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2017 Finish-A-Long

I decided to join the 2017 Finish-A-Long for the 4th Quarter. I have been watching everyone’s progress and felt the need to jump in. In case you are not familiar with the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter […]

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New Project, Old Fabrics

One of my current WIP quilts is my Night Sky quilt. I have been meaning to link-up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday for a while and finally did so!!! I have had a stack of jelly rolls for a long time. For some reason I have a hard time opening them up and using them […]

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Sunday Morning Quilt

My most recent finish is my Sunday Morning quilt from Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkinson’s Sunday Morning Quilts book. I LOVE the quilts in this book. Here is a picture of the blocks laid out on my design wall. The blocks in this quilt finish to 10″. The quilt in the book has 72 blocks […]

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Finish it up Friday

I have followed Crazy Mom Quilts for several years; Amanda Jean is one of my favorite quilt bloggers! For a long time I have been meaning to post some quilts for Finish it up Friday and am happy to say I was finally able to get organized enough to do so. Fittingly, my finish for today […]

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Super Quilt Santa

Most years I don’t think about making any Christmas presents until it is too late in the year to start and commit to finishing. This year I went in the opposite direction and probably bit off a little more than I could chew. In the end, I took on not 1, but 3 new quilts […]

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New and Different Things

So far this year a handful of projects have required me to try some new and different things. This wasn’t the result of some New Years resolution or plan on my part; it just came about that way. Although trying new things  can be challenging it is always good to stretch yourself a little. I […]

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Batik Sampler Quilt – Kit # 3

I am so excited about my 3rd Unfinished kit (soon to be finished). First, it is nice to be working with a different kind of fabric. I love the Civil War reproduction fabrics, but it is nice to have a change of pace. This kit is a Sampler quilt using batik fabrics; it is pretty […]

Beaver Island Quilt Retreat

Quilting, quilting, quilting…

Lately I have been busy mainly with quilting quilts. In the last 5 weeks or so I have quilted 6 quilts. I had a collection of tops and knew it was time to start quilting and finishing them up. Here are pictures of these quilts: Whistler’s Wife Quilt Remember this was the first of my […]

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A Civil War Legacy – Kit # 2

I played a little more with the improv pineapple blocks and then put them away for another day. I currently have 5 quilt tops to be quilted so spent some time getting my binding and backing together for those quilts so nothing too exciting to show there. My quilting machine is currently being serviced, but […]

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Kit # 1 – Quilt Top Complete

I just finished putting together the top from that first kit I started on last week. It is a small quilt, only 42” x 42”. The blocks I showed last week are put on point and the quilt is assembled in rows. Here is a closeup. I loved laying out these blocks on my design […]