Category Archives: Sewing/Quilting

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Ruler storage

Organizing one’s stash and tools pretty much depends on the space available. And whether you are willing to spend $$$ on special furniture to house all your goodies to perfection. Or, better still, 🙂 find creative alternatives to keep all those goodies in order.

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

I am a Craftsy addict. 🙂 Because there is no quilting tradition in my country, and nowhere for me to take classes locally, this has been a wonderful way for me to continue to learn new techniques and improve my quilting skills.

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In the hoop again

Ok, so you’ve seen this project before.  I know… more than once. 🙁 I’m talking about my oldest UFO, which in May will turn 10 years old.

Also posted in Bed quilts, Hand Quilting | Comments closed

Broken spindles? How to fix your thread rack!

For my smaller spools of thread I have two June Tailor racks that sit on a table next to my sewing machine.

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Still can’t draw a straight line!

Thursdays are dedicated to sewing/teaching/learning with my niece, Ana Lía. Though she is a relatively new quilter, she is extremely talented and catches on very quickly. It’s been fun to design and sew with someone who thinks way beyond traditional beginner quilts.

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Floral whimsy… finished at last!

This project has been sitting on my table for months! Christmas and the New Year came and went by, and over that holiday week I actually quilted it. And since then it has continued to sit, waiting for the binding.

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What BOMs are you following?

We’re already nearing the end of January and I’m wondering how many block-of-the-month projects you are all following this year.

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Mini sewing circle

It’s been well over a year since my sewing circle last met. Not only did I move out of the city, but it seems the rest of the members also ended up scattered, and coming together once a week became challenging.

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A seven-patch table topper

My beginner piecing class focuses on block design and piecing: 4-patch, 9-patch, 5-patch, and 7-patch. I tell my students that if they learn how to draw and sew blocks based on these four grids, they will have enough to make quilts for a lifetime.

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Hexagon Craze

In doing some housekeeping over at Angie’s Bits ‘n Pieces I found some book reviews we decided to remove from the website a while back. Since they deal with some of my favorite books, I thought I would share them here. I hope you find them useful. 🙂 Here goes the first.

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Floral whimsy

I actually did spend some time over the holiday weekend sewing the quilt design that was the subject of my last post.

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Aha! moments

Earlier this week I stopped by the post office to pick up a fun package sent by the Electric Quilt Company, with copies of my recently released book and a few other goodies. Love the larger format. LOVE the spiral binding! 🙂

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On rulers and drawing faces

Yesterday I took a little time “off” from work and running around to work on a little piece, resulting from a Lauren Vlcek online class offered on The Quilt Show. Love Lauren. Love the class. 🙂

Also posted in Small quilted projects, Wall hangings | Comments closed
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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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