Category Archives: quilting

Variations on a Kitty Block

Some time ago, I made three Kitty blocks using Elizabeth Hartman’s design. Then I made five additional versions. A couple weeks ago, I finally got around to putting them together into a small quilt, but I needed one more for … Continue reading

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My French Fabric

When my husband and I visited my daughter in Paris in mid-2016, I made a point of finding a fabric shop and purchasing some uniquely French fabric. I wanted something unlike anything I could find at home in Seattle. I … Continue reading

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Getting Back To It

I was aware that it had been awhile since my last post, but it was a little surprising to see that six months have passed. Sometimes day-to-day life has a way of filling up all one’s time. Anyway, those six … Continue reading

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Twisted Star

When selecting the fabrics for this quilt, my latest contribution to Project Linus, I had to thoroughly sift through my stash. First, I had to find enough light-value, “cool” fabrics that went well together. Then, I had to find enough … Continue reading

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Blue Baskets

For the latest quilt top for Project Linus, I chose “Blueberry Baskets” from Basket Bonanza by Nancy Mahoney. The cutting instructions called for each block to use the same blues and yellow fabrics. But I chose different yellows and blues … Continue reading

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Not-So-Scrappy Quilt

Yesterday, I finished sewing together my latest quilt for Project Linus. This one is less scrappy than the previous ones, and I departed from the practice of just using fabric from my stash. I had selected three fabrics to use … Continue reading

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Bali Bali Quilt and Kitties

For this Linus quilt, I went through my bin of batiks. I was lucky to find that there was a large piece — more than a yard — of a multicolored batik suitable for the background. Because there were so … Continue reading

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