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Where have i been

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Quilt Market News

I am excited to say
that my Home Town Pouch,
Pattern by Yoko Saito is
going to be in her booth!
My pouch at Market so exciting!

So if you are going "pop" in the Lecien booth
and see pouches take a picture for me!
I have made one of my personal goals
and also did a lot of Experimenting (word of the year)!

Sponsor News

I was saddened to hear that Pink Chalk Fabricsis doing a storewide liquidation of everything but patterns! It is an ending of an era but the beginning of a new chapter in Kathy Mack's life. I know she will do well in whatever she focus' on because she is very smart and creatively talented. But I will miss her and her wonderful staff!

Thank you Pink Chalk Fabric for taking such good care of us at In the Boon Docks!
You have been an wonderful sponsor!

We will need to keep an eye out for new patterns and tutorials at
Pink Chalk Studio

So lets pay them back and help them liquidate.
This an epic sale and you don't want to miss it!
30% off ever…

What's Up Thursday

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I finished the red pouch for the winner of the Grow Your Blog, Val @ Val's Quilting Studio. I hope she likes it!She has a great blog and could use some new visitors! Maybe some of you could drop by and take a look. It was the Grow Your Blog Giveaway. As I have done before, I used Aurifil 12 wt. thread in my sewing machine to accent! Now I have this pink pouch I finished and have to find a use for it! Do you use pouches to keep your things in around the house or a ziplock bag? I have been going around looking for the ziplocks and replacing them with my pouches! Looks so much neater. Speaking of Aurifil threads I moved all mine into this great Nuts and Bolts holder from the hardware store to have it all together right by my sewing machine. Looking at the hardware store for storage options can be very rewarding. The craft stores have similar products at twice the cost. You would be amazed at what you can find. Finished my block for the Aurifil Designer of the MonthThis months …

Sew Kitschy Paper Pieced BoM

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I said earlier this month that 2014 is the year of Experiment and Paper Piecing has always confused and befuddled me the beautiful designs were never mine. To remedy this I decided to join Sew Kitschy Block of the Month
Kristy @ Quiet Play. You can buy all the patterns at once on Craftsyor go to her blog during the month of each pattern and get it free! Yes, I said free but it is not expensive if you just cannot wait! I think the patterns are so cute! She starts you out easy! It only took me two days and I learns quite a bit. She has a linky party that goes on all month and you can link up any time of the month.
Lessons Learned

1. A 10"square is not big enough for your background on your 10" block.
2. Don't use oval dots on you background fabric because it will be going in every direction all at once. Next month I will try little Polka Dots or a solid.
3. Directional fabric is o.k. to use on the oven mitt or pot holder, (not as a background fabric).
4. Try to reme…