Bonnie Hunter and her scrap obsession

If you’ve ever thrown away scraps in a Bonnie Hunter class, there’s a good chance they made their way into her pattern Pineapple Crazy in her book “String Fling.” The bed-sized quilt is made up of 5-inch paper-pieced pineapple blocks with impossibly small pieces. And all those pieces you thought you couldn’t use and tossed, well […]

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My first Quilt Market!

One of the more fun parts of having a blog that has gotten big enough to become a legitimate business is going to the International Quilt Market for the first time. There were more than two dozen rows filled with all the latest fabric lines, notions, patterns, books and sewing machines. If it had anything remotely […]

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April Block of the Month

It’s that time of the month and I’m technically posting the block design on the first Monday of the month. I’ve got seven minutes left! This month is a nice easy break from the complicated blocks we’ve been doing so far this year. Made almost entirely of half square triangles, this block looks complicated because of […]

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How to silk-dye Easter eggs

OK, I know this silk-dying Easter eggs is kind of a stretch for a quilting blog. But it involves fabric, and if you are addicted to quilting, chances are you also are addicted to fabric. And my quilter neighbor came right over to see how they turned out when I told her what I was up […]

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