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WISHING I WAS FISHING

WISHING I WAS FISHING

This quilt was made by me many years ago with much love for the recipient. My (step)dad was an avid fisherman, and we ate many wonderful trout and salmon meals over the years he was alive. Wishing I was Fishing describes this hard-working man’s hobby. The original post on my old blog gave the most basic of info on the quilt for this wonderful man. The back story: This widower came into our lives at church. He was a quiet…

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PIECING TOGETHER AMERICA

PIECING TOGETHER AMERICA

One of my heroes is George Washington. When I found these George Washington printed blocks at the quilt show in Paducah, I had to have them. No idea what I would do with them then, but eventually some of them were worked into this wall hanging Piecing Together America. Construction I chose older looking fabrics in brown, blue, gray, and red to cut the 3″ squares from. The first step was making the patchwork from 3″ squares. I choose to…

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CHRISTMAS QUILTS GALORE

CHRISTMAS QUILTS GALORE

At my home, it is time to bring out the nativity collection. And the Christmas quilts galore that generally hide the rest of the year. There are so many patterns and ideas for Christmas quilts. Actually, it can be a bit overwhelming when planning a holiday quilt. But in the interest of keeping this holy season fun and low on stress, I thought I would share some of the Christmas quilts I have made over the years. Come join me…

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STARS IN PINK AND GREEN

STARS IN PINK AND GREEN

I admit it – I like cheater blocks and novelty fabric panels. They can make quick and easy projects. And so Stars in Pink and Green was born. Back in the 1990’s I had six of these really attractive looking stars in pink, but I was stumped with what to do with them. They were pretty and feminine, but once home the question was “now what?” One of those aw-ha moments, and digging through the stash produced the answer. I…

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