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What’s On The Design Wall: Flannel “Log Jam” Blocks

Continuing my series of posts on what is on the design wall… THE QUILTING HUSBAND IS BUSY AGAIN I had some of my blocks up on the design wall and Terry “The Quilting Husband” was getting impatient. He kept giving me subtle hints (and not too subtle hints) about moving my stuff off the design… Continue reading What’s On The Design Wall: Flannel “Log Jam” Blocks

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What’s on the Design Wall: Flannel Shirt Log Jamming

Check out Sassy’s related post on her blog Schnauzer Snips about her time napping in flannel shirt material  Okay, I promise – no more posts about log jamming for a while after this post…maybe. The log jamming continues and now I have a new recruit: If you read the post This is the Story of a Quilting… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: Flannel Shirt Log Jamming

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“Log Jamming”: The Sequel

This is a followup to my post What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming” : Last Tuesday evening I took the Log Jam Class at the Stitchin’ Post quilt shop, this time with the actual instructor, Jackie. Jackie is the Queen of the Log Jam (and a wonderful and fun instructor) and I picked up a… Continue reading “Log Jamming”: The Sequel

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What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming”

A couple of weeks ago I was scheduled to take a quilting class called “Log Jam“. Log Jam is an innovative way to rapidly create scrappy log cabin quilt blocks. If you are a new quilter or not a quilter, a “log cabin” block is a quilting block made by starting with a small center… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming”

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What’s on the Design Wall: Scrappy Log Cabin

I am getting ready for a “Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat“, which I share more about in tomorrow’s “ScrapHappy May” post, by starting a scrappy log cabin using my ridiculous collection of fabric scraps. I decided to limit myself to black, white, and gray fabric scraps. First I dug into the bag I have of “fabric… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: Scrappy Log Cabin

What's on the Design Wall

What’s On The Design Wall: Stonehenge Scrappy Freeform Log Cabin

I mentioned in my post Things to Do When You Have a Bad “Cold”, that I’ve been working on a scrappy improvisational “log cabin” block style quilt. I thought I would show you my progress on the piece so far. All I’ve done is lay the blocks out for now on my design wall, this… Continue reading What’s On The Design Wall: Stonehenge Scrappy Freeform Log Cabin

Beastie Adventures

Guest Blogger: Another new member in our Beastie Family!

We have another new member to our Beastie Family thanks to the amazing work of Helen of CrawCrafts Beasties! ZACH BEASTIE! This is tierneycreates Beastie guest blogging and in case you are new to this blog here is my standard blurb/background: My name is tierneycreates Beastie and I am a Monster, but the good kind of Monster. I was… Continue reading Guest Blogger: Another new member in our Beastie Family!

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Fun and Educational Activities to Drive the Indoor Blues Away (Guest Blogger Post)

Something for the awesome parents taking care of kids during the pandemic. A couple days ago Carrie@thespencersadventures.net reached out to me and stated: “For those days when it’s too hot or cold for my kids to play outside, I’ve amassed a pretty great library of activities that keep them entertained and educated. I’ve got arts… Continue reading Fun and Educational Activities to Drive the Indoor Blues Away (Guest Blogger Post)

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Pajama Sale and Finished Pieces

Annual “Pajama Sale” at the Stitchin’ Post Saturday November 11th was the annual PJ Sale at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. Each year I attend with quilting friends and last year I started bring Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) to the sale (as a bonus he drives there in the cold, dark and sometimes snowy weather… Continue reading Pajama Sale and Finished Pieces

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What’s on the Design Wall: Backlog

Not all quilters are like me: saddled with a backlog of projects. I know quilters who (they are freaks!) work on ONE project at time, seeing it through completion, and not starting another project until their current project is complete. My mind does not work that way. I am basically that golden retriever in the movie… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: Backlog

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Studio

Collaborative “Jamming”

I taught “The Quilting Husband”, Terry a couple months ago how to make log jam blocks. If you would like to know more about log jam blocks and “log jamming”, see these posts: What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming” “Log Jamming: The Sequel Terry, loaded with a box of color coordinated scraps I pre-selected,… Continue reading Collaborative “Jamming”

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More on the Blocks I Made at the Retreat and a Brief Tutorial

I realized didn’t share very many photos or details about the scrappy improvisational log cabin blocks I made at the Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat (link to all the posts related to this 5 day retreat) last week. During the retreat I “shopped” from my collection of brown, cream, yellow and gold scraps and selected this collection… Continue reading More on the Blocks I Made at the Retreat and a Brief Tutorial

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Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat Days 4 and 5

I decided not to drag out the rest of the story of the 5 day quilt retreat I held at my house last week with two long time friends who are quilters, so I am combining days 4 and 5 into one post. If you are just joining us the other three blog posts on… Continue reading Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat Days 4 and 5

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Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat Day 1

Monday May 15th was Day One of the 5 day long Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat I had at my house with two quilting friends (D and K) that I mentioned in the posts ScrapHappy May: Scrap Happy Retreat! and What’s on the Design Wall: Scrappy Log Cabin. Mike the Miniature Schnauzer had to go to pick up quilting… Continue reading Scrap Happy Quilt Retreat Day 1

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ScrapHappy May: Scrap Happy Retreat!

It’s the 15th of the month and time for my “ScrapHappy” post as part of the ScrapHappy group I belong. At the end of this post I have a link to the other blogs participating in this monthly event in case you’d like to check out their ScrapHappy posts. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post… Continue reading ScrapHappy May: Scrap Happy Retreat!

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Cat Approved Quilt

Recently I blogged about “baby approved” (well multiple kids in one family used the same quilt, so perhaps I should say “parent approved”) quilt in the post A Reminder on Why I Make Quilts; and Mike the Miniature Schnauzer discussed a “(multiple) dog approved” quilt in the post Guest Blog Post: Dog Approved. Well, just to be… Continue reading Cat Approved Quilt

What's on the Design Wall

What’s On the Design Wall: “Scraphenge”

This post is a follow up to my previous post What’s On The Design Wall: Stonehenge Scrappy Freeform Log Cabin, where I was using the freeform/improvisational log cabin block piecing technique – “log jamming” – to create a scrap quilt from my Northcott Fabrics Stonehenge line scraps. I completed all the blocks and was deciding on… Continue reading What’s On the Design Wall: “Scraphenge”

A Crafter's Life

Things to Do When You Have a Bad “Cold”

It’s cold outside in the Denver Metropolitan area (with snow on the ground) and I have a “cold”. I’ve put the word “cold” in quotes as I do not know if it is just your standard old fashioned winter cold, or our friend Omicron the COVID variant. Omicron, Omicroon, Omicruel, Omicrap, Omiramadingdong. Yup I so… Continue reading Things to Do When You Have a Bad “Cold”

What's on the Design Wall

What’s on the…Design Carpet

It’s been a while since I’ve added anything to my series of posts:   “What’s on the Design Wall”, about my current project up on my design wall. However as my tierneycreates Beastie shared in the post Guest Blogger: What the heck is going on here? , my studio is packed up and turned back into… Continue reading What’s on the…Design Carpet

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Quilt Retreats, Studio

Pillow Power!

I’ve completed the Pillow Project – 5 pillows are made: 4 for my living room and one for my studio. Several of the pillows I began at the recent quilting retreat I attended (see post The Pillow Project). If you are just joining us, this post is a follow up to these five posts (as… Continue reading Pillow Power!

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The Pillow Project

Continuing my series of posts about the annual May quilting retreat I attended with my Quilting Sisters in Vancouver, WA May 17 – 20. To read my previous posts about quilting retreats I’ve attended, see my post category – Retreats. Pulling Out the Old UFOs For this May’s annual quilting retreat I pulled out some… Continue reading The Pillow Project

A Crafter's Life

Random Follow-ups (Oct 2013 – Oct 2017)

To close out the tierneycreates 4th Year Blog Anniversary, I will randomly share random follows-ups on random posts from 2013 – 2017. It is not really a “the best of tierneycreates” it is more just “the random of tierneycreates”! If you’ve followed my blog the past 4 years it is likely you’ve never thought about… Continue reading Random Follow-ups (Oct 2013 – Oct 2017)

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Studio

Little Bits of Oregon Warmth

I finished the baby quilt I was making for a friend having her first baby. She has received it, and appears to really like it, so now I can post photos! I named the baby quilt – Little Bits of Oregon Warmth – it made from recycled flannel pieces from flannel quilts I have made or my quilting… Continue reading Little Bits of Oregon Warmth

A Crafter's Life

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Crafters (re-post)

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me about a really cool Stephen Covey themed workshop she attended at work. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, was definitely one of my most seminal/life-changing reads;  and one of my most precious books. At a previous job I led a series of workshops for… Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Crafters (re-post)

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What’s on the Design Wall (Need Your Help)

Check out Sassy the Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer’s blog on SchnauzerSnips, for her latest musings… BRIGHT COLOR!!! One of my blogging-buddies, Laura @ Create Art Every Day, recently asked me in response to my comment on one of her post: Have you ever done a quilt with lots of white or neutral (back)ground mixed with… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall (Need Your Help)