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January 4, 2021
Progress with Leaders and Enders from Podunk Pretties

Hello Happy Quilters!  Come on in and join me in doing a little happy dance.  I can't tell you how happy it makes me to have finally mastered the leaders and enders method.  This method of piecing 2 quilts at once has been around for many years but Bonnie Hunter is the one who brought it to life.  She has written 2 books just for this method.  You can find them here in her shop.  


 I was hoping to share a video made by Bonnie about this method but she hasn't made a short video tutorial about leaders ...

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January 1, 2021
Moo-ving On Ringo Lake from Podunk Pretties

 Well here we are, a New Year and a time when some of us think about a fresh start.  I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring.  Many of you, like me, might be considering finishing up some UFO's and planning for new quilt-a-longs.  There's a couple quilt-a-longs I've been thinking about joining but nothing is set in stone.  Right now I'm working on a 3 year old mystery quilt called On Ringo Lake by Bonnie Hunter.   Bonnie's patterns are great for scrap busting but I usually cut mine from scraps, fat ...

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July 17, 2020
~ Dutch Delight Quilt and Other Stuff ~ from Podunk Pretties

 Hello Happy Quilters!  Just thought I would pop in for a little update on the happenings in the Podunk Studio.  Lets start with my most recent new project.  It is an impulse project.  I've been admiring this quilt since seeing at quilt market.  The name of the quilt pattern is Dutch Delight by Jill Finley.  The simple design with pops of color won me over immediately.  Jill's quilt patterns almost always have a little bit of applique.  I love the way she can take a simple design and give life.   So as soon as the pattern was released ...

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June 23, 2020
~ Home Again BOM ~ Block 13 ~ And a Little Khaleesi Update ~ from Podunk Pretties

Howdy Quilting friends!  I'm super excited to be working on the last 4 blocks of the Home Again BOM by Erin Russek.  Hopefully I can have them all complete by the time she releases the setting instructions.  You can find all the FREE blocks in one convenient spot on Erin's blog by clicking HEREClick here to see the rest of my blocks.  I'm also excited to have my Hunkering Down quilt almost finished.  It's the yellow quilt in the background of my block 13 below.


This last couple of weeks have been super busy.  Summertime ...

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March 17, 2020
~ Pinch of This and That ~ from Podunk Pretties

Hello! Happy Quilters!  Spring is in the air and it won't be long before we start seeing spring flowers peeking up through the dull Podunk winter landscape.  The next few weeks will be filled with a lot of extra outdoor chores.  So I'm working hard to finish up a few projects.  This weeks project is the Gingerbread Man quilt.  An afternoon dig through the stash produced this cute little print from Bonnie and Camille's Smitten line of fabric.  It's perfect!


Years ago when I first started buying designer fabrics the selvage of fabric was often was ...

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January 31, 2020
~ Blue and Yellow UFO ~ from Podunk Pretties

Most of this weekend was spent working around the house catching up on much needed housework.  At the end of the day I would sneak out to the Studio, clean up a little and get in a few minutes of stitching before collapsing on the couch exhausted.  The wall hanging below was one of the things needing cleaning.  The picture is from a previous post because this gal is soaking in a washtub of color catchers and detergent.  It's one of my favorite wall hangings. The applique was designed by Erin Russek of the One Piece at a Time ...

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October 29, 2019
~ Walking the Dog ~ #sewmessy ~ from Podunk Pretties

Everyday as soon as the sun comes up Khaleesi and I go for a walk.  We first start out on the road for our long walk.  We walk between one to four miles everyday.  This long walk benefits us both.  German Shepherds are high energy dogs requiring lots of exercise and attention.  Making sure she gets lots of exercise so she isn't so demanding inside the home is a must.  On rainy days when we don't walk she is quite the challenge.  It's worse than having a 2 yr. old child.   The walk for me is about ...

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October 28, 2019
~ Playtime and Rotary Cutting Tips ~ from Podunk Pretties

Do you remember this cute little bundle?  This bundle of  Flower Sugar Rose Kiss by Lecien was curated by Pat at CottageCoutureFabrics on Etsy.  It's been next on my cutting table for months.  I can't tell you how excited I am to finally be working with these darling prints.  


After pressing each fat quarter I had to lay them all out for the full effect....GLORIOUS!


Then it was off to the cutting table where I noticed an issue(below).  Can you see the waves in the fabric?  That's not a fabric error, it's a pressing ...

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October 8, 2019
~ Laura Ashley Quilt Finish ~ from Podunk Pretties


It's done!  This simple Disappearing Nine patch took way to long to complete and way to long to photograph.  How long have I been working on this?  Since the beginning of July!  You can see the original post here where I discuss the pattern source and fabrics pulled.


The quilting went very smoothly.  I used a couple of different size heart templates, one made from paper and the smaller heart in the green squares was a plastic template.  Both were traced using a water soluble blue quilt marker, then free motion traced using Superior Threads 100 wt. White Micro ...

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