Month: June 2020

Cherrywood Challenge – Update

Over the past month, I have feverishly been working on a quilt. Yes, it is possible to work in haste and be creative – granted it is more stressful. However, it does keep one from hemming and hawing too much about design choices. When you are on a deadline, you just have to keep making […]

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Grandma’s Quilt Rack

One of my most vivid memories of my Grandma McMurray’s house is her quilt rack, which always had a quilt stretched across it and several chairs surrounding it. She would host quilting bees at her house in front of the Franklin Stove. The rest of the house was overflowing with antiques and other crazy stuff. […]

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Fergus Tries to Help

Yesterday, I received some unwanted assistance with my quilting. Many of my readers know that our youngest is a 10 month old Newfoundland puppy. He is a typical toddler – full of energy and demanding of attention. This makes hand needlework a bit challenging at times. It is easy when he is sleeping (75% of […]

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Block of the Month

I am so excited! I just received the fabrics for my first official Block of the Month (BOM) pattern – Justice! Next week, I will start filming the instructional videos that will accompany each block. Think of it as kind of a quilt along. Videos will be available to each person who purchases the pattern. […]

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Cherrywood Challenge 2020

For the past three weeks, I have been stretching my creativity for a quilt challenge – Diana, Cherrywood Challenge 2020. For the challenge, you must use the four chosen Cherrywood fabrics provided (you can also use 4 Cherrywood coordinating fabrics for up to 30% of the challenge). As you can see the theme is PINK […]

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Buttons and Bows

Are you looking for a sweet quilt for the special little girl in your life? Buttons and Bows is a foundation pieced quilt that can be assembled in a weekend. When complete, it is 58 inches square. The Bow block is based upon a traditional block originally designed by Laura Wheeler for the Indianapolis Star […]

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Guest Post – Jenny Satterthwait

I have been a ‘traditional’ quilter since 1995 when I took my first class. We lived in Aiken, SC, at the time and so I attended the NC Quilt Symposium for several years and loved being exposed to all the wonderful quilters that came there to teach. Fast forward to August 2016 when we were […]

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Jungle Flower Power

It was time for another EQ8 Block Challenge. This month’s block was Jungle Flower. It is a 4 x 4 combination of drunkard’s path blocks. Drunkard’s path blocks are quarter circles inset within a square. If you are very good at curved piecing, this block can be pieced. If you are more comfortable with applique, […]

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Sapphire Nights

This quilt is a third in my twisted Dresden Series.a It has been so much fun playing with the blocks to get different images. Sapphire Nights is a little different from the first two in the series because it make use of some negative space between the twists. This provides room to show off your […]

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Purple Craze

Jimi Hendrix meets Dresden Plate to create Purple Craze! Purple Craze is the latest in my Dresden Plate designs. The gradient of purple is like the smooth sound of Jimi’s music interrupted by the sharp points of the plate design. Ok – maybe a little too psychedelic for this quilt, but it has a bit […]

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