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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


DONE! I’m SO happy with this quilt.  From the fabric (Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios), to the quilting thread (a shimmery silver/grey) and design (perfect waves), and even the binding (which I managed to get on without too … Continue reading

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Truckin’ Along

I quilted the Trucks quilt on Saturday, but I cannot bring myself to lay it out and cut off all the excess.  It’s 90×90 so you’ll understand why! It may be a weekend project. It looks like such a mess! … Continue reading

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Sunday, lazy Sunday

I had help adding to my stash this week. Gretchen went back to SR Harris and picked me up these super cute Geekly Chic glasses by Riley Blake:   She also picked up some Swinging Girls Sherbet Pips for herself … Continue reading

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Triple Barn Star Goodness

While perusing Craftsy one day I came across the Triple Barn Star kit and knew I wanted to make it.  And although the fabrics she used in the quilt aren’t my usual ‘style’, I bought the kit and am so … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash, Bee Blocks, and Finish #2

Happy Super Lazy Sunday! At least that’s how it has been at my house today.  Some early spring snow is falling, kids are watching movies, then playing with friends, and I was able to get some sewing done. I actually … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash – Worth the Drive

Gretchen started texting me photos of fabric from SR Harris fabric outlet yesterday, so I decided to take a little road trip up there myself today. After a quick stop at IKEA to pick up a few things (RASKOG cart … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady

Wins the race, right? Can you name that fabric? I dug this out when I saw that Amanda of The Linen Fox announced on Instagram that she’s going to be doing an QAL of The Inside Out/Plus quilt (Cluck Cluck Sew). … Continue reading

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Swim Team Sunday Stash

Saw these fantastic fat ladies and HAD to pick them up!  They may become drawstring bags, I’m not sure yet.   It’s Swim Team by Windham Fabrics. So stinking cute!!

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Sunday Stash Blues

I ordered the back and binding for the Trucks quilt this week. The light blue with dark blue flowers is the back, and the dark blue with light blue flowers is the binding. I pieced the back on Friday so it’s … Continue reading

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Wordless Wesnesday WIP

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