Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Quilter Moves In!, Part 7

Even unpacking quilters need to play! Okay, the plan was to show you the incredible amount of unpacking I got done this weekend, but I’ve got something else to show you instead. I made this European pillow sham to make … Continue reading

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Scout Banners – Final Instructions Available Now!

Here are the eagerly awaited final instructions for these adorable banners. We hope you enjoy making them, and be sure to send us pictures of your scout with their very own banner. Just e-mail to!

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Last weekend to vote for Quilt Design Star™

That’s right, there are only 5 more days to vote for your choice for the first McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star™. Just visit the Quilt Design Star page, review the gorgeous final challenge quilts, and place your votes. Can’t choose … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Part 6

I had no idea!… Did you know that cutting mats can shatter?! I sure didn’t… until now that is. One of the days when we were loading a truck to move things from my old place in the mountains (we’re … Continue reading

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Swimming upstream…

When designing art quilts, it’s easy to get distracted and lose focus. Luckily, I now have this blog which promises to be good motivation! A while ago, the idea for a salmon wall hanging came to mind, perhaps as a … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt – Part 4

As promised, here are my final choices. After bombing out with white prints, I selected a Maywood Studio white on white print. The nice thing about it is that the white looks so crisp and clean next to the green … Continue reading

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Bring your mom to photoshoot day

You may have noticed a lovely model for the pattern “A Gift for Mom” in our March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting (page 85). Well, this lovely lady is actually my mom. She was our guest model and was very cooperative. … Continue reading

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Tiny House Mania Continues

My miniature house quilt is coming along well, mostly because these little blocks are so addicting I don’t want to do anything but work on them! I finished the last of my foundations yesterday. Now I just have to trim … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In, Part 5

Sewing room décor…ha! I can hardly wait to get this room the way I want it. I’m envisioning shallow shelves where the map now is (photo below), holding scads of fabric (small pieces) and looking like a prism exploding against … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Part 4

Closet? Did someone say closet? I’ve just spent the last several days trying to unpack my fabric and get it put away. As it turns out, I had 18 large boxes of fabric. Hmmm, I wonder how that happened. Anyway, … Continue reading

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