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Guild Quilting

Have you ever wondered how a guild quilt comes together?  I have and I belong to two guilds!  One guild handed out background fabric and instructions on types of fabric to use and block directions.  We all returned the blocks and one member completed the quilt top, quilting, and binding all by herself. Now the…

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Every Day is Earth Day

Back in April I challenged myself to create a quilt without purchasing anything NEW.  Everything had to be scraps or upcycled materials. I started with a Queen size flat sheet that I cut into fourths.  I used two pieces as the front and back of my quilt (the other two pieces are being saved for…

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Tula Tuesday – The Finale!

It’s taken a while for me to get to this point, but my Fandango quilt is complete!  It is quilted, bound, and in the dryer as I type. The finish size is 68″ square and I quilted it mainly with a walking foot through the 6 inch opening of my machine. It was not an…

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BLOSSOM BLOG HOP

Welcome, Friends, to the Stitching Stars Blossom Blog Hop. Blossom. This word can mean so many things to everyone. With spring starting, we think buds and blooms. I think about the way the word describes how my venture into the quilting industry is going. With a lot of care and tending it is starting to bud and bloom. Since the Sew Pro convention in the fall, I have slowly but surely made progress towards my dream of becoming a pattern designer.   There is so much more than just writing a pattern.  There is social media and self promotion, there is technical knowledge to learn, and there is a business to…

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Strawberry Picnic

This was a strange February.  The weather went from snow to spring and back again.  The warm weather had me thinking of Spring and picnics. Picnics can’t happen without picnic blankets, right?  Here is mine, I’m all ready to go! This pattern is very quick and easy to put together.  I used duck canvas as…

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Emoji

First, let me apologize for not posting in 2 months!!  I can’t believe I’ve been so lax.  However, the laziness hasn’t extended to the sewing room.  I’ve been quite busy there! It is Bravo time!  I posted last year about the books written by my son’s fourth grade class that I bound for them and…

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By the Chimney

I heard that Nancy Zieman was having a Christmas Stocking Challenge and I just had to enter!  It was finally the reason I needed to purchase a pattern I had been eyeing. These gorgeous snowflakes by Joanne Kerton of CanuckQuilter.com.  I first learned of this pattern when I met Joanne at SewPro.  I have a heard…

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Sew Pro Convention – Giveaways!!!

Where do I start? I have a been a Stay at Home Mom since my eldest was 5 months old.  She’s almost 14 now.  My youngest is in first grade.  When he started kindergarten friends would ask me what my plans are now.  I replied that I just wanted to spend time in my sewing…

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Tula Tuesday – Quilt Top

It all comes together!! First, a little note.  When you are adding the setting triangles and find you have some overhang, don’t worry.  Leave the little dog ears and keep going.  It will all work out in the end. Do you get nervous putting the quilt top together?  I do.  After all that work making…

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