Barnyard Quilt and Summer Theme Quilt for Project Linus

One of the things I like to keep in mind as I am doing charity quilts is boy appropriate quilts.  It is so easy for me to do a girls theme, I have so many florals in my stash.  But boys are a bit of a challenge for me.  Sometimes I can get a boy-inspired …

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Celebrate National Sewing Month – Sewing Fiction

September is National Sewing Month, and this year I am going to take a different approach to the celebration.  Oh, not to worry, there will still be plenty of sewing this month, projects and quilts, but this time I am going to do several book reviews for fiction with a sewing or quilting theme.  When …

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Quilt for a Boy, part 2

There were so many good suggestions on how to finish the Boys Quilt D9P, and I did think about all of them.  Thanks to everyone that commented.  If you missed the first part, click on Boys Quilt.  Ultimately, I did go with the blue print on the left, for two reasons.  One, most liked it …

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Meeting a Charity Quilting Goal

One thing about quilting for charity is the need never ends.  There are so many worthy causes to give to, and it gets hard to decide what to do next.  It has been pointed out several times that the most difficult quilts to get donated are the ones suitable for an older boy.  It is …

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Disappearing Nine Patch Variation – Stacked Bricks

Who says a quilt block has to be square?  I was looking at the Disappearing Nine Patch block again, with the idea of making another of my own Variation in pastels, when it occurred to me that there could be another possibility.  What if another square was added? The result would be a brick shape, …

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Work In Progress Wednesday May 28

Working on this Project Linus quilt.  This will be sent to the folks at Fave Quilts for their Project Linus Charity Drive.  I am excited that I was contacted by the editor and will be one of their new contributors!!  I am working on the tutorial for making this quilt, and it will be up …

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