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August 26, 2016
Intense! from Mimi's Passions

This quilt was loaded onto my Millie just a couple of days ago.  

It is a paper pieced courthouse steps with the center piece being only 1/2" square.

With it having so many straight lines, I chose the panto Espresso to compliment those straight lines with lots of swirls and curves.

Let me tell you....this panto is intense!  If you let your mind wander, you start taking a path you have already been on and then there is some ripping to do.  Ask me how I know!

Spent a good amount of time ripping last night because while ...

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Wonky Star Mini Quilt from In the Boondocks




Starry Night Mini Quilt

19" x 19"

Fabrics: Blueberry Park, Lula Magnolia, Threads: Aurifil 50 wt.

Reduction of a Foundation Pieced Pattern!

To make this mini quilt I reduced Jeli Quilts pattern "Wonky Star Quilt Top" pattern by 50%. Then adding the 1/4 seam allowance back to each piece. The Jeli Quilts pattern is available for free from Craftsy.


Sew on a folded square piece of fabric on the top two corners will make it easy to hang with a dowl rod! Do this before sewing on your binding at ...

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Join Project Linus for the 2016 Mystery Quilt Challenge Benefitting Children in Need! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Here at Fat Quarter Shop we LOVE Project Linus! In case you haven't heard about this fantastic organization, Project Linus is a non-profit that provides security, warmth, and comfort to seriously ill, traumatized, and at-risk children.  How do they do this? With handmade blankets and quilts!

These blankets, made by awesome volunteers called "blanketeers", are given to children in hospitals and shelters, and to child clients of social service agencies. As quilters we know that quilts provide comfort and are a tangible way to wrap someone in love - that's what Project Linus is all about!

Project Linus has ...

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Fall Quilt and Favorites from A Quilting Life

Hello and Happy Friday! I really can't believe it is the end of August already...just a few more days and it will be September. I had this crazy thought the other day that maybe if I made a fall quilt it might feel a little cooler around here (we'll see about that cooler part, but at least I'll have a fun fall quilt)!

So I gathered my favorite fall-feeling Fig Tree fabrics in red, green, orange, butterscotch, plum, and brown and set to playing! 

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Marti Michell Quilt Mania Blog Hop from In the Boondocks

Lucy's Mini Quilt for the blog hop can be seen at Charm About You: I left my heart in Colorado ❤️ Marti Michell Mini Quilt


✦ Make your own Marti Michell Mini Quilt and win!

Create your fabulous mini quilt using any of the bloggers patterns and Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S.

On Friday 18 November all the bloggers will post a linky on our blogs. You can submit your photo via this linky. Alternatively you can submit your photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook ...

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Guys and Dolls from CurmudgeonlyQuilter

I'm not politically correct.  Partly because I'm a grouch and I hate such nonsense, and, partly, because PC is anathema to thoughtful public discourse.

For those from Arkansas, that means that you can't talk right about things when the man tells you what you're supposed to think.

Dutch 11 weeks
Hell, what am I thinking... if you're from Arkansas, you probably can't read anyway.  Seriously, they chose a pig for their university mascot.  Get real.

I was thinking a few politically incorrect thoughts this weekend.  Shouldn't come as a surprise because ALL my ...

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Confessions of a Guilty Blogger: One Lovely Blog, Aspire to Inspire & Giving back from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

There are some lovely things that stick around blog land and some really lovely new ideas that pop up too.  Stay around long enough and you will see the nice ones like Pay it Forward and One Lovely Blog come around again!

Image shamelessy borrowed from Quilting Jet girl and Red Delicious Life!
A few years back Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe did a thankful Thanksgiving mosaic instead of the black Friday madness and I loved that idea.  Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl had Thankful Thursdays for a while and I loved that too and I tried hard this week to make ...

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Benartex Back To School 2016 Blog Hop & Giveaway from madebychrissied

Welcome to Day 1 of the Benartex Back To School Blog Hop 2016.

Simply Chic Fabric for the pencil case and satchel along with the FQ bundle giveaway is supplied by Benartex for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

If you haven't visited Benartex's Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog yet today then let me introduce you to the Simply Chic ...

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Bello! from MooseStash Quilting

Panel prints can be fun...
Especially when they are for someone special.

This special person was my son's girlfriend.
So, how do I manage to make a child size panel,
into an adult quilt????

A few flying geese and mission accomplished!

I love using "Minke"on the back. It's so soft and comfy.

I think she liked it. This photo went on Facebook as soon as she got home.

Happy Birthday!
We love you.

Keep on Stitchin'

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Starting something new from Notes from Studio B

The SAQA call for entries for the Layered Voices show has been out for quite awhile, in fact entries are due next month. I got this strong feeling that I needed to do some more work on the print table cover that I retired a few months ago.  I wrote all over it with black dynaflow paint, anything that came to mind about layers and voices. I found some new fine tip squeeze bottles that work wonderfully.

There's a wire in the cap that keeps the nozzle from clogging. The writing is readable in some areas but not in ...

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30 Fun Back-to-School Projects to make! from Jacquelynne Steves



It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school! I always loved the beginning of the school year- shopping for school supplies, new shoes, and a new lunch bag! Even if you don’t have little kiddos going back to school (mine are grown, too!), I think you will find some really cute projects here that you will enjoy for your own use, or to give as gifts! And guess what- all of these projects are free :)


Shark pencil pouch– what boy (or maybe girl!) wouldn’t love to go back to school with this??



Kids’ Messenger ...

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Stitchin' Soul from In the Sewing Basket

                                             Elation Day!!  It was yesterday!  Still feelin' it!!

My Dear Jane Baby (with attitude) got her souls last stitch at 530 pm
August 25th 2016!!!  Started her journey in February and as some of

you may know I have had sciatica since I started her.  I would love
to say the pain is gone....when I finished her up....but it is not, but it
is improving.  I am going up stairs better now....we are strengthening
the smaller Gluteal nights can still be problematic....
but I keep Quilting....just shorter times standing at my Suziebell or sitting ...

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Why do people blog? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Isn't that an interesting question?   Why do people blog?  I spend some time (not as much as I would like) perusing other people's blogs.  Some I never go back to, some I subscribe to or add to my BlogLovin' account so I can stay in touch with the bloggers.  And I HATE bloggers that only blog when they are part of some blog hop.  What's the point?  The point is to gain readers - not just be part of giving prizes away! GRRRR!  Pick me for the blog hops!  I never advertise - so that won't happen. 

Here ...

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Lookbook: A DAY IN SPAIN with Casey York! from Marcus Fabrics

CaseyYork-HeadshotLooking ahead to Fall, be sure to check out all that’s new at Studio 37 Fabrics, including A DAY IN SPAIN, the debut collection from Casey York.  Casey’s gorgeous Lookbook will give you a glimpse into her inspiration for the line, reflecting her love for Spanish culture, art and architecture.

Casey also provides you with three stunning quilt designs to choose from, though the fabrics are equally perfect for dresses, fashion accessories and colorful room accents. She describes the collection as “A Love Letter to Andalucia”… Click on the cover below to share her passion.dayinspainLookCOVER

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Taming the Wild Quilt Edges from ... Cat Patches

The weekend ahead will be busy, and my mind got an early start when I awakened at 2:30 a.m. and started working through all of it. After lying awake until 4:30, I decided to get up and do something productive. There will be time for a nap later.

This morning I'll head over to Working Hands Farm and pick up 40 lbs. of tomatoes. The weekend will be spent turning them into pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato jam. Just so you know what 40 lbs. of tomatoes looks like, here's a picture from last year ...

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Taming the Wild Quilt Edges from Cat Patches

The weekend ahead will be busy, and my mind got an early start when I awakened at 2:30 a.m. and started working through all of it. After lying awake until 4:30, I decided to get up and do something productive. There will be time for a nap later.

This morning I'll head over to Working Hands Farm and pick up 40 lbs. of tomatoes. The weekend will be spent turning them into pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato jam. Just so you know what 40 lbs. of tomatoes looks like, here's a picture from last year ...

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Aardbeving, alles is goed bij ons in Italië! from de Quiltschuur goes Italy

Hoi Iedereen,

Eergisternacht heb ik wel de aardbeving gevoeld. Ik had net 20 minuten ervoor het licht uitgedaan en was denk ik net in slaap gevallen.
Het bed schudde van de aardbeving, maar ik twijfelde een beetje of mijn man zich niet om draaide en wiebelde om lekker te gaan liggen. Ik voelde aan hem, maar hij lag stil te slapen. Ik had de gedeeltelijke tegenwoordigheid van geest om mijn aardbeving app te controleren, maar die is natuurlijk niet direct bijgewerkt. Dat realiseerde ik mij pas, toen ik 'm geopend had. Daarna ben ik zelf goed gaan liggen en ben ...

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Long Story from Keep me in Quilts

iPad got left on a plane in March. What are the odds of it getting found and returned? I went to the Apple Store in Melbourne,FL to buy a new one ... they had none in stock (which I thought was very weird). So, I went to Best Buy. Now - the big dilemma ... spend over $600 on a new iPad or $200 on a Samsung tablet? 

Remember - we were getting ready to move from MD to FL and bringing very little actual furniture with us. I went with the Samsung tablet. Exactly 1 week after I left the iPad on ...

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Blog Hop: Island Batik Ambassador's "Seaside Summer" Kick Off from For Quilts Sake

The Island Batik Ambassador's are hosting a blog hop. Each day over the next couple of weeks, we’ll feature a new fabric collection and link to at least one Ambassador blog to see what she made with these wonderful fabrics. Be sure to follow along every day as we have lots of goodies to give away!

Here’s the schedule with the dates and collection names:

M 8/15 - Rain Forest
Kissed Quilts

Tu 8/16 - Red Tide
Free Motion by the River
Mary Mack Made Mine

W 8/17 - Sand Dune
Purrfect Spots
KnitBug 2

Th 8 ...

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And then there's Provincetown....more cape cod kookiness from Not Afraid of Color

While on Cape Cod we drove to the end  Provincetown.
Isn't that a lovely picture?? Imagine living here and seeing this daily.

What we didn't know was  a parade was just finishing, clogging the streets with floats and people. People in costume and people in their unusual daily attire. The parade/festival is "Carnival" and the theme was "back to the 80's"
We arrived just after the parade was over. The one main street was so crowded of people milling around we were stuck til a man in a big pink dress and even bigger blond wig ...

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