Category Archives: quilting

off to mqx

MQX is a national quilt show, the Machine Quilters Expo.  I haven’t been in years, so this is very exciting.  Many years ago I drove up to Nashua, NH and spent a wonderful day up there gawking at internationally prize-winning … Continue reading

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more cleaning, more stitching

Another day, another closet… No, not really.  Two is my limit this month.  But I went through a lot of stuff.  Really, why did I keep the sugar packet from a date with Banjo Man to Cape Cod?  And why … Continue reading

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cleaning out the quilt closet

It’s an excellent day.  The sun is shining, homemade soup simmers in the crock pot and I have taken over the kitchen island and dining room table as I wrestle with pin-basting yet another quilt top unearthed from the closet … Continue reading

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a darn good saturday

Yesterday there was this: A kaleidoscope quilt top made several years ago.  You layer 6 layers of fabric in exactly the same places on the design and cut wedges.  The wedges are sewn together to form different patterns.  This was … Continue reading

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3331

3331.  That’s how many pieces there are in this new quilt I’m piecing together. Because it was a “Mystery Quilt” I had no idea what I was getting into or how many pieces I would end up cutting and piecing … Continue reading

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the quiltmaker’s gift

My French Friend Janou sent this to me for my birthday.  It’s about a quiltmaker who only makes quilts to give away and a greedy king who will do anything to get one of them. MFFJ thought I would love … Continue reading

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a little bit of shopping

Twice a year we look at fabric, talk about fabric and…buy fabric.  By “we” I mean Harley Chick and Aunt Pat and I.   We returned to one of our favorite places, the fabric store in an old mill building in … Continue reading

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tools of the trade

Meet the Accufeed Flex.  It’s a walking foot on steroids and…I love it. Well, I love it when I can figure out how to attach it.  That was a mystery at first, until a kind quilter in my online sewing … Continue reading

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the ugly quilt

  Recently I’ve decided that even ugly quilts should be finished and not sit in their bins taking up space in the closet.  So for the past week I’ve been assembling the sashings that join these blocks together and attempting … Continue reading

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old fashioned nor’easter

Last night the rain poured down and the wind wailed as a “nor’easter” swept along the coast.  Our lights flickered a lot, but unlike many other Rhode Islanders, we didn’t lose power.  This morning I made coffee and turned on … Continue reading

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