Category Archives: quilting

a beautiful surprise

These arrived yesterday afternoon.   They were sent by my niece Sili and her family in California.  And they were very, very much appreciated. Little did Sili know that an hour before these arrived, I was sobbing my heart out in … Continue reading

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how to make a corona quilt

Twenty minutes after I’d finished stitching the binding down on the Corona quilt (we were watching the three-hour Survivor finale), Banjo Man declared he was “chilly” and appropriated the quilt. He loves quilts. My plan, back in March, had been … Continue reading

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like it or not

Have you ever been about 2/3 into a project and realized it really isn’t that good, but you need to keep going anyway because it’s too late to quit and you absolutely have to finish? That’s what happened yesterday after … Continue reading

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gritting my teeth

Yesterday was a difficult day and I am trying very, very hard not to rant.  There are some days when everything is hard–due to the virus restrictions–and my blood pressure most certainly soars. And I am not going to bore … Continue reading

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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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