Tag Archives: UFOs

Sewing Troubles

I’m trying to finish quilting a small quilt. It’s my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for the month of August. So I only have 10 days to complete it. I talked about the quilting and my quilting plan in … Continue reading

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Getting back together with your UFO

A couple of weekends ago, having just completed the pieced backing for a queen-size quilt and faced with the prospect of then basting said quilt, or maybe finishing marking and basting a twin-size quilt top, or perhaps marking and basting … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilts for Hillsborough and Paris, quilt on the silver screen, sci-fi embroidery, and more

Today’s Scrap Bag has yielded a few stories about quilts with meaning — memory quilts, quilts made to honor or call attention to somber events — as well as stories of astounding craftsmanship, not to mention one quilt that may … Continue reading

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Reward: Lost Quilting Mojo

In yesterday’s giveaway blog post, I confessed to having lost my quilting mojo of late by way of introducing this week’s generous prize packages (you’ll want to check it out before September  20, 2015, if you haven’t already). And it’s … 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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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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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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Fat Quarter Friday

Well, you’ve seen Lori’s finished quilt and Mary Kate’s quilt top, both made from patterns published in our Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 issue. I wanted in on the fun, so I opened one of my fat quarter bundles and … Continue reading

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Rainbow of Flowers and Ribbons

So I made a fun and fast little quilt top. Well, at 60″ square it’s not technically little but it’s smaller than what I normally do. I’d had a couple of header cards – 2 cards with Bloominescent by Robert … Continue reading

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