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Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts

teeny-tiny Quilts 35 miniature projects tips & techniques for success Donna Lynn Thomas 112 pages softcover $29.95 e-book $23.99 all photos courtesy C&T Publishing C&T Interview with Donna I can actually see this tip working on any sized quilt simply because it's a brilliant tip: "Sometimes there’s no perfect pressing solution. In that case, if… Continue reading Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts

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Florabunda! Melanie Testa, RJR a bit of magic

Several years ago Melanie, Elizabeth Rosenberg and I met for lunch. We ended up laughing so hard and so much that we annoyed the family at the next table. Which was hilarious in and of itself, and only got us laughing more. Florabunda!, Melanie's first line with RJR Fabrics #quiltwithlove, is all of what is… Continue reading Florabunda! Melanie Testa, RJR a bit of magic

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A Box, and a Dream

A while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream

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A Nip o’this and that

Still waters run deep! Over the weekend someone shared that they'd been playing I Love Hue, and it's a great way to learn to understand color. I agree, very much. Each level has a group of tiles, several fixed, most movable to sort according to shade/tone. You get to see the proper sorting first, then… Continue reading A Nip o’this and that

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Enjoying whatever this is

This quilt has a mind of it's own and is speaking clearly, showing the direction she wants to go in. I'm going along for the ride, navigating to the mysterious destination. There is a "filling up of the creative well" as the piecing happens. Creative dryness is exhausting physically and emotionally. While spurts of creativity… Continue reading Enjoying whatever this is

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A needed detour

Lately upon entering the sewing room there is a strong sense of being overwhelmed with ideas. Lots of ideas tumbling over, and over each seeking the deserved attention. While writing that sentence an idea to make a whole cloth using 60 weight thread in the top and bobbin popped into my head. I think I'm… Continue reading A needed detour

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Did you hear about that time

I started singing this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU Singing isn't in my skillset, and while I tend to sing with reckless abandon here at home, when I'm in public, lip syncing is great, and it makes it look like I know the words. Over the last few weeks I've been working on two quilts that will hang in… Continue reading Did you hear about that time