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Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy New Year

Hello friends! I hope your new year is starting off with a bang! I feel like I've been spending all my time holed up and hiding from the family sewing sewing sewing! I actually like that feeling though. I had to finish a Dallas Cowboys throw for my friend's husband's Christmas present first! I made an executive decision to wing it and not go for the OBVIOUS star.  Guess what the first thing he said when he saw it? "Where's the star?"  Darnit! My friend reports though, he's been taking the quilt to bed with him and only using it on his side - she's calling him Linus now - success!

I also just finished a twin quilt yesterday. I don't usually get the opportunity to do larger than baby sizes, so it was fun! 
BW Twin Front View

Twin BW - back

Case/Cover/Pillow Cover

How are your resolutions coming along? Mine are FAB cause I didn't make any! No pressure - whoop whoop! I am ashamed enough to have made some goals though.. just a few. I try to learn something new with/from each quilt I make. What I decided though was to ask more questions instead of always insisting on doing things my own way. (I'm not talking about the cowboys quilt, lol.)

First question - is paper/foundation piecing really necessary? Can't you just sew strips together and cut them out however you want? I've seen lots of paper/foundation piecing patterns and tutorials, but I'm not convinced. What do you think?


  1. Nice quilt pictures, I especially like the B&W twin size one! I'm a great fan of paper foundation piecing because you get more accurate seams, no worries about which piece goes where. Also, points turn out sharper!

  2. Beautiful job on both! I am not a Cowboys fan but I can appreciate an amazingly creative piece of work when I see it. I really love the black and white quilt and pillow cover. So classic. Keep up the good work!

    With Class & Sass,

  3. I'm not a paper piecer, but for some patterns,yes, you really do need paper piecing - there's just no other way to get perfect points on some patterns.

    Love your quilts!

  4. Love the quilt pictures! I always seem to have a windy day when I try clothesline photos, too. Paper piecing? I'm doing some right now. It can be time consuming, but the results are great. Everything comes out so sharp! I even have a few paper piecing patterns of my own in my shop! Have a super day!


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