A Different Type of ‘Patchwork’

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Like many of you, quilting is not the only creative outlet I enjoy. Over time, I’ve done all KINDS of artistic or crafty things – drawing, painting, macrame, beaded flowers, knitting, crochet, etc., etc. Here is one many of you may not have heard of – Pysanky or Ukranian Easter Eggs. I actually did these about 35 years ago, but I still enjoy taking them out and looking at them at Easter time. READ MORE...



A Recent Customer Quilt

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I’m working on Part 3 of my article on types of quilting and when to choose which one. But in the mean time, how about some eye-candy?

If you’re on Facebook, you may have seen this already. But I really had fun on this one, so I wanted to share. It’s called Glacier Star, which is a paper-pieced pattern by Judy Niemeyer. My customer did a great job piecing this. I think I would have given up before I got it finished (good thing she likes to piece and I like to quilt!). She wanted custom quilting, not too dense, thread to match, but other than that it was up to me. READ MORE...


Blog Contest Winner

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I used a random number generator to choose a winner from those who commented on my post about Working With X-Blocks Rulers. Drumroll, please……..the winner is Linette Greene! Linette, I’ve sent you an email, please respond to that with your mailing address and I’ll send out your prize of a Mini X-Blocks ruler and a pattern. Thanks to everyone who played! And if any of you do decide to try an X-Blocks quilt, I’d love to see it! READ MORE...



Working on the new Studio

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It’s been a busy week. On Thursday DH’s Uncle Johnny came to help me paint the studio. We left the main room alone, it’s a warm beige in good condition, so that saved a lot of time. The back room, which will be my sewing room and break room and class area, had been a storeroom, so it needed help. DH and I pulled out old shelving and patched the walls earlier. I chose a lighter shade of the beige since there are no windows and not a lot of lights. It’s much brighter now. READ MORE...