Category Archives: Modern

Ohio Star Quilt: Beautiful Quilting

The Ohio Star Quilt met me 2,000 miles from home. The Long Armed Quilter had worked her magic in record time and had shipped it so that it and I would arrive in time for my son’s wedding. As I … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Ties Pillows

When Grandpa passed, his ties became a quilt for his daughter, but there were small scraps left over. When fabric has a sentimental value, a project can be found for even the smallest scraps. The long narrow pieces of fabric … Continue reading

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CD Quilt Tutorial

Circle Quilts are a great way to use scraps of fabric – and stay warm while stitching during these colder evenings! Pottery Barn used to have one, Garnet Hill has one currently – they seem to be available commercially in … Continue reading

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Stripes Quilted with Bubbles

The “I Can’t Sew a Straight Line Quilt” enjoyed its stay at the Long Armed Quilter. With less than 24 hours to wheels up for a trip to¬† visit the daughter whose claim of not being able to sew a … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Ties Quilt

Ties from Grandpa. Beautiful silk neckties. Wonderful tactile silks with intricate designs. Much time was spent deciding just what quilt pattern would highlight the fabrics from these beautiful ties and pay homage to the man they belonged to. Pinwheel was … Continue reading

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Squares and Stripes Quilt Pattern

I received a few requests for the pattern I developed for the Quilt Top for my daughter. Although Squares and Stripes is the obvious name for this quilt, it might be considered a Goldilocks Quilt. The first attempt was the … Continue reading

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As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip

Persons who sew know that feeling of “something is just not right.” It might be the colors, it might be the design, it might be a combination – but we know we are not happy with some aspect. Oh, we … Continue reading

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