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2019-12

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Editorial

Editorial

My mom-in-law has moved to a wonderful assisted living community. Hubby and I were left in charge of her house and its contents. You should know that my mom-in-law was a quilter who loved to hoard fabric. I mean really hoard fabric.

While going through the house, we found boxes and piles of fabric everywhere. They were in every room, nook and cranny, and closet. I swear the fabric was breeding like Tribbles.

We left the sewing room and its closed door for last. We were aghast when we finally opened the door. OMG! There was an 18" path from the door to the sewing machine in the opposite corner of the room. The 4' walls of the path consisted of fabric. Then along the room walls, the fabric went to the ceiling! Can you imagine this much fabric?

We created a long cardboard slide over the stairs. I picked a pile of fabric and started taking bags to the stairs to slide them down. WHOOSH! At the bottom of the stairs, the front door stopped the bag of fabric. THUMP! Hubby then collected the bags and placed them in the living room. So, for several hours, we heard "WHOOSH! THUMP! WHOOSH! THUMP! . . ."

I knew a piece of furniture was under one pile of fabric but did not know what it was. We uncovered a small letter desk. What a treasure we found! It had old pictures and jewelry. One piece was a gold locket with a picture of hubby's great-grandmother holding a little child, his grandmother.

It will take several more visits to the house before we have all the fabric downstairs. Maybe we will find many more treasures!

Cindy


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PatternEight-pointed star blocks form a cross in Denise Mohler's elegant expression of the season. Her clever use of foundation piecing in Star Cross not only gives the stars a dimensional quality, it makes them easier to assemble. Using just four fabric colors, you can create a beautiful expression of your own.
PatternThe turbulent look of Rough Seas comes from changing the size used for the Storm at Sea blocks. Foundation paper-pieced, the construction of this quilt requires organization and focus to get the waves of color to flow across the top. I hope you have a smooth journey as you piece Rough Seas.
Pattern Join Nancy Noah in the Harlequin group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. Add a stunning chevron border in round two.This project started with the October 2019 issue and concludes in the March 2020 issue.
PatternWith so much motion going on in this quilt, there couldn't be a more perfect name than Wild Spin. Secondary designs dance before your eyes. Would you believe it's made from 96 identical blocks? It is all in the spin.
PatternJoin Cindy Mccoy in the Kaleidoscoe Flake group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. We make an octagon with round three.This project started with the October 2019 issue and concludes in the April 2020 issue.

PatternGet ready for holiday decorating with Barbara's Woods in Winter Ornament - Red Fox. Paired with last month's ornament, it will seem as though the woodland creatures have joined you indoors.

PatternJoin Bonny Peters in the Flora Spin group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. This month we make flying geese. This project started with the October 2019 issue and concludes in the February 2020 issue.

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Rough Seas
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Snowy Owl & Red Fox
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Red Fox & Snowy Owl
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