Category: Crafts

Spotted Owl Baby Quilt

I finished this baby quilt today – and I think it is my favorite quilt so far! This one measures 40″ X 49″ and uses Alexander Henry’s Spotted Owl fabric in three colorways, along with some dotty fabric which coordinated perfectly. I did a pieced back to make it reversible, and added a cute hand-made …

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Chocolate Lollipop Zig-Zag Quilt

Bold, wild, not-to-be-ignored…this quilt took me a whole year to finally finish. I got inspired to make a zig zag quilt when I joined this group on Flickr and found out how easy it was to do when I read Amy’s great instructions on how to piece it the non-triangle way. Of course, I fell …

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1930’s Sampler Quilt: FINISHED!

I started making this quilt last summer and got the whole thing pieced, but when I went to quilt it, I ran into some BIG problems. My machine was not really able to handle the job and I ended up getting frustrated and putting this quilt away. Two weeks ago, I pulled it out and …

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Quilts for Kids – Finished!

As part of the Social Justice Challenge in May, I decided to make a quilt for an organization called Quilts for Kids whose mission is: Transforming discontinued, unwanted and other fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. I finished this quilt over the weekend and mailed it off …

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Social Justice Challenge: Update on Quilts for Kids

**Enjoy a larger view on all photos with a click Now that I’m back from New York City, I decided to get busy on this project. Yesterday I cut all the fabric, laid out the design and then pieced about half of the quilt top. Today I got really motivated and pieced the rest of …

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A Sisterly Quilt…

If you read my blog, you know that my sister Paula was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2009. It is terrifying when someone you love gets this kind of diagnosis, and it has been really hard for me to be 3000 miles away from Paula during the last few months (although I did get …

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Social Justice Challenge: AIDS

This month’s Social Justice Challenge theme is AIDS. I remember when AIDS was all over the headlines – I was a new physical therapist living in the San Francisco Bay area and the fear around this illness was rampant … and so were the misconceptions and myths. Luckily, we are now all better educated about …

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Quilting Update…

I had a question on one of my quilting posts regarding the type of sewing machine I was using. I started with an old Singer machine which would overheat within an hour of stitching, gradually slowing down until it would no longer run. It was evident I needed a new machine… So I first purchased …

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A Modern Take on Traditional

I have been hooked on Crystal’s terrific blog Modify Tradition – a quilting blog dedicated to modern quilting. She is challenging other quilters to turn tradition on its head with their quilting (you can see examples of this on Crystals Flickr group for this challenge). In about two weeks I am taking a class to …

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Sewing on Saturday

I have been sewing today…specifically I am piecing a queen sized quilt top for our bed. I am loving this quilt with its rich reds and beautiful floral theme. The primary fabric is from Anna Griffin’s Flora collection. I hope to get the whole top pieced today except for the borders because I am going …

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