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Gail Hand
Quilting, hand applique, machine quilting, English paper piecing, miniatures
Quilting, hand applique, machine quilting, English paper piecing, miniatures

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30's Reproduction String Quilt
I finished quilting the 30's reproduction fabric string quilt so just the binding needs to be done. Now my 30's dresden quilt is on the frame. Backing is pieced and took almost as to make as the top. Using up that stash though and loving that. On the frame ...

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Taking Care of 30's Reproduction Stash
My work this week has focused on reducing and doing away with my huge 30's reproduction stash. I had a dresser drawer full and am now ready to move onto other fabrics and leave this one behind. To do this I am making one last quilt, a string quilt, and then...

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30's Repro UFO Completed
Originally this quilt was going to be a queen size but it has ended up only a lap quilt in my desire to complete UFO's and loss of interest in 30's reproduction fabrics as well as Dresden blocks. This quilt became a problem because the size of the blocks di...

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Dresden Blocks done in 30's Repro Fabrics.
My 4 Dresden blocks have been laying in a drawer waiting patiently to be sewn into a quilt. I do have the center hand appliqued and recently did some sewing blades together to get a 5th block done. Here is the center: This center will have a 6 inch checkerb...

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Hexagon flower UFO done
When I started making these hexagon flowers using the Scrumptious fabric line by Moda I envisioned a queen size quilt on my bed. With so many quilts I want to do my queen quilt ended up being 45 x 52....a small lap, baby quilt size or wall hanging. I even u...

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Retreat at Outlaw Ranch, South Dakota
Here in N.E. Wyoming we are fortunate to have 2 reasonably priced locations for quilt retreats: Outlaw Ranch and Ranch A. This weekend I am at Outlaw Ranch working on panel quilts, lots of flannel and snowmen that will eventually go to grand children. Borde...

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Pieced Hexagons
While going through my stash of UFO's I found my started pieced hexagon project using 30"s reproduction fabrics. I love these and want to get started back into making more. I have changed my mind about the using the navy blue between the "flowers" and want ...

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A Couple of Finishes
My Saturday was spent machine binding 2 quilts. The first one is the Nine Patch Scrappy with the offset sashing. It is queen size and went on my bed.  Quilting was done on Avante Handi-quilter. The other quilt I finished this weekend is a modern lap quilt d...

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Stella Blue Quilt Pattern
On my quest to use scrap fabric stash I chose this pattern, Stella Blue, with lots of stars and flying geese in blues and tans. Took a whole weekend to get the cutting done for a queen size quilt. In a tub now ready for sewing.... Pattern is Stella Blue by ...

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Working on Scraps
One of my ongoing goals is to get into my 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch and 2 1/2 inch strip scrap boxes. So far I have been digging into the 2 inch strips and have divided them into 2 piles. One pile of "country" colors and the other pile is "bright or modern" colors...
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