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March 12, 2019
Pineapple Borders (Finally!) and More Flying Geese from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'll bet you thought you hadn't heard from me because I was sewing up a storm over Lars's graduation quilt, didn't you?  Well, progress has been made on that front, but we'll get to that in a minute.  For today, we're taking a little detour and revisiting the long-overdue borders for my pineapple log cabin quilt.


Look Who's Getting Borders Today!
First, I'm adding a 3/4" finished border (same size as the pineapple strips) in Kona Solids 196 Blue Jay, and after that I'm adding a wider border in a ...

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March 3, 2019
My March OMG Requires Reinforcements: Teaching My Mom How to do Foundation Paper Piecing from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Look Who Learned Foundation Paper Piecing Today!
I looked at my calendar last night and realized that I only have seven weeks to get this quilt top made if I want it to be ready to quilt when I get back from Quilt Week at the end of April, and I gotta be honest, folks -- I was feeling panicked.

But then I remembered how much fun I had with my mom -- and how much sewing we got done in a relatively short period of time -- when she helped me make my Victorian Christmas caroling costume:

My Ridiculous Caroling Getup, Made ...

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January 23, 2019
If The Shoe Fits from The Snarky Quilter

For a few months in 2018 I photographed shoes on people’s feet at rest and in motion. Why shoes? One of my volunteer jobs requires me to spend time in a theater lobby, and sometimes I have nothing immediate to … Continue reading

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August 20, 2018
Free-Motion Framework Quilt Panels From Spoonflower from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Grab Your Quilt Panels Today! I’m so happy to announce the new release of Free-Motion Framework PANELS! These 36″ x 36″ square panels are directly inspired from the best-selling...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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July 22, 2018
Quel Fromage! This Quilt Is Cheesy! from Gefilte Quilt

There are many stacks in my sewing room, and one is comprised of potential handmade gifts: small quilts, brooches, fiber necklaces, and of course, UFO's - unfinished objects.

When planning a visit with an old (or new) friend who has admired my creations, I go through the pile, searching for something they might like; if necessary, I finish and personalize it for them.

It's a challenge if I don't know the person well and/or have never seen their home. What's their style? Minimalist? Flea market clutter? Black-and-white? Rainbow?

So I often bring choices. We recently headed ...

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April 28, 2018
In Process... from From Edge 2 Edge

This is a work in progress. I have added some additional color enhancements to the base design. Not sure what I am going to add next, but I know more work is going to be done. The quilting is done on it so anything I add will be to bring out texture or create more flow across the piece. The original piece was a black and white design that I had printed at Spoonflower.

The first image is the base I started with. It had some additional yarns and ribbons attached, but after looking and studying the piece for months ...

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February 12, 2018
Best Dog Fabric Ever: I Shoulda Bought 30 Yards from Gefilte Quilt

Here are two of my most adorable creations, one age 19, and the other one born in mid-December: 
(Note DD's winter fashion boots, designed to simulate bare feet.) 
(Just kidding, we're in Southern California, she's barefoot and didn't get frostbite.) A closer look at the purse:
Whatever you're eating. they want:

I encountered this fabric while rifling through the remnant bin at the legendary Britex fabric store in San Francisco a couple of years back. The half-yard was cheap and discounted - I think it was $15 - but they also had yardage, which was much more ...

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February 1, 2018
Playing With Spoonflower from The Snarky Quilter

One of the reasons I took all those photos in 2017 was to build up a stock of images I could manipulate and print out on fabric. I got an early start in December when I succumbed to a special … Continue reading

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November 4, 2017
Pillow Pals Spoonflower Cut & Sew Project Sewing Demonstration from Craftcore

Earlier this week, I posted a video on the Craftcore YouTube channel demonstrating how easy it is to make cut-and-sew projects from fat quarters purchased from Spoonflower. So fast! So easy!
You can order the cut & sew fabric that I used for this project from Julien & Emily on Spoonflower – the specific design is Red Fox but there are many great designs to choose fromĀ in their shop.

When you order one of the Pillow Pals project fat quarters, the fabric features the pieces you’ll need to make one pillow pal, plus a few mini pals too. Watch how easy ...

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October 16, 2017
From Russia, With Guilt: PutinCrafts from Gefilte Quilt

I feel guilty.  I must confess. I made a Putin tote bag.

The back features Rasputin, and a matroyshka doll pocket.

Then, as penance, I made a Putin pincushion.

[UPDATE: It's just been pointed out to me that, with the pins, he looks like actor Ray Walston as...

 ...My Favorite Martian! Except MFM was a sweet guy. Image courtesy Wikipedia.]

How did I come to make crafts featuring a murderous and corrupt dictator who messed with the American elections by fomenting hatred on social media, and possibly penetrated our voting machines?

Well, in my weak defense, I ordered the ...

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June 9, 2016
New Couch and New Old Hutch from Jerisew(s)




The twin bed that was up in the studio belonged to our oldest granddaughter, and it was reclaimed by her back in March.  We decided to replace it with an Ikea couch that folds down into a bed that is just slightly bigger than a double size.  The only color it came in was a light beige, which was really going to show any dirt.  I decided to make a slip cover for the seat part and also cover the two big back pillows.  I remembered a couch covered with a big measuring stick print at the Spoonflower headquarters in ...

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