Monthly Archives: April 2016

May Short List

I’m posting this a little early because I have such a busy weekend planned. Seems like everything happens at once. April was a very productive month. I finished Modern Geisha and the April BOM blocks. I also made a textured … Continue reading

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April Scrap Progress

At the beginning of the month I set a goal of picking a quilt pattern to make from my scraps and cutting the pieces to kit it up. I did find several patterns I liked, but I didn’t cut anything … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Two Down

No fabric bought or used this week. I’m still working on the March blocks for the block of the month quilt. I’ve procrastinated because they had flying geese units in them. For whatever reason, I don’t like sewing flying geese. … Continue reading

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One Down

I finished the first bear embroidery block last night. I backed it with a thin batting which helped stabilize the block and my stitches. It also prevents shadowing. I’m not sold on how the directions tell you to stitch the … Continue reading

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Where It All Began

I had an overwhelming urge to start a handwork project this weekend. I didn’t feel like starting a new appliqué quilt. I wanted something with stitches on fabric, like embroidery. I dug through my kits and printed designs and decided … Continue reading

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Stash Report And April Block Of The Month

No fabric in or out this week. I finished up the April blocks for the BOM quilt, but I won’t count anything out until the quilt is finished. It’s been a long time since I sewed traditional blocks with lots … Continue reading

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What Makes It Modern?

I picked up this book at the library because it looked interesting, but the word “modern” in the title confused me. If I had to name the main technique in the book, I’d call it stack and slash. I’m not … Continue reading

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