Monthly Archives: December 2009

Looking Forward

As the year draws to a close, I find myself looking at where I am and where I want to go.   I finished ten quilts and a handful of small sewing projects in 2009, making it my most productive … Continue reading

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Dyeing Quilt Backs

I decided to dye fabric for the back of the Retro Charm quilt for two reasons.  First, I didn’t have a big enough piece of printed fabric and I didn’t want a scrappy look.  Second, I like to dye and … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 52

Well, this is it.  I didn’t buy or use any fabric this week.  I ended the year up about 25 yards.   I have big plans to finish some quilts next year instead of adding to the ever-growing UFO pile.  … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes

          May the peace and joy of the holiday season bless you and yours.  

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Picture Challenge #2

I chose the picture for the next picture challenge swap quilt.            I have no idea what I’m making, and no plans to think about it until after the holidays.   Tomorrow starts four glorious days off work … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 51

I didn’t buy any fabric this week or make enough progress on a quilt to count the fabric as busted.   I did make banana bread from a recipe in The Complete Guide to Gluten –Free and Dairy-Free Cooking by … Continue reading

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Not My Style Block #2

This is version one of the second block in the Not My Style quilt.           The pattern also requires a few of these blocks with green fabric on two adjacent sides.   As much as I’m enjoying this project, … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe

After several tries that ended up in the trash, I got the right combination of ingredients to produce something that resembles a biscuit.                 I like to keep things simple.  Any recipe I post here will have basic … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting 101: Scrunching

Scrunching is a simple technique.  Painted fabric is scrunched up and left to dry.  This creates hills and valleys, causing the paint to pool in some areas.  The overall effect is texture and movement.   Wet the fabric.  I do … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 50

I didn’t use any fabric this week.  I didn’t buy any either, even though I went to two quilt shops yesterday.   We got to the first quilt shop about ten minutes before they opened.  Instead of sitting in the … Continue reading

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