Category Archives: Inspiration

Quilt Market at Salt Lake City

This week, I’m not going to say much. A picture is worth 1,000 words and I’m going to let my photos from International Spring Quilt Market talk for me. Quilt Market is a vendor’s only show for those within the … Continue reading

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Up Close with the Quilting

I finished two quilts last weekend. And today I want to talk a bit about the quilting on one of them. I quilted this one myself. Most of the quilting is free-motion except around the applique patches and all of … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

When I’m asked to describe what I do at my sewing machine, I call myself a seamstress. I know there are other words (sewist, sewer, quiltmaker), but I must be a bit old-fashioned, so sewist doesn’t work for me. And … Continue reading

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What If I Make a Mistake?

When you make as many quilts as I do, there are bound to be mistakes. Some mistakes are little, some not so little. Little mistakes are the ones that are easy to fix. They are the ones that require a … Continue reading

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Working with Large-Scale Prints

I want to talk just one more time about this pretty quilt. I’ve told you about several things along the way but I didn’t mention any of the specifics about working with the big floral prints in this pretty line … Continue reading

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It Was a Weekend to Hibernate

It was a very snowy (but not cold) weekend. I stayed home and inside the house most of the time. In fact, the only times I left the house were when the dogs needed to go out. But that meant … Continue reading

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Another Mistake!

I’ve finished the quilt top I talked about in my blog post last week, well almost. I corrected the math errors that I talked about by making the 9-patch blocks rectangular. I sewed all the blocks together and realized I … Continue reading

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Which One Will it Be?

I’ll be the first to admit that I get sidetracked easily and I often work on more than one project at once. This week you can see proof of that on my design wall. I had to decide quilt which … Continue reading

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Working on a PIG

In last week’s blog post I talked about having finished a pieced quilt back I’d been working on for several weeks. Often when I finish a big project, I have a hard time figuring out what I want to work … Continue reading

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Another Pieced Back Finished

I’m pleased to say I finished my quilt back. I’ve been working on it for several weeks and I’m glad to be done. Here’s another view of the back; there’s better light in my office but I couldn’t get far … Continue reading

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