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Deadlines, Design Wall issue and Mistakes

Hi friends! I am sitting here trying to decide what part of this topic to start with, the deadlines, the design wall or the mistakes! Deadlines Let's start with deadlines. When most people learn that I left my nursing career for a quilt design career, they (wrongly!) assume that I have an easy job. Now, I… Continue reading Deadlines, Design Wall issue and Mistakes

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Creative Spaces Blog Hop- Week 2- These are a few of my favorite tools!

  Hi friends! As I started writing this post, I found myself singing a song from The Sound of Music: These are a few of my favorite things....   It is week 2 of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop and this week we are talking about our favorite tools.  First, I am skipping over the… Continue reading Creative Spaces Blog Hop- Week 2- These are a few of my favorite tools!

headband pattern
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More Mini Braid fun!

Hi friends! Yesterday morning I got up early and cleaned my house for 3 hours. Nothing so remarkable in that; it is just that I have not cleaned like that in a while. Lately it has been just a little swipe here, a quick dust there… but hubby and I were leaving to go to… Continue reading More Mini Braid fun!

batik strips
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Use it Up!

Hi friends! Some of the Island Batik ambassador alumni  decided to do a blog hop called "Use it Up!". I love this idea! We all have leftover bits of fabric from our ambassador projects and what a great idea to use up some of those bits and pieces!   So, what did I do with my… Continue reading Use it Up!

Blog, Braid Projects

Playing with my Mini Braid

Hi friends! How are you? I am so excited about my new series of blog posts with my friend Tammy Silvers! We are calling it Adventures in Quilting with Kate and Tammy.    Last week was our first joint post on paper piecing. If you missed it, here is a link to my post and… Continue reading Playing with my Mini Braid

block of the month quilt
Block of the Month, Blog, Blog Hops and Quilt Alongs, Braid Projects, Quilt Projects

A time for reflection…

Hi friends. It is so hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. I think we all say this, probably every year, but really, where did the year go?  And I think most of us, if we can take the time from the crazy busy holiday season,like to take a few minutes to reflect on… Continue reading A time for reflection…

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100 Blocks Magazine Winners

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great week! the weather here this week is lovely- we are supposed to get to the 70s on Thanksgiving. Weird but nice. I was going to skip the blog post this week as we are all so busy, but then realized that I needed to post the… Continue reading 100 Blocks Magazine Winners

Mini Braid template pieces
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Winner and summer Wrap-up!

Hi friends! I hope you had a great time on the Piece and Quilt with Precuts blog hop. All of the designers did such a great job. It was fun to see what each one did with Christa's patterns. And thank you for all the kind comments on my post. I am so glad to… Continue reading Winner and summer Wrap-up!