Author Archives: acraftyfox

Small Wonder

Lately, I’ve been making some small changes. Drinking more water, getting in a half hour of actual exercise (and not counting chasing my littles up the stairs as a cardio workout). I’ve also caught the ‘make everything tiny’ bug. Personally, … Continue reading

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Feeling a Little Clammy: A Green Tea and Sweet Beans Tutorial

I’ve been (very slowly) working on the applique portions of my Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt. I have to admit, I am not a fan of hand applique so far, but it is really nice to have a portable … Continue reading

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Do Something That Scares You

Writing this post scares me. But what I am working on scares me even more. I set some goals for myself this year and one of those was to release a line of patterns. I’ve been sneaking patterns into our … Continue reading

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Let’s Start At the Very Beginning: Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt Together

The best place to start with the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt is with the initial challenge: drafting the templates. The back of the book has all of the templates you need for every block in the book. But … Continue reading

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Green Tea and Sweet Beans

I have been working on a big project. Jen Kingwell is one of my favorite pattern designers and I’ve wanted to try one of her sampler quilts for over a year now. Since my scrap basket was overflowing, I thought … Continue reading

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Diamonds in the Sky: Pillow Collective Blog Hop

It doesn’t seem like I find my way to this space very often these days. Instagram has taken hold and won’t let go. I do miss expressing myself in more than 30 words. But today, most of my words are … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Fall Quilt Market 2013 (part 1)

I have been so remiss in my quilt market posts. They are one of my favorite posts to look back on, so I hope you’ll indulge me even if you’ve already seen everything? I’ll start with fabrics coming out in … Continue reading

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Finishing Frenzy

I’m not sure what it is about fall, but as I feel the year wind down, the push to finish things gets impossible to resist. During our recent move, most of my projects got piled into bins and boxes and … Continue reading

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Antique Tile

I love old quilts. I’m not at all ashamed to say that I envy those who have a collection of handmade quilts from their grandparents, great grandparents and distant aunts and uncles. Quilts that have been loved for years, now … Continue reading

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Starflower Quilt Along: Borders and Done!

So has this quilt been easier than you thought it was? We are on the home stretch and after today’s instructions you will have a finished quilt top! To start, you’ll need to download the template for the top and … Continue reading

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