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Generations

A few months ago my husband’s cousin contacted some family members and asked if they would be interested in some quilt blocks that had been hand pieced by their grandmother, Mary Lee Anna Mize Womack (1897-1986), affectionately known as Mama Womack.  She had just enough of them to go around to all the first generation …

Swooning…Not So Much

Here is my first attempt at making a Swoon block designed by Camille Roskelley.  The fabric is Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda.  I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew for right now. My points look pretty good – for the most part.  A few need to be redone.  It’s the seam bulk …

Easy Peasy Patchwork?

I’ve never ripped out so many seams in my life.  This novelty fabric is definitely harder to work with.  It stretches and ravels like crazy. It’s so out of square it’s embarrassing.  But I finally got it pieced together.  Probably should have used some spray starch. But I do still need help getting a consistent …

The Quilting Failure of 1998

In February 1998, my first niece was born and I was determined to make her a quilt.  That summer I purchased a flat sheet that matched the set of sheets that were in her nursery.  They featured a Winnie the Pooh theme in a soft, muted caricature on a beige background.   My plan was to frame the images of …

Getting Started

I’ve been quilting off and on for almost 25 years. Way more “off” than “on”.  I guess I’m easily discouraged. Or was I just too impatient to learn to do it right? Anyway, I was going to post a picture of my first (that I can remember) completed quilt.  It was made sometime between 1985 and …