My Secret Garden with Brenda - Week 1

My Secret Garden with Brenda - Week 1

November 20, 2018

I am drawn to bright colors so when I saw the Riley Blake fabric for this Quilt Along, I asked Marcia if I could play with it!  The pattern from This & That was just as appealing so I was eager to get started.  

After reading through the directions for the first block, I decided to cut it out using my Accuquilt Cutter.  With my cutter and Qubes, I find that it is easy to convert many traditionally cut and pieced patterns to be cut more quickly and accurately with Accuquilt.   

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Secret Garden: New Project, New Choices

Secret Garden: New Project, New Choices

November 15, 2018

New Project, new choices…..there is nothing I love more than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, a new pattern, under a cozy blanket in the early morning quiet. 

When you crack the seal all the possibilities are let out in to the open to be discovered like a treasure. My Secret Garden was no exception to the rule….I started with a predetermined color palette that soothed my soul and called my name.

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I am AWL in!

I am AWL in!

July 01, 2018

Do you use an awl when sewing?

I was presented with this wonderful tool years and years ago when I attended a Pine Needles Quilt Shop VIP event as a customer!  I remember back then I was shown...

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On Ringo Lake – Time to Baste!

On Ringo Lake – Time to Baste!

February 01, 2018

According to my On Ringo Lake agenda, it is time to baste the quilt.  There are so many different methods to baste, I suggest researching a trying several before you settle upon the way that works best for you.  When I began quilting, I bought HUGE safety pins to baste my quilts because that’s what …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 9 With Brenda and AccuQuilt!

On Ringo Lake – Week 9 With Brenda and AccuQuilt!

January 25, 2018

The block assembly went really fast and I found myself done in the middle of the week with time to work on some other projects. I even finished a dress on my Bernina 460 Overlocker that I wore to work on Thursday!  I’m glad I decided to give myself a week for each new clue. …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 8 With Brenda and AccuQuilt!

On Ringo Lake – Week 8 With Brenda and AccuQuilt!

January 17, 2018

It’s block assembly time! I was so excited to lay my units out to see what my blocks would look like, but I waited until Friday, my day for my next clue, before I started. For me, the expectation and waiting is half the fun! I wanted to share my process for block assembly this …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 7 with Brenda and AccuQuilt!

On Ringo Lake – Week 7 with Brenda and AccuQuilt!

January 11, 2018

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing! There are times in life when you need to channel a Disney character.  When the journey was getting tough for Nemo and Dory, this is the mantra that Dory used to keep motivated.  With so many clues and so much sewing with this mystery, this mantra may come in …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 6 with Brenda and AccuQuilt!

January 02, 2018

Well, then, I guess Bonnie had some tricks up her sleeve.  I knew she had a history of surprises at the end of her mystery quilts, but was still a bit flabbergasted at how she ended this.  Since I am not superhuman (and I was out of town with no internet, cell service or phone …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 5 with Brenda & AccuQuilt!

December 26, 2017

A belated Merry Christmas to you all!  Did you find much time to sew over the holiday weekend?  I had a bit of time before work Saturday morning to get all my cutting done.  It really went really fast thanks to my Accuquilt cutter again.  When I began this project, I wanted to use the …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 4 with Brenda & AccuQuilt!

December 21, 2017

It was another week with a LOT of units again!  I’m so very glad for my Accuquilt Cutter and the speed at which I can get the pieces cut for the sewing that needs to happen.  I started with my brown triangles.  After cutting a couple of strips from each of my fabric, it was …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 3 with Brenda & AccuQuilt!

December 14, 2017

I hope everyone is keeping up! For me, so far, so good. I didn’t have the right sized strip cutter to prepare this week’s coral units which meant I had to go old school and use my rotary cutter. Thankfully, it went pretty fast when I stacked my strips, but I would never be able …

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On Ringo Lake – Week 2 With Brenda!

December 05, 2017

A gaggle of geese! Wow, Bonnie has us working hard to create our own flocks of flying geese. After Bernina Joy reminded me that the Accuquilt Qube dies #4 and #5 can be put together into flying geese units, I decided to use that method rather than the alternate methods on the Quiltville Blog post. …

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