Category Archives: tif

Minimal Progress

She has a body and some clothes now, and the woods have grown around her.  I have a plan, but I can’t seem to concentrate on it amid the holiday doings.  Maybe I’ll work on something mindless for the next few … Continue reading

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December Take It Further Challenge

Sharon at Pin Tangle chose generosity as the theme for the December challenge.  She asked us to represent in fabric what it means to give.  The optional color challenge included red, green, gold and white.   After seeing my husband’s … Continue reading

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November TIF Challenge

Sharon at Pin Tangle (formerly In a Minute Ago) chose the theme of “typography” for the November challenge.  My first reaction?  No way am I doing this one.  Then I got to wondering how anyone could relate typography to a … Continue reading

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October TIF Finish

I’m proud to have started and finished a challenge piece in the same month.  This quilt measures eleven inches squares.  The blocks are four inch.  Sometimes the pictures make things look smaller or bigger then they are.    The October … Continue reading

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October Take It Further Challenge

The theme for October is “your textile workspace”.  My workspace doubles as the guest bedroom.  It started as my sewing room.  At that time our third bedroom served as the guest room.  When our son was born, the guest room … Continue reading

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Take It Further Challenge – August Finish

I honestly don’t know how I’d get anything done if I didn’t go to retreats.   I took all my pieces for the Quilt of Valor with me thinking I’d have it finished or ready for the last border by … Continue reading

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June Take It Further Challenge and Stash Report

I picked up our son at school yesterday after the bus brought him back from camp.  Finding my son and his luggage among 340 kids and their luggage, with half the kids wearing the same camp t-shirt and all black … Continue reading

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Enjoying Time

Our son went to camp this week as part of the school curriculum.  They call it an outdoor learning experience.  It looked more like a resort to me, with an in-ground pool, onsite mammal and reptile houses (like a small … Continue reading

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A Workable Solution

I had a chance to try out a few stitching techniques on the June TIF Challenge yesterday.  I found one that solved my issue with the stitches showing while still meeting my need for speed.  The closest description I can … Continue reading

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Picking the Right Path

Have you ever known where you wanted to go, but didn’t know how to get there?   In 2003, I went to the World Quilt Show in Lansing, Michigan with ladies from one of my quilt groups.  I had never … Continue reading

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