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Woohoo! I finished knitting these socks that I started back in November. They are so squishy and comfortable. I just love this yarn and the colors are pretty great too. Details: Pattern - Diagonal Cross Rib socks by Ann Budd... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Little Red Hen
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I love old quilts and especially love this coverlet my grandmother gave me when I was in high school. It was started by her mother and lacked several blocks from being complete. She shared it with me and asked if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Numb - finished size 16" by "16. This quilt was made from one piece of beautiful fabric hand dyed by my friend, Karen Coulter. After being abused over time, victims can become emotionally numb. In order to cope with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Our last stop in New Mexico was at Capulin Volcano National Monument. We arrived just as they were locking the gate for the evening so we could not drive to the top. We were, however, permitted to walk up. Walking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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After three fun filled days with my sister, we left Carlsbad and headed to Albuquerque to see my nephew. On the way we stopped at Salinas National Monument and visited the Gran Quivira Ruins and the Quarai Ruins. From Albuquerque,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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One of the bonuses of visiting family is seeing quilts that I forgot I made for them. This is a cowboy quilt I made for my niece in her horse crazy younger years. Who am I kidding? She may still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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We enjoyed getting out and seeing the sights around Carlsbad, NM. My brother-in-law took us to his secret pecos diamond hunting spot which thrilled P, our budding geologist. On the hottest day of our visit we toured the Carlsbad Caverns... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Last week was P's spring break from school. We extended break by one day so that we could drive to New Mexico and visit my sister and her family. On the way there we stopped at the southern tip of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Last week, Debbie Grifka and I drove up to Flint to see the show, "From Heart to Hand - African American quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts" Here are a few of the details from some of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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The winner of The Applique Book is: Genee Davis said... "This is unbelievably gorgeous! I've wanted to try my hand at reverse applique for some time and keep putting it off due to nervousness of goofing it up! You've inspired... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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I'm often asked how I manage the seams when working with small pieces of fabric like in this quilt that is made entirely of half inch finished squares. I've written up a tutorial showing my process. Here, I'm using larger... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Have you heard about Casey York's new book, The Applique Book? It's a comprehensive guide on applique outlining the techniques for many different kinds of hand and machine applique. Works from 21 designers are included along with 16 quilt projects... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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This weekend Miss P and I went through her dresser to switch out the winter and spring clothes. She tried everything on and we bagged up the items that were too small to wear anymore. She was pleased that she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Depression - finsished size 16'' x 16'' The injuries from emotional/verbal abuse are invisible to the eye; they do not show up as bruises or broken bones. The victims of abuse often develop depression. Bruce Linton, a family therapist, quoted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Coal Seam was started in a class with Luke Hanes last year during QuiltCon 2015 and was included in Gwen Marton's book, Free Range Triangle Quilts. When I shipped it to the publisher for photography I had only quilted the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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I am honored and excited that two of my quilts will be hanging in a gallery show later this month. This will be the first time any of my quilts have been shown in a gallery setting. Hosted by Gallery... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Ten million Americans experience domestic abuse every year. Ten million. Someone I love and care about is a victim of abuse and has been for nearly twenty years. Odds are you or someone you know is a victim as well.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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The design for Troubles with Scraps came from playing with the parts for the traditional Kansas Troubles block. The basic pieced unit for Kansas Troubles reads as a half square triangle. I tried many different settings and layouts for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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As I mentioned before, I'm participating in The Splendid Sampler quilt along this year. With 80 designers contributing blocks to the quilt there will be a lot of different methods shared in making the the blocks and their components. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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Have you started the Splendid Sampler sew along, a year long sew along organized by Pat Sloane and Jane Davidson yet? I have finished the second block, Wings, designed by Jane Davidson. I had a hard time deciding if I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at The Little Red Hen
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We took a quick overnight trip up to Sleeping Bear Dunes this weekend. It was quite chilly and we had the dune trail to ourselves Monday morning. We also walked on the beach. P REALLY wanted to find a Petosky... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at The Little Red Hen