Monthly Archives: March 2011

Proud to be a Quilter!

Most days, I don’t think about my part in the quilting community. I quilt because it makes me happy. However, there are points in time when I’m struck by what an amazing community it is and humbled to be a … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses Finale

The quilting is finished, and I bound this miniature with single-fold binding to avoid bulk. I think it turned out pretty well, considering my limited machine quilting skills. It was amazing to me how well large-scale Kaffe Fassett prints worked … Continue reading

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Guilt-free Quilting – National Quilting Day

As if I actually need an excuse to quilt, tomorrow is National Quilting Day! I googled “National Quilting Day” just to see what would turn up. It turns out that Mahalo.com had the best definition: “National Quilting Day was established … Continue reading

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Stash-Busting with Enthusiasm… Really!

Spring is just two days away, thank goodness, and the spring-cleaning bug has hit! As you may have read, I have a pretty large stash that I’ve been sorting through as I move. (Photos and blogs about my stash)  I’ve … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 6: Finishing and a Comparison of Process

With framing borders added, I stitched the looped mohair yarn on by hand. This proved to be a delicate yarn, and I snagged a few loops which then became fluff! Oh no! I gave the fluffy places a crew cut … Continue reading

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Newborn Snuggler

A dear friend asked me a few weeks ago to make a baby quilt she could use as a gift, and I was happy to do it. There was just one catch…it had to be done very quickly, as the … Continue reading

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Become a Quilt Design Star™

You, too, could become the next Quilt Design Star™. From March 15 through May 1, 2011, we are asking all of you budding designers to enter the contest by uploading a picture of your quilt and answering some basic questions … Continue reading

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New Year’s Quilt – Back on Track

After falling off  the quilting wagon in February, I’m finally back on track. I’ve finished all of the blocks and partial blocks (for edges) and I put them up on my home design wall. I’m pretty happy with how it … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 5: Framing & Embellishing

My border fabrics are chosen and sewn. I decided to sew the backing to the front in pillowcase style, with batting in between and no binding. Now that I’m nearing the finish line I know this art quilt needs a … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses…Time to Quilt!

This quilt is so small, there’s really no excuse to ask anyone else to machine quilt it for me. I’ve decided to quilter-up and do it myself. And I’m using a pretty elaborate quilting plan. Rebecca Segura of Zeffie’s Quilts … Continue reading

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