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Remember the Past Times Christmas quilt? It doesn’t look like much, but there has been progress.


Grouping the pieces into sets for each of the blocks was more time consuming than I had anticipated. This quilt may have to have a Christmas ’08 goal!

Quite the contrary, one other project zipped right along today. I made the Note Taker, designed by Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio. Talk about an easy pattern to follow! Not only is it a fun project to make, but her directions are absolutely superb. Here are my fabric choices. It’s a mixture of Amy Butler and a few Denyse Schmidt fat quarters that I’ve been waiting for just the right project to use.

The Note Taker is actually finished, but I will wait for better photo lighting tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek…

2 Responses to Progress

  1. Helen Simpson September 2, 2007 at 9:48 pm #

    Ohhhh, I love the colour combination for the note taker! Very nice!

  2. Char September 7, 2007 at 2:59 pm #


    What a delightful surprise to learn that you are a middle school teacher! Me, too! Right now I am at home with my little boy, so I am not working at school (for a couple more years), but I am a teacher at heart, no matter where I am.

    Anyway, I was drawn to your bags and quilts, etc.–they are gorgeous! I am chomping at the bit to buy a new sewing machine, but since I’m not working, funds are a little low… so I was wondering whether you find all the fancy stitches to be useful on your machine? How do you do most of the quilting on your quilts–is it free motion? I’m a bit of a beginner at quilting, but so eager to try some new things. Anyway, I know that you are busy with school going full tilt boogie, but if you’d like to reply to me, I would really enjoy hearing what you’d recommend. (My current machine is from the cold war era–a workhorse, but not sophisticated enough for fancy stitches, free motion, and probably more cool stuff I don’t know how to do yet.)

    Thanks for posting your beautiful, inspiring work!
    Char Schmoker

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