Change of Seasons, Charity, and a Bit of Quilting

It is one of those weeks where I have been working on Christmas decor, putting away autumn and deciding what can go to the thrift store. The house was a total mess for two days with boxes everywhere. This year, as I unpacked boxes worth of decorations and knickknacks, I asked myself if I loved …

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More Free Tutorials and Ideas on Cyber Monday

It is Cyber Monday, the last of the shopping special days of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and beginning of the holiday shopping season. Isn't this a fun time of year? The decorating and parties are starting, cookies are baking and holiday cheer is popping up everywhere. Already there are lots of homes sporting holiday lights …

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Honoring Veterans and a bit of Quilting

Veterans Day was a weekday this year, so the British Car Club committee for the Veterans Drive planned an event for the Sunday after. Three British car clubs from North and South Carolina gathered for a lovely autumn color drive in the mountains. We had 33 cars, and most of those had two people, so …

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Visiting the Landrum Guild

Last week I had the pleasure of driving just over the border to South Carolina to visit the Landrum Quilt Guild and do a program for them. The guild selected Decisions Decisions for their program, so I brought a small quilt show to illustrate the concepts in addition to my projector slides. I set up …

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Working on Safelight Shelter Quilts

Our guild area meeting was last week, and we got a nice start on our quilts for the local Safelight domestic violence shelter. Our goal is to make 20 quilts for their bunk beds. This project could really be ongoing, as the resident is allowed to take the quilt with them when they move to …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Finish – Part 5

The weather took a decided turn to the colder side this week, truly Autumn is upon us. A rainy day yesterday had me working on quilting projects all day. On the blog today, we finish up today with quilting and binding. I hope you have enjoyed this quilt along. I have enjoyed seeing your projects …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Garden

Autumn means the garden is winding down, and there is work to be done for a nice display next year as well as keeping the tender plants from harm over the winter. Some annuals can be safely over-wintered in a sheltered area, like our Carolina room. A few of the flowers were still blooming with …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Assembly – Part 4

Now that we have all the elements done, today will be the assembly of the quilt project. We'll add the squares of accent fabric, and finish the borders today. Begin by sewing the leaves and 6-1/2-inch fall color squares into four sections. Two sections will have three leaves separated by 6-1/2-inch squares for a total …

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Autumn Jubilee Halloween Fun

When we moved to our home in the mountains, we knew that there wouldn't be any trick or treaters who would hike up here. So, for many years, Halloween was not a big deal. That is, until we joined the MINI club and began going to the annual costume party. Now, it is fun to …

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