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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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Bossa Nova Pineapple Quilt Block 3

Progress is continuing on the Bossa Nova pineapple quilt! Here is block 3: Using the ruler has made this a lot easier, but is not error...

A Thanksgiving Canning & Garden Recap

This year, Thanksgiving was bigger than originally planned, and so it was a great opportunity to make some homemade stock and make some...

A Fun & Tasty Thanksgiving

This year, we thought it was just going to be the two of us, so we picked up Cornish Game Hens (as we don't like turkey all that much,...

The Bossa Nova Pineapple Quilt: Block 2

The quilt progresses! Five of Block 2 (a purple/pink color way) have been added to five of Block 1s, which are more orange/red/pink. ...

Bossa Nova: Block 1

In this technique, you start with a 2.5" center square, and do 8 rounds of adding 1 3/4" strips of fabric in varying lengths to the four...

Preparing A Quilt Kit

The kit from Shabby Fabrics is well prepared. Each different color way of the blocks is individually packed in clear bags, with a color...

Olivia's Cat's Cradle: Molly Approved

This past week, we finally finished up Olivia's first quilt, and she did an amazing job! She hand turned the binding (and did a...

One last warm weekend!

The temperature here in Minnesota hit the upper 70's this weekend, which is astonishing for the end of October! So it was time for one...

Squash Extravaganza 2022

Today, I got an email from Pahl's for the CSA members, letting us know that we could take as many squash as we want for a $10 payment.......

Sew Spooky!

It's October, so it's time for the special, seasonal "Sew Spooky" box from Fat Quarter Shop. This year's box included a petit layercake...

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

The weather has definitely turned to autumn and this week marks the end of the CSA and Farmer's markets. I picked up one last pile of...

MBH4: The Top is Done!

On Saturday, I sewed on the final borders on the quilt and took it down to the Longarmer (Wildflower Quilt Co.) for machine quilting...

Our Favorite Pizza at Home

Over the past few months, we've been working on trying to perfect making pizza at home (though not fully homemade, because we have some...

Soup's On!

The weather is slowly getting colder, and it's raining today. The leaves are carpeting the lawn, and it's time for sweaters and soothing...

No CSA in 2023!

As we started the tear-out of our garden this past weekend, my gardening partner-in-crime and I talked about our harvests, our gardening...

The last of the pumpkins for 2022

Autumn weather has finally come to Minnesota. Last night, it got down to the low 30's (though not yet freezing level) and it's time to...

The end of the garden season

It's early October, and the weather is supposed to get down to 34 degrees Fahrenheit today, and the front garden is looking pretty droopy...

Tomato-Vegetable-Beef Soup

As we got through the week (the penultimate week with the CSA shares and the last harvests from the garden), my fridge was filling up...

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