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March Check In

So here goes: For Others Jackie’s label – completed and delivered Lindsay’s quilt – finished and picked up Joan’s quilt – in process Cindy’s son’s graduation quilt – pieced Janet’s…

Week in Review, March 29, 2015

I had a day to myself yesterday to sew. That meant a lot of progress. On the long arm (1/2 way there):  Pieced this for a customer, it’s next in…

Katie's stars 4

When to Call it Quits

I know how to paper piece. Really I do. I know to make sure your pieces are large enough, that your stitch length needs to be shorter, that you need…

Gaye's Quilt

An Early Quilt- Very Early

This wasn’t my first quilt, but one of my very early ones, if not my second one. I may have completed the quilts I had made for Tom and Kristen…

Winnie the Pooh Cheater

A Quick Quilt

I was given the fabric for this “cheater” quilt: It was fun and quick to quilt. I had just enough fabric from trimming the quilt to make a narrow (2…

Darla's Quilt

Week in Review, March 22, 2015

Phew, this week flew by fast. With little quilting. This is now on my long arm: Quilting done: Binding done: Did a little more piecing on this before putting away…

Granite at Dusk

National Quilt Day and Why I Do

Today is National Quilt Day. And this is one of my favorites. For those quilters out there, are you ever asked why quilting? I know someone once said to me,…

Feather Quilt

Feathers in Motion

This is a customer’s quilt that I had the pleasure of quilting. It was her first quilt. She is expecting a boy and she wanted a design that would grow…

Ann's finished top

Veteran Quilt Sew-in March 2015

There were just two of us. Me and Ann. Ann finished piecing her Disappearing Nine Patch: I’ll do the quilting and Ann will finish it up with binding. I started…

Moda Mini Zig Zag Table Runner

Week in Review, March 15, 2015

This was a non-productive week – in my studio.  Work, a different story. But this is a blog about sewing and quilting not work. I did get to club and…

Mini Charm Veteran Quilt quilting

Moda Candy Veteran Quilt

Moda’s 2 1/2 inch squares are called “candy” for good reason. They are hard to resist. Here is my shelf showing great restraint. I gave a lot away, made several…

Sewing with Children Collage

Sewing With Children Series

I have had several opportunities to sew with children over the years and most recently with my grandchildren. I will be sharing what I have learned in a series of…

Mug Rug Planning

Week in Review March 8, 2015

I was hoping to get this off the long arm (almost there): This one is next, from Darla over at Scientific Quilter. The quilt is stunning. I made progress piecing this:…

Caiden Pinning

Tickly Blanket for “Stuffy” Happy Birthday Caiden

When this little guy was here at Christmas, he was very specific about the quilt he wanted to make for his “stuffy.” He also let me know that he wanted…

Kite with green and squiggly border

What Would You Do Wednesday, Take Two

The first border option for this kite quilt is here, saw the seam ripper.  So now, back to the design board with these options: Who would have thought that choosing a…

Fabric Cards February 2015

More Cards for February

This one was just having fun with bright scraps and linen. I love it and hate to think about giving it away.   The next two are from leftover scraps…