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. Q3 Finish-Along: First Finish of the Quarter — July 20, 2017
  2. Books on Monday – The Fussy Cut Sampler — July 10, 2017
  3. Shipshewana Quilt Festival 3 – More Appliqué Than You’ll Ever See Me Do — July 7, 2017
  4. Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2 – More Winners — July 6, 2017
  5. Fourth of July Sew-In Results — July 5, 2017

Author's posts listings

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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Jul 05

Fourth of July Sew-In Results

Most of the weekend I sort of avoided sewing. I know that part of the reason for that was the project I really needed to be working on – the t-shirt quilt. I had done one block already and all the t-shirts were fused and trimmed but… so not excited to do this. Yesterday, I …

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Jul 03

Q3 Finish-Along Goals (or suggestions)

Now that the second quarter is behind us, it is time for me to decide what it is I’m hoping to finish this quarter. I usually pick five things or so. This year I’ve finished two each quarter, which honestly feels like a lot. Here are my goals for this quarter: Finish my husband’s t-shirt …

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Jun 30

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 1 – Fangirling

Last Friday, three friends and I went to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. This was the second time that Carolyn and I have gone down for the day. Amy and Stephanie joined us this year and a good time was had by all. There will be a few posts on this trip over the next couple …

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Jun 30

The Craftsy Class Sale

The Craftsy Class Event is going on now, as long as you are reading this before July 4, 2017, 11:59 Mountain Time. And, yes, that says all the classes are under $20. (The fine print from Craftsy: *Not valid for classes from our special Startup Library series or classes from our partner, The Great Courses. Offer …

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Jun 28

Finish Number Two for Quarter Two

I’m pretty sure that I could spend many minutes apologizing for my absence, but you aren’t here to read whiny stuff, so let’s get to the good stuff! I finished another quilt! Really. And it’s a wedding gift for a wedding that is not until July 15! I’m on top of it! I’ve handed it …

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Jun 09

I’m Still Here

Okay, the third time should be the charm, right? I’ve already written this post twice and had it not post. I updated WordPress today and I’m wondering if that is the problem. We will see! I am so sorry that I haven’t posted an update sooner. I’ve been doing a bit in the sewing room, …

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