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Little Cowboy Quilt

Happy Independence Day in the USA! I’m celebrating our western themed annual local Frontier Days in my hometown with this Little Cowboy quilt. It’s made using a panel of batik like images related to the Old West. Each little motif … Continue reading

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St Kitts Island Quilt

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on a cruise in the Caribbean. One of my favorite tours was on the island of St Kitts which is known for its batiks made on the island since the seventies. Caribelle Batiks is … Continue reading

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My First Bargello Quilt

Attracted to the complex design of the Bargello quilt pattern, I did some research to find out how to put this seemingly complex quilt together. I learned that the original Bargello design is a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Quilt

You could say patriotic or you could say red, white, and blue with a few apples and tomatoes tossed in. This was the fabric I chose from the donated fabric given to our local quilting club. The purpose and intention of the fabric … Continue reading

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Turquoise Treasure Pin Up Dress

What Pattern did you use? I used  Patterns by Gertie for Butterick  _ 5953. It is a fitted vintage inspired wrap dress with front bands, and a slightly shaped right front. The left front crosses underneath the right and ties to the side seam. There … Continue reading

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Hiking Trail Plaid and Lace Dress

On this sunny spring weekend, I went on a great hike and photoshoot with two friends. I was told by my friend who just got a brand new camera, to come all “dolled up” so that she could practice taking photos. … Continue reading

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The inside story: Cotton and Steel Dress

“Come March, we’re asking you to show us your guts, and make your inside as pretty as the outside!” The Monthly Stitch. This month for The Monthly Stitch theme we are challenged to show off the inside of our sewing … Continue reading

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Time Out

How refreshing to have a vacation around the time of my birthday and my anniversary. It seems to happen every time in February just for me. Valentine’s Day, my birthday, my anniversary, and usually the week off from work all … Continue reading

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