Let’s Talk About Marking Quilts

When I posted on Sunday about marking the Orizuru quilt with gel pens, there were several comments related to their use.  I didn't go into detail on the pens at the time, and I should have.  I was going to just talk about the gel pen on the next Orizuru post, but instead, let's talk …

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Quilter’s Meet and Greet

Today I am participating in an event called Quilter's Meet and Greet - a blog hop of quilting bloggers, some new, some established.  Welcome to From My Carolina Home!  I am a longarm quilter, pattern designer and speaker for quilting enthusiasts, and I've been blogging for over 4 years. I do lots of free patterns …

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Getting Ready for the Fair

The Mountain Regional State Fair turn-in day for the competitions is Monday, and I am entering 23 contests this year in a bunch of divisions.  I actually started early enough in August this year pulling it all together, getting my online entries done,  and completing projects.  I have 5 quilt entries, 5 photography entries, several …

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Colors of August Improv Table Topper

Finishing up the placemats in the Colors of August, I realized I needed a pad for the center of the table, so out came all the scraps left over.  Once again, a bit of improv was needed. I had two extra squares sets made, and one large piece of the focal floral, so I cut …

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Finishing the Colors of August Placemats

Quilting my Colors of August placemats began as always with a thread audition.  I had a couple of good choices here because of all the colors in the prints.  If you missed the construction of the placemats, click on Colors of August. I rarely get to use the gold-green variegated thread, so I went with …

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The Colors of August

What are the colors of August? It is the only month that doesn't really have an identity, aside from being hot, or having the dog days to endure. There are no holidays in August, nothing to take inspiration from like Mardi Gras, Christmas, or Halloween.  So, when Bernie at Needle and Foot asked me to …

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Feathered Lullaby Quilt

Last year, I showed the Hungry Animal Alphabet panel in a quilt, the ABC Quilt.  Showing just a couple of the lettered squares, readers had a great time looking at them.  Each one has an animal with food and other items all beginning with the same letter designed by J. Wecker Frisch.  This idea is …

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Scrap Dancing Improv Style

There were lots of leftover pieces from Square Dance, my latest mystery quilt along.  I wanted to use them up in something.  I was inspired by my friend Kathy, (who blogs at Kathy's Quilts) who has done some really fun improv quilting. I pulled a few bobbins with thread color leftovers I need to use …

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Mid Year Check in on Goals

It is coming up on the  halfway point for the year, so it is time to check in with the goals for the year and see how it is going.  Actually, pretty well!!  The goals post is HERE.  Since I am still working on the secret quilting projects, I can't show those just yet.  But, …

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