Nan (@nanmadequilts)

Nan

Cat Mom 🐱, animal lover, new quilter, fabric hoarder, and Juki lover πŸ’•

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My very 1st time piecing curves!! A little tedious but πŸ’œthe outcome! This is Sugarplum, Block 4 of #thequiltblockcookbook πŸ“šNeed to make 2 more blocks from Amy's book for the plan I have cooked up for my #sugarblockclub quilt. Shhhh, it's a secret ( #notreally #idontknowwhatimdoing ) πŸ™ƒ #learningnewthings #curvedpiecing #curvenewbie #sugarblockclub2016 #sewmystash2017 #juki #jukilove

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So maybe I have too much stress in my life right now ... understatement of the year πŸ™„... but I finally conquered this little beauty after 3 nights of frustration. Lesson learned- keep working your "stuff" & something beautiful will happen. Too much? Well, check out the 2nd pic - can you even believe those πŸ¦‹lined up perfectly at that seam?? 😳 Me neither. #totallyunexpected In fact, I didn't even notice until my final pressing. A gentle (or slap on the forehead for me) reminder that there are wonderful things happening behind the scenes (seams 😜) when you least expect them. Trust in the journey instead of focusing on what you believe is the destination. πŸ’œ Sorry so deep & real today. #sorrynotsorry This is Shine, Block 4 of Amy Gibson's awesome #thequiltblockcookbook #breathedeeply #trustinthejourney πŸ’œ

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The newest addition to my sewing room ... the Skarsta adjustable height table from Ikea! I'm in LOVE! πŸ’— Seriously, this table is da bomb! πŸ’£I was going to get the super cute Linnmon adj height table but when we stopped in Ikea to pick it up, this awesomeness was set up right next to it & I couldn't contain myself! πŸ€— This one has a hand crank so I don't need to ask hubby to help me raise or lower! You can install the crank on the left or right & it slides under the table when not in use. It's perfect for cutting βœ‚οΈ No more back pain from leaning over to cut fabric for hours! Bonus that the IKEA boxes all fit in my car, even with all our vacation luggage! Thank goodness you didn't have to watch me crawling around the inside of my packed car measuring with Ikea's paper tape to see if it would fit 🀣 #iwantanotheronealready #nomorebackpain #ikea #skarsta #sewingroom #sewingtable #cuttingtable

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Are you kidding me? #iwantchroma to make ALL the things!!! πŸ’•#alisonglass

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It's #bathtime for these 2 today πŸ› whether one of them likes it or not 😹 Happy #tongueouttuesday #tot πŸ±πŸ‘…πŸ± #mainecoonsofinstagram #mainecooncorner #mainecoon #mainecooncat #mainecoon_feature #ragdollsofinstagram #ragdollcat #ragdollcatsofinstagram #catlover #catsofinstagram

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I *think* I'm going for 5 rows of 5 blocks. So I need to add a couple blocks to my #rkblockswap group. Made this cutie today & just had to share! I πŸ’›the ugly ducklings πŸ₯🐦πŸ₯🐦 #raspberrykissblock

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So call me lame... but when I opened my #rkblockswap pkg yesterday, I was so excited but could NOT keep Hershey 🐱off of them! The little monster 🐱even ran off with my York peppermint patty!! I got it back 😜 Anyway, I saw the cute labels on some of the other swappers posts & thought I didn't get one ☹️ But then this same little Hershey 🐱monster ran off with @craftycop cute Thank You tag! So I ran after him πŸˆπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈand when I got it away from him, There It Was!! The cutest quilt label!! On the back!! Whew! Thx Jessica πŸ’• #quiltersrock #quiltyfun #crazycat

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Woo-hoo! They've arrived!! I ❀️ALL my awesome #rkblockswap blocks! Thx Jessica @craftycop for such a fun swap (my 1st)! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Thx to all you talented makers for beautiful blocks! πŸ’•And special thx to Jessica & her super devoted swap crew for all your hard work! πŸ‘ŠNow to add my test blocks & decide on a layout! Also, please let me know if you made the cute strawberry block (top left corner) so I can tag you! Side note: hubby was especially relieved the blocks arrived today as he was not looking forward to hanging out with #crankypants tonight πŸ™„πŸ˜‚#happymail #funmail #raspberrykissblock #quiltersrock #quiltyfun

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Hello May! One of my favorite flowers & favorite color! πŸ’œ A month filled with hope!! #itsgonnabemay #inmybackyard #ilovewisteria #monthmarker #wisteria #monthlymarker

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Finished!! You might need sunglasses 😎 to enjoy this bright happy quilt but I love it! This is my Sunshine β˜€οΈ Surprise quilt! I joined Leah Day's Machine Quilting Block Party last year to learn free motion quilting. Since all the quilting was done each month on the new block, it didn't take long to join the blocks & bind it. Leah's instructions & videos were straight forward & easy to follow, pulling this novice out of her comfort zone & into the world of free motion quilting. Thx for all the encouragement Leah! πŸ’• @leahdayquilting #youcanseethisfromspace #spotitamileaway #sunshinequilt #machinequiltingparty #blockpartyquilt #machinequiltingblockparty2016 #juki #jukilove #freemotionquilting #domesticmachinequilting #machinequilting

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@quiltersharon Thx for all the IG 🐱love!! πŸ’•πŸ±πŸ’•

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#happymail day!!! πŸ“¦ I had to have this Creative Grids Stripology ruler after seeing what a timesaver it is for other quilters. Now that I have it, I must admit I'm a little intimidated 😱 I'd love to hear your tips, tricks, advice for mastering this ruler and/or how to keep all my fingers βœ‚οΈπŸ– 😜 #rulerchallenged #iwanttokeepmyfingers #creativegrids #stripologyruler #quiltingtools #creativegridsrulers

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Our airbnb hostess surprised us with this cute platter of shortbread cookies! Yum πŸ˜‹Great cookies & a great tournament this year! β›³οΈπŸŒοΈβ›³οΈBut it still wasn't the same without Arnie πŸ˜ͺ ... #arniesarmy #atraditionlikenoother @themasters #augustanational #arnoldpalmer #themasters2017 #themasters #vacation

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I love this tree even though it's trying to kill me. πŸ’• Be gentle April. #inmybackyard #yoshinocherry #allergyseason #pollensucks #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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Yay!! My blocks for the #rkblockswap are finally on their way to @craftycop πŸ’› It's been so fun & inspiring to see all the different blocks for this swap! #raspberrykissblock

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Umm, not helpful Cooper... Finally some much needed sewing time (aka mental health day). Making progress on my #raspberrykissblock for the #rkblockswap that is, until Cooper decided it was "Cooper time" πŸ’•πŸ±πŸ’• #mainecoon #mainecoonsofinstagram #mainecooncat #catlover

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The rare selfie and my new favorite shirt! Happy International Women's Day! #internationalwomensday #womensrights #humanrights #peace

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Ok, final test block 3. I'm too slow to do 50 test blocks like our fearless leader @craftycop πŸ˜‰ So fellow swappers, can you tell me which you prefer? 1, 2, or 3? 1 & 3 are both the purple AG centers and number 2 is AG yellow center X. Pretty sure I have a favorite but LOVE your expert opinions!! Thx!! πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œ #rkblockswap #raspberrykissblock

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Another test block! I'm loving this one! πŸ’› Opinions fellow swappers? I really adore the mice on bikes 🐭🚲🐭(Lizzy House) that @craftycop suggested I take a look πŸ‘€ at! Thanks for the sample Jessica 😊I want all the mice now!! πŸ’•πŸ­πŸ’• #rkblockswap #raspberrykissblock

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A sure sign of Spring! One of my favorite flowers since childhood. They make me smile & dream of carefree days πŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸ’› #monthlymarker

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You're too kind @mrseshandmade πŸ’• Thanks for all the IG πŸ’—

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A finished quilt top! This is my 'Mon Ami Cartwheels in the Garden' quilt. Fastest finish for me. Ever. (I'm a new quilter, I can say that) I've loved this cute pattern since seeing it in the Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly magazine, Fall 2014 issue! For some reason the gardens of Paris and the game of boules made me think Moda's Mon Ami fabric was perfect for this quilt! Along with kitties 🐱 on bicycles 🚲! What?! Tres magnifique! 😘 This pattern (by Tammy Vonderschmitt @nithaystack ) is really fun & goes together quickly. Still need to decide on backing but I have a bunch of HSTs to inspire me... Bonus! #husbandsholdingquilts #monamifabric #basicgrey #modafabric #showmethemoda #basicgreyfabric #basicgreygrunge @fonsandporter #fonsandporter #quiltingquickly #cartwheelsinthegardenquilt #sewmystash2017 #juki #jukilove

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Test block done βœ… BUT I'm not feelin' the outer LV. Opinions on the inner LV polka dots? I think I like that one & of course I'm keeping the center X! Please don't hold back fellow swappers! I can handle your opinions!! Thx! πŸ’œ #rkblockswap @craftycop #raspberrykissblock

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Cooper 🐱approved fabric for the #rkblockswap but what do my fellow swappers think? The pale gray w white polka dots is for the inner LV. Fabric closest to Cooper is for the outer LV and is a pretty small scale print & hard to get a good pic of! And obviously the fabric furthest from Cooper's claws is my center 'x' fabric πŸ˜‰

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Why is #chainpiecing so wildly fun?? Is it because you feel like one with your machine? πŸ€” unfortunately, I don't feel the same about pressing all these bad boys & trimming them to size! πŸ˜¬βœ‚οΈ and #whereistheironemoji ... #monamifabric #newquiltproject #basicgrey #modafabric #showmethemoda #quilting #basicgreygrunge #basicgreyfabric #juki #jukilove

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My very first mini!!! I πŸ’—it! Great little sew-along to #spreadtheloveoninstagram πŸ’• I may just have mini fever now πŸ€’πŸ˜‰ Pattern: #iheartyoumini by @cluckclucksew ... #sewmystash2017 #workingmystashoff @hawthornethreads #htwipit #cluckclucksew #juki #jukilove

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