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Dashing Americana!

Dashing Americana is a reimagination of the Churn Dash Block. This block is quickly assembled with strip piecing, half square triangles two at a time, and fused appliques. This was really a fun project from start to finish! There are so many possibilities to learn when you focus on one block. For examples, the stripes […]

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Dashing Americana

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Shining Star Runner Kits!

A few days ago, I received a much awaited box of fabric from Hoffmans Fabrics of California. I was so excited to see what was came in this order.  In the past year, shipments from manufacturers have been like opening presents. You know what you requested, but you are not sure what you will get! […]

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Whimsy or Chance?

As kids, we played lots of games. My dad loved to play cards, so we learned all sorts of games: Pitch, Poker, Rummy, Hearts, Spades, Cribbage, War, Solitaire, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle, and more. It is amazing how many games you can play with a deck (or two) of cards! The only one of note that […]

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Frosty Fox

Our neighborhood abut a nature preserve, so we have lots of furry creatures roaming around. Some of them you only see after dusk or around dawn, like the bears, coyotes, raccoons, and deer. Others venture out during the day such as beavers, rabbits and fox. I love living on the edge of nature. Frosty Fox […]

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Fawn in the Forest

Yesterday, my son and I took Fergus (our Newfoundland that is often mistaken for a bear) on a walk in the woods. It was so peaceful with a gentle breeze, the warm sun peaking through the canopy of leaves that had just filled in. As we strolled along the well tended paths (avoiding poison ivy […]

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Building Blocks

My boys grew up with Bob the Builder, Legos and Tonka trucks. I loved to watch they play and create and sometimes destroy. My oldest liked to build castles and with Legos. Anyone who has had Legos in their house knows they end up everywhere and you find them best with your feet! My oldest […]

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Forget Me Not

As many of my followers know, the Forget Me Not Quilt Along starts in July. Of course, to ensure you have the tools you need, we are preparing pictures and a few simple videos to minimize the stress of your quilting. These will be available through Facebook and on our website. This is supposed to […]

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Spruce Diamonds

Have you ever noticed that you have a favorite quilt block? Mine is apparently Priscilla…. I like her sharp lines, which is why Spruce Diamonds quilt is full of them! Isn’t it fun how stacking four Priscilla blocks together creates a diamond effect? Sometimes, I make them with foundation piecing and sometimes, I make them […]

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Whimsy

Many of you may be aware of one of my favorite quilts – Snowflake Whimsy. Well, it has a sister quilt. Actually, it has an older sister. Whimsy as shown here is the original Whimsy quilt I designed! It was inspired some artists in New York – Mackenzie-Childs. So why was Snowflake Whimsy released before […]

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