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Woodcut Blossoms

I so happy to be part of the Woodcut Blossom’s Blog Hop! Heidi Pridemore has gathered several excellent designers to participate and bring you some fun blocks with new batiks! My contribution to this lovely opportunity is the Honeysuckle block. It is a 12-inch foundation pieced block, which I really hope you will like! You […]

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Santa’s Tree Lot

I just finished piecing Santa’s Tree Lot! If I plan it right, I might get it quilted in time for the holidays. Because there were corrections to the pattern, I strongly encourage people to either view my pattern correction page or email me to get a current downloadable version of the pattern. I have also […]

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Petals and Passion

The EQ8 Block Spotlight this month is Around the World block. This is a special combination of sixteen Drunkard Path blocks. My first step was to use Serendipity to make a version of the block on point. The on point and normal version were placed in a nine-patch arrangement. Then, it came time for the […]

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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Smoothies have been all the rage as people are trying to eat and snack healthier. I can’t say my blender gets that much of a workout, but I do like a smoothie on occasion, especially if someone else is preparing them!  I have a wonderful recipe book for them. Speaking of sweet treats, Strawberry Kiwi […]

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Noble Leaves

Panel quilts are fun to make, but sometimes tricky to quilt. I must say that Timeless Treasures Neon Nature panel was not only fun to make but an ease to quilt! The panel was squared. Then, I added the borders from my Noble Leaves pattern. The quilting was so easy. Some free motion leaves were […]

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Dream Studio – Step 2 – Space Considerations

Three items that are often overlooked when you think about your dream studio are sizing, flooring, and lighting. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to move or do a complete renovation! Size and Layout Size matters. You may only have the corner of a room, part-time confiscation of a kitchen table, or an entire […]

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Dream Studio – Step 1

Last week, I shared that I am designing my studio for our new home. The first step is a fresh step and a big move. We are paying movers, so every pound counts – literally! The first step then is to PURGE! That is probably the hardest step for most quilters – destashing. I had […]

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Christmas in June?

Are you one of those people who start to plan for next holiday a year in advance? I must admit that I used to be better about planning for the holidays. I would have all of the gifts purchased by Halloween. Unfortunately, that also led to a few unexpected issues. I would stash the gifts […]

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Unexpected Turn

Do you ever find that turning one block can make all the difference? That is exactly what happened when I was playing with the EQ8 Spotlight blocks this month. The block is Fan Dance 3. It is a simple block and I didn’t want to use it like a traditional fan.  The best way to […]

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Creating My Dream Studio

Do you dream of having the perfect studio for your needs? I certainly do! In fact, that has been the driving force behind me for the past few months. My husband and I have been hunting for our retirement home and it has few requirements, a space for his baby grand piano, a good kitchen, […]

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