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    February 2016 Block of the Month

    Posted on February 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItMany of you have asked how to be on my newsletter list.  I don’t have a newsletter, but you can be notified when the blocks are published through the blog, by signing up in the column on the right. When you sign up make sure you confirm the email sent to you.  The reason for returning […]

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    Vine and Stem Tutorial

    Posted on January 16, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItRerunning this tutorial from more than a year ago, but it was part of another discussion, so I thought I would republish it just to make sure you all have seen it.  We will be making quite a few stems with this block of the month series, so it doesn’t hurt to go over a technique again. Vine Tutorial […]

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    Punch Happy

    Posted on January 8, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItNo, the title doesn’t mean I’m still at the holiday punch, it just means I like using paper punches as a tool for appliqué.  Since I use circles a lot for my appliquéd flowers, I thought I would share this technique with you. With so many scrap book aficionados out there, different sized paper punches are very […]

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    Some Petal Tips

    Posted on January 7, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItWhen I designed the petals for the January A block, I didn’t take into consideration how that little fold at the tip of each petal was going to be appliquéd.  Design first, figure it out later! So I have worked out a way to do it and not go crazy dealing with that tiny […]

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  • January 2016 Block of the Month

    Posted on January 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItThese aren’t all the fabrics, that are needed for January’s Block of the Month, just the flower petals and stem.  Still have to pick out the leaves and centers, but isn’t that what a stash is for?  If I don’t have the perfect fabric there, isn’t that why we have quilt shops? I have been […]

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    Cutting Squares

    Posted on December 21, 2015 by in Blog

    Pin ItThis is one of two baby quilts I made for my grand niece and grand daughter, based on my I Spy quilt pattern, available at Craftsy.  Looks like a lot of triangles doesn’t it?  Not a single triangle is harmed with my Sewfasst® techniques, just squares cut in two different sizes.  Sew and cut, press and sew and cut […]

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    Making Progress

    Posted on December 7, 2015 by in Blog

    Pin ItIf you would like to subscribe to my blogs, in the right column you will see a spot where you can sign up.  Sorry it has taken me so long, but I’d rather be stitching, than computing, but it seems sometimes that is all that I am doing! Finished the center setting units.  At first I […]

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    December Block of the Month

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by in Blog

    Pin ItThere is a lot going on this month, and I am not just talking about Christmas! December’s block, leaves and berries, but that keeps it simple. The setting for this year’s blocks, available free until the end of January, when it goes to Craftsy. AND finally the theme and a preview of the first […]

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    Finished!

    Posted on November 15, 2015 by in Blog

    Pin ItDon’t have much to say, but wanted to share the finished November block!  Really appropriate for this snowy, blustery day when the last of the oak leaves are blowing around. Working on the setting for this year’s blocks, I hope I have some of the sashing done by December 1.

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    November Block of the Month

    Posted on October 31, 2015 by in Blog

    Pin ItWhen I started the October block, I was so excited about using the striped fabric for the petals.  It was soooo creative!  Ha! Ended up making myself extra work!  However, I did finish it several days ago and have gotten a head start on the November block.Instead of just appliquéing one petal at a time, I had […]

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