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About 12months12quilts

I am an educator and sewing teacher, crafting away in The Bay Area, CA.

Bad Little Blogger!

Well, I have been a bad, little blogger!  I have been keeping up with the quilting though, just not as much as I would like. The main reason for my lack of “blog” is that I started grad school in … Continue reading

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Two Great Tools

I’ve been working feverishly on the baby quilt for my friend’s impending delivery, and I’ve discovered two new tools that are great for projects! The first is the Clover Needle Dome. This handle little tool stores up to 10 threaded … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilt Lady

It’s official- I am a crazy quilt lady! I just got back from a 2+ hour trip to buy fabric. Not just any fabric, but THE perfect fabric to use as backing for the Red Riding Hood Quilt. I first … Continue reading

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September State of the Bag

It’s the start of the month, and time for “The State of the Bag” Address. Here is the status of all hte bag projects (and a couple other things). * 1930’s Hexagon Quilt: I have finished six rows and am … Continue reading

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Sew Far, Sew Good

Exactly one month ago I started my new “In the Bag” system of organizing my projects. I am happy to report that it has been a success so far! In this month I have completed one quilt top, made significant … Continue reading

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English Paper Piecing- Tracy Style- Part 1

I started on my friend’s baby quilt today, and since I am using the English Paper Piecing method to put it together, I thought this would be a great opportunity to show a step-by-step of paper piecing. Disclaimer- I learned … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Blocks- The Fibonacci Sequence of Fabric

I am not a math person, but I have a weird obsession with the Fibonacci Sequence. There is something about this amazing series of numbers that create some of the most beautiful patterns in nature, that resonates with me. In … Continue reading

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Red is Out of the Bag!

After a long day of sewing, the Red Riding Hood Quilt Top is DONE! I need to trim the edges, and decide on backing and binding, but that is the fun part! Now the baby quilt for my friend is … Continue reading

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Simple Quilt Design, Tracy Style

A friend is having a baby, so I must make a quilt for the new soon-to-be “Bean.”  Bean is a boy, and I luckily just got a perfect fabric set to make him a quilt.  So, I thought I would … Continue reading

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Red Riding Hood Is Riding Along

Thanks to the Olympics, I spent a large chunk of the day parked on the couch sewing.  The result, I am nearly finished with the Red Riding Hood Quilt! Here is what is done so far: And here is what … Continue reading

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