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August 19, 2019
Little Hourglass Quilt from Repro Quilt Lover

Last post, I laid out goals and a plan for getting more projects to the completion stage.  Now is when I should probably report back on those but, ahem, I’m not ready.  Okay, I’ll be honest because both the goals and the plan accomplished what I hoped they would which was sticking to the same projects long enough to make progress on all three.

quilt blocks in a tray
Three projects…contained by a box and by a plan.
  • Pink Sprinkles: I finished all the squares. That is if you call finishing 105 of 120 all the squares. I am, because the remaining ...

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December 17, 2018
Red and Green 30, 31, 32 from Virtual Quilter

With sashing …

… without sashing.

I like the version without sashing. 

I would like the last one more without sashing … sashing breaks up the overall design too much.

Something to think about … do you support quilt designers?

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December 8, 2018
Red and Green Quilted 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

I go a little bit overboard with Christmas decorations, though with limited time left this year it could be hard to tell from this years effort, but I must make another tree before next year, and decorate it with mini pictures of virtual quilt designs. One like the one above would look great tied to the tree with a ribbon.


Mind you, as I went through boxes to pack and unpack last year I found a lot of UFOs, including many tree decorations which will eventually need some trees to hang onto as well.

Of Course, there is always room ...

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July 31, 2018
A Maryland Album Quilt from Repro Quilt Lover


Back in March 2016, I wrote a post about a signature quilt I had acquired and called it “nearly” my holy grail of quilts.  It is a special quilt with beautiful Turkey red fabric appliqued in a fleur de lis pattern.  It also has lots of names and places that I’ve been able to research and trace the quilt to a church community in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.  There is still much to do with it but it will be set aside for a while as I think I have found a new, exciting project.  It is an album quilt from ...

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February 21, 2018
I'm stitching from Repro Quilt Lover

Worcester Beauty - A Maryland Album Quilt Block C-1
Stitched by Taryn Faulkner

  I'm stitching as fast as I can which, unfortunately, is still pretty slow.  This is block C-1 from a pattern called Worcester Beauty-A Maryland Album Quilt.  It is an almost exact reproduction of a quilt in the collection of the DAR Museum (link to quilt images here) and was part of the extraordinary Eye on Elegance exhibition from a couple of years ago.  Debby Cooney is the owner and gave permission to the AQSG Maryland seminar committee to pattern her quilt as a fundraiser.  In addition, some ...

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Still stitching... from Repro Quilt Lover


I've been stitching nearly every day but it's on the same project so I don't have anything in the way of results to share yet.  Instead, let's focus on the process.  Personally, I love a peek inside others' supply boxes and am very attached to my own little box of tools so I thought I'd open it up for you.

I am working with a group of very talented stitchers to make a reproduction of a friend's antique album style quilt.  I mentioned it in my last post.  Well, you know how these group ...

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December 21, 2017
Elegant Geometry Exhibit - Taft Museum of Art - Post 1 from Repro Quilt Lover

Medallion quilt from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum
2008.040.0014
Seen at the Elegant Geometry exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

I like to give myself presents.  After all, I know exactly what I want and I don't judge my own quilt obsession.  In fact, I think it is perfectly normal.  You do, too.  That's what I like so much about you.

My special gift this year was a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, to see the Elegant Geometry quilt exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art.  If you are a ...

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October 27, 2017
Double Dipping from Sew Preeti Quilts

I have not one but two finishes to share :-D  But first the background story.
Quilts 15 and 16 for '17
Specifically the cream background. You see, the Wild Nectar fabrics with a cream background did not make the cut for Esmeralda, because they would not stand out against the white background.

Poor Contrast with White
But they are too pretty to ignore. Just need a better setting to highlight their beauty.
I also had some fabric left over from the border, binding and the backing.

4-patch blocks from backing, binding and border

And these leftover squares now beckoned to ...

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November 17, 2015
applique wreath from quiltsalott

I haven't done any applique for the best part of a year and was having withdrawal symptoms so pulled out a block to prep. This is block number 10 from the Beyond The Cherry Trees quilt. The pieces you can see in the photo are now ready for sewing down onto the background fabric.

I had to think about how to tackle the circular wreath in the middle and decided to use the starch and iron method of preparing the applique pieces.
I cut the paper circle from two thick layers of freezer paper and ironed it to the ...

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