads, I decided on a light golden taupe with a pantograph that has curves. I showed this quilt on Sunday, and didn't know the name …

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