Category Archives: Quilting

Haberdashery – Part Two

Although the Haberdashery wall hanging did not have the contrast I had hoped for, it was still an attractive piece.  And I had lots and lots of tie scrap to use up. One of the points of this body of … Continue reading

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Prototype

Some of my most creative thinking is done while on long rides with my husband.  If I know we are going to be in the car for more than two hours I usually bring a notepad, and maybe some handwork. … Continue reading

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Haberdashery Pieces – Part One

It is always exciting to get a box from my sister Terry of Terry Burris Quilting Services.  This specific box was no exception.  Prior to the holiday I sent her some of my retreat samples to enhance.  Although, my work is … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s the love of the process

Several years back I had a friend that appeared to rely on two patterns; Turning Twenty and Yellow Brick Road.  Knowing her capabilities I was puzzled at why these became her “go to” patterns.  We must have seen a dozen … Continue reading

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Swap Exchanges – The initial Exchange

Over the last few months I’ve gotten involved with a group on Facebook that does fabric swaps, The Quilt Square Fabric Swap.  It has been a lot of fun and the administrators tow the line about keeping things nice and … Continue reading

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Measure twice, cut once…

Use it or lose it.  So many skills come under that characterization.  Just like a muscle, lack of use causes atrophy.  As with the loss of muscle you loss body memory, with talent it is that instinct that makes it all come together … Continue reading

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It’s almost here…do you Retreat?

  This weekend I’m getting ready for next weeks annual Fauquier County Quilters Retreat.  Packing for this event as an attendee instead of a coordinator is still a bit of a challenge.  The clothes are easy, just something clean and comfy for … Continue reading

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Pinterest…it’s not all lost time

My constant complaint is that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do.  And then I sit clicking  through Pinterest and swooning at all of the lovely little projects and things I would … Continue reading

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It has been a long journey as March marches on…my big UFO finish.

One of my favorite things to do is work with scraps.  Generally speaking the fabric is “free”, as more often than not the scraps are left over from a project already cut, or long forgotten, or maybe even complete. Using … Continue reading

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February Finish & Fundraiser

I’ve been sewing up a storm!  One of the finishes for February was the binding on this wall hanging or table topper that I pieced several years ago.  My sissy Terry quilted it for me and it’s just been waiting … Continue reading

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