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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Lowell Factory Girls

    After working on them for two days, I finally have the applique blocks drawn for the book on the mill girls.  The quilt has a center medallion made up of four applique blocks.  Then, in the border blocks that surround the medallion there is one applique block repeated eight times.  There are other blocks in the border round, but they are pieced.  So now that I have my master patterns--and my fabric which...

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Getting there . .

This is one of the projects for the upcoming book, Away From Home: The Story of the Lowell Mill Girls , that just kept getting put on the back burner. And because I kept putting it aside, I seemed to loose my momentum. But last week I went to sew with my group and brought along the last of the sashing strips that needed appliqueing. That got me going again. This morning I sewed and...71 square quilt
cocheco applique
cocheco block
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What I Did Today

What a productive day! **three loads of laundry **grocery shopping **unload/load dishwasher **wash pots and pans **talked with mom on phone while she was getting a blood transfusion **cut, folded, packaged Block #6 Ode to the Blue and Grey **answered emails ** played catch with Daisy **went for my first swim in the pool this summer Okay, so maybe not EVERYTHING on the list was productive . . . . . .but finishing all the...quilt
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