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Designing for Ruler Guided Quilting

This will be the last post before taking my annual summer break. I wanted to do a few posts on Ruler-Guided quilting, but life gets in the way of writing instructions, making samples, taking pictures and sitting in front of the computer. … Continue reading

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Cats & Kids

Twelve days with the grandchildren and I am just catching up. It was (almost) all fun and games. Both weekends were spent at the cottage and at the last minute I decided to throw together a quickie quilt. I have … Continue reading

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Ice: Friend & Foe

Ice. Apprehension. The two are always linked. Every spring starts the same. First, long cracks, then clear and cold water along the shorelines, often reflecting clouds above. Diamond crystals sparkle amid grime and grit left over from winter snow. So delicate, so beautiful. But … Continue reading

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Quilting Overload

Quilters are like golfers. A little rain can’t stop us. It was Friday, and there was another Quilt Show to attend – The Barnswallow Quilt Show in the rural community of Morden. I wasn’t the only one up bright and … Continue reading

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Assiniboine Circle Quilt Show

Have you ever found that your quilting inspiration has vanished? That question was asked by someone on one of my FB groups last week. This is a non-quilt show year for my guild – the Manitoba Prairie Quilters, but there are … Continue reading

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Wallets and more wallets

Last weekend I taught a wallet class. The participants all seemed to be happy that they were actually taking a finished product home. The black and silver cork was a favorite with students, and its easy to see why. It … Continue reading

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Amazon Star, A Sneak Peek

Drum roll, please!…. Somewhat premature since it still needs to be quilted, but you persevered with me through the doubts and decisions so you deserve a sneak peak.  The original pattern vs my reiteration. You saw each bag as I … Continue reading

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Amazon Star, Bags #5-10

Bag #5: This is more like it. Dark and calm. Bag #6: This is the last of the orange and red. From here on in its all blue. Bag #7: Its hard to believe I’m already starting the border. Not … Continue reading

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Week 1 with Amazon Star

Bag #2 I read the instructions at least a dozen times… and kept getting lost. There were units, and sections, and parts, and strips, and colors, and steps – all with numbers following them. Example: Strip Piecing Part 1, Unit … Continue reading

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Amazon Star Starts Shining

Monday was going to be THE day. I was going to start my BIG quilt. I could hardly wait! (In case you missed it, see Blue Monday for background) The grandchildren were over Saturday. As they were outside playing in the snow, … Continue reading

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