Category Archives: hand piecing

K.I.S.S. Quilting

We have all heard about the K.I.S.S. principle. It’s what I decided to do with a kit I had purchased called Easy Summer Fun by Viv Smith of Willow Brook Quilts. Easy Summer Fun was already a simple beginner quilt. … Continue reading

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Back to Stitching Circles

Today I cut out the pieces for the last circle. Hip, hip hurrah! The most challenging – should I admit that maybe even the most fun?- part of this project is done. Block #16 was as hard as they get. … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Applique with Barbara Bieraugel

After the Hexi quilt (my oldest UFO) … after the Circle Game … a bed size Hawaiian quilt  may be my next hand project. This class was my training, and the project I will be doing will be my practice piece. … Continue reading

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More Circle Games

The word ‘Game‘ mocks me. When I look at my wall of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and try to pick combinations for a particular block, I remember… this is a game. It is suppose to be fun. Consider colour. Consider scale. … Continue reading

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The Circle Game & Pioneer Quilting

As I was cleaning up the Christmas decorations this week, I looked at the Christmas cards and hesitated before throwing them into the recycling bin. Our pioneer quilting relatives would have kept the cards and repurposed them into quilting templates.  … Continue reading

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Ugly + Ugly = Beautiful

There are times I question my sanity. This is more serious than a simple “What was I thinking!?” It is more like – Really? I signed up to do that? What state of weakness was I in when I agreed … Continue reading

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