Severely Damaged Quilt Repair

One of the services I offer is quilt repair of what I call well loved quilts.  This quilt was by far the most damaged I have ever been asked to repair.  The lady that brought it said that she had given it to her daughter and son-in-law for a wedding gift.  Once I had it …

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Hands 2 Help Plus Sign Quilt

Once again this year, I am participating with Sarah for her Hands 2 Help quilt drive.  It is well underway, and this year I wanted to send two small quilts to Little Lambs. For a lullaby quilt, the plus blocks were easy to do.  When they are added to solid blocks in a checkerboard setting, …

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Half Square Triangles from Jelly Roll Strips

I am working a bit more on the new scrappy design in pink and brown that I am calling Chocolate Covered Cherries, and I really am pleased with the way the blocks are looking. In making a mountain of half-square triangles at the retreat, one would think I had plenty. But, when I was nearing …

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Safelight Project 2018

I am reposting about this project and the prizes you can win as perhaps last week was just too busy with spring break.  My blog was also down for a couple of days as the upgrade was completed to remove ads and complete the redesign of the blog.  I hope you like the new look!  …

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Repairing a Quilt with Tulle

Recently, a local quilter contacted me with a dilemma.  She had a family heirloom quilt in terrible shape, but her son really wanted it.  She wanted to know if there was any way to save it.  When she brought it over, I thought there was something that could be done, after all the backing and …

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Modern Plus Quilts

Today, I am happy to be a part of Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander's book launch for their new publication Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  This new book has sixteen patterns for all kinds of projects, all using the plus sign as part of the design.  I picked the Pinwheel Plus design to quilt.  I liked …

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Chocolate Covered Cherries Quilt

I have a new quilt pattern that I have been working on for quite some time. For months, I have wanted to make a brown and pink quilt and call it Chocolate Covered Cherries. I messed around with designs in EQ8 and wasn't happy with the results, but there was a retreat coming up last …

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California Fire Quilt – Finishing the last quilt

The last of the three quilts we worked on for the Ventura California quilt guild group was loaded on the longarm, with the other gorgeous wide backing from Backside Fabrics. This time I decided to use a golden polyester thread, the same one I used on the Japanese Art Quilt. I used the panto Fascination …

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A Quilt Repair

Silk dupioni patches with tapestry and heavier upholstery patches are not the best compatible pair for a heavily used quilt.  As this shredded seam on the silk dupioni shows, the lighter weight fabric always takes the brunt of the stress, and dupioni tends to ravel.  When a lady brought this to me for repair, I …

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