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Quilting

Quilting, Sewing

The Secret in Your Thread Spool

Did you know that most of the quality threads available on the market today have a secret? Or rather their spools have a secret? I’ve been sewing since I was a young girl when I started making Barbie doll clothes and I didn’t know this secret. Back then in the early 70s, you could still get thread on wooden spools!…

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Quilting

How to Free Motion Quilt Stars and Swirls

Have you ever put off doing something because you’re don’t feel confident enough in your skills and you don’t want to take the chance of ruining the project you’re working on? That’s me sometimes when it comes to free motion quilting. Even though I free motion quilted waves, figure eights and feathers on the quilt I made for our oldest…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Blocks 23 and 24 – In Our Garden BOM

Have you been following along with the In Our Garden BOM that was hosted by Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy? My last two blocks are done! Amy designed January’s blocks in addition to the first two blocks back in February of 2016. Her “Garden Cabin” was a nice quick block to put together. Each month, I’ve made the pieced blocks…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Blocks 21 & 22 – In Our Garden BOM

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a chance to work on the final four blocks for the In Our Garden BOM 2016. Jan from Sew and Sow Farm designed December’s blocks. Block 21 was her beautiful pieced block that I have made in blue and white fabrics: I absolutely love how this block turned out. It’s such a…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Happy Thanksgiving – In Our Garden BOM

I’ve been busy trying to get the hand stitching done on this month’s applique block that Lana from It Seams to be Sew designed for November – In Our Garden BOM. Lana loves bunnies so her little pilgrim bunny is here to wish you a… As you can see… I had a bit of fun stitching that bunny! First, I…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Almost Caught Up – In Our Garden BOM

Do you ever feel like someone has pressed fast forward on the world and that you’re always playing catch-up? This whole year has seemed like that to me! But there’s one thing that I’m almost caught up on… the In Our Garden BOM. I’m about half way through the hand stitching on this month’s applique block designed by Lana from…

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Embroidery, Quilting

In Our Garden BOM – Blocks 17 & 18

If you’ve been following along in the In Our Garden BOM 2016 that’s being hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy you know that each month a different designer shares two blocks; a traditionally pieced block and an applique block. Vickie from More Stars in Comanche designed October’s blocks. Her pieced block called Squash Blossom is such a beautiful…

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Quilting

Playing Catch Up – In Our Garden

WOW… where did August go??!! With my sewing machines shoved into the center of the room and covered in plastic for most of August while we painted my sewing room/office, I didn’t get much chance to sew. Now I’m playing catch up! Kris over at Kris Loves Fabric was August’s designer for the In Our Garden BOM. Sunday afternoon found…

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Quilting, Sewing

Quilting Mod Challenge Accepted!

Back at the end of July, Afton over at Quilting Mod issued a fun challenge. She would send a select few who commented on her post 12 fat eighths¬†of Art Gallery Fabrics Round Elements. In return, those accepting the challenge were to create a finished work including at least some of the fabric and link up from Oct. 1-7. The…

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