Needles and a Pen » Knitting, Sewing, and Nursing School

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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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after taking on the y seams…

Another peek at my Pillow Talk Swap pillow front. The Y seams just about killed me, but now that I have a couple of days distance, I think they were worth it!

(Tip:  I was a little nervous about doing such difficult piecing with linen, so I starched it until it resembled a french fry and it behaved just as well as a normal quilting cotton after that.)

nicke - my gracious! that is stunning traci! i need to make one of these for myself.

alexis - gorgeous!

Nicci P - Beautiful…it looks perfect!

Tania - Hi Traci, I think it is absolutely gorgeous, and your colours are divine, really beautiful xx

Fran - Wow! Just gorgeous! I could NEVER make one of those! Amazing!

A.J. Dub - WOW! I mean WOW! SO very gorgeous! Y seams!!! Yikes! Great job!

Jacey - Seriously? I love this to bits. I really want to try it for myself.

Audrey - It is beautiful! I love the description of the french fry fabric, too.:)

Alli - It’s beeyoooootiful!

Natalie J - I’m so impressed! Beautiful work. I aspire to be as accomplished one day! 🙂

Jenniffier - Wow. That is just wonderful.

Peggyann - Simply stunning. I have ever liked stars before. Until now.

I will be working with linen, for the first time….a double wedding ring, all hand pieced. For my daughters wedding in June.

Looking for any hints working with linen, did you pre-wash?

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