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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Hand Basting My Scrappy Nine Patch

Over the weekend, I got the flying zebra baby quilt and one of the child-sized quilts hand basted. Dave’s away on a contract for a few days, which means that it won’t matter if I have a larger quilt taking up residence on the dining room table for a day or two, so I decided to baste my scrappy nine…

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Quilting, Sewing, Thrifting

WIP Wednesday – Back for Scrappy Nine Patch Quilt

Today I’m working on sewing the quilt back for this scrappy nine patch quilt top: A larger photo of the quilt top can be seen here. I’m using a thrifted white cotton sheet for the back but it wasn’t quite long enough so I added a row of blocks made from the leftovers fabrics from the front. When I was…

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Quilting

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – Yellow Bear Quilt

My entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival would certainly not qualify as the most beautiful or most intricately pieced or the most original.  Its design is a simple one; flannel blocks from a bear print that I fussy cut alternating with a coordinating yellow flannel. Those blocks are framed with a single border cut from that same yellow flannel with…

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Budget Savers

How We Over-Winter Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions and Squash

Where we live in northwest Georgia, our winters are usually fairly mild and over-wintering vegetables can be a challenge.  Our rental house has a cement slab foundation, so we don’t have a basement where we could build even a temporary cold room for storing them.   But over the past few years of living here, we’ve experimented and come up…

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Quilting

Quilts for Tornado Victims

Since I started quilting, I’ve seen many quilt appeals to help the victims of natural disasters and I’ve donated to a few of them in one way or another.  Yesterday, I went searching to see if there were any quilt appeals to help the victims of the recent tornadoes that swept through the South last week.  This is what I’ve…

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