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December 15th, 2014

06:17 pm - getting ready for Christmas
Here is the gift I made for my Secret Santa quilt club dinner: a quilted binder

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September 21st, 2014

11:04 am - Mini-quilt
My cat just loves the windowsill. Like a wide-screen TV it provides her with something to watch when I'm off to work and she gets to lie behind the curtain in a semi-secluded spot where she will not be bothered by humans when she wants to be alone. As the weather is turning colder and autumn is approaching the windowsill will cool down, and to shelter her just a little bit I wanted to make Doortje a mini-quilt so she can lie comfortably. (Her fur will provide the real warmth).

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Cross-posted to janestarz
Current Location: the Netherlands

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August 23rd, 2014

11:59 am - New Member, Introduction
This is my introduction, behind the cut.

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August 18th, 2014

10:06 pm - Five years in the making - the end of an era
Pulling myself together last week to finally put the binding on my mother's quilt has paid off! This project that moved house with me four times and was a work in progress for five years has finally been finished.

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*ding!* Project done.

If you wish to read the whole story with more step-by-step pictures, please visit my blog!
Current Location: The Netherlands

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August 15th, 2014

08:20 pm - Quilted Knitting Needle Pouch
While sorting through my knitting needles last week, I realised I wanted to have all my needles from the same brand. I had a few KnitPro circular needles where you can attach any cable length. The system is really cool and the needles a lovely colour. Better still, by adding just one new cable length, you can combine it with any kind of needle thickness. After picking up the KnitPro needle gauges I was missing, I realised I also needed a new way to store my knitting needles. To the quilting...err.. studio I go!

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Yay, needle pouch!

(Cross-posted to my own journal)
Current Location: the Netherlands

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August 11th, 2014

06:42 pm - Dinosaur quilt in progress
How's this looking for the plan?

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July 27th, 2014

04:50 pm - Dear Jane....
I have started on the Dear Jane quilt, after one of my fellow guild members finished hers after a few years, and my spending hours online looking at other people's blogs with them. I still need to square up the block a little and then put on the sashing that goes around the block. The next block with have the beige/cream/tan color and blue. Has anyone here tried to make the quilt? I hope to make one a week at least.

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July 22nd, 2014

03:30 pm - honeybee print for fibro_mommy

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July 21st, 2014

01:35 pm - New quilter looking for some help...
Hello! I've watched this community for years but have never actually gotten to the "I'm actually making a quilt" point until now...and it's going to be a very special quilt. I need it to be perfect!

My BFF of 20+ yrs and I have had major fertility problems. Thankfully, I was able to have one son in 15 years of trying and now at 40 she is pregnant!!! We couldn't be happier!!!

Here's where I need help...Bee's are special to her in relation to her sister that died in a motorcycle accident years ago. The very first thing she bought for the baby had bee's on it. So I want to do something with bee's...but
1. It needs to be VERY unisex
2. It needs NOT to be "cutesy" so it can be used past the infant stage. Most of what I've found is either bee's with big smiley faces or stuff that looks to old...although a vintage print would be great.
3. For numerous reasons I'd really like to find pre-cut pieces (fat quarters and or jelly rolls?)

I've been looking around but I'm a little dizzy trying to figure out something. Anyone have any go to sites that may have what I'm looking for?

EDIT: I think I may have found "the one"...but I'm not sure about how it will work in a basic block pattern.

could I do 5-6in squares with solids in between? Or would the hexi print not work for that?

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June 17th, 2014

04:09 pm - My art quilting blog
I have started a blog on Wordpress where I'm talking about my art quilts. I've got three entries up so far. Definitely more to come. Hopefully at least two a week when I'm home.  You can find me on Wordpress at

Does anyone else have a Wordpress blog?

Hope everyone is happily quilting.

Behind the cut is the quilt I made from the squares that ended up not being in the swap mmegaera arranged last year.
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