Quilter's Corner

Sandy’s Quilt

Not long after moving into our new home my friend Sandy asked me to quilt her project. Sandy creates beautiful quilts using her embroidery machine. This particular quilt was part of a challenge and would eventually be entered into a competition. Sandy used a pallet of colors commonly displayed during the Christmas season. To enhance …

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Four Score Quilt

One of my favorite quilt shops, Life’s A Stitch, closed recently. When the news first came out I was absolutely shocked and at the same time completely heartbroken. Through my patronage of their establishment I had grown fond of the employees. So much so that I almost felt like we were friends. The owner of …

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Main Street Quilt

This wall hanging was my first, from scratch, free-form quilt. I admit is does look a bit bazaar and out of the ordinary, but I don’t care. Whether the masses like it or not has no bearing on my joy. It’s 100% me. But enough about that, let’s get on with dissecting this masterpiece. The …

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Flower Pots and Butterflies

Very few of the projects I have been hired to quilt are kept by their creators. Most were made to be given away to family, friends, even charities. This particular quilt was made for a little girl. The quilt itself was a collaborative effort between a husband and wife. The husband designed the embellishments while …

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Canoe Ridge Mini Quilt: Stix

I follow a blog called Canoe Ridge Creations. Back in October of 2013 I joined her Fresh Mini Quilt Club. For a fee the participants received patterns for six quilts, one each month. I successfully finished the Sea Breeze Mini Quilt and the Sweet Tooth Mini Quilt. My Sweet Tooth Mini Quilt looks slightly different from the …

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Miss A’s Quilt

Twenty-seven months ago I found out I was going to be a Nana for the fourth time. The magic of that news set my imagination in motion. Instantly I knew I just had to make that little person a quilt of their very own. Whether this human was male or female was way too early to …

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Blue House Renovation: Step Seven

The journey of the  Blue House wall hanging has been long. Let’s look back at what has been accomplished: We started HERE with my declaration to dismantle my Simple Times crib quilt, (aka the Blue House). NEXT up was deciding how to disassemble the quilt top. THIRD on my journey was the actual dismantling. The FOURTH …

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The Yellow Brick Road

The only thing better than children is grandchildren. Eighteen months ago my fourth grandchild was born. The excitement of her impending birth brought about a frenzy of sewing activity. Between my oldest daughter, my Colorado daughter and myself we created a diaper bag, storage bag, two quilts, among other items. Today’s post is about one …

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Blue House Renovation: Step Six

From its original state until now the Blue House has gone through a huge transformation. Before adding the label, quilt sleeve and binding I decided I wanted to take the reinvention phase a bit further. Time to audition embellishments. From my inventory I pulled boxes of buttons, ribbons, ric-racs well as a huge tub of …

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A Fire Breathing Dragon

You know how it is when you pause long enough to reminisce; you think back over the moments that have passed and realize those moments have turned into days, weeks, months and even years. When that happens you realize that far more time has passed than you care to admit. It’s been a year and …

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