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November 14, 2021
Sunday Chat – Autumn with Wildlife, and a Recipe from From My Carolina Home

The Autumn leaves hit their peak around our place this week, just stunning. Using my good camera and zooming in on the valley, you can see the bright gold and orange in the early morning sunlight. Driving around the area is gorgeous now, with a lot of crimson red, deep rust and gold leaves everywhere. Settle in for a long and picture heavy post!

Our driveway up the mountainside is covered in leaves, the rain and wind this week brought them down in huge numbers. But enough still remain on the trees to enjoy.

The oak is a russet brown ...

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July 20, 2021
Quilt Retreat Weekend!! from Mama Spark's World

On Thursday, I picked up my friend, Traci, from the airport and we headed north to a quilt retreat.  Our friend, Cori met us at my house and we followed her to Chesaning and had dinner together.  Then we headed to the retreat house and my SIL, Mary met us there.  The four of us had not been together for 2 years!  It was so great to hang out.  We ate, laughed, sewed, watched movies, shopped and

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October 1, 2020
Tutorial for Jack! Learn some helpful tips! from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

This post shares how to make Corner Triangles and how to square them up.  AND...How to build the lower curled portion on Jack's stem unit.

Corner Triangles are used in so many quilt patterns and they are so easy to make!  Jack has a number of Corner Triangles in the pattern and if you've never made's a look at how to, and what to do if they turn out a bit wonky... 

Begin by placing a 45 degree line on the edge of a square or rectangle as shown below, and draw a line ...

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Introducing Jack ~ New quilt pattern from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

Meet Jack!

Jack is now available on Etsy!  Instant PDF downloads for just $8 
Mailed hard copies coming out next week for $10

Cute 12" square wall hanging that can literally be made in a day!

Jack has quite the moment in the pumpkin patch with his friends...then the next minute, hanging over the waters edge.

Placed Prairie Points on the back for a sleeve.  Stuck a stick through them to create a hanger.  

You can see how it is quilted too.  Stitch in the Ditch through the seams... with very simple designs in his eyes, nose ...

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May 24, 2020
An Unmetered Ode to PreCuts from Quilting Studio Adventures

I love PreCuts.  I LOVE them.  Buying fabric is expensive.  Finding a fabric line by a designer might mean hundreds of dollars.  But what if you really love the designer and the fabric line?  Then PreCuts are the answer.  There are Layer Cakes - a stack of forty 10" x 10" fabrics from the same collection - see above left, Chalk & Charcoal by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman.  There are Charm Packs, a stack of forty 5" squares - see above bottom right, Modern Backgrounds More Paper by Zen Chic.  There are even MiniCharm Packs, forty 2.5" squares.  Hiding in the upper ...

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