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March 19, 2019
More new techniques from Quilting and More...

I’m working very slowly on the Bethanne Nemesh class I wrote about a little while ago. So this photo shows the various things I’ve been practicing, and I’ll explain what each is. At the top left is the first sample I showed you, with the beaded piping. To its right is a sample with more […]

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March 13, 2019
Learning a new technique from Quilting and More...

If you’ve seen many of the quilts I’ve posted here, you may have noticed that I love to use corded piping next to the binding. Now, though, I may be “kicking it up a notch.” I learned of a class online offered by Bethanne Nemesh, whose work I’ve long admired, so I gave in to […]

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March 6, 2019
Mama Llama Love from Quilting and More...

While in Houston last fall, I ran across this pattern and simply couldn’t resist! The expressions on the faces are just delightful, so the pattern came home with me. I pretty much followed the colors as given on the pattern, since I wasn’t really sure what colors llamas really are, but I gave them a […]

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January 15, 2019
Dresden Neighborhood from Quilting and More...

I’ve just finished this quilt, called Dresden Neighborhood, but I think it should probably be called “Cursed”!

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January 2, 2019
A big ball of string from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I've had more productive days in the past! And there are days when it doesn't take much to make me unproductive. For the last week, I've been quietly searching for a piece of paper - a paper on which I handwrote some things. It was timely that I find this paper. I searched through my e-mail trying to recreate what was on the paper, but I could only get part of the information. So I read all afternoon because I was mad at myself for losing that paper.

Then right after dinner, I came back to the computer ...

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December 23, 2018
Christmas Redwork Pillow from From My Carolina Home

The Christmas Redwork project almost didn’t get finished this season.  It seemed like the days just flew by and I didn’t get a lot of stitching done each week.  Progress was made, but just not quickly.

Redwork Christmas Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Last weekend, stitching resumed in earnest until the redwork was done.  I wanted to add some beads to dress it up a bit as well.

Redwork Christmas Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Small round seed beads were added to the little designs at the bottom.

Redwork Christmas Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Red bugle beads enhance Santa’s hat, and seed beads make the eyes shine.

Redwork Christmas Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Bugle beads put some sparkle in the candy cane stripes ...

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November 16, 2018
Two down! from Quilting and More...

I’ve just finished my little embroidered quilt, and it’s hanging happily on the wall for the rest of the fall season. It’s only about 18.25″ x 18.25″, so it fits almost anywhere. I’m so glad I decided on purple as the accent fabric; I think it brightens up the overall theme.         […]

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October 9, 2018
Apples and cheesecake from Quilting and More...

I belong to an online community of people who are fans of Apple technology. It’s fun group and, even better, no one ever has a mean word to say to anyone else. In fact, I can’t recall a mean word being said about other brands, either, when someone is comparing such-and-such a feature. The person […]

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April 22, 2018
‘Australia’ from Granny Maud's Girl

I am on a roll! Another pattern I have been working on is ready.

This pattern is for a foundation-paper-pieced map of Australia. The pattern is for the block only and includes templates for two sizes: 6 inches and 12 inches. A few minutes by a photocopier could easily convert it to an 8-inch block too.

This block pattern started life as a mug rug, about 6 by 9 inches. In 2016, our sewing group swapped mug rugs instead of Christmas gifts. I started plotting an Australian-themed mug rug in secret, and this is what I came up with.

Prototype for the ‘Australia’ block pattern by Granny Maud’s Girl Prototype for the ‘Australia’ block pattern by Granny Maud’s Girl

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January 20, 2018
Cushion (pillow) assembly from Granny Maud's Girl

It is no secret that I love making cushions (pillows). Cushion fronts are a great way to test colour combinations and practise new skills, such as appliqué, without the committment or workload of a larger project.

Cushion covers need to be removable so they can be washed. For easy removal, a cushion cover can have either:

  • an envelope closure, which is the simplest for beginners
  • buttons, which can feature as a decorative element
  • a zipper.

How I turn my cushion fronts into cushions depends on my mood. Sometimes, I add piping or pompom trim. In the past, I often added ...

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December 31, 2017
Hell has frozen over! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Or so it feels like. It's a wee bit cool this morning and even the girls were quite happy to be back in the house after about 2 minutes outside! I'm guessing we won't be going to the dog park this morning.

Which is great - more time for sewing! It's the last day of the year and time to review that list of UFOs for 2017. I told you, I'm not throwing in the towel until midnight tonight!

I did NOT get any quilts quilted yesterday. I went to the gym for a class - I ...

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December 29, 2017
Not throwing in the towel yet from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


At the beginning of last year, I created the Dirty Dozen list. Twelve UFOs that I wanted to get done this year. Things didn't progress quite as nicely as I would like and of course, I'm not done them all. BUT there are still three days left in the year and I'm doing what I can to get as much done as possible. Oh, that's a bunch of crock! I don't sew after dinner so I can't be too motivated to get them all done! Whatever I don't get done is getting rolled ...

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