Category Archives: quilting

mental health, as it is

In order to make these long days pass without me running screaming into the woods, I am working on a ridiculously complicated quilt.  It’s an online “mystery quilt”, which I’ve told you about before. There are 1600 pieces in this … Continue reading

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what’s happening in the kitchen

Definitely not cooking. This was a quilt I made last winter from a Kaffe Fassett pattern.  It was fun to put together, though I had to get creative as to the fabrics I used.  I had resolved to use what … Continue reading

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on the wall in 2020

It’s actually more colorful than the photo shows.  This space above the stairs used to display an antique quilt top, one I’d also framed and hung above the couch in our old Idaho home.  It finally disintegrated from sun damage … Continue reading

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it’s a colorful world

It’s Mystery Quilt time again, thanks to Bonnie Hunter (quilter, teacher, blogger) and her annual quilt-along. I like the colors.  The quilt will end up being mostly blues and whites/creams, with touches of raspberry and mint green. I have no … Continue reading

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making progress

Banjo Man said this quilt would be a “pleasant jolt” to our visitors.  I think that’s hilarious.  Maybe that describes more than a few of my wild quilts! And here is a picture I took in front of a restaurant … Continue reading

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a rainy day project

I made this quilt top–a spiderweb pattern from scraps–a few years ago during a mini-nervous breakdown while writing my last three novels (THE HUSBAND SCHOOL, etc.).  My whining was well-documented here on the blog.  Unfortunately. This sucker measures 77″ x … Continue reading

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lucky day

I won one of the raffle baskets at the quilt show!  It’s a huge basket of notions and quite a haul of goodies. My favorite notion? I’ve wanted Wonder Clips for a long time.  When I am piecing 120 blocks … Continue reading

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quilting turkeys and more

Did I go to the quilt show?  Yes!  I stayed less than hour (and took a three-hour nap when I got home) but I drove myself to Westerly on a cool, sunny day.  Power was out in two towns along … Continue reading

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home alone

Banjo Man is partying in Nebraska this weekend, so I am home alone and, I will admit, have felt a bit lonesome since his Wednesday morning departure.  I am used to his chatter.  He cleans up the kitchen and takes … Continue reading

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odds and ends on a quiet day

The baby quilt project is still coming along.  It’s a sweet quilt and I hope it will be loved and used. “Ruth’s” is a shop deep in the heart of Cranston that has been in business since 1954.  They do … Continue reading

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