Quilty Road Trip

About a week ago, I drove over to Shelby to meet with my runner for the Charlotte area to get the quilts for the hurricane project left at the drop shop, Quilt Patch.  As I was coming out of the mountains, I was struck by the many different colors of green on the mountainsides and …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project February Update

Quilts are starting to arrive at the office in Wilmington for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project,  a few per week.  Throughout this post will be pictures of some of the arrivals in the past month.  The first post with all the details is still linked to the button on the sidebar, and you can click …

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Decorating for Autumn with Quilts

I adore Autumn, as most of you already know, LOL!  So it isn't a leap to think that our home is covered in Autumn glory in the form of quilts when the season arrives.  While it is still warmer outside than I like, inside it looks like fall and I can imagine the crisp days …

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More Fun at the Fair

Going back to the the Expo Building at the State Fair while the judges tasted the offerings in the cooking competition, I wanted to search out the two quilts I hadn't found on my previous visit, and get some better pictures.   Be My Carolina Neighbor was hanging with its second place ribbon. The Scrap Dance …

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Decorating for Christmas

Decorating the house for the Christmas season is always fun.  Each year I try to use the same things we have had for years in new ways, adding a few new things and donating others.  This time, I had a new Wool Applique Christmas Penny Rug from the Christmas in July event, and it was …

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Decorating in November

This is such a fun month to decorate, I get to see all my turkeys again. This year, the kitchen counter is graced with a lovely bouquet of flowers that DH brought me recently, just because. The pretty apricot color flowers went nicely with a large turkey and a small pie pumpkin. I like this …

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Finishing the Offset Diamond quilt

This offset diamond quilt is really resonating with me right now, I like both the design and the colors. It needed some borders to make it bigger, so I added both a print fabric border, and a scrappy one to use up more of the scrap chaos. Then I loaded it on the longarm to …

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Using Directional Prints Non-Directionally

There was enough of the Winnie the Pooh print for another charity quilt, but this time I wanted to make the directional aspect of the print not matter.  The only way to do that is to deliberately rotate the print so some of it is right side up in every direction. So, I cut out …

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Fun at the Mountain Regional State Fair 2015

The Mountain Regional State Fair is in its last weekend, and it was a blast to both enter competitions and attend the fair.  This year I went twice, and yes I had to get a corn dog both times.   I enjoy so much about this annual event, the heritage crafts, the fun food (no I …

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Saturday Hike and the Eyecatchers quilts

It was a lovely day in the 60s, so DH and I set off again to hike our beautiful mountains.  I had a special destination in mind this time, as the Folk Art Center near Asheville was having a wonderful quilt exhibit.  I wanted to see the show after the hike, so from the Folk …

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Bleeding colors on quilts

At some point, nearly every quilter will face the problem of a bleeding fabric in a finished quilt.  Some of us try to minimize this by pre-washing, but there are times when that isn't possible, like a block of the month club where you only get a few little bits.  Other times, pre-washing just didn't …

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