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CHQuilts · 2W ago

MY quarter-inch seam took a licking, but kept on ticking

I need to work on my perfect quarter-inch seam. In spite of the challenges, I finally finished my first medallion quilt—thanks to this beautiful quilt designed by Lynette Jensen for a Crafts...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Don’t go to a therapist; quilt

Chain-piecing can look like such a mess!This weekend, I had a gaggle of flying geese to sew. Well, they weren’t exactly flying geese, but a quilt border that was similar. Sometimes I enjoy ...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Remembering Granny and her quilts

When I married my husband more than forty years ago, I married into a very talented family of stitchers. His mother crocheted and did a little quilting. But the star of the family was his gr...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Quilting and cats just seem to go together

I have finally started hand quilting my Dresden Plate quilt, although there arechallenges. Quilting with RyanOne of them, at right, is pretty obvious. Ryan just loves to be where the action ...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Blogging, comments, and quilting

I love quilting and I love writing which is why I started blogging in the first place. CHQuilts actually grew out of another blog, CHMusings, which is, as the name implies, all about the thi...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Just trying to make a point

I’ve decided to begin a new quilt project—a medallion quilt taught by Lynette Jennings for Craftsy. I remember Lynette Jennings from watching "Simply Quilts," so I'm thrilled to be one of he...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Spray basting, plan B

I admit it; I was pretty bummed about my first attempting at spray basting a quilt, detailed in an earlier post. But that is behind me. What I didn’t reveal, because I only realized it later...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Accommodating my quilting bucket list

I’ve wanted to make a rag quilt for some time. I’ve also wanted to make a string quilt. Add to the mix, my desire to make a little quilted rug for my bathroom. I had a quilted rug before, bu...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

Quilting never ceases to amaze me

I just realized that one more aspect of quilting--one that I had never even considered--is how it has improved my writing.No, I don't mean writing as in crafting a blog post, I mean my actua...
CHQuilts · 2W ago

I spray-basted a quilt for the first time

Ready to quilt my purple Dresden Plate quiltI tried spray basting a quilt for the first time. Whoa, there has to be a better way. Or, I’m just not doing it right.This exercise reminds me tha...