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“Woodland Place Mats”

I made a set of six place mats using a woodland motif fabric: The backing was from the same fabric collection: I made six napkins from the backing fabric: And, two hot pads: Lastly, two stuffed bird pincushions: They have … Continue reading

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“Wuthering Heights”

Around ten years ago now, I made a twin sized quilt top from the fabric collection “Wuthering Heights” by 3 Sisters for Moda. I had the backing fabric and several of the coordinating fabrics, but, somehow never got around to … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving”

Recently, a friend of mine back in Michigan hosted me for a visit to see her new house and to visit with my friends from there at a quilt retreat they were all attending. When I returned home, I realized … Continue reading

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“Fiesta Halo Medallion”

When I first saw The Quilt Show’s Block of the Month pattern for 2017, “Halo Medallion”, I thought it was lovely. However, I had just moved to New Mexico and wanted something a little more “Southwest” in feel. Finally, I … Continue reading

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“Out of Africa” Quilted !

I finished the quilting and binding : I was able to capture some “definition” in the morning light high-lighting the “Terry Twist” quilting motif: Three borders: Outer, Black and White Animal Print: Middle, Orange Animal Print: Inner, Cream Animal Print: … Continue reading

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Borders Added to the “Out of Africa” One Block Wonder

Adding a 2 inch cream, a 3/4 inch orange, and a 5 inch gray border made the quilt top just about the right size for a queen sized bed, about 96 inches by 99 inches all told. Next up is … Continue reading

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Progress on the “Out of Africa” One Block Wonder

I sewed together all the half-hexagon columns: Close-up of the central spiral: Close-up of the large gray hexagon medallion in the upper right quadrant: The top is about 81 inches by 90 inches, so far. That’s a lot of half-hexagons … Continue reading

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Design Wall Work on “Out of Africa”

Going from this box of 228 half hexies . . . . . . to a quilt top is quite a process. Here’s a short video of how I did it! The original fabric:

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Starting with a Clean Slate . . .

As Shakespeare noted, “’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve.” My new “design wall” sewn from two 3-yard lengths of white flannel is a little wonky, but I think … Continue reading

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Out of Africa One Block Wonder

Recently, I joined a group on Facebook called “One Block Wonder Quilt Forum.” I had made a couple of One Block Wonder quilts quite a few years ago, and this group sparked my interest in doing at least one more. … Continue reading

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