Finishing the Pokemon Quilt

When I left off the Pokemon Quilt Part 1, I had spent six hours ripping out all the quilting stitches during our Virtual Retreat, then six more over the next two days. Fitting punishment for my stupidity and ignoring the drag on the longarm. But there was no way I could let something that poorly …

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Pokemon Quilt Part 1 – Best Laid Plans

We have a little munchkin in our group of car club buddies, the grandson of one of the directors, and he is a die hard Pokemon fan. I find little card packs for him from time to time, but we haven't seen him in a year due to you know what. Sometimes, I've found something …

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Christmas Runner in Red

When I cut up the Christmas panel, I made three sections. The large wreath on the left was finished into a wall hanging, and you can see that process HERE. The smaller sections with the pine cones and greenery were finished into table runners. Each one was treated differently, so today, I'll show the first …

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Beginning the Christmas Panel

Did you change your decor this weekend? I did some decorating, a bit of cleaning, and got rolling on some sewing for the holidays. I have this Christmas panel pretty much done as I've been working on it over the past month. I'll break it into a couple of posts to show you what I …

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Sewing Gifts for Christmas

Are you stuffed full of turkey from yesterday? Now it is time to get really serious if you plan to do some handmade gifts this year. I have a lot of quick to sew/craft/make gift ideas on the blog, and I thought it would be a good time to remind you that these are here …

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Experiments, Some Good and an Epic Fail

OK, so I am trying to learn how to use this new bloody editor on WordPress, and it is giving me no end of headaches. They keep saying it is 'easier'. NOT!!! What used to be a simple copy and paste to put a picture into a post is now a series of clicks, then …

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Autumn Quilts for Decorating

I've been doing autumn theme quilts since my early days of quilting.  The second quilt I ever did was a huge, oversized king with tossed leaves on a beige background.  One of the three borders has uneven numbers of flying geese on each side.  It was only the second quilt I had entered into competition …

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Sewing for the Placemat Challenge, Prizes and More

This week I got busy making my Cornoacation Placemat for the challenge.  This post will have the parameters, deadlines, and prizes you can win.  The placemat doesn't have to be fancy, something simple will be just fine.  Mine is just strips of fabrics, quilted and bound on my domestic machine.  Simple and easy!   I began …

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Sewing Fun and Keeping Busy

Last week I posted that I was feeling somewhat aimless with all these days of being at home stretching out before me.  I made some goals, and posted those (Staying Busy in Challenging Times), and I've been working on them.  I think this is easier for me than most because I have so much space …

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