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April 30, 2021
Topsy Quilt by Sheila Christensen from Wendy's Quilts and More

I told you I got inspired at the Kapiti Quilt Show last week.  I saw Sheila Christensen's Topsy quilt on her stall, and I remembered that I had bought the pattern back in October at our own guild's exhibition. 

I had promised that I would make new quilts for the bedrooms when we had them painted four years ago, so I decided "this is it".  And I started cutting all my blue fabrics to make a quilt for the room with a blue feature wall.  


I'm making the Queen sized version of Sheila's Topsy pattern, and ...

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April 11, 2021
Stash, Finishes, Bird Fair in Town from Canadian Needle Nana

I've been walking a lot to try to cure this sad head of mine. Fresh air and time passing is working its magic I would have to say. Witnessing the change in nature from winter to spring is also wonderful. 

And sitting out on rocks and logs trying to let the fresh air and woody vistas sink into me. I had this little thing float down on my head during one of those times. I thought it was a leaf. Realizing it was a moth put a smile on my face. Where did it come from with the air ...

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March 21, 2021
Quilting-Scrappy and Hexagons, Leaping Hares and What Do You Think??? from Canadian Needle Nana


It is remarkable how true this is.  Sections of our trails through the thicker wood and the chill just hangs in the air with a noticeable drop in temperature, while mere steps away the sun is beating down warming everything. 
But overnight temperatures dipping well below zero are keeping our little pond a frozen expanse.
The wind has stopped...gosh that made walking so cold in spots.
Including the little wetland below to the left of it. This is a part of our walking trails that is now off limits as even though we have cleats on our boots, we ...

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March 15, 2021
Yellow Dilemma from Gray Barn Designs

It’s Cindy reporting in today with a yellow dilemma. I’m getting ready to join my Grandmother’s Flower Garden Blocks and I have two yellow prints to choose from.

In keeping with my 30’s inspired blocks, both prints are designed by Darlene Zimmerman. The print below is called “Sunshine Garden” and it has triangles surrounded by tiny dots in a random pattern. It’s a gold/yellow print on a white background.

My next print is called “Southern Belles” and it has teeny, tiny x’s and o’s in structured rows and columns. It’s also ...

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March 11, 2021
Progress on hand stitching projects from The Crafty Quilter

I don’t know about you guys, but I like to have a few hand stitching projects going at all times. It seems that during this pandemic, there’s been more time and opportunities to work on those kinds of projects. I think that means I’ve been watching too much television, but that’s what happens when you’re faced with staying at home.

Hand stitching projects

I just finished hand appliqueing my last hexagon flower block to a pieced background. These blocks will become a quilt soon, and I’m very excited about it! Aren’t they bright ...

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March 4, 2021
Pumping Up The Volume from From the Strawberry Patch...

After getting the Star Flower quilt all quilted and the binding attached, I needed a bit more color saturation to brighten the day. I dug deep into my bin of 4.5" square scraps and after a quick pass through the die cutter I set to work on this scrappy hexagon quilt. It's vibrant and fun. I have half of it pieced as it's shown here on the design wall. It will measure 56" X 72" at completion,

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Pumping Up The Volume from From the Strawberry Patch...

After getting the Star Flower quilt all quilted and the binding attached, I needed a bit more color saturation to brighten the day. I dug deep into my bin of 4.5" square scraps and after a quick pass through the die cutter I set to work on this scrappy hexagon quilt. It's vibrant and fun. I have half of it pieced as it's shown here on the design wall. It will measure 56" X 72" at completion,

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March 1, 2021
hand embroidered hexagons from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidery on doodled cloth

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February 28, 2021
embroidery on silk, sampling [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery on silk, sampling

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embroidering hexies and couching gimp from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered hexagons for patchwork and couching gimp

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February 16, 2021
hand embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidery

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embroidery, silk and patchwork from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery and patchwork on silk.

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February 6, 2021
Diamond Star from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

The last time this project was worked on was April 2011.  A long time ago!  It was probably pinned on the wall for me to think about the borders and what to do and then promptly shelved.  

Fast forward to February 2021 and out came the bin.  It was time!  Up on the design wall it went.  What to do with borders?

When it was pinned onto the design wall last week, I could see there were a few areas on the outside sides that needed completion before working on borders.  So, rummaging through my scraps, fabric was found and ...

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February 4, 2021
Pink for January - RSC21 from Samelia's Mum


January was pink month in the RSC2021 challenge.

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January 28, 2021
hexagons and embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hexagons and embroidery

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January 23, 2021
embroidery on cloth and net [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery on cloth and net

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embroidery from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidery, net and a wrapping cloth in progress

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January 22, 2021
Star Flower Sew-Along from From the Strawberry Patch...

I took part in a Sew Along back in 2013. Yes, you read that right; it was here, on a Crafty Fox's blog. As you might surmise I didn't keep up the pace. I did find, when I unearthed box #5 (of 8) of my UFO's this week, that I did have all of the star flowers pieced. Why did I ever lose steam on this project? Well, maybe, it could be all those thousands of Y-seams! Anyway, there's no time like the

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Star Flower Sew-Along from From the Strawberry Patch...

I took part in a Sew Along back in 2013. Yes, you read that right; it was here, on a Crafty Fox's blog. As you might surmise I didn't keep up the pace. I did find, when I unearthed box #5 (of 8) of my UFO's this week, that I did have all of the star flowers pieced. Why did I ever lose steam on this project? Well, maybe, it could be all those thousands of Y-seams! Anyway, there's no time like the

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January 21, 2021
hand embroidery, sampling with net [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidery, sampling with net

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