Author Archives: Christie

It’s a Wrap!

Would you agree that we probably do 95% of the gift wrapping for the entire year during the next couple of weeks? Are you looking for a few ideas to increase the “glam-factor” under your tree? I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading

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2012 Block of the Month Roundup!

Take a peek at a few of the finished Sew How We Sew Block of the Month quilts using my 2012 BOM patterns. Here’s a photo of my first quilt, made primarily from the pink/orange fabrics in the “Happiness” line by Kathy Davis … Continue reading

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A Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe – Date Torte

When I was growing up, there were certain foods that my mother made only around the holidays. One of my favorites was “date torte,” which is a delicious bar-type cookie. It’s an easy recipe that’s perfect for taking to a cookie … Continue reading

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A Little Holiday Inspiration and a Quick and Easy Project!

The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like the retailers have been decked out for weeks. Are you looking for a little inspiration? We’ve got something for everyone. For quilters, here’s a fun project that’s quick and easy to make for your “quilt … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Lovely Lavender

It’s Friday, so take a minute to enjoy just a few of Mother Nature’s spectacular lavender creations: Happy Friday!

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Final Block of the Month Instructions and a Pumpkin or Two

I can’t believe it’s October already! When we started our little block of the month project back in January, it seemed like a long way off! But here we are, our blocks are finished and the pumpkins are in abundance. … Continue reading

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Friday Photo: Mocha Art

Kudos to the barista in a little cafe in McMinnville, Oregon, who made a cup of coffee into an art form. You made my day!

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September Block of the Month: The Last Block!

September is the ninth and last block! Not only is it an easy one, but you only have to make two of them. Next month we’ll have instructions to finish the quilt – the sashing, the cornerstones, and the border. I’m excited to … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Strips

In keeping with our August SeeHowWeSew theme of strips and stripes - let’s talk strips! I’m extremely fond of those wonderful pre-cut strips (2 1/2″ cuts of your favorite fabric line ready to use). It was only a year or so ago that I … Continue reading

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August Block of the Month: Close to Completion!

We’re into the home stretch, as this is the second-to-the-last block! I hope you’re having fun. Here’s the first sample of my August block, using Kathy Davis’ Happiness line and that great Kaffe Fassett dot: And here’s the August block using the citron/gray fabrics: Click here to … Continue reading

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