Category Archives: Quilting

Free Motion Quilting

I have a quilt top waiting to be quilted. I want to free motion the entire quilt using eight different patterns. In order to do this I needed to practice on smaller sections of quilts. <— This heart block was … Continue reading

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Machine Binding

Binding, it seems, is dreaded by many. I actually don’t mind binding quilts. But as I get older my hands have a field day with pain after I’ve bound a quilt by hand. Joan convinced me to learn to bind … Continue reading

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Anchors Away, a memorial quilt

It’s January 11, 2015 and we are saying goodbye to our father. We did so on a foggy, calm morning from Billy Bones Bay on Protection Island. He was a mariner all his life and it was a fitting way … Continue reading

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Label Challenge: #jellybeanrow

My label is complete! The label I chose was from a bottle of wine from the Auk Island winery in Twillingate, Newfoundland. Back in 2008 I was lucky enough to hang out in St John’s and thoroughly fell in love … Continue reading

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The Life Before: Reflections

During the Row by Row Road trip back in June there was a lot more fabric and patterns purchased (by everyone) than just for the Row by Row H2O quilts. I’m not your typical quilter when it comes to purchasing … Continue reading

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Memorial Quilts

Last spring MLQ received a request to make a quilt from shirts of a man recently deceased. His daughter requested the quilt to be  big enough to cover the top of a double bed for now but could then be … Continue reading

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The Story of Business Time

At our Maple Beach Quilt retreat in 2014 we learned that one of us was getting married the following September. When you’re a quilter the first thing that pops to mind is making a quilt to celebrate the occasion. Since … Continue reading

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Baby Honu

Just completed the binding for this Baby Honu quilt, pattern by Lisa Boyer from  http://www.lisaboyer.com/lindex.htm Joan bought the pattern and some sea turtle batik fabric for me on her trip to Hawaii in 2009. Last November I started AND completed … Continue reading

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Celebrate – It’s finally finished!

After making my first red & white maple leaf quilt in 2009 I thought it would be cool to make several more. I purchased lots of red fabric on my 2010 Road Trip to Sisters, Oregon. Things got in the … Continue reading

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My Endless Chain: On Walkabout

Another quilt is complete, but to say that I have mixed emotions about this quilt is an understatement. Let’s start from the beginning. In September 2011 I posted an online BOM, A Quilter’s Constellation, that would take us through to … Continue reading

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