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I Love This Quilt!: Geese in My Kitchen, Part 1

Welcome to my first blog post about my I Love This Quilt! remake that I described in the McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. I chose Geese in My Kitchen by Kathryn Patterson, originally published in our January/February 2015 issue. As … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Patriotic Projects

Fellow Quilter-Americans, I bet you know what’s coming up! Summer is here, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate July 4th, our nation’s Independence Day. Do you like to decorate for this holiday? While it’s generally pretty warm for … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Designing Quilts

Do you design quilts or quilt blocks? How do you work when you do? When I design a quilt or a block, I like to use graph paper and a pencil to sketch out lots of ideas, but there are … 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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Ding Batt

Do you remember “All in the Family,” the television show from the 1970s? One of the main characters, Archie Bunker, often called his wife a dingbat. The expression remains in my vocabulary and, in fact, became the name of my … Continue reading

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I Still Love This Quilt: It’s Finished!

You guys, I finished it! I finally finished my version of Kinabalu! If you’ve followed along with me making this quilt, you may remember that I started it way back when. If not, read about the process here. I changed … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Kids’ Quilts

I don’t know about you, but I love to make quilts for kids. One reason is that they’re just fun; I get to use cute or silly prints and wild color combinations that adults might find odd. While I’m serious … Continue reading

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PIGS: A PIG for All Seasons

With one PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May under my belt and a weekend looming, I decided to see if I could get another project well under way. I went through my PIGS on Wednesday and decided to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thank you for joining us to see what some of our editors from McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker are quilting this week. Get a peek at design wall inspiration, upcoming Quick Quilts and free motion settings. … Continue reading

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