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November 27, 2021
A visitor and a quilt block from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Our younger son flew in last Saturday to spend the holiday with us, and his visit was just the boost I needed to bring me out of my funk. Here he is with John yesterday, checking the roasting chickens on the rotisserie.

We always cook two so we have leftovers and so I can freeze some of the meat for a casserole or chicken pot pie at a later date. Plus, it doesn’t take any longer to decontaminate the kitchen after prepping two chickens as opposed to just one, so may as ...

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April 9, 2021
Brown bear walks to Grandma's from The Academic Quilter

 Hello everyone, and happy spring! We are in full bloom here, and the weather has been really nice. It feels so great! Of course, it also feels kind of sneezy and scratchy, but who even cares? It's like waking up from a very, very long sleep. I have been sewing quite a bit lately, so you know I'm feeling quite a bit better. I think getting the vaccine helped me a lot, and so does the sunshine. Not to mention that this nightmare semester is almost over! Pandemic teaching has been the worst, but at last we are ...

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November 1, 2020
A dog in the house from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

Last week was the first week since April that didn’t still feel like April because it wasn’t just the two of us in the house like it has been for months on end. Our son Ross came for a visit, his first vacation since he started his job last September after graduating from college. It was sweet of him to drive 1,200 miles to see us old folk even though there wasn’t much to do once he got here. He brought along his not-quite two-year-old Australian Shepherd which made things interesting because we’ve never had ...

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July 10, 2020
Summer Sew Camp! from Expect Moore

I am so excited to announce a project I’ve been working on for weeks and weeks… Summer Sew Camp! This is a week-long set of projects designed specifically for teaching kids how to sew. First of all – YES! Adults can play along as well (of course!) But I have designed this with kids in […]

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June 12, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Blogger has made some changes to the blog drafting tool and I'm trying to give it a go before it becomes the standard. It appears the intent was to make the tool easier to use for those writing their posts on mobile devices. I draft my posts using my desktop computer. I can type faster, pull content faster, and generally get from idea to blog post faster on my desktop than I can with my mobile device. I've been blogging either with a desktop of laptop for almost seven years. Change is hard. I just wish the new ...

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May 8, 2020
Nine patches for Paula from The Academic Quilter

Hello all, and welcome to my stop on the blog hop honoring Paula Budinger. Paula was a good and gentle spirit who blogged about the quilts she made at Paula B Quilts. She made a lot of scrappy quilts for kids, and donated almost all of them. I got to know her through Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, where Paula often linked up her creations. She and I sometimes chatted back and forth, like ya do, about her quilts, especially the antique quilts she collected. And she was a Wisconsinite as well, so we had a small connection there, too ...

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May 4, 2020
Bias Tape Appliqué from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my fellow makers!

It has been a while since my last post, I missed so much connecting with you! To make a good come back I decided to co-design a wall art with my little one, Carlota. She loves to participate in my projects, and I love to keep her busy and motivated with creative tasks.

When she showed me her drawing of a rainbow that is also a sun to bring joy and happiness to our lives, I decided to use the bias tape appliqué technique to translate her idea into our quilty project. Today we will talk ...

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April 2, 2020
Here Comes the Sun – Coloring Page and Mini Quilt from 627 Handworks

We’re all in this together. After seeing a lot of rainbows and interesting window art on my neighborhood walks, I wanted to join in. I created an image in Illustrator and put it to fabric.

Here Comes the Sun Mini Quilt 627handworks.com

Here are the two images I digitally designed to choose from:

HereComesTheSun-JulieHirt

IN-THIS-TOGETHER

I chose to make the former, hoping once this quarantine ends I can hang my mini without negative associations.

Since this process was a first for me, I wanted to share how it was achieved. If you choose to make one, it’s more of a guideline than a traditional pattern.

My mini ...

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Here Comes the Sun – Coloring Page and Mini Quilt from 627 Handworks

We’re all in this together. After seeing a lot of rainbows and interesting window art on my neighborhood walks, I wanted to join in. I created an image in Illustrator and put it to fabric.

Here Comes the Sun Mini Quilt 627handworks.com

Here are the two images I digitally designed to choose from:

HereComesTheSun-JulieHirt

IN-THIS-TOGETHER

I chose to make the former, hoping once this quarantine ends I can hang my mini without negative associations.

Since this process was a first for me, I wanted to share how it was achieved. If you choose to make one, it’s more of a guideline than a traditional pattern.

My mini ...

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December 31, 2019
Year-end fun from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

We closed 2019 with two wonderful outings. In November, we enjoyed the Houston Symphony’s performance of the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back.

In mid-December we returned to Colorado for the Denver Art Museum’s exhibit Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, which was FABULOUS. The collection took 3½ years to curate and includes more than 100 paintings. We invited the boys to go with us, and their first response was to decline – more than likely with wrinkled noses, rolling eyes and shaking heads.

My three favorite men in the world.

A couple weeks later while chatting ...

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December 18, 2019
Have some fun with PLAYROOM fabrics! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Playroom-Banner_600pxDon't you miss being a kid sometimes? I remember when I was younger, I just wanted to grow up as soon as possible, but who didn't right? We all wanted to be grown-ups! If only I could tell my younger self to relax and enjoy being a kid. Sometimes we need to enjoy the simple things in life, whether it's going out to eat ice cream, watching a movie, or playing some board games—  we could all use a little playtime! Which brings me to the latest news here at AGF, with Mister Domestic's latest collection ...

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June 1, 2017
New Studio Space for Quilting from DreamWeaver's Quilts Quilt Epiphany Blog

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! Remember this room? This is the lovely room over the garage in our house. It’s about 13′ x 33′, with a walk-in closet as well as a bathroom not included in those measurements. My oldest daughter has lived up there (in the largest space in the … Continue reading New Studio Space for Quilting

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December 17, 2016
Cars and Trucks, Oh My...a Quilt for Kids from The Joy of Sewing...and Quilting, Too!

At long last, a new quilt design to share. I've been working on this fun wall hanghing for babies and kids since July of this year, but it was sidelined as the seasons changed and I took on new editing work in addition to my part-time office job at a pre-school. I had such fun designing this new quilt for kids, featuring vehicles that kids love. Wouldn't it be the perfect wall hanging for a child's room? Toddlers will love this bright and colorful quilted wall hanging...and it's a great teaching tool for words and ...

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December 22, 2015
Easy Doll Rag Quilt & Pillow Tutorial from My Fabric Obsession


I’m happy to participate in the Riley Blake Stitch 'n Kitchen Holiday Blog Tour! During the month of December, several bloggers are sharing fun holiday projects, some gift ideas, and favorite recipes. The tutorial I'm sharing is a great gift idea!

Project Details:

This super cute and cozy doll rag quilt is the perfect gift for little girls. It works especially well with 18-inch dolls. Add in the coordinating raggy pillow, and you have an adorable set!

Finished Size - Quilt: 19” x 19”, Pillow: 7.5" x 4.5"

Here is the "Recipe" for this quilt and ...

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