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Donut pillow

| For the home, Pattern, Quilts

I had an idea to use my Donut Wall Quilt pattern (available my show NOW) and to make a pillow using solids and modern fabrics. The fabrics I used were all from scraps. I just made four blocks the same size as in the quilt and then instead of adding icing or sprinkles or a drizzle […] Read more…

Sister Stars Halloween Table Runner

| For the home, Holidays, Quilts

I have never sewn anything to decorate for Halloween (aside from costumes –> see previous POST).  My kids wanted to reuse their costumes from last year, so I had some time usually dedicated to costume sewing to sew something fun and decorative for the house. I love the Cotton and Steel Halloween fabrics and put […] Read more…

Hand Applique Pillow

| For the home, Quilts

I think I’ve fallen in love with needle turn applique ….and maybe hand quilting too. Learning needle turned applique has been on my sewing bucket list for a little while. I did a little at Carolyn Friedlander’s Quilt Market booth a couple years ago and I wanted to do more. But life, as it always […] Read more…

Art Week Project

| Art, For Kids, For the home, Life

We had a busy summer and instead of going on a big trip which we often do, this year my husband and I wanted to stay home and do a staycation. My husband came up with the idea of an art staycation where we would paint and draw and visit museums. The kids (and I) […] Read more…

Star of the North

| Embroidery, For the home, Quilts

The Minnesota Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG) had a challenge to make a MN Inspiration quilt – something about MN with a modern twist. My inspiration was the state motto: “L’etoile du nord” which is french for “star of the north”. I wanted to do a whole cloth quilt (it’s a mini) and to use the […] Read more…

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