Janette’s Bird Quilt

Bird Quilt Inspired

I wanted to thank Janette for sharing a photo of her bird quilt with me.  You can see that she was inspired by my bird quilt to create her own quilt with her bird fabrics. Because Janette had an idea of how she wanted to put her quilt together before she prepared the blocks she […]


Dear Jane I Have Not Given Up on You!

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Okay, here they are!  More Jane blocks. My Dear Jane group is concentrating on the G Row to get one entire row done.  I am now about 6 months behind, so I decided to focus on those as well, rather than do them in the order assigned. I completely hand pieced Block G8 and I […]


Two Small Commemorative Quilts

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I recently made two of my small commemorative quilts. The first one was for a Major at the Air Force Base where I previously worked.  My old boss got in touch with me and asked if I would make this quilt.  The color scheme is Red, Yellow and White because the Major is a Kansas […]


Pilgrim Roy Quilts

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I finally made it to the Pilgrim Roy Quilt Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was quite exciting to see the quilts exhibited in the Museum. There are an amazing number of quilts on display and they are all amazing to see. I took quite a few photos and am sharing […]


Poor Neglected Jane

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After many moths of neglecting my Dear Jane quilt I finally got some blocks put together for the July meeting. Here are each of my blocks.  The Star block was a bit of a challenge, but the method we used for the center was to fold a little square in half which worked out wonderfully. […]


Boston Modern Quilt Guild Gift Swap

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Just a quick post to Thank Yvonne for the gift she sent me for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild Gift Swap.  Yvonne didn’t make it to the meeting, so she sent me a box full of goodies … a perfectly crafted fabric basket for organizing things, a pin cushion that has programmed stitching which says […]


The Garden Continuum Quilt

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I decided to participate in the Modern Quilt Guild’s Michael Miller Fabric Challenge.  My plan was to fussy cut some blocks and then improvise from there, although I must admit my improvisation ended up taking place on my drawing pad so that I would have an idea of how much fabric I would need to […]


Aunt Lucy is Quilted

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Just an update regarding my Aunt Lucy Quilt.  I have finished quilting and binding her.  The fun thing about this quilt is that it has a wonderful collection of Reproduction Fabrics.  This was possible because I participated in a block of the month program at Quilter’s Common in Wakefield, MA.  Thus I did not have […]


A different kind of Muffin

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Spelt Blueberry Muffins Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, grease and flour 12 muffin tins. Dry Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups spelt flour 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup brown sugar or organic sugar Blend above together in mixing bowl Wet Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 3/4 cups milk 1 […]


Aunt Lucy’s Medallion Quilt

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I have a soft spot in my heart for reproduction fabrics and patterns.  I love old quilts and enjoy reading about them and have a few old tops that I treasure. I could not resist Collette’s block of the month at Quilter’s Common for this pattern.  I got a bit behind on finishing it but […]


Good Fortune in Chicopee

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My Good Fortune Quilt with Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee Fabric is finished!  I finished it a couple of weeks ago but have not found time to share this with everyone. This is the quilt top that I put together at the BMQG retreat in March. I used Patricia Ritter’s Bauhaus pantograph for this quilt.  I know, […]


One More Quilt for Boston

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I just finished the quilting for this Top. It is one of the many quilts that the Boston Modern Quilt Guild has put together as part of our Quilts for Boston effort.  25 of the quilts will be displayed in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon this year and others are available to those […]


Boston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat

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I spent the weekend at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunk, ME at a retreat with the Boston Modern Quilt Guild.  Quite the quilting adventure.  The accommodations were a bit rustic, but that just added to the feeling of being away at Quilt Camp!  The Gymnasium we were working in was the best with lots […]


Back to Jane

March 2014 Blocks

I did manage to get a couple of months behind on Jane, but I got five blocks done for the March meeting.  Five more and I will have 50 blocks.  The group at Quilter’s Common has been meeting for one year now.  Three more years and I might have a quilt top!  I don’t think […]


Seven Celestial Sisters

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This is the second Tumbling Block, Hexi-Star quilt that I put together with Fabric Foundation. When I made the first one I was thinking I could piece one to emphasize seven of the stars for a Seven Sisters Quilt.  I have a secret desire to make a traditional seven sisters quilt, but it will probably […]


a Very Bright Quilt

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This is about the cheeriest quilt I have ever made.  I think the very cold, very long winter inspired this quilt.  Makes me long to sit on the beach and soak up some sun! This quilt is made with Melissa White Fairlyte Garden fabrics.  The quilt is 98″ x 67″ which works well for an […]


the Patrice Cross Body Bag

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I do believe that I promised to write a pattern for my cross body bag.  If you make the Kerryn Bag with two 1 yard pieces of quilted fabric you will have enough fabric left over to make this bag.  But, if not you will need 3/4 of a yard of quilted fabric, and a […]


Quick … a Tote Bag

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This tote bag went together very quickly with 4 half yards of home dec fabric. Very stylish don’t you think? I added a strip of orange trim using a clover bias tape maker with fusible web tape. This bag has pockets on the inside or reverse it and suddenly it has pockets on the outside! […]


Merry Christmas

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I had the most wonderful Christmas this year with my family and friends.  I spent some time making bottle covers.  This is a photo of one of the Santas that I made next to the Snow Man that my Mom made some time in the late 50’s.  I recently reBlinged it … I was pleased […]


Autumn Splendor

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Well, the splendor of autumn has past, and now we are faced with bare trees until Spring.  I really did enjoy the change of the season this year and was inspired by all of the bright autumn colors in the trees.  Also, one of my Block of the Month projects fit right in, because I […]