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Stash Bee WIP no more. . .take two!

This year I asked the awesome ladies of Hive 2 to make a heart block. Stash Bee Tutorial here. Once all the blocks arrived, I chose two for a very special project for my husband and arranged 12 blocks with some sashing.  I used Kona solids Film story jelly roll. After tiring with my straight […]

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Stash Bee WIP no more!

No rustic barns, no snowy fields. . .but still one heck of a quilt photo shoot! I would love to thank of the members of Stash Bee Hive 10 2014 – you ladies rock! Nela: Shari: Cyndi: Stephanie: And the other ladies of Stash Bee Hive 10, 2014 Cyndi, Ruth, Lesley, Karen and Shari – […]

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all thanks to Kim Kardashian’s behind. . .

I am a devoted ET Entertainment Tonight watcher, I can hum you the intro and very Pavlovian like, I will drop what I’m doing and focus on the screen as soon as it sounds. . .but there is even a limit to how many times I can hear/read the same gossip story.  My bi-monthly hair […]

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swiped from Craftsy. . .

How I have tortured my IG friends with photos of these placemats!  I shamelessly stole the idea from Craftsy – using the same Kaffe Fassett cool range millefiori fabric, the same pattern layout.  But rather than a QAYG, I actually built the quilt sandwich – I’m hoping to become more comfortable FMQ and this was an […]

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Ah-ha!

I love binding a quilt. Now, I really enjoy all aspects of the quilt making process. . .that first whiff of inspiration, the fabric selection, pressing, cutting, sewing, quilting. But to sit at the end of that journey with a quilt on your lap, hand stitching that beautiful binding. . .all cozy and snuggled.  Brings […]

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2014 – the year of the swaps. . .

2014 will truly be billed forever as the year of the swap!  Would you like a little sample of what I’ve done – I hope you say yes because here goes. . . #SchnitzelandBooMiniSwap Stash Bee Hive 10 Modern InstaBee Hive 10 Handmade Birthday swap – Late Bloomer’s Club My Favorite 241 tote for the Tote […]

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it always starts with the wantsies. . .

when i get the wantsies, I get ’em bad.  Over in Insta-world I noticed some slippers popping up. . .a little stalking and googling later I found this was a pattern by Ayumi Takahashi and in an old issue of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011).  A quick payment of $3.99 and a week later the magazine […]

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Midnight at the Oasis, how smitten I am with you!

So we had a little bit of a photo-shoot this weekend to celebrate the second from last border on my Midnight at the Oasis quilt! this was my first shot waiting for the family to get organised (and to be honest it’s kinda my favorite) Courthouse steps are up next!  Never made a court house […]

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January Bee Block

I’m very excited about a new image on my side bar – I am a member of a Quilting Bee this year – Woot! Woot! This was what our January Queen requested: very fun block to make and I thought I’d make her a little crochet bee to celebrate my first bee, any excuse to […]

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