Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 A Year in Quilts

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2010 A Year in Books

1. Lincoln’s Melancholy, 2. U is for Undertow – Copy, 3. The Associate, 4. 700 Sundays, 5. Cutting for Stone, 6. God of the Hive, 7. Finger Lickin Fifteen, 8. Half Broke Horses, 9. One Thousand White Women, 10. Sarah’s … Continue reading

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Amaryllis

Look what greeted us at home when we returned from out Christmas travels. Imagine, fresh flowers in December! Thank you, Lillian.

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Marilyn’s Quilt Completed

I finished the “Bethlehem Star” for my DMIL just in time for Christmas. It was shipped on Monday, so I have hopes that it will arrive at her doorstep before Saturday, December 25. View of quilting from the backing side … Continue reading

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Progress on Marilyn’s Quilt

I started the machine quilting on Marilyn’s quilt yesterday. It is going really well. I hope to finish it up in the next couple of days. There will be “continuous curve” quilting in all the diamond shaped patches and feathers … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker Win!

I have to tell you folks, Christmas came early this year. I entered an on-line sweepstakes sponsored by Quiltmakers Magazine Blog, Quilty Pleasures promoting Quiltmakers’ new publication, Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and I WON! Yeah! What a haul. Of course there … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Marilyn’s Quilt

I finished piecing together the center of Marilyn’s quilt. Now it needs an inner border of diamonds made of the primary dark blue fabric. Diamond units for the inner border. All four sides will require a total of 216 of … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

My little quilting group, Loose Threads, is meeting at my house tomorrow, so I thought I would get into the spirit and bake Christmas cookies. The recipe for these little guys is in the December 2010 Everyday Food magazine. Closeup.

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