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    Starflowers and Border

    Posted on September 18, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItOver a year ago, time flies when you are having fun, I posted about putting all the blocks-of-the-month for 2010 together and that I was working on the border.  There was a tutorial on appliqueing skinny stems.  Click tutorial, if you want to look at it. Finally finished the four borders and sewed them on today. […]

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  • Veteran’s Quilts

    Posted on September 11, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItThe Comfort Quilts committee of the Tehachapi Mountain Quilter’s Guild makes quilts for children’s hospitals, spousal abuse centers, homes for the elderly, etc.  They have made hundreds of quilts over the years. Our friendship group, which is a part of the guild, has also made quilts that are given to veteran’s hospitals and homes every year. […]

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  • Baby Quilts

    Posted on August 22, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItI didn’t realize I never posted this baby quilt blog.  I am so behind on my blog, been up to lots of things, taking pictures, but not posting!  Shame on me!   Since we came home from our trip to San Antonio, in May, I worked on this baby quilt for my niece.  Teaching […]

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  • Knit or quilt, quilt or knit

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItShould I quilt or should I knit? Which one wins out? Depends on if I need to get some hand work done.  Right now I don’t have an applique project going, so I fall back on knitting.  Have never crocheted, tried it, but had issues with that hook!  Feel more confident using two needles, […]

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  • Snappy Little Bag

    Posted on April 28, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItSaw a little Snap Bag being made on Gourmet Quilter and thought that I would make one too, well actually made two.  You use pieces of metal measuring tape for the closure. Made mine a little shorter than hers, but it fits better in my purse at this size.  You can make them any size, […]

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  • Grand-daughter’s Dress Again!

    Posted on April 26, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItI have been so busy sewing that I haven’t found the time to post anything.  A couple months ago I posted a “practice” dress that I made for our granddaughter, as a trial run for her First Communion dress I was planning to make. As I said then, the hardest part of sewing for […]

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  • Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

    Posted on April 6, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItNothing to do with quilting, but thought I would share with you how I spent today in the kitchen, I wasn’t cooking, I was organizing.  A while ago, I had decided that my herbs and spices needed to be organized. There wasn’t enough room for all of them in one place, so they were […]

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  • More Mystery Quilts

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItJust received the following pictures from a quilt group in Surprise, AZ.  They purchased, as a group, my Mountain Mystery Quilt.  and presented it as a Mystery Workshop.  Two ladies are in charge and give them only a few steps at a time to make.  It is so fulfilling to receive the pictures from […]

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  • North by Northeast

    Posted on March 21, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin ItSo excited that Electric Quilt has finally perfected a version for MAC!!  Yayyy!  Now I can design a thousand quilts, that I will never make, but it is so much fun! Downloaded it yesterday and here is the first quilt, with an original block. It isn’t that I am new to EQ, just that […]

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  • Poppy Finished

    Posted on March 16, 2014 by bdieges in Blog.

    Pin It Here it is all finished and hanging on the wall. I remembered something that my friend Diane told me several years ago, about splitting the pocket in the back and putting a aluminum can tab in the center of the bar, as a hanger, so you only need one nail to hang a […]

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