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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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May 30, 2019
Best Little Quilt Shop from Repro Quilt Lover

This year is my ten year anniversary with Temecula Quilt Company. No, I am not really affiliated with them, I’m just a devoted customer. I first discovered TQC in 2009 when it was featured as one of the top ten quilt shops in Quilt Sampler magazine. It was one of those shops I noted as “must visit if at all humanly possible” and to my delight I was visiting southern California just two months after the magazine was published. That year, 2009, was also my first year of blogging about my obsession love of reproduction quilts so I described ...

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January 29, 2019
“Step Back in Time” with Paula and Mary Ellen from Marcus Fabrics

Congratulations to Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison on the release of their latest book, Step Back in Time (Martingale).  Reproduction-fabric collectors and antique quilt lovers alike will love this the much-anticipated follow-up to Tributes and Treasures!  The Red Crinoline Quilts design duo presents an all-new, jaw-dropping collection of 13 of their vintage-inspiredquilt patterns. Each quilt design is paired with a fascinating historical account from the 1800s. More than 70 beautiful photos capture the style and sentiment of this unique era in American quilting history.

You’ll enjoy recreating their designs with your favorite Paula Barnes collections, including BALTIMORE HOUSE ...

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December 3, 2018
IQF Traditional Quilts from Humble Quilts

Here are several of my traditional favorites from the IQF Show 2018 in Houston.
Click on any photo tag to get a close up of the maker and quilt info.

 The toile was so beautiful.

I applaud anybody who executes a Sue Garmen quilt in the entirety!


 And another Sue Garmen pattern.




 This blog post HERE of Barbara Brackman's was about the best explanation of Quilts de Legende in English.










 One of my favorites. It's crazy, busy, intricate, traditional... amazing! All in one quilt!


 This was probably one of my favorites too. That quilting speaks to me!




I ...

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February 5, 2018
Railroad Crossing from Humble Quilts


Recently a reader of my blog, Donna, shared this quilt with me. She saw it on my blog and I sent her a swatch of fabric and this is her masterpiece! It was designed by Cindy Blackberg and you can get info HERE. (I'm not sure how current it is)



She got word recently that it got juried in to International Quilt Festival Chicago and will be hanging at the Houston show! I'll be sure to get a photo with it Donna!  It is gorgeous!
I thought I'd share my friend Laurie's quilt here again. 

And ...

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