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March 13, 2019
Learning a new technique from Quilting and More...

If you’ve seen many of the quilts I’ve posted here, you may have noticed that I love to use corded piping next to the binding. Now, though, I may be “kicking it up a notch.” I learned of a class online offered by Bethanne Nemesh, whose work I’ve long admired, so I gave in to […]

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March 12, 2019
Another BOTM?… Possibly!! from Seams To Be Sew

This one is not necessarily a Block of the Month type project, but more of a technique of the month type project. However, it is limited in that the workbook tutorial files are located for download in Jeanne’s Facebook group. To my knowledge, Jeanne doesn’t have a blog or website where she can offer these other than on Facebook. To me tho, if you’re not on Facebook, you are truly missing out on all the great goings-on that happen with it. So many great groups and so much inspiration. I guess some would say the same about ...

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March 9, 2019
Fun with Free-motion from Quilting and More...

I’m going to be taking an online class soon, and part of the prep work was to quilt a reasonably large piece of fabric prior to cutting it  into smaller pieces for the various steps of the class. Rather than doing one type of quilting over the entire surface — I figured that would be […]

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January 15, 2019
Dresden Neighborhood from Quilting and More...

I’ve just finished this quilt, called Dresden Neighborhood, but I think it should probably be called “Cursed”!

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December 19, 2018
Vintage Sewing … from Quilting and More...

… is the name of this little quilted piece. Obviously, that came from what’s printed on one of the panels, but it also refers to the age of all of the pictured objects. The panels and dotted setting fabrics are all linen, from l’Atelier d’Isabelle, and I found them at the Houston show last month. […]

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December 14, 2018
A reveal from Quilting and More...

Now that the holiday party for our quilt group is over, I can show the things I made for our gift exchange. I had a lot of fun looking for things I wanted to make that would be quilt-related, and I settled on three small items. First, there was this Christmas ornament with its cute […]

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November 16, 2018
Two down! from Quilting and More...

I’ve just finished my little embroidered quilt, and it’s hanging happily on the wall for the rest of the fall season. It’s only about 18.25″ x 18.25″, so it fits almost anywhere. I’m so glad I decided on purple as the accent fabric; I think it brightens up the overall theme.         […]

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October 9, 2018
Apples and cheesecake from Quilting and More...

I belong to an online community of people who are fans of Apple technology. It’s fun group and, even better, no one ever has a mean word to say to anyone else. In fact, I can’t recall a mean word being said about other brands, either, when someone is comparing such-and-such a feature. The person […]

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August 25, 2018
Disappointment from Quilting and More...

That’s the name of my latest quilt, because I had a “vision” of what I wanted to do, but I kept changing my mind. So the final product isn’t anything like what I’d originally intended, and I’m a bit disappointed. Oh well — live and learn. This is a small quilt, approximately 24″ x 24″. […]

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August 18, 2018
Quilterly love from Quilting and More...

I may have mentioned before that I enjoy free-motion quilting. One aspect of that is ruler work, which has only relatively recently been widely done on domestic sewing machines, though longarm machines have had the capability for quite a long time. The problem has been that availability of specialized feet for this technique simply weren’t […]

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June 30, 2018
At last! from Quilting and More...

It seems that I’ve been working on this quilt forever. Adding to the delay in finishing it was the fact that I had to order more crystals when I ran out of some of the colors I was using. But it’s finally done! Okay, I still need to block it, but that’s minor. It’s impossible […]

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May 29, 2018
Back to the project from Quilting and More...

My shoulder is doing much better now, and I’ll just have to remember not to push myself to do too much at one sitting so as not to strain it again.

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April 21, 2018
Debating from Quilting and More...

I’ve been working very slowly on the quilting for La Vie Est Belle, and I’m almost finished with the New York Beauty blocks. But once that’s done, I’m still puzzled as to what I’m going to do around the little stars in the spaces between the NYB blocks. <sigh> I’ve mocked up at least a […]

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April 9, 2018
Free Motion-Three Ways from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Once you learn how to drop your machine’s feed dogs and take control, there are several ways to use the free motion technique. FREE MOTION QUILTING Of course, you can use free motion quilting to create fabulous … Continue reading

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April 4, 2018
The next step … and some news from Quilting and More...

My sewing room has been put into “shrink” mode so that I can begin the quilting on my most recent project. LOL! I needed to extend the back leaf of my table to support the quilt’s bulk, so the room is suddenly about two feet narrower than usual, and moving around in here is tricky. […]

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January 26, 2018
Rulers for Rookies from Quilting and More...

First of all, I’m still — slowly — working on my New York Beauty blocks! The past few days have been a bit busier than usual with “other” stuff, though, so progress continues on a not-rushed basis.

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January 4, 2018
The Art in Quilting from Quilted Joy

Quilts can be very functional. They can also be just for beauty. Check out these great works of art that our renters created. Some were blocks of the month, or Row by Row designs, and some are just works of imagination. One thing we know for sure is that they’re all amazing!

Bonnie quilted her 2017 row by row quilt! She even included Quilted Joy's row!

Bonnie made this 2017 Row by Row quilt. She used a free motion meander to quilt it. Isn’t it colorful and fun. Definitely lots of ‘Ways to Go’. She even included Quilted Joy’s row! It’s the one with the hot air balloons.

Bonnie quilted her 2017 row by row quilt! She even included Quilted Joy's row!

We still ...

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December 14, 2017
2018 Word of the Year from Terificreations's Weblog

As a word of the year Gratitude was a good one. I am grateful for the experience of 2017. Creativity is slowly returning. The Quilted Block of the Month Started (with big plans to continue in 2018). A few teaching opportunities. Learning about embroidery. Having a spouse who loves me deeply. One of the considerations … Continue reading 2018 Word of the Year

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November 16, 2017
Pumpkin — not pie ;) from Quilting and More...

This is Enchanted Pumpkin, designed by Claudia Dinnell. Can’t you just see it getting ready to become Cinderella’s carriage?  I used my wonderful Bernina 780 to appliqué, embroider, piece, and quilt it. The embroidered appliqué alone took about a dozen re-hoopings, which always makes me nervous. In fact, I did make a placement mistake, but […]

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October 12, 2017
Practicing from Quilting and More...

I’m between actual projects at the moment and awaiting inspiration for my next one. However, I decided to take advantage of the down time to practice my free-motion quilting a bit. It’s rather nice to do this, not only to try to improve, but also because there’s no stress involved, since it’s “only” practice!

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