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More Hand Piecing and Bookbinding

I’ve finished several unfinished blocks that are now ready to be incorporated into new quilts. I was fortunate to find an online group devoted to hand piecing who generously gave me some New York Beauty patterns to do up. I’ve … Continue reading

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Crazy Shortcut – Final Blocks

I finished them yesterday and they are definitely scrappy, but they have a quiet charm. Here is a photograph of six of the thirty blocks. You can see it’s going to be challenging to lay it out. I live in … Continue reading

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Crazy Shortcut – Third Cut

Today I am sewing together my third cut on these Crazy Shortcut blocks. I admit to being disappointed, but I think this is generally what happens when you’re part of the way through a project, whether it be a drawing, … Continue reading

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Crazy Shortcut – First Cut

Here are some shots of doing the first cut for my modified Crazy Shortcut quilt. In the book they cut four layers at a time, but I could only handle two. It still went faster than doing them one at … Continue reading

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Crazy Shortcut Modifications

I couldn’t afford to buy this book, but after seeing one of the authors, Marguerita Mcmanus, describing the technique on YouTube and showing samples, I ordered the book Crazy Shortcut Quilts from the library. What a terrific book. I have … Continue reading

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New Quilting Books

I was cataloguing my quilting books yesterday and I found a couple of books that looked interesting so I requested them on inter-library loan: Quilts from the Civil War by Barbara Brackman Civil War Women by Barbara Brackman These two … Continue reading

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