Category Archives: Hand Quilting

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Large Quilt Category

I am entering two quilts in the spring Bloggers Quilt Festival! My first entry is in the large quilt category. This quilt was designed by me (simply meaning that I didn’t follow a pattern). It is a simple block repeat … Continue reading

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Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt

This Dresden Plate quilt was given to us by Kelly’s grandmother, Louise Collins when we were newly married, many years ago. Louise was born in 1895. If she were still living, she would be 119 years old! It was given … Continue reading

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Little Sister: A Quilt Finish!

You’ve seen glimpses of this quilt over the last couple of years as I worked on the hand quilting. The pattern is called “Chinese Coins” or “Stacked Coins”, whichever you prefer. I made it for my sister, Heidi, and named … Continue reading

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quilts for four seasons

Today is Yukon Day at the Canadian Quilter’s Connect Blogathon which is hosted by Sew Sisters. Thank you Dee (our Yukon host) for inviting me to participate! For my entry in the blogathon, I thought I’d give you a little … Continue reading

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Binding

Last night I borrowed Fawn’s sewing machine and sewed the binding onto the quilt I’ve been making for my sister. I have to do the hand quilting on the border, but it will be easier now that the edges have … Continue reading

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A Writing Retreat

You may have gathered that I moved into town 10 days ago, when Kelly drove out.  You also know that I’ve been taking a creative writing class this semester. 🙂 Well, I’ve been working on a story and needed a … Continue reading

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Works in Progress

Have you been wondering what I’ve been doing in the evenings? Well, I’ve been working hard at my Creative Writing class that I’m taking. But also… I’ve been making my six blocks for the 3×6 bee. Since I don’t have … Continue reading

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – August “Office” Edition

FOR TODAY Outside my window…it is overcast but I can see some blue between the clouds. I am thinking…about how much I would love to be lowering my stress levels at a dance workshop right now, hip-dropping myself into a … Continue reading

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A July start

I started a new project last month…I “discovered” hexies (clever me!). I will be making a quilt entirely by hand. I like them because they are portable, I can make them when it’s too hot to sit with the big … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Sunshine

The sun has come out after a showery Sunday morning and I have taken my handwork onto the deck. The air smells of wet wood, soil and lake water. Quiet and still, I hear a gull calling in the distance. … Continue reading

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A Simple Woman’s Daybook: July edition

Since there isn’t electricity or internet at the cabin, I’ll be writing my posts and publishing them the next day from town.           (It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these!) Sunday, July 7th, 2013: … Continue reading

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Six months of sewing by hand

Getting ready to live without my sewing room for the next six months has required a fair bit of advance planning in the quilting/craft/general handwork department. I’ve decided to concentrate on things that do not require a sewing machine. So … Continue reading

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