Author Archives: Emily

About Emily

I like to work with my hands, whether cooking in the kitchen, planting in the garden, knitting in the winter, or sewing quilts (often out of jeans).

Heart Quilt

This quilt was a graduation gift the came together quickly based on this pattern, with fabric from my stash. I re-worked the dimensions of the quilt by making the hearts 4″ square rather than the 2″ or 5″ in the … Continue reading

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Fall Colors String Quilt

I finally finished my sister’s wedding present! Its only a year and a couple of months late. I hand-quilted straight lines in the string sections, ovals in the sashing, squares inside squares in the white border and parallel lines in … Continue reading

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First Blooms 2016

This winter has been in sharp contrast to last, with hardly any snow. Last year at this time we still had large piles. Our first bloom year was a snowdrop, followed by a winter aconite on March 10th. A few … Continue reading

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New Sweater

This sweater was a Christmas gift for my little girl. As my husband will attest, I can rarely follow a recipe when cooking. This was that kind of knitting project. I used another cardigan pattern to get the gauge/sizing right, … Continue reading

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Wool Sweater Quilt

This past Christmas I made ornaments out of felted wool sweaters. While working on them, I got the idea to make a throw quilt out of sweater squares.  It raided the bottom of my sweater box for ones that I … Continue reading

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