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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 #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 #40 Is Up!

Episode #40 of Quilt Cabana Corner is up on Podbean now at www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com or later today on iTunes.

We talk about a recent quilt show I attended, the Boston Modern Quilt Guild, life updates, book reviews and a magazine round up! Lots going on so go have a listen!

Books mentioned were The Husband’s Secret and The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty, The Motivation Manifesto by Brendan Burchard and Kansas Troubles by Earlene Fowler.

The Flickr Group for the Fall Postcard Swap is HERE.

I spent some time the other day gluing more fabric pieces to The Lindsey Project art quilt. I’m almost finished now with the foreground she is standing on. Here it is…

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Friday is my blog tour day for the 100 Blocks Blog Tour for QuiltMaker magazine…join me here for a neat post and a give away!


Have a beautiful day, everyone!


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!


WIP, Good News & A Flange!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Let’s start with good news…my podcast, Quilt Cabana Corner, is coming back! During the summer I had made the decision to stop podcasting due to the expense of it and the time commitment. Yesterday I was able to get a better pricing plan for the podcast and I’ve missed talking to you all so I renewed my account and there will be a new episode next week! You can find the podcast through Podbean and also through iTunes.

My WIP have been varied this week. I have spent more time at the computer than the sewing machine but I did finish up the Advent wall hanging that is going to the church for the fair raffle. I love how it came out especially the flange that my mother suggested and prepared for it. First though, here is the finished quilt…

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It will be displayed at the fair with a candy cane in each pocket. I love how it came out. See the little red ridge in between the border and the binding? That is a flange. Here’s a little tutorial.

The flange is a 1″ piece of fabric that is folded and pressed in half. You make enough for all four sides of your quilt.

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Line up the raw edge of the flange with the raw edge of the borders. I did the sides first followed by the top and bottom. You are not mitering the corners of this flange just simply stitching it on with a very scant 1/4″ seam. You don’t want the stitching to show when you add the binding and fold it over.

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When you have attached the flange to all four sides of the quilt, it looks like this…

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Then you add the binding in your normal way. Here’s a close up of it on the quilt…

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I think it add a beautiful touch to the edges of a project.

Other things I worked on this week include the hourglass blocks. I have all the blocks made and am in the process of trimming dog ears and trimming each block to 9″. I will lay them out tomorrow morning and post a picture then.

I made some steps forward in terms of setting myself up to vend at local quilt shows. I signed up for PayPay Here so that I can accept credit and debit and I also visited the New England Quilt Supply Company which is about 15 minutes from my house. I took a tour of it and I was completely overwhelmed with how much stuff they have…floor to ceiling fabrics, notions, books, everything…three floors worth of it too!! I opened an account there so that I can purchase items to sell alongside my patterns. It’s shaping up to be a very busy time here at Quilt Cabana Patterns and I’m loving every minute of it! I am also working on putting together a trunk show and lecture to present at area quilt guilds so if you’re local to me (MA) and would like me to come visit your guild, get in touch!

I can barely catch my breath here this morning. I am in the midst of packing for a trip to NYC with my girls and the dance studio. We are seeing Matilda on Broadway, touring Radio City Music Hall, the girls will have a workshop with a Broadway performer and we’ll eat and shop. I can’t wait! The last time I was in NYC was in the early 90’s with my sister for a tour that her work put together. That was a long time ago.

Have a wonderful day!


Episode #38 and Stuff

I just posted Episode #38 of Quilt Cabana Corner. I hope you can join me there for some quilty updates, book reviews and more!
You can catch it here on Podbean…
or you can catch it later on iTunes. Enjoy!! Sorry about the background noise of my laptop grinding away!

On the podcast I mention that I will set up the Flickr Group for the Summer Postcard Swap…here it is:

Hope your week is going well! I’m working on pin basting the music school raffle quilt…

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I finished up some angel baby buntings…

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The Rhododendron Aglow that I wait all year for is in full bloom!!!

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For Mother’s Day I made this yummy Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake that Lindsey found the recipe for…yummmmmmy….

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Here is the recipe…
I substituted blocks of semi sweet chocolate for the bitter sweet chocolate and also used vanilla bean ice cream instead of Dulche Le Leche ice cream.
Have a beautiful day!


Episode #36 is up!/Summer Swap

Episode #36 of Quilt Cabana Corner is up on Podbean and will be on iTunes later today.


The summer fabric postcard swap is open for signing up and I talk about that on the podcast. So far I have a 5 people who mentioned they were interested (Daisy F, Ozzpip, Pippap, Amy Trumkle and Eileen Sideways). If you’d like to sign up, let me know by the end of April. Names will be paired up around May 1st and postcards due to partner by first day of summer (June 21st). I’ll have more details on this in another post.



Cake Pan Fun & A New Episode

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Have your cake and eat it too!!

I wanted to share these fun cake pans I received for Christmas from my sister, Susan. They are layered cake pans and come two in a pack for around $30 from William Sonoma. The pans are scalloped edged and meant to be layered. Each cake pan fits one cup of batter and so you fill and bake the pans twice. One cake mix makes 4 layers!! The layers took ten minutes to bake in my oven.

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I made a batch of pink butter cream frosting and then realized I needed two batches. I cheated and opened a can of vanilla frosting and alternated the layers so I would end up with a pretty pink top. It was yummy. I see lots of possibilities with these pans…whipped cream layers and ice cream layers, oh my.

In other news…episode #35 of Quilt Cabana Corner is up on Podbean for your listening pleasure…
www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com or catch it on iTunes.

I am starting my new lifestyle today (wish you could see my smirk as I type that…just sounds ridiculous LOL!!!). My grocery list looks a little different and I won’t be eating anymore of that cake up there in the beginning of my post. I will look forward to feeling better and more energized and fitting into a pretty dress for a May wedding. Wish me luck! Fitbit is back on too….

Have a beautiful day!