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Morning Moods: Spring in the studio

It’s spring here in Phoenix and I am LOVING the swirl of roses in the garden (I was very diligent with the fertilizer back in February). Reality is that I spend much more time in my office than in the back yard during the weekdays so I went out this morning and picked a bouquet….

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Win a Free Copy of My Cozy Village!

Today is the last day of the My Cozy Village blog tour! That means that today is also the last day to win a Free Copy of the My Cozy Village pattern pack. See the bottom of the post for entry-information. Last week, when we started this tour on the C&T blog, I showed you…

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Fun Log Cabin with Liberty Hello Kitty

Here is a peek for you of a really fun log-cabin project I have been kinda addicted to for the last few days. I have been hankering to make a sunshine yellow and white quilt for many years and now I am finally doing it! I cut up about 50 different yellowish fabrics so far, with…

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Fabulous Mittens

I have to share these mittens with you. My mom made these for me.  They arrived in the mail last week from Norway as a complete surprise. Don’t you love the cute sheep that wrap around each mitten? My mom knitted these in alpaca yarn, and they are double-knit (whatever that may mean).  Not only…

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New English Paper Piecing Class at Mad B’s Quilt Shop

I have been wanting to make this quilt for quite some time, but I am now finally digging into La Passacaglia and I am about halfway into the rosette #2. This is really fun, much funnier than I thought it would be…so far. Playing with the colors so far and I am not sure yet…

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My Cozy Village is here!

My new pattern pack with C&T Publishing came out last week! I am so excited to be sharing this design with the world. The pattern pack contains directions for two versions of the quilt. The main quilt is all hand appliqué with embroidered embellishments. For those of you who prefer to work on machine, you…

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Double Irish Chain with Cotton Couture

This quilt has been a long time in the making. The quilt top hang over my office door for a good 6 months before I got around to starting to quilt it. I thought cathedral windows would look neat, but somehow I just couldn’t get them to look good so I hung the quilt back…

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Favorite Quilt Books

Like many quilters, I have an insane stack of quilt books and also a good chunk on related topics like needlework, embroidery, and mixed media art. I find that some books stay with me for years and I can constantly come back to them and learn something else. Other books I get tired of, or…

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100-Block Quilt by Janome and Michael Miller Cotton Couture

  Janome and Michael Miller teamed up this fall for a really cool project. They asked a bunch of quilt bloggers and designers to contribute blocks to a 100-block quilt featuring a delicious palette of Michael Miller Cotton Couture. I contributed 3 blocks to the project and today the first of my blocks are featured!…

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Make-Up Pouch (Last minute gift idea!)

I needed to make a little Christmas gift this week.  There was a year that I turned out about 15 of these little makeup bags for every female friend and relative, but that was many years ago. These little pouches are super cute, can be made in almost any size.  Once you learn the technique…

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