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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter

Retreat Recap

It was fall retreat weekend this weekend and I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped.  I had big plans to make lots of progress on the Moda Modern Building Blocks kit I’ve had for over a year. … Continue reading

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Glamp Stitchalot Project Bag

I’m excited to be heading to Michigan for the first Glamp Stitchalot next month.  In exactly a month, holy cow!!  I signed up for the swap, my first ever, and I’m glad I did.  It’s for a project bag, and … Continue reading

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The Week of Three Finishes

I finished two quilts in 2014.  Just two.  It was a sad state of affairs, I must say. But this week I finished THREE.  Yes, three in one week.  Take that, 2014! They are finishes 5, 6 & 7 for … Continue reading

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Mom, you have a package!

A couple of fabric deliveries this week – one I ordered in May (Sweetwater Varsity quilt kits for The Blue One and The Pink One):   The second delivery of the week was the backings for the above kits (they’re … Continue reading

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Backing, Binding, and Stashing, Oh My!

This weekend was only the second weekend all summer that I was home all weekend, and I sure did put my time to good use. First up – borders onto the Wishes quilt top, and then piecing the backing together. … Continue reading

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Wishing My Friday Away

Last night I was able to get the horizontal sashing sewn on, and tonight I pieced all of my rows together.  Feels so good! < While I was working on that, hubby was in the master bedroom prepping for his … Continue reading

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W(ishes) In Progress

I made a decent amount of progress on my Wishes quilt tonight – all of the blocks are now sewn into rows. Next step, the sashing. I’m hoping to get it done tomorrow night, and maybe borders on Friday night. … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Over

It had been a few months since I last bought fabric, but that dry spell is clearly over. I ordered backing fabrics for a couple of current projects: Backing and Binding for my Triple Barn Star top.   The backing … Continue reading

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Project Progress

At last I’ve finally made some progress on one project I’ve had in the works for a while – I started my own Hazel Hedgehog for my office over a month ago and I was finally able to finish her … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash & More

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Sunday Stash post, or any post for that matter!  I’ve been slowly accumulating new fabric for my giant Hazel Hedgehog wallhanging and I finally have exactly what I need… I decided to … Continue reading

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