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Month: July 2023

SCRAP SNOWBALLS

SCRAP SNOWBALLS

Here is another project that started during the COVID lockdown. The scrap snowball pattern can be found here. I have been cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room during July and discovered several more plastic shoeboxes of quilt pieces that were cut during the 2020 lockdowns. I had 3 shoeboxes of pieces for making snowball blocks. It seemed like a good time to finish another UFO. There was no color scheme apparently, just a wide variety of scraps. And lots of…

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STRIP QUILT

STRIP QUILT

I started this strip quilt in 2019 as a project to use as a hand quilting demo. Finally, it is finished! Oh, happy dance! The Strip Quilt To read about how this quilt started, go here. The strip quilt took almost 4 years to complete. But in all fairness, it only got worked on a few hours a month over each year April through October. Then it was put away until the next year. After all, I had other quilts…

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THE MYSTERY OF HENRY VIII’s GREEN QUILT

THE MYSTERY OF HENRY VIII’s GREEN QUILT

I love to research historical quilts – especially prior to 1820. One quilt that intrigues me is a quilt that belonged to King Henry VIII. The mystery of Henry VIII’s green quilt is well researched by the chapter author, and for historic quilt lovers is fascinating. According to the book, “Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4” edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker pg. 193-207(published by Boydell Press in 2008). Currently it can be purchased on Amazon. This entire series…

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SHOW OFF YOUR PATRIOTISM WITH QUILTS

SHOW OFF YOUR PATRIOTISM WITH QUILTS

This is time of year to bring out all those patriotic quilts – in any mix of red, white, and blue. It is the birthday of the USA so those of us who live in the US should celebrate our wonderful country (no, it is not perfect, but then neither are any of us). Show off your patriotism with quilts. Each of us have favorite holidays, and here in the US there are plenty to pick from and decorate for….

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