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June 28, 2021
FLOURISH QAL: Supplies from Nestlings By Robin

 We are only 3 days away 
from this fun and inspiring quilt along!
So Exciting!!

Last time we talked FABRICS!
If you are new to the conversation,
go read the introduction HERE
We will wait...
Ok, now that you are back, 
let's talk supplies.
Some of my favorite supplies!
My swirly twirly designs
are back for this project
as well but I wrote the
whole pattern for 
fusible applique' and 
that is what we will 
focus on throughout
the QAL.

 *Still love the Magic sizing 
for PRESSING my seams.
*You see my favorite 
Bohin pencil is back.
That will ...

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August 31, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Supplies from Nestlings By Robin

We are only 3 days away 
from this fun and inspiring quilt along!
So Exciting!!
Last time we talked FABRICS!
If you are new to the conversation,
go read the introduction HERE
We will wait...
Some of my favorite supplies!
Ok, now that you are back, 
let's talk supplies.
I do a lot of hand applique' so
some of these are unique to 
that type of work.
I also like to design a lot
of swirly twirly designs:)

First up, bias vines.
This quilt has a lot of vine work on it.
The blue coil under the pencils is ...

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June 12, 2020
Rockets Red Glare from Nestlings By Robin

LOOK what hit mailboxes
last week!!
The July issue is now out
and yours truly
has a new quilt within
titled, 'Rockets Red Glare'.
THANK YOU Connecting Threads for 
the perfect fabric line,
Hometown Americana II.
It saddens me that so many quilters
feel overwhelmed by applique' 
because, to me, it is such a 
creative and relaxing form of quilting.
Yes, there are sometimes
many pieces to handle but
no more than some of 
the pieced quilts I have seen.
There are times that even I look
at one of my designs and ask,
"who designed all this work?".
Then ...

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January 18, 2020
Where Do You Get Your Design Inspiration? Appliqué Inspiration From Interior Design Fabrics from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'm still plugging away at my Spirit Song quilt top, albeit intermittently.  So far I have four of the twelve 16" blocks completely assembled:


Four 16 Inch Blocks Assembled, Eight More to Go
It's tedious piecing at this point because I'm matching up triangles with seams that don't nest.  Lots of unpicking and finessing to get those triangle points to match up to my satisfaction!  But meanwhile, my mind is on other projects, inspired by everything I see around me.  If you're one of those sensible people who has made a resolution not to start ...

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December 5, 2019
2019 Houston Festival Part 2 from Nestlings By Robin

I truly was honored to be a part of
 the 2019 Houston Festival Faculty!


 Here is my fancy badge and pin:)
 The next 3 pics are of the Sweetest Surprise!!  
There is a gift bag for faculty members where
Quilt industry sponsors 
donate small gifts ....WOW!!
THANK YOU to 
Quilters Select for the Appli-web and thread, 
Fairfield for the batting sample, 
Steady Betty for a fun tool I have never tried, 
RNK for a great tote bag and scissors, 
IQF for the great bag and everything else you did for us, 
Mountain Mist for the baby wool press mat, 

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