Tag Archives: scraps

A Stack of Books pillow for my reading chair

In a blog post from a few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to make a small project from Penny Layman’s The Paper-Pieced Home. Which I did end up doing, but of course these things always take a little longer … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: vintage sewing machine documentary, call for repro quilts, Faith Ringgold interview, and more

Happy Friday! Who’s ready to do some stitching this weekend? I know I am, but since I can’t get started until after my girls go to bed this evening, I’ll content myself with some quilty news items for now. Won’t … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Build, Store and Bust Your Stash

Most quilters love a little retail therapy from time to time (myself included), but there is something immensely satisfying about “shopping” from my stash when I’m working on a project. I mean, I took the time to bring the fabric … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Scrap Happy

Maybe you’ve heard the saying “Color gets all the credit, but value does all the work,” meaning that when people respond strongly to a quilt, they may think they’re doing so because they love the colors, while in reality what … Continue reading

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The most honest quilt

If every quilt has a story, I’m pretty sure the story behind this one is, “Just get it on the bed.” Continue reading

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Her three favorite words: Thrifted. Vintage. Quilt.

Last Friday evening a friend of mine posted this photo of a Dresden plate quilt on Facebook with the following caption: “Pretty little vintage thing spotted while thrifting tonight. Too bad I couldn’t justify the price. So, I’ll have to … Continue reading

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Winter White

I just completed my first project of 2015. I’d had this project in mind for a few weeks; I think it first occurred to me after the holidays when I wanted something that would allow me to decorate for winter … Continue reading

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Calm and Low Contrast

Well, instead of finishing quilts in progress, I went ahead and made another quilt top. It’s just so fun! Now I have one more work in progress that I’ll have to get basted and quilted, but I figure there are … 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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For Fellow Seasonal Stragglers

Every year I try to come up with nice things to make to send to friends and family at Christmas time. Some years I do much better than others at remembering everyone and making something for them well ahead of … Continue reading

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