Travelling Jewelry Bag

When I was in Newfoundland in the spring, my sister-in-law wanted to know how to make a travelling jewelry bag.  I had made one for her about 30 years ago.  Her daughters were always borrowing it and she thought it would be good if they each had their own.

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Stash and Project Update

A few days ago, a couple of cousins on my mom’s side came to visit.  It was a fantastic visit as I had not seen either of them for at least 50 years!  Anyhow … one of them quilts, and when she saw my very messy creative sewing room, she asked how many projects I had going at one time.    Just off the cuff, I said, “5.”   Um … well, I didn’t really take a good look at what I had actively going in the room  … and of course, it’s the reason for the MESS CREATIVITY. Continue reading

Stash Report & Design Wall

Design Wall

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These are the 4 August blocks for the Fireburst Mystery that Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland is hosting.   The pattern is currently free, but I suspect that it will be for sale when the mystery is done.

Tish posted 3 different layouts for these blocks … but I know better – it’s just a tease and the final design won’t be anything near what she’s posted.  There’s still lots of bits and pieces and partial blocks to be used.  I’ll be extremely surprised if the blocks end up anything like what she’s posted. Continue reading

My first August finish!

This was a jelly roll mystery that we did at the guild.  I attempted to do Angela Walter’s “Swirl Chain” again.  (It’s a FMQ pattern that my cousin, Terry, recommended).  I tried, but in the end, I ended up doing my own thing.   But you know what? I’m totally fine with that and it’s DONE!!!  In the end, I like the echoed swirls and echoed teardrops – it gives it a nice texture.  (another UFO bites the dust!)

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