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Wicker and Wool

Two of my favorite things, Wicker and Wool. OK, I have lots of favorite things, but these two textures just seem to go together. I love finding “just the right basket” and then embellishing it with a custom wool penny … Continue reading

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Embroidered Filler Stitches

Originally posted on Ashton Publications Quilting Blog:
My newest stitching joy is adding embroidered filler stitches. It’s so fun and easy. It makes the perfect TV project, it’s similar to hand quilting but you don’t have to work as hard…

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Hand Embroidery

As the nights get longer and colder, it’s good to have some handwork to keep your fingers busy while watching TV. Personally, I get a little stir-crazy when I don’t have something else to do in the evening. But did … Continue reading

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Beautiful Big Dogs

This book has a few surprises in it. Besides being packed with thirty-five different large dog patterns, it also has several duck decoy patterns which could be made into a  duck quilt for the very special guy in your life. … Continue reading

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It’s Wool Season

  It’s finally autumn and the air is crisp, to me that means it’s wool season! If you haven’t played with wool before, beware, it’s addictive! It can also be quite an investment. If you think you’d like to try … Continue reading

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Do You Have Leftover Blocks?

Make baby quilts! There are so many quilt patterns out there that can easily be modified to accommodate a single block. Dig through your old patterns and see what you can do. For instance, this leftover block was 12″ square. … Continue reading

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Watercolor Painting

I’ve been trying to teach myself to paint. I didn’t want to have a gazillion loose amateurish paintings laying around so I decided to use books. This way I can have a chronological, easy to store, record of my progress. … Continue reading

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Applique Tutorial Pattern

Did you know: My original hand appliqué techniques are available as  patterns? These patterns (available to quilt stores through Checker), contains detailed instructions with lots of pictures for my basic needle turn methods. Find the Pattern Here. I also have … Continue reading

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Tote Bag Made from Selvages

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Batiks are a “Hoot”

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