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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

the case of the unblogged quilt

I made this one last year and never got around to blogging it.  A simple patchwork tied quilt with a fleece back. And another little project–a gift for a friend’s little boy.  A coloring book tote.

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2013’s first finished quilt

I hinted at this trip around the world quilt way back last summer and had the top done for MONTHS before knocking this thing out.  I am in love with my orange gamble of a binding.  My mom and I hand sewed this binding on in one evening (while watching Homeland) because when you come […]

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retreat

This weekend was my favorite 48 hour period of the year: my guild’s retreat. Deciding what to work on is the hardest part.  So many fun projects, so little time.  I prioritized a brand new project I’d been dreaming of–joining the Scrappy Trip trend.  I thought it would be the coolest thing in the world […]

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progress

I think if I can snag another 2 hours to work on this project tomorrow I’ll be able to finish this top!

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look at that, 2013!

Look at me go!  The first week of the new year and I’m actually working on one of my goal quilts! I had planned to make an improv log cabin quilt out of this Children at Play line and had 9 blocks started.  Realizing that my original plans weren’t so realistic I decided to just […]

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quilts

You’d be forgiven for assuming that I don’t actually quilt anymore!  But I actually have been quilting occasionally, I just keep forgetting to blog about it! This farm fresh quilt was finished a couple of months ago, but I photographed it for the first time last night.  I didn’t edit the photos at all because […]

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