Mug Rug Swap

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With the puppy in the house I don’t know how much time I’ll have to sit and do big projects. So I’m focusing on small stuff right now, in between Christmas gifts, so I can still work on things without feeling overwhelmed with a huge quilt. I joined a mug rug swap! What is a mug rug?  It is a little coffee mug size quilt that people can rest their mugs on while enjoying their favorite hot beverage and a {Read More}

Pinwheel Pandemonium is Done

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I finally finished my first big quilt.  Stitched the last part of the binding last night.  Still need to run it through the wash once but I think it looks good.

What to do when you have an ear infection…

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All last week I’ve been battling this awful head cold and Monday I’d gotten fed up with it and left work to go see the pros.  Lo and behold, I’ve got an ear and sinus infection too.  The cough syrup knocks me out pretty good.  Yesterday I wasn’t feeling fantastic, especially after sleeping most of the night on the couch because my coughing was keeping everyone else awake – so I slept in after the hubby left for work and {Read More}

First Buttonhole

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This will eventually turn into a Christmas tree ornament. Created a buttonhole to thread a piece of ribbon through. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I think it turned out good.

Cardigan Wallhanging Finished

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Finished this little project.  Tried some raw edge appliqué for the first time and I think it turned out ok.  It’s a bit more artsy than what I’m used to seeing but it is nice to try something different once in a while.  All in all, it is a cute little wall hanging.  For the back I used some hanging triangles so you can stick a dowel in the top and bottom to hang it.  The bottom dowel keeps the edges from {Read More}

On The Design Wall

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The polka dots don’t look so bad closer up. I think once ive quilted it they will be more toned town. Had this material and wanted to use it up. Already have sewn two columns together.

Guild Member

Before getting into quilting earlier this year, my immediate association when anyone talked about being in a guild was World of Warcraft.  I will admit – I’m a gamer and a nerd.  I do have several characters in World of Warcraft and will play on occasion.  (My gametime has been limited lately mostly due to boredom and mostly because the expansion comes out on 12-7).  Anyway – once you get into quilting you soon learn that other quilters form groups {Read More}

Paper Piecing

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I’ve always loved the way quilts using the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern looked but after seeing how complicated paper piecing could be I thought I’d put it off for a while.  I got my new Clover mini-iron and wanted to start doing a few pieces so I could have a hand sewing project for nights when I didn’t want to be confined to my studio.  These I can hand sew and begin piecing together in front of the TV after {Read More}

Quilted Princesses

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All in all, the quilt turned out well. I had the most difficult time with the center panel – it is actually two fat quarters sewn together. The fat quarters were not cut straight at all so I had to carefully sew them together and then square it best I could to get the print to line up. I tried some of the free motion quilting in the inside border as seen on Leah Day’s website – 365 free motion {Read More}

Binding Woes

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This weekend I worked on a gift for my niece and it is finished all except the binding.  I’ll take a picture once it is done and put it up after she gets it (don’t want to spoil any surprise).  You can see the backing I used though and where I signed it: It is a nice soft flannel backing.  Can I just say, signing flannel with a Micron Pigma pen is a pain in my butt?  The quilt top {Read More}