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A Slow Recovery

As it turned out, my July post was overly optimistic and the shoulder recovery has been slower than anticipated. I have been gradually able to piece more and more but in short bits of time. Using a lighter iron helped … Continue reading

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It’s been awhile!

Hello everyone! After a long silence, I’m finally back! This blog mostly functions as my sewing diary but I haven’t sewed for almost 3 months. This was due to a shoulder injury, followed by shoulder surgery, and followed by a … Continue reading

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Puzzle Quilt

My collection of Paula Nadelstern fabric has grown over the years so I’m excited to finally start using it. I’m taking a class at The Quilted Fox on the Puzzle Quilt. Today I completed the first 2 blocks.

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February Finishes

              I managed to finish two more quilt tops in February. I named the bright one Jelly Roll Squares. The gray and yellow one is called Smoke and Sunshine. The patterns for both of … Continue reading

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Finish #3 for 2015

This week I started quilting on all the quilt tops that I made during the 2 January retreats. The first one finished from the group is Drop Box. This is a pattern from the book Take 5 Fat Quarters by … Continue reading

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January Retreat #2

What is better than a retreat? How about 2 retreats! The Bits retreat was lots of fun and very productive for all! I finished 2 and a half quilt tops. Again, these are smaller ones that might end up as … Continue reading

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First Finishes for 2015

Although my goal was to finish this one in December, I didn’t get it quilted until January! But now it’s finished. The pattern is called Movement in Squares by Wendy Sheppard. The fabric in the squares is mostly from the … Continue reading

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January is Retreat Month!

What is better than going to one quilt retreat? Going to two quilt retreats in one month! Last week I went to the Piece Mill Quilter’s retreat.  On Wednesday, I’ll be going to the Bits and Pieces retreat! We had … Continue reading

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Year End Finishes

This month I decided that I was going to try to quilt all my unfinished quilt tops by the end of the year. I had four ready to quilt. Currently, I have three completed! Yeah! The first was Australian Adventure. … Continue reading

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A Nautical Quilt

I just finished this very nautical quilt for a new baby. The parents requested a nautical theme with navy, yellow and aqua. Collecting nautical theme fabrics in the Midwest was a little tricky but I finally found enough. The quilt … Continue reading

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