Category Archives: Inspiration

Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 1

The concept of Tradition with a Twist Quilts is one that’s both fairly simple and very complex. It’s equal parts traditional quilting and modern quilting. It’s taking the old and making it new again. Our designers for Quilters Newsletter Presents … Continue reading

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Jackpot

If there is a quilt lottery, I feel like I have won the big one – the grand prize. We went to see my mom and stepdad this weekend. The weather had been nasty enough that they weren’t able to … Continue reading

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Hints, Hints and More Hints

Today I’m going to critique some machine quilting and a pieced back. I’m going to be pretty hard on the quiltmaker but that’s okay because it’s me. I did some things wrong and I should have known better. Now they … Continue reading

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Six of One

As part of my mission to finish up projects in progress, I had to deal with the little pile of black-and-white fabrics that I painted a while back. I didn’t have a plan for them when I tried the painting, … Continue reading

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2014′s Last Finished Project

I started this little wall hanging way back in September and blogged about it. Back then I previewed making a wide border of the deep rose. I didn’t like it but I do love the little narrow pop of deep … Continue reading

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Thread of Ideas

I’m continuing in my resolution to be more productive about finishing projects in progress. Since I’d recently finished a quilt top, using a lovely pattern by Marcia Harmening from Quilters Newsletter’s Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 special issue (available at … Continue reading

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It Was a Whole Pile of Quilts

I feel like I have one more thing to tell you before I can officially close out the old year. In the December/January 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter, I told our readers that for Christmas I was going to put … Continue reading

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New Year’s Garden!

Happy New Year everyone! Most of the Quilters Newsletter staff, myself included, took some well-deserved time off over the Christmas holiday and it was really nice to get a little bit of rest and relaxation at the end of the … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

It’s that time of year when I look back to see how I did with accomplishing my goals for the year and start thinking about what I hope to accomplish in the new year. I counted to see how much … Continue reading

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Block Friday — Spring Julep Block

Since before I began quilting, bargello quilts have fascinated me a great deal. While I haven’t made a full true bargello quilt, I have made a few quilting projects using the bargello style. Those smaller pieces were a lot of … Continue reading

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