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liberty of london hexagon wall quilt

When my husband and I traveled to London in the spring of 2012, a trip to the Liberty of London flagship store was obviously a must on my to-see list. As a souvenir of my visit, I purchased a packet of precut Liberty Tana Lawn hexagons, prepped and ready for English paper piecing.

As I traveled over the next several months (and years!), I stitched together linen-cotton half hexagons, solid white...
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star blossoms mini quilt

When my husband and I went to London last year, I brought along an English paper-piecing project to work on during the plane ride and down time in the city (you can see the start of it here).

In the months that followed, I continued to work on it, and this past fall, I finally finished it.

I used Rachel's Star Blossoms tutorialas my starting point, and decided to make each star monochromatic,...
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quilt market

Detail from Melody Miller's booth at the 2012 International Quilt Market, Houston

This past weekend, I went to Quilt Market for the very first time for work. It was a quick trip (and I only managed to take one picture!), but I did see many exciting, soon-to-be released fabric collections, discover a few new fabric companies (like this one, out of Japan), meet friendly people, and buy a few things...
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new york food

While in New York City for work this week, I managed to eat some delicious food:

Vanilla latte from Stumptown Coffee, located in the lobby of my hotel

Huge sesame bagel from Brooklyn Bagel, devoured on a bench on The High Line, the perfect place to eat breakfast. 

Pork tacos from Choza

The most delicious zucchini and mozzarella sandwich from 'wichcraft

A much-needed vanilla custard cone from Shake Shack, eaten on a shaded bench in Madison Square Park just before leaving for the airport.
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A few snapshots from our recent trip to London:

View from the London Eye
Thai chook pie and mash from Pieminister
Liberty fabrics from Shaukat & Co.
Cute car in our neighborhood
New scarf from Spitalfields Market

Vintage hankie from The Shop
Afternoon tea at the Saatchi Gallery
English paper piecing project
Pretty tray from Liberty
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