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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 .

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Category Archives: quilts

Ellie’s baby quilt

Ellie’s baby quilt was my first ‘breaking the rules’ quilt.  I started small–just breaking the “quilt finishing” rules that I hate anyway.  I didn’t use batting or binding–just made the top from a Moda charm pack, slapped some bright pink fleece on the back, ran a couple of lines of quilting through it and called […]

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Because three blogs just aren’t enough.

I have been in love with fabric since I first stepped into Aunt Jemimah’s fabric shop in Lancashire as a 13 year old American living in England.  While other kids were out doing immeasurably cool teenage things, my sister and I were stealing my mom’s quilting class book and using our allowances to build our […]

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