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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, altered books and paper art, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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For the first time in about a hundred million years (or something like that) we have Summer Solstice coinciding with the Strawberry Moon. Let me explain. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have all my red and orange hearts constructed for the Orlando Rainbow Quilt. And I have all the print pieces and most of the background pieces cut for the yellow, green, blue, and purple hearts. But here it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the first row of my Farm Girl Sampler quilt sashed together yesterday. But today, I discovered Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is hosting an initiative to make quilts for the Pulse victims and their loved ones. My heart (my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Over the weekend, I got all the embroidered details stitched on my sampler blocks. And this morning, I got the blocks arranged the way I want them--I think. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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For my sashing strips, I used leftover scraps for my whites and whitish fabric stash. I have had far too much to do this week. One day, Tuesday, I cooked three full meals and packed a lunch box. I've cleaned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I could never find a pattern for a dog block for my farm quilt, so I just chose a square of dog fabric and used it as the center for Lori Holt's Haystack block. And that was the final block... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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That's what Lori Holt calls this block in her Farm Girl Vintage book. You might recall that I made a six-inch version of this block when I thought I was going to make all the blocks small. I have almost... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The last four sampler blocks aren't going as swiftly as I thought they might. But here's one of them. Three more to go. One thing that discourages me from time in the sewing room this time of year (and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Disclaimer: This is not my sewing room. My most perfect fantasy day would not be at the beach or in the mountains or at an Elvis concert. It would be at home. First I would awaken sometime between 8:30 and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Although this block is not in Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book, it is one of her patterns, and I felt it would go well in the farm girl sampler quilt. The pattern and instructions are on Lori's blog. If... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The furbies were all cooperative, my spoons held out, and I got three blocks sewn yesterday. Take a look. Gathering Basket Out to Pasture Garden Girl Five more blocks to go and I can start putting the quilt together. I... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally made it up those dad-gum stairs this morning. So now I can show you the blocks I made over the past weekend. Here is Big Pig, as opposed to Little Pig, the pig block that I made when... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My French hydrangeas are blooming--but I'm wilted. My plan was to get up early this morning, get into the sewing room early, and get lot of sewing done. But after I finished tending to the needs of furbies and doing... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I feel like this is some kind of milestone: 20 blocks, 10 more to go, 1/3 of the way finished with block-making. Also I think I've caught up with my original schedule of making one block a week. This is... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I probably should have used all dark fabrics for my leaf pieces.. There doesn't seem to be enough contrast between the leaf and the background. So I'll have to put this one aside for a day or two and come... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally got into the sewing room today to do some Farm GIrl Sampler work. I finished Block #17, shown above. The first part of the week was taken up with getting our upstairs air conditioning system repaired. I have... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Lori Holt calls this block Sunflower in her sampler book. But I'm calling mine Farm Girl With Cow. I added "With Cow" because there might be a few more farm girls worked into other designs.I have some more of this... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got the Pumpkin block cut out and stitched today. Attention, Nancy M.: The background, leaf, and some of the orange fabrics came from your stash. But there are plenty remaining to use in the Halloween Tree. Thanks again for... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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No farm is complete without at least one (usually several) feline helpers to keep the barn, corn crib, and house free of rats, mice, and other vermine. Here's Stripes, the yellow tabby that will inhabit my Farm Girl sampler quilt.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have the best friends in the world. One of them is Nancy M., a quilting friend and guild sister of mine. When she learned I was planning to make the Halloween Tree wallhanging, she offered me a bundle of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Block #13 is sewn. I'll embroider Black Sheep some legs with black floss and give him either button of embroidered eyes. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The more I thought about that Cherries sampler block, the more I was certain that it would bother me forever if I didn't correct the error. So I took it apart and sewed it back correctly. Now I can move... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Monday was bee day. We met at Sally's and had a great time. Afterwards I was close by to a Hancock Fabrics store. As you may know, all Hancock stores are going out of business, and the story was that... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Things got busy so I haven't been in the sewing room or back to blogging. I've had two meetings this week, a lot of laundry to do, shopping, and tomorrow I have a medical appointment. Maybe Friday, I'll have some... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The large chicken block is finished. I think I'll make a 12-inch pig block next. I downloaded the pattern for this top from Whitney Deal's Etsy Shop. I have several pieces of fabric to choose from to make it. So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts