Monthly Archives: July 2014

Triple Quilting Challenge – New Thread & DIY Spool Holder for a Gammill

One thing my co-workers know is never trust me if I give you a number. I always start running thru the list and then come up with more. More things we have to fix. More uses for a tool. More … Continue reading

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Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 6 Border Feathers

With the paint finished I was excited to finish putting the border feathers on. Mr. Steam usually makes a nice breakfast on the weekends. This gave me just the right amount of time to get the feathers finished on the … Continue reading

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Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 5 Painting

So far, so good. Most of the motifs were on the quilt. Now it was time to start adding some paint. I still needed to finish the rainbow variegated feathers on the outside borders. But I wanted to paint the … Continue reading

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Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 4 Stitching the Motifs

All right, now we are cooking with gas (although Mr. Steam does prefer coal). The top is marked it was time to get it loaded on Millie and start SEWING! Enter another “gulp” moment. I have no clue what I … Continue reading

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Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 3 Marking the Top

After finishing the design for my whole cloth quilt it took me several weeks to get the nerve up to actually start marking the quilt. I am not sure why I was so nervous about it, but I was. Remember … Continue reading

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Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 2 Design

After spending quite a bit of time looking at different whole cloth quilts, I decided that I wanted my quilt to have more of an applique look. I love applique quilts. And I love flower applique the most. Ok, flowers … Continue reading

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Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 1 Concept

My only New Years Resolution that I made this year was a single word. Challenge. It means a lot of things to me, one of those things is to challenge myself to try things and techniques that have been intimidating … Continue reading

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“Filling” a Summer Day

When we don’t have a packed schedule the mini-steams and I usually head to the beach. While the kids have a blast in the water and sand I am usually sitting with dry erase marker in hand practicing my next … Continue reading

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Quilts of Valor #2 – Stars of Valor

I was so worried after sending back my first Quilt of Valor. Would it be good enough? Would they want me to quilt a second one? This was the first time I had quilted for someone other than myself or … Continue reading

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4th of July Fare – Stuffed Onions

I am always on the look out for new recipes. And if I can make them ahead even better! I had been seeing lots of pins for stuffed onions, and they intrigued me. This seemed like the perfect time to … Continue reading

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