The Space Between Heartbeats

Posted on February 20, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Longarm Quilting, Quilts
The Space Between Heartbeats

If you watched the Craft in America episode on Quilts, and you paid close enough attention during Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s portion, you would have seen her working on a quilt on her design wall during the episode. After Victoria finished the top, she sent it to me for quilting, and we had several discussions about […]

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February Studio Organizing Challenge

Posted on February 16, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio Organizing Challenge
February Studio Organizing Challenge

So, January got away from me, and here we are already halfway through February. 2020 has been a blur so far. But it IS my year to get organized, and I’ve been working pretty diligently toward that, even tho it’s going a lot slower than I’d like. It might be safe to say that I’m […]

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Meal Planning

Posted on February 12, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Recipes
Meal Planning

Let’s just establish right up front that I suck at meal planning. I barely have time to cook, let alone plan what I’m cooking, and then we end up eating poorly, and I try to “do better next time”, but I somehow always fail. My heart’s just not in it. But it really needs to […]

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Using a Bloc-Loc Ruler

Posted on February 8, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Garden Path Sampler
Using a Bloc-Loc Ruler

I meant to post this earlier in the running of the Garden Path Samplers Block-of-the-Month, but time has gotten away from me. If you’re participating in this BOM, you’ve probably already trimmed lots of triangle squares, but I want to refer you to this video just the same. To get perfectly sized HST (half-square triangle) […]

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My 2020 Planner

Posted on February 5, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Organizing
My 2020 Planner

I said earlier that I’d report back and let you know what I decided to use for a planner this year. Turns out, it’s a relatively boring setup, so I have no good pictures for you, but I will tell you what I’m using, and where I got some of my forms. This is the […]

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Keep On Going

Posted on February 4, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Organizing
Keep On Going

It’s been one month since we wrapped up The Final Countdown. Normally, I lose momentum on the tasks I don’t get finished, and move on to something else, as it is my flitting nature to do. But this year, I really, really want to get my paper under control, and my projects all organized, so […]

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January 350 Blocks Report

Posted on January 31, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project
January 350 Blocks Report

January is always the easy month. Since we don’t really get the Project officially kicked off until mid-month, we can sort of just ease into the block making every year, and I sure needed that this year. And our goal was only 15 blocks. And guess what? I still didn’t make the goal! If not […]

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Hand Stitching Progress

Posted on January 30, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching
Hand Stitching Progress

Last year I committed to trying (and should have been committed for trying) 365 Days of Handstitching. It wasn’t easy. I ended up doing hand stitching on 286 days of 2019. I missed 79 days. But I finished 35 projects because of it! I hand stitched the binding on the backs of 22 quilts, finished […]

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Snowballs!

Posted on January 24, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Quilts
Snowballs!

A perfect day to talk about snowballs, since this is the view out my studio window this morning. Ranger doesn’t know it yet, but that hay he’s looking at longingly is just about to get moved across the fence for him and Wyatt! They will love it. But the snowballs I really want to talk […]

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January Studio Organizing Challenge

Posted on January 21, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio Organizing Challenge
January Studio Organizing Challenge

I didn’t get as much done during The Final Countdown as I would have liked, due to some tight deadlines. Those deadlines are met and passed, but now I have more deadlines to meet by the end of this month, so it’s really not getting better for me, as far as finding time to get […]

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