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August 27, 2021
Hexagon Junk from Becca's Crazy Projects

What to do with that junk mail printed on light cardstock? Make it into hexie papers for English Paper Piecing. 
This Fiskars extra large hexagon squeeze punch (Fiskars X-Large Squeeze Punch, Hexagon affiliate link) makes quick work of the light cardstock some junk mail is printed on. 
This means I can get a pretty good crop of hexagons out of that one piece of junk.
A little bit of time basting (I thread baste but I don't stitch through the hexagon paper) and you are ready to hand sew those little hexagons together. There are loads of videos on ...

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September 21, 2020
Postage Stamp Swap from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I heard Mary (@mary_thecuriousquilter) was hosting a charm square swap I jumped in with both feet and my considerable collection of 2.5" squares of fabric. I've had some really good luck and some really bad luck with swaps in the past. I went into this one with high hopes and I was not disappointed. 

The first step, for me, was sorting through my collection of 2.5" squares. I have been cutting these little pieces of fun for quite a while now. This is what the collection looked like before I started sorting.

This is what it ...

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August 7, 2020
Postage Stamp Quilt Swap from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been trimming some of my smaller scraps into 2.5" squares for a while now. Here is my collection of little squares. I learned about a charm square swap hosted by the Curious Quilter on Instagram. This is often where I learn about all sorts of fun swaps.
Here is the empty space left behind after I sorted out several stacks to swap. I am hoping to get back quite a collection of new fabrics.
Here are my swap stacks. Two identical sets (left top and middle), three unique sets (right top, middle and bottom), and two for ...

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March 26, 2020
ยป Charm About You

modern quilted rainbow fabric star

Colour has a big impact on us, it can affect our mood and bring us happiness, especially when its in the form of a rainbow

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January 22, 2020
More slow stitching, meditation style from Quilting & Learning

I've been doing some more slow stitching. This time with a little meditative quiet time added in.

Slow stitching, meditation style

In the October/November edition of the Quilting Arts magazine, I read an article that spoke to me. The article, Stitch Meditation, by Liz Kettle talked about meditating while stitching, since she found that regular meditation didn't really work for her. Wow! I've been trying to meditate and find it one of the most painful things to do. Quieting the mind is really difficult, except when I'm immersed in my quilting, or playing with code ...

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