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Erin | house on hill road
Interests: family and friends fabric and thread yarn and needles paper and ink food and drink
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It's like 2 quilts in 1! Fantastic!
I spent a couple of hours yesterday sewing the improv blocks I made in 2008 at Denyse Schmidt's studio into a quilt top. It's mostly finished, just waiting for some "white" borders to make it a usable size. Only after... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at house on hill road
I'm in love with this! It is absolutely gorgeous, Beki!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on inspired by Lulie at artsy-crafty babe
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With both girls away at camp for a couple of weeks, I spent some time thinking about what to send in their care packages other than food. I bought a couple of Lizzy House Catnap fabrics awhile back specifically for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at house on hill road
Just a little over a week ago, we dropped Jane off for a three week summer camp at a college in North Carolina. Back in the early spring, I thought that maybe I should make her a quilt to take... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at house on hill road
Here's a comprehensive list of what I've read since my last update. I read a wide range of books - everything from memoirs to total beach reads to JA novels to serious literature. I've listed them in the order they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at house on hill road
Yes! It is such a good reminder that the best course of action sometimes is to walk away. I need to remember that!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on Spring Flowers Baby Quilt at house on hill road
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I managed a second finish last week. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be so productive! This sweet baby quilt top was finished back in January and it has been sitting in the studio awaiting quilting ever... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at house on hill road
When it comes to naming quilts, I'm often stumped. This one, though, was easy. All that orange and white? Creamsicle! Never mind that I had to explain what a creamsicle is to my children. Don't worry - a trip to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at house on hill road
Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia. A body at rest stays at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. This weekend I got stuff done. I quilted this triangle quilt and stitched the binding to the front.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at house on hill road
Yes! I plan on listing all the books I've read so far this year next week. Stay tuned!
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2014 on I'm back at house on hill road
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Hello! I disappeared. I didn't mean to, but life happens. Thank you to all that checked in to make sure that I am ok - I am! It's just been a crazy few weeks... Jane graduated from 8th grade. So.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at house on hill road
It is absolutely gorgeous, Beki!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on pinwheel mini at artsy-crafty babe
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oh, beki! it seems impossible that she is 13. i hope she had a happy birthday!
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2014 on 13 at artsy-crafty babe
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I love a good Liberty print! Darling dress, Amanda.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2014 on liberty love at SouleMama
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Will do, just as soon as I get it altered!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2014 on My Fifth Painted Portrait at house on hill road
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About a month ago, I found myself sitting on the floor of my sewing room as I often do, sorting through fabrics, trying to decide what to pair with what. The picking and choosing, matching and coordinating is one of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at house on hill road
Excuse the abundance of photos, but if you have been following me and this blog for any length of time, you know that peonies are my favorites. This year they came on fast after such a long, cold winter. I... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at house on hill road
welcome to my world. that's what i do - sew for myself. or pj's for the girls - those are always welcome.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2014 on this time in May, 2009 at Wee Wonderfuls
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Happy Birthday, Beki! I hope you had a fantastic day!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on 39 at artsy-crafty babe
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Malka Dubrawsky is one of the quilters I admire most. I am constantly inspired by her use of color, her graphic fabrics and quilt designs that look difficult, but are really straightforward. She uses shapes and patterns in the most... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at house on hill road
Hi Maria - Here is a video tutorial for making piping. To add it to a pillow, sew it to the front pillow fabric and insert the zipper in the back pillow fabric. Then sew the two pieces together. I hope that helps! Erin
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just last night i was thinking, "i wonder what beki has been up to" and boom! there you are! glad everything is going well and that you are having fun making. xo.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2014 on let's catch up! at artsy-crafty babe
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I wrote this post five years ago for my friend Lecia's blog. Today I'm bringing it home. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. My mother gave me thick hair and blue eyes, fair skin and freckles. She... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at house on hill road
ah...the trying! that is key. i subscribed to that method about five years ago - you must try a bite of everything - and now my children eat beets! and brussels sprouts! and the one who never ate a bean? garbanzo! pinto! cannellini! the one who really doesn't care for meat? bison! salmon! bacon! it's amazing what an open mind can do.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2014 on and they are trying at remedial eating