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    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 .

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Category Archives: quilts

Central Park Baby Quilt

This quilt has been a long time coming.  I had the patchwork strips sitting in a basket just waiting to be finished, but when I went to make them up into a quilt for my nieces, I felt like they needed something more. I added the border and then remembered the quilt that I was […]

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Sarah Jane Out to Sea Pirate Baby Quilt

One of my closest friends is having a baby boy next month, so this baby makes the cut–I dug into my precious Sarah Jane stash for his quilt! I love the Out to Sea line, and used it for the majority of this patchwork quilt, adding in another favorite, the yellow paper hats fabric from […]

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Dr Suess Quilt B

I’ve already shared one of the Dr Seuss quilts that I made for my nieces, but I realized that I never shared the second one!  This is Nic’s favorite by far, because he feels strongly that all quilts should be made with minky backs.  The panels are all from their momma’s favorite book.  If I […]

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Modern Crosses baby quilt

I finished the binding on this Joel Dewberry fabric modern crosses quilt last week.  I used some wool batting that I won for it, and I was very excited to see how it would wash up–I’ve heard so many great things about wool batting!  I was surprised that it shrank less than my usual cotton […]

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Dr Seuss Quilt A

I have been working on two Dr Seuss quilts for the Babies A and B that will be joining our family in the next month.  I finally finished the binding on this one this week!  (You can see an earlier stage in the process in this post here.) (I chose a bizarre aperture for these […]

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Summer Goals

This summer is a major respite from the otherwise insanity of trying to work and earn my nursing degree.  It will be brief, though, and this fall and spring semesters will likely drop me into the most serious time-juggling challenge of my life.  So I’m trying to do as many of the crafty things on […]

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