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Modern Quilt Perspectives {book review}

It’s finally here, the book that Thomas told me he would someday write way back when we first met at Quilt Market. Houston in 2011, right, Thomas? I’d already fallen for his first collection, Pear Tree, and its lovely muted colors (the same just-off hues that would sucker me into every TK collection).  We’d talked online […]

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Thank Goodness for Scrap Sixteenths

What did you spend your long Thanksgiving weekend doing? I spent the bulk of three days cutting down my scraps in to useable and saleable pieces: fat sixteenths. I really love this size for its ability to be used for crafts or patchwork or just little accents on projects and have been wanting to make […]

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Working, Sewing, Quilting

It all keeps happening, despite the headaches and the sick daughter. I’ve been working on the little boy’s quilt, heading out to a nephew nowhere near me quite soon. I was originally going to make it for another nephew, but my daughter pointed at that he really loves super heroes and crime fighters, not cute […]

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WIP Wednesday

Finishing the quilting on this new boy’s quilt made with Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie fabrics. This one already has a home it will be going to, but the design will be available on Etsy for custom orders.

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Any Fat Quarter Ideas?

So I recently wrote an article about Riley Blake Designs and as a little thank-you, Cindy offered to send me some fat quarters. Super nice of her. Now I have to figure out what exactly to do with them. I’ve looked through a few books specifically for using fat quarters and havent’ fallen in love […]

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Isn’t Life Just Weird

Well, we finally made it back to our house–Audrey and I spent two months with our friends and Stuart spent nearly three months away. The last bits of work (floor, priming, painting, trim) being done by us so we could finally just get him back in the house and living with us. So incredibly frustrating. […]

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Exploring Ashland

I was asked late last week if I could chaperone my son’s high school when they went down to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (which is, btw, sort of a misnomer… there’s more than Shakespeare). I agreed and figured I could take the time to do some hand-sewing and explore Ashland for any fabric […]