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I got my baby back!!! (Friday Foto Fun #6)

Happy Friday indeed!  I got to pick up my baby from the shop yesterday!! I’m so excited to be able to sew with it again!  So the technician told me that he took the bottom portion apart and didn’t find the needle pieces.  Then he put it back together, retimed the machine and it worked.  Now how do I learn to fix that myself when...

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Sewing Expo Minneapolis 2017 Recap (Part 2)!

This past weekend I attended the Original Sewing Expo in Minneapolis.  This was my 3rd year in a row attending, and I was underwhelmed compared to the previous years. I was completely overwhelmed my first year since I had barely started quilting and didn’t know anything about sewing.  Last year, I could only attend one of the days but I remember enjoying it a lot....

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Sewing Expo Part 1 (Friday Foto Fun #5)

Original Sewing Expo started in Minneapolis yesterday!  I took this opportunity to take a few classes outside of my wheelhouse since it has more general sewing offerings than just quilting.  The Sewing Expo continues through this weekend, so this is just part 1 and a short recap of the classes I took yesterday.  I took a Rose Star Topper class from Debby Kratovil.  This uses...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10!

Holiday lights are going up and snow is coming down!  It’s definitely winter here in Minnesota, and we are winding down to the last few blocks that are left in the QAL.  Block 10 is revealed today!  Diane Lomax of Cwilt designed this beautiful lantern block!  It uses templates rather than paper piecing. My fabric choices include Moda Grunge and a red accent fabric to...

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A Zipper Broke My Sewing Machine (Friday Foto Fun #4)

I love bags, but I’ll admit I’m not the best at making them. I decided now was the time to change that and purchased 80 assorted zippers to make zipper bags, handbags, Sew Together Bags, etc. In my mind, it was going to be fabulous. But…The very first zipper bag I was warming up with, I hit the tiny little metal part of the zipper...

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2018 Creativity Challenge

Happy Halloween! I hope you had some really fun costumes this year!  I have never been a big fan of Halloween.  Maybe it’s due to the lack of creative costumes, but truthfully I’m not really sure why.  I saw an image about creativity I liked that I think is very true.  It is from the zenchicmoda Instagram page. A little backstory on my creative life...

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Snowy October? (Friday Foto Fun #3)

It’s the last Friday in October, and the weather forecast is predicting snow! Say what?! I love fall, and I’m pretty unhappy that winter seems to be descending quickly upon us!  Hopefully everyone else is still enjoying warmer weather.  This Friday I’d like to share my progress on a few of my projects! I decided that I’d start on my Fox and Friends quilt for...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 9!

Block 9 is revealed!!!  Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting designed this super cute Rudolph block! My fabric choices include Moda Grunge Bison, White Paper, Red, Onyx, and Sunflower.  There are a lot of different pieces in this block, so make sure to use your design boards to keep them all straight!

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Busy Busy Busy (Friday Foto Fun #2)

I can’t believe it’s already Friday!  I didn’t have much time at all this week to sit down at my machine and sew.  Have you ever gotten to the point when you are so busy, you end up not doing anything at all because you are in a type of analysis paralysis? I’m at that point and may be even further down that path!  However,...

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Flying Windmills Quilt Pattern!

I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!  Introducing Flying Windmills! Flying Windmills is an intermediate skill level pattern that is fat quarter friendly.  The sample quilt is Sugar Pie Fabric by Lella Boutique.  I used 18 different prints on the quilt.  The greens were paired with a contrasting pink, yellow, or orange.   This gives a gradient across the quilt while...