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Organizing Quilting Fabric

When I moved to a new house I just took all my fabric out of boxes and piled it up neatly, with no regard to colour. I knew I’d have to sort it out once I got my new sewing … Continue reading

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A Fresh Round of Embroidery and Quilting Books

I saw a couple of embroidery and sewing books that seemed to have a fresh approach so bought three of them for my collection. 1) Modern Folk Embroidery: 30 Contemporary Projects for Folk Art Inspired Designs by Nancy Nicholson I … Continue reading

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Kim Mclean’s Lollypop Trees Quilt Pattern

Many of the current books on appliqué use fancy batiks and prints to emulate a watercolour painting for appliqué flowers. I prefer blobby flowers done from scraps. The last time I tackled a floral appliqué quilt was a Baltimore Album … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Quilt Blocks Again

I took this project out again that I started about 20 to 22 years ago. I originally started it after my Mother died because the little sunbonnets reminded me of the cloche style hats popular in the 1920s when my … Continue reading

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Wonky, Liberated Quilting

While contemplating patterns to make a doll quilt for the Tonner Strider doll I bought with birthday money, I felt really uninspired, so I began searching photographs on the Internet to see if anything struck me. I saw a photo … Continue reading

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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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Newly Finished Hand Piecing

I cut this out yesterday and sewed it by hand today. Another one for the red sampler quilt I am doing with old blocks I have recently taken out of storage and completed. If anyone is interested in sewing this … Continue reading

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