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January 18, 2021
Design Wall Monday - January 18, 2021 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good Morning Quilters!  Well, I had 6 units completed last Monday, and said if I increased by 50%, there would be 9 completed by today, and there are now 9.   If I increased production by 50% again, it would mean 9 + 4.5 units.....13.5 completed.  Not happening, as that would be pushing production too much and this factory (me) has quality control issues if I run it too fast.  Here are the 9

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December 14, 2020
Design Wall Monday - December 14, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good Morning Quilters!  This morning Covid 19 vaccines are being distributed all over the United States.  That makes me happy.  Also, it snowed this last weekend, one of those wet snows that makes me want to make a snowman.  I think the east coast is getting snow this week.I finished another May Day Basket block.  This makes 20 finished and 10 to go.  I am actually enjoying French knots more and

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December 7, 2020
Design Wall Monday - December 7, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

This is the first Monday in December.  I admire all of you quilters who have your Christmas decorations up and your gifts made/purchased.  I have just started to think about Christmas, and the only thing I have done is put out Christmas placemats and napkins on our kitchen table.  But as I said last December.....I try to remember to forgive myself for all the things I wanted to get done and

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September 7, 2020
Design Wall Monday - September 7, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good Morning Quilters!  September is starting to feel like fall in Michigan.  Last week I bought a white pumpkin and a mum to cheer up the front porch.  I found out the white pumpkin I bought (called “lumina”) is orange inside and can be cooked and eaten just like a regular orange pumpkin.  I am bringing it inside every night to protect it from the raccoons and other night critters around here.My

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July 27, 2020
Design Wall Monday - July 27, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good Morning Quilters!  There has been lots of family visiting this week, and not much quilting going on.  Here is the only picture I can share: I only have a little bit to do to finish it up, but it isn’t quite done yet.  Hopefully, you will have more to share with us than I do.   We are having lots of fun, enjoying the lake, and spending time in the sun.  Here is a picture of us

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June 29, 2020
Design Wall Monday - June 29, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Hello quilters!  Happy 4th of the July this week.  I love flag quilts and have many.  Here’s a link to how I made a replica of an 1862 crib flag quilt.  (Here).  It is in the room with me right now, ready for the holiday weekend coming up: The zigzag blue plaid quilt is back in Grand Rapids on the design wall.  I put it there and put up more potential columns of dark/light plaids.  I

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June 15, 2020
Design Wall Monday - June 15, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

June 15, 1963.....57 years ago today.....my wedding day.  Such wonderful memories, and such fun to still be in love with my dear hubby.  God is good. I finished the embroidered square I was working on, and started another.  This is the completed one: It amazes me that the same patterns are published over and over with different names as artist.  For instance, I just saw on

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June 8, 2020
Design Wall Monday - June 8, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good Morning Quilters!  It is going to be a beautiful month - I can feel it.  The Broken Herringbone quilt is coming along slowly, but I’m in no hurry.  Here is the progress:  Four columns sewn together, and another two columns laying out (sewed to each other) and ready to attach to the four previous ones.  This method with partial seams has me watching the video again every time I return to

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June 1, 2020
Design Wall Monday - June 1, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Two projects are on my “design wall” this week.  I continue to make embroidered baskets, and the lilac one is finished.  There were a lot of lilac petals.  After I picked a bouquet of lilacs this week, I noticed that each little bloom has four petals.  In the embroidery I just finished, each little flower has 6 or more petals.  If I ever embroider another basket of lilacs, I will change the

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May 30, 2020
Design Wall Monday - May 25, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the

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May 18, 2020
Design Wall Monday - May 18, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good morning quilters!  I had a fairly non-productive week and hit a “coronavirus self-distancing slump” .  I am over it now, and have started sewing again.  The May Day embroidered baskets are back out, and I’m working on two.  The one I just started has some of my favorite flowers in it - lilacs.  Do they grow where you live?  Are they in bloom now?  For me, yes and no.  Yes, They grow in

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May 4, 2020
Design Wall Monday - May 4, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

May is here!  This UFO finish was one I saved for May.  In honor of May Day, I finished the final border on my Buds in a Basket quilt that I started a long time ago.  When I began, I enlarged the quilt by making more basket squares, and then it got put away before borders.  But Sunday, I added the last border, and this UFO is ready for the long arm quilter.  I am celebrating May with it.

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April 27, 2020
Design Wall Monday - April 27, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Thanks for all of your birthday wishes last week, you made me feel special, even during these no physical contact times.  I did get a lot done.  I finished another May Basket block, and also made good progress on the redwork quilt border flowers. The May Basket block directions said to use six strands of floss for the French knots, but after I made a few, I decided they were too big, and took

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April 20, 2020
Design Wall Monday - April 20, 2020 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

How are you?  I had a birthday Thursday, and my internet friends kept me in smiles all day long.  Facebook puts me in touch with people I’ve known at various places/times throughout my life, and it brought me lots of good memories.   Plus all the telephone calls from children and close friends.  It was a birthday that made me feel very blessed, even though we didn’t go anywhere or do anything

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