Category Archives: quilting

under the needle

This was yesterday, spent stitching lots of lines in the pale green background, along with outlining the fans.  Once again, a quilt top that is at least 14 years old.  I made three of them in different colors back then. … Continue reading

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matching points and seams

I made this quilt top in 2004, shortly after buying my first computerized sewing machine, a Janome 6500.  That machine was cutting edge at the time and I was so proud and yet so intimidated by everything it could do. … Continue reading

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heading out of here

I’m packed and ready to go to Texas.  I’ve had my tickets for a few weeks but knew that anything could happen–and probably would–to change my plans from traveling to going back to the sewing machine. But I get to … Continue reading

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recycling treasures

This might not look like a treasure, but it really is.  All handsewn, it has wonderful 1930’s fabrics to admire. I like to buy old quilt tops with patterns I would never make myself.  This quilt top, found in a … Continue reading

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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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