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Solar Flare is another of the string quilts featured in chapter one of Every Last Piece. In this quilt I built the string pieced units to fit the 45 degree triangle rotary cutter ruler. I played with the pieces for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Little Red Hen
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Miss P and I LOVE Mary Abreu's book, Modern Style for Girls. The book includes basic patterns for bodice, pants and skirts that are just right for preteen girls. Each of the three chapters focuses on one of the patterns... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Have you heard about the Splendid Sampler Sew Along? Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson have organized a year long sampler quilt sew along. They invited 83 different designers to created blocks for the quilt. Each week, starting February 14, two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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If you've been reading this blog for long you know I don't like to waste anything, especially fabric. I really hate to throw anything away. I knew Jenelle Montilone, and I were kindred spirits when I met her last year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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I've been eager to share this project with you! Both of my grown sons always enjoyed counting down the days to Christmas on the advent tree I made when they were small. They would fight over who got to take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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This quilt, Circular Reasoning, uses the same idea for varied value placement as Bow Ties that I shared earlier. I chose to use a solid red for the circular pieces and solid black for the "crossing" segments. The other parts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Bow Ties is a quilt I finished in 1993. It is a true scrap quilt and is made with the scraps from many of my old 4-H sewing projects. I was inspired by an antique bow ties quilt I had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Here's another in my series of 16'' quilts. As you know, most of the quilts I've made are bed size quilts but I've found that working smaller is a great way to try out ideas without commiting to a large... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Miss P and I have enjoyed coloring together since she was quite small. Even in preschool, P prefered the "fancy" style coloring books and pointy colored pencils. The last couple of years we haven't spent as much time coloring as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Bar Scene, a quilt in chapter three of Every Last Piece, features a strip of hourglass blocks made from some of my favorite scraps. The column of color is set of by the surrounding solid paprika fabric. I had fun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Faye is the winner of Mandy's book, Wanderlust Quilts. She says: So many places on my list! I really want to go to Vancouver. I also really want to go to China. And India. And Vienna! Oh, and I really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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In my attempt to tidy the sewing room I knit another hat, a variation of my favorite hat pattern. Earlier versions from this pattern can be seen here, and here. On this hat the cables go all the way to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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On this cold, dark, and rainy day, I'm sharing the colorful and sunny quilt, Beach Balls. The background is string pieced with sandy colored neutrals. The beach balls are string pieced using color coordinating scraps. I had fun digging through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I love traveling and have always enjoyed taking photographs of interesting things I see along the way. My friend, Mandy Leins, has turned some of her travel photos into quilts and also a great new book. In her book, Wanderlust... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Last winter I was on a knitting roll. I challenged myself to make 100 projects from my yarn stash. I quickly knit four pair of lined mittens, two pair of slippers, two hats, and three pair of socks. The knitting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I've been experimenting with the little one inch cut squares I can cut so quickly with my custom Sizzix die. When piecing the tiny squares together, the seams can end up making the squares look a little lopsided and lumpy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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We have had some wonderfully warm and sunny fall days the last couple of weeks and have been doing our best to get out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. I have plans to take some hand stitching out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Butterfly Effect was a long time in the making. I enjoyed working on it with miss P. Here she is in May 2010 helping match the scrap pieces with the solids. I had gone through my solid stach and cut... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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We took advantage of the warm, sunny weather this weekend and spent most of the day outside yesterday. We continued putting away our fall harvest. P and I shelled sunflower seeds while B packed the carrots in sand and put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Our beatiful days of sunny skies have continued well into October. I've been out trying to soak up as much sunshine as I can. Our zinnias are still putting on quite a show. The marigolds are not slowing down at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I can't seem to stay focused on any one particular project lately. I've been playing with the tiny squares, joining rosettes on the passacaglia quilt, and prepping this red and white quilt from last year for quilting. What have you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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We have been enjoying an unusually warm and sunny week. I've been spending much time outside soaking it in. Our late summer flowers are still going strong. Earlier this week I purchased our first ever comfy outdoor furniture. The couch... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at The Little Red Hen