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Pillow Quilt – Throwback Thursday

I made this over 30 years ago, in my early years of attempted quilting and it has played many roles. I remember it being called a pillow quilt but if…

Quilting Super Bowl Quilt

Week in Review, Binding and Testing Designs

Hummm, this week had as many hours as every other week, I’m just not sure what happened to them. It was a busy night on class night. Pictured from left to…

Free Form Feathers Nursing Home Quilt

Nursing Home Lap Quilt and Free Form Feathers

This quilt is a collaborative effort. Ann is a dedicated volunteer sewist at my monthly sew-ins. She likes sewing. Her recent efforts have been adult bibs and wheelchair totes.  The…

Hexagon Doll Quilt

Your Own Space, Creating Time For Yourself

A friend made a remark about a question I once posed, ” What space do you call your own”? It got me to thinking about how not only will our spaces…

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Scrap in a Box – Boy Version

I participated in Charlotte’s Scrap Mystery – Scrap in a Box quilt challenge. Not sure if it was insanity or just being over run by scraps (we’ll go with that), I…

Pineapple quilt

Week In Review, Pineapple Quilt, Preparing for Piecing

It was a week. A long week. A heavy work week. As much as I love sewing long work days can take all my energy. This was one of those weeks. Sigh…

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Sewing with Children, What to Sew? First Projects.

Let them choose. When they ask for something. I suggest a way for them to make it themselves and structure the project to their age/interest/skill level. Be flexible. A lease…

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New Cutting Table, A DIY Fix and Reorganizing

Do you ever start out with what you think is a fairly simple project and end up with a several day affair that takes you in many different places? Shiny…

Cindy Hayse t-shirt quilt 3

A T-shirt Quilt for a First Time Quilter

I had the privilege of quilting the t-shirt quilt of a first time quilter. For someone with no quilting knowledge she did a wonderful job. The quilt is for his son…

Pineapple Quilt

Week in Review, Cutting and Building

This came off the long arm: This went on. No quilting yet. UPS brought this to my home this past week. So my focus was on fixing up this cutting…

Jenny Downs quilting

Mission T-shirt Quilt

I love the idea behind this quilt. Several women wanted to celebrate the work of a leader in their church. He has taken groups of young people on a mission…

Grace Debating

Fabric Shopping with Noah and Grace

I talked about Grace’s first fabric shopping trip over here for her 5th birthday present. Noah, her older brother (7), didn’t want to be outdone so he informed me that the…

Lonberger Boys Camping 2015

Week in Review, August 9, 2015

Most of the week was spent having a lot of fun camping with these 4 boys. Caiden 7, Christian 5, Camden 11 (how is that possible) and Colson 9. A…

Close up Friendship braid

Throwback Thursday, Braided Quilt

This was one of my earlier “re-entry” into the quilting world quilts about 10 years ago. This was a class I took where the braided strip fabrics were sewn on a marked…

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Iron Review – My Favorite – A Reliable

I talked about my many irons over here. My all time favorite was my Reliable, I owned the orange model as shown in the video below. I loved loved loved…

Sorting mini charms

Week in Review, August 2, 2015

It’s August! Say it isn’t so. Where did the summer go? While I know summer is not over yet, around here, kids will be going back to school in the…