A Quick Dresser Runner

One of the things I received in a Christmas gift exchange was a pack of charm squares in these gorgeous greens, purples and tans.  With my current lack of inspiration, I thought perhaps I'd just do something simple, just to be able to put thread into fabric.  So, I laid out the squares, putting the …

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Scrap Madness

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!  Every project means more and more, bits and pieces, and what is it about quilters that we cannot throw anything out?  Well, for a confirmed recycler like me, it is just not possible to send something to a landfill that I can use somehow.  But this is getting out of …

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A Collaborative Quilt of Valor

I received these red, white and blue patriotic blocks blocks from sweet friend Melanie almost a year ago when I was looking for some patriotic orphan blocks to make another Quilt of Valor.  She thought they would make a wonderful quilt with the patriotic prints, but needed some help getting it finished, and was willing …

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Winter White in January

After the holidays and the fullness of the decorations from the past few months, I like to clean things up for January.  For many years, I have preferred a simple and mostly white decor to start the new year.  On the veranda, I replaced the red poinsettia blooms with white ones in the birdcage. On …

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A Quilt for the Hurricane Project

In the mail before the holidays, I received this lovely quilt top from Annie in Vashon Island, WA.  She had asked if I wanted it for the project.  I told her that I would quilt it and she sent it on.  I finally got to it this past week. I pulled a wide backing from …

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Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner

In the stash of Asian fabrics I got from a friend's sale was this lovely red on cream print.  The print reminded me of the Christmas balls that you might have on a Christmas tree.  I got the idea then of doing an Asian inspired Christmas table, but it took quite a while to settle …

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Just To Let You Know…

I know, I don't usually post on Tuesdays, but I wanted to let you know two things.  First, that Bernie at Needle and Foot is having a fun giveaway on her blog this week.  Remember when I did a blogger bundle for her last August?  The Colors of August placemats, plus the Improv Table Topper …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project Update

Update! - If you are finding this post in January 2019, please click on 2019 Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project for the latest information on the 2019 Project. The support for this quilt drive continues, and it seems to be building.  Even if you do not sew or quilt, there is a way for you to …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Finishing the Quilt

Finishing the quilt along today for Autumn Jubilee, I'll show you my quilting and finishing.  I don't know if you go back to read comments on previous posts, but I added one myself with another idea for arranging the blocks.  After I had mine on the quilt frame, I thought about doing them in rows …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Assembly

Assembly of the quilt begins today, and I will give you several ideas to choose from to make your Autumn Jubilee 2018 quilt uniquely yours.  Just so you know, Autumn Jubilee patterns remain free on the blog forever, so you can come back and pick up these steps anytime.  You can also use the category …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block B

The Autumn Jubilee quilt along continues today with the second block to mix with the pumpkins.  Did you get some pumpkins made?  You'll see more of my quilt retreat photos as I constructed most of these blocks there.  Staying ahead of the quilt along was a challenge this year, LOL!!  Quilt retreat came at just …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block A

Today is the beginning of a four week quilt along for Autumn Jubilee!!  This will be a two block quilt, so you can do just a few blocks for a table topper, or a lot of blocks for a quilt.  I've been sewing like mad lately, and got a really good head start on the …

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Decorating for Autumn with Quilts

I adore Autumn, as most of you already know, LOL!  So it isn't a leap to think that our home is covered in Autumn glory in the form of quilts when the season arrives.  While it is still warmer outside than I like, inside it looks like fall and I can imagine the crisp days …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilts

Update! - If you are finding this post in January 2019, please click on 2019 Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project for the latest information on the 2019 Project. I have been working diligently on a plan for making a few quilts for the Carolina  Hurricane victims of Florence's flooding disaster, and I hope that you will …

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