Category Archives: Traditional

Finish It Up Friday ~ Hexie Quilt

It’s done! I started piecing this top back in 2013. It is mostly hand pieced, but I did machine sew a few seams. It isn’t a true charm quilt as there are repeated fabrics. Here’s a look at the backing … Continue reading

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A little finish…

I knew today was going to be a long day at work but I wanted to get this little quilt done! Since I finished the blocks last night, the top went together pretty quickly early this morning. Then I layered … Continue reading

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Is it February 9th already?

Recently someone on the QOV Facebook page suggested making a block a day for the month of February. Great idea, I thought! Well….. Once I cut pieces for blocks it is really hard to wait so: Um, yeah. Oh well, … Continue reading

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This and That…

I have had this charm pack for at least a year and finally decided to do something with it. It is from Moda but I do not remember the line. I found a tutorial for making 9- patches out of … Continue reading

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Northeast Arts Council Show

Every year, the Northeast Arts Council hosts a small, traditional quilt show. They are based in Standish, Michigan and the show is held in their building which is an old brick church. It is a lovely place for a show. … Continue reading

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Some thrifty finds!

To those who know me, it is no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE thrift shops! I am normally not a shopper but a thrift shop or tag sale provides for me the thrill of finding the ultimate treasure :).  … Continue reading

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Pressing Hexagons

A couple posts back, I showed you a tiny hexagon piece I hand pieced in the car during a trip. I thought you may be interested in how I press the backs. I do not use English paper piecing with … Continue reading

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The loot…..

During our trip to Wisconsin last week, my DH stopped at a few quilt shops. I couldn’t figure out why he was so slow to get on the road and then found out it was because he planned it such … Continue reading

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Just do it!

I hand pieced a pile of  4 inch bow tie blocks about 5 years ago. They are mostly done with repro fabrics and a tea dyed muslin. I have pulled them out a few times over the years trying to come … Continue reading

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A most wonderful day…..

Today we went back to Greenfield Village. They are having a huge Civil War Re-enactment there this weekend and we wanted to see it. I had never gone to one before and I LOVED it! It was endlessly fascinating to … Continue reading

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