Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past: Quilt of December 2009

I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts. 

I had a busy December quilting in 2019.  I finished this quilt.  I think it was a 3 part mystery with Quiltmaker.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter design.  I think I went on gifted this to my brother.

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I was WAY into Civil War fabrics at the time…
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When I do these blasts for the past, I’m always a little sad as I only took about two or maybe three pictures of my quilts.  Now I take LOTS!!

I also finished this quilt.  It was a benefit quilt for the Fire Department.  It was made using Terry Atkinson’s pattern Slideshow.  You can read more about it HERE.

FiremanQuilt-1It used all fireman fabric that I got off the clearance rack.
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This was my backing.FiremanQuilt-back
I later went on and made another of these for my great nephew only baby sized.  Connie gifted some of the same fabric a couple years ago.  I’m now thinking that I should make another..the benefit is coming in March.  Hmm.

I finished this UFO…. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Quilts from November 2009

’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.

Today I thought I would show you the quilts I finished in November of 2009.

This was my Waverunner quilt.  Back in the day Victoria Findlay was blogging and not the known person she is now.  She was hosting a quilt along for this quilt.  The links and tutorials are all gone which is a bummer as seeing this quilt has me thinking I’d love to make one again.  It was so fun to make.

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I think this quilt had me first introduced to improv quilting.

The sad thing about this quilt, I ended up giving it to my great niece Rhyleigh.  Just a couple days after her first birthday she died from SIDS.  It’s hard for me to believe that she would be nine this year.  How could the time have gone so quickly?

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I’m kind of kicking myself because I only took THREE pictures of this quilt.  I want to see more pictures!!  What can I say, I was new to blogging then.

You can read more about his quilt HERE.

UPDATE:  Two blog readers let me know the tutorial is still available for the wave runner quilt.  It can be found HERE.

Here’s another quilt I finished…. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Salsa

I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.

Salsa was taking up my time in September of 2009.  I think that was the year I expanded the garden at the farm and had the best garden I’ve ever had.

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I gave my salsa recipe out in THIS POST.

I gave my recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup HERE.

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Oh I love making and canning salsa when I have a lot of uninterrupted time.

Back then I was only working on my website Making Learning Fun.  I could work on it as I wished and play as I wished.  Salsa day was definitely a play day.  It sounds pretty leisurely but trust me, I was still working 40 hours a week on the website but…I did the hours when it worked for me.  I loved that and wish that someday, I could go back to more of that style of job, but not yet.

Nowadays I still make the soup but I leave out the tortilla strips.  I loved them in the soup but they are filled with carbs and not the best thing for a girl who shouldn’t have a lot of carbs.

I also wrote about Kramer’s scheme to do the canning outdoors…. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Matthew’s Quilt

I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.

I thought I’d show off a quilt I made in September of 2009 in today’s post.

I was working on a baby quilt…I was asking sashing advice HERE.

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…here’s what I ended up with. Continue reading