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December 10, 2014
the weather outside is frightful from Charm About You

but the quilting is so delightful! I've been working on the vintage quilt I was commissioned to hand quilt. It is huge and I've only worked on it from time to time since the summer (work commitments and kids tend to take over, the customer thankfully understands this!) but now I'm focusing all my attention on finishing it. I don't think it will be done by Christmas but at least I can have a good stab at it ;)

I did sneak in some more hand pieced green tea and sweet beans blocks this week as well ...

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December 8, 2014
Churn Dash from Ants to Sugar

I’m a little late with my November bee blocks for Hive 8 in the Stash Bee, but Jamie of Pink Door Fabrics, our November Queen, has been wonderfully patient.

churn dash

Jamie asked for 12.5″ churn dash blocks in a vintage palette including, if I remember correctly, red, turquoise, navy, pink, as well as a few others. She wanted a bit of novelty fussy cutting in the center that would contrast with the dark part of the churn dash.

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I felt guilty for making her wait for my block, so I made two more blocks to go with the first ...

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November 12, 2014
Churn Dash Blocks Done from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

On this Work In Progress Wednesday, all of the Churn Dash blocks are done, waiting to be sewn together.  By evening, I will be ready for the borders...then loading on the quilting frame.   Not sure why, but my baby quilts always tend to be larger than "new born" size. Babies grow so fast, so why waste the opportunity to make something they will use longer.  Estimated size will be 64" x 64".

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November 10, 2014
Churn Dash from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

I have a fascination with Churn Dash Blocks right now.  Above is the start of a baby boy quilt using 12" blocks.  I found this "boyish" fabric below and started pulling the colors from my stash.   

For now until the new year, I am trying very hard to finish quilting the tops I have already. If I can stay on track, Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt will fit in nicely.

After a long absence from the Monday Design Wall, I am excitedly linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.

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September 26, 2014
Today I'm ... from Seaside Stitches

Stippling. I've gone through three bobbins already and I have a looooong way to go.

Just keep stitching!

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March 1, 2014
Churn Dash | Modern Style from Jolie Maxtin

Well folks! Finally!

I have been teasing you with pictures of this beauty for a while and now I can show you the final quilt.
For those that are newer followers here, I really lean towards modern, sparse, and clean. For some reason I have taken a liking to the churn dash (a traditional block) so I decided to cut into my most favorite fabrics and make one.

The quilting is all straight lines using Aurifil 50 weight thread and it was quilted on my home machine.
My favorite part of making this quilt was the binding because I enjoy ...

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January 22, 2014
WIP Wednesday from Jolie Maxtin

My friends, this finish has been a long time coming...but it has not yet crossed the finish line. Gah!

You see, in 2013 one of my goals was to give away most, if not all, of what I made.  But...I did make this quilt for myself, because,well - I just wanted to.

Normally sewing on the binding is one of the most important steps, because the project is almost complete....and I LOVE sewing on binding. It is something that is super fast for me and also enjoyable. the December meeting of my quilt guild, it ...

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July 17, 2013
Simply Retro Quilt Along (Week #3) from Judy's Quilting Blog

Jana Machado is hosting a quilt along using the patterns from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. Each week you work on one of the projects from the book. You can choose to make just a block, a full size quilt, table runner, or what ever you would like to do it just has to be from Simply Retro.

I thought this looked like fun, but I missed the first two weeks, so I checked to see what the next project was and its Baby Love.  And I decided to make the jumbo block to make a wall hanging!

I thought ...

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April 15, 2013
solid dash from Aunt Reenie Quilts

Finished this quilt top while watching The Masters, probably one of my favorite sporting events to watch.


now i need to find a backing and figure out how to quilt it. But there are babies being born and young brides that need quilts, so it will go into the drawer until I have an epiphany on how how to quilt it, but my goal is to have it finished by the fall so it can live on our bed.

the chickens got involved during the photo shoot:


they were very scared every time the wind blew, this was funny.


if ...

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April 8, 2013
Design Wall from Aunt Reenie Quilts


Have been sewing these churn dashes for a few weeks. Stopped and made a baby quilt in the middle of it all


Looking forward to getting this top made and my design wall back!

to check out some other design walls head over to Patchwork Times:

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June 13, 2012
WIP Wednesday from Hummingbird Hollow Quilts

It has been a while since I last wrote. School has been out for 3 weeks and ball season is in full swing with tournaments almost every weekend and games that are lasting over 2 hours so alot of long days and late nights sitting in the bleachers.  My big news is that I finally broke down and bought myself a new sewing machine!!! I had been using a very inexpensive Kenmore that my husband had bought me 10 years ago. I now have a Janome Memory Craft 6300. This machine has soooo many more features than my old one ...

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March 22, 2012
Farmer's Wife and WIP Wednesday from Hummingbird Hollow Quilts

I broke down and bought the Farmer's Wife Quilt book on Monday night. The reason??
Laurie Aaron Hird spoke at our quilt guild meeting! She touched on how she came about to do the Farmer's Wife book but mainly talked about the Pony Club book. It was so interesting to hear how the Farmer's Wife magazine gave ponies away to little kids and to read their letters that they wrote thanking the magazine for the ponies. This will be my next book purchase. I also got her to sign my book! Unfortunately this is the only photo ...

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January 23, 2011
December Swap blocks Sent and Received from Insane About Jane and Other Quilting Adventures

I'm a little late in posting pics of my December Swap.  My partner was Larain and she requested any block in yellow and white.

This photo was taken by Larain since I forgot to take one before sending off the block!

And Larain sent me a beautiful Baby Bunting to add to my collection in PINK! (apologies for the bad photo!)

Thank You for being my swap partner, Larain!

Thank you also to my January partners whose blocks I have received.  I plan to make my January blocks tonight or tomorrow and I'll let you know when they ...

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