Category Archives: Quilting

Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows?

Dear Vi, I hate to be a complainer, but I just have to tell you: Too much hand quilting, knitting, typing, and gripping heavy weights at the gym have given me tennis elbow in both arms and caused the arthritis … Continue reading

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Hands2Help, Vogue 9057, row quilts, novels and knitting

Dear Vi, Put your hands together and wish a happy 7th anniversary to the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! Sarah has graciously reminded us that this weekend is the first linky party to show our progress on our quilts. I’ve gone through … Continue reading

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Pinwheels for a Baby

Dear Vi, We’ve all been very excited over the news that Mr. C’s cousin Frank is going to be a grandpa! Well, the baby was due on Valentine’s Day, but she decided to put in her appearance a few days … Continue reading

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A Splendid Sampler Update

Dear Vi, I can’t believe how many letters I’ve written to you in my head. Just about every morning I wake up with an idea for a letter, and then poof! it’s gone. So today I thought I’d just stop … Continue reading

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Finally, a quilt for the cabin: Garden Party by Blackbird Designs

I finished this quilt just in time to give it a good test drive during a short camping trip to Jasper National Park last week! It’s so much fun having a quilt to photograph when you’re camping! This particular project … Continue reading

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A Disappearing 9-patch Quilt for my Aunt Margy (or Cuzco in the springtime)

I wanted to make a quilt for my aunt, who has always been a very special person in my life. But time passes and things don’t get done and you know how it goes. (sigh) So one day last spring … Continue reading

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A Bento Box Quilt!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a quilt finish to show off. My youngest nephew is graduating from high school next month, which I think warrants a quilt from Auntie Nita, don’t you think?My second-youngest nephew graduated this time last … Continue reading

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S is for the Splendid Sampler and Side Plank

Every once in awhile I enjoy participating in a block-of-the-month quilt-along. That’s when a block is posted on a regular basis, and at the end of the year, you have enough blocks to make a quilt. Pam’s wedding quilt was … Continue reading

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Perfection! …and some poses that start with the letter P

This morning I decided to finally sew the borders onto a quilt top that I made a few years ago. (Yes, yes, I’m a very s.l.o.w. sewer. You knew that, right?) Anyway, as I was ironing the top, I got … Continue reading

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A workroom update

Since I put the first draft of the novel aside to simmer for awhile, I’ve been spending my time catching up on a few quilt projects. I jumped on The Splendid Sampler quilt-along. The patterns for two 6-inch blocks are … Continue reading

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Trifle Dish Quilt

You must have guessed that I did some quilting during my recent 2 months visit in the Yukon, right? Well, of course I did…and I took some pictures, too. Enjoy! I know what food will taste like when I get … Continue reading

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Tyler’s Quilt: Indomitable Spirit

Warning – this post has lots of pictures! I have a quilt finish to show off today! This is the quilt I recently made for my second-youngest nephew, Tyler. A quilt is never finished until it has had its official … Continue reading

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