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Ocean Park – The Story Behind the Cloth

Hey there, thought I better formally introduce to you to Ocean Park here on the blog. I have been mentioning it in Instagram posts quite a bit in the last few weeks, but no mentions of it here. So for today, I thought you would like this little story that tells the tale of the cloth - the inspirations and thoughts and dreams behind my second line of Batiks with Banyan Batiks. Later this month (hopefully!) I will talk about the individual "tjaps". But for...

Back to the Country

Today I have a special post brought to you by my dear friends at Country Threads. I have known Mary and Connie since I first discovered the "professional" world of quilting back in the early 90's. Yeah it's been awhile.Mary and Connie were THE THING back then when country-style quilting was big. And their style suited me just fine. Never really too worried about every corner being perfect. Embracing individual tweaks here and there. To ME, very much like "modern quilting" -- but in...

No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee 2

NGAQB2 – David

So Finally, I have finished my last round on the Last of the Seven No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee 2 that I worked on with John Adams, David Barnhouse, Nicholas Ball, Giuseppe Ribaldo, Molli Sparkles, and Christopher Thompson. It is the Second NGAQB I have been in. The first one was not a round robin and we had a few men drop out part way through. That initial one was in 2014 and it was Block Bee where each month we made certain blocks for...

November -My Favorite Month Dot Code Quilt Banyan Batiks Tie One On

November – My Favorite Month

November - My Favorite Month So I have a lot to catch up on with you, huh? November is my favorite month, partly because there seems to be a bit more reflective time. But I didn't mean to leave October so forlorn here on the blog. To catch you up a bit - Here's what went down in October >> The first week, I spent a lot of time sewing and cleaning in the studio, as usual, just trying to keep up! The second week was my...

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Tie One On Blog Hop – Day 9

And last but certainly far from least, it is now Tie One On Blog Hop Day 9. I have been really enjoying all of the Tie One On projects and the New York Beauty quilt by Kim Niedzwiecki of Go-Go Kim Fame is a great way to wrap up the week. I love how Kim reorganized the colors of the different colorways into a rainbow in the photo below! Gives a whole new fresh look to them and reminds me how much I love their deep saturated...