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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

Queen Bee

I’ve been in the Promises Circle at do.Good Stitches for a year, and I’m the leader for the month of July. Our group takes June ‘off’, so I posted the July block I’m planning on early.  I chose something simple … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash, Wisconsin Road Trip Edition

We went to ‘Star Wars Night’ at the Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball game with some friends on Saturday, and on our way ‘home’ (ok, yes, it was 15 miles in the opposite direction), we stopped at a couple of quilt shops. … Continue reading

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Hazel!

I realize I’m a year behind on this, but I’ve just gotten started making Hazels, and I gotta say…I heart Hazel! It all started about 3 weeks ago when The Blue One went to the quilt shop with me.  He … Continue reading

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Solids Sunday Stash

The Blue One decided to run errands with me today because there was ‘nothing to do at home’, and the LQS just happened to be one of the stops I needed to make. When The Pink One joins me for … Continue reading

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Wonky Stars – Top Done!

And just like that, the top is done!  I really love it – it turned out great! The initial project plan was to do the reverse of Vanessa Christenson’s Hopscotch, like she did here.  I posted about adding extra rows … Continue reading

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Wonky Stars, Blasting Off

Baby boy quilt is well underway. The final layout uses almost all of the fabric I had, and that’s a very good thing!   I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do in order to … Continue reading

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Cuatro!!!!

  2015 Finish #4! By the time I finished the binding it was too late to take a picture outside – will try to do that tomorrow. I put it on my bed and it just slightly hangs over the … Continue reading

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Binding Blues

For once I’m not feeling blue as I bind (my least favorite part of the process), but instead I’m seeing blue.  Lots and lots of blue because of the binding and the backing fabric.   I was rather confident when … Continue reading

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Bee Blocks Sunday Stash

I had to do a bit of shopping this week because I didn’t have what I needed for my April bee blocks for the Promises Group at do. Good Stitches. Diane requested colors based on Sweetwater’s The Boat House, and … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Stash

It’s another lazy Sunday at our house. Kids outside playing, hubby building me a ‘quilters pressing board’ (those are the terms I searched on Google when trying to find photos to show him what I wanted). And I’m alternating between … Continue reading

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