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Denise Russell
Blogger, quilter, writer.
Blogger, quilter, writer.

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Wool Applique' Gifts
I whipped up two coasters the other night as I am taking every opportunity I have to prepare Christmas gifts. I love them! It took me a couple of hours to make them. Most of that time was spent choosing scraps of wool and cutting the shapes. I transferred t...

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Scrappy Nine Patches Quilt
Do you remember earlier this year when I reviewed the book " Sew Charming - Scrappy Quilts from 5" Squares " by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene? I immediately quadrupled one of the patterns to make a quilt for my bed. I finally added a narrow, pieced bor...

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Diamond in the Square
I don't know about you but when I started quilting I bought books, took a few classes and, from there, started making quilts. Sometimes I would get to a place and think: Hmmm... how do I sew this? How can these points match? It was the case with the Diamond...

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Pumpkin Table Topper
Photograph by Ryan Hake and Shane Pequignot for Annie's Publishing. Used with permission. "Pumpkin on my Patch" is the second of my designs published in the Autumn 2017 issue of Quilter's World magazine. This time I used bright, shiny, warm Fall fabrics fro...

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Autumn Trails Quilt
Photograph by Ryan Hake and Shane Pequignot for Annie's Publishing. Used with permission. "Autumn Trails" is my newest quilt pattern published by Quilter's World magazine , Autumn 2017 edition. It features Tonga Vineyard batiks by Timeless Treasures forming...

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Santa Tea Towel
I have missed doing embroidery and am so happy I worked on this tea towel. It will adorn my kitchen at Christmas (at the rate we are going it will be in my kitchen very soon!). Flour sack, floss, and a bit of fabric for the binding and backing is all it too...

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Wild Goose Chase Quilt
Fat Quarter Shop is releasing their new pattern "Wild Goose Chase Quilt" and I joined the group of bloggers who were doing a sew along. This pattern is very versatile: you can give it a modern or more traditional look by choosing fabrics accordingly. Here i...

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Bella Skill Builder - 6
Yippee! This is month 6 already!  Fat Quarter Shop is hosting this Sew Along and I am having a ball. How are your  Bella Skill Builder  blocks coming along?  I keep the photo of the completed quilt near me so I can envision where the blocks I am making will...

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Strip Quilts
It is no wonder the front cover of this book features a heart. As I was reading it for this review, I could not believe how many patterns I loved, and all in one neat packet! The Big Book of Strip Quilts  - Start with Strips to Make 60 Stunning Quilts by Ma...

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Step into Crochet
This month,  Interweave  is releasing a cool book about how to crochet socks: Step into Crochet by Rohn Strong . I was eager to review this book because the only socks I ever learned to make were knitted socks, and had no idea crochet socks could be so fash...
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