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December 26, 2020
Leela from Sew Preeti Quilts

One week before Christmas

Me: If Dan has no other plans, ask him to join us for dinner on Christmas Eve. 
Paul: Will do.
Me: Do you know what you want to eat?
Paul (excitedly): Let's get Chinese...like in Christmas Story. 
Me (realistically): Are you sure Dan will be OK with it?
Paul: I dunno. 
Me: Let's just do the regular turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes etc.  We can do the Chinese for New Years, when it is just us.
Paul: OK. Then let me pick up the meal from Harris-Teeter.
Me: How much?
Paul: $50 for turkey ...

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October 30, 2020
Our (Property) Values from Sew Preeti Quilts

The year was 2005. I was working as a junior planner in Fort Lauderdale. Broward County was conducting a public hearing on a proposed light rail line connecting the western part of the county to downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The beginning


Before Touch-up

After Touch-up (Head, Flower & Shoe completed)

Growing Trees

Roofs under Construction


Colorful Tiles!!!



Housing Project


I remember arriving at the venue about 4:00PM, setting up easels showing the area maps, flip boards and markers, and sign in sheets with several pens. The event began at 6:00PM with a formal presentation from the Florida Department of Transportation ...

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August 6, 2020
Sparkle Jane String Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

Sparkle Jane (Daughter) wanted to try out a new technique–foundation string piecing.

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She using the tan as a constant diagonal line in the blocks, adding random strips of controlled scrappy colors as she went along.

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Narrow sashing between the blocks finished it off.

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She enjoyed the technique, but didn’t love the colors.  But, it was worth finishing, and it is finished, and that (as we all know) is good.

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July 20, 2020
Eggs and Bacon from Sew Preeti Quilts

Happy to be Scrappy


Me: Good morning
Paul (groan)
Me: Would you like some breakfast?
Paul: Do we have bacon?
Me: I don't think so.
Paul (Bigger Groan + A Whine)
Me: I can make you an egg sandwich.
Paul: Without bacon??? Why did you wake me up anyway?


How to put these together?

The smaller block needs help

Black floral + orange/yellow stripe is better than just the stripe


Matched size = Success

And so it grows!!!


Eggs without bacon is an insult...at least in Paul's opinion.
So when this cute pig ended up next to the eggs ...

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May 18, 2020
Backsplash Quilt – The Pattern Testers from Blossom Heart Quilts

Every time I design a quilt pattern, I get so excited to see the quilts that my amazing testers make! These wonderful ladies each make a quilt top to help troubleshoot any hiccups or niggles in the quilt pattern before it gets put out into the world. And the quilts the made for the Backsplash quilt pattern are no exception to their amazingness!

Baby Backsplash Quilts

The baby Backsplash quilt is a neat 45″ x 45″ – a perfect play mat size, and then becomes a toddler quilt once they’ve grown up a bit!

Janet made two different baby Backsplash ...

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May 8, 2020
A Finish & A Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

One lucky reader (commenter) will get a free pattern - All the Diagonals, from Mell Meyer.
Just leave a comment, completing this sentence.  After the Covid induced coma is over, I will...

And now, let the eye candy begin.  You heard about Quarantina earlier and saw her glimpses on Instagram.  Here she is - my Covid Child (thus named by Rebecca of Cheeky Cognoscenti).

Paul is promoted to Model

You know when you cannot decide between cake and pie?
When you want both chocolate and strawberry.
When you don't want to choose between the ocean and the mountains...hold that thought ...

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March 30, 2020
Garden Party from Sew Preeti Quilts

I have a new finish - Garden Party.

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But first the back story.
In 2015, I made this quilt - Terrace Garden and set it aside.

Terrace Garden


Some time later, Paul asked me for a quilt.
Me: For?
Paul: Chad's wife has a new baby.
Me: Boy or Girl?
Paul: Girl.
I showed him Terrace Garden and he approved.
Chad was appreciative and sent this picture.


Such cuteness!!!

And that is the best thank you for a quilter - send them a picture of the quilt with the recipient!!!



Six years passed. I met Chad and his wife at ...

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January 20, 2020
Improv Tumbler Wall Quilt from African Wax Prints from Selvage Blog


This is one of my recent quilts in a series made with African wax prints, an improv tumbler design with a solid khaki (Kona) background. I source the fabrics on Etsy.com from sellers in Africa, the US and the UK. Buying a scrap bundle now and then adds even more variety to my collection.  Wax prints are a little bit shiny and stiff, but soften with washing. The fabrics come with large stickers attached. Sometimes it's hard to get the stickers off, and then there's the adhesive to deal with. So I just cut around the sticker ...

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December 5, 2019
African Wax Print Quilt from Selvage Blog



This quilt is the first in a series made from African wax prints. I love the African vibe that comes from using these bold colorful prints with solid black. The triangles are pieced, but the prints provide most of the design punch. I like that eye-catching sunflower in the middle.

This quilt is available for purchase on Etsy. Four are listed now, and more coming soon.

African wax prints are available online from Africa and the US. Etsy is a good place to start collecting wax prints. Most of these fabrics are offered for sale in 1 yard and 6 ...

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November 12, 2019
A Piece Of… Blog Hop: All About Angles in Mermaid Cove + Giveaway from Goer

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

Today is my stop on the Island Batik A Piece Of... Blog Hop. I'm sharing my Mermaid Cove lap quilt.

 

I took this opportunity to make an All About Angles quilt with wider starting units. I enjoy teaching this class and every time I teach it I have more ideas for variations. A giant thank you to my students for inspiring me!

The quilt is approximately 65" x 75" and it was quilting by Tami Levin of The Quilted Lemon with Hobbs 80/20 batting. I ...

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