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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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Let the quilting begin!

I love machine quilting. I love it so much that inspired me to purchase my Bernina 440QE. I don’t regret it at all. When I am quilting a project, I like to consume one bobbin of thread a day. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Crazy 4 U

Yes, the date is accurate, from what I can tell. You are looking at one of the thirty-six 12×12″ squares that make up the crazy quilt that I just bought today. It isn’t even the best square. It’s made mostly … Continue reading

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Blue Convertible Dress Converted to Green

Let’s begin the post with a little disclaimer.  The dress looks great on the dress form, but I think it’s important to see clothing on a real, live, squishy, active human.  I’m not the most photogenic person, especially when I’m … Continue reading

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The fabric I bought along with the new pattern yesterday had stretch, and it turns out the pattern called for no stretch. As a result, I took some fabric from my stash to make up the pattern today. Even after … Continue reading

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Hey, Look! New fabric and prewashing tips.

Okay, so I’m busy getting ready for the Big Show. I need to stay focused. Except… I couldn’t wait to take off my nasty polyester work blouse today, and the thought of wearing polyester through another summer was not sounding … Continue reading

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Bernina Cozy, Part 2

Sometimes, you just have to let paint dry overnight. That’s what I had to do today, so to make myself feel like a super accomplished person, I decided to just make the stupid sewing machine cover. Yes, I know that … Continue reading

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Dyeing in Process

Arranging fabric on pulley system in preparation for dyeing.  Yup, pulley works.  Yay! Fabric being dyed main color: teal blue that doesn’t really look teal. Under-dyeing with ombre technique using teal blue. About an hour later: Over-dyeing in bronze using … Continue reading

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Swatch Me Ombre

Ah, more dyeing adventures and another work in progress….Just to complicate the dyeing process of a silk dress-in-the-works, I’ve decided that I would give ombre dyeing a shot.  It didn’t go too badly with these small strips of silk.

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