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I better be back soon and make post more often.

How I love Heather Mulder’s line and designs.  I cant wait for her new line to come out, looks like sometimes in early spring???  Anyway, I loved the design of her quilt using the new line of fabric: http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/3432/.  I would assume that pattern will be available in books or single packet in future.  I just HAVE TO try and make those blocks which will be perfect for my king bed as we are in need of second king sized quilt in bright cherry color.  I did the math and figures.  I did make similar recantage blocks for my other project so I did math and cut them then post on my quilt felt wall to see how it turn out.  It turns out great!!! I need to make 15 more similar blocks but different variety of fabrics from blossom line by Bonnie and Camille.  Let me show you the picture of my experiemental block

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Please dont ask me for the measurement or size of that block because I would assume Heather may make it available in her online store and I really believe her books or pattern packs have better quality of direction and all.  I will not hint or anything of what size of this pattern.  I want to respect Heather for all her hard work into her project with love and passion. She also have some books/patterns available for sale online:  http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/single-patterns/

I love two of her patterns, I will have to buy very soon:

Diamond Diva

Sweet Pea

Thank you to those fabric designers and patterns writers for inspiration and their hard work.  Or I will still be stuck in acient quilt days…


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This is also a belated Valentine gift to my husband Brad, eventhough he had watched the quilt work in progress.  He loved the choices of colors and design of pattern.  This pattern can be found in the book “Simplify- Quilts for the Modern Home” by Camille Roskelley.  It can be purchased online for 19.95, click here.  I LOVE this book!!! so clear n simple!!! Her fabrics are very addicting!  I cant wait for Ruby line to come in my favorite quilt shop.

For Brad’ quilt, I used Moda’s Sweetwater “Pure” – It has perfect combo of love and mascline (because of colors). 

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Sorry the pictures are not that wonderful, I used my iPhone instead of Nikon because I had my iPhone in my hand and just snap them and post them.  I just dont feel like to dig for my Nikon, recharge and all.  Been a little long while since the last post.

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Like almost every quilters are dreamers and filled of creative mind along with long list of future or ideas to do a quilt project.  I have my own long list, in my mind… often when I buy fabrics… I would say oh that can be good for a wall quilt or my king size bed and I bought those batch to do a project or two.

Now I will share what I am hoping to make two quilts, from Simplify book by Camille at http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/

With cotton blossoms line, I would love to try make as shown in picture

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I am so excited that line of fabric to come out in a couple of months

I love the art work and colors of that fabric line. I will keep my eyes peeled for that line to show up in quilt shops.

For now, I will share a picture or two of quilt I made with older fabric line by Heather Mulder Peterson

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Finally I can upload picture to this blog from iPhone. It is a baby quilt for my friend. Gotta to mail this out soon. I finished that quilt well over a month ago! More posts with pics of quilts I just made recently to come soon

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Upload pics on my post for couple of weeks.  I need to get my husband to figure out why…

So far, I have been browsing some quilters’ blogs and do some sewing in between my efforts to post pics…

I am sooo thrilled to find a post how to do straight line for machine quilting because I have some uneven feed on couple quilts and wondered how those quilters’ quilts look so perfect and even… now I found out how, here is the link:


I am going to explore and see I have a happy result with my straight line machine quilting.  Gotta run and get some painters’ tape.

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This URL will go to this blog.  I no longer doing webpages at www.holtgallery.com but had redirected this domain name to this blog.  My life will be more simpler and will update this blog more often.

anyway, a couple pictures to post…


Top made by my friend Laurel and I machine quilted then we donated to JMS parents community organization for auction at their annual fall festival

heres close up…


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