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Susan Ramey Cleveland
Interests: quilting, fabric art, puzzles, movies, reading, writing, sewing, my church, quilting, journaling,
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I got a lot done on Baby Sage's elephant quilt this weekend. The above photo shows a little of what I did. If I really put my back into it (yeah, well, maybe not my back), I think I could... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Today I got all of the Elephant quilt cut out, except the elephants and balloons. Tomorrow, I plan to finish cutting and start sewing. After working in the sewing room, I did some work in the kitchen--cooked beef tips and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The pattern for Baby Sage's quilt came in. My initial plan was to use a pink-and-green color design (green because of her name; pink because she's a girl and I like pink). But now I'm leaning toward pink and grey.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Welcome to Autumn at the Yellow House, our favorite time of year. This year is going to be decidedly different, I'm sure. I don't expect any trick-or-treaters (but I'll have treats ready just in case). We're still cojutating over Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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This wonderful hand-painted egg came from a neighbor's yard sale a year or two ago. This Zoom thing is really catching on. I have attended five Zoom gatherings already this week--and I haven't left the house. It started with church... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I finally got around to putting out a few Halloween decorations. As some of you no doubt know, Halloween is my very favorite time of year, and the only time of year I like the color orange. When the kids... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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There is not one spot in this house where I can photograph this entire top. As Jesse says, I have too much stuff. It’s all in the way. But there it is, the best shot I can get. The top... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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After Zoom church yesterday, I made a pot of creamy chicken and wild rice soup and a bowl of pasta salad. They were both yummy. I love soup this time of year. This morning, I did Zoom quilt bee and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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My favorite month of the year, October, is finally here. Seems to me it got here awfully fast this time. I apologize for being so lax in keeping my blog up to date. Not feeling my oats these days. Back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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To celebrate getting the border sewn on to my millefiori quilt, I decided to read a book--all the way through without stopping to sew anything. And I picked just the right one: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. If I had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I can’t even remember how long I’ve been attempting to attach the top to the outer border pieces. It has been a nightmare. My first, and maybe biggest, problem was that I could not find a space large enough to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’m getting very close to having the outer border attached to the quilt top. Just have the bottom to go. Then, if my hands and determination endure, I’m going to make some stars and/or flowers to sprinkle in the border.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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At last all the blue pentagons are added. It took longer than I thought it would. I had to take a couple of days off to let my hands recover. Tomorrow I’m going to try to arrange the tables in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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When I first looked at this photo, I thought I would just have to remove that rosette at bottom left (which is really the top). It looks so pokey-outey in the photo. But when I look at the actual quilt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I got a good start last night on adding the pentagons for the inner border. I had to stop pretty early and wrap both hands in braces and compression gloves and take some ibuprofen for the pain. When this is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I didn’t dream how long this part of the project would take. I pulled templates most of the day yesterday and much of last night. And I still am not close to being finished. I should have removed the interior... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All the rosettes are joined. At last. I’m ready to start making pentagons for my inner border. Don’t know how many I’ll have to make yet. I haven’t counted. Looks like maybe 100. All right, Taco, you can get back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I have thought about borders for the thing so much that I just can’t think about borders anymore. Taking seriously what some of you suggested, this is where I am. But don’t be surprised if it changes. I’m working on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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All the quarters are pieced. I still have some joining to do before I start on the borders, but I’m happy with my progress. This thing might be finished in time for next summer’s quilt show after all. After Skipper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Quad 4 pinned and ready to stitch I got the rosettes of the last quarter pinned in place and ready to stitch this morning. Maybe I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel yet, but I can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I’ve been stopping to cook, shower, and sleep a few hours. Otherwise, I’m stitching up a storm. I had to stop for a couple of hours this morning to participate in our monthly book club meeting, which for the past... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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Today I got the lower left quarter fitted and pinned, and I’ve been stitching it most of the day. Had to stop and go to Walmart for a grocery pickup. I also picked up Taco Bell for dinner. The only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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We’re getting close, boys and girls. We’re getting close. Well, closer at least. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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I know I’ve been off the grid for quite a while. But putting this quilt together has proved way more complicated than I had expected. That’s the first quadrant in the photo, finally done. I was so confused about placement... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts
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The very last rosette is done. Birdies, feathers, and leaves Today I plan to clean off my table of all the fabric I have piled up there. It looks like the fabric version of Tony Montana’s desk of white powder... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Blackberry Creek Home Arts