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Hopscotch Maze Teal on longarm

Hopscotch Maze in Teal

This quilt… is the same as this quilt… I made the second one a long time ago, wrote the pattern as a request but I never really liked the quilt.…

Rita's quilt top

Week in Review, July 24, 2015

Making progress!!!! One of the Scrap in the Box quilts came off the long arm. This student/customer quilt is now being quilted: Playing with flying geese left over HST pieces from…

Modern 30s Pattern

Modern 30’s

This quilt is a result of a modern quilt challenge at my local guild. I had a totally different idea in mind (posted here)  but it went south, at least…

Potted Flower, Emblished

Throwback Thursday, A Potted Flower

I’m not sure how long ago I made this, but it was one of the projects made during a 3-day sewing event with Eleanor Burns. This particular day, we were…

Piggy Bank Challenge, Another Round

I participated in Val’s Piggy Bank Challenge last year and had fun shopping at the KCRQF (I broke into my bank a little early). I’m a saver by nature and…

Patterns

Week in Review, July 17 2015

Can you believe that July is half over? And I have little to show for the week. I remade this, apparently I can’t spell. In an effort to clean up…

Greg's word art

Word Art Quilt for Greg

This may look familiar as I made one for a customer a year ago. When I was designing the one for my customer, I decided to make one for my…

Wine placemat

Wine Placemats and Tutorial

This post includes a basic picture tutorial that you can adjust based on your fabrics and desired placemat size. Mine finished are 12.5 x 18. After having this fabric for…

Jean's Nursery Quilt

Jean’s Nursery Rhyme Quilt

This was a collaborative effort. Jean wanted to make a baby quilt for a new grand baby similar to one she had done for her first grandchild several years ago. …

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Sewing With Children, How to Get Them Interested

Have things available to invite them into your sewing world. Find times that allow them to explore. Sew when they are around. You would be surprised what they want to…

Pinapple lap quilt

Week in Review, July 12 2015

I managed to get a lot done this week, even with these two kiddos around most of the week…. Here they are showing off their projects at sewing club. Happy…

Piggy Bank Challenge

Piggy Bank Challenge Results

I’ve participated in Val’s Piggy Bank Challenge this year. This is what my bank looks like now: It wasn’t always empty…. In February I checked in with this photo. I guess you…

Iron Post 3

Iron Addiction

Merriam-Webster defines addiction as this:   : a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble) NOTE: I don’t consider…

Twilter Quilt Close up

Quilting Showcase – Darla’s Twilter Round Robin

Darla participated in a quilt round robin and I had the honor of quilting it for her. Darla provides excellent details of the process and the different rounds. We talked in…

Tom's Placemats

Week in Review, July 5 2015

Having a day off helped me get back on track with my quilting. I now have both the Scrap in a Box quilts pieced. I had intended on getting this…

Grace on the back of her quilt

Hi, I am Grace, I am 5, and I am a Quilter

Grace finished this quilt up a few weeks ago. The intention from the beginning  was to make it for a veteran in hospice care. But once it was completed, she…