Category Archives: Inspiration

I Wasn’t Planning to Make a Holiday Placemat …

I wanted to tell you about what happens when things go wrong – or even maybe go wrong. One of our readers sent an email last week, saying we’d made a mistake when we wrote the pattern for Grand Fir … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans …

Well, bummer. I was going to write my blog today about finishing this quilt. But it’s not finished. My goal for the year is to finish one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) each month and I thought I’d … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season… of Preparation

Around here, we probably get about a good two months or so of not having to think about Christmas, generally around the beginning of the year. Once spring starts springing, it’s time to start gathering ideas and quilts for special … Continue reading

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Sewing Troubles

I’m trying to finish quilting a small quilt. It’s my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for the month of August. So I only have 10 days to complete it. I talked about the quilting and my quilting plan in … Continue reading

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PIGS and Snails

I’m well on my way to finishing the quilting on my snail’s trail quilt which will be my PIGS finish for August. PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) are something I have to keep working away at all the time. If … Continue reading

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

We went on a picnic this weekend. We pulled the “car quilt” out of the trunk to put on the grass in the shade of a tree.  We ate on the quilt so it was covered with crumbs. One of … Continue reading

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PIG Report

After last week’s marathon of sewing, the first thing I did was straighten up my sewing area. I am pretty messy when I sew. l worked on three different projects last week and had bits and pieces of all three … Continue reading

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I Am a Sewing MACHINE!

A couple of years ago, I got this cute set of pins from my friends at Quiltmaker magazine. I like them all but my favorite is the one on the upper right because sometimes when I’m being extra productive that’s … Continue reading

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It Will Be a Beauty, But …

I started working on a quilt this weekend for an upcoming issue of McCall’s Quilting. It’s one I designed myself using Electric Quilt 7. I love designing with EQ but because the computer is drawing the blocks and I don’t … Continue reading

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A Small Project Finished

When I last blogged, I talked about having leftover blocks from my current project due to a math error.  Mistakes aren’t usually terribly frustrating to me. I am of the when-life-gives-you-lemons-make-lemonade mentality, so when I had 10 extra blocks, I … Continue reading

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