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September 1, 2021
Late August Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had a friend ask me the other day of I was ever going to post again; that's how long it's been since I've updated here! Sheesh. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, that would be the simplest explanation; actually, the exact opposite is the case. I'm going to bring the blog up to date, but it will take several posts to accomplish that. At last post, I was pulling blocks-of-the-month out

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Late August Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had a friend ask me the other day of I was ever going to post again; that's how long it's been since I've updated here! Sheesh. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, that would be the simplest explanation; actually, the exact opposite is the case. I'm going to bring the blog up to date, but it will take several posts to accomplish that. At last post, I was pulling blocks-of-the-month out

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August 3, 2021
Fast-Forward Fourteen from From the Strawberry Patch...

It only took FOURTEEN years for these blocks to make it to the finished flimsy stage! Yep, I know that's how long it’s been because I looked it up; this was a block of the month project that occurred in 2007!

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Fast-Forward Fourteen from From the Strawberry Patch...

It only took FOURTEEN years for these blocks to make it to the finished flimsy stage! Yep, I know that's how long it’s been because I looked it up; this was a block of the month project that occurred in 2007!

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March 4, 2021
Pumping Up The Volume from From the Strawberry Patch...

After getting the Star Flower quilt all quilted and the binding attached, I needed a bit more color saturation to brighten the day. I dug deep into my bin of 4.5" square scraps and after a quick pass through the die cutter I set to work on this scrappy hexagon quilt. It's vibrant and fun. I have half of it pieced as it's shown here on the design wall. It will measure 56" X 72" at completion,

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Pumping Up The Volume from From the Strawberry Patch...

After getting the Star Flower quilt all quilted and the binding attached, I needed a bit more color saturation to brighten the day. I dug deep into my bin of 4.5" square scraps and after a quick pass through the die cutter I set to work on this scrappy hexagon quilt. It's vibrant and fun. I have half of it pieced as it's shown here on the design wall. It will measure 56" X 72" at completion,

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December 29, 2020
2020 Round Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's just a sampling of quilts done this year. My guiding word for the year was "VISION". Vision to see clearly: to look at what I had on hand and how I could utilize my stash to make and finish up more quilts. In addition to these (above) I have a sizable queue of  "to be quilteds" ready to go when the much anticipated roll of batting (finally) arrives. Early in January I rolled out the die

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2020 Round Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's just a sampling of quilts done this year. My guiding word for the year was "VISION". Vision to see clearly: to look at what I had on hand and how I could utilize my stash to make and finish up more quilts. In addition to these (above) I have a sizable queue of  "to be quilteds" ready to go when the much anticipated roll of batting (finally) arrives. Early in January I rolled out the die

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September 5, 2020
Another Week... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another week, another month; they keep sliding one into the next, seemingly without much change, but time's marching ahead and here we are in September already. We've been dealing with the COVID craziness for six months and I've never moved so many projects onto the done list. If everything cloud has a silver lining, the stack of accumulating quilts around here is proof! I did finish up two

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Another Week... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another week, another month; they keep sliding one into the next, seemingly without much change, but time's marching ahead and here we are in September already. We've been dealing with the COVID craziness for six months and I've never moved so many projects onto the done list. If everything cloud has a silver lining, the stack of accumulating quilts around here is proof! I did finish up two

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August 17, 2020
Done and Done from From the Strawberry Patch...

"The All American" has been installed in its rightful place on the porch and the puzzle table, lovingly crafted from a cherry tree (removed from our property years ago), has been placed in front, as designed. The R,W & B wall quilt was just the pop of color that the plain, boring, brick expanse of wall needed.The table measures 18" X 48" with the leaves down, as pictured (48" X 36" with leaves up

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Done and Done from From the Strawberry Patch...

"The All American" has been installed in its rightful place on the porch and the puzzle table, lovingly crafted from a cherry tree (removed from our property years ago), has been placed in front, as designed. The R,W & B wall quilt was just the pop of color that the plain, boring, brick expanse of wall needed.The table measures 18" X 48" with the leaves down, as pictured (48" X 36" with leaves up

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August 15, 2020
Sibling Quilts from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here they are, "Sister Bear" and "Brother Bear", both finished at last. Each of these are made from hand embroidered blocks done over a number of years, from the same book: "S is For Stitch" by Kristyne Czepuryk. These were fun to work on; and, like human siblings, each one has its own unique personality! It wasn't until they were both completed that I realized "Brother Bear" was larger than his

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Sibling Quilts from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here they are, "Sister Bear" and "Brother Bear", both finished at last. Each of these are made from hand embroidered blocks done over a number of years, from the same book: "S is For Stitch" by Kristyne Czepuryk. These were fun to work on; and, like human siblings, each one has its own unique personality! It wasn't until they were both completed that I realized "Brother Bear" was larger than his

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July 13, 2020
Finding My Way from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Which Way Now?" ~ 57" X 57""Which Way Now?" is done; quilted, bound and checked off the list. This one was my quarantine quilt, begun in March and totally from the scrap bins, I arranged the half square triangle squares into Flying Geese units that changed and alternated directions block to block. It was designed to represent the abrupt revisions and adjustments that occurred with policies and

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Finding My Way from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Which Way Now?" ~ 57" X 57""Which Way Now?" is done; quilted, bound and checked off the list. This one was my quarantine quilt, begun in March and totally from the scrap bins, I arranged the half square triangle squares into Flying Geese units that changed and alternated directions block to block. It was designed to represent the abrupt revisions and adjustments that occurred with policies and

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June 3, 2020
Beauty Shots, Life Here at Home and a Prayer Request from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've got a new spot for quilt beauty shots, the porch; it's perfect, I can set up the stand without dealing with wind, weather and other outdoor hazards. If you've ever tried to set up a quilt for outside photography you know that even the slightest breeze will turn your quilt into a giant sail!The location is perfect but the time of day wasn't-- I'll need to be careful in the future to make sure

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Beauty Shots, Life Here at Home and a Prayer Request from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've got a new spot for quilt beauty shots, the porch; it's perfect, I can set up the stand without dealing with wind, weather and other outdoor hazards. If you've ever tried to set up a quilt for outside photography you know that even the slightest breeze will turn your quilt into a giant sail!The location is perfect but the time of day wasn't-- I'll need to be careful in the future to make sure

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May 14, 2020
Binding and Baking from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Sweet Sixteen" is off the rails, binding has been applied and the hand finishing has begun. I'm quilting up a few table runners right now, one day has a way of sliding into the next. The quilts are piling up. Mr. Goodneedle asked me last evening who this quilt was for. I have no designation in mind, I just keep at it, one quilt after another; and sew it goes. One would think that these

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Binding and Baking from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Sweet Sixteen" is off the rails, binding has been applied and the hand finishing has begun. I'm quilting up a few table runners right now, one day has a way of sliding into the next. The quilts are piling up. Mr. Goodneedle asked me last evening who this quilt was for. I have no designation in mind, I just keep at it, one quilt after another; and sew it goes. One would think that these

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