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Paper Pieced Self-Portrait

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Okay, so this isn’t quilting and doesn’t involve fabric, but technically it is paper-pieced patchwork. Ha ha. Last semester, I took a Fine Arts Visual class as part of my degree. For the first art project, we were restricted to … Continue reading

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More Clearance Fabrics

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I’ve been a very bad girl and bought 25 more fabrics. In my own defense, they were all on clearance. I’m sorry, hubby. I couldn’t help it. Maybe you could write it off as an early birthday present. Sorry, children. … Continue reading

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Darling Little Hexagons

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I made another 79 hexagons, mostly from fabrics I’ve already shown, but I did manage to cut into one of my new fabrics–a babyish print with images of toys on a pastel yellow background. Two weeks ago before this hexagon … Continue reading

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Shape Cut Pro Tutorial

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As a follow up to my previous post about washing and preparing new fabrics, I thought I would share a little more about my working methods and how I store my fabrics. For those of you who also love jelly … Continue reading

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Clearance Bin Fabrics

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I found eight gorgeous fabrics in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby. They were $1.50 to $2.00 for each half yard. I usually buy fabric in one-yard increments, but money is tight these days. Besides, I’d rather have twice as … Continue reading

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Hexing Box

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I found the perfect little portable box for storing my hexagon sewing supplies. It’s a two-compartment, satin lined box that Elizabeth gave for Christmas three years ago. It came with two cute coffee cups, which I use a lot. I … Continue reading

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Half Moon Hexagons and More of the Same

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A few months ago, I purchased a charm pack of Moda’s Half Moon fabrics. It was a good price, but one of those purchases that I later regretted. I love 5″ charms, jelly rolls, and layer cakes, but I am … Continue reading

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From Scraps to Hexes

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Here is tonight’s offering of 37 new hexagons. That brings the total to 78. Now. . . only about 1000 more to go. Ha! Several of the scraps used for these hexagons are from traditional prints I thought I would … Continue reading

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Becca’s Wild Goose Chase

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My sister sent me some photos of my niece with the quilt I made her, “Wild Goose Chase.” Awww . . . she is worth every stitch.

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Small Plates Quilt

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Planning ahead for my third quilt–one just for me this time–I picked fabrics and started cutting this week. I will use the “Small Plates” pattern found in Elizabeth Hartman’s The Practical Guide to Patchwork. It’s a very modern design that … Continue reading

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