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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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Another quilt top rescued

My friend and I went to a porch sale, and she scored this wonderful, although wonky, Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. It was not rectangular, it was crazy wobbly at the edges, it was not symmetrical, it had a LOT of issuesBut it turned out to be a spectacular quilt. It took many hours, but it was a pure joy to bring it to life. custodia piquadro iphone 6 plus Don’t … Read More

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Bow tie quilts

I received a garbage bag full of hand pieced blocks. I have machine pieced the blocks together and have made 5 prayer quilts with them. Here is a sample.I LOVE bow tie quilts. It was one of the first quilts I ever made, and I had no idea what I was getting into. My first one had “y” seams and was a real challenge to make, so it was only … Read More

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Orphans no more

I think this is called the friendship star. My friend, Sally, gave me 19 of these. The challenge was to turn them into something wonderful. I made one more block so I could assemble them 4 across and 5 down.Once I did that, I had to audition borders. custodia iphone 7 con brillantini The black is OK.Half square triangles makes it too busy.I kind of like the blue on the … Read More

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Can you stand me bragging one more time about our fabulous quilt? This link gives a little bet more background and some detail shots of the quilt. Check out Melissa’s blog: My friendship quilting group called the Bobbin Buddies WON at Paducah! Watch the video link. custodia iphone 7 in vetro temperato CLICK HERE This is our Quilt Entry, the Balboa Park Conservatory. We won first place on it. custodia … Read More

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Basket weaving in Old Town

It is such fun to work in Old Town, San Diego. custodia iphone 7plus con batteria There is a small basket guild that meets monthly. They invited me to teach a small market basket class. custodia iphone 6 mirror It is the one pictured in the front left of the table.The requirement here is that we wear period appropriate attire. That was easy for me (second to the left) because … Read More

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Hand pieced bat blocks

I didn’t know the name of these blocks, so I went to my Encyclopedia by Barbara Brackman, and sure enough, there it was! Then I did a Google search and found many, many variations on them. There were a few settings to choose from, but I settled on this one. custodia silicone iphone 6s originale These little blocks were hand pieced with brightly colored thread. custodia iphone 6 rosa antico … Read More

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More orphan block wonders

This was one of 17 blocks of it’s kind that were gifted to me by my friend, Sally. custodia iphone x unicorno The 4-patches in the corners are not so good. custodia ricarica iphone x The 9-patch in the center is not so good. custodia militare iphone 7 plus But someone took the time to assemble them all together, so my challenge was to make them look as pretty as … Read More

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Make a primitive heart!

Don’t you just LOVE hearts? I especially like primitive ones. custodia mimetica iphone 7 I have many heart quilts, so this one is more of a table runner or banner type. This is an original design that I made up to teach my quilt guild how to do a primitive heart. Pretty fun and pretty scrappy.Let’s make a primitive heart!Remember: Primitive is not sloppy, just naive or untrained or child … Read More

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