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August 17, 2019
Beth Hunter Class from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

My large quilt guild, Pride of the Prairie, had a blogger friend of mine speak at our guild meeting Thursday and also teach a class on Friday.  Beth Hunter of IHAN (I Have a Notion) spoke on threads and thread painting.  Her class was on thread painting.  I saw one of her blog posts about thread painting last summer, and recommended her as a speaker.  What I didn't know at the time is that Beth used to be a member of this quilt guild (before I joined). 

Since I don't free motion quilt, I knew that learning to ...

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August 4, 2019
Convergence from Quilting and More...

A couple of weeks ago, I took a local class to learn how to make a Convergence quilt, as written about by Ricky Tims. We actually began two projects in class, but my second one is a total dud! These things happen. My first effort was marginally better, though I really should have used four […]

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June 9, 2019
A new cushion from Quilting and More...

The other day I happened upon a lovely embroidery motif at Kreations by Kara, and it was on sale. Hmmm … how could I resist?

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May 1, 2019
Smaller version … from Quilting and More...

My last post showed a pair of small quilts that will be gifts. Each measures approximately 21″ x 27″ — not large, by any stretch of the imagination. However, I’ve just finished another version that is even smaller: 12.5″ x 16″. All of the designs for both sizes came from San Francisco Stitch Company, and […]

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April 23, 2019
Two gifts finished! from Quilting and More...

Some time back, I posted a few pictures of some embroidered blocks from San Francisco Stitch Co. I was making two sets of the larger (4″) blocks and one set of the 2″ blocks to use in three small quilts. The 2″ blocks are now a quilt top (not pictured here), but I haven’t yet […]

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April 7, 2019
Hummer! from Quilting and More...

Oops! It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted anything here, but time has just slipped by. I’m still working on a Christmas project with embroidered blocks from the San Francisco Stitch Company, part of which project you can see here. In addition, I’m also knitting a cardigan to use during summers in our overly-cooled public […]

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April 2, 2019
2018 – Delectable Yellow from Lotus Cove Quilting

I just realized that I hadn’t posted on this blog about the quilt I made last summer for my daughter, who is now a junior at SUNY Geneseo, majoring in Art History. The school’s colors are blue and white, so it doesn’t completely match.

Long enough for her dorm bed, this was made from indigoes and yellows from my stash, using a modified Delectable Mountains block and free motion quilted on a longarm. While I hoped to make a dent in the dark blues, my stash is still blue-heavy.
2018 Delectable Yellow
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 3
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 2
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 1
This was before I bought my longarm, so ...

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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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