Wednesday, June 18, 2014

First Little (Modern) Amish Quilt Finish

I finished #1 (19 to go!)

It came together really fast, especially since I had all of the center squares cut and mainly pieced (remnants of a long abandoned project.)



These minis will be the perfect place to practice some free motion quilting. I fmq'd some feathers in the borders - not too bad for a first try!


I'm already planning July's quilt. But it will have to wait for a bit. A few things to finish up first.
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Quilt Books

I love them! I love reading them, I love writing them (huh, what? writing them? Hee hee, more on that on another post!) I especially love older books. I hesitate to call them vintage, because the ones I've been picking up lately are only 20 years old. (What qualifies as vintage anyway? Okay, quick Google search tells me 30 years to be vintage, at least in the Etsy world.) Anyway, so much great inspiration. My latest find was this treasure, found recently at a local quilt guild's show.



Twenty Little Amish Quilts by none other than Gwen Martson!

After flipping through the book, I got to thinking how I might make one or two. Then I thought about making all of them. Say, oner per month. And then I got to thinking that maybe others might want to make some too. Do you?  If so, let me know. If you don't have a copy, the book can still be purchased from Amazon.

Here's the first one I'm making:


So, will you join me?

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

A funny thing happened when we were moving to New York...

We realized we didn't want to. No offense to Syracuse, but it wasn't what we wanted. Our kids are here. Our family is here. And we wanted to be here. And so now we are. And since making that decision, lots of great stuff has fallen into place. Opportunities we didn't know were possible are not only possible, but happening, right now.  I don't use the word blessed very often. But that's just what we are right now. Blessed.

With my babies on Mother's Day


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