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    More Finished Blocks!

    Posted on May 13, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItMary H presented her five finished blocks and I finally caught up to her!  Just started the appliqué for June, so that flower has been “picked!”  Hopefully I will be presenting a FINISHED block to you on June 1, or at least close to finished.  This is in the midst of making placemats for a […]

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    May 2016 Block of the Month Update

    Posted on May 5, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItI don’t know what the problem was with downloading the May block, but I think it is all fixed, but now that you downloaded it, you might want to do so again, because I made a couple of small changes. The stem for the flower, should have been thicker than the stem for the […]

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    May 2016 Block of the Month

    Posted on May 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItThis month, I guess is typical, so much going on!  Made two trips down below, by myself, to visit our grandchild, and our daughter/son-in-law too, for several days!  She is not even a year and has been walking since 9 months!  There is no keeping her down. You probably wonder where “down below” is, […]

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    April 2016 Block of the Month

    Posted on April 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItBesides working on the appliqué, I have been knitting and sewing bonnets.  Our daughter and family were coming up to visit for Easter, so I wanted to have this ready for her.  The sweater is my own design pulled from several infant sweaters, and the hat is a free pattern from Purl Soho.  I […]

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    Finished Blocks!

    Posted on March 21, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItSo delighted to finish the March block, before the end of the month.  I will now get a head start on April. Hopefully that time will transfer to future months.  I have included pictures of finished blocks from other appliquéers.  The spell checker doesn’t like that word, so maybe it isn’t one?  Doesn’t accept […]

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    March 2016 Block of the Month

    Posted on March 1, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItFinished the B block.Had a hard time deciding on which flower would go with “C.”  There are several good ones, carnation, calendula, cherry blossom, columbine.  Finally decided on one that is special to me, crocus.  Crocus was the January block last year, but this is a different design.  I had a small cluster of […]

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    Embroidery Stitches

    Posted on February 6, 2016 by in Blog

    Pin ItLong before I dove into quilting, I loved to stitch with wool so, in the early 1970’s, I developed my own line of stitchery kits, under the name “bd stitcheries.”  I sold them locally at needlepoint/stitchery shops and art fairs. Obviously before the internet!  Most of the kits were animal and flower designs, with wool […]

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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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