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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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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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New Roundie for Jorgensen

My Swissy, Jorgensen, has a favorite baby. This baby has been around since way before his time. It was also one of my first Swissy, Sebastian’s favorite babies. This toy is a large, round stuffed yellow duck. Our nickname for the him is Roundie. Sebastian loved to pick Roundie up and shake him and to run through […]

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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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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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Woodpeckers

A couple weeks ago I found some pins we bought at the Shaker Village Craft store many years ago. They are hand carved and painted birds with amazing detail. Specifically they are different types of woodpeckers. My husband, Kent, is a huge bird lover and his favorite of all are woodpeckers. We loved these little […]

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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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Quilting my Ls and Es

As you may know, my Mom and I recently went together and bought a quilting machine. We bought a sit down machine by APQS. Their sit down model is named George. I have been quilting my own quilts since I started quilting (didn’t know to be afraid of it). I feel like I do a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]