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Month: June 2020

LEMON DROPS AND BLUEBERRIES QUILT

LEMON DROPS AND BLUEBERRIES QUILT

Want to make a dent in your scrap bin? What about making a simple quilt in your favorite colors? This quilt, Lemon Drops and Blueberries, will do either or both. Plus it was fun and easy. This quilt can easily be made with 3″ wide strips and strip pieced together if you have yardage or bigger scraps. However, I was working with small scraps and cut individual 3″ blocks. Starting step for Lemon Drops and Blueberries Quilt Using the same…

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A PERSONALIZED QUILT AS A GIFT

A PERSONALIZED QUILT AS A GIFT

Have you ever considered making a personalized quilt as a gift for a special person in your life? Below are two examples of lap quilts that are very personal to the quilt recipients. They were fun to make, and I kept them simple and easy. A personalized Quilt As A Gift – Reversible Sunflower & Ocean lap quilt My sister loves sunflowers and the ocean (actually any body of water). I wanted to make her a lap quilt for her…

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YO-YO DOLL QUILT MEMORIES

YO-YO DOLL QUILT MEMORIES

We were so poor growing up, and my mom hated to sew. I don’t remember ever using anything for a doll quilts around my “babies” but old worn out towels. However, I do have special memories of a doll quilt my mom kept safe and gave me as an adult. This is a brief story of my yo-yo doll quilt memories. Apparently these quilts were popular during the 1920’s to 1940’s. They were portable, could be used for scraps, only…

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MAKING QUILTS FROM THE IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD

MAKING QUILTS FROM THE IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD

Have you ever had an idea for a quilt that was so totally different than what you see normally in the quilt world? The idea just rattles around in your head and you can’t get away from it? But you think it is embarrassing to even consider something so different from “normal” quilts. Stop thinking that. Quilting should be fun, and making quilts from the ideas in your head can be so satisfying. I am going to share three very…

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QUILTERS – LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR US

QUILTERS – LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR US

Remember the saying “Laughter is the best medicine”? This week has been rough. We need something light hearted in the midst of all the anger and fear being projected by events and media. Quilters – laughter is good for us. Let me encourage you, this time shall pass. The year of 2020, which started with promise, has deteriorated into a full blown mess. But as my grandma would say, “make lemonade from those lemons.” With that in mind, I thought…

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BASIC QUILTER’S TOOL BOX

BASIC QUILTER’S TOOL BOX

Are you new to quilting? What are must haves for a basic quilter’s tool box to get started piecing? If you have been reading my blog for anytime at all, you know I am all about keeping my life fairly simple. Several readers ask recently what I absolutely have to have in my basic quilter’s tool box to piece a quilt top. There are so many gadgets in stores, quilting websites, and advertisements that claim to be “must haves” for…

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