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January 13, 2022
In the bleak winter...P.Q. 13.1 All the colors from Sew Sunshine

Time for Project Quilting 13.1 first challenge of 2022All the colors is the theme over at Persimon dreams website. I have been doing quite a few of these challenges since some of the first seasons. Sometimes you need a boost to get started on something. This challenge was perfect to start because it is so cold and blah outside right now. This quilt is 40" x 55" fabric from stash, low volume

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December 24, 2021
Low Volume Scraps from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Yippee! -  I was able to squeeze in one more quilt finish in 2021.




One type of scraps I have been heavily focused on recently are my low volumes.  I tend to use the really low volumes up pretty quickly.  But those that have a lot more volume tend to pile up.

I decided to chop them up into 3.5" squares and make a quilt from them.  I added in some black scraps for maximum contrast.




I really am pleased with how it turned out!

Back in November I shared some early progress and was disappointed with some of the ...

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October 31, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Some New Starts from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Even though the end of the year is still a couple months away, I am starting to evaluate my scraps to determine what type of scraps I want to focus on next year.  My biggest scrap peeve right now is my bins are full of tiny bits (or crumbs).

So 2022 is going to be all about purging those from my scrap bins.

I decided to go ahead and start this month with my gray scraps.




Once I pulled all the small bits from my scrap bin, I realized that a few crumb blocks a month were not going to ...

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May 14, 2021
Hands 2 Help - progress from Sew Sunshine


I continued my scrap usage when making this little baby quilt for the H2H quilt drive.

Mine is going to Little Lambs. I know so many quilt makers that are sending several but I was only able to get this one done in time. Truthfully I support a local Quilt for Kids group and have already delivered several to them this year. 

 I used a free pattern over at Sew kind of wonderful for this tree. It was great because I already had sorted a bunch of 2.5" strips into scrap piles and that is just what this quilt ...

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March 4, 2021
Pumping Up The Volume from From the Strawberry Patch...

After getting the Star Flower quilt all quilted and the binding attached, I needed a bit more color saturation to brighten the day. I dug deep into my bin of 4.5" square scraps and after a quick pass through the die cutter I set to work on this scrappy hexagon quilt. It's vibrant and fun. I have half of it pieced as it's shown here on the design wall. It will measure 56" X 72" at completion,

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Pumping Up The Volume from From the Strawberry Patch...

After getting the Star Flower quilt all quilted and the binding attached, I needed a bit more color saturation to brighten the day. I dug deep into my bin of 4.5" square scraps and after a quick pass through the die cutter I set to work on this scrappy hexagon quilt. It's vibrant and fun. I have half of it pieced as it's shown here on the design wall. It will measure 56" X 72" at completion,

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February 23, 2021
Finishing the Low Volume Quilt from From My Carolina Home

When we left off the Low Volume Quilt, I had the top made and was ready to quilt it. I loaded it on the longarm and auditioned thread colors. It might have been nice quilted in pink, but I didn’t have pink cotton thread. I think kid quilts should be quilted with cotton rather than polyester thread. So, I chose to do it in white cotton thread, with Warm and Natural all cotton batting. The backing is the same dot print as the border.

I still had the pantograph called Pansies from Urban Elementz on the longarm machine from ...

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February 19, 2021
Low Volume Quick Quilt from From My Carolina Home

These pretty pastels were part of a box of fabrics that a friend of mine was destashing. I thought they were lovely, soft and perfect for a little quilt for charity.

I originally planned to write this up for a guest blogger post for another blogging event, but I changed my mind and decided to show it here. I actually started it a couple of weeks ago during a Zoom Virtual Retreat.

This is an easy and fast way to put together a quilt top, just sew long width of fabric strips together in any width you want. These are ...

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August 14, 2020
Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Quiltmanufaktur


Vor ziemlich genau zwei Jahren habe ich einen neuen Workshop für das BERNINA Creative Center konzipiert, den Double Wedding Ring.

Ich bekomme bei der Gestaltung von neunen Workshops immer freie Hand und kann Sachen ausprobieren, die ich selber interessant finde, aber noch nie gemacht habe. Das ist ein spannender Prozess, denn das Aussuchen und Ausprobieren klappt nicht immer auf Anhieb.....

Den Double Wedding Ring hatte ich schon lange im Auge. Das ist so eine romantische Idee hinter dem Motiv, oder? Die vielen Varianten, die man im Netz findet, sind für dich gesehen schon eine Herausforderung und sich dann seine eigene ...

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August 3, 2020
The Quiet Road from From the Strawberry Patch...

There's a kind of quiet the descends on the house after children leave; it's a weird stillness that settles around you like a blanket, one that's impossible to shake off. You're aware of the hush all over again each time you pick up a forgotten Lego, book or sock from its resting place left in their wake. It's the same every time, sweet memories of time shared together filling up the empty spots

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The Quiet Road from From the Strawberry Patch...

There's a kind of quiet the descends on the house after children leave; it's a weird stillness that settles around you like a blanket, one that's impossible to shake off. You're aware of the hush all over again each time you pick up a forgotten Lego, book or sock from its resting place left in their wake. It's the same every time, sweet memories of time shared together filling up the empty spots

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June 29, 2020
My New Good Vibes Fabric for Benartex Contempo from Christa Quilts

Debut day is here!

This is my sixth fabric line for Benartex Contempo Studio and I’m thrilled with it! There’s nothing more exciting than seeing your name on the selvage!!

good vibes by christa watson for Benartex
Good Vibes: saturated prints on the left, low volume prints on the right.

Good Vibes consists of 10 colorful, saturated prints and 10 low-volume prints, all with a geometric theme. The fresh citrus colors of orange, lemon, lime, and turquoise are going to look great in so many kinds of projects!

And of course there are a few neutrals thrown in to make the line super useful as ...

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March 23, 2020
SEW THE RAINBOW! from That's Sew Kerry

Travelling Quilt Bee 2019





A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be part of a Travelling Quilt Bee it was an amazing experience for me, I made some great 'virtual' quilt friends many of whom I am still in regular quilty contact with, as well as being a great opportunity to try new things and develop my skills. This was largely due to the fact that back then I wasn't overly brave when it came to fabric choices, colour palettes or block/pattern choices and had a real tendency to stick to what I knew and ...

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March 22, 2020
6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Skill Builder from Quiltmanufaktur

Anfang des Jahres hatte ich bereits meinen Skill Builder Quilt fertig, aber aus privaten Gründen nicht die Kraft und Muse, Bilder zu machen und einen Text zu formulieren. Ich dachte mir, dass wenn es mir besser ginge, die Zeilen dann schon von selbst fließen würden. Das jetzt eine andere, sehr irritierende Zeit mir die Möglichkeit gibt, diesen Blogpost zu schreiben....


Ich bin meinen 5 'Quilt-Buddies' Dorthe Niemann, Katharina Märcz, Verena Schmidt, Nadra Ridgway und Gesine Brüning so sehr dankbar für das Stemmen dieses gemeinsamen Projekts! Drei Jahre haben wir unsere Köpfe zusammen gesteckt und dabei sind drei wunderbare Quilt Projekte ...

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November 16, 2019
6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke: Mariners Compass from Quiltmanufaktur


Willkommen auf meinem Blog!

Heute geht es in den Oktober mit dem Skill Builder Quilt beim 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Quilt Along und ich darf euch den Mariners Compass vorstellen.


Etwas History

Der Block Mariners Compass ist ein sehr alter Patchwork Block und wurde vermutlich schon im 18. Jhr verwendet. Er basiert auf der Windrose / Kompassrose, die auf Segelkarten gezeichnet wurden. Diese dienten den Schifffahrern zur Navigation, bevor der Magnetkompass in die moderne Seefahrt Einzug fand. Um die Pfeile markanter zu gestalten, wurden sie mittig geteilt. Das eine Teil des Pfeils wurde hell-, das andere Teil dunkel gestaltet. Dadurch erreichte ...

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October 4, 2019
Transitioning from From the Strawberry Patch...

I teased with this picture of stacked stars in a previous post. This quilt is a welcome transition from all those bright fabrics used when making Frank. This is a long-abandoned project that needed to be brought to the front burner. I am inspired by Country Threads and their "Dirty Dozen" challenge this year. (The premise: identify 12 UFOs and give each a unique number from 1-12. Each month a

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Transitioning from From the Strawberry Patch...

I teased with this picture of stacked stars in a previous post. This quilt is a welcome transition from all those bright fabrics used when making Frank. This is a long-abandoned project that needed to be brought to the front burner. I am inspired by Country Threads and their "Dirty Dozen" challenge this year. (The premise: identify 12 UFOs and give each a unique number from 1-12. Each month a

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September 12, 2019
Textile Art: Textural Heart from madebychrissied

Textural Heart by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Who doesn't love hearts?
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