Archive | January, 2013

hip with the starch. . .

I’m glad I didn’t get too far into this whole quilting gig before I learnt the secret that everybody seems to know. . .starch baby starch!  Press your fabric and starch baby starch. . .hmmm, gotta get a t-shirt made. . .you will see a difference!  I know I have, not to mention the ease […]

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solved with crochet!

A bunch of the sewing blogs have lit a fire under my behind.  I have these ottomans that I purchased about 6 years ago that are starting to look rough around the edges, but I’m not ready to give them up. They’re a perfect size, you can group them together or place one at each […]

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almost. . .

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hmmm. . .

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the hexy learning curve. . .

without a doubt, if you can learn at the foot of someone who knows what their doing. . .the rest can remain untyped.   I must admit to feeling mildly dejected with my Hex on the Beach quilt.  Insert lower lip pout here. . . But first to clarify, I knew this quilt would show […]

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hexie madness. . .

after a productive weekend, just not in a crafty way – every spare moment this week has been devoted to my hexie maddness – I just cant get enough!  and this task has been made OH SO MUCH more fun by this wonderful present that the postman left on my doorstep. . .   like i […]

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virtual arm

So my virtual arm got twisted and I joined one more last BOM. . .I get now how slippery this slope truly is 😉 I’m doing the Skill Builder BOM from Alyssa over at Pile of Fabric. And will be using (I am really looking forward to this one) my stash of City Block by […]

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inspiration and awe

aka Hearts, Green Tea & Sweet Beans. . . I credit two quilts with really giving me the buzz to give this quilting lark a good honest go: First and foremost, Romance at the Cabin by Linda Rotz Miller   and Green Tea and Sweet Beans by Jen Kingwell: When I first saw versions of the second […]

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Suess for the Birthday Boy

One more quilty project with a March 1st deadline.  My little man turns 1 on the first of March and I would like this to be his present. . . When I found this Seuss quilt and thought it would be fun and wanted to make a few changes:  1. add a Minky backing 2. No binding, […]

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in a word? Fiddly

Smoked through the basting. . .then it was easy peasy linking one hexie to another. Now the joining of two rows. . .hmmm. . .might take a little longer than previously expected 😉 But then you can get into a kind of get into a swing. . .and before you know it

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