Category Archives: sewing

Stay out of the ditch!

Stitch in the ditch, or the seamline, seems to be the default method of quilting for modern piecers who are afraid of ruining their quilts. I am not sure when this started, as most vintage utility quilts are either tied … Continue reading

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If you have an idea in the forest…

There is a clever little quilt technique and pattern that I’m seeing everywhere right now. It’s becoming a little bit of a fad, and it may actually be something new. And you know what? Every time I see it, it … Continue reading

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Groovy accents

The box at the end of my bed is a toybox. We store sheets in it, but its main purpose is to allow my fifteen-pound, non-jumping dog access to the bed. I’ve looked into getting an actual blanket trunk, but … Continue reading

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Opposites Attract

I finished the rest of the blocks for my bed runner last night. There are 56 eight-inch blocks total, using fourteen different prints, plus the solid, which JoAnn sells as a “tea dyed muslin”. I’m interested to see how the … Continue reading

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Blocks!

I finished sewing half the blocks for my new project, and I hope to finish the other half tonight. I’ve been collecting and scheming with this fabric for a while. It’s so exciting!

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PITA

I am so glad I was able to finish this block today. My head must have been in the wrong place for working on it, because I ended up doing a fair amount of “un-sewing” while completing it. I think … Continue reading

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Strawberry basket

Hey, look! It’s another quilt block from the Farmers Wife Quilt! This one is also paper pieced. I really like the more modern fabrics.

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Pretty, pretty points!

One of the women at the last club meeting said that it takes as long to choose the fabric as it does to make the block. To her I say, “REALLY?”

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Another block

Graph paper, my friends, is one of the greatest inventions of all time. It allowed me to design my entire studio while recovering from surgery, it helped me to pass multiple math classes, and it allows me to participate in … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Wife Quilt

Above is a block from “The Farmer’s Wife” quilt, from the book of the same name. The book contains designs for 111 six-inch blocks, which finish off into a full/queen-size quilt. This definitely falls into the “millions of tiny pieces” … Continue reading

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