Month: November 2020

Fusing the Day away

Have you ever played with fusible web? If you haven’t you are missing out on a great way to “baste” fabric! My first introduction to fusible web was a class I took from Sue Pelland – Gradations. She is a great instructor and I learned so much from her. Mostly, I learned that I could […]

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happy Thanksgiving

2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent memories. Because of all that craziness, it is all the more reason to count our blessings this Thanksgiving. I would like to share some of mine. My family for all of the love, laughter and support they provide. My friends who stayed in to keep […]

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Last week, I posted about UFOvember – a wonderful set of blogs from a great group of quilt designers to help you tackle those UFOs piling up this winter. This is a four step program, which I encourage you to follow. Now, is a great time to plan for a fresh start next year. I […]

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Save for the Holidays

It is that time of year again, when we are shopping for those we love and everyone wants to save for the holidays. It is never difficult to figure out what to get a quilter – we are simple creatures that love fabric and patterns. In fact, those who live with us may even claim […]

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Pattern Testers Needed

Would you like to be a pattern tester? What is a pattern tester? A pattern tester does three things- proofread a new pattern, make the block, quilt top, or project, and provide feedback on ways to improve the pattern. Improvements could be grammatical, typographical, modifications or clarifications of diagrams or written instructions, and easier methods […]

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UFOvember – Make the Most of It

A few weeks ago, I volunteered to write a blog about quilt projects and rework as part of the UFOvember initiative organized by The Geeky Bobbin. The effort is designed to help quilters and crafters minimize the UFOs (Unfinished Objects) in their possession. Use whatever rationale you need to justify dealing with these UFOs. For […]

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Design Challenge – Checkerboard

Each month I participate in the EQ8 Block Spotlight, which challenges me to use a new block from their collection. The more unusual blocks are easy to make eye catching, because they already are interesting! The true challenge is making something splendid from a block that is relatively ordinary. That was the case this month […]

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Everyday Heroes

This week I was so excited to receive my stash of Everyday Heroes fabric from Timeless Treasures. It is one of the perks of being a designer. You get enough fabric to make the quilt you design. It is always nice to see the fabrics in the electronic files they share, but seeing the fabrics […]

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11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

“In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders […]

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Luck of the Irish

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day or so the saying goes. When my sister and I were young, St. Patrick’s Day was one of our favorite holidays. As Irish Dancers, we were very busy and loved every minute of it. Even now, I start clapping and find my feet tapping when Irish music is […]

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