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February 17, 2014
New and Rebooted Books from The Snarky Quilter

Two books I’ve been perusing recently have made me feel like Janus – looking forward and backward.  The look ahead was Lucie Summers’ Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspirations. The look back was a reissue of two books by Pat Speth and Charlotte Thode, called The Big Book of Nickel Quilts – 40 Projects for 5-Inch Scraps.

I’ll start with the look back.  Speth and Thode’s book is a combination of Nickel Quilts and More Nickel Quilts.  There’s no new material or quilt patterns.  All the quilts are based on 5 inch fabric squares that are cut ...

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February 7, 2014
This Candy Won’t Rot Your Teeth from The Snarky Quilter

I’ve continued with the Project Quilting challenge, which has a candy theme this week.  My sweet treat for this challenge is Necco Wafers.  They were my reward for being quiet in church when I was very young.  They lasted a long time if you ate each piece individually, they weren’t messy, and they were my version of communion wafers.

Necco wafer photoAs I’m not really a candy person I wouldn’t have done this challenge if I hadn’t wanted to try a new (to me) technique.  Oh, I enjoy fine dark chocolate and eat Twizzlers when my dark ...

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August 24, 2013
Can you see what it is yet? from Tuppence Ha'penny Quilts

Earlier this year, two of my sisters came to stay and we got onto the subject of quilts. The one made for my step-mum's 60th has gone to my youngest sister now, and the two middle sisters requested one of their own. A's is to be made of Melody Miller - and that's causing me some problems, I can tell you!! The thought of giving so much precious Ruby Star away, especially as now there is to be no more....

Anyway, as usual, I digress.... C originally asked for her quilt to be an alphabet of animals, and ...

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