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Piece and Comfort Challenge

When I heard of the Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge, I instantly knew I wanted to be involved. I love both of the fabric lines, and I am passionate about the Quilts of Valor Organization. I called around and found out that Thimbles and Threads, one of my local quilt shops, was a participating shop. A…

It’s Spring in the Rocky Mountains! A Sale and a Giveaway

A couple days ago, the temperature hit 70 degrees. With daylight savings time (which I don’t particularly care for, but that is a different story), it got dark later, and my kids played outside until it was time for bed. I love it when they play outside all day! It’s only better when the trees in…

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…