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Hand Piecing: it’s “pieceful”

Hand Piecing: it’s “pieceful”

Do you like hand piecing? Are you interested but never gave it a try? I’m seeing more interest in it lately among quilters, especially on Instagram, so I am going to be doing a series of posts encompassing topics such as my current hand piecing […]

Little Bowtie Block Tutorial

Little Bowtie Block Tutorial

I’m late off the mark to write a post about plans for 2019 but I did make some. Then changed them. Then changed them again. Then I was so confused about my plans for the new year that I tossed all the plans and went […]

Sew much to do; sew little time

Sew much to do; sew little time

It’s tough to carve out enough time to really do some serious quilting.  For the last week or so, I’ve been digging out some ongoing projects and trying to actually do some sewing on my machine.  In the process, I’ve made some interesting discoveries.  Like […]

A Maryland Album Quilt

A Maryland Album Quilt

Back in March 2016, I wrote a post about a signature quilt I had acquired and called it “nearly” my holy grail of quilts.  It is a special quilt with beautiful Turkey red fabric appliqued in a fleur de lis pattern.  It also has lots […]

Economics and my poison green phase

Economics and my poison green phase

Have you had “Phases” in  your quilting?  By that, I generally mean choosing certain colors or patterns such as cheddar, pink and brown, red as a neutral, or hexis, stars, log cabins…  I am currently in a poison green phase.  I love it and find […]

Still stitching…

Still stitching…

I’ve been stitching nearly every day but it’s on the same project so I don’t have anything in the way of results to share yet.  Instead, let’s focus on the process.  Personally, I love a peek inside others’ supply boxes and am very attached to […]

I’m stitching

I’m stitching

I’m stitching as fast as I can which, unfortunately, is still pretty slow.  This is block C-1 from a pattern called Worcester Beauty-A Maryland Album Quilt.  It is an almost exact reproduction of a quilt in the collection of the DAR Museum (link to quilt […]

Elegant Geometry Exhibit – Taft Museum of Art – Post 1

Elegant Geometry Exhibit – Taft Museum of Art – Post 1

Medallion quilt from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum 2008.040.0014 Seen at the Elegant Geometry exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio   I like to give myself presents.  After all, I know exactly what I want and I […]

Start small

Start small

Lily block with hand appliqued triangles and squares on the white corners.   I’ve been thinking about getting back to blogging because there is a direct correlation between the time and effort I put into my own sewing and my number of blog posts.  If […]

Hand Quilting My Little Quilts

Hand Quilting My Little Quilts

Quilting…hand or machine?  As quilters, we make decisions, have our preferences, and our biases.  These are individuals choices and when I speak about them I am strictly speaking about my own personal decisions, preferences and biases.  There is no judgment about those of others.  This […]