Monthly Archives: September 2010

My niece’s first quilt

My niece went to a retreat with me the other day.  This was her second retreat and she worked on the quilt she began at the first one.  Although these blocks were randomly placed on the flannel, you can tell … Continue reading

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I heart fabric

Choosing fabrics for a particular quilt is always one of the best parts of making it.  I constructed these blocks from leftover triangles and happened to place them on the floor near some newly purchased fabric.  That new fabric became … Continue reading

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Make it up as you go

Sometimes you just gotta use what you have and make something up.  Sometimes it works out.  I used some vegetables I had but chopped them small…some broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, red pepper, mushrooms and a little onion.  I sauteed them in … Continue reading

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Retreat with treats

Am wondering how many people take their pictures in the reflection of an iron?  Too many to count, I am sure.  Look at the mess behind me…testimony to the craziness of a sewing retreat.  Going on a few coming up…can’t … Continue reading

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Plaid experiment

Experimenting with new ideas when quilting is fun.  When looking at some plaid fabrics, I decided to simplify things and see if a plaid could be made by stitching together fabrics then cutting them apart and inserting strips.  Imagining other … Continue reading

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Takes a good photo

A while back I got hooked on doing “One Block Wonders”.  They are so exciting as they change the worst part of quilting, the ironing, into the best part…well, one of the good parts anyway.  That is where you discover … Continue reading

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