Rita on May 9th, 2012

Back on April 5th, Katie at Salt Marsh Path was offering to send people postage stamp pieces.   I replied and she sent me this lovely bunch of stamp pieces for me to start my collection.  There’s a lot of swapping going on because you need a LOT of them to make a whole quilt.  This [...]

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Rita on May 7th, 2012

I didn’t have enough of the dark pink to do the narrow outside border but I found an even better fabricin my stash than the peachy/pink which is now going to become the back.  This narrow border will also be the binding.  The narrow border fabric is better because it’s a bit lighter than the [...]

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Rita on May 5th, 2012

She’s almost done and she’s a pretty one!  It took some patience to get a decent shot of the flower block flimsy on the line today.  The weather is coming up for a blow and a spit later. Next to decide what the narrow border colour should be.  I don’t have enough of the deep [...]

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Rita on May 4th, 2012

Barbara at CatPatches is making a similar quilt.  That’s where my inspiration came from.  She doesn’t say how big her blocks are so I worked out my own sizes.  I haven’t exactly decided that this will be the quilt for the baby but I was intrigued enough with this design to go ahead and make [...]

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Rita on April 30th, 2012

I find that seeing an idea on the screen really helps.  I had another vision for my Ikea fabric.  I think I like this one better than the last one.  This idea is inspired by a quilt that Barbara at CatPatches is working on.  I thing her blocks are 19″ or something.  I’m not sure [...]

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Rita on April 18th, 2012

I have finished the pieces for the flimsy we are making for our local 2012 quilting class in Edwards taught by Victoria Vander Linden. As a side note about this teacher and my friend, Vic is a very accomplished quilter of over 30 years and a google search turned up very little information which shows, [...]

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Rita on November 23rd, 2011

One day during a moment of insanity, I bought 4 crazy fat quarters.  One voice in my head said, “What are you going to use those for?  They’re too wild.”  The other voice said, “They could be accents in a quieter quilt.  Don’t worry.  They’ll get used.”  Does everyone have two voices in their head?  [...]

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Rita on July 16th, 2011

This is a clearing out post.  My ringette business is going to be keeping me busy for a while so there won’t be any quilting news for about a month.  In order to get ready for this I’ve spent the last couple of days finishing up some stuff that I’ll report on today. First, I [...]

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Rita on July 14th, 2011

I didn’t entirely like this flimsy when I was given it to quilt.  My friend got a really good deal on it but it turned out to have a lot of tucks, it wasn’t square, and it was made of all kinds of fabrics, only some of which were all cotton.  And to top it [...]

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Rita on July 1st, 2011

Another Friday!  They must have cancelled a couple of days last week.  It just went by too fast. Last week, I started on and this week I finished the client TATW and today I got a nice picture. The next step in this project is to take it to the client’s house, try it on [...]

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