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Pintuck block for Bronwen

October 7, 2010 2 comments

A pintuck block for you, Bronwen! The pintucks were a labor of love, but I love how they turned out. It’s so organic – I kept thinking of sand dunes as I was sewing. So, the good news is: it’s done. The bad news is: sort of. Maybe my pintucks are too close together, or maybe they’re just inefficient, but I ran out of fabric to complete the block. It’s close, but not quite. Rather than ask you to send extra mail via Canada ->US -> Canada post, I’m just going to mail it back to you so that you can update it as you choose. This is going to be an extraordinary quilt. Can’t wait to see other blocks!

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Spiderweb Block

July 11, 2010 3 comments

A spiderweb block for Nichole.  It was surprisingly easy to make – it looks so much more complicated than it is.  There are a couple of amusing mistakes where the same fabric joins on two blocks (I was so careful to avoid that happening, but it did anyway).  This will be lovely when it’s done.  Enjoy!

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Wonky Log Cabins for June

May 28, 2010 6 comments

Hi all,

I just got back from mailing packages of fabric to all of you.  Detailed instructions are included with the fabric, but here is a photo of what I’m (roughly) looking for.

Hope all of you have a terrific holiday weekend!


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more little squares

May 26, 2010 2 comments

Ditto the other comments about drooling over Dorrie’s stash.  These fabrics are beautiful!  Can’t wait to see the whole quilt.

My next project is to get packages of fabric put together to send out to all of you for June.  I’ll have directions included – it’s pretty simple.

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Circles for Angie

April 17, 2010 7 comments

Hi ladies,

Below is a photo of my circle experiment.  I enjoyed learning how to make this type of square.  It was a challenge, but they came out more or less they way I envisioned.  I haven’t made the signature square yet – what information would you like us to include?  Just our name?  Just checking.

How are the rest of you doing?

=) Sorrel

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What’s New?

March 29, 2010 1 comment

Hi all,

It’s been quiet over here this last week or so, and thought I’d see how everyone is doing.  How are the rest of the mini-quilts going?  Anything in the works for April?

My husband and I moved last weekend, and I haven’t sewn anything in almost two weeks.  I know where my sewing stuff is, but still do not have a surface to set my machine up.  Hopefully by the end of this week =)   I  joined the Portland Modern Quilters Guild, and went to a group-sewing night last week.  Since my sewing projects are sort of on lock-down, I started cutting out fabric to send to you.  They’ll be ready with plenty of time to go out for June – tee hee – but, seriously, I greatly underestimated how much time it would take to prepare packets for everyone!

Hope all of you are well!


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Ants on a Log

March 17, 2010 6 comments

Adrienne sent me four lovely fabrics, including this super cute Ants on a Log fabric.

I agonized, and thought, and sketched, and agonized a little more about what kind of quilt to make with these fabrics.  I’ve been on a pinwheel kick lately, and thought they would be adorable as pinwheels.  I had another geometric pattern sketched out.  But, I’ve been wanting to make the leap and try adding some circles to a quilt, and in the end, this fabric was the inspiration to go for it.  It is pretty minimal, and in general, totally unlike anything else I have ever done.

My husband thinks I should add/embroider antennaes.  =)

I don’t have embroidery supplies, but will get some so I can add my name and send it back.

Thanks for the challenge/opportunity, Adrienne!


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