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March 4, 2020
SHOP HOP - Sew Fresh Quilts Spring Quilt Along from Sew Fresh Quilts

Introducing my SHOP HOP baby quilt!

Complete with chimneys, and snow covered rooftops, windowsills and doorsteps.

The windows and doorways, neatly trimmed in white, are strip pieced and crosscut, to help make the process quick and accurate.

Knock, Knock!

Who's there?

This crib sized quilt was made using the first two blocks in the SHOP HOP quilt pattern, that will be used as this year's spring quilt along.

Each block represents a SHOP, set in a wintery scene.

The Baby quilt uses the first two blocks in the pattern.

I quilted organic wavy lines using my walking foot ...

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January 18, 2020
Prairie Points & Mug/Rug Swap from caledonia quilter

This is another one of those quilts where I hoped the maker would not come and pick it up after quilting.  Sadly, that didn't happen and it has gone back home.  The name of the block is Granny's Stars.

Prairie Points are definitely a challenge.  Once it's loaded on the longarm, flip the points OUT, baste one inch inside the base of the points, and leave the basting in.  Don't quilt anything beyond that - the maker will be turning the backing under and needs that space to work in.

The yoyo's added another bit of ...

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October 10, 2019
How To Make An Old House Look New from Pippa Patchwork

Having your own house will be a great achievement for you. It does not matter if you are the one who has it built or already had. The important thing is it is yours, and you can have new beginnings in it.

If it is old and used, it does not mean it will stay as it is. You can always make it new and yours. 

1. Renovate Rooms

This will be one of the solutions if you want some things to change within your house. Maybe you would want to merge two rooms into one or have a bigger ...

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October 4, 2019
How To Make Your House Look Nicer from Pippa Patchwork

Home is said to be the place where you belong. That will say much about your house too. Truly, the things that you own will show some of your personality. If a person likes things to be simple, they would go for things like. Sometimes, people with the free spirit would go with bolder patterns and colors. But no matter what category you are in, it is important to have them nice.

And as said before, your house is one of your belongings. You do not have to spend too much to have it look nice. With these tips, your ...

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June 13, 2017
Project Drab to Fab: Outdoor Table from in the fold


Sad looking table at my front door.  

I needed a new top as the old one was weathered beyond fixing.
 I purchased a 30" round table top from Menard's for around $30. 

Sanded the top a bit and then painted it white with acrylic outdoor paint

The rest of the paint is acrylic craft paint from Hobby Lobby. 

I had a basic sketch of the design, but I found as I painted it evolved.

I was challenged by the large green leaves and how to make them look finished. 

Tried several ideas for veins in the leaves,  but then ...

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