Author Archives: Susan Nelson

School Days

I thought I was done with back-to-school events since my youngest graduated from college last spring!  But she’s going on to graduate school, and for every new school year, she likes to have a new pencil case.  It all started … Continue reading

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Tropical Circus

I’ve been away too long!  But I’m still quilting like crazy, and in case you’re interested, here’s some of what I’ve been up to: Tropical Circus  is an original design, made by starting with the border fabric for color inspiration.  … Continue reading

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Chain Link Variations

Chain Link is another Fun&Done! quilt-as-you-go pattern that was released last spring.  This is the finished quilt: I wanted to play with some color variations to find some other interesting fabric choices for this design.  This is how my design looked … Continue reading

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Metro Medallion

My friend Joni has followed the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog, and purchased their Quick Curve Ruler.  She made a test quilt with their Metro Medallion design to see if she liked sewing the curved blocks, and has since gone … Continue reading

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Scrap Strategies

I would like to get better at picking fabrics for scrap projects.  Some people seem to have a natural gift for doing that, and I am not one of them.  Some of my scrap projects are successful, and others seem to … Continue reading

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Border Print Stars Finished!

If you followed my blog last summer, you will remember that I started my Border Print Stars project here.  I had to rip and re-sew, substitute fabrics, re-draft the border, and persevere through some tedious times.  But I finished it!It … Continue reading

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Petal Power Fun

I’ve been playing around with some color options on the Petal Power pattern.  This is a Fun&Done! quilt-as-you-go pattern, one of the new ones introduced last month: I designed this pattern in Electric Quilt, and recently went back to that … Continue reading

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