quilting


Quilt love at the Wisconsin State Fair

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One of my favorite events, the Wisconsin State Fair, wrapped this weekend. It sounds corny, but it’s a great time for the whole family — good eats, animals of all shapes and sizes, and the best people watching of the year. I love to poke around the 4-H exhibits, and I was especially hot on […]

The easy way to calculate flying geese quilt blocks

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Last time I checked in RE: Bowie pillow, I shared fabric choices. The next step is cutting triangles for the flying geese blocks. And when it came to calculating triangle dimensions for my custom design, I did it the hard way. Then I did it the easy way. I will show you the easy way […]

Choosing fabric for the Bowie pillow

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Quick update, y’all. I picked fabric for the Bowie flying geese pillow. The little lines (scratch marks?) have an industrial feel, which is appropriate for “Station to Station.” The black will be in the middle, then navy, then white. To refresh your memory, here’s the design: I looked for a navy print, but I couldn’t […]

A Bowie pillow

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I mentioned in this post that I got a graph paper notebook. This is what I’ve been working on: a David Bowie-inspired flying geese quilt pillow. My love of Bowie is well documented on this blog. In 2013, hubs MVH and I traveled to London, in large part to see the “David Bowie Is” exhibit […]

What I learned from the flying geese quilt pillow

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It’s done, and it’s a hit! P was mighty pleased with his flying geese quilt pillow. I’m not big on hyper-coordinated kids’ rooms, but it does look cute on his bed and armchair. Where it ends up day to day is the will of a 4 year old. This week, we’ve been “camping,” which calls […]

Done and Done: Situpon for cats

Let’s get critical about a finished project. Kitty and Gato demonstrate proper use of a cat situpon. Here’s a project from the archives. I made this seat protector last summer to keep cat fur off a red chair in my living room. I refer to it as a situpon, a nod to my days in […]

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