Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stash Report 7/31/11

I’m happy to report nothing came in.  I stopped at The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh on the way home from vacation, but I didn’t buy anything.  They had a big sale, but most of the sale fabrics were florals, with … Continue reading

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Mackinaw City Vacation

We returned yesterday from a week in northern Michigan, soaking up some cooler temperatures and Great Lakes beaches. I have to give a big thumbs up to the Upper Peninsula, the family atmosphere in Mackinaw City and the uncrowded beaches.  The … Continue reading

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Stash Report 07/24/2011

Nothing in or out this week   Here’s a repeat of last week’s numbers. Fabric Used YTD:  22.375 yards Fabric In YTD:  20.5 yards Net Busted:  1.875 yards  I got out and walked yesterday so I could take pictures at the park.  … Continue reading

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July UFO Update

Like many other parts of the country, we’ve had unusually hot weather here.  I can’t remember the last time I saw a heat index of 114 degrees, but I hope I don’t see it again soon.  Talk about miserable.  The … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Bread Review

My sister came in from out of state and brought me some gluten free bread she made from a Bob’s Red Mill bread mix.  The package says it is gluten free, wheat free, dairy free and casein free.  You can … Continue reading

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Stash Report July 17, 2011

I finished the first quilt made from the farm panel.  That’s 1.25 yards out.  There will be another quilt from the smaller blocks in the panel, but that one has to wait a bit. No fabric in this week. As … Continue reading

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Working in Series

Do you work in series? I never have.  I never really thought about it until a few months ago.  I’m sure I read articles on it in various quilting magazines and books.  I could see the point, but it never … Continue reading

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Quilt National 2011

We took a trip down to the Dairy Barn last weekend to see Quilt National, and we also went to a show organized by one of the Athens, Ohio guilds.  The local show included a display of Hoffman Challenge quilts, … Continue reading

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Stash Report July 9, 2011

I just got back from Quilt National last night.  We shopped our way down, saw the show, and shopped our way back.  Whew!  I’m all shopped out. Trips like that are always full of surprises.  On the sad side, we … Continue reading

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Masking and Resist – Freezer Paper Masking

This is the first post in a series about masking and resist techniques.  These techniques are a lot of fun to play with.  Freezer paper is one of the easiest ways to mask.  A mask blocks the surface of the … Continue reading

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