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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Scrap Madness

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!  Every project means more and more, bits and pieces, and what is it about quilters that we cannot throw anything out?  Well, for a confirmed recycler like me, it is just not possible to send something to a landfill that I can use somehow.  But this is getting out of …

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Square Dance Finish

The 2018 mystery quilt along finished up last month, and I got busy on the quilting pretty quickly. Loading it on the longarm, I had to make decisions on thread and quilt design. I did my trick of folding it up to be sure all those borders were straight before beginning quilting.  If they hadn't …

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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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Scrap Dance Swing Bag

During my trip to Lexington, I took the Swing Bag to test it out in real use.  I have to say, (brag a bit, LOL!!) that it performed beyond expectation.  I expected it to hold some clothes and cosmetics, and be easy to carry, but I found that it did more than that.  The pattern …

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Scrap Dance Waltz – Trunk Show!

Doing one more update on Scrap Dance Waltz, to show you some wonderful finishes in lots of colorways!  I had such fun designing this quilt, and I now have the red and cream quilt I have wanted for some time. One of the great things about doing quilt-alongs is seeing what other people do with …

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Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt Begins!

  Scrap Dance Mystery Two Step is now over.  The pattern will be available in my Craftsy store soon.  Thank you for quilting along, and if you are just now finding it, gather your precut leftover charm packs and jelly rolls, fat quarters, end of bolts, and scraps for the next mystery in the Scrap …

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Quilting Donation Quilts

It was a productive time in the last 10 days, as I worked though the backlog of donation quilts I promised to do.  Having the longarm down for three weeks didn't help.  Most of this is my own making, as I wanted to do several small quilts for the club's donation to Mainstay and Open …

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Scrap Dance Tango is Published

The Scrap Dance Tango pattern is now available in my Craftsy store.  Thank you to all who participated in this fun mystery quilt along! I am currently in the planning stage for more mystery fun with our scraps! I can't decide whether to do a small one for autumn / holiday, or just wait until …

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Quilting Scrap Dance Tango, and News

Quilting Scrap Dance Tango was a bit different than my usual pantograph.  This time, I decided to do a pantograph design in the interior, and custom quilt the borders.  Longarm quilters call this a semi-custom job.  It is a bit trickier than it looks because the quilting in the pieced section has a definite stopping …

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Scrap Dance Tango – The Reveal!!

The Scrap Dance Tango mystery is complete.  Thank you to all who participated.  I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern, as it is those sales that support the costs of the blog and make it possible to bring you new and free projects.  Click on Scrap Dance Tango!   Thank you!! Save

Scrap Dance Quickstep Garden Maze Quilting

After looking at the pieced Quickstep Garden Maze top for a bit, I considered adding a border of brown or looking for a rock or stone print to mimic a stone wall around the garden.  Ultimately, I decided it would look best with borders of the same green.  So I added those using the proper …

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Scrap Dance Tango – Mystery Quilt 2016

The Scrap Dance Tango mystery is complete. Thank you to all who participated. The pattern is now available in my Craftsy store. Click on Scrap Dance Tango! I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern, as it is those sales that support the costs of the blog and make it possible to bring you new …

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