Monthly Archives: January 2013

Downton Abbey Sew-In Week 4

See? I’m not the only one. As I typed the heading of this blog post — week 4 — I realized that means there are only three weeks left to go, both of “Downton Abbey” season 3 and of my … Continue reading

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Lemon Slice and Berry Pie

We notice a definite uptick in our blog traffic when we talk about food. Go figure. This post has little to do with food, more to do with color. I thought I’d share an alternate color way for a pattern … Continue reading

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Preparing to quilt the quilt

I usually spend part of my drive home on Friday evening thinking about the topic for Monday’s blog. What will I talk about? Do I need to take photos? Do I need to sew anything? This Friday was no exception. … Continue reading

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Patchwork Pieces

Patchwork inspiration can be found everywhere. More and more these days, wherever you look, you’ll see designs that seem like they were directly influenced by geometric patchwork patterns, or designs that coincidentally look perfect for a patchwork quilt design. Whether … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Sew-In Weeks 2 & 3

This was my favorite moment from week 3 of “Downton Abbey.” When the Dowager Countess said this in response to Edith complaining about how bored she was, I thought about what a luxury it would be to have so much … Continue reading

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Tempus fugit

As a graphic designer all of my work follows a similar path; challenge – idea – development – deadline. I am so used to working that way that I start and finish some of my best quilting projects when I’m … Continue reading

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The Weekend That Was

I had a wonderful weekend. Our grandson who is stationed in Kansas came home for a visit so Bake came to my apartment instead of me going home.  We spent most of the day Saturday visiting our daughter, son-in-law and … Continue reading

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Fabric scraps are so useful! That’s an understatement, and news that is older than any of us, but sometimes it surprises me how much I rely on them. I can’t save them all, but I do save anything 1″ and … Continue reading

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AAQI to Cease Fundraising

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI), which sells donated quilts to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, is planning to reach $1 million in money raised some time this year. However, the organization’s founder and executive director Ami Simms, has announced … Continue reading

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Round and Round Quilt – modified

One of the fun things about my job is seeing new quiltmaking tools, fabrics and books, and of course, when there is a new tool, I want to try it. A few weeks ago we received a new Alto’s QuiltCut2 … Continue reading

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