There’s a Shark in my Sewing Room!

Posted on April 5, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, Studio News

Last Wednesday, my iron died. Yesterday, I bought a new one exactly like it. It’s a Shark . . . the most inexpensive model they make . . . and I love it. Yes, the old one died on me, but guess what? So has every other iron I’ve ever purchased, no matter how much […]

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March 350 Blocks Report

Posted on March 31, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project
March 350 Blocks Report

Yeeeoooooooooooooowwwww! Another month done gone! (To paraphrase one of my favorite old songs by Bobby Bare: Marie Laveau) How was your month? We still had mostly horrible weather, but did have a few good days. Oddly, the warmer it got outside, the colder I felt inside — I think winter got into my bones this […]

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News From the Ranch, Episode 1712

Posted on March 22, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Animals, Prairie Moon Ranch
News From the Ranch, Episode 1712

It’s been a super busy month around the ol’ ranch, especially for me. I’m doing everything by myself right now . . . all the chores, all the extra farm stuff, all the errands, all the cooking, all my own work, PLUS . . . playing nurse to My Cowboy . . . which is […]

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Off The Cuff BOM

Posted on March 20, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilt-Alongs & Bees
Off The Cuff BOM

My bestie, Victoria, just launched her first Block-of-the-Month quilt, and I couldn’t resist jumping in on it. It’s called Off The Cuff, and I had the honor of quilting two of the sample quilts for this BOM, the red one, and the light one, and it was hard to pick a favorite — I think […]

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March Studio Organizing Challenge

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

Aside from actually using a little bit more of my fabric, I made ZERO progress on getting it reorganized last month. So it’s still on my to-do list, and I hope to get to it soon, but here it is already time for another Studio Organizing Challenge! While I do intend to keep trying to […]

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Let’s Talk Partial Seams Today

Posted on March 9, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Summertime Sampler
Let’s Talk Partial Seams Today

It’s the second Saturday of the month, and as promised, I’m posting something that I hope will be helpful to you as you work your way through the Summertime Sampler Block-of-the-Month quilt. The Summertime Sampler quilts have one (and only one) partial seam in them. It’s in Section 1, in the same location in both […]

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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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