Nov 13 2016

Art Quilt Challenge Week 2 – Art Dolls

For my Art Quilt Week 2 I actually did two small art doll quilts.  The whole point of these was to awaken my muse and try new techniques.  I decided to use one of my Art Dolls I had created in digital and bring her to life in fabric.  I needed some Studio  inspirations and …

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Nov 12 2016

Art Quilt Challenge Week 1 and the Backstory

As promised, I’m posting my first 4 weeks of my self imposed weekly challenge.  I can say at this point this little exercise has made my creativity BOOM!  Here  I am 7 weeks later and I have so many ideas I had to start making lists of future projects so I could get them out …

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Nov 08 2016

TV-Snack Tray to DIY Mini Ironing Table

When I’m sewing quilts many of the times I have to press seams constantly.  This was an issue for me because I had to get up from the sewing table, walk over to the ironing area and press, walk back, sew, get up, walk over… you get the idea. LOL I had seen MANY pins …

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Oct 28 2016

Art Quilt Week 5

I know… starting with Week 5?  I will get the first 4 up and back date.  Promise! YES! Finished up my 5th art quilt for my self inflicted challenge to complete an art quilt each week!  Almost thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish this one on time as I ran out of the …

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Oct 25 2016

Scrap Stash Project: Modern Crib Quilt

  I had seen a  modern quilt on Pinterest that I just loved! I thought I had saved the pin, but it doesn’t seem to be there.  Wasn’t a pattern, just an image so when I do find it, I will put the credits here.  But…  I thought, “Hey! I have all these scraps left …

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Oct 18 2016

Miss Bailey’s Room Makeover for less than $50

So last January I decided that since my Grand-daughter Miss B is here 5 out of 7 nights a week usually, because her poor Mama had to be at work by 4am, she needed her own space and to get out of Kara’s old room and have her own room.  It was time to turn …

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Oct 17 2016

Ok, I’m not really a Hermit, I just pretend to be one on TV

Not really, but kinda! LOL  So I had to make a decision this month to renew my hosting site or just let it go.  Actually, it was a harder decision than one would think.  I look here and it’s been almost a year since I posted anything. Short version…  I had gotten so discouraged last …

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Dec 20 2015

Woot woot! 50% off Craftsy classes till Dec 26th

Need a last minute gift?!?  I LOVE my classes at Craftsy. Always there, guaranteed. I have taken many of the quilting classes there and even tho I have been quilting for 30 years Im very old school.  I learned so many new trips and tricks I was shocked.  I am new to machine quilting and …

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Dec 09 2015

Going Modern with Improv

I’m in LOVE with this process and the results!  I wanted to try, force, my hand at improvisational quilting and do lots of negative space so I could get creative with some free motion quilting from the latest class I took at Craftsy.com from Ann Peterson.  I quilt on a small machine, so this was always …

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Nov 23 2015

Scrap Mission: New Quilter’s Carry All Case

My little story of how this perfect for me case came to be. 🙂 How it all started! So what to do with failed dye fabrics?  Cut them up and practice curved piecing! With cool blues and purples seemed logical to make watery curved lines.  Why were they failed? You can’t see from the photo …

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