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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, 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

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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thrifty quilting: how to piece batting

Like most quilters, I have acquired a large amount of randomly sized pieces of batting.  Every so often I remember that using up my batting scraps instead of buying brand new batting for a project leaves me more money for FABRIC, and then I get all responsible like my momma and I piece together my […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and nurturers out there!  I was lucky enough to wake up to my mommy (who sadly had to fly back out before lunch).  She taught me to appreciate all the crafty parts of life, like Halloween costumes made by hand and scrapbooks and quilts.  She was […]

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