Author Archives: animatedlibrarian

About animatedlibrarian

I am the Online Services and Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, I have a doctorate in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. When not quilty/sewing I like to do Muay Thai kickboxing :-)

A Little Duffle Do It Pouch with Sew Yummy Fabric

As I am busily trying to finish my quilt for the Micheal Miller Challenge at Sewtopia (due Nov 6th…ahhhhh!) I have a friend who is new to quilting and wanted me to come over for a sewing date. Well, who … Continue reading

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Zippered Pouch for a Friend

I have a friend who is starting her first quilting class and is very excited about it. This in turn makes me very excited because I don’t really have any close friends who are quilters…or even sewists of any kind … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday with Snowmen

Once again I am linking my WIP Wednesday to the Freshly Pieced blog where many many of us post and share progress on any Wednesday we can make it 🙂 This last weekend I went to a sewing retreat at … Continue reading

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Challenge Accepted!

In November I’ll be attending Sewtopia in Salt Lake City with my mom. About a week and a half ago I got a package in the mail from them Yup! I got fabric for a challenge. At first I was … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday with Sprouts!

For once I am going to actually be part of Freshly Pieced Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday. You can go here to see all the amazing posts. So last weeks sprouts that looked like this Has now changed to this … Continue reading

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Home Again Home Again

So I had the time of my life in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Dresden, Budapest and Prague! I can’t say which place I liked best…too hard Not that sewing did not get done the picture above is from a train, not … Continue reading

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Zippy Strippy Pattern Pouch, Done and Done!

Before I pack up and leave for my 3 week vacation in Europe (that’s right, I said it…where? Oh let me tell you…Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Dresden, Budapest and Prague…I know!) I thought I’d share two zippered pouches I made with … Continue reading

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Some Economy Blocks (aka Square in a Square)

At the last meeting of the San Diego Modern Quilters Guild I gave a demo on Foundation Piecing (also known as Paper Piecing, not to be confused with English Paper Piecing…yeesh). I started with a demo of the easiest block … Continue reading

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“Home Sweet Home” the Finished SIL Quilt

I did it! 6 months later the civil war era fabric quilt is done. Yahoooooo! I made the label with my NEW Janome 7700 (more to come on that in another post). I don’t know much about free motion quilting … Continue reading

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A Super Tote For My Sister-In-Law

Sooooo, I’ve been making this quilt for my SIL ….and she’s been waiting a long time. Okay, not as long as my sister waited for hers but about 6 months anyway. In the meantime I went to a little weekend … Continue reading

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