Blog with Kimmel

Free Motion Quilting Is Hard

What a week.  I kicked things off last Saturday with the day at a quilt show in Sacramento. It was the same show I went to last year and I had fun then but it was definitely more enjoyable now that I have more experience under my belt.  At each booth I knew all of the...

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So Many Colors

I finally finished the backing for my BOM quilt! I'm so excited to finally have this done! It feels like it's been hanging over my head for months because I've been thinking about doing this since October. The crazy thing is that I was worried I wouldn't have enough...

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A Fun Contest For Youth

Sewing the backing of my BOM quilt has begun!  I haven't gotten nearly as far as I'd hoped, but progress is progress.  The process is fairly quick since I have my Ideal Seam Guide to give me the perfect 1/4" seam, there are just a lot of blocks to sew together. (I...

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Pinner’s Conference Weekend

This has been another hard week for me. I haven't had the chance to turn on my sewing machine at all.  My daughters are now all well and healthy, thank goodness, but my poor husband and son have been dealing with the influenza virus. It's so sad to see a three year...

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We Are All Sick

This has not been a great week for me.  Two of my kids have influenza, two have strep, they all have a cough, my husband is coming down from the flu and has developed a low grade fever on top of all the aches and pains he had last week and I've been fighting a...

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Technical Delays

My post is a little late and I'm sorry about that. The site was experiencing technical difficulties and wouldn't let me log in to post. To make up for it I'm posting today and I will post again on Friday like normal. Hopefully the issues won't be returning.  I spent...

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It Looks So Good

This week I didn't progress as much as I would have liked, but I do love what I was able to accomplish.  The main issue I'm having is finding the time to sew. It's not normally a complicated issue, but for the next few months the circumstances are stacked against me....

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This Is So Nervewracking

It's my birthday today!! I had great aspirations of writing this early so all I would have to do is post it today, but life has a funny way of throwing a wrench into perfectly reasonable plans. My birthday is the one day a year that I can do whatever I want and not...

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I Finished the Last Block!

What a fantastic way to end this week! I finished the LAST block for my BOM quilt!! I almost didn't make it. Finding time to sew this week required me to sacrifice some time with my husband, but I really wanted to get them done  so that I could finally start...

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I Thought They Would Never End

I needed two hundred and fifty-six half square triangles cut out in order to complete the sixteen sashings needed for my BOM quilt. I started working on these sashings back in April or May but I couldn't finish them all in one sitting because I didn't have enough...

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