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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.  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?  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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the Wantsies!

When I saw these gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn Pincushions by Red Pepper Quilts, my skin tingled with the worst case of the wantsies. . .but at $29 plus shipping from the land of Oz, nuh-uh!  Totally worth it, but way out of my budget – that sigh you hear is my husband, that sound is relief. […]

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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* do you see it? Now did you see it right away?  . . .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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WIP Wednesday. . .

. . .with a couple finishes. I got some amazing mail on Friday: I allowed myself to open the package, look at the fabric, marvel at the fact that I would never have picked them and then forced myself to put them away – there were a few things that needed finishing first. 1st up […]

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A little Quilt Therapy. . .

I just read that Sarah is need of a little quilty love – pass it on  🙂 Sarah Fielke – The Last Piece

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Flickr community rocks!

As I’m working on my Amy Butler Daisy Pillow – yup, that’s the information I was able to hold back for 3 whole days, fyi. . .I can’t keep a secret, especially if you say “this is a secret”. . .anyway in the directions it mentions to fill the petals with fiberfill “filling it firmly […]

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preparing for some sewing. . .

I have to admit it. . .I must finally give it up. . .there is a part to this sewing/quilting that I don’t like. PINNING! Ugh.  I mean really, UGH!  I’ll cheat by placing 3 pins – start, middle and end – and then fill in with the clips.  Unless the fabric is super fiddly […]

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