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Woven Sticks and Stones in Solid

I feel as though I’ve posted about this pattern many times. And I have. I made the original one for a possible beginner quilting class (which is finishing up tomorrow),…

Starting point

Binding Tutorial – Determining Your Starting Point

This is part two of a 4-part series on binding. Part one is  Binding Tutorial – Preparing Your Binding. A key factor to prevent too much bulk at the corners…

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The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting – A Book Review

I’m selective when it comes to buying books and I use the library for most things. I’m also a quilting pattern/technique junkie. So those books find a permanent place in…

Renew – A Word for the Year

Not my word…   … but a gift for someone special who is moving away. When she told me her word for the year, I immediately thought of the rising…

On my design wall 2

On My Design Wall

I’m linking up with Val over at Val’s Quilting Studio  for her Tuesday Archive Posts. I’m sure your thinking this is not Tuesday nor is it an old post. 🙂…

Pineapple quilt 2 close up

Donation Pineapple Quilts 1 & 2

I bought this ruler and wanted to give it a try so I decided to make a couple of pineapple lap quilts for a local nursing home. The one quilt…

Binding Ready

Binding Tutorial-Preparing Your Binding

This is part one of a 4-part tutorial on binding your quilt since each post is picture heavy. A PDF file for this can be downloaded as well: Binding Tutorial…

Jr's Woven Sticks and Stones close up 2

Woven Sticks and Stones Pattern Tested

I thought this was the last of this quilt at least for a while, but not quite. I will be teaching a class in the next few weeks so maybe…

Ann quilting

Southwood Stitchers April Sew In

Ann and Lana joined me this past Friday to work on quilts and they are both close to having finishes. Ann’s quilt will be going to a local nursing home:…

Savannah's Chain Piecing

Out of the Mouth of Babes, the Wisdom of Young Quilters

Insightful words: From Savannah, age 7, “this room is like sewing heaven.” To read what she is working on click here. Words of logic: A conversation with Noah at 6…

Woven Sticks and Stones - boy

Woven Sticks and Stones – All Boy

This is another sample I made for the class I’m teaching using the Woven Sticks and Stones pattern. I used what I call “square meandering” that I think works well…

Marcia's Applique Circles 6

Sweet Appliquéd Circles Baby Quilt

I had the privilege and fun of quilting this adorable baby quilt for a customer. I quilted butterflies and flowers in the white spaces and spirals in the circles. Some…

March Check-In Post

This month I didn’t include the lists, just pictures and I combined some categories. I”d be interested in hearing your thoughts about the change. Plan: Cut: On the Design Wall:…

Student Showcase March 2016

Nita is at the quilting stage with her quilt. Love the joy on her face. Rita finished her improv quilt. Again another picture of joy. Linda joined us for the…

Aunt Elisha's quilt on long arm

Week in Review, Baby Gifts, Quilted Waves, Donation Quilts, and Marbling

These were finished and ready for delivery, details here: A variation of my Hopscotch Maze pattern, that I’ll post about when done, is quilted and waiting for binding: Binding finished…

He is Risen

Easter Blessings

Celebrating, on the journey. Jackie