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December 31, 2021
2021 - My quilting year in review from Wendy's Quilts and More

It's 31 December, so time for my end of year wrap up.  At the end of each year I like to look back on the goals I set myself at the start of the year.  

2021 finishes

My priorities for 2021 were:

1a, 1b, 1 c, 1d and e... Millefiori Quilts

I've done quite well on that goal.  My Raindrops are Falling on my Head quilt is just finished, and I'll blog about it soon. I've called this quilt Bollywood. You can see it in the background on this photo.


I also finished Dancing Cheek to ...

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July 2, 2021
30 June check in from Wendy's Quilts and More

We're half way through the year, so it's time to check on progress against the priorities list I made at the start of 2021. (You can read it here.)

1a, 1b,1c,1d.... were all quilts from Millfiori Quilts 4 by Willyne Hammerstein.  I've done quite well on that front.  

Everybody Wants to Rule the World


Not Your Grandmother's Garden


Trans-Tasman Bubbles


Bollywood



2. Topsy by Sheila Christensen.  I just picked it up from my long arm quilter this morning and I'm so pleased with it. My son's 21st birthday is in July and ...

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December 30, 2020
2020 - My quilting year in review from Wendy's Quilts and More

Wow! What a year that was!

My 2020 finishes

At the end of each year I like to look back on the goals I set myself at the start of the year.  This year my goals were:

1.  to move away from English Paper Piecing to hand piecing with a running stitch
2.  to find a method of applique that suits me.

I've done well on my first goal of improving my hand piecing.  I even made some videos about hand piecing and put them on YouTube.  You can find them here


And as for my second goal, I ...

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April 29, 2020
Are You Juggling Too Many Balls? from Professional Quilter

One of my clients recently commented that with all her responsibilities she felt like she was juggling a lot of balls in the air — managing the shop, its employees and its inventory, her charitable obligations, and her responsibilities with two young kids at home plus her husband.

And this was before the challenge of COVID that we are living in today. Now she added home-schooling for her kids.

Can you picture yourself there?

I certainly can. At any given time I have content to write or deliver related to ICAP and our Members’ Studio, lectures and workshops to prepare for ...

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April 22, 2020
Getting Myself Organized from From the Strawberry Patch...

While cleaning out a closet the other day (one of my daily habits currently-- closets, drawers, cabinets, nothing's off limits for a good purging) I came across eight UFO's that needed attention; well, truth be told, I came across more than eight but whittled the number down to eight (I chucked a few! Gasp!!) that I am either invested in enough, or love too much, to cull from the line-up. So,

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Getting Myself Organized from From the Strawberry Patch...

While cleaning out a closet the other day (one of my daily habits currently-- closets, drawers, cabinets, nothing's off limits for a good purging) I came across eight UFO's that needed attention; well, truth be told, I came across more than eight but whittled the number down to eight (I chucked a few! Gasp!!) that I am either invested in enough, or love too much, to cull from the line-up. So,

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January 10, 2020
My quilting priorities for 2020 (and the Peacock Party) from Wendy's Quilts and More

It's the start of a new year, so it's time to think about what I'd like to make in 2020.

I have two main quilting goals for 2020:
1.  to move away from English Paper Piecing to hand piecing with a running stitch
2.  to find a method of applique that suits me.

I'll be keeping those goals in mind as I work on these quilts below in 2020.

Here are the quilts I've already started and really want to finish in the first half of 2020:

1.  Ballet with Kaffe Fassett by Willyne Hammerstein ...

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October 4, 2019
I've been busy. . . from Elsie Quilts

I cannot believe the last post was more than a month ago. But I have been busy. I'm working on a charity quilt and one for my living room wall. 

The charity quilt is small so will likely wind up in one of those silent auctions where people either go big and buy a week in the Bahamas, or want something small for a gift. 

The living room is getting an original. We bought new furniture including a long, low TV stand. Not wanting to put it on the wall meant it dropped below the electrical outlet and cable ...

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