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Fabric scraps nesting baskets

We did a handmade Christmas Eve gift exchange this year with some of my family. Ed and I didn’t actually get our gifts in the post to the States in time. Everything we did this year was last minute. In fact our cards haven’t even gone out (some English wife I’m turning out to be!) […]
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Quick star quilt update

Just wanted to share some snaps of the quilt in progress now that I’ve completed some blocks using the second version of the colour scheme. And here are four completed blocks together so you can see what it will look like when finished. It’s bubbling up/dimpling at bit in the middle in this picture. I […]
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Morning sewing (a star quilt update)

Last week I tried something new – getting up a little earlier each day for some sewing time. “Me” time. It was surprisingly easier to jump out of bed, Julia Child-style, full of energy (well, at least more energy than usual) knowing my day was going to start with time at the machine rather than […]
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Shot cotton star quilt

I decided to try something a bit more adventurous than previously planned for my Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. The star block from the Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along at Fresh Lemons really caught my eye. This is a paper pieced block which is a totally new technique for me. I have piles of paper triangles, […]
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Stash update

I’ve been doing some shopping! First, some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. I love these fabrics and am hoping to make a quilt with them. What I have in mind is something like a lap version of the Whirligig quilt from Fresh Quilting or the Piano Keys quilt Spool are so fond of. These are hard […]
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Shirt-stripes summer skirt

Wee! I made a skirt! When Kaffe Fassett’s Spring collection came out my favourite print hands down was the shirt-stripes in green. I just love the bright colours – the green and fuschia and turquoise are so pretty together. I could just picture it as a skirt. At the weekend I was dragging Ed around […]
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