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Bryce Canyon Retreat

I had the opportunity to spend the later part of last week near Bryce Canyon at a quilt retreat. Sew fun!!! I taught two quilt classes. The first class was Swinging Diamonds. It uses the Fons & Porter 60 degree diamond ruler. I wish I had taken pictures. One lady was having a really hard…

Round Robin Quilt Finish

Last year I participated in my first Round Robin. It started with a small group of friends that quickly grew to 12 people. I would recommend doing a round robin with fewer participants. It would have been better doing two groups of 6 rather than one group of 12. Having said that, I LOVE my…

Blocks from the Past Quilt Along Week 4

My blocks this week are found on pages 10, 11, and 61. The first block is called Windblown Square on page 10. I made this block following the instructions. I liked the instructions for this block, but I would recommend sewing it together using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance. The second block is the Cakestand…

Rescuing an Antique Quilt

A year or two ago, I came into posession of an antique quilt in terrible condition. No one wanted it. It was headed for the garbage. I believe it was made by my great-great grandmother. The pink fabric is disintegrating, but the rest of it is fairly good.  My six year old daughter fell in…

BFTPqal – Fabric Selection

In the Blocks from the Past Quilt Along post this week, Natalie talks about fabric selection and fabric requirements. http://www.natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com/2015/01/bftpqal-fabric-requirements-selection.html I decided that I wanted to use a layer cake. To make sure it was enough and to provide contrast, I paired it with white as a background fabric. The layer cake I picked is…

Blocks from the Past Quilt Along

I am starting off the new year with a quilt along with some friends from the book Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past by Marie Henry and Leisure Arts. We’d love to have you join us! The book is out of print, but used copies are available all over online. The quilt looks really old…

Children’s Books for the Creative Soul

It’s no secret that I love children’s books. One of my favorite things to do is sit down and read with my little kids. I decided that it’s alright if it isn’t quilt related. I am going to start sharing children’s book I like every now and then. I am not the only one who…