Category Archives: Traditional quilts

What happened to March?

The month of March disappeared into a haze of bronchitis. I’ve been trying to catch up but have had little time for quilting. I only finished two things in the last 6 weeks. The little quilt above was a challenge … Continue reading

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Yeah!!! Quilts will be in Paducah

This weeks mail brought great news! For the first time ever, I entered two quilts in the AQS show in Paducah. The letters came this week saying that both quilts made it into the show. The first is “From Coal … Continue reading

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January Retreat #2 Continued

Wow, life since the Bits ‘n’ Pieces retreat has been just plain hectic! I’m trying to make a deadline for my current consulting project for OASIS and writing time has consumed all of my sewing time! I haven’t even been … Continue reading

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January Retreat #2

Yes, it’s true! I’m at my 2nd retreat this month! I’m at the Bits ‘n’ Pieces retreat at the moment and have been sewing furiously. I had these St. Louis themed sampler blocks all hand pieced over the last few … Continue reading

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Jack’s Chain Project

  I’ve always liked the Jack’s Chain block and the resulting quilt. Several months ago I had my block exchange group make blue and white 9 patch blocks for me with the goal of starting one of these quilts. Over … Continue reading

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It’s Done!!!!!!!!!!

On May 20, I posted that I had finally, after two years, finished my Flower Pots quilt top. I hand appliqued most of this pattern by Kim McLean. On three sides of the border, I machine appliqued the circles. I … Continue reading

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Hand Piecing Lemoyne Stars

Several years ago I started a hand piecing blue and white lemoyne stars for a sampler quilt. After making stars for a couple of years, I put them together in this queen sized quilt. I then started teaching the advanced … Continue reading

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Wool Embroidery

I’ve been resisting the whole wool embroidery craze on the theory that I didn’t need to be stashing a whole new category of supplies. However, my guild, Piece Mill Quilters, had a workshop recently. I signed up to learn to … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

I can’t believe that it’s been a month since I last posted! I have been sewing but I also had a birthday. The beautiful flowers above are the ones my wonderful husband gave me for my birthday.I finished quilting this … Continue reading

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Quilted Fox Retreat Part 2

On the second day of retreat, I tackled the Piece Mill Quilter’s challenge quilt. I received a fat quarter of a cute flower fabric. My challenge was to incorporate it in a child’s quilt no larger than 45 x 60. … Continue reading

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