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Garden Party

AKA Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend II I started this (Garden) Party back in 2011. Then it got tucked away until I could come up with a better variety of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It takes a 6″ square to cut each … Continue reading

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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

What started out as a pile of very out of date, small print fabric that I have dipped into for years and years and can’t seem to make a dent in has turned into one of my very favorite finishes, … Continue reading

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I accept.

Amy, over at Amy’s Creative Side, dared us to show our messes. I accept and challenge anyone to have more mess going on that I.  It doesn’t always look like this. Really, it doesn’t. Mostly not. Sometimes, but not normally. Okay, … Continue reading

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Are there any ugly fabric, quilt challenges out there??

It all started with trying to get a little more organized in my studio. I need to get rid of fabric. There are so many shelves, that I never even poke through. I’m thinking this is the year to bang … Continue reading

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Another Wednesday has come and gone and now another Thursday…. If you’ve been playing along, the mystery quilt is 36/36 heavily, hand quilted, up from 32/36 blocks quilted last week.  Binding is attached and mostly hand stitched down.  It needs the … Continue reading

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WIP # 16 ~ Bubbles

Remember this pretty stack of Kona Cotton? Remember this daughter designing a pattern off of Brigitte‘s idea? Then color coding it for me? Well, I finally got caught up on most everything around here and found the time to play … Continue reading

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Pinterest sucked me in again…

When I spotted this pincushion on Pinterest, I knew I had to make one. The popular name for this quilt pattern, Dresden Plate, reflects the romance of the Victorian Era with it’s love of elaborate decoration on household items and … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday #15

I am so excited about my new fall tablecloth and napkins and how well they match our Benjamin Maier dishes.  It’s a Christopher Lowell Glimmer Stripe Outdoor, with saffron, that I picked up at JoAnn’s.  Along with Kona cotton in Gold, for … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday #9

Really?  I’ve only done this *9* times???  It seems like so many more…  I think it just makes you realize what you are and aren’t getting finished…. Anyway…… If you want to see what everyone, *in the know* is working … Continue reading

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