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Pincushion Swap

Welcome to my Pincushion Swap!! I *LOVE* pincushions and have quite a collection. Quite a few are gifts, a number have been purchased, and many, many, many, were made by me. Sometimes making a pincushion is a quick fix to losing my sew-jo on days when I feel like I am lacking motivation to make anything. So I thought it would be so much fun to host a swap!!! Here are the basics – The swap costs $5. All participants will receive my Whirl and Twirl pincushion pattern. You do not need to make that pattern for the swap, it is just a special gift to you for joining! For…

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Something Old is New Again.

A few years ago during a visit to my in-laws, I found several large trash bags in the kitchen. It turns out my Father in law was cleaning out the linen closet and in these bags were quilts made by my husband’s great grandmother that he was going to toss. Ummm….no. Both bags were quickly placed in the back of my car to come home with me. Inside there were three hand made Cathedral Window quilts, in fairly good condition and two more quilts in need of love and care. This one is the youngest quilt, born in 1959. I believe the flower petals are all from old clothes. Many…

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Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler Quilt

New Year new blog hop!! A New York Beauty Block has been on my quilty bucket list FOREVER. How could I say no when Cinzia White asked me to participate in a blog hop for her newest book that is ALL NEW YORK BEAUTY BLOCKS!!!!! The quilt she made was originally a wedding present, what a lucky couple! It is absolutely gorgeous, the interplay of the circles and the radiation of all the segments, the colors and dimension. This is definitely a quilt you would be proud to have in your home. The directions for a variety of ways to piece the quilt and the templates for all the blocks…

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I Spy a Blog Hop

About a month ago I received a package in the mail. Enter Mr. Inquisitive who needed to know right away what I received. When I pulled out the new book, “I Spy” by Kimie Tanner and Missy Winona of On Williams Street, Mr. Inquisitive started in with questions. I told him I needed to make three of the quilt blocks and before I could say another word, he took off with the book. When he returned it there were three post it notes marking the blocks I was told I needed to make. Well, thank goodness, he made the decisions! If it were up to me, I would still be…

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Children’s Garden Aglow

HI!!!! Welcome to The Garden Party Row Along! My name is Lissa, and I am thrilled to present to you my row, Children’s Garden Aglow. My inspiration came from the fairly new Children’s Garden at a local Conservatory. In the winter they host a Garden Aglow program where the conservatory is lit up in spectacular color. To enter the Children’s Garden you walk through a brilliantly lit rainbow tunnel. The flower blocks are wonderfully simple as you DO NOT HAVE TO MATCH POINTS! This is a planned improv technique and can be so liberating. The resulting flowers remind me of flowers drawn by children. Love the flowers, but not sure…

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Alexandria

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Lovingly, Lissa and my turn on the Alexandria blog hop. Where do I even start with this fabric line? Well, I can tell you I was so excited when it arrived that I totally forgot to take pictures and just started cutting right into it! It’s just luscious. The deep purple…

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Fab Five Ruler

This month I had a great time playing with the Fab Five ruler as part of FatQuarter Shop’s blog remix. I was asked to use the ruler to create the pillow pattern included with the ruler. I grabbed the opportunity to use up some of my insane amount of stash. The ruler is a tumbling…

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Sunday Sashiko

Have you ever heard of Sashiko? It’s an ancient Japanese embroidery. Originally used to mend clothes, but currently used to do so much more. I can’t remember when or where I first saw Sashiko and just fell in love with it. I took a class in Paducah this past spring and I am hooked. I’ve…

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My Year in Review

2018 was a great year for me! I started with my first publication of a pattern in a magazine. Stargazing appeared in Make Modern back in January. After appearing there it became my first quilt ever entered and juried into a quilt show. And not just any quilt show, but the big one, the main…

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Trish and Birdie

I am falling in love with the designers at Sweet Bee Fabrics.  The fabric lines are all so beautiful.  Once again I was honored to be asked to be part of a blog hop to introduce a new release. The line is called Trish and Birdie and is by Deane Christiansen.  The sherbet colors are…

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