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Mystery Quilt REVEAL

Oh, dear. This post is very long overdue. The Mystery Quilt Reveal for 2018 was in October. It was a small gathering at my house, and the results are truly amazing. Here’s what was shared:Andrea made one block and turned it into a pillow. This is Ruth’s version. Very subtle color/print changes in the aqua. Karen made this sophisticated looking double sided table runner.Completely different on the other side. This … Read More

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A Quilt Miracle

This is one of the most challenging of quilts I have ever quilted.  It is entirely hand pieced. I loaded it onto the long arm machine, and you can see it is not laying flat. I am showing multiple angles to record my dilemma. You can see the dark pink printing streaks that were sprinkled throughout the quilt top. Look how many pieces were joined together to make the pink … Read More

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2018 UFO Challenges

This is the February UFO ( Un Finished Objects) challenge, a quilt top that was donated to me that is well-pieced and pleasant colors, but didn’t feel quite large enough to call finished.So, I auditioned different borders.I tried this 30s novelty print, and the colors were right, but the scale of the pattern was overwhelming.This one had the right colors, but the scale was also a bit too much.I think … Read More

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My Studio

Here I am with my thread collection for the Gammill. Have a look at my studio through the eyes of another quilter. Barbara Black is a quilt maker/educator from Huntsville, Alabama who recently spent 3 days with me while she taught a class for Canyon Quilt Guild and was our guest lecturer for June. We had a wonderful time together. Here are pictures and comments she made about my studio.

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More Royal Family Kids Camp quilts

My talented friends are also GENEROUS! This quilt is sure to be someone’s favorite.  I think the challenge fabric was used well. I especially love the borders on this one.Remember these fabrics from the last post? This is quilt number 2 from that challenge. And–check out the back! This is really a two sided quilt. So bright, so happy, so fun! This heart quilt was donated by a friend of … Read More

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My Talented Friends

My dear friend, Ginny, donated a few bags of fabric to me, and I gave each of my Bobbin Buddies Quilting friends a stack to make a quilt top for Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for children in the Foster Care system. My friends make the tops, then I quilt and bind them. I love the way this one turned out! Some kid is going to be really happy! … Read More

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GREAT idea!

A friend of mine made this primitive little quilt top, she didn’t want it turned into a small quilt–but wanted it to be made into a pillow. After discussing options, we decided to turn it into a pillow case! See how cute it is? There wasn’t enough fabric for a whole pillow case, so what to do? We used a coordinating fabric to make the cuff and the back, and … Read More

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Playing with scraps

It all started with a garbage bag full of scraps. Thousands of scraps. This is a tiny stack of them.I laid them out, processing each of them into the maximum length and width to be the most efficient.I put them into piles to make assembly line sewing faster.I stacked them up next to my sewing machine and went to town.After the addition of each log, I took them to the … Read More

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Get ‘er done!

One of my goals for 2017 is to finish up as many projects as possible. I started out with seventeen Puss in the Corner quilt blocks from my friend Michele. They were part of a block exchange. Although this is nothing fancy, I just used alternate plain muslin blocks and had this quilt together lickety split! Quilting was simple and fast, and the resulting lap quilt is ready to be … Read More

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BIG NEWS–This quilt was also accepted at AQS Daytona Beach!!

This is exciting news! The quilt is going to be competing at the AQS Show in Daytona Beach, Florida. Those girls get around more than I do!! Wish us luck.   Paducah, Kentucky, USA –” Slicing Seven” (Patt Anderson, Clara Gibson, Wendy Held, Pam Kay, Kay Laboda, Sally Parrish and Diana Price) from San Diego area are semifinalists for the 2017 AQS QuiltWeek® – Spring Paducah, Kentucky April 26 – … Read More

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