Tag Archives: The Quilt Life

See How a Quilt Design Evolves–The Many Faces of “Heartstrings” + Giveaway

Not so long ago I spearheaded a group project for a member of my quilting/dining group–she’d lost her mother and we wanted to give her a quilted hug. It was such a beautiful shared experience that I wrote about it … Continue reading

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New Quilts –and Other Updates–from Previous Darra Posts (and a Giveaway)

It’s hard to believe that by early next week, the first half of 2013 will be history. (Wait!? Didn’t we just take down the holiday decorations?) On the plus side: the halfway mark seems a good time to update you on a few … Continue reading

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Another Scrap-Happy Quilting Adventure (+ A Super Quick One-Day Giveaway)

This quilting thing? It’s utter madness. I’m not alone, though; I know you share this insanity. You finish a quilt, give it away, and in that pause between taking a deep, refreshing breath and re-committing to getting the house in … Continue reading

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Infinity Edges in Quilts: The Delights of Faced Binding (Giveaway too!)

Just when you thought you had all the elements of quilt making nailed down, there’s another very cool, fun, and mod finishing detail to explore:  ooh, the delights of faced bindings! Sure, there’s nothing actually all that new “under the … Continue reading

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Strutting My “Flying Colors” Quilts & A Giveaway Winner

By day, I trade in words. I write articles for  print and online media to publicize a company. It’s only when I write for quilting magazines (and the blog) that I get to show more of myself. This month, I … Continue reading

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