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April 29, 2022
A Lovely Parting Gift from The Snarky Quilter

It’s hard to say goodbye to a friend who is moving many hours away. I know, it could be much further away, with visits possible only by cross country or ocean trek. Still, the easy spontaneity of living a mere 20 minutes from each other will be gone.

Since we are both arty types of course we gave each other handmade farewell gifts. I created (with the help of Shutterfly) a book of my friend’s photos she had shared with me. In return she created a mixed media piece she called “Expecting to Fly.”

“Expecting to Fly”

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March 21, 2022
Friendship Throw Quilt in Frankie! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a mockup of the Friendship quilt pattern in a brand-new fabric collection called Frankie by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.  This beautiful fabric collection is a great example of making Friendship as a scrappy quilt rather than using five fabrics as the pattern is written.

Friendship is a log cabin quilt pattern that includes Throw, Twin XL, and Queen sizes.


The Friendship quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.

The Frankie fabric collection is available at Green Fairy Quilts right here, Fat Quarter Shop right here, and Etsy right here.


Get a ...

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November 6, 2021
A Very Old WIP & and Squirrel from Needle and Foot

Since my shop closed, I have been working hard to take all of my sewing supplies out of the guest room and downstairs to the shop area. I want to have a ‘real’ guest room and since we have family coming for Thanksgiving, now is the time to finish this project. As it goes, I found lots of forgotten projects while cleaning out the guest/sewing room. One was a scrappy rag rug I knit back in 2016. I loved this little project but didn’t know what to do about the knots where I joined the strips when I ...

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October 22, 2021
Friendship Throw Quilt - Throw Size in Moda Grunge! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have a Throw size Friendship quilt to share today!  I'm excited to get this one posted on the blog because it's made with one of my favorite blocks in my favorite color!  

The Friendship quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.


Three Sizes!


The Friendship quilt pattern includes three sizes - Throw, Twin XL, and Queen.  The Baby and King didn't work out mathematically while preserving the symmetry of the design.

The Queen size Friendship quilt I made can be seen in this blog post over here.



Ombre Friendship Quilt


The Friendship quilt ...

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August 25, 2021
Red Heart Quilt for My Friend from Tea Rose Home

A few months ago, I found out that one of my dear friends for over 23 years was going to have open heart surgery in August. I wanted to do something special for her and pretty much immediately, an idea to make a heart quilt came to my mind. I talked to our mutual friends about the idea and they were all on board.

When I went through breast cancer three years ago, I was gifted with a special pink heart quilt from a talented group of friends. I was so surprised and touched with everyone's generosity and every ...

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April 30, 2021
Friendship Queen Quilt Kit in Abalone Batiks! from Busy Hands Quilts

My Friendship quilt pattern has been kitted in the Queen size by Connecting Threads in their brand-new Albalone Batiks fabric collection!



The Friendship quilt pattern includes three sizes - Throw, Twin XL, and Queen - because those are the only sizes that worked out mathematically to actual quilt sizes while preserving the design, mostly because the design requires symmetry.  The design is a tad different in each of the three sizes.


The Abalone Batiks fabric collection is a beautiful collection of purples, blues, and greens.  You can see the entire collection ...

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February 14, 2021
Valentine's Day from From the Strawberry Patch...

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day.

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Valentine's Day from From the Strawberry Patch...

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day.

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December 2, 2020
The Magic of an Encounter from Where Art & Life Meet

The most magical times in my life have been those moments when I met someone and the connection was instantaneous or they did or said something that was particularly moving and memorable. Likewise there have been places that felt magical, like some sort of spiritual vortex, inexplicable, yet utterly unique and beautiful. And there are… Continue reading The Magic of an Encounter

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May 19, 2020
INCONTRARSI...CHE BELLO from appunti patch



Kahlil Gibran ha scritto che...
“Il ricordo è un modo d'incontrarsi”,
Ed io per questi due mesi ho incontrato ricordando e benché serena per questi incontri pensati, mi mancavano gli occhi che si illuminano mentre parlo con una persona, il sorriso sotto la mascherina, il movimento delle mani di chi ti spiega...
Oggi sono uscita per la seconda volta senza dover andare in ospedale x i controlli.
La prima boccata d’aria l’avevo presa una settimana fa andando in farmacia, a bere un buon caffè ristretto e amaro, a raccogliere due foglie cadute sul marciapiede e poi ritorno ...

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April 9, 2020
Courage is not the Absence of Fear… from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m not sleeping much these days. The up-side is I’m getting a ton of stuff done. Also, photographs of empty New York City streets, though eerie, have a certain grace to them. I only venture out every few days, but when I do, I’m struck by the same things: the exquisite beauty of New York… Continue reading Courage is not the Absence of Fear…

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March 23, 2020
WHY DO YOU QUILT? from That's Sew Kerry

A Question Often Asked




I've had this post rattling around in my head for a while, something has always stopped me writing it, I'm not sure what really but now in the midst of 'isewlation' due to this horrid Coronavirus outbreak it seems like a good time to finally get it out. For those of you that have read the dreaded 'C' word and immediately got put off - it is the only time it appears here.


What on earth are you doing? What's the point in cutting up perfectly good pieces of fabric into smaller ...

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December 9, 2019
So Thankful for generous friends... from Nestlings By Robin

Look at these FABULOUS antique feathered 
star blocks that I received from a 
friend at guild the other day!

Someone had brought them to another
meeting she went to and asked if
anyone wanted them. She knew
of someone who would....

ME!!
WOW!
There are a few that need a bit 
of TLC but someday they will 
make an amazing new work
of art for generations to admire.
THANK YOU, SUE!

What would we do without friends
that think of us when we least expect it?
It would be a lonely, sad world indeed!

Now I challenge me & you to ...

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October 21, 2019
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway + Post Surgery Cami Pattern from Tea Rose Home

Before I dive into the giveaway details, let me visit with you wonderful readers. If you prefer not to read it, you can skip to the end. :)


This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much for reading my post and leaving the comments. My hope is that we can support, educate and lift one another by talking about breast cancer. The winner for the giveaway is...

@queenscarlett (she entered on Instagram)

Congratulations! I hope this little gift can brighten up your friend who is battling the cancer. Please DM me your info.


As I mentioned in my last post ...

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