Fabric Pull for July Block Challenge

I decided I have not yet made enough of a dent in my stash fabric during the pandemic that I would continue to focus on making scrappy quilts. I am hoping this may inspire some of you to continue to reduce your stash (to make room for new and exciting fabric) and to use your Studio 180 Design tools for more than the one or two patterns you purchased the tool for. Here is my fabric pull and how I made those decisions. Follow with me and show me your photos. As a I complete projects, I cut my leftovers into various size squares . . . 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", and so on. ...

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Studio 180 Design CI Block Challenge

I am participating in a Block Challenge with several other Certified Instructors (CI's) from Studio 180 Design. On Thursday, July 8th we will reveal what tool we are required to use to explore the possibilities. In fact, if you go to the Tucker Univerity Facebook page, you can make a guess as to which tool it will be and have a chance to win a prize! I have decided to keep my blocks very simple. I will tell you how I used that particular tool to continue to reduce my stash. I thought I made a good attempt to use my stash during the pandemic, but I still have plenty ...

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Hello Again

Wow it has been a long time since I have blogged with you. I am making this one of my goals to be more proactive in letting you know what is happening. To fast forward, I thought I would do what many of you did during the pandemic and attempt to use up my stash of fabric. Well, I had a good start in March and through the spring. Then I got this hair-brained idea to purchase a different home. One that was better suited for my quilting needs and allowed me to invite my mom to live with me to be closer to family. Technically, I was not looking very hard. It just ...

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Vintage Farm Girl Blog

As some of you know, I battled, and beat, cancer during 2015. The treatments took just about everything out of me on a daily basis. So I retreated to my sewing room. It would take me a day to select and cut the fabrics for just one block. Often taking the next day to piece the block. But I kept plugging away. On a few days, I could do more than one block. 48 blocks later I did every one of them from the book. I still marvel at that quilt and am reminded that we have the strength within us to do what needs to get done. Enjoy!

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