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Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

The quilt top was finished in the first couple weeks of October. See my first blog post about putting it together in part one, the pattern link is included. The quilt top is laying across the plaid backing. I have plenty of fabric to pin onto my leaders for quilting the three layers together. It… Continue reading Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

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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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Hydrangea Appliqué Part One

The start of a new project is an exciting endeavor. The part I love most is the development of the idea and the gathering of supplies. My process is intuitive, so I am open to change as the project progresses. Inspiration is everywhere, which makes it hard for me to focus on one thing and… Continue reading Hydrangea Appliqué Part One

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Quilter Tip ~ Keeping my Binding secure as I stitch

  One of my favorite aspects of the quilt process is attaching the binding. Its like the home stretch of a long race. I can enjoy peacefully crossing the finish line one stitch at a time. I usually use things around the house to make that job a little easier. In a lot of my… Continue reading Quilter Tip ~ Keeping my Binding secure as I stitch

Baby quilt · quilting · Scraps

Come Sail Away

I was asked to make this baby boy quilt for my daughter to give to a particular friend. I hoped, as I always do, that it was going to be a collaboration between me and my daughter. It didn’t quite work out that way. She had a vague idea of what she wanted and although… Continue reading Come Sail Away

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Something Pink for Someone Little

I love to celebrate new life with a little something homemade. I didn't have much time according to the baby shower invitation. Time is subjective to a Quilter . We need a lot of it, to do what we do!  Beside’s my time restraint, I didn't know the new mother well. I didn’t know the nursery decor,… Continue reading Something Pink for Someone Little

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February Features Hearts in the Art and Craft World

I’ve never been a fan of hearts in my quilts or crafts, but even I can make an exception. About 20 years ago I made this little quilt with my first daughter in mind. What can I say people around me, inspire my fabric choices. My daughters have always been a source of inspiration for… Continue reading February Features Hearts in the Art and Craft World

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The Moda Love Layercake Quilt

This is probably going to be the last quilt I make in 2017. Last night I finished the quilting. Next on my list, is to trim and bind. The fabric is a layer cake mixed with black yardage that I picked up a few years ago. I plan to make the pattern again in fresh… Continue reading The Moda Love Layercake Quilt

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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