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70 weeks in the making. . .a finish. . .

Woot woot!!! According to IG, this first picture was taken 70 weeks ago. . . I’ve learnt so much since then. . . How we and the plant life have grown since then. . . My most favorite finish to date. . . Quilt Stats: Pattern:Β Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell Fabric & Binding: […]

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How about WIP Friday?

I’ve been dragging my feet something terrible on these applique borders. . .I’ve only partially completed the top and left side. . . I still need to sew down the basket handle, join the vines over the basket and add a little flower. . .then do the other two sides! Β In my self imposed ADD, […]

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WIP Wednesday, Midnight at the Oasis. . .

A quick progress post, I’m thinking I may be able to stitch a leaf or two before I go to bed, but I’ll take a break because I’m dying to show you how my Midnight at the Oasis QAL is coming along! I managed to sew all my orange peel blocks together and attach them […]

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Orange peel FYI

So I’ve only been doing this quilty thing for about a year and I have to admit I feel a little cheeky calling this a tutorial, so how about we just call this “newbie’s got a pretty good idea”. . . Β πŸ˜‰ Working on the orange peel blocks from the midnight at the oasis QAL […]

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Ms Kingwell, please forgive me. . .

I must admit to taking a shortcut. . .even though I believe the end result is terribly cool and given a moment or two I could spin this into ‘how I devised a plan as a tribute to some of my favorite fabric designers. . .’ Butter wouldn’t melt, eh? true true. . . I […]

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WIP Wednesday. . .

I’m working away on my orange peel blocks for my Midnight at the Oasis quilt Still a few more to get done – 12! I’m really excited about the finish but I really did need a little break. . .so I allowed myself to get distracted by the Sophie Car Seat Quilt from the Moda […]

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Midnight at the Oasis QAL. . .

I watched some great YouTube videos on various paper piecing techniques thinking I could get more even triangles in the first block of the #midnightattheoasisqal. Β In the end, I re-cut my triangles, used two pins and hand stitched them together – why mess with something that’s not broke? This routine works for me and I […]

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Keeping busy. . .

When Sarah Fielke announced she would be having a Mystery QAL with her new fabric line Millefiori, guess who jumped at the chance? Β You betcha – both feet! Early last week this arrived, and the QAL was already up to week 3 so I was busy last week getting caught up. I had fun pushing […]

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Instagram killed the blogger in me. . .

Sung to video killed the radio star- yup showing my age again. . .here, let’s try it again, with me this time Instagram killed the blogger in me . . . hmmmm. . .well almost. Instagram is really cool for: 1. Instant gratification – sooo many people all connected by a little hashtag, all willing […]

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Oy. . .really?

So i finished this late yesterday. . . *heavy sigh*Β do you see it? Now did you see it right away? Β . . .or did you have to go back for another look? Still not sure you see what I see. . ? I appliqued the stems wrong. . .see, they really should line up with […]

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