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A Quilty Cannery

Bringing the best of the past into today

Welcome! It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this passion project of mine... chronicling a quarantine spent growing and preserving food and making quilts to keep the people I love warm and cozy up. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn, or a seasoned professional exploring new ideas, A Quilty Cannery is here to inspire. Check out the latest posts below.

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The Mad Hatter's Teapot!

Finally finished cutting out all the blocks for my Tula Pink tea party kit, and decided to start with the teapot blocks. The instructions...

Mad, Chaotic Stores

Today was a busy and chaotic day at Costco and Cub! It's the first Saturday of 2023, and with the New Year's holiday last weekend, and...

Introducing Queenie

On the last day of 2022, my new longarm machine arrived, with little fanfare, on the front porch! My husband was backing out of the...

The First Quilting Project of 2023

Over the holidays, I was sewing and listening to a recent two- part podcast from the Quilter On Fire. In episodes 97 & 98, she was...

Colorado Kites & Tea Parties

My younger sister and her family live in Denver, Colorado. I've spent a lot of time over the past 12 years traveling out to visit them...

Snow!

This winter has been very unusually. With la nina in effect, meteorologists expected the winter to leave with a burst of snow and cold...

Introducing the Q-Zone Queen Frame!

In early December, I finally did it! I ordered a longarm quilting machine and frame. Because they were having a huge sale, I was told it...

Senate Bean Soup

Ham Shanks make all the difference! On New Year's Day, we were supposed to join a soup potluck party at a friends, and I had a steamy pot...

The Quilts & Projects of 2022

A Year Spent in a Fabric Coma! Last year was a bit of a sewing production line for me! Here's a recap of what I believe are all of my...

2022 Quilting in Review

My temperature quilt is finished, and that means it's time for the year-end round of up my quilt and sewing projects, skills and tools. A...

2022 In Review! A Cannery Update

I definitely did not can as much this year as I did in the past two years, but I have continued to can, steadily, especially some of my...

Ugly (but delicious) Chicken

It's been a few years since I canned raw-packed chicken. They look a bit of a mess (see below), and are a hassle to clean the empty...

Shishito Peppers!

A few of the garden/homesteading YouTubers I follow all swear by blackened shishito peppers and a garlic aioli sauce (claiming it will...

A Snowy Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas! I'm sitting in my kitchen, making some holiday-inspired treats, listening to Christmas tunes, and looking out on a very...

A Pre-Holiday Update

My dear spouse has reminded me that I haven't posted in a while, so while I sit in the kitchen, enjoying some background soft Christmas...

Bossa Nova Block 6: The final block!

This is a very atypical color (well, series of colors) and pattern for me... and that might be why I am absolutely loving how it's...

Bossa Nova Block 5

And here it is, Bossa Nova Pineapple Quilt (A kit from Shabby Fabrics), block 5 of 6. I finished and got these sewed into the rows with...

Bossa Nova Pineapple Quilt, Block 4

And moving into the blues! Here is Block #4. The colors are really starting to pop, and we are 2/3 done! I decided against cutting all...

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