Category Archives: Lori Baker

Can I Read a New Book and Work on PIGS?

I have admitted before that I am easily sidetracked from my goal of completing one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) every month. This month is no exception. I finished a bed-size quilt the end of June and then … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Patriotic Pattern

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Finding time to sew during the summer can be a challenge, but several of us found some sewing time—whether at home or on a weekend trip. Read on to see what the staff of McCall’s Quilting … Continue reading

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10 Fixes for Problematic PIGS (or, How to Finish a Quilt)

I’d love to tell you I never make mistakes when I’m making a quilt but that wouldn’t be true. Sometimes PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) are unfinished because there is a problem with the project. There is not enough contrast, … Continue reading

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PIGS – A List of What-Not-to-Dos

As I write this, I’m absolutely delighted. By the time you read this blog, it will be July but I’m writing it in June. With the holiday and a family vacation, I’m working a bit ahead. So here it is, … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! We’re setting record high temperatures here in CO. I hope you’re all staying cool and finding time to sew. Here’s what some of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on. From Content … Continue reading

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New Toys (Tools)

Bake, my husband, is a gem. He’s been a blue-collar worker most of his life and still does a lot of handyman tasks around our house. Because he knows the value of tools from his work, he knows the value … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Quilt Appliqué

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Three of the editors for Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting were busy stitching away this weekend. Erin likes to listen to audiobooks while hand stitching her applique. What’s your favorite thing to do while working on a … Continue reading

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Still No PIGS

I’d hoped to finish two PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) in May but it didn’t happen. I had a project for Creative Machine Embroidery to make.  See my blog here to see that pretty quilt. Then I planted my garden. … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Solid Quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! As the temperatures are going up, it gets harder and harder to stay inside and sew (that is until the dog days of summer are upon us!). Working in the garden, long walks or bike rides … Continue reading

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Believing in Tomorrow

This pretty wall hanging is my latest quilt in print. You’ll find Believing in Tomorrow in the July/August 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting. It is on newsstands now and our subscribers should have their copy.  It’s available in print or … Continue reading

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