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Fond Farewell

One of my quilting group’s favorite members moved from the beautiful north to the beautiful south recently. The ladies in the group did not want to let this momentous event pass without making a little signature quilt for our dear … Continue reading

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Twin Quilts

A friend of mine had twin grandsons last fall, so another gal from our little quilting group and I made two little baby quilts for them. Two quilts, not quite identical: But each got a star in one patch centered … Continue reading

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Pippa’s Disappearing Nine Patch

Our little quilting group made a friendship quilt for one of our group who is recovering from surgery. Nineteen of us made blocks, Lillian pieced the blocks into a top, I free-motion machine quilted it, Lillian did the binding, and … Continue reading

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“Mitre Boxes” Tablerunner

I had some width of fabric strips left from the “Urban Beads” project so I sewed them together, cut out squares from the resulting “fabric”, sliced the squares diagonally, and sewed them back together to make this table runner: The … Continue reading

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“Urban Beads”

“Urban Beads” is a quilt pattern by “Sew Kind of Wonderful” using their Quilt Curve Ruler tool for guiding the cutting and squaring up of blocks. My daughter had a stash of ‘Quilter’s Tweed” fabrics which I thought would make … Continue reading

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What’s a Swoon Quilt Block?

For the past several years “Swoon” quilts and quilt blocks have been all the rage. Quilters seem to love to make these blocks over-sized and in a variety of fabrics from “Modern” to ” Thirties” to “Reproduction.” This block is … Continue reading

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“The Lady of Shalott” Completed

Here she is: my completed “The Lady of Shalott.” This was a 3 month BOM designed by Ricky Tims I started making in September 2014. The center with a scroll quilting motif: There were eight of these star points with … Continue reading

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Woodland Twist Table Runner

Last February I made a quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful see here. I had a few blocks left over, so I made this little table runner. I used a variegated green thread in shades … Continue reading

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The Cousins’ Constellation Quilt

I was asked to make a quilt to commemorate a family reunion of my husband’s first cousins on his father’s side of the family. For a quilt designer, having a meaningful occasion to inspire a design is wonderful. I started … Continue reading

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“Meanderings” Simple Whatnots Club

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