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The Zen of Ironing

I was never one for ironing; once I discovered that a damp cloth thrown in with a pair of pants or a shirt in the dryer will release wrinkles, I never looked back. Until I started piecing together quilt tops.  At first I thought it was an annoying step that had to be taken in… Continue reading The Zen of Ironing

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Snug As A Bug Splendid Sampler Block 7

What a treat to embroider a quilt block in the latest installment for The Splendid Sampler™ Quilt Along. The Snug As A Bug block is designed by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company. A simple clean look yet with the potential for making some stitching statements!  In order to do justice to Amy's design, I used… Continue reading Snug As A Bug Splendid Sampler Block 7

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I Made A Knit Pillow!

I finally made something other than a hat!  I was watching Knit & Crochet Now Season 5, Episode 6, and this pillow was one of the projects. It's a great piece of garter stitch with join as you go, like making a log cabin quilt.  The back of the pillow {or other side ~ depending on your… Continue reading I Made A Knit Pillow!

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Splendid Sampler Thursday

I joined the The Splendid Sampler™ Quilt Along to learn about quilting techniques in a group atmosphere.  It is a year long, 100 Block quilting adventure. I have a bit of a stash acquired over the years.  Some left over from my mother's quilting days, fabric from that dress I was going to make but… Continue reading Splendid Sampler Thursday