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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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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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Leftovers

My first quilt top is finally done!  It was an incredible learning experience all the way around.  It’s about the farthest thing from perfect, but I absolutely love it.  When I originally envisioned the quilt, I thought I would use … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – The Layout

Laying out the quilt top was by far the hardest part of the process thus far.  I know I made it a much bigger deal than I needed to, but I really wanted a layout that I would love for … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – The Time Has Come

I just finished sewing the last seam on the last block for my sister’s choice quilt.  Having been working on this quilt for over a year now, it’s a very strange feeling not to have any more blocks to make.  … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Nearly There

My goal was to finish 9 blocks a week so that I could have all of the blocks I need done in three weeks.  It turns out that I blew that goal out of the water.  I finished 15 blocks … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – More Fussy Cutting

I got another 15 blocks done this week for my sister’s choice quilt.  It took quite a while to cut the fabrics for these blocks because I fussy cut all of the squares for the center nine patches.  It’s amazing … Continue reading

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Bee in My Bonnet

After finishing my table runner, I really want to finish a bed quilt.  And while I’m very excited about Bonnie’s mystery, and I’m close to finishing the units for it, I’m pretty set on finishing the first quilt I started … Continue reading

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Oops!

So, my goal was to finish step three of the Easy Street mystery before Bonnie revealed step four today.  Unfortunately, on Monday night when I tried to make these: I actually made these: Naturally, I didn’t notice the mistake until … Continue reading

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Easy Street Mystery: First Two Steps

I’m finding that keeping up with a mystery is incredibly challenging with a full time job.  I’m probably trying a bit too hard to keep up, and I’m not really succeeding, but I am having fun.  Blue, green, and purple … Continue reading

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Easy Street Fabric Pull

After much debate, I decided to participate in this year’s mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter.  The main page for the mystery is here.  Each week’s post is added to the bottom of that page.  Currently, it has the introductory post … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Fussy Cut Centers and Changing Plans

While I was fussy cutting for the *Picture-Perfect* Polaroid Block Swap, it occurred to me that it would be fun to sprinkle some fussy cuts in my sister’s choice quilt.  Since I was already fussy cutting, I set aside some … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Two More Blocks

I actually made these blocks about a month ago, but then the end of the semester ate my life and I didn’t get the chance to write about them.  I’m just finishing my last project for the semester today, so … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – 12 Blocks Finished

This past weekend, I finished three more blocks for the quilt.  I really like all three of them, but I think the one with the orange is my favorite.  My husband’s favorite is the brown one.  That’s really saying something … Continue reading

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Beginning My First Quilt

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to quilt.  I would get excited for quilting shows the way most children would get excited for cartoons.  But it was always just a dream.  I never really thought that … Continue reading

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