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Nov 27 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt — November

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Check it out — I’m actually caught up! Just in time to buy more fabric at Black Friday sales 😉 For November we were really just putting together the pieces that we’d already made, namely the square in squares and the flying geese. We also made a couple of half square triangles used for the […]

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Nov 11 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt — October

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I’ve now completed October’s instructions which means if I can get November’s instructions done in the next 3 weeks, I’ll be all caught up! This month was courthouse steps. Big ones. They ended up 19” by 19”. But they were nice and relaxing to make and there were only 9 to make so it wasn’t […]

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Oct 25 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt — September

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Moving right along with catching up on my Midnight Mystery Quilt-a-long by Meadow Mist Designs, I’ve now done September. For this month, we were supposed to make square-in-square blocks. Another first for me! One of the things I love about this mystery quilt is that I’m getting so much experience doing some of the more basic […]

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Jun 09 2015

Some teasers for now

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  Just a couple of quick updates. I have been quilting along and working on a variety of items. Above are a couple of quilt tops that are pressed and waiting to be longarm quilted. They’re quilted now and I just need to add the binding.   Below is the neon quilt which is SO […]

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May 26 2015

Longarm quilting class

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So a while ago, I took a longarm certification class. I made 2 quilts there (yes, I haven’t posted them yet, but I will) not including the 2 tiny practice ones. And when I went in the last time to take a step up to a bigger quilt, I had a horrible time of it. […]

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Apr 16 2015

Experiments in quilting: walking foot

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Now that the weather is getting nicer, I wanted some placemats for when we eat outside. I think I actually picked up these two fat quarters a while ago, but I liked the look of them because they reminded me of picnic table tablecloths. My intention even then though was to use them to practice […]

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Apr 10 2015

Experiments in quilting: free motion

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Before quilting up my neon quilt I decided to test out some different methods of quilting. One of the first methods I tried was free motion. I’ve done stippling before using the longarm quilter but not using my home machine. The sample above was done on my Husqvarna with the darning foot (because I don’t […]

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Apr 07 2015

WIP: Neon quilt 3

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Last I posted, I showed some of my backing fabric. I couldn’t decide on which color to do for the backing so I just decided to do all of them. I put them in strips. Above is my quilt rolled and ready to be quilted on my home machine. I decided to try doing a […]

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Mar 25 2015

I did not miss macaron day

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Although it may seem that I did, I didn’t miss Macaron Day — or Jour Du Macaron as the French call it — on March 20. I made vanilla (see above) and raspberry macarons, trying out some new flavor options with the filling. My husband was sorely disappointed that there was nothing chocolate, but the […]

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Mar 15 2015

WIP: Neon quilt 2

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I continued working on my neon quilt. Love that image above. I just love the way all these colors look together. I think all those strips sewn together would make a nice quilt just by themselves! Today I worked on the binding. I had bought some jelly rolls to make binding. I started by finding […]

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