Category Archives: Gifts

Granny Squares Quilt

When I was in 5th grade one of the things we did at recess was to make granny squares, by crocheting. Rene, who one of my best friends, had a grandmother who was an award-winning crocheter. She taught Rene, who … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest through the trees.

Can you feel the breeze blowing through the trees? This is the second, hand-quilted, tree quilt where I used the idea of creating the feel of the breeze blowing through the trees. Freehand quilting is definitely not as easy as … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap; or unwrapped, depends on how you look at it…

You remember when I first bought all this Marcia Derse fabric, at the Grand Rapids AQS quilt show? I recently finished putting it together as a quilt. And finally gifted it, to our first-born daughter, Krystal, and her husband, Dustin. … Continue reading

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Head Over Heels in Love

That is what I’m calling my newest quilt. Perfectly fitting, not just for the quilt, but for the overwhelming feelings I am having right now. Introducing our newest grand-daughter, born just this week. Kanga Roos now has a legitimate name. … Continue reading

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Thousand Pyramids quilt

Remember this quilt? And how my grown son, Paul, wanted me to “fix” his childhood/young adult/adult  current favorite quilt? Most of you were cheering me on, anxious to see what I did with it. Well, it is on the back … Continue reading

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It’s just what I always wanted!!

One of our girls used to exclaim that as only a 4-year-old can. I’m not sure if she didn’t know how to respond to a gift, she didn’t ask for, or if it really was “just what she always wanted!”. … Continue reading

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Have I told you lately???

Just how much I love zippers??? I think they add so much to a project. Not just better usage of a bag, but an extra zing of detail. And it never hurts when you get a package in the mail … Continue reading

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Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Spring 2013 ~ Handquilted

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson “Leave a Trail” December 2012 100″ x 100″ Machine pieced Hand quilted by myself Welcome to another Bloggers’ … Continue reading

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Double zippered, open wide pouch

An original bag, loosely adapted from Noodle-head’s medium-sized, open wide, zippered pouch. This one is for my husband. He doesn’t get zippered pouches made for him nearly often enough. I am really lacking in the guy fabric department but I think this birch … Continue reading

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Listening to an old quilt talk

They really do talk if you take the time to listen. And while this quilt is not that it is “that” old, it still speaks volumes. 1989 was not that long ago. 24 years? That’s nothing in the life of … Continue reading

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