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Marcia Whale Quilt

Student Progress July 2016

Marcia works at home on her projects and this is one of many she is working on. This was a collaborative effort with her sister. Here is another one of…

Savannah with Blocks

Savannah’s Quilt Journey

Savannah has joined her grandmother several times for our donation sew-ins. The first time she visited she came ready with a drawing pad and pencils. She was spending the night…

FQ Red White Blue Quilt on the grass

Fat Quarter Veteran Lap Quilt

Six fat quarters, lot of stitching, and cutting and stitching several times: I’m not sure why I didn’t balance the blues out more… I did a “wave” type quilting design:…

T-shirts trimmed

Volleyball T-shirt Quilt

Kynzi put herself through college on a volleyball scholarship and has collected years of t-shirts from the various teams she represented. One of the challenges I faced was incorporated as…

Cutting Blocks

Thursday’s Tips and Tricks-Extending the Life of your Cutting Mat

I love my rotating cutting mat and it gets used often. Mostly for trimming up blocks. That means it I have worn it out, especially in the center where I…

Nita's Finish

Nita’s Sweet Quilt

Nita has been working on this for a long time. Partly because she is only able to come to class occasionally and partly because she has set it aside from…

Ann with Lap Quilt

Southwood’s Stitchers Sew-in July 2016

Ann, Bonnie and Savannah joined me for the monthly donation sew-in last Friday. Ann finished up a lap quilt for a local nursing home: Bonnie brought her granddaughter Savannah to…

Piggy Bank Challenge Results

Time to check in: I’ve participated in Val’s Piggy Bank Challenge in the past. In 2014 when I joined I put the Silhouette Cameo on my wish list. When it…

Fall Prints

Quilt Block Sharing – Twilter Swap and Guild Friendship Blocks

Last month 40 of these blocks kept me busy for an online block swap. A fellow quilter Frances from Off-Kilter Quilt is also an author of books for young readers.…

Mini Charm Swap Leader Ender

Fourth of July Sew-In

The #Twilters (quilters on Twitter) are having a 4th of July Sew-in #4SI on Twitter. Here are the projects I have on the docket. The list is greater than the…

June Finishes

June in Review

On the Brain: Waiting for the Rotary Cutter: On the Design Wall: Under a Needle: In Line for the Long Arm: Finishes: I think one of these days my list…

Because color matters  Grace

Because Color Matters

Even when you are 5. Or 6. Need I say more?

Over the Moon for Terri 8

Over the Moon Quilt – Clouds and Stars

Another sweet baby quilt. From Marcia but pieced by a friend. She’s having it quilted for her as a thank  you. Nice way to say thanks. It’s mostly clouds and…

Janet's Dragonfly Quilt 3

Dragonflies and Flowers

This is another one of Janet’s quilts that I was asked to quilt.  She wanted dragonflies in the pieced blocks and flowers in the teal blocks with teal thread (I…

Disney - Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever – Mickey, Disney, Grandsons and a Non-Sewing Project

I’ve wanted one of these (or something like it) for a long time: I saved for a long time. And researched for a long time. And debated for a long…

Grace Garment Sewing 3

Grace’s First Outfit

Grace has been sewing with me since she was under 2. She has made pillows, quilts, pillow cases and other small items.  She loves to shop for fabric and this…