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February 7, 2019
Snow...2019 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

We woke up to a world of white

here in Western Oregon

View out the living room window...

We will be heading out to do 

chores in the snow...

across the river are the calving barns.

The calves are due in 2 weeks.

In our yard...

Thread Shed and Hen House

We are now across the river,

heading over the hills to the cow barns

to feed the mama cows...

You can see our red barn across the river

@ our place...

These mama cows will be having

their babies very soon.

After all ...

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February 4, 2019
Hexagon Table Runner.... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

It's time for a new...

Hexagons.....always a favorite to hand piece

This is what 170 hexagons looks like

This is how big they are...

A hexagon is measured by one of the sides...

1  1/2 inches along one of the 6 sides

I use a glue stick to baste the fabric to the 

paper hexagon

I am using 20+ fabrics...

some of them are my hand dyes

some of them are commercial batiks

they are all bright and cheerful...

which I need on these gray, rainy days of winter

here in Western Oregon

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August 2, 2018
Piecing Texas Stars from Quilt Obsession

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages and have run into all sorts of roadblocks. The biggest one was the fact I had made very detailed notes and taken loads of photos – all of which are on a hard drive from at least one or two computers and hard disks ago. After wasting far too many hours trying to find them, I finally made the decision to re-do the basic first steps and take lots of photos as I did so as I’ve been asked a few times for a tutorial on sewing these stars.

Ages ago ...

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May 29, 2018
The Heron from If These Threads Could Talk

The Artisan Spirit, Water Garden fabric in this post was given to me by Northcott Fabrics for the Creators Club.

This is my 63rd One Block Wonder, and I love it!  It came out better than I had anticipated.  This OBW started as a 28″ x 42″ panel.

When choosing fabric for a One Block Wonder (OBW)  I look  for a large repeat and a large design in colors that I like.  OBW’s require 6 repeats of fabric plus more if you want to put the original fabric in the border.  With a panel, the repeat is pre-determined.  I ...

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February 15, 2018
Hexagons Raffle Quilt in Oregon! from Selvage Blog

Tina in Pendleton, Oregon made this stunning 88" x 101" Honeycomb quilt 
for her guild's raffle. What a wonderful quilt! 
She used my pattern: Hexagons, (The pattern is for a twin size.)

UPDATE: For info about the May 5 & 6 quilt show, visit: or Facebook. You can get raffle tickets there too.

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