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Fabric Maps

Have you ever worked on a quilt and been confused about which color was which? Have you ever decided to change the fabric in a quilt pattern? If so, then you probably have had fabric confusion. The symptom include the following statements: What color was that? How many colors are there? What did I plan […]

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Press – Wet or Dry

Over the past two days, I have been washing fabric for the Forget Me Not quilt, which as twenty-one fabrics of varying shades and intensities of purple and yellow. Fabric cuts ranged from 1/4 yard to 1 1/2 yards. The light batiks bled very little as expected. The yellows were not too bad either. The […]

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Tulip from North Carolina

It is that time of the month again… the EQ8 Block Spotlight! The spotlight shines on the Tulip from North Carolina. This lovely applique block is appropriate for this time of year, don’t you think? I absolutely love tulips, especially the crazy cultivars like fringed, lily and parrots. Generally, I add applique to a pieced […]

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Photo Op

This weekend, I was getting a few quilts ready to photograph a few quilts for our local quilt exhibition – Quilters Unlimited – June 4 – June 6, 2021. To complete this, I had two tasks: add a sleeve to the quilt for hanging and take the photographs. The first task was not too difficult […]

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Fur, Lint, Threads, and Dust – Oh My!

You spend all that time working on a quilt, pouring your love, sweat and tears into it. When you are done, you have a labor of love and often something smothered in fur, lint, threads, and/or dust. So how do you clean your baby, especially for gifting or show? The usual answer is wash it. […]

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Halloween Sly Fox

I live in a rural area, where fox sightings are routine. Most of the time, you get a fleeting glance as they race across the road or dive into the underbrush. They are so illusive – a streak of red. Maybe this is why myths and legends about foxes are scary. Maybe this is why […]

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Diana – Cherrywood Challenge 2020-2021

Last year, I had posted about entering a quilt into the Cherrywood Challenge for the first time. It was my first entry into any art quilt challenge. I did a little research about previous entries and winners. I reread and reread the requirements. The quilt had to be 20-inches square. It had to use only […]

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My Aching Wrist!

Have you ever spent a day stitching and have your wrist ache the next day? Well, that was me when I started embellishing Snowflake Whimsy. After two solid days of gripping the quilt in my left hand while stabbing the needle through with my right hand, my left wrist was so sore. I know better. […]

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Star Gazing

Do you look up into the night sky and gaze at the constellations? Can you find Orion, the Big Dipper, and the Little Dipper? Have you see the morning star also known as Venus? I like learning about the constellations and the beautiful stories that also accompany them. Maybe the fox in this quilt is […]

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Bling!

My blog has been pretty quiet lately… Why? Don’t worry, I am healthy and happy. My focus has been on three things and I mean focus. We are preparing for the Forget Me Not Quilt Along (QAL). There is quite a bit of work that goes on in the background to gather sponsors, make sure […]

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