The Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along Week 4

It’s time!!! Week 4 is QUILTING!! My favorite part! So, just a word of my current reality, I have been on the road for work and to teach the Painted Cow since before I posted the Sew Along Week 3 blog post. (One full week!!) That means, I didn’t have access to my studio for

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The Painted Cow Class #1 – Quilters of SC Pieceable Retreat

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   (Juanita, BB, Brandee, Janet, Wendy, Erin, Jean, Debbie, Vicki, Terri and Ann! These ladies will always have a place in my quilty heart! Thanks for an amazing weekend!} I just returned from the Quilters of SC Pieceable Retreat where I taught the Painted Cow class for the first time.

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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along Week 3

First off, you are a rock star for making it to week three! Way to not quit! Woot!! So far you should have little strips of three blocks each, all in random color combinations. You should have a pieced three with a border in the tree background fabric around the edge so it measures 20.5”

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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along Week 2: Paper Piecing the Tree

Welcome back to Week 2 of the Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along. This week you will need your printed pattern and your tree and background fabrics. You may also wish to go back and read the last blog post: Learn to Paper Piece (Helpful Hints). Most of the directions for this week will be found

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Learn to Paper Piece (Helpful Hints)

Paper piecing can be a true gift for someone who wants a quilt with odd shapes or perfect points. The following is a list of items I implement when paper piecing. Like with all things in life, there are multiple ways to do something. I don’t consider this list exhaustive or perfect…it is simply how

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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along, Week 1 – Cutting (and a little piecing)

Welcome to Week 1 of the Crooked Christmas Tree Mini Quilt Sew Along! The image above is what we will be making together. It is an expanded version of the basic Crooked Christmas Tree pattern, as it adds a scrappy inner border and a smaller outer border. I am delighted you are here and excited

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My Hobby Completes Me – How Do I Know?

Anyone feel like puking over the title of this blog? I mean really…my hobby completes me. I am a far cry from a sentimental person, but what does that even mean? Does that mean that I am not a “hole” person if I don’t have my hobby? Does it mean that my brain isn’t working,

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A Handmade Wardrobe…one in and one out…

In the midst of floundering for a new art medium when pottery was no longer something I could physically do, I found a pirated version of The Great British Sewing Bee (GBSB) on Youtube while the family was on vacation in Florida. It was 2015. I totally binge watched the first two seasons on my

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