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You are what you do

As I was watching videos reviewing various brands of water-colour inks this morning I had to stop and smile. The journey that has led me to this particular moment has been interesting and if you'll bear with me, I'll share some of it with you ūüôā As I contemplated whether or not to include a… Continue reading You are what you do

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Simply Sweet

I finished the second panel from Art Gallery fabrics and because much of the stitching is similar to the sheep quilt I recently posted, I won't fill this up with a lot of photos! Just wanted you to see it all done, and share a short video clip at the bottom of some stitching I… Continue reading Simply Sweet

Custom Quilting, Quilting Day by Day

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Soooo... I wanted to stray from the woodland animals baby quilt theme for a bit and do something fancier with more of a custom heirloom look and, of course, lots of white solid space. ¬†This minimalist style panel is one of three I found in the "Nest" collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. ¬†I love the… Continue reading Baa Baa Black Sheep

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A Personal Perspective

When my Facebook page hit 500 likes recently, I did a video over there with some personal insights and a lot of gratitude. ¬†While the giveaway mentioned is now closed, the rest of the video does have material that might be of general interest to others who follow my quilting life, so I wanted to… Continue reading A Personal Perspective

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Purple, Gray, and Yellow

I thought the last wide strip quilt I made was funky, but this one - WOW! ¬†The color combo was a suggestion from my daughter, based on my request for a trendy idea. ¬†Apparently purple, gray and yellow are a thing. ¬†They aren't necessarily MY thing, but that's not the point! LOL ¬†I wanted to… Continue reading Purple, Gray, and Yellow

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Finding Joy

You'll probably recognize this general idea and color scheme from another recently finished quilt I wrote about; I'm not releasing a detailed pattern for the piecing process here, but I don't mind if you just figure it out yourself and copy it... Some pictures have filters to enhance the stitching and make the colors more… Continue reading Finding Joy

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Wavy Lines with Clouds

Wavy lines and straight lines are popular on modern quilts and I like to find ways of embellishing them here and there to give a bit of extra interest to the overall look. I thought this cute baby quilt could use some clouds in the stitching, and rather than over think the shape and the… Continue reading Wavy Lines with Clouds

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Playing Outside the Lines

There's always more to learn, more motifs to try, more fillers to practice. ¬†The lists are endless. ¬†So I have no shortage of available ideas, especially with access to the internet. But I recently began to feel that I needed something else. ¬†I'm not saying "something more" because I have access to "MORE"! ¬†Something "ELSE"… Continue reading Playing Outside the Lines

Custom Quilting, Quilting Day by Day

Faux Leather Pouches

I recently ordered some faux leather fabric from Sew Sweetness and got around to doing a quilting test this week. ¬†I LOVE this stuff! ¬†I had no issues at all free motion quilting on this fabric and the results are stunning. ¬†I started out with a big square, quilted the heck out of it and… Continue reading Faux Leather Pouches