Monthly Archives: November 2010

Design Bed November 29, 2010

I worked on the Cobblestone quilt at the sew-in and made good progress.           The pieced border is arranged around the blocks and the first two rows are sewn together, but not to each other.    I took a … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Customer Service

Today I drove up to The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, Michigan for a “Sew In”.  The shop opened its classroom space to anyone that wanted to come and sew for the day.  Since I didn’t go to retreat, I decided … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating it.  I am very grateful to have the day off work and to spend time with my family.  May your day overflow with an abundance of blessings.   We don’t make a big deal … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

I didn’t forget about the blog – really!  Sometimes I don’t know where the days go.  First I had a stretch where nothing creative happened, and then I hit a patch where I had plenty to say and no time … Continue reading

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November Swap Block

I enjoyed making this Amish Stripe block.  I’ve always liked the block and thought about making a quilt out of it after reading Pat Sloan’s blog.  She sets them using the various log cabin settings.              I didn’t trim … Continue reading

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Fabric Beads Revisited

I presented a program on fabric beads at quilt group last night.  Some of the techniques I shared at the meeting I had not posted here, so here they are.   http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fabric_ball_necklace   This link shows how to make rolled … Continue reading

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Design Bed Nov. 7, 2010

I won’t be home on Monday, so I’m posting this early.   I have most of the sashing-block-sashing units sewn together on the Cobblestone quilt.            Once I get that done, I’ll lay out the first border.  It has … Continue reading

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Swap Star

I finished the swap block last night.  All the fabrics came with the instructions except the gold.  We had to use gold, but everyone’s fabric will vary.                Precision piecing is not my thing.  Never has been, never … Continue reading

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Design Table Monday

I made good progress on the Cobblestone quilt, but not enough changed to justify another picture.  Since it hogs the whole design bed, my other projects are on my worktable.            I pulled out the butterfly blocks thinking I … Continue reading

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