February 350 Blocks Report

Posted on February 28, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project
February 350 Blocks Report

Well, the short month is over, but winter is still hanging on really tight, much to my annoyance. But then, too, it has kept me inside sewing, so I can’t complain about that part! This month I ended up with a block total of 34. Here’s what I worked on . . . I made four […]

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Six Finishes

Posted on February 25, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilts
Six Finishes

I’ve finished six projects this year already! (Seven if you count the Fingerless Mitts I made for my sister.) Here’s my 36-Patch, finally finished! I completed this top in February of 2012, at a guild retreat. It has languished in the to-be-quilted pile for SEVEN years! It’s from a quilt-along by Amanda Jean at Crazy […]

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Low-Volume Fabric

Posted on February 21, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration
Low-Volume Fabric

I’ve been asked several times what I mean when I say “low-volume fabric”, so today I thought I’d address that, especially since I just recently mentioned that I want to reorganize my fabric stash to include a low-volume bin. Low-volume fabric is basically just fabric that has low color value. They are usually prints, and […]

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News From the Studio, Episode 1706

Posted on February 20, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio News
News From the Studio, Episode 1706

This year, on Sunday afternoons, I’ve been trying to devote some time to “selfish sewing”. I seriously need to move some of my own projects along, so I’ve set aside a little bit of dedicated time to work on them each week. In my efforts to purge and clean, I noticed that my orphan block […]

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The Happenstance Quilts

Posted on February 18, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff
The Happenstance Quilts

One of my guilds does a mystery quilt every year, and this year, we’re doing a sort of “design-your-own-mystery” quilt. My friend, Candy, did this with her guild, and their quilts were absolutely gorgeous, so I asked her if I could steal their idea, and she said “Sure!”, so I based our program this year […]

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February Studio Organizing Challenge

Posted on February 15, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio Organizing Challenge
February Studio Organizing Challenge

Did having an entire month to tackle an annoying and bothersome pile make a difference in your life? I have to admit, it feels so much better in my longarm room with all the batting scraps put away. I’ve already dipped into them for a few pieces to use on small projects, and it was […]

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Hospital Sketches

Posted on February 14, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Quilt-Alongs & Bees
Hospital Sketches

Well, I caved and started a new quilt. What’s more, I talked my sister into doing it, too! She’s my partner in crime for most of my quilting activities — how could she say no? But when you see it, you’ll stop wondering why I gave in. It’s a new Quilt-Along by Barbara Brackman, hosted […]

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Spinning Tops

Posted on February 13, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Longarm Quilting
Spinning Tops

Back in the fall, I once again had the honor of quilting some quilts for Victoria Findlay Wolfe that she made from her new fabric lines with RJR Fabrics. She combined her Playmaker prints with her Neutrals collection to make this huge and gorgeous paper-pieced quilt called Spinning Tops: I’ve waited to talk about this […]

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Happy Birthday, Katy Lou!

Posted on February 11, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in People
Happy Birthday, Katy Lou!

It’s my little sister’s birthday today . . . So it’s a good time to tell her thanks for all she does for me. Thanks, Kate, for helping me test recipes (because we can cook at your house without a cat sitting in the middle of everything), helping me test quilt patterns, letting me hang […]

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Block Six Already

Posted on February 9, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration, Quilt-Alongs & Bees, Quilts, Summertime Sampler
Block Six Already

If you’re participating in the Summertime Samplers Block-of-the-Month program through Sew Sweet Quilt Shop this year, we’re already up to Block 6 this month! I’ve been remaking some of the blocks using my scraps, just because I had so much fun with these quilts, and wanted to see them done up in more ways. Here’s […]

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