Category Archives: quilting

quilting and cross stitch

Blocks one through six are complete for Mama’s Little Shortcuts and it is great how they are coming together so nicely. As I get the fabrics ready for each block, I usually poo-poo at least one but have used what … Continue reading

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Mama’s Little Shortcuts

These blocks are looking great! and blocks 3 and 4 combine to make …. My latest knit project is a small throw, I think. This started as the “simple striped blanket ” from Lion Brand but smaller since I wanted … Continue reading

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Mama’s Little Shortcuts & Halloween Afghan

I just finished block #1, Woodpile of the 30’s version of Mama’s Little Shortcuts.  I like it… Mama’s Little Shortcuts, Block #1 Another new project that I started is a crochet afghan.  This is a kit I got from Herrschners … Continue reading

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Mama’s Little Shortcuts – BOM

This is my latest project —  it is another oldie that is sure to be fun to make. Mama’s Little Shortcuts is a 1998 BOM from Atkinson Designs.  The designer, Terry Atkinson knows how to make things easy and I … Continue reading

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The Last 4 Blocks!

These are the blocks from months 11 and 12.  I had fun with these blocks but did have a couple of problems with construction.  When you look closely you can see a bit of ripple in each and every flying … Continue reading

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And this set of blocks…

I continue to enjoy making blocks for the Indigo Stars BOM, in spite of myself. This is from month 9 — I managed to cut one of the plaid fabrics 2.25 in instead of 2.5 inches. This kit does not … Continue reading

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More Big Blocks & Knit Dove Bandages

  Here are the blocks for month 7 for Indigo Stars BOM.  I had a major miscut so the extra seams are because I didn’t pay great attention to my pattern … oops! So— what did I do wrong?  I … Continue reading

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A Quilt for Cooper!

This is the finished quilt for Cooper!  My favorite way to baste is using 505 spray but it did not work on this.  The backing – Moda marble dots in black/grey – stuck nicely to the batting but the pieced … Continue reading

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Progress on Quilt & 2018 Calendar

Back in the day when my children were little I often made the “Jeweled” calendars from Bucilla.  I don’t think that Bucilla makes them anymore but I did find one that I like from Creative Connection, Inc.  They are fast … Continue reading

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Out of my comfort zone

I have been working on the baby quilt for Cooper!  I decided on a string quilt using black, white and green.  Finished size will be about 48 in x 48 in, 36 blocks total. I am using a light weight … Continue reading

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