January 31, 2019

English Paper Piecing has been one of those "maybe I'll do it one day" things. Learn How to English Paper Piece changed that for me. The thoughts of spending so much time stitching thousands of hexies together didn't sound appealing. The projects in this book are simpl...

January 25, 2019

The January 13th post covered pre-washing fabrics. Another debated topic among quilters is to starch or not to starch as well as the best kind to use. Just with the prewashing topic, the bottom line is there isn't a right or wrong answer. It's preference and every quil...

January 15, 2019

Today the second clue for my mystery quilt was released. It's not too late to get in the fun! You can find more information and request the instructions from Auntie's Attic Quilt shop. I won't give size details, but it is a square in a square block. You can find this b...

January 11, 2019

This morning on the news, I found out January is "Get Organized Month."  I didn't know there was such a thing. Folks, you better do it! lol Here's proof it's a real thing: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/get-organized-month/   There is even a hashtag for it: #GetOrg...

January 10, 2019

I had been doing really good with post scheduled ahead of time. My plan was to have just quilting post on the odd days and on even days, if I have a chance, write something more personal. In December I had scheduled through January 3rd. I felt great about that, everyth...

January 3, 2019

The last year has brought a lot of grief for designers and consumers alike. Quilt scams are so ramped it is nearly impossible to keep up on shutting them down. The prices are to good to be true and sometimes marketed as a blanket.  They will take your money and leave y...

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!!! This quilting year is packed with new adventure. The first "Diary of a Mystery Quilt," which is hosted by local quilt shops, begins this today!  If your shop isn't participating, you will be able to purchase the pattern later this year. Today begins t...

December 31, 2018

Today we wave good-bye to 2018. Oh my, it went so fast. I hope 2019 slows down a little. As a kid, I use to think time went by extremely slow. I didn't understand when adults asked where does time go. Isn't it odd how the older you get the faster it seems to go. Yet, t...

December 29, 2018

The question has been asked many time about how to choose coordinating colors. My answer is simple...

1) What colors do you like? What do you want to make your main color?

2) Find beautiful (to you) photos and study the color. I love landscape photos. Nature is so vivid,...

December 27, 2018

I signed up to participate in the designer blog hop for the January and February blocks. I love every one of them though. It's a good thing I didn't see the choices before I chose the month! 

The colors are vivid and the blocks would look beautiful if done in all f...

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