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Holiday Candle Mat

Lately I’ve been social in the real world, but silent in social media. This is what I've been up to. I planned an evening at home, with a few friends that I’ve known for years. For the first gathering of girlfriends, I planned a simple craft. Here’s to renewing old friendships and forging ahead with new… Continue reading Holiday Candle Mat

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The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

One night I was searching Pinterest and saw the cutest pattern called Speedwell quilt by Nicola Dodd of Cakes Stand Quilts. After clicking on the information I found out it was a free pattern featured on Moda Bake Shop. The pattern is based on a layer cake, which is a pre-cut stack of coordinating fabric.… Continue reading The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

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Hydrangea Appliqué Part Two

Today was a beautiful day. I wish I could have been outside but instead I had to play catch up in the quilt and blog world. At least I was communing with nature in a quilting way. Soon I'll have hydrangeas blooming again. Blooms are sure to give me color inspiration for the project. In… Continue reading Hydrangea Appliqué Part Two

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The Answer for me is a little Woven Tag

The subject of labeling or signing ones work, is often discussed in the makers community. I’ve been to many quilt shows, guild meetings and art fairs where the artist creates such a cute label we stop to talk about how they came up with the idea. I've never been fond of really large labels on… Continue reading The Answer for me is a little Woven Tag

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The Susie pleated bag

One of the best things about social media is the ability to reach people who enjoy the same hobbies. The teaching aspect is super appealing to me. I surf for projects all the time. Sometimes I make what I find. Sometimes it's visually inspiring. The zipper pouch featured below was made from a video tutorial that… Continue reading The Susie pleated bag

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The Swoon Halloween quilt

What does an empty nest mom do when Halloween comes along? I decided to make a quilt. Of course the theme would be spooky and the pattern bold. I had a stash of fabric and the will to craft it into something special. I felt a little forlorn with the weather changing and no little… Continue reading The Swoon Halloween quilt

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Cherry quilt

This quilt has become a favorite of mine. It made the wall in my sewing/quilting room. I take it to class with me when I’m teaching machine quilting because it contains good examples of free  motion, computer, and micro quilting. Plus it’s small, so it’s portable. The pattern is from Fig Tree &Co. It’s called… Continue reading Cherry quilt

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Quilter tip ~ Use a mini quilt or Placemat as a landing spot for tools

When I'm working on a quilt I like to keep my tools on a quilted placemat. It's easy to reach items and I can put them back and nothing rolls off onto floor. In a future post, I'll show how I made these useful placemats.