Quilting Bucket List

By Andrea | March 17, 2014 |

Just as most “normal” people make lists of places they want to go, and things they want to do before they “kick the bucket”, I as a quilter have a Quilting Bucket List. It’s made up of fabrics I feel that I *must* use and patterns I’m dying to try. The Dresden Plate I would…

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Newsboy Cap

By Andrea | March 17, 2014 |

Last week, Craftsy featured a free pattern for a newsboy style cap on their site. I love a good hat, so as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it. The pattern was very easy to follow, and took very little fabric.  There are only 3 pattern pieces printed across 3…

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Works in Progress

By Andrea | March 12, 2014 |

My weekly update on projects progress. Finishes No finishes this week, but I did make some progress on a project or two. Finished Quilt Tops: No quilting was done on any of my finished tops. I’ve been spending my time working on piecing this week. Quilt Tops in Progress: Still no progress on the Impromptu-along…

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So… this Lent thing….

By Andrea | March 10, 2014 |

For Lent this year, I decided to give up all of my extra spending.  I’m not buying anything that I don’t NEED.  That’s everything from new clothes, and fabric to take-out for lunch.  It’s not been a week yet, and it’s already driving me crazy. I keep finding fabulous things I WANT. Of course, The…

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Works in Progress

By Andrea | March 5, 2014 |

My weekly update on project progress. Finishes Not a single finish in the last week.  But in my defense, my brother-in-law got married, and that cut into my sewing time. Ok… totally not an excuse, I just wanted to share that my husband’s brother got married. You can check out pictures and such in yesterday’s…

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Sam & Kayna Got Married

By Andrea | March 4, 2014 |

My husband’s brother Sam, and his beautiful new wife, Kayna got married over the weekend. I’m super excited for the both of them as they enter this crazy journey called marriage. And we had a heck of a lot of fun getting them started.

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That Quilt is Worth What?!

By Andrea | March 3, 2014 |

Recently there have been several great posts around the blogosphere about the worth of quilts, most notably the No Value Does Not Equal Free post by Molli Sparkles and his follow up post Placing a Value on Your Quilts which appeared on SewMamaSew. Now we all know that handmade quilts have sentimental value.  To me,…

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Local Quilt Store – Quilts N’ Bloom

By Andrea | February 28, 2014 |

I am lucky to have several wonderful quilting and fabric stores in my area.  They all provide fabrics and notions that appeal to different clientele, meaning that my area is rich in ideas and inspiration for quilting. The first store that I want to feature is the shop closest to me, Quilts N’ Bloom, which…

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Finished Labyrinth Quilt

By Andrea | February 24, 2014 |

I finally finished my Fiery Labyrinth Quilt.  If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you might just remember when I finished the top and backing.  That was all the way back in November of 2012. Well, those finished pieced set on my quilt rack for over a year while I stressed about how…

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Birdy Quilt Design

By Andrea | February 21, 2014 |

After reviewing everyone’s comments from my post about coming up with a quilt design for the collage fabric I recently acquired, I came up with a design that I really like.  It will allow me to run the bird print across the bottom of the quilt, which I love. I think it grounds the design.…

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I'm Andrea, a techie 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.

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