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nine patch blocks in progress

A WIP Waiting To Be Finished

Any idea what I'm going to be making with all these nine-patches? Will I add some applique as I am so accustomed to do?

A WIP Waiting To Be Finished

Any idea what I'm going to be making with all these nine-patches? Will I add some applique as I am so accustomed to do?

comparing two African Daisy flower blocks - original and simplified

Arctotis Block Continued

Do you have a favorite color for this Arctotis (African Daisy) applique block? Would you use the simplified version or the original to make this?

Arctotis Block Continued

Do you have a favorite color for this Arctotis (African Daisy) applique block? Would you use the simplified version or the original to make this?

creating an Arctotis (African Daisy) flower block

Arctotis Flower Block

Creating an African Daisy block (Arctotis) was a lot of fun, but there was one difficult part. Can you guess what that was?

Arctotis Flower Block

Creating an African Daisy block (Arctotis) was a lot of fun, but there was one difficult part. Can you guess what that was?

Bargello in Spring - the first of a series of colorful season quilts

Bargello in Spring

It all began when I was having issues with the internet one day and couldn't get online to do my usual work, I thought.... "oh well, how about pulling some...

Bargello in Spring

It all began when I was having issues with the internet one day and couldn't get online to do my usual work, I thought.... "oh well, how about pulling some...

quilt blocks can be more than a quilt

Applique Animals

That has to be the most awesome gift you could make for a new born baby and it comes free with Zoo Friends.

Applique Animals

That has to be the most awesome gift you could make for a new born baby and it comes free with Zoo Friends.

a thank you for the yellow rose creative embroidery quilt

Free-motion Thread Play

I made this project for a friend's birthday so it made the process even more enjoyable, but not as much as the appreciative look on his face as he opened...

Free-motion Thread Play

I made this project for a friend's birthday so it made the process even more enjoyable, but not as much as the appreciative look on his face as he opened...

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