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Progress Of A Sort

Thought I would briefly show you how the Studio Clean up is going. The above shot is my new cutting mat finally put up over my Ikea cabinets. I had a smaller 24" by 18" mat that was ANCIENT and had so many grooves gouged in it, it was getting very bad to cut on. And I had bought the particle board and gleaming new 24" x 36" board to put on top ...

Starlight

Good morning from the Rainy Pacific Northwest US!  A few weeks ago or so, Crystal at Windham Fabrics sent out some fat quarters of Starlight by Katia Hoffman to play around with. What a fun line! Some Tremendous Tonals and basics that will go with anything! And that featured Quilt block print! It would make a great back as well as fussy cut centers of other blocks, wouldn't it? I stared with red and black colorway to make some small Valentine Baskets for my both of my sons...

#GetQuilty

Are you getting a Subscription Box from somewhere? They are such a fun way to give a gift to yourself for just hanging in there for another month, right? When I first got connected with the quilting world outside of my own world, there was  a little quilt shop on a farm somewhere in Kentucky or Tennessee that would send me a new bunch of Charm Squares of their latest arrivals. This was in the mid to late 1990's, you know,  Last Century? So I had...

– – – – – Happy Valentines Day – – – – – Splendid Sampler Giveaway

Hey there! The Splendid Sampler is DONE ---- Well, MINE is not, but all of the blocks and the bonus blocks are online over at the site and the book will be out soon. Today is the big Celebration day full of giveaways.  I have fallen way behind on making my blocks, but I plan to  finish it some time this year. SO many fun blocks! Check out the Party there and all of the giveaways going on! Like many of you, I have fallen way...

Happy Valentine Preparations!

Never enough time is there?? I  am scrambling to get little gifts done for Valentines Day -- Plus on Valentine's Day a bunch of the designers from The Splendid Sampler are having a Giveaway Day, and yes, I am one of those peeps giving away a nice prize.  Be sure to stop by here at the Blue Nickel on Tuesday for that Giveaway. And don't forget to comment on the previous post here to win some Intermix fabric from Free Spirit. There will be a...