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January 10, 2022
Quilt Finish from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced the binding, put it into an easy to apply accordion fold, and got stitching. I used machine-finished binding for this one to finish quickly. You can see how I do that in my tutorial.  
That makes my first quilt finish of 2022. I have many more quilts that need finishing so this is just one of many. Have you made a list of things you want to finish this year? 

A close-up of the quilting can be found in this post from December 2021.

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December 22, 2021
Long Arm Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This poor quilt kit spent forever wanting to become a quilt. This past week I got one step closer to fulfilling that dream. I loaded it up and got quilting. 
I used this great edge-to-edge design called variety from Anne Bright Designs
It had swirls and flowers much like the border fabric and I thought it was perfect. With so many options it is nice to find the perfect one for a quilt. Now to trim it and get the binding attached.  

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November 17, 2021
Quilt Backing Fabric from Becca's Crazy Projects

Over the last year or so, I've been piecing quilts primarily from my collection of fabric. This is a great way to use what you have but I reached the point where the quilts couldn't become true quilts because I do not have a collection of backing fabrics. I stuffed these three quilt tops into my Spring Water Designs bag and headed out for backings. They always have a good selection of wide backing fabric. 
First was this kit quilt I made using a kit from one of the big box stores. The blue in the foreground is ...

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July 14, 2021
on the go from Making A Lather

 The mint has really done well this year. I have had several versions of mint for years, and, have not done anything with them, except munch on a leaf every now and then. This year, I have started drying them, and making tea with them. I am really enjoying them cold. By now, I don't remember what the names are, I do know, I like the taste of the ones by the rose bush more than the ones in the wash tub. 

I cut them back 2xs a week.

these are the best taste.

I found my on the ...

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August 4, 2020
passing through last week . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Whew!  What a terrific week!  Todd and I usually rent a house on the lake and take a week, but our plans got all shaken up this year due to (what else) and so I thought perhaps the summer might pass us by with no vacay.  But Todd surprised me and I was able to take a week off, and we were able to rent a suite (a bedroom with private bath and a sitting room, with a private entrance) at a Bed & Breakfast in Guntersville – Lake Guntersville Bed & Breakfast – with a stupendous view of the lake, and just a ...

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April 27, 2020
Honeysuckle Rose from Nestlings By Robin

Meet the Botanical Blue collection 
from Connecting Threads.

I am excited to announce 
I have a new kit with them...
The sweet little flowers in that strip 
are fusible applique' done with 
my method of cutting multiples
included in the pattern.

You can find additional visuals on
my blog within post tutorials.
This is also a full pattern 
available HERE on my website now.

"Honeysuckle Rose" is available 
through Connecting Threads 
Product Image
I LOVE to see pics of 
finished designs!

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February 11, 2020
I Finished a Small Thing from 120 Blocks

So that’s how it started. An appliqué kit. Remember those two kits? Well, one of them is now done. I finished it today, and although I’m not happy with how well I did making it, but it is done and … Continue reading

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December 18, 2019
BABY LOVE from Nestlings By Robin

Out on stands now is the 
January 2020 issue of AQ magazine.

 My new design, BABY LOVE, is 
featured within on page 64.
 I was very thankful to have Ann Hamel's 
(AQ's fantastic editor) advice on 
what is trending with baby colors since I 
am not a grandma and so a bit out of the loop:)
 Once I had my lovely Shadow Play 
fabric from Maywood Studios, I 
went shopping for some basic thread
and found the perfect pink with my
mother's name:)
Then it was time to get to work
paper piecing these simple little blocks ...

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