Popularized by Rhonda Dort, who uses the layout in her classes, the Communique Quilt Layout works for both featuring large fabric and panel pieces, as well as a basis for multiple block designs.
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I'm Andrea, a web developer living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere. Be sure to check out the blog below to see a few of the things that are speaking to me right now.
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It’s time I get back to the blog a bit more, and this month’s TBB Asks seems like the perfect way. Yea for special holiday editions! The Questions My Answers Candy Canes?I like candy canes, they are beautiful as decorations, but I’m rather particular about the ones I eat, as I’m not big on super…Read More
Holiday baking is a big deal in my family. Each year my sisters and I get together at my mom’s house and spend a day baking cookies and other treats to share for the holiday season. Last year we even made ornaments for Milli’s 1st Christmas. This year, I want to share a little of…Read More
Mildred is growing up, a little at a time. In the last month, she’s done a lot better communicating what she wants with words instead of just crying until I figure out what she wants. I think Milli might be going thru a growth spurt, because she’s been wanting to eat constantly for the last…Read More
A while back, I wrote an update on Mildred for her 18-month birthday. In that update, I mentioned that Milli had her 1st visit to Cracker Barrel and how much she liked it. One of Cracker Barrel’s toy buyers came across the post, and sent a lovely email to me and an offer to send…Read More
Mildred turned 19-months-old on Wednesday. It’s been a pretty quiet month for her, with lots of time home with mom while dad has been in the field farming. She has gained 2 new bottom teeth in the front, and her 1st two top molars are about halfway though. It’s made for some fussy nights over…Read More
I was super excited to hear from the lovely Rhonda at RhondaDort.com that her Pink & Green Vintage Linens Quilt took 3rd Place at the MQX Midwest Quilt Show. Her quilt, which features pieces of vintage linens, was made using my Communique Quilt diagram in the throw size. The finished product is lovely and reminds…Read More
I recently finished reading my beautiful hardback edition of The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. I first discovered Eggers when I purchased his book, A Hologram for the King, solely for it’s magnificent cover. And I ended up quite enjoying that work of fiction which I would never have picked up otherwise. The Monk…Read More
Mildred is a year-and-a-half old today. In some ways it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but in others (like my lack of sleep) it feels much longer. At about 2 and a half feet tall and just over 20 lbs, Milli is still very small – at least for her age. She’s still…Read More
I’ve been super busy lately, which means I’ve done a terrible job of updating the blog the way I should. I’ve been doing lots of work for my design business. My biggest projects include general content updates to the website I built for Randy & Roxanne Mills, who are local authors. They’re having lots of…Read More
Mildred is another month older. It’s hard to believe how fast these months go. We’re past all the major milestones, like crawling and walking, but Mil is still finding lots of things to try and explore. Fair was last week, so she got to go out and spend some time with her dad in the…Read More
We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the last few days, and unfortunately, we had some damage at the house last night. If you’re the same as me then you might want to check out https://aceroofingtexas.com/ if you’ve got any issues with your property. You’ll want to get any issues sorted quickly. Luckily, we…Read More