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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

a quilt for my goddaughter!

My very first godbaby is expected next month, and so a quilt was most certainly in order!  It’s back with me right now to get its label, so I remembered to grab a picture of it this time!  I used the charm pack quilt pattern from Oh Fransson and the Just Wing It line from […]

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tumbler quilt

This quilt originated last winter, when I pulled a stack of fabrics for Ellie’s stroller quilt but realized they clashed with her stroller.  I loved the colors together, and with the tumbler die from Accuquilt and my friend’s borrowed cutter, this quilt was born!  The top went together quickly, and I decided I wanted to […]

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WIP: wonky crosses, joel dewberry style

I bought a few fat quarters on the new Joel Dewberry heritage line on complete impulse.  I think it’s because I didn’t covet them for long before their release (and am really not even sure that I love them now) that I hacked into them so quickly.  I want to sew something with them quickly […]

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summer’s end quilt

This quilt has been in the works for a while, and in my head I’d deemed it our ‘end of summer/early fall’ quilt.  It’s primarily made from a charm pack of American Jane Happy Campers, and I will allow myself the disclaimer that this isn’t my first choice for binding.  But it’s leftover from a […]

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Heather’s quilt

I have been wanting to make my famously cold sister-in-law a quilt for a long time, but couldn’t decide on a pattern or fabrics.  I wanted something that would fit in with the style of their home, but struggled to think of something modern enough.  I decided that the FRMQG solids challenge (use at least […]

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