Monthly Archives: January 2014

Free-Motion Fun on Big Blocks

Changing the size of quilt blocks is one of the most fun and interesting ways to personalize a quilt pattern. An added bonus is the blocks sew up really quickly when you enlarge them! In the latest video from the … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Sew-In, Season 4 Weeks 2, 3 & 4

** spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen “Downton Abbey” through Season 4 Episode 4 ** So a lot has happened on “Downton Abbey” since last I posted about my sew-in progress, wouldn’t you say? Hoo-boy, has it ever. Mary’s already … Continue reading

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This Is a Pur-Tea Awesome Quilt

I am so excited about this quilt. I started it back in August when my grandson announced he’d gotten married. I sent him a message with a photo of the only bed-size quilt I could think of that I had … Continue reading

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Present Report, continued

Remember those ornaments I made? Well, I had more of those wonderful squares and another idea, so I made sets of coasters out of them! The sets make a nice housewarming gift and they were nice for Christmas gifts too, … Continue reading

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More Great Quilts from Road to California 2014

Here are a few more quilts that caught our eye at the Road to California Quilters’ Conference and Showcase running through Sunday, January 26, in Ontario.                             … Continue reading

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Some Fabulous Quilts from Road to California 2014

Here is a small sampling of amazing quilts on display this weekend at the Road to California, Quilters’ Conference & Showcase in Ontario.                                   … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy Went to Market

As the end of the month draws nearer and nearer, I decided it was time to finish one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks).  One of my new year’s resolutions is to finish two a month. I’m working on … Continue reading

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Quilty Ideas

Today I have a couple of ideas of ways quiltmakers can use their orphan blocks. The first is a simple vest. It started with the rose embroidery on a quilted fabric. It was a sample to see how the rose … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Sew-In, Season 4 Week 1

Last week I posted some photos of a drawstring bag and napkins I made with Downton Abbey fabric prior to the season 4 premiere in the U.S. This week I should talk about the sewing I managed to accomplish while … Continue reading

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Quilting Fiction Update

It was extremely enlightening for me when I began research for the feature article about quilting in fiction for the December/January 2014 issue. As a certified bookworm, I knew that there were a number of talented authors who included quilting … Continue reading

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