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SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS

SUPER EASY RAIL FENCE QUILTS

Are you looking for another way to use up those strips you have pre-cut or leftover? These super easy rail fence quilts are another quick solution for using those fabric strips. It is usually made of strips in three colors or patterns. I made these three back in the 1990’s after seeing a completed rail fence quilt at a guild meeting. By this point in my quilting journey, I had already figured out I liked working with fabric strips that…

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HOT CHOCOLATE AND PEPPERMINT QUILT

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PEPPERMINT QUILT

On that winter day, Hot Chocolate and Peppermint just sound so good. I can almost smell them both. There are two really great things about this quilt – it used a lot of scraps, and there are no calories involved. I have to admit that it took a long time for me to warm up to log cabin quilts. I didn’t like how they looked, and I really didn’t like all the seams. The first one I can remember making…

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THE MYSTERY SLOWLY PROGRESSES

THE MYSTERY SLOWLY PROGRESSES

Life is busy. I am behind on my quilting projects, especially the mystery quilt I started back in November from Bonnie Hunter. But at least the mystery slowly progresses and has not stopped. My list of quilt projects does not need to include any new UFOs. I like to make mystery quilts because they are not my normal type of patterns and color combinations. Outside the box can be a good thing. Currently I am working on week 4 and…

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WINDMILL BLADES QUILT

WINDMILL BLADES QUILT

This scrap quilt is an easy one patch pattern. However, this Windmill Blades Quilt is also the story of what happens when the quilter does not pay attention to the directions and ends up with enough cut for two quilts. Ugh…the “mistake” The pattern and lay out were simple. I saw it and thought it was a great way to use up more of those pesky scraps that continue to multiply in the scrap bins. After choosing the scraps and…

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QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

Another week has come and gone – time flies even when things are not so fun. Several of you have asked me how I am doing and what I am currently working on?? What I am working on is simply sitting and enjoying the quilting books in my personal library & working on the mystery quilt. I am behind on the mystery quilt (as in weeks behind). I had all the fabrics gathered in one place. However, my concentration was…

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QUILTING GOALS & BLOG TROLLS

QUILTING GOALS & BLOG TROLLS

Quilting Goals & Blog Trolls have kept me busy the last few weeks. I love to quilt, and enjoy blogging about the quilts. However, the recent comments by unkind and discouraging blog trolls is a bit much. UGH…the quilting list As I posted several weeks ago, due to the number of UFOs I am dealing with, I had to make a serious list. Making the list was easy, working on the list was somewhat harder. There simply is not enough…

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THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT

THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT

I made a batch of scrap nine patch blocks while on vacation this year. Instead of one quilt, I decided to make two the same but different. One of the great things about quilting is that changes can be made. Those changes can be done even after the sewing has started. This stack of nine patch blocks finished at 7.5 inches. The alternate blocks are done from a soft looking small floral print on white background. I love chain sewing…

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MY BLUEBERRY DAYS QUILT

MY BLUEBERRY DAYS QUILT

In August 2020 I gathered together all kinds of blue and white scraps. I wanted to make a blue and white “snowball” quilt. I just put the last stitch into the binding. My blueberry days quilt is complete! Prepping The pieces I used this pattern for size and cutting instructions. I put my top together in rows instead of blocks of four snowballs. According to my notes, I cut 224 (6.5″) blue blocks, and 896 (2.5″) white squares for a…

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Quilting, Relaxation, and Used Books

Quilting, Relaxation, and Used Books

People ask me what I do while in Maine each year on vacation. Well truthfully – not a lot. When the kids were home, vacations involved activities and places the kids would enjoy. However, now that vacation is solo, my vacation is about quilting, relaxation, and used books. Before the question comes up “why do you vacation solo?”, let me answer it. Hubby does not like to travel anymore, and I still do. So he enjoys the quiet time at…

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THE FUSSY CUT BARNYARD QUILT

THE FUSSY CUT BARNYARD QUILT

Sometimes it is fun to walk through the memory lane of quilts and old projects. I recently found my photos of this one, “The Fussy Cut Barnyard Quilt” and thought I would share. Can you say baa, oink, or moo? When I made this quilt back in 1996-97, I still had a small child at home who thought making animal sounds was great fun. Some day I will show off my quilt scrapbooks here, but for now let me just…

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