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July 3, 2019
Carpenter Star - Quilts of Valor Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
my day in the 
Quilts of Valor Blog Hop.

Jennifer over at Dizzy Quilter is hosting this blog hop
Island Batik has been super generous and provided the fabrics
from the new
Freedom fabrics collection designed by Kathy Engle.

I've always wanted to participate in the 
The mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing 
Quilts of Valor.

My first step after joining the 13 other fellow 
Island Batik Ambassadors
to make quilts for our local
Quilts of Valor groups ...

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May 30, 2019
Make It Modern with Hobbs - Trig Play from Creatin' in the Sticks

The May challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Make it Modern with Hobbs.

Today is my day to show
Trig Play
with a new, to me, batting technique.

As Island Batik Ambassadors,
this month is our second industry partner spotlight challenge
we are to use any of the Hobbs Battings provided to create a Modern Quilt.

The biggest challenge this month for me was deciding which of the modern characteristics my quilt might include.
A modern quilt as defined by the Modern Quilt Guild (the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid ...

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November 9, 2017
Disappearing 9-Patch With Layer Cakes BABY QUILTS from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Disappearing 9-Patch is quite popular. My blog tutorial for this quilt style made with 10″ precut squares, Layer Cakes, is one of my most popular. Readers and quilt class students often ask how...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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August 5, 2015
Non-secret sewing! Something for me (or rather, the cat…) from Dimple Stitch

Hurrah! I’ve found something else I can show you which isn’t top secret!

Firstly, a little update on the chickens. The line-up has changed somewhat over recent months, we lost Priscilla (to a tumour) and Betty (fox) within a few weeks of another, which was really upsetting (softie over here shed a few tears…) and meant we were down to just two. It probably would have stayed that way – they were confined to their coop much more often due to fox-paranoia, and I didn’t want to cram more in and overcrowd them. However, a couple of weeks ...

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