Monthly Archives: January, 2015

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I went back and forth trying to decide how I wanted to do the appliqué for these blocks, but in the end I just went with the suggested blanket stitch around the raw edge of the appliqué fabric. The first…

Plain & Fancy Block 1
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I was eager to work on this new block of the month, so I spent last night working on Plain & Fancy. It was the first night I have had time to do something other than Project QUILTING since I picked…

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I finished my Project QUILTING challenge! It isn’t the best thing I have ever done, but I only had one week to figure out what I was going to make and then make it. This seemed like a good opportunity to…

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My sewing machine got a new little brother yesterday! I’ve had my eye on a Pfaff Passport 2.0 for a long time now, and yesterday I finally got to bring one home. A little over a year ago, my awesome…

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Yesterday I fell off the wagon. Despite my resolution to stay away from purchasing new fabric or starting new projects, I stopped at My Sewing Shoppe on the way home. They were having a 50% off fabric sale for MLK…

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Today, thanks to an extra long nap for my 16-month old daughter, I made pretty good progress on piecing the Elegance top together. I didn’t join any rows to the completed section, I just worked on getting the rows completed. I didn’t…

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Today I attended an appliqué class at My Sewing Shoppe. The teacher was very knowledgeable, and the example quilts she brought in were lovely. I had hoped to learn need-turn appliqué, but unfortunately the teacher was (self-professed) not very good…

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Tonight I didn’t have much time to work on sewing stuff, but as it approached 10:00pm I decided I had to get at least a little something done. So, I pulled out the Art Bin that contained all my Elegance…

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I am doing a block of the month, that began in October 2014, called “Under the Veranda.” The BOM is hosted by a local shop, and each month includes a lecture class and an optional bonus project. The first block…

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This blog was previously part of MillerLife.net, but I have decided to split all my sewing related posts off into their own blog and leave the other to family and personal posts. There isn’t much here at the moment, but that…