Monthly Archives: March 2011

Block #8: Dresden Plate

While planning out blocks to add to this quilt, I had an inkling I might like to try a Dresden Plate.  But I wasn’t sure – it was just SO traditional.  Then I saw this fabulous block on Flickr and … Continue reading

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Blocks #6 and #7: Curved Piecing

When I started on this sampler quilt, I knew that I wanted a true sampler and I was going to have to use a wide variety of techniques. For these next two blocks, that meant curved piecing. Very scary. It … Continue reading

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Quilted Bags

These are three scrappy, quilted tote bags I made for three little girls I know. They are personalized with each girl’s first initial in some hand embroidery. These were super fun to make. I like piecing without a plan.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Blocks #4 and #5: All Color, No Neutral

I fell in love with this pillow when I saw it on Sew Mama Sew’s pillow month.  I knew I just had to give the pattern a try, so I figured out how to do it as a 12″ block … Continue reading

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New Baby Gift

Even though we all know that there are nine months to prepare for a baby’s arrival, I still found myself scrambling for a last-minute baby gift.  I did a quick internet search for vintage embroidery patterns, found some vintage-looking fabric … Continue reading

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Blocks #2 and #3: Raiding the Scrap Bin

I don’t think I mentioned in previous posts that all the blocks for these two quilts are 12″ finished. That means that all the squares in the above quilt are only 1″ – very tedious work, but super cute result.  … Continue reading

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Block #1: Rainbow Strips

This is the first quilt I imagined as I planned this rainbow sampler quilt.  I thought of making cascading strips of color, possibly grouping all same colors together (red, red, red, instead of red, orange, yellow, etc.).  In the end, … Continue reading

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Motivation: Documentation

I’ve had an idea for a sampler quilt in my head for a while now.  It’s been brewing around, trying to take hold for months and months.  Finally, at the start of the new year, I decided to give in … Continue reading

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