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Priceless Practice

The Dream Big panels by Hoffman Fabrics are very popular in the long arm quilting world right now. Most of the panels measure 45” square and come in many different colors. The petals on the digitally printed flower provide a multitude of opportunities for a variety of quilting designs. What more could any quilter ask for? One evening while perusing Pinterest I came upon a photo of a Dream Big panel used as a table topper for a wedding cake. As luck would have it I just happen to have a daughter getting married this fall and she agreed that a Dream Big quilt in purple would be fun to use at the reception. Yeah!! Now I had an excuse to try my skills on this gorgeous panel. As per usual I spen

Memorable Quilts

I have a long list of reasons why I like all things related to quilting. I like constructing quilts. I like looking at quilts in museums and quilt shops. I like decorating with quilts. I like awarding and gifting quilts to special people. And I like quilts that spark memories of special people or important events in my life. One of those special quilts is an appliqué quilt that we found in my Grandma Matthies’ attic when we cleaned out her house. The top, measuring 78” x 99”, was pieced with 80 purple and yellow pansy appliqué blocks. (Another set of blocks that we found was made into a quilt for my brother.) My quilt was then hand-quilted by friends of my Grandma Lammers. It hangs in my sew



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