Nene

When Brenda was little, she lived in Hawaii. We’ve mentioned it before because Anneliese is still jealous. Anyway, Brenda remembers seeing robins from the mainland in the zoo and animals that were in the zoos on the mainland wandering around, including the nenes. A nene is a Hawaiian goose. When we came up with this
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Game Changer

We’re just back from our first market in Houston! And though the 83 degrees and humidity wasn’t the most fun, I’m not sure coming home to a forecast of snow was quite what we had in mind…But because I don’t want to go outside today, let’s start sharing some of our new quilts. First up
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Carrot Breath

I have a checkered history with rabbits. Most of the time I sympathize with Elmer Fudd, especially after they turn my potted plants into a tossed salad. However, once you get to Easter, they’re adorable. They should get as much of a fanfare in spring as the reindeer get for the winter. That’s how Carrot
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Protean

Word nerd alert! Why use a normal word when the $4 word will do. Sometimes we can’t help ourselves. Protean is defined as: readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable. changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba. a really cool quilt pattern that you should make right now. Our Protean actually started as
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Pearfection

Ahhh yes. Christmas is round the corner. Time for a Christmas quilt! Well, it doesn’t have to be. But mixing a couple of Cori Dantini Christmas lines with Kate Spade just made the perfect (pear-fect?) combo. Don’t you just love the quilting?! Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts never disappoints. She’s done a couple of quilts
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Simply Moderne Issue No. 8

It’s been exactly one month since I came home to find some very happy mail. On Valentine’s Day, Issue No. 8 of Quilt Mania’s Simply Moderne arrived, you know the one WITH OUR QUILT IN IT! Bam! Painted Ladies is on page 68 in all of its gingerbread house glory. There are also some great close-ups
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Aurelia

Ahhh, Aurelia. This quilt has so many stories stitched in it, so let’s start with two. The spring of 2014 was our first spring in our first house. Our house is 80 years old, and I love it. However, that was a very wet spring, and we had a little bit of water in the
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Pacific Coast Highway

Fun story—my dad was a California surfer dude with a van in the 70’s, the kind of guy you wouldn’t want your daughter to date. He’s told me lots of things about his escapades along the Left Coast. And though I’ve never been to California, Pacific Coast Highway, or PCH for short, is my ode to his
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