Reworking Vintage

Posted on May 2, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Quilts
Reworking Vintage

I have quite a collection of vintage quilt tops and vintage orphan blocks. One of my favorite quilting pastimes is reworking them into new finished quilts. I don’t get to spend as much time at it as I’d like, but every now and then, I put in some effort on it. I’m teaching at Arrow […]

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April 350 Blocks Report

Posted on April 30, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project
April 350 Blocks Report

What a crazy month! (And we had some very strange weather to go along with it!) As usual, I didn’t keep real good track of what I was working on — I just had my nose to the grindstone, churning stuff out because of deadlines — and most of that was at the longarm, not […]

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2018 Mystery Quilt Reveal

Posted on April 12, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, Quilts
2018 Mystery Quilt Reveal

Our guild’s mystery quilt from last year went over so well, they wanted to do another one this year. So my sister and I once again hosted a mystery quilt for the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild members over the last few months. I finished my binding 2 hours before the meeting, in my usual style. […]

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March 350 Blocks Report

Posted on March 31, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project
March 350 Blocks Report

The first quarter of 2018 is now behind us, and we’re speeding toward the end of the next one — boy, how time flies! I did a little bit better this month, thanks to my guild’s retreat. I ended up with 51 blocks for March — I finally met the goal for once! I finished […]

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Handstitching Progress

Posted on March 26, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching
Handstitching Progress

We’re nearly done with the first quarter of 2018 — how can that be already? And . . . how is it not really spring yet? I’m ready to open up the house and let some fresh warm spring air in — my living room smells like a barn! It’s been storming off and on […]

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This Week

Posted on March 22, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilts, Studio News, What's New
This Week

We’re past Hump Day already, and I don’t feel like I’ve done one single productive thing yet this week. Fortunately, I was at my guild’s spring retreat last weekend at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop’s fabulous retreat center, where I did move a few projects forward with some uninterrupted sewing time. We got to watch the […]

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My Favorite Thimble

Posted on March 13, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Reviews
My Favorite Thimble

I’m not sure I could continue quilting without them. Or if I did, I’d be a grouchy quilter. I’m talking about ThimblePads. I LOVE to do handwork. It’s my quilting task of choice. From hand piecing, to whipping down the binding when it’s done, I love the entire process of handwork. I love hand embroidery […]

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Starting and Finishing

Posted on March 7, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilts
Starting and Finishing

It appears that for every quilt I finish (even if it’s for a customer), I start another one — or two! I’m sure none of you ever do that, do you? Last fall when I went on a road trip to a quilt show with my pal, Linda, we went to a JoAnn’s store, which […]

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News From the Studio, Episode 1645

Posted on March 3, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio News
News From the Studio, Episode 1645

Popping in today with some links for you, and a few updates on what’s been going on around here! I’ve only completed three small (easy) projects this year. I need to up my game. My year has gotten off to a rough start! One of those three things was this Crochet Spa Washcloth that I […]

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February 350 Blocks Report

Posted on February 28, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project
February 350 Blocks Report

I know February is the shortest month, but it seemed even shorter than ever this year! Tomorrow a new month starts, and I hope it goes better than February did. This morning, I put the icing on the cake by locking the only key to my truck IN my truck, winning the World’s Biggest Idiot […]

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