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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Job Benefits

My job at the thrift store definitely has benefits!  Look at this beautiful hand-pieced, hand-quilted quilt that came in on the truck this week.  Only one problem...it looks like it had a run-in with a pair of scissors at some point in its life.  I couldn't bear to see it sold as a cutter quilt, so I brought it home to try my hand at restoring it.  I know it's going to be next to impossible to match the fabrics, so the question is...shall I try to find a fabric that matches closest to the color and not worry about whether it is a print or solid or should I try to keep solids and prints as they are even if the shade is a little different?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wavy Zip Bag

I turned my wavy weaving piece into a little wavy zip bag.  I added a beaded zipper pull just to make it a little more fun.  I love how it turned out!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wavy Weaving!

A quilty friend of mine spends winters in Florida and summers here in Pennsylvania.  She most always comes home with some new fabric trick that she learned over the winter from her quilty friends in Florida.  The photo shows what she shared with me recently...wavy weaving! (It's a technique by Trish Hodge.) How fun is this piece?  I think it's going to end up as a little zip bag!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Done & Delivered!

I finished twelve quilts total this time around and last week I delivered them to Lap Robes for Veterans.  No doubt they will go to some very deserving veterans!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

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