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This week's feature quilt is Paris on a Shoestring. It is a variation of Nancy, one of the quilts that is patterned in my book. Both quilts use the same string pieced triangle units. I had this fabulous Paris Maps... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Little Red Hen
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We've been working hard on wedding prep this summer, mostly that involves lots of cleaning in the barn. I took advantage of a clean barn wall yesterday to take some pictures of my latest quilt finish. This quilt will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Do you remeber my new custom Sizzix die? I used some of the little one inch squares I cut with it and made a mini version of Don't Fence Me In. I love this design; even small scale it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Coal Seam Coal Seam is a result of experimenting with inserting slivers of orange fabric into triangles of black fabric. When deciding on the layout, I tried lining up the orange strips from one triangle to another and was amused... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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You guys, look what came in the mail!!!! My new sizzix custom die! This die has the blades to cut twenty one inch squares at a time. I can place small scraps over the die cutting surface and then run... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I am really enjoying the barn photography these days. I go out and check on the progress D and B are making every so often but I tend to look down at all of the interesting bits that that have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I've been working on more customer quilts lately. Send me an email if you are interested in having me quilt your quilt top. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I'm still slowly working on my La Passacaglia rosettes. I seem to switch back and forth between knitting socks and English paper piecing in the evenings. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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As part of the barn renovation, wedding preparations we are putting new wiring in the barn. B was about to start taking out the old wiring this morning. Before starting, he came in and suggested that I take my camera... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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My son is getting married on Labor Day weekend and miss P is thrilled to finally be getting a sister! She has been wanting a sister for FOREVER and now that both of her brothers are engaged can hardly believe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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This week's feature quilt is Wind Farm, which I made for my niece's high school graduation in 2012. The base blocks were built and squared up with a 6.5'' square rotary cutter ruler. A triangle was stiched to the corner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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We enjoyed a lovely four day weekend. Our days were filled with baby chicks, barn repair, pea picking and shelling, mowing, cleaning, weeding, raspberry picking, and a belated double birthday celebration. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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You may remember me mentioning Miss P's favorite shirt ever- Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee pattern made with Gillie Wishes from Bari J's Emmy Grace line for Art Gallery Fabrics. Bari recently asked if I'd like to play with some fabric... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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While Miss P was busy in her lessons and classes at cello camp last week, I was sitting in the back working away on my English paper piecing. I stitched all of the pieces that I had prepared. After sewing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I'm back home from a fun filled week with Miss P at Suzuki Family Camp at Blue Lake. It was an intense week of cello and music and no internet or phones. Here's the breakdown in numbers. Miss P participated... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Meet my friend Jane Davidson. She's a fabulous professional longarm quilter who lives in Australia and has just self published a book. I met Jane a couple of years ago at quilt market and was able to spend a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Friday we drove out to Park Forest, Ill. to see Chawne Kimber at the opening to the show Motives and Materials at the Tall Grass Arts Association. Chawne has nine quilts in the show that runs through July 25. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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The featured quilt this week is Square Root, another from the gallery section of Every Last Piece. This quilt is composed of four patch and nine patch blocks. The background is a plain muslin fabric and all of the other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Yesterday afternoon I put the finishing stitches on a new top for myself. It has been a long time since I've sewn anything new for myself. I bought the Sailor Top pattern from Fancy Tiger Crafts early last fall but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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We are thrilled that school is out for the summer. Miss P kicked of her summer vacation with a Girl Scout end of the year camp out last night! We had pouring rain in the wee hours of the morning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Don't Fence Me In is the last quilt pattern in my book. If you have a large scrap stash and work your way through the book you can use the last of your scraps in this quilt. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Remeber last week when I told you I'd been cutting up my smaller scraps? Well, I worked until I had most of the tiniest bits cut into 1'', 1.25'' and 1.5'' squares. I also used the sizzix to cut triangles... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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This week's feature quilt is The Color Purple, from the gallery section of Every Last Piece. My sister and I worked on this one together for my niece's high school graduation. We each used purples from our fabric scraps and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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This week I finished a stack of 140 string pieced blocks - enough for a quilt! I worked on these on and off for a couple of years. It's a good thing I'm not in a hurry for this quilt;... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at The Little Red Hen