Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder


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Feeling Hexy

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I’ve been a little overwhelmed this past 2 weeks with all that life places upon us. Now I’m doing my best to get caught up with everything I’ve been putting off. Our next monthly challenge with Valley Modern Quilt Guild is to create a project with the ‘fire’ theme. It can be a block or an entire quilt. You know me…’go big or go home’, and my project keeps growing. Basting these hexies tends to go fast….after an evening of TV viewing I was able to get 104 hexagons basted and ready for my project. It will take much more time to applique them in place. It’s a start and I still have over a week before Show-N-Tell….wish me luck!


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Sunset Reef


At the July 4th party this year, I was asked to make a quilt for an upcoming auction hosted by Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza…I agreed. Wouldn’t you know…out of sight, out of mind. I didn’t think about it much until the deadline was drawing near. I really wanted to design something that could appeal to many different people. I don’t work with batik fabrics too much these days, but I really like all the colors being represented. Johnnie did the quilting in an afternoon and the next day was spent binding…I’m one of those people who really doesn’t mind hand-finishing bindings. Hopefully, this quilt will find a happy home and someone to comfort.