Category Archives: Inspiration

Final Present Report

Ok, last one. For now anyway. This one was made for a special request from my husband. For his birthday, he got a cool portable drum machine, the Korg Volca Beats. He’s very happy with it, apparently it is a … Continue reading

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A Two-Hit Weekend

Wow! Last weekend was a delight! It started out Friday after work when Bake (my husband) and I went to the opening reception for the MANifestations exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (RMQM) in Golden, Colorado. RMQM was founded … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Fabric Storage

How do you store your fabric? When I first started quilting, I got a nice big plastic tub and figured that would be plenty of room for all the fabric I was going to need. It was, for a while. … Continue reading

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Present Report, Part 3

So there were Christmas tree ornaments and coasters in my previous reports. Here’s another fun project I made in December to give as a gift. Have you seen those cool zippers with the decorative zipper tape? I had a great … Continue reading

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Hand Embroidery???

I’ve mentioned before that I quit doing hand work when my eyes could no longer easily make the adjustment for distance from the pattern to the project I was working on. Then just because of how my brain works, it … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The NEW YEAR!

I get a little introspective with the beginning of a new year. I put a premium on time. I fully realize that a minute wasted can never be redeemed so I spend some time at the start of a new … Continue reading

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