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Legend: A Quilt for My Little Rockstar

The Riley Blake Challenge was posted and I pretty quickly got a vision of somewhat improv-pieced triangles lined up on a  grey background, with a piano-key strip up one side.  After looking several times online for the fabrics I needed, and only finding it sold by the bolt, I put the shopping aside. Then, about… Continue reading Legend: A Quilt for My Little Rockstar

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Mr. and Mrs. Pillows: A Quilted Applique Project

We were so excited for Nicole and Ryan, my brother-in-law  and sister-in-law to move into their new home, and I had planned to make a special gift of any sort of a quilty nature for them.  When I interviewed Nicole about what they might need, she quickly settled on a couple of throw pillows with… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs. Pillows: A Quilted Applique Project

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Prongs: A scrappy appliqué deer pillow

For last year’s Christmas swap at work, I decided to make a decorative reindeer silhouette cushion. I chose to go scrappy, to practice using the Scrappy Bits Applique Techniques in the book by Shannon Brinkley before taking on another more challenging project. I picked out a fabric that I had purchased at Len’s Mills a… Continue reading Prongs: A scrappy appliqué deer pillow

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Tara Made a Little Lamb: Making a Scrappy Applique Baby Quilt

When one of my buddies at work shared with me that she was expecting, I immediately started seeing visions of a gangly-legged baby lamb quilt, made just for her.  Why, you ask?  Well, for one, she has a thing for Lambs.  And for two, she married a Lamb.  Since her baby was certain to be… Continue reading Tara Made a Little Lamb: Making a Scrappy Applique Baby Quilt

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My First Online Swap: Allie the Owl Flies to Alberta

This year, the Modern Quilt Guild organized its first online mini-swap ever.  The maiden voyage of the MQG swap, and I, a swap virgin, just had to try it out.   It sounded so fun, and I began to get excited about having a sweet new mini to grace the walls of my sacred sewing… Continue reading My First Online Swap: Allie the Owl Flies to Alberta