Nan (@nanmadequilts)

Nan

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

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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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Cheers to a kinder, gentler, and more creative month than January... πŸ’• #monthlymarker

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Took an oath today. One that I plan to keep AND it supports my fabric addiction!!! πŸ‘Š Doesn't get any better than that!! πŸ˜‰ Check out @designarmy if you need help deciding your pledge! #salutetodesign

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What do you do when you have too many WIPs? Why, start a new project, of course!! πŸ˜‰Can't wait to sew with these beauties ❀️ #newquiltproject #monamifabric #basicgrey #modafabric #showmethemoda #quilting

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Goodness! Thanks @yasminsmadewithlove for all the πŸ’— I'm flattered 😊

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Started my year off with a little charity sewing. These rice warmer bags will benefit cancer patients undergoing chemo at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah. Jessica @sawitloveditmadeit has organized this effort and I believe you still have time to participate if you'd like. Check her feed for all the details. Thanks Jessica for allowing me to play a small part in providing comfort & love to cancer patients!
#charitysewing2017 #ricebagwarmer #ricebags #charitysewing

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I love this idea! πŸ’• #monthlymarker

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I'm so glad I took the leap & joined IG in 2016 (on leap day πŸ˜‚) I've been so inspired by the incredible talent of this wonderful quilting community. Your kindness & encouragement has warmed my heart & motivated me to try new things & challenge myself every day. I can't wait to see what everyone makes in 2017!!! πŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ’• Happy New Year! πŸŽ†πŸ¦„πŸ’œπŸŽ†#2016bestnine #2016sewingbestnine #2016quiltingbestnine

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All 12 blocks of my #sunshinequilt πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’™ I can't even begin to tell you how much I learned this year from Leah. I had never attempted FMQ & had zero confidence & 100% fear in trying! All that has changed! I may not be great, I may be a little slow, but dang, I ain't afraid!! πŸ‘Š Great experience & instruction! Thanks Leah! 😘 @leahdayquilting #machinequiltingparty #blockpartyquilt #machinequiltingblockparty2016 #juki #jukilove

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Finished this Sun Explosion block last night! Trying desperately to finish all my blocks in 2016! This is the December block in Leah Day's machine quilting block party! I'll join the blocks next year but it's cool that they're already quilted!! 😎 @leahdayquilting #blockpartyquilt #sunshinequilt #machinequiltingparty #machinequiltingblockparty2016 #juki #jukilove #olfa #olfasplash

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And here are all my blocks for the #sugarblockclub πŸ’œI have had so much fun this year learning to make all these blocks! Thank you Amy! πŸ’• @stitcherydickory Don't think I'll get it sewn together in 2016 πŸ˜‰ but I've got Amy's #thequiltblockcookbook (LOVE it!!) to contemplate the different layouts in her book as I ring in the New Year! πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’œ #sugarblockclub2016 #sewmystash2016 #workingmystashoff #blockofthemonth #heatherbailey #heatherbaileyfabric #juki #jukilove

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December in the #sugarblockclub The Sugar Plum Forest block! Love the design Amy πŸ’œ @stitcherydickory I've had so much fun & learned so much this year!! #sugarblockclub2016 #sugarplumforestblock #foundationpaperpiecing #blockofthemonth #sewmystash2016 #workingmystashoff

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Block 11 'Glitter Star' of Leah Day's Machine Quilting Block Party. I had to piece this one 3 times! πŸ™„ maybe too much 🍷during the holidays? The good news is I only had to quilt it once!! πŸ‘Š #sunshinequilt #blockpartyquilt #machinequiltingparty #machinequiltingblockparty2016 @leahdayquilting #juki #jukilove

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Giving a little credit to my helpers both during (um, no way) and after the quilt making.... Hubby 😎checking to see if I've left him alone in a field πŸ˜‚ and sweet Cooper 🐱 making sure the quilt doesn't get away! Under Cooper I think you can make out the backing fabric. It's The Graduate Dream Big by Benartex/Kanvas fabrics. The positive & uplifting words were perfect for the newlyweds who received this quilt. Ok, I'll stop overgramming this quilt now! #sorrynotsorry πŸ˜‚#husbandsholdingquilts #catsonquilts #pixelatedheartquilt #daysailfabric #bonnieandcamille #modafabrics #showmethemoda #quiltsofinstagram #mainecoon #mainecooncat #mainecoonsofinstagram #benartex #kanvasfabric #benartexfabrics

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Thought I'd post another pic of my #pixelatedheartquilt since there won't be any more finishes this year! I love this outdoor garden bench photo. What you can't see are all the people staring at me wondering why I keep fussing with this thing πŸ˜‚ #whatisshedoing πŸ™„ #daysailfabric #bonnieandcamille #pepperedcotton #pixelatedheart #robertkaufman #aurifilthread #modafabrics #showmethemoda #blueelephantstitches #daysailquilt #quiltsofinstagram #pepperedcottons #quilting #juki #jukilove

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Block 10 'Diamond in the Sky' of Leah Day's machine quilting block party! A combo of walking foot & free motion quilting made this block super fun to quilt! Did I just say fun? Yep! My stress level with FMQ has really dropped since starting this BOM! Thx Leah!! πŸ’•. @leahdayquilting #blockpartyquilt #sunshinequilt #machinequiltingparty #machinequiltingblockparty2016 #juki #jukilove

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