Gretchen

Author's details

Name: Gretchen Firestone
Date registered: September 6, 2012
URL: http://120blocks.com

Biography

I am a retired public school teacher and media specialist and University lecturer. Total retirement is new to me, but I'm adjusting.

Latest posts

  1. Craftsy Makers Black Friday Sale — August 18, 2017
  2. A Long Time Ago (AQS Post 1) — August 17, 2017
  3. Still Plugging Along — August 11, 2017
  4. Some Progress — July 31, 2017
  5. Yes, I Have Been Doing Some Sewing — July 27, 2017

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Aug 18

Craftsy Makers Black Friday Sale

Okay, that is what they’re calling it, but this sale lasts all weekend long. It started this morning at 12:01AM MST and ends Sunday August 20th at 11:59 PM MST. It features the lowest prices of the year on supplies to make gifts for the upcoming holidays. Click Here to take advantage of the sale …

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Aug 17

A Long Time Ago (AQS Post 1)

In a galaxy right here, I posted. Sigh. And I missed a Books on Monday. Double Sigh. About that Books on Monday thing, I think I will be taking a break from that for a while. I am just not feeling it at this point in time. I think there is just too much stuff …

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Aug 11

Still Plugging Along

I know that I haven’t been doing any blogging, but I have been sewing and quilting. Nothing too exciting, but something. For example: Another round on the second Rosette 2 for La Passacaglia is now complete.  And I made this month’s Saturday Sampler block – it is the third of the blue corner blocks. I …

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Jul 31

Some Progress

I have been getting a little bit done and making a little progress on various things. First, I did get about an hour in on the quilt in the living room frame that I’m hand quilting. No pictures there, but I really am hoping to get it done this calendar year. As of yesterday, the …

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Jul 27

Yes, I Have Been Doing Some Sewing

In the midst of the strangeness that is currently my life, I have actually been doing some sewing. For example, La Passacaglia Rosette 2 (the second one) now looks like this (note that it won’t be pressed until it is completed): Also, I got one of the projects from a class with Kimberly Einmo at …

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Jul 24

Books on Monday – Big City Bags

Welcome back to Books on Monday. This week we are looking at a book that has been around for a while – Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication by Sara Lawson. This book has been around for awhile and I reviewed her later book Windy City Bags but my sister gave me …

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Jul 20

Q3 Finish-Along: First Finish of the Quarter

Here’s my first finish for the quarter, my husband’s birthday gift. This is the only t-shirt quilt I will ever make so look well! I’ll let you feast on the pictures of the front and back before I start complaining. And here’s the back. If you knew my husband, you’d know that after God and …

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Jul 10

Books on Monday – The Fussy Cut Sampler

I’m sorry I missed the fourth Monday of last month, but July is a new month so here we are – back to Books on Monday! Today we are looking at The Fussy Cut Sampler: 48 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Fabrics by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo. The link below is an Amazon Affiliate link …

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Jul 07

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 3 – More Appliqué Than You’ll Ever See Me Do

This time we will look at some gorgeous appliqué quilts. And, as the title says, you will never see me do this much appliqué in one quilt or over a lifetime, unless something drastically changes. This first one is actually an in the hoop project from The Hoop Sisters. It is Sew and Seeds by …

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Jul 06

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2 – More Winners

Here are a few more quilts from the Winners’ Circle at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. Not all of these won ribbons, but they were located in the car museum that also housed the Winner’s Circle. There were two of these Gingerbread Village quilts. This one is by Patricia Welsh of Anderson, IN. It was quilted …

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