Handmade Holidays

Posted on November 14, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration

It’s always been my dream to have a lovely decorated home for the holidays, full of wonderful handmade items I’ve made, handmade gifts to give, and homemade goodies like perfectly decorated Christmas cookies, or a fabulous line-up of fresh-baked pies with perfect crusts. In my dreams, my home is clean and warm, and smells like […]

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Spotted. Out and About.

Posted on October 26, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, People, Quilts
Spotted. Out and About.

I’ve gone to several quilt shows this year, and readers and customers have also been kind enough to send photos, and some of my fellow guild members have shown me things they’ve done . . . And there have been a lot of quilts made from my patterns floating around in the wild! I’m so […]

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The Witching Hour Is Close At Hand

Posted on October 3, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Quilts
The Witching Hour Is Close At Hand

Halloween is fast approaching, so it’s high time you were getting your Halloween stitching on, don’t you think? I’m here today to tempt you with a few projects . . . Last year for Halloween I made this quilt: It’s made from my AmpersAnd pattern, and instead of appliquéing the ampersand on it, I drew […]

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Fall Into Autumn

Posted on September 27, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Quilts
Fall Into Autumn

For the last week, we’ve had temps in the high 80s and 90s, with heat indices of 100 degrees or more, but in spite of that, the first day of fall has come and gone! This is my favorite time of year. It’s a great time to stitch up some new fall projects, so to get […]

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Modern Quilt Magic

Posted on August 30, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Longarm Quilting, Reviews
Modern Quilt Magic

It’s finally here!! Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new book is out! It’s called Modern Quilt Magic, and these quilts really look like they take magic to make, but she breaks it down and makes them really simple. Stunning results with simple techniques — what could be better? I think I’ve been more anxious for this one […]

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A Few Fun Things

Posted on June 7, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration
A Few Fun Things

Since my last blog post, My Cowboy made me go to the doctor, and I’ve taken a round of antibiotics, and I think I’m on the mend. That means I’m back at the longarm with a vengeance, because I only got further and further behind while I was gone and sick. So I thought I’d […]

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Lynx Fur Ewe

Posted on April 5, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration
Lynx Fur Ewe

I kinda probly need to stay off the computer, and I’d get more work done, but there are just so many cute projects out there! Clever and pretty ways to use up scraps, which I’m on a mission to do. Free patterns that look like they’d be fun to make. And quilt-alongs I can barely […]

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In Case You’re Bored

Posted on February 27, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration

And don’t have a single thing to do . . . I’m sharing a few links today to some really fun stuff I’ve found online lately. I’m actually quite frightened that some of this is going to make me start something new — in fact, I already bought the pattern for one of these . […]

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Modern Heritage Quilts

Posted on June 14, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, People, What's New
Modern Heritage Quilts

It seems like eons ago that I pieced a couple of quilt tops for Amy Ellis for her new book. It’s excruciating to wait for all the work you’ve done to finally show up in print. But it’s all worth it in the end when you get to hold the fruits of your labor in […]

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Studios and More

Posted on June 5, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Studio Organizing Challenge
Studios and More

With the weekly Studio Organizing Challenge going on, there’s something I need to bring to your attention . . . All this organizing is getting us all into better, neater, cleaner, more organized sewing spaces (right?), and if you’re like me, you’re always looking for more and better ways of doing things, storing things, decorating, […]

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