Monthly Archives: February 2012

Various & Sundry 2012 #3

I couldn’t resist posting something fun for Leap Day. We teased The Young Man about girls asking him out today. I wonder if anyone will? He is quite handsome, though I know I am biased. OK! Back to the task … Continue reading

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Renewed Jelly Roll Race Progress

After cutting what seemed like a zillion diamonds last week, the picture(left) is what resulted. There are a lot of diamonds. As I mentioned, about 158. It would be nice if that left corner was filledĀ  with diamonds as well. … Continue reading

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Block-a-Long #45: 2 Split Column Rectangles

As I have said many times, there are almost an infinite number of variations that can be created from one block. This is similar to last week’s block. Again, you probably really only need the sizes to cut to make … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Race Background

I have been hard at work figuring out what to do with the Jelly Roll Race background. I tried the Ta Dot Grey as someone suggested. I love that fabric, but think it fights with the fabrics in the actual … Continue reading

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Donation Blocks

These are the latest blocks I made from the BAMQG kits the Charity Co-Coordinators put together. I wasn’t able to get kits of all the same colors, but I think these look nice. I also cut some 2.5″ squares from … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #145: Fly

Restaurant in San Francisco Dixie Chicks album: Fly Flying nun The Fly (movie) A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don’t slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high … Continue reading

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Test Piece

The center of this piece has been on my design wall for a long time. I made it to try and get my head around sewing diamonds together for FOTY 2010. I didn’t feel like I could toss it even … Continue reading

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Renewed Jelly Roll Race

This is the piece that I started with. As you might remember, I wasn’t very happy with it. It doesn’t have enough interest to continue with it as a quilt. Still, I suffered through all of those long seams, so … Continue reading

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Fabric of the Year 2011 – Update

The Fabric of the Year 2011 top, back and binding are finished and ready to be sent to the quilter. As you may know from my previous post, I ripped out the first inner border (which meant ripping out all … Continue reading

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Lincoln

As I mentioned, there is no BAMQG meeting for March. We still have blocks to make. I made K, which you know, and L in now done. M and N are April blocks and I will get going on those … Continue reading

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Block-a-Long #44: 2 Columns-2 Split Columns

I know people were having fits with last week’s block. I heard about it. Did you make it? I am cutting you some slack this week. 2 Columns-2 Split Columns is another easy block. It would be really effective in … Continue reading

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King’s Crown

There is no BAMQG meeting for March. We still have blocks to make. K and L are March blocks and M and N are April blocks. I have the K block made and am working on L. I have all … Continue reading

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New/Old Cutting Table

I recently got a cutting table. “Got” isn’t exactly the right word. Commandeered is more like it. It isn’t new; I re-purposed a microwave cart we have had for years and turned it into a cutting table. I re-purposed it, … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #144: East

East meets West The Far East East Coast Back East East Bay Definition: East s a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberated Quiltmaking 2

Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston I knew I liked this book when I read “Life is short. Do your own work, have a good time, and be nice to everybody…including yourself” (pg.10). I also liked this book, because she … Continue reading

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