Odds and Ends, and Quilting Goes Couture!

Next up on the frame is another Hurricane quilt.  This top was sent to me by sweet reader Phyllis Donohue (who is in her 80s!), a lovely patchwork with gold sashing.  I loaded it, but before I could really get to quilting, something happened. I twisted my knee somehow, not once but twice, and pulled …

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Quilting a Foundation Pieced Quilt

This beautiful quilt top was brought to me for quilting and presented a number of quilting challenges.  The top maker was a local quilter and she wanted it to go to the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  She did a wonderful job with the piecing in pretty pinks and greens.  Since I have run out of …

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Misty Mountain Quilt Guild Presentation

The past Tuesday, DH and I had the pleasure of driving down to Georgia for a speaking engagement for the Misty Mountain Quilter's Guild in Blairsville.  We left fairly early, amazingly missing most of rush hour traffic.  As the drive went through the western mountains of NC and through the Nantahala Forest, we enjoyed the …

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Virtual Quilt Show

Today I want to show you a virtual quilt show of quilts done by readers for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  The response from all our longarm quilters and volunteer piecers has been wonderful.  I wish I could show you every single quilt made and received by the project!  But, here are just a few …

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Completing the Last Queen Quilt

When this project began, I made the commitment to make and send five queen size quilts to Wilmington for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project with the help of friends.  The last of the queen quilts was finished in a diamond design, yet another way to arrange the blocks. Many thanks to Claire and Mac Warner, …

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Fun at Quilt Retreat

Three days of sewing with friends, what could be more fun?  I could have really used the time to get farther along on the Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along, but Step 2 hasn't been posted yet (coming next Friday), and I didn't want to give any sneak peeks, LOL!!   So, I took a bunch …

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More Quilts for the Hurricane Project

The pile of quilts kept growing over the past couple of weeks, with more coming into the quilt shops.  Thanks to runner, Laura, bringing over the quilts from Cary Quilting, the pile doubled in size! Some of the members of the Asheville Quilt Guild dropped off these pretty quilts. I liked their labels, so cute! …

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It’s been 5 years!

It's my blogging anniversary!  Five years ago I decided to begin writing my own blog, and I am still here, with more to say, LOL!!  From the beginning, I wanted my blog to be a bit different.  I wanted to do posts on all the things I am interested in, not just a single subject, …

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January Scraps Clean Out

Last week I was lamenting about my lack of inspiration and the overwhelming amount of fabric scraps I seem to have collected.  I thank you all for your supportive comments and good suggestions.  A couple of the comments mentioned cutting up all the scraps into squares, but honestly I didn't have the energy to do …

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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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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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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Please click on Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project for FAQs and the latest info. The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast.  Even if you do not sew or quilt, there is a way for …

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Quick Christmas Projects

December is here, and the cold weather in our part of the world makes me want to stay inside toasty warm and do some sewing, stamping and hot glue projects.   I have some new readers that may not have seen previous year's projects, plus some of the long time readers may want to do a …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 4

This time we’ll do a pieced block with our Teacup Quilt Along!  I want to make this quilt-along with a variety of techniques. Today, Block #4 will be a Milk Pitcher to go with your teacups. Fabric Requirements - Focus fabric for pitcher one rectangle 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 one large rectangle 6 high x 5-1/2 …

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