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Collection by Nellie Nordberg


Our Very Own Red & White Charity Quilt Show

About a year ago, our sewing group was sitting around on one of our monthly late Friday night classes and we started talking about the amazing red and white quilt show in New York several years ago. We have all...

Nostalgia Star Quilt (#60)

Some of the prettiest fabric ever is Jennifer Paganelli's Nostalgia collection from Free Spirit. I adapted Carrie Nelson's pattern called "Place C" from her book Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares. Since I had various sizes of left over fabric from my first Nostalgia quilt (here), I made half square triangles instead of Carrie's suggested flying geese and trimmed everything to 4.5". Aurifil 50wt. Muslin thread was the perfect choice for wavy line quilting following the…

Guide to making different sized Lone Star blocks (small to king size quilt!)

Resizing Your Scrappy Lone Star

I’ve had several people ask me how they can make their own Scrappy Lone Star. I’ve put together this chart, so you can make a variety of sizes from 16″ to King-sized. The top port…


I beg your indulgence as I replace this week's Paper Piecing Monday with a selection of highlights from my weekend at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show. First up has to be... The firemen putting up the quilts. We arrived early (around 7.45am) to set up the PMQG bits and pieces for the show and managed…

Diamond Star Quilt Magic Kit, 12" x 12" - Walmart.com

About This ItemWe aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer Make a unique quilted wall hanging to decorate any room in the house! These kits are fun and easy to make because they require no special tools, sewing or gluing! Diamond Star Quilt Magic Kit, 12" x 12": This package contains 1 pre-cut foam board, assorted fabrics, a pattern and detailed…

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Mother Patchwork

I finally got this little Very Snuggly quilt quilted, simple straight lines through the blocks, stitch in the ditch around everything and stipple in the border. When the weather was cool, I sat and hand stitched the binding at night while watching TV, which was lovely and peaceful! We don't really have a tradition of Christmas cookies in Australia like the North Americans seem to, but I still end up baking a lot at Christmas time! Un cooked gingerbread people and sheep! DS1 needed a plate…

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Lone Star / Star of Bethlehem Quilts - Part 1

Stars are one of my favorite quilt patterns. I find myself going to them over and over again. However, I have never attempted the complex design of the Star of Bethlehem -Lone Star- Star of the East - Morning Star pattern. As I was looking for information about possible differences between the patterns, I came across an article at Womenfolk.com. I have ended up at their site many times and often come away with invaluable material. What I learned is that all the different names are for the…

Pieced Quilt Star Of Bethlehem 1889 New York

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This mini quilt needs a good home!

While I'm trying to decide what to do with my Scrappy Lone Star from Judy Irish's class, I decided to make a Mini Star. Most of my scraps are small pieces so this was a perfect match! The finished size is approximately 27-inches square. And... ALL scraps. No new fabric was harmed in the making…

Poppy Blaze Big Bang

"Poppy Blaze Big Bang" by Sheree Lloyd of Eugene, Oregon Pattern: Big Bang from book "Kaffe Quilts Again" by Kaffe Fassett. Fabrics are Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. Seen at 2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Capital of Texas QuiltFest 2012

Yesterday, my friend Corinne and I went to the Capital of Texas QuiltFest ! It was so incredible! I learned so much about quilting and gained a deeper appreciation of the techniques. Most of the...

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The Best Laid Plans....

Wait a minute... didn't I say my next blog post would be late but that I would still post it in early November? Yes, I certainly did! Unfortunately, my body did not cooperate and I ended up spending half of November in the hospital and in bed recovering from the side effects of my chemo. Oh my... thank heavens for oncologists and dear friends who have helped lead me back to health and have been SUCH a wonderful support to me. I could not be more blessed. But let's get right to quilts -- you…

Broken Star Quilt-scrappy

This quilt top I purchased off of e-bay, antique top, hand pieced with over 3,000 pieces in it, I did custom stitching in black thread and put on a new back and used a raw edge binding.