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January 11, 2014
Super Secrets Revealed from The Animated Librarian Quilts

As I have mentioned before I am a proud member of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild. Not that my quilts are all modern but I love the way they hold a meeting. We have the general agenda where announcements are made, the new bee block is revealed and whatever else needs to be said. Then there is the sharing, always awesome. Usually we have a demo of a technique after that and then we sew together for hours. It’s a great day.

A few months ago we were told that our president was not planning on running for ...

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September 19, 2013
September Modern QAL and Progress from The Animated Librarian Quilts

Here she is

P1010223This month’s block was called Escalator. If you look at my compadres blocks at And Sew We Craft you’ll notice, as usual, mine is a bit of a departure. However, it does fit nicely with the rest of my Modern QAL blocks. I got the little owl fabric at a vendor at the San Diego Quilt Show earlier this month. I made swiss cheese of my little fat eighth fussy cutting these guys but I think it was worth it.

Meanwhile the puppies became this


and are currently in this state


I am trying to ...

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August 27, 2013
August Modern QAL, Sprouts and Puppies from The Animated Librarian Quilts

First things first, I present to you my August Modern Quilt-A-Long block


Don’t you just love the birdies? Last month I used a lion in the middle and this month that center square just seemed to be screaming out for something special and what do you know? I just happened to have these little cuties in my stash.

Although I have not been blogging this month I have been relatively productive on the quilting front. Now that I have basted my sisters quilt I have been quilting and burying many many threads. Not much to show at the moment ...

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July 22, 2013
A Finish! …and progress from The Animated Librarian Quilts

The big news is I finished my first quilt! It’s the bug jar


Here’s a pic of the finished top. Just a stitch in the ditch quilting technique to get my feet wet.


Here’s a nice mitered corner that I did on the binding (yeah me!)


I used a fabric on the back called “Mr. Toad Gets Dressed” from 1996 that I happened to have lying around in my stash


Here’s a close up.

I brought it to quilt guild and shared it and immediately gave it up for charity. Don’t get me wrong, I ...

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