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"Skill-Sets": My Set In Seams Extravaganza!

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I have been working on this for a few weeks...maybe a month.  It's called "Smitten" from Jen Kingwell. I am calling it "Skill-sets" since I wanted to make it as a way to become very comfortable with set-in, or 'y' seams. After making this quilt I no longer have any reservations about sewing them anymore!
I wanted to use fabrics that were in my stash, and I am blessed to have a collection 1930's prints. Many are Marcus Brothers brand fabrics from the 'Aunt Grace' lines by Judie Rothermel. I had been saving these prints for years. The look of this quilt is far from my 'comfort zone' and, truth be told, it is just a bit too "cute" to be 'my' style. Vintage 30's prints have always appealed to me though - with their happy colors and  whimsical designs. They make happy to look at. I just have never used them much in my quilts. What I discovered in working with these prints is that there are not many high contrast fabr…

Snippets and Another Catch Up!

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Here we go again. Another chunk of time has flown by leaving me in the dust wondering how it can be that hummingbirds are returning and it is just about Saint Ptrick's Day. Have you ever felt tht you are standing still in the midst of a whirlwind? That's how I feel about time lately. The less of it I have the faster it flies by!
My life has been devoted to sewing every day and I hve to confess that it feels good. I have, however, been in the midst of a bit of color confusion lately.
We have already enjoyed our annual quilting retreat at fabulous Camp Burton on beautiful Vashon Island where we enjoyed stellar, warm, sunny weather. The bad news is that our beloved "Island Quilter" (home of the largest Kaffe Fassett collection anywhere!) has to move because their building has been sold. They may have to move off of the island and that could inpact local business' as well as possbi;y our wanting to return next year. Enjoing trips to this amazing quilt shop is an eve…