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A day in the life

of our furry friends. I did not put Poppy there. She burrowed in between the folds of my quilt all by herself, thank you very much. And then she was indignant when I questioned her about it. Sheesh.  My self-appointed, Quality Control Manager, Tuffy, at his usual post.

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Red Velvet Cake

I think one of these is on the agenda for later today. Yummo. I saw a suspicious looking box wrapped in a Wrights Bakery plastic bag and hidden behind some condiments in the fridge this morning. Oh boy, oh boy…..looks like its going to be a wonderful day!

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Fun little finish

I want to share this cheerful little quilt with you today….. ……just because.

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Raveling a mystery

The weather outside is positively overcast, oppressively humid, and incredibly dreary. But I’m enjoying a lovely, cool, Sunday afternoon inside my studio cutting these luscious melon-colored, batik fabrics. For what, you might ask? In preparation for constructing a brand new mystery quilt I’ve designed for the 2012 AQS Quilt

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When bad blocks happen to good quilters

I knew better. Honestly, I knew better than to begin piecing a block at 10:30pm at night. While I was trying to multi-task. I was trying to get caught up on the laundry. And bake and frost a special homemade Orea birthday cake for DH. I didn’t use

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A nifty-thrify, helpful binding tip!

What do you do with the seemingly endless miles of binding while you’re in the process of sewing it on by machine? For years, I simply wound it around my fingers into an oval “ball” and then let it sit in my lap as I tried to manage

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End of summer get-away

Sometimes, everyone just needs to get away. Unplug. Decompress. Rest. Relax. Unwind. When the opportunity presented itself at the very last minute for us to do just that, we hesitated only a minute and then decided to GO. It was a good decision. I left my laptop

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Roadtrip meet-n-greet

Recently, a group of my new, fabulous friends from the Manatee Patchworkers’ Guild took a bus trip up here in my neck of the woods to see a quilt exhibit and do some serious shopping at one of my favorite haunts, Rainbow’s End Quilt Shop. Living just a

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Colorful opportunities

Summer days are winding down and it’s “back to school” time once again. Personally, I love this time of year. Buying new school supplies is always exciting — with the anticipation of all kinds of possibilities and opportunities waiting just around the corner. My favorite thing is opening

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A F-U-N-tastic retreat!

I’ve been waiting to add this post because I wanted to be sure the link to all the photos was ready to go, and now it is! Two weekends ago, I had the extreme priviledge and honor to be the guest instructor for the Manatee Patchworkers’ Quilt Guild

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About Birgit

Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more