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Diamonds Forever Quilt

I am a big fan of the Kaffe Fassett Collective and one of my all time favorites are the Shell Montage Pattern by Philip Jacobs. For years I bought this pattern in every colorway I could find and saved it up for a future quilt. I found a pattern in a quilting magazine by Kaffe Fassett called Diamonds […]

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BLOGGER’S QUILT FESTIVAL – SPRING 2015 – Original Design Quilts

It’s time for “Blogger’s Quilt Festival” again. Visit the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side and be inspired by all the amazing entries! Amy does a wonderful job of pulling all this together twice a year. Many thanks to Amy for all her hard work!!! I have followed the Blogger’s Quilt Festival for a while and always enjoy seeing […]

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Wonky Safari Quilt goes to Charlotte

After much debating and encouragement by friends and family I finally entered one of my quilts in the Charlotte, North Carolina AQS show. I kept it under wraps for the most part not wanting to jinx my quilt. I was supposed to be notified on May 11th and when the day came and went and […]

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Shopping out of your stash

It’s funny how you start out as a new quilter and it takes years to accumulate a stash. I remember when I started out seeing all my friend’s stash and thinking I would never catch up. Then a couple years later I turned around and realized I had a large stash; perhaps more than I […]

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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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Finishing up the Year

In my first blog post I challenged myself to finish 5 kits by the end of the year. I bought all these kits in 2006-2007 and wanted to finish them up before starting many more projects. Around September I began to wonder if I would be able to meet my challenge, but I am happy […]

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Shop hop in South Dakota

We had the pleasure of visiting friends in Rapid City, South Dakota recently. My friend Judi took me on a shop hop in the area. Amazingly there are 12 quilt shops within a hour of Rapid City. I was impressed with how different each of the shops were; it was rare to see the same […]