Author Archives: divadiversion

About divadiversion

Creative procrastinator. Cock eyed optimist. Family historian - with the story being the important part. Quilt coach, lecturer and creator. Scrapbooker, card maker. Modern vintage. Wino. Travel - let's go!

#trinketsal

From the beginning of March until the last week I’ve been obsessed.  I participated in my first SAL (Sew A Long).  Alison Glass, creator of the Trinkets pattern, organized a project where each day the assigned block (one of the … Continue reading

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#5 of Nine Patch Nine Ways

The humble Nine Patch, is so simple to construct, yet this workhorse can look very complicated. Several years ago the Fauquier County Quilters had a Nine Patch Nine Ways retreat that was coordinated by Annie Morgan of the Quilting in … Continue reading

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First Finish of 2019 and Last Finish of 2018

Some fabrics are difficult to cut up, they are just so pretty. I remind myself over and over again, that is why you buy pretty fabric, to cut up and sew back together. We are lucky to have a shop … Continue reading

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Brownies Earn Their Badge

Last month I was invited to help a brownie troop earn their quilting badge. After doing some digging, I found the lesson plan used by another group that seemed manageable with some editing. After cutting and kitting, planning and revising, … Continue reading

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It’s a Totally Different Skill Set

The last months of this year I tried my hand at selling my crafts.  One thing I learned is that it takes a completely different set of skills to create an inviting environment and display your crafts in a way … Continue reading

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Festive Finds

So I’m getting ready for the holidays and I’m getting ready for a Holiday Bazaar.  The holidays are a piece of cake, I do it annually.  I’ve got it down.  The Bazaar however… Getting ready means opening boxes, finding pieces, … Continue reading

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It’s a Two fer!

Last winter I made two quilt tops from a pattern called Trip for “2” To Boston, put out by Prairie Pieces.  The pattern makes both quilts at the same time and contains two copies so each quilter can make it … Continue reading

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