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August 19, 2019
Little Hourglass Quilt from Repro Quilt Lover

Last post, I laid out goals and a plan for getting more projects to the completion stage.  Now is when I should probably report back on those but, ahem, I’m not ready.  Okay, I’ll be honest because both the goals and the plan accomplished what I hoped they would which was sticking to the same projects long enough to make progress on all three.

quilt blocks in a tray
Three projects…contained by a box and by a plan.
  • Pink Sprinkles: I finished all the squares. That is if you call finishing 105 of 120 all the squares. I am, because the remaining ...

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May 30, 2019
Best Little Quilt Shop from Repro Quilt Lover

This year is my ten year anniversary with Temecula Quilt Company. No, I am not really affiliated with them, I’m just a devoted customer. I first discovered TQC in 2009 when it was featured as one of the top ten quilt shops in Quilt Sampler magazine. It was one of those shops I noted as “must visit if at all humanly possible” and to my delight I was visiting southern California just two months after the magazine was published. That year, 2009, was also my first year of blogging about my obsession love of reproduction quilts so I described ...

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May 13, 2019
Humble Quilt Exchange- Show me your Quilt Linky Party! from Humble Quilts

Here is my sweet quilt from Carolyn. The woman on the needlecase and card is her Great Grandmother. That is so precious!!

Here is a little quilt that I made for someone who got short-changed a bit with her quilt. The scrappy snowball looks darling on this doll bed. 

 We will show the quilt we RECEIVED. If you do not have a blog but the person who made your quilt does, they can post a link to their blog post showing your quilt. (Feel free to make 2 separate blog posts showing both quilts)

I'm so excited to ...

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April 24, 2019
Simply Wednesday from Humble Quilts

Little swap quilts are winging there way across the world and what I've seen so far, you all have made amazing quilts!

While prepping for my quilt lecture I came across several of the little quilts I've received in the Humble Quilts swap. Each one is a treasure!

You have a little bit of time to get your quilt in the mail. If yours is going overseas, I hope it is on the way!

Love to you all!

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March 27, 2019
Don’t Make a Project Out of It from Repro Quilt Lover

When he was little, my brother used to be a really slow eater. It wasn’t just the chewing part, he probably used the same speed as normal people. But, when he got to the table, he would spend time adjusting his plate, his utensils, his glass, getting everything arranged just so. He would put his food on the plate in an arrangement that was pleasing to him. Given his age, he probably made sure that the individual foods didn’t come in contact with each other. It drove my father bonkers. He would let it go for a few ...

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February 15, 2019
Memories of France and Book Sale Inquiry from Humble Quilts

I was going to do a bit of machine and hand quilting on this little Sajou Too, but I was on a roll at our Sisters retreat and just went with it!

 I did add that awesome French General binding when I got home. 
The backing was a map of Paris. 

French General label too!

I went to Portland and finally was able to see the new-to-her salon she moved to almost 2 months ago. It is in a cool historic building above Voo-Doo donuts.

 Champagne chandelier??? LOL
 When the weather is nice there is a little balcony very similar ...

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February 4, 2019
Sajou Too from Humble Quilts

Here was a little start of a block I found in my French General fabric some time ago.

I decided to use that as a center for a little quilt I wanted to make for my daughter as a reminder of our exciting trip to Paris and the countryside for the European Patchwork meeting.

This may have looked better with mitered corners, but hey, its a humble version! I have it layered and basted and will do a bit of machine and hand quilting. 

Hmmm, France in 2015, Italy in 2018, where shall we go next?

I hope you have ...

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June 18, 2018
Small Post from Humble Quilts

A small quilt and a small post!

I've stated to hand quilt this over the weekend. Hopefully send off later this week.

If you missed the hoopla about me summiting Mt St Helens (Not sure how you could have missed it, I was making enough racket! LOL) you can read about it on my other blog HERE. 
I'm still in recovery mode. 
Both the kids came home Sunday to spend time with their dad. I wasn't going to spend it in my sewing room. I don't get to see them often enough. 

So, not much to ...

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June 11, 2018
Mahvelous Monday! from Humble Quilts

 I'm using a few half square triangles for my little swap quilt I'm making.
 I have two containers (from lettuce- the best of recycling!)
That I dump, pick what I need, then trim to size. It is super convenient! Do you have hst's waiting to be used in your projects?
 Here's my little project. It isn't quite as dark as the photo shows, but I still kind of wish I used a bolder print.
Spent some time working on these crazy star blocks designed by Cheri. I make the arrows so I keep plenty of ...

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May 1, 2018
Economics and my poison green phase from Repro Quilt Lover

Have you had "Phases" in  your quilting?  By that, I generally mean choosing certain colors or patterns such as cheddar, pink and brown, red as a neutral, or hexis, stars, log cabins...  I am currently in a poison green phase.  I love it and find myself putting it in everything.  I've seen antique quilts that will have a stray piece of poison green amidst mostly brown or other fabrics and am AMAZED at the quilter's restraint.  Of course, that tiny bit of poison green is, to me, the most striking thing in some quilts and something I endeavor ...

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April 24, 2018
Quilt 59 from Pensando en Quilts

Medidas 32 x 22 cm
Guateado a máquina

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January 27, 2018
Project Quilting 9.2 Entry: Mosaic Falling Leave from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I’m still intrigued by the idea of fabric mosaics, so I thought I’d carry that idea a step further into this week’sProject Quilting 9.2 “Triangulation“. It’s risky… because I’m not sure this will work–it could be a huge failure, but I think it’s worth a try.

Instead of cutting the square fabric tiles,like I did in my last post, this time I’m thinking of stepping it up a notch by cutting the tiny squares into even tinier triangles and placing them onto an overall gridded pattern to replicate leaves ...

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December 29, 2017
Last Friday Post of 2017! from Humble Quilts

 I got the nicest email from Betsy K sharing her Cheddar Cheese and Crackers quilt. It's lovely! (It was published in Primitive Quilts magazine)
 She made one more celebrating her husband's ancestors. In the center blocks she wrote some of their names. So unique and fun! Thanks for sharing Betsy!!
I made 2 more blocks at lunch today! If I was smart I'd do all the cutting first, 
but I don't like working that way. For now I'll work on it a little at a time

Here's my Instagram feed for the past week ...

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November 15, 2017
Wednesday Fun! from Humble Quilts

A couple of months ago Christine K asked if I'd like to join a little quilt swap and I said yes!

 Here is the cute little quilt I received from Rosemary. I love the wool and little dolly. 
Thank you again, Rosemary!
 Here's the adorable backing!!
 Little dolly is keeping watch over my crock of rotating little quilts.
I received this adorable little dress from Wendy in Canada for me to take to Colombia. Thank you Wendy!! I love it and know a little girl will too.

A few more fun photos from Houston:

 How cool is this ...

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September 22, 2017
Friday Fun! from Humble Quilts

Happy Friday!

 Here's a little quilt I finished yesterday for a swap I was asked to be in. Thanks Christine. I enjoy making these little quilts. It is a surprise as to who it is going to, so I can show it here.
I love this ombre backing. 
Here's my inspiration quilt.

I received dresses for Colombia this week!!

Thank you Kathi M, Jan H., and Barb S. I am thrilled to see my dress stack growing!!

I must pass on this sale news. I love kai scissors and will never use another brand of rotary cutter. They ...

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July 1, 2017
Bird is the Word* from Indigo Threads

"Bird" is the word I drew for the Animal Challenge by the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild.  

"Bird is The Word"
19.5" w X 18" h
The word brings to mind so many possibilities....owls, penguins, emus, cardinals, eagles and so on.  But I knew immediately that I wanted to make my bird with Lynn's tutorial.  Lynn blogs at Patchery Menagerie, and her tutorial is available on her Etsy site.  I've long admired Lynn's way with improv and especially her fabric choices.  So I bought both the bird tutorial and the tutorial on making your fabric work ...

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November 15, 2016
Hand Quilting My Little Quilts from Repro Quilt Lover

Quilting...hand or machine?  As quilters, we make decisions, have our preferences, and our biases.  These are individuals choices and when I speak about them I am strictly speaking about my own personal decisions, preferences and biases.  There is no judgment about those of others.  This is my disclaimer because I am going to talk about one of my favorite quilt things, hand quilting, and why I don't quilt my little quilts by machine.

Fine hand quilting and stuffed work - Quilt is in the collection of the DAR Museum

Before I went back to working outside the home full-time ...

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