Teacups Quilt Along – Assembling the Top

Now that we have 16 blocks, today I'll show you how to put them together.  I'm not going to give you a pattern for this, as your blocks will look different than mine.  You may need to separate them differently than I have if your blocks have the same fabric on two or more blocks.  …

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Winter Reading and a Giveaway

It has been months since I did a post on books I've read.  Certainly when it is cold outside, curling up with a good book is nice especially if accompanied by a fire in the fireplace and a cup of hot coffee.  I read almost every day, as I like to get up early and …

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Drunkard’s Path Quilt Repair

Over the time that I have done quilt repair, I have noticed that most of the quilts I receive for repair are tied and not quilted.  This one was like that and really demonstrates how this method really does not hold up to use.  It had the usual splits and fabric tears, and the binding …

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January in the Garden

January in the garden is not really very colorful, but here and there we find some things to make us smile.  The geranium didn't know it was winter when it bloomed in December. And it still didn't know in January, as it is still blooming.  I have high hopes of overwintering these again.  They are …

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A Live Blog Event is Coming for Quilts of Valor!!

Save the date, Saturday February 1, for a first time LIVE blog event, with lots of ways for you to participate whether you are local to Western NC or live elsewhere.  From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make …

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New Year Thrifted Tablescape, Recipe Ideas and a Quilt

Happy New Year!  For our first holiday table of 2020, I gathered together a variety of gold and black items with an Asian theme.  Amazingly, when it was done, I realized that almost everything came from thrift stores and estate sales.  Only the flowers were new.  The napkins were purchased new some time ago, and …

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News for the New Year

There is a  lot of news to share today, with two big announcements today for the Scrap Dance series, plans for the coming year, and I need your feedback.  First, the wait is over for Minuet to publish!  For this week only, you can order Scrap Dance Minuet directly from me at the introductory price …

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Merry Christmas Tablescape

Early this month, I was the hostess for a luncheon, and wanted to do a lovely holiday table for the ladies to enjoy.  I had to ask My Sweet Babboo to add a leaf to the table to have enough space for eight place settings instead of the usual six.  I set the dining table …

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