Archive for August 2017

12 Capricious Facts about Corduroy

I miss corduroy, I really do. I was reminded of it when I heard from a colleague who would wear a corduroy suit long after it was in style. I remembered various projects I had made from it and I realized I didn’t know much about it. Now we are all going to learn some... Read more »

Reflections on the rise of Neo Nazis in our beloved country

My father fought in World War II so I was always clear on the concept that Nazis were evil. When I was in 5th grade I read The Diary of Anne Frank and the horror of the Nazis was burned into my being, never to diminish. I am in despair that there is a rise... Read more »

Here's a quick tip for removing threads NOW

Growing up we always had a wooden clothes brush handy. My mother would use it on our good clothes, sometimes before we were in them and sometimes after. It would take off lint, hair and other annoying specks detracting from our outfits. I even got one to take with me to college in an attractive... Read more »

King Sized Modern Courthouse Steps quilt back is finished

In my last exuberant posting about the quilt top being finished, I showed my choices for the back. Neither option included a no sew method. I decided to go with the 5 or so yards of light green and add to it. I can now boast that I did it, the King sized modern courthouse... Read more »

How to fulfill a Quilter's fantasies

Have you ever seen the movie Exit to Eden? It’s not a particularly notable film but there is one scene I will never forget. A man looking to please Rosie O’Donnell’s character asks, “How can I fulfill your fantasies?” without missing a beat she replies, “Paint my house.” It cracks me up every time. After... Read more »

9 lies Quilters tell

Lies are discussed often lately. I’ve seen quite a few articles lately, including this one.  It actually describes 8 different kinds of lies. I guess some lying is necessary, like answering “Fine” when someone asks you how you are and you just don’t want to get into it. People lie, they just do. What? Even quilters?... Read more »

Two quilters meet for lunch - Or What we have here is a failure to communicate

Old soldiers just fade away. What do quilters do? I am not sure but perhaps they are just waiting in the wrong place or at the wrong time! I have to tell you about my recent brunch adventure – or what we have here is a failure to communicate. Okay, not that drastic of a failure... Read more »

17 Top Notch Hey Girl Quilting Memes from the Internet

As you know, I love quilting memes. I create many of them but have never made one of the Hey Girl memes. Everyone else seemed to be making them, I could just sit back and enjoy them. If I enjoy something in the quilting world you know I share it. I laugh, I want you... Read more »

King Sized Modern Courthouse Steps Top is finished - phew

Cue the confetti, the king sized modern courthouse steps top is finished. What a relief. I have mentioned that I was over the process of making the blocks. Putting the blocks into strips and the strips together as the top went fast and was fun. This top is 120.5″ by 100.5″ and that is a... Read more »

An open letter of apology to the fabrics in my stash

Dear Stash Fabrics, I know, some of you have been treated badly. You deserve more, so I am writing an open letter of apology to the fabrics in my stash who have been waiting far too long for their moment in the sun. First of all let’s address the favoritism rumor. Oh you thought I... Read more »
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