Quilting for Hands 2 Help

Hands2Help is an annual charity quilt drive hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I've been a participant for several years, making quilts in various sizes as needed.  Two years ago, my own charity drive for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project was a recipient of quilts from Sarah's event.  This year, it came …

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Jolly Bar Row Along

Recently, Fat Quarter Shop told their associate bloggers that the newest Jolly Bar Book was on the way, and it released this week.  Just for fun while we are all stuck at home, nine bloggers were invited to Row Along using some of the patterns in the book.  With the Scrap Dance Twist mystery wrapping …

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A Quilt of Valor with Frankenbacking

This quilt came off the longarm about a week ago.  It is a Quilt of Valor, and was a bit more of a challenge at the beginning, as the backing had several problems. This is what I call Frankenbacking.  There are four vertical seams and two horizontal ones.  The friend that gave it to me …

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Sewing for the Placemat Challenge, Prizes and More

This week I got busy making my Cornoacation Placemat for the challenge.  This post will have the parameters, deadlines, and prizes you can win.  The placemat doesn't have to be fancy, something simple will be just fine.  Mine is just strips of fabrics, quilted and bound on my domestic machine.  Simple and easy!   I began …

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Sewing Fun and Keeping Busy

Last week I posted that I was feeling somewhat aimless with all these days of being at home stretching out before me.  I made some goals, and posted those (Staying Busy in Challenging Times), and I've been working on them.  I think this is easier for me than most because I have so much space …

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National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day and World Wide Quilting Day, a celebration of our favorite activity. With the current situation, I am sure many of the planned events have been canceled, including our own local show.  It is unfortunate as our local guild was making placemat size wall art for the show, then would have …

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Finding the Silver Lining

It seems that everyone is really busy right now, with more things to do around the house, working from home, video conferencing, kids home from school, and trying to be sure we have what we need for an extended home stay-cation.  I saw another blogger call it a 'corona-cation', and that seems like a good …

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Having Fun With New Quilting Books

I love books, and enjoy reading about new techniques and patterns. Sometimes, I just like looking at design books to spark my own creativity or boost my motivation.  One of the perks of being an affiliate for C&T Publishing is getting advance notice of new releases, along with digital review copies.  For April, they are …

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Quilt Sashing with Cornerstones

These nine patch star blocks were started last October at an overnight retreat, and then I set them aside for completion later.  I had managed to get the stars mostly done, but had to bring them home to complete them as I didn't have the corner white squares with me.  I made 20 stars in …

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National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month, so let's get our crafting smocks on, fire up the sewing machines, and have some fun for spring!  Today I have gathered some of my spring inspired projects and some really great deals for you.  First up, paint a watering can to hang in your garden with my Watering Can …

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