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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.
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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. :)
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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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that looks like plain fun! and i would love to hear about the changes in the foods you eat. i always find things like that fascinating!
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Cleaning out the kitchen last night, I stumbled across these artist trading cards that Jane painted last October. Using her own photos as reference, she used watercolors to render small snapshots of a trip that she and Fatty took to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at house on hill road
I bought the bird fabric locally at a home decorating store. The selvedge says: “An Original Screen Print Design For The Platinum Collection. RICHLOOM Copyright MMXII US Canada.” Hope that helps!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on Pillow Refresh at house on hill road
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I don’t have any plans for the rest of the bird fabric! I have a half yard and some scraps…not sure what to do with them.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on Pillow Refresh at house on hill road
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Thanks, Darcy! This was way overdue, but I am glad I held out for the perfect print!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on Pillow Refresh at house on hill road
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I spent the better part of this past week's sewing time making new pillow covers for this little window seat nook on our front stair landing. It's been on my mental to-do list for the better part of a year... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at house on hill road
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If you follow me on Instagram, maybe you saw a photo of my honest craft room earlier this week? A hot mess, for sure. I've been busy cutting and sewing and have not put a single thing away since the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at house on hill road
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When Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety asked if I would be a guest on her podcast, of course I said yes. I have been listening to the podcast since the beginning and love, love, love it! I often have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at house on hill road
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Here we are, 15 days into the new year, and I have yet to sew a single, solitary stitch. Strange, I admit. Ok, I have done a bit of needlepoint and a little knitting. I have also been cutting fabric.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at house on hill road
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At the beginning of December, having decided not to go through with my book, I found myself freed up from commitments and decided to make a few Christmas gifts. I don't know about you, but I find that as I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at house on hill road
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