Author Archives: Sylvia

My new toy

Man oh man, I’ve been so busy quilting that life got away from me and I neglected to blog! I hinted at a big purchase at QuiltCon, and it’s arrived and been set up for a little while now. That’s … Continue reading

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QuiltCon recap part 2: classes, swap, and more!

I also had several quilts hanging at QuiltCon. It’s always so fun to see them in a show setting! I accosted some passers-by to take my picture. One of the highlights was the mini quilt swap that the MQG organized. The … Continue reading

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QuiltCon recap part 1: Favorite quilts

I’m back from QuiltCon and here’s a post full of my favorite quilts! These are by and large not award winners, not because those weren’t beautiful, but because you’ve probably seen those all over the place already and I wanted to share some … Continue reading

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Lleonard the Llama

I have a standing agreement with my good friend Joan (who incidentally is an amazing crochet artist with a new website!) that one of these days, we’re just going to run away to the llama farm (pending acquisition of a llama … Continue reading

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Quilt Challenge: “I’m a Sewciopath” & pattern

My local traditional quilt guild put out a “Say it with Flowers” challenge: we had to make a quilt that incorporated text and at least three floral fabrics. My husband and I recently read a whole lot about sociopathy and … Continue reading

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Finished Union Jack quilt

I’ve been part of Stash Bee for several years now, and this year I requested Union Jack blocks because I decided that my British husband needed a Stash Bee couch quilt that he loves as much as I love mine from … Continue reading

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Dragonfly mini quilt (and new pattern!)

I seem to be in a bug phase at the moment, because on the heels of my Spooky Spider paper piecing pattern, next up is a paper pieced dragonfly! I designed this for a swap, and this little mini quilt … Continue reading

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My Finished Epic Halloween Quilt

As many of you are finishing up your Epic Halloween quilts, I wanted to share my finished quilt and hopefully give you a few ideas on how you might quilt yours! I decided to go elaborate on the quilting, and … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 12: Assembling your quilt top

Well, here we are—it’s time to put this bad boy together! Go ahead and lay out your blocks on your design wall (or floor) using the following image as a guide for which finished size goes where. If you have … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 11: Broomstick and Haunted House

At this point, I imagine you are all old pros at paper piecing! This is the last week before we assemble the quilt, so the end is in sight. Today we have two last blocks: the broomstick and the haunted … Continue reading

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