Category Archives: Inspiration

National Week of Making?

That’s right, it’s an official thing. This week is the National Week of Making. My first thought when I read this was “Humph, like I need a special week.” I guess I was having a grumpy moment. But the more … Continue reading

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Paper Somerset Star Quilt

PLEASE NOTE, THE GIVEAWAY PART OF THIS POST HAS ENDED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS JACQUELINE and KITTY! A lot of quilters hold onto all of their scraps and try to use every bit of fabric, no matter how … Continue reading

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An Antique Quilt from a Kit?

I’ve been thinking a lot about quilt kits lately. Do you suppose that has anything to do with the three folders on my desk needing yardage figures so fabric for kits can be ordered? Probably. But here is where my … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

Weekends are playtime for me – like most of you I imagine. So Monday is a perfect day for me to blog. I’ve usually spent several of my weekend hours working on a project that I can show you. This … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Wife

I love to read. So one of the fun things I get to do at the office is to see and review the new books that come in. I recently received a copy of The Farmer’s Wife – 1930s Sampler … Continue reading

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Done … and Done!

I told you in the last two weeks about Leigha’s and Tyler’s graduation quilts. This morning I am pleased to say they are done. Well … almost. The quilting is the same on both quilts. I wanted to do the … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pea??? Or the Bowling Ball?

Happy day 3 of the Quilters Newsletter’s Best Kids Quilts 2015 Blog Tour. Here’s the cover; isn’t it pretty? You can find it on newsstands, at your local quilt shop or at QuiltandSewShop.com in digital or print editions. Years ago, … Continue reading

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The Clock Keeps Ticking

Last week I told you about Leigha’s quilt. She is one of two of my grandchildren graduating high school this year. I have her quilt ready to put the binding on. I can get that done in an evening so … Continue reading

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Hurry, Hurry

Graduation time is fast approaching and I need to finish two quilts this year. I give quilts to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school and I have two graduating the middle of May. Both quilts are in progress. … Continue reading

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Just a Tweak

I’d like to talk a bit about designing quilts, about how it doesn’t take a lot to make a quilt your own design. Sometimes a tweak is all it takes. This quilt, Moonlight on the Snow, is what sparked the … Continue reading

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