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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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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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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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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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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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Last of the orphans

The final installment of my orphan blocks included these four corner stars which were in a straight line. I joined them in a square, added four scrappy borders and a final scalloped border. custodia iphone 7 plus brillantini It turned into a fine table topper. custodia iphone 7 plus specchio My challenge is complete! I finished up four projects in a short amount of time, used up batting scraps that … Read More

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