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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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Winter Place Mats, etc.

I made a set of eight place mats for my daughter’s Christmas gift. I used three fabrics from a coordinated line. I simply layered the backing fabric, batting, and front fabric and free-motion quilted the yardage on my long-arm. I … Continue reading

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“Splendor in the Scraps”

My latest finish, “Splendor in the Scraps” is based on a pattern by Marcie Patch that first appeared in America Loves Scrap Quilts Winter 2014/15, a special newsstand-only publication of McCall’s Quilting, and now available for free download at reading

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Swoon Quilt Completed

Early last fall (September 2016) I finished up the Swoon Quilt in a big hurry because I had ordered a new long arm. The new long arm would be too narrow to load the 115″ x 115″ Swoon Quilt, so … Continue reading

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Place Mats and Cozy

How do you keep your pot of tea warm? With a tea cozy of course! Cute, isn’t it? Nice to have some matching place mats . . . . . . with turquoise binding and backing, too. I made some … Continue reading

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