Blog with Kimmel

I’m Doing It Over

This has not been the week that I'd hoped it would be. The plan was to completely finish quilting my spring quilt so I can work on my BOM blocks once they get here in a few days. I came really close to calling the quilting job done and starting on the binding, but I...

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Let The Quilting Begin!

This has been the craziest, most stressful week I have had in a long time. We spent the first part of the week getting ready to list our house for sale. The process of decluttering and cleaning is a long one, especially when you have four kids, but it's necessary...

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I See Blue

The colors from this week make me so happy! Blue hasn't been on my favorite color list since I was a kid, and even then it was a very specific shade of blue that I liked. Cerulean. The fabric I was working with this week isn't actually cerulean, but it is definitely...

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A Finished Spring Quilt Top

I feel like I don't have much to say this week but I've accomplished so much! The quilt top for my spring quilt is DONE!!! It has been so satisfying to have the idea in my head become a physical thing that everyone else can see. I had hoped that I would one day start...

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It Is So Close To Perfect

This week has been the craziest and longest week that I have had in a long time. Three out of my four kids started school, one of which started middle school, so we've had to adjust to a new routine. The hardest part is the fact that my kids attend a school outside of...

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My Spring Quilt Has Begun

This was a whirlwind week for me. I had planned on spending the week practicing my free motion quilting, but I couldn't get the Easter blanket I've been wanting to make out of my head. I HAD to get started on it. I spent some time sketching out what I have envisioned....

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So Many Finished Blocks

What a fantastically productive week this has been! The goal was to finish the two smaller blocks for my BOM club and to sew the edges of the applique block I put together last week. Done and done! The small Ohio Star block is the fifth one I've done so I've had...

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I Just Love Green

The end of the month means I have received my new BOM block. I was so excited to start this new block. It is an entirely applique'd block which is a little intimidating, but with the turned edge technique I learned a couple of months ago combined with the glue basting...

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The Border Looks Great

This week my focus was on getting the border on my quilt so that the quilt top will be officially finished and ready for quilting. I knew it would take awhile to complete, but I hadn't anticipated a problem that I had. The shrinkage that happened to my material when I...

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It Looks Even Better Than I Remembered

Last week I set a goal to finish the blocks from my black and red quilt and have them assembled. I'm happy to report that I did it!! Granted, I still need to put the border around the edges, but I knew I would never be able to get the border on the quilt along with...

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