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Thea's Travel Baby Quilted

World Traveler Baby Quilt

New baby, New mom, specific color and theme. I asked. With a picture of a paint swatch, and a theme of different countries around the world, I found this: I…

Winter Wonderland in Blue

January 2016 Check-in

Can someone tell me where January went? Not much took place early in the month, but I’ve sewn like a crazy woman these past few days so I do have…

Woven Sticks and Stones quilted

Week in Review, New Pattern-Woven Sticks and Stones, Hashtag Quilting, T-shirt Trimming, Dinosaur Pantograph and Bright Hopscotch Maze

This post is much like last week only with more progress and with some things added. Finished quilting my hashtag quilt (cheers and happy dancing): . Finished piecing the new pattern…

Continental Iron

Iron Addiction, A Review of A Continental Dry Iron

I have read that many quilters use a dry iron and a spray bottle when steam is required so I thought I would give this iron a try.  This is…

Joy's GG Ornaments

Creating New Heirlooms From Old Quilts

This was difficult. I was asked to cut up an old hand-pieced and hand quilted quilt passed down  several generations. It was well-worn, soft and it just begged you to…

Nita with blanket and bibs

Nita’s Year End Projects

This is the last of my student photos for the Christmas Season. Naturally I can’t post this before the holiday is over. Next I’ll have a few of my own…

Hashtag quilt 2

Week in Review, Dino Designs, New Pattern, Slowpoke Quilting and Hopscotch Maze

Still contemplating designs for this quilt, Plexiglas and light don’t play well together: Developing a new pattern for a beginner quilting class: And slowly poking away at this quilt, almost…

Rita's second quilt

Rita’s Year End Finishes

Rita was earnestly working on finishing up 2 quilts for her granddaughters. She finished the first one here (minus label). Same fabric from 2 layer cakes, just different prints and…

Rhonda with t-shirt quilt

Rhonda’s Year End Project – a T-shirt Quilt

This should say Rhonda’s year-long project, though she didn’t get started until mid-year. This is her second quilt, the first was also a t-shirt quilt. Design/placement became the biggest and…

Dianne with walker bag

Dianne’s End of 2015 Projects

Dianne was busy with Christmas projects, baby shower gifts and grand-daughter gifts as well as finishing up a wall-hanging she started for herself a long time ago. Here is a…

Winnie the Pooh close up 2

Week in Review and Winnie the Pooh “Lasagna” Quilt

No sewing happened this week until today when I finished up this quilt by putting on the binding. I was given a bolt of this fabric a long long long time…

Barbara with photo quilt

Barbara’s Year End Gifts 2015

This is a first in a series of highlighting recent student projects. Barbara worked many weeks making a photo quilt as a wedding gift. The design changed a bit as…

Hats, Gloves, Bats and Balls Royals quilt

Royals Towel Quilt

This is a catch-up post. I have a lot more to write as well. This was a quilt I did for a customer. A Royals fan. She pieced the towels…

Lana Pressing

Southwood’s Stitcher’s January Sew-In

Ann, Lana and Mary joined me to work on donation quilts last week. Ann started a new quilt by raiding my donation scrap bin. The bin has squares ranging from…

Hashtag quilting

Week in Review, January 10, 2016

This was going on in class on Tuesday evening. During Friday’s Southwood’s Stitcher’s Sew-in I was able to get started on the binding for the Winnie the Pooh quilt. These…

Caiden with layout

Caiden’s Bear Den

Caiden was very specific on what he wanted to make. He told me he wanted a deep bed like mammals make so they can nurse their babies. He is 7,…