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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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Finished sashing row 3 and joining it to the top. Three more rows to go and I can start on the borders. My quiltmaking goes so slowly these days. It seems the things I have to do take so much... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finished the rest of the Rainbow Heart blocks. They're all in a stack waiting to be sashed together into a pretty quilt top. And I got the second row of the Farm Girl Sampler sashed and attached to the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I really enjoyed making the first block for the autumn leaves quilt from Quilter's World magazine. It was a very easy and fun block to make, using some of the same techniques as in the Farm Girl Sampler quilt. No... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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It has been a long since I've bought a quilting magazine. It seems I find too many projects online that I want to make without going to the quilt publications. But the other day I happened to stroll by the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Cardinal Winter by Steele Creek Studios Cardinal Winter panel by Steele Creek Studios Take a gander of the gorgeous cardinal fabric I acquired from Bill Locke of Montreal. I love cardinals and I love winter, so when I saw this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I was spending way too much time on the phone telling telemarketers "I'm not interested" and wrong number callers "You have the wrong number" and just hanging up on political calls. So I adopted the policy of never answering the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Each year, our quilter's guild members make blocks for our outgoing president. This year our president, Claire, requested that we make 6" house blocks of any design or technique. Above is mine. The pattern is from the Farm Girl Sampler... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I had not opened the door to my sewing room for more than two weeks until this morning. Although I'm still feeling pretty puny, plus I have other things downstairs that need doing (especially laundry), I just felt like I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Praying for our troubled, hate-filled country. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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So I finished my Augmenten that the urgent care doctor prescribed. My condition, though some improved, was not where I thought I should be. So I went to see my PC doctor yesterday. He said I still have the ear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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A couple of days after Vann's funeral in 2009, I came down with a raging case of flu. It was that bird flu or pig flu or monkey flu or whatever they were peddling that year. I got it. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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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