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November Students Pics-Shhhh

Some things (not all) are under wraps as they are Christmas gifts so hush is the word: Tis the season… Love working with all of you.

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Curves, Straight Lines and “Square Meandering”

This is a recent finish for a customer. This quilt is for her son so she wanted simple lines with minimal quilting. I carried my stitch in the ditch lines…

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Design Wall – Sometimes You Just Have to Play

… with no intention in mind… Whether you are 6…. Or 60… Grace’s desire to just play with fabric with no goal was a good reminder that sometimes you can…

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Southwood Stitchers – November 2016

Life sort of took over the past two months so other than my teaching nights, the sew-in, and a customer quilt, little sewing is going on. Sigh. Bonnie and Marcia hard at…

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Rita’s Projects

Rita is like most quilters, moving from one project to the next and back again. Which means finishes can take a while so I thought I’d share a few of…

Sewing with Children – Teach them the Basics

Teach basics, including how to thread the machine. With Grace that has been easy because she’s been asking and I’ve let her try it the last few times she’s sewn…

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Row by Row Guild Challenge – October

I’m not sure if I cut out for this type of challenge. Last month, I did more than one row, I counted what I did as 2 rows, but it…

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Vacation Sewing Finds

It seems like vacation was forever okay, and it’s amazing how quickly the busyness of life takes over once you get home and get back into the daily routine. Sigh…

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Southwood Stitchers – October 2016

Ann was on a mission and wanted to make a fidget quilt for a young man in our church. Lana started a new quilt for Project Linus: And Marcia continued…

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Learning to Hand Sew with Grace

Whenever Grace comes to sew she pulls down her bins of projects including her sewing kit that I bought for her. This last time when she finished up her top…

Student Projects for September

I’m late posting this. Blame it on vacation…. I’m finding I am not the only quilter that has more than one project going on at one time. Here is Rita…

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September in Review

On the Brain: (blank spots are for the projects in my head with no materials yet) Waiting for the rotary cutter: On the Design Wall: Under a Needle: In Line…

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Stack n Whack Finish

My quilt guild had a trunk show and challenge for Stack n Whack quilts. I borrowed the book from the library since I wasn’t sure it was a type of…

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Throwback Thursday – Feathered Star – Paperpieced Mini Quilt

Another quilt from my past to be documented. I made it about 10 years ago. My how quickly time flies. The quilt is 15.5 x 15.5. Small and lots of…

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Marcia’s Projects

Marcia has been coming to class for several months now and she puts her nose to the grindstone and sews her heart out. It seems as though between weeks she…

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Row by Row Guild Swap

My local quilt guild started a row by row swap/challenge for donation quilts. I missed the month it was started but an opening was available last month so I jumped…