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Progress On A Thursday

Happy Thursday!

This week is flying right by! I’ve been busy meeting with students and working on my projects. I have the Seaglass quilt on the long arm finally. I chose the swirling feather pantograph and I love the design of it.
This is the quilt…









And a few pictures of the pantograph I’m using…









It’s an easy one to follow with generous curves…









I’m still plugging away on my sock loom. I found the sock I made a few years back. I never made its match lol!!!! I have no idea why! It’s not a bad looking sock and it fits!








I pulled out the various sock yarn I have accumulated over the last month and it feels as yummy as fabric..uh-oh! Another thing to collect!









Yesterday I recorded a new episode of Quilt Cabana Corner. You can find episode #45 on Podbean or itunes. I hope you’ll join me for some quilty fun! Please leave me a question or comment on anything you want me to talk about on the next episode! I’ll be sure to mention your name! If you are unsure of how to listen to a podcast, click on the link below and just hit the play triangle. The podcast will start immediately. Make sure your volume is turned up!


I’m off to get ready for Gail to come for her lesson. Have a great day!


Episode #44 is up! For Real!

I know, right? How long has it been….since the fall y’all! I recorded a new episode of Quilt Cabana Corner this morning. Please join me on Podbean or later today through iTunes.

Here are the highlights and links to things I mention. This episode is a catch up on what’s happening with my quilting, writing, scrapbooking and a review of Christa Watson’s new book on machine quilting.

I’m also reading Kristin Hannah’s The Nightengale.

Writer’s training that I am doing  – Compel

Boo Mama Podcast

Seth Godin

James Clear

Becky Higgins

Renae Christine

Crystal Payne

Places to find me:






Episode #41 Updates, Swaps ,Books

Episode #41 of Quilt Cabana Corner is up on Podbean. It will be available later today on iTunes.

I talk about the mug rug/pot holder swap in this episode. If you are interested in participating, let me know by the end of February. You can do either a mug rug or a set of potholders. I’ll pair you up with someone who is interested in the same items. If you wish for a pot holder set, please let me know a general color scheme.  Projects will be due to partners at the end of April. I will post more details with tutorials for project ideas in a later post.

The books mentioned are Fangirl, Dark Places and Still Alice.





Episode #39 is up & NYC & WIP

The podcast is back and episode #39 is up for your listening pleasure. You can access it through Podbean now or wait a bit until it shows up on Itunes.

In the episode I mention the blog post with photos of my fall patterns that are currently for sale. Here is the link to that:

In this episode I mention the following books:
The Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
The Art of The Handwritten Note by Margaret Shepherd
The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin
The Last Anniversary by Lianne Moriarity
Brene Brown’s three books…Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me

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This past weekend I had an adventure in NYC with Leah and Lindsey and the Michelle’s Dance Studio Dance Company. It was a whirlwind, super fun trip. These type of trips with a bus ride and planned events stresses me out like crazy so I’m considering it a huge victory on my part that I was able to go and enjoy myself. We had an absolute blast there. We left at 8am on Friday. The 4 hour bus ride turned out to be a 6 hour bus ride both ways but I had a good book and my Sashiko with me so it was fine.

Friday afternoon we discovered Times Square and the M&M Store and Toys R Us. Friday night we had dinner at Bubba Gump’s restaurant and then we went to see Matilda at the Shubert Theater. Saturday morning the dance company attended a dance workshop with a Matilda performer. Saturday afternoon we back to Times Square to go to the Hershey Store and the 3 story Forever 21 store. Saturday night we had dinner in Little Italy and then we walked to the Empire State Building and Macy’s store. Sunday we toured Radio City Music Hall and we were allowed on the stage and we met a Rockette. After that we had a few hours for last minute shopping and then we headed home. Here are a few pictures.

Radio City Music Hall and walking across that famous stage….

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The dance company outside of Matilda…

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And the beautiful Empire State Building…

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WIP include using these cartoon fabrics to make some back packs and bags for a comic show that a friend is vending at…

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And turning these beauties into a DIY Elsa costume for Leah for Halloween…

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No progress on the hourglass quilt or Project Lindsey. I did finish and mail my postcard.

Have a wonderful day!


Workin’ On It Wednesday

Well, hello there.  Has everyone recovered from the holiday weekend? I think I’m just about there but the frigid temps here after the 55 degree weather is bringing me down considerably.  My home is my work space and there’s only so much tea I can drink to keep warm!!  Bring on the spring…for real this time.

It’s Wednesday again…here’s the run down.

I worked on Sashiko but not enough to warrant taking another photo of it.

I went to the church group this morning but I had nothing to show for my week because I was too busy getting ready for this…

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I finished project #10 and started project #11. This means nothing to you, I realize, but I don’t want you to think I did nothing all week! LOL.

I finished the music school quilt.
Here is the front…not a great photo but I was too lazy to take one quilt down off the wall to hang another.
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This is a closer view. I love the black fabric with the G clef. It is also the backing fabric. Here you can see that I had cut the six panels, fused and blanket stitched around them. Originally I windowed the fusing thinking I might meander over the whole quilt and I didn’t want too much fusible getting in the way. I ended up not meandering over the whole thing but more in between the panels and as a result, the panels are a bit puffy.
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This will be raffled at the music show at the end of the year.

My mom came down for Easter and lookie what she was working on! Yes, my Comin’ Down The Chimney quilt that was in McCall’s in December…nice job, mother!
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Notice the lovely framed sloth on my mantle. Amanda was unhappy with her school photo and has replaced herself with this sloth. On April Fool’s Day I came home to 9, yes nine, other slothy photos around my home. Not quite the 8×10 size but they were everywhere. I’ll be happy when the sloth fetish is over.

I ordered and received my Angelina fibers and took the butterfly photo to the next step. I traced the main lines of the photo onto muslin with a permanent marker. Next I will paint it…in my mind, the Angelina will come into play with the butterfly. This might be a bust but at least it will be different and fun.
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Speaking of different and fun…have you listened to the newest podcast from across the pond? Carolyn Clark has a lovely new quilting podcast out and it’s debuting today! Here is the podbean feed for it…

The BBQ stands for Bashful British Quilter.

I believe that is it for now. What’s happening in your quilty world today?


New Podcast Episode Available

Check out my new podcast episode. It includes a review of Eleanor Burns’ new book, Quilt Blocks On American Barns, review of McCall’s DVD collection, and the magazine round up. Join me through podbean or Itunes (should be available by day’s end). Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!