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Archive for the day “May 28, 2012”

Book Review Quilting a Patchwork Garden

Product DetailsOne of the books that I recently received was Quilting a Patchwork Garden.  As I found time to open it up and review its pages, I came across the first quilt Sage Garden Patch.  Wonderfully inspired I would highly recommend this pattern for a beautiful and easy project that will win over a beginner or an advanced quilter.

But quilt aren’t the only thing this book has instructions for, pillows, table runners, wall hangings, napkins, and more. The last 17 pages of this book have helpful hints and suggestions, it even has quilting designs.  I recommend this book with 4 out of 5 stars.

Quilting a Patchwork Garden

Move Day… Continuing…

The closet didn’t deserve pictures as it was chock-a-block full of camping gear and Christmas gear.

We spent our entire Saturday with the movers and rearranging the furniture.  By the end of the day I could barely stand up straight anymore.  The walls are still more-or-less bare, but the room now has a television/game systems, book shelf for quilt and other types of books, filing cabinet for patterns, and organizing unit for quick access to fabric squares.

The closet has been completely reworked to include all the fabric bins and craft bins, plus some of our quilts.  We brought our old dining table in to continue to use as a surface to sew on until our new sewing tables arrive.  here’s a look at some of the transformation.

Daughter is leaving

As you may know my daughter has been on vacation and staying with us for the past three weeks.  Her quilt top is still almost finished, her panels are sewn together and she’ll be taking it with her back to Kansas to finish it.  We tried to find the border fabric she had selected but will end up buying it online.

I’m sad to see her go, but proud that she was able to accomplish so much for her first time quilting in-between relaxing and spending time with her parents.  We sent her off with a cutting mat, rotary cutter, fabric scissors, and some new fabric.  I hope this will spur her on to take her sewing machine out of the box and finish up her quilt.  Maybe she’ll even want to start another afterwards.

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