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Wool Applique

Last month for our Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 blog tour, I shared my “Some-Bunny” block, made with wool applique. Some of you expressed interest in learning how to do wool applique, so I pulled together a wool applique tutorial … Continue reading

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More Great Scrap Squad Quilts

  Today we present the remaining projects by the QM Scrap Squad; they are scrappy versions of Raspberry Dessert by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Here is Julie’s quilt which appears in the brand-new May/June issue of Quiltmaker. Raspberry Dessert … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions: Quilt Retreat Dilemma

Tomorrow I’m leaving for my annual quilting retreat at the foot of the Collegiate Peaks near Buena Vista, Colorado. There will be no shortage of scenery. No shortage of great food, talking, laughing, piecing, quilting, show-and-telling and general all-around good … Continue reading

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Priming the Pump

I have been in a sewing slump. Does this happen to you? A host of regular-life “stuff” has drained me of the energy to create. I find myself entering my sewing area only to stand there feeling lost and unsure … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern – Stocking

As of 7 weeks ago, I have a new grandson. Parker Stephen Beam was born 10/24/10, bringing much joy to our entire family. He needed a stocking to go with the ones I made for the rest of his family. … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 2: Shoe Boxes

As you get to know me, one thing you soon learn is that I have a thing for shoes. It’s all my mother’s fault, of course! As a young girl, I desperately wanted a pair of black and white saddle … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 2: May Flowers

I design on paper. I doodle, not really knowing where it’s going to take me, and sometimes I come up with something I like. That’s how I designed May Flowers. I’m intrigued by blocks with partial seams—they’re easy to sew … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 3

Let’s start Day 3 right off with Today’s Featured Designers: 1. Deanne Eisenman: snugglesquilts.com 2. Rachel Griffith: psiquilt.com 3. Barbara Groves/Mary Jacobson: meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog 4. Susan Guzman: suzguzdesigns.blogspot.com 5. Lynne Hagmeier: kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com 6. Nancy Halvorsen: arttoheart.com 7. Reeze Hanson: katlovesquilts.blogspot.com 8. … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2

We’re on to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Yesterday’s links were exciting and today we have a whole new batch. But first, here’s a preview of what happens when you make multiples of some of the blocks … Continue reading

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Fantastic Free Color Tool

I recently discovered the coolest free online color tool at colorschemedesigner.com. The possibilities of quilters using this tool are limitless! Here are a few things I have learned. 1. Under “About & Help” in the top right corner, turn on … Continue reading

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