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July 19, 2020
Wedding Quilt with Hearts from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


 Made as a wedding gift for one of my co-workers who invited me to her wedding. 






Love the binding stitching, brought to the front with white sashiko thread





on the long arm

on the long arm

This pattern is called the Open Heart Pattern from @lellaboutique

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April 14, 2020
Blue and White Quilt Top from Northern Deb Quilts

Check off another quilt top! 
Im finally done with this blue and white quilt top after...oh...maybe 10 years? It's going onto a hanger with the rest of my unquilted tops, mainly because I haven't decided how to quilt it (hand, domestic or longarmer) and I haven't found the batting or backing. It's not a rush...I have PLENTY more UFOs to work on. 

This one started YEARS ago as a class sample. I was teaching from a book with lots of jelly roll quilts. I had a finished sampler quilt to show the class ...

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April 5, 2020
Boy, how things have changed.. from Northern Deb Quilts

I haven't posted in a while...I just can believe how the world has changed in a bit over a month. We left Florida on schedule and got back home in time to stock up on groceries and necessities.

First it was the social distancing, then the "stay home order". Part of our family is in southeast Michigan where the virus is the worst. I think they're staying home and staying safe. Up here in the Traverse City area, it's not bad yet...maybe 9 or so cases.


When I finally sat down to sew, I started ...

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February 3, 2020
Blue and white star quilt from Northern Deb Quilts

I had a little sewing time this afternoon and was able to add 3 blocks to my #blueandwhitequilt

I changed the design just a bit. The outermost border was plain. I decided to add a bunch half square trianges (hst) and a few more of the stars going around the center. I really HOPE I have enough fabric to do all of this. It's going to be close.

 So besides sewing this weekend, we met a new family member. It's amazing what can be discovered through #Ancestry.
And now I'm relaxing a little before the big game ...

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January 31, 2020
Next in line... from Northern Deb Quilts

I'm working on an old UFO...one that I really love. Years ago I taught a class and sewed up a class sample. I made a few extra blocks as I taught how the blocks went together. I usually use solids to test blocks then when I get enough, I make a solid scrappy sampler quilt. But these were all in blue and white so I saved them for a two color quilt.
This block below is what I stitched up today after taking apart a block I didnt like.
I think this was "cups and saucers" block....usually ...

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January 22, 2020
Mesmerizing Two Color Quilts from Quilted Joy

Every year the Kentucky State Fair chooses to highlight a particular category of quilt. The style they choose is then its own category for the fair. In 2019 the category was two color quilts. There is something mesmerizing about many of these two color quilts. They are beautiful in their simplicity and intriguing in their complexity. Whatever they are, they are definitely a style worth trying sometime!

Two Color Quilts at the Fair

Carol shows off her brown and cream quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

For those that attended the fair this year, you might recognize this one. Carol made this specifically to enter into the fair. The pattern is “Diamonds in ...

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~ Winter Blues Blog Hop ~ Morning Glory ~ from Podunk Pretties

Today I'm sharing my Morning Glory quilt for The Winter Blues Blog Hop. This quilt has been in the needs to be quilted pile for about 3 years.  You can see the original post with color inspiration here. The blog hop was the perfect opportunity to finally finish the beauty.  She's a little out of my color and style comfort zones.  But I tell you what.... I

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January 15, 2020
Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Coming January 15th
The Grandma's Attic BOM will begin January 15th and then the 1st of each month after that. There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is ...

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Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Coming January 15th
The Grandma's Attic BOM will begin January 15th and then the 1st of each month after that. There will be a new block design each month for a total of 12....  it will be a traditional sampler quilt. I'm planning it as a stash buster. It's based on two colors, a main color and a white/cream background color. You can choose any color for your main color, blue, red, green, anything....I'm making mine out of red fabrics. I have a lot of red Civil War fabric on hand, so that is ...

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July 9, 2019
The Organized Quilter from Repro Quilt Lover

Let me begin by saying this is an aspirational post. I am not an organized quilter or an organized anything, really. But, I need an organized system to accomplish what makes me happy; maybe you can relate.

I am going to assume if you are reading this blog you like to quilt. And, therefore, are probably a creative person — a “creative type.” Generally, we creative types are free spirits, which doesn’t translate well into focus, planning and organization. But, if I give in to the free spirit and let it run my days, those days are ruled by a ...

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February 26, 2017
1857 Album Quilt Update from Quilting Artist

I've been having a lot of fun working on these blocks from the 1857 Album Quilt by Sentimental Stitches.
 Perfect for some stitching and a cup of tea.
Here are the first six I have appliqued.  They are 10" blocks and I am doing needleturn applique - my favorite method! 
from the Sentimental Stitches web site. 
 I really like working in one color and I think these blocks look great in blue and white. The original quilt, which you can see here, is red, green and cheddar.
 Here is my fabric pull from my stash for these blocks.  As I ...

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