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Erin | house on hill road
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I don't mind at all! I actually *almost* did the same!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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1. I did not know Graeter's had pretzel cones. Must investigate. 2. Quilt! (I can help if you need it, which I doubt you do.) 3. All the Light We Cannot See - my very favorite tome of the last year. I read it and then listened to it on audiobook - highly recommend the latter. 4. I chuckled at the "very Purl Soho" line. So true. And so happy making. 5. Snickerdoodles! Jane is already out of school. I'm putting her on cookie detail today.
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Hi Michele - I didn't line it, but it could use it. I just choose to wear a slip.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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The pattern has side panels! The only tricky part was lining up the pockets with the panels, but the stripes made that pretty easy!
Toggle Commented May 21, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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This skirt was supposed to be sewn Mother's Day weekend. I had the fabric washed and the pattern picked out, but it just didn't happen. I honestly forgot how busy May can be. I thought if I could get to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at house on hill road
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My friend, Jill, and I are both making the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt. She is working from the kit, adding a few of her own fabrics and I am working from my stash. Well, I am trying to work... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at house on hill road
This is a great beginner pattern! Try it!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on Linden Sweatshirt at house on hill road
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I know many, many quilters were dismayed to hear that Quilty magazine has stopped publishing. It's a shame, really. Each and every issue was full of beautiful quilt patterns and many practical tips and advice. Dear Quilty: 12 Easy Patchwork... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at house on hill road
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I whipped up a Linden sweatshirt yesterday in about an hour. This pattern by Grainline Studios is a super easy sew. I am sure that you have seen a gazillion versions of it, especially if you are on instagram. If... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at house on hill road
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Oh, hey. It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks and things don't look they are going to slow down in the foreseeable future. I keep thinking that if I can get myself to May 9th, I will be able to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at house on hill road
Hi Terry - I think I can help! First things first: to make this method work, the width of the finished unit has to be two times the size of its height. For yours, it would have to be 7 1/4" x 3 5/8". I will give you the measurements for that. (I can't make it work with 7 1/8" either!) You would cut your big square 8.5" (1 1/4" larger than the finished width of each unit - 7.25 + 1.25 = 8.5) and you would cut your small squares 4 1/2" (7/8" larger than the finished height of each unit - 3.625 + .875 = 4.5). Hope that helps! Happy sewing! - Erin
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On a complete and total whim a few weeks ago, I decided to make an improv quilt. The fabrics, mostly Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt, just spoke to me as I was wading through the stash. I don't know what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at house on hill road
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A few weeks back, I pulled these Heather Bailey Up Parasol prints from my stash to make the Four Winds Quilt by Amber Corcoran of Fancy Tiger Crafts after seeing it on the store's blog. (Whoa! That's a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at house on hill road
lots of love to you, manda.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on Hello April..... at Tree Fall
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I consistently carry some kind of project in my purse or my car with me for the down moments when I find myself sitting and waiting. It is almost always some kind of portable handwork - knitting, embroidery, needlepoint. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at house on hill road
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There is something magic about this time of the year. While I have always touted autumn as my favorite season, spring is right up there. The anticipation of warm weather after months of gray skies and frigid temperatures seems to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at house on hill road
Yes! That would be plenty. I bet a half yard of the background would be enough, but I haven't done the math so double check!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2015 on Traincar Quilt Top at house on hill road
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I am always amazed at the paper piecing designs that my friend, Penny Layman, makes. Seriously wowed. And when I heard that she was writing a book, I was anxious to get my hands on it. I imagined that it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at house on hill road
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One of the quilt kits that I have been working on is Traincar by Alexia Abegg. I was immediately drawn to the graphic nature of this design. The block is unique - simple and complicated at the same time -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at house on hill road
It's Andover's black chambray.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on My mini quilt at house on hill road
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Mini quilts are a thing. I knew this, but I didn't realize just how crazy people are for mini quilts until I started seeing all kinds of swaps pop up on Instagram. (And I'm giggling now, because I never thought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at house on hill road
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I went up to the studio yesterday morning for the first time since I returned home. The first thing I did was vacuum. Right before I left for Quilt Con, I had a choice: make lanyards or vacuum. There really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at house on hill road
Fatty gave it to me for Christmas. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2015 on Postcard from my kitchen table at house on hill road
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I left last Wednesday morning for QuiltCon and was back this morning at 2:30 a.m. Six extra hours of airport time had me very thankful that I packed some handwork from my Alison Glass applique class in my carry on.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at house on hill road
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Thanks, Christine!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2015 on Pillow Refresh at house on hill road
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