Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ahh…Tesnsion

Last night I was happily quilting along, having a grand old time while watching quilt cam.  I couldn’t believe how much progress I was making, and how much better my quilting was looking from when I first started this pattern … Continue reading

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Whip Stitch Vs Ladder Stitch

When I started binding, the only stitch I knew to do was the whip stitch.  It’s the most intuitive way to join the binding to the back of the quilt, and it was the only method I had seen in … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Basted

It feels like forever since I finished the top and backing of my first quilt.  I just looked back in my archives, and realized that it’s been about a month and a half!  That’s a long time to let a … Continue reading

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Happily Quilting Away

There is no better way to spend a weekend than quilting.  I have really been enjoying this process.  It’s amazing how much the time it takes to quilt depends on the design.  It is taking so much less time to … Continue reading

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Ready to Quilt

My leftovers quilt is all basted and ready to go.  I was surprised at how quickly the basting went.  My only other experience with basting was my penguin table runner, and it did not go nearly so well that time.  … Continue reading

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350 Block Challenge – March Update

I know it’s a while into April now, but I’m finally getting a couple of minutes to sit down and write a post.  The last few weeks at work have been crazy!  That said, I still was able to get … Continue reading

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