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Long Arm Quilting – Stripper Quilt Finish

Stripper Quilt?!? What has Melissa been doing? I promise, I have only been quilting, not stripping. 3 years ago I was part of a fun group of quilters who called themselves Stripper Quilters because we each made block strips for … Continue reading

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Spring Blossoms Magazine Debut

My latest quilt pattern has been released! This beauty is called Spring Blossoms and is in the May 2016 issue of Make Modern Magazine, along with so many other gorgeous quilty projects. This was my secret project that I was … Continue reading

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Long Arm Quilting – Disappearing 9 Patch

When I first got Spike, a very good family friend sent me a quilt top she made for charity, complete with backing and batting. She said it was something I could practice on. I was so grateful for her trusting … Continue reading

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Home Sewing Retreat

Sometimes you just need a little makeshift sewing retreat. Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts, my A Lovely Year of Finishes co-host, came up from Oregon this week for a visit. While Anne was at school yesterday, we got to … Continue reading

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Multiplying Whales

Did you know that whales are a lot like bunnies? They multiply pretty quickly around here. My mom and I are working on a Preppy The Whale quilt, pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. The right facing whales were made by my … Continue reading

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