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Orphan Blocks Quilt

When I got my longarm last year, I decided to make practice quilts by sewing together some orphan blocks.  I often use plain yardage for practice, but working on a real quilt top helps to develop my skills. I had … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Ideas: Twisted Trellis

My last post on Machine Quilting Ideas introduced the concept of “Divide and Conquer”, where multiple different quilting motifs are used on a quilt.  Each motif is designed to fill an area defined by the pieces of the top: blocks, … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Ideas: Waterfalls

The next quilt that I want to show you for Machine Quilting Ideas is Waterfalls: This is another design that I would consider to be contemporary.  Made out of batiks, using an original block design, there’s not much traditional going on here.  I … Continue reading

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Family Heirloom Quilt

My father-in-law Ken had an antique quilt top that he believed was made by his mother.  This top had been passed around a few times but never finished into a quilt.  It made a good project for my new longarm, … Continue reading

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Quilt Show!

My local quilt guild, Prior Lake Quilters, had their first quilt show last weekend.  Our amazing show committee worked diligently on displays, registrations, raffle item, advertising, and all kinds of details related to planning and executing a successful show.  They … Continue reading

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Moda… The Cutting Table

Today I am a guest on Moda’s blog, The Cutting Table.  They are celebrating September’s National Sewing Month with a series called “Measure Twice, Cut Once”, looking at a variety of rulers, cutting techniques, etc.  There’s a give-away!  Check it out … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog, PSQ Point of View.  My name is Susan Nelson, and I design quilt patterns and notions for Prairie Sky Quilting.  When time permits, I also enjoy making show quilts.  I will be blogging about everything … Continue reading

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