Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Math Genius? Or Not …

Sometimes, my ability inability to do math in my head amazes me. Let me tell you about my latest excursion into the crazy world of math. Last summer I made this quilt for my niece using string-pieced blocks. Each of … Continue reading

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A Quilt Emergency

Two weeks ago, on Monday, we received John’s graduation party announcement and I knew I had some serious work to do. The party was at 3 p.m. the Saturday after we received the invitation. John is a wonderful young man, … Continue reading

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Margaritas in the Snow – A Finished Quilt

I make quilts for several of our company’s publications. Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts are all magazines that we produce in our Golden, Colorado, office. When I make something that will be published in one of the … Continue reading

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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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