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September 26, 2016
Blogger's Quilt Festival Modern Quilt Category!! from Sew Psyched

Amy of Amy's Creative Side is holding the Fabulous Blogger's Quilt Festival this week!! Modern Dresden by SewPsyched! Pattern is copyright protected.  I am entering Modern Dresden, my Quilt Con 2016 entry, into the Modern Quilts category. How do you think it will do???  She was washed at least 3 times before she went to Quilt Con, and I love her wrinkly texture. I've

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Free pattern: Hexie Christmas Tree Skirt from Craft Gossip

hexie-tree-skirt-free-patternAnn Hammel of On Point is set to save you from yet another year of Christmas tree skirt doldrums with this jolly project. First she creates red, green, and white hexagons, then sews them together to make a larger hexagon shape that will make any room feel cozy.

Click to get the know-how.

Make a Hexie Christmas Tree Skirt, by Ann

{Image credit: On Point}

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My Zebra from Wendy's Quilts and More

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to attend a class with Juliet van der Heijden, who you might know as the Tartan Kiwi. This is what I made - a 20" zebra mini quilt.


We spent the day learning some tips and tricks for foundation paper piecing and working on our zebras.  Our aim was to make Juliet's 20" zebra pattern and by the end of the day we had got this far:

that's Juliet's on the left - the class sample.

I came home and continued to work on mine while I still had the ideas ...

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Bloggers Quilt Festival - Sun City (Scrappy Category) from Sew Preeti Quilts

Sun City is my second entry to the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side.  I have entered Sun City in the in the Scrappy Category.



I made Sun City as my response to my Guild President's Challenge - Log Cabin Revisited. The rules were simple - no  more than 24" square, must use either black or white, and any variation of log cabin was acceptable.




Sun City is composed primarily of log cabin blocks. The strips are cut at 1", and finish at 1/2".  This small quilt was fraught with big challenges, which I have ...

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365 Circles Progress from Blended Fabric Quilts | Good Earth Quilting | Organic Quilting Cotton

My little wee project of 365 Circles is becoming like a tiny dynamo sumo wrestler!

Its pushing me farther into more hand stitching and its singing me songs of inspiration.


When I first heard about 365 Circles.

I was more curious than excited about appliqueing on that many circles!


But then, I started playing and soon, I was sewing and appliqueing away with the best of them.

I discovered I really like circles.

I discovered that circles are more inspiring because of simplicity of the shape.

I really love the spin off tiny circles.


This is only about one third ...

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365 Circles Progress from Good Earth Quilting

My little wee project of 365 Circles is becoming like a tiny dynamo sumo wrestler!

Its pushing me farther into more hand stitching and its singing me songs of inspiration.


When I first heard about 365 Circles.

I was more curious than excited about appliqueing on that many circles!


But then, I started playing and soon, I was sewing and appliqueing away with the best of them.

I discovered I really like circles.

I discovered that circles are more inspiring because of simplicity of the shape.

I really love the spin off tiny circles.


This is only about one third ...

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Stitchin’ Pretty from On The Go Quilting

My slow stitching this lovely Sunday was intended to be the ‘W” of the Let It Snow Mystery QAL over at Buttermilk Basin.

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However, I was working on my Oh Christmas Tree QAL that I haven’t touched for a few weeks and decided I needed to get further along in that project.  Yesterday I stitched most of the ornaments and birds to the background.  This was done by machine stitching and went more quickly than I expected.  A few fell off (they were stapled) while I was handling the piece so they will be hand-stitched in place.

I decided ...

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Stitchin’ Pretty from Quilter in Motion

My slow stitching this lovely Sunday was intended to be the ‘W” of the Let It Snow Mystery QAL over at Buttermilk Basin.

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However, I was working on my Oh Christmas Tree QAL that I haven’t touched for a few weeks and decided I needed to get further along in that project.  Yesterday I stitched most of the ornaments and birds to the background.  This was done by machine stitching and went more quickly than I expected.  A few fell off (they were stapled) while I was handling the piece so they will be hand-stitched in place.

I decided ...

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Ruth McDowell's Blue Moon Chicken Quilt from Selvage Blog


I love how Ruth McDowell chooses fabrics for her wonderful quilts. She has this one listed for sale on her website at $1,400. Want to learn how she makes them? See her most recent book (pictured below) here: Piecing: Expanding the Basics



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Stained Glass 2 Appliques 1 from Virtual Quilter

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Love it!

There are not many virtual quilts in this or any of the other Stained Glass project files.

I am going to show one from each over the next few days, in the hope that I will empty all the files of unseen designs … then I will allow myself to start a new project file, with the updated blocks, which are ready and waiting.

I will not start the new file until these are empty. I will not start the new file until these are empty … I must be strong.

At least new virtual projects won’t take up ...

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Making Merry: Poinsettia Quilt Pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts

What a great week this is shaping up to be, because we’re starting it off with the next Making Merry pattern! Poinsettia is a sweet flower-esque block using four different prints to highlight the different shapes formed by the half-square triangles.

Poinsettia quilt pattern cover

This time, Poinsettia includes instructions for setting your block on point. The finished block sizes are the same as always – 6″, 12″, 18″, 24″ and 36″, but setting it on point adds some more size to that, making a great table topper for example. Talking of which, want to know a fun fact about the finishing instructions for ...

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Attempting My Largest Quilt Ever. from The Creative Side

After making many quilts for others, I decided to try one for myself :)  Eventually this mint, pink, black, gold and white fabric will turn into a large queen sized quilt.



Affiliate Discloser: Time to time I may share a link to shops or products that I love. I may be compensated in exchange for you clicking on these links and making a purchase. Please know that all the proceeds go to supporting my quilting habit.

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Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (PNQE) 2016 Recap from Quilty Habit


Last week, I attended PNQE, a Mancuso quilt show in Oaks, PA. It was about 1.5 miles from my house but it was well worth the trip for three reasons:

1. Modern quilt inspiration!
2. The Mr. attended his first quilt show!
3. My quilt won a ribbon!

More on all of these below.

1.  Mancuso shows traditionally exhibit traditional and art quilts - though their shows have a modern category this year! Well done, Mancuso. Modern quilting is a huge part of the quilting world now! That being said, I wish there had been more entries into the modern ...

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September 25, 2016
"That Big Chevron" and Bloggers' Quilt Festival from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Early this month I finished the king size quilt that I had started for our youngest son and his wife. You can read about it here and here. They recently bought a house and, because they have the space, they replaced their bedroom suite. That meant the queen quilt that I gave them right after their wedding is not big enough.


Enter the biggest quilt I've made to date. I had just designed a new pattern which can be used to create a chevron design. Happily it's in vogue now and the kids must like it since they ...

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The Round is Done from Quilting Reader's Garden

Phew - the star round is done for my Gwennie Inspired Quilt Along. What took the longest was cutting out the flowers, and then deciding where to put each of them. Now I can get on to the next and final round - the fishy one.  Now I just have 7 days to come up/work on it -lol. In the de-stashing report - used only .30 yd on three blocks - one a practice block and two Splendid Sampler

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The Round is Done from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Phew - the star round is done for my Gwennie Inspired Quilt Along. What took the longest was cutting out the flowers, and then deciding where to put each of them. Now I can get on to the next and final round - the fishy one.  Now I just have 7 days to come up/work on it -lol. In the de-stashing report - used only .30 yd on three blocks - one a practice block and two Splendid Sampler

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Een wandeling door het park. from M. Brito de Campos

A day in the park is een patroon van Susan Smith.
Het heeft in maart in Australian Homespun gestaan.
Ik was er direct weg van.
Gelukkig vond mijn dochter het ook leuk
en kon ik beginnen aan het speelkleed
voor mijn kleine klein dochter.
De cirkels en vissen heb ik
in een eerder blogbericht laten zien.

De afgelopen periode ben ik bezig geweest
met het voorbereiden van de applicaties
voor de brede witte rand.
Vlinders, vogels, bloemen, eenden, een hond en een kat.
Elk bloempje heeft een hartje
en elke vlinder heeft een lijfje.
Werk aan de winkel dus.
De ...

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Dinosaur Quilt Part 2 from Val's Quilting Studio

My grandson's birthday quilt has gone from this...
 ...to this! Cute huh! This was the perfect sewing today after last week's long work days. I had originally envisioned the dinosaurs with more details, but then settled on the "silhouettes" as I know this quilt is going to be well loved and washed often once our three year old grand guy sees it.
To create the dinosaurs, I simple used my light-box to trace the dinosaurs from 
the Jurassic Jamboree fabric (by Moda) that I used for the four patches. 

I then enlarged the drawings to fit into the ...

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Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

Here's a very soft and pretty charity quilt
I put together yesterday.

It all began with a quilty question
and a picture of a quilt sent via email.

I was asked....
Did I know the pattern...
and what were the dimensions.
?????

Hmmm.....
THAT got me going!!!

Hah hah!!
A little sewing MATH to keep the Ol' brain cells moving!

I used two 5" squares
and a 3 1/2"x 9 1/2" rectangle for each block.
(You can get FOUR rectangles out of a
3 1/2" strip cut Width of fabric)

I have a nice STASH of ...

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Moving Day from Quilts + Color

On Saturday Heidi and Nate moved to their first ever new home.
moving day 1
This is what our garage looked like shortly after they had started to move things out.
moving day 2
The guys are loading one of the 4 large very heavy cabinets I gave them. Heidi is watching from the sidelines.
moving day 1a
Sometimes I have a great bright idea! When I got all my new outdoor cushions I thought maybe the old ones would be something they could use to cushion things as they loaded the truck. You can see the blue printed cushions separating the furniture. They worked perfectly and if I ...

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