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April 16, 2014
Designer Tidbits: Tim & Beck from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Set sail with Tim & Beck this Summer! We are climbing aboard and heading out to Bartholo-Meow's Reef! This new collection is perfect for playful sewing projects! Tim & Beck are here to share more about the Bartholo-Meow's Reef collection, so keep reading for a closer look!
Q: Tell us a little about the Bartholo-meow’s Reef collection. What were you inspired by?
A:In the fall of 2012 we had an impromptu encounter with whales. We were visiting one of our favorite beaches on the central coast of California and spotted whales coming in closer to the shore then ...

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What is your Superpower? Giveaway Coming!!! from It seams to be sew

Join us today, won't you?
All the projects so far have been so lovely 
and today is NO EXCEPTION!
Also...Join me on Monday, April 21st for 
a special GIVEAWAY!!!!


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Bald Eagle Paper Piecing from Wisonsin Quilting

Bald Eagle Silver Lake April 2014

It’s been a delightful (late) spring with the chance to combine photography and quilting ideas.

I designed this Bald Eagle paper piecing project from a photo of local eagles harassing a resident pair of osprey.

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More summer Tote bags from Jam Quilts

Here are my latest Tote bags .
using wadding when free motion quitting is applied . I us used a stippling design . fully lined. front pocket and strong handles . measuring 22 x 17 .

Poppy design fabric . jelly role strips added to this one in a contrasting colour . lined with a pale green fabric . plus poppy fabric inside pocket . measuring 19 x 12 inches . top opening 13inches.

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All Inclusive from Maria's Quilt Scraps


This is a must read for all quilters! Hunter has said it all so perfectly. Be sure to spread this to all of your quilting friends!

Originally posted on Hunter's Design Studio:

CoExist Stars 2

I recently attended a guild meeting, where the speaker began her talk by making a statement along the lines of “those ugly charity quilts some people make are not art.”

Yeesh. Talk about divide the room.

I’ve been quilting since the late 1980′s, and back then the argument was that if it wasn’t hand pieced, or at least hand-quilted, it wasn’t a ...

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Maggie's Quilt from Lyanna Jean Designs

I finally finished a quilt this year... feels like it took forever.

I used the Summer In The Park tutorial by Missouri Quilt Company.

It was really quick, and easy. My favorite part is the scrappy binding, that will definitely be happening again!

In fact, I'm thinking it would look great in brights & low volumes, or maybe even super bright jewel tones (throw in some of that radiant orchid while we're at it).

I did stippling for the quilting, not very dense at all. This may have been my fastest quilting too, did it in one afternoon!

The ...

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Reversible Quilted Easter Baskets and Tutorial from Sunshine in the Attic

My friend Susie said that baskets, like bunnies, tend to multiply at her house and now it's happening here too!
Each basket takes two fat quarters, some batting, and buttons.  That's it!

It's quite fun picking out some coordinating fabric and sewing them up!  (See my Saturday post for the link to the bunny tutorial too!)

These colorful Easter Baskets are simple and quick to make.

They are also Reversible

I made my own tutorial for reference, because I altered the original pattern quite a bit.  Click the READ MORE to see the tutorial.

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DWM 4/14/14: Bee Blocks and BOMs from The Colorful Fabricholic

Updated 4/16/14: Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Check out all the inspiration over there!

Keeping up with bee blocks and BOMs is always one of my goals each month. Here's April progress so far:

Marie's block for Sew Bee It:
This little block is only 7-1/2".  Those little squares are only 1".
It's from the Gypsy Wife pattern. 
Too stinkin' cute!!!
Carolyn's block for CSQ Piecing Group:
QF First Saturday Main Block:
QF First Saturday Alternate Block. Oops...
Looks like I'll spend some quality time with my seam ripper ...

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Weight Loss Wednesday #7- Breakfast meals from Crafty Gemini

I'm back with another Weight Loss Wednesday episode and in this one I'm sharing three of the more common breakfast meals I like to enjoy in the morning.

breakfast yogurt
Plain whole milk yogurt with raw honey, strawberries and chia seeds.
avocado salad
My go-to avocado salad.
gluten free bread loaf
The Life-Changing Bread Loaf. Recipe from

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January OPAM from Daisychain Quilter

 I  have not done much sewing this month as I have a dislocated clavicle.  So I have only managed two small bags.  I made the first as a gift but was not happy with the finished bag.  I felt the fabric was to thin and needed to be interface with a backing especially around the magnetic clasp.
The second bag after the alterations was much better.  I wanted it to be strong enough to be able to take rough handling when opening and closing the clasp.  What I mean to say is that I did not want the fabric to ...

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Fabric Triangle Bowls from Daisychain Quilter

I have made three fabric triangle bowls this week.
Cut two triangles.  With right sides together, stitch a quarter inch seam allowance, leaving a small gap for turning in the middle of one side.
Trim points.  This is important as it will give a good finished point.
Hand stitch the gap close and press.  Two sides of your triangle have a bias cut so handle with care when pressing.
Fold triangle in half with outer fabric on the inside of fold.  Measure half way point and pin or mark..
Stitch by hand from the fold to the pin. Remember to ...

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Disappearing Nine Parch from Daisychain Quilter

I had a wonderful time this morning teaching my disappearing nine sampler to Plymstock Patchers.  They are a very talented group of quilters that made me very welcome.

Please insert a new needle into your sewing machine before you start this project.  I cut  5 inch squares.  Sew the squares into rows using a traditional 1/4 inch patchwork seam allowance.  Remember to shorten your stitch length.  Press the seams of each row in opposite direction.
Sew the rows together.  Remember to match the seams at the centre square.  Press the seams towards the centre.  Measure the centre square and ...

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This is a fun quilt pattern up close it looks like flying fish... from Wolf Creek Quilting

This is a fun quilt pattern up close it looks like flying fish and when you step back it sort of looks like houndstooth.  Lori Brewster made this beautiful scrappy quilt for her niece.  Custom quilted.

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Goosey Quilters from Daisychain Quilter

I had a wonderful time with Goosey Quilters this evening.  They always give Mr D and myself a warm welcome.  The theme for this year is 'make do and mend'.
I cut lots of shapes on my 'Accuquilt Go' yesterday.  It takes only a few minutes to cut shapes for the whole group. 
As part of the theme is to use up our scraps and Goosey Quilt show is in September, I taught them how to make two types of pin cushions. These are great items for a sales table.  A simple round pin cushion that members could make in ...

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Craft Fayre from Daisychain Quilter

Craft Fayre season is about to begin again in the next few days.  I will be at Just Tracy's craft fayre on the 12th April 2014 10 am - 3 pm.
I have been making small items that are quickest to make as my shoulder injury is still on going.  I am only spending ten minutes at a time cutting, pinning or sewing to avoid causing my shoulder further injury or pain.  I am still sewing, laughing and breathing!
I hope to see you all at Just Tracy's craft fayre.
Plym Jar
7 x 20p = £1.40
6 x ...

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MQX 2014 Part 3 from Lisa H Calle's Blog

My Divide and Design class is always one that f ills up.  This is great because I encourage people to walk around and see what everyone else is drawing.  It still amazes me how different everyone’s quilt top turns out.  Here are some pictures from class.

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I am teaching this class at HMQS in Salt Lake City , Friday May 9th … come join the fun


Happy Quilting


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"Quiltje?" from Supergoof Quilts

Moeilijk om te kiezen.
Beiden zijn leuk,....

Deze Goof 'lapt' nog even verder.

Fijne woensdag allemaal,

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Moda not earning reputation in my opinion from Adventurous Quilter

I sewed this block on the weekend whilst I was at quilt retreat, just to practice my points:

Then after sewing the block I noticed something in the top right corner: 

Do you see the spelling error? 

All those in the sewing room when I discovered the misspelling agreed that virgina is way too close to vagina to be printed on fabric!! Moda has confirmed the misprint and their customer service left a little to be desired in my opinion!!!!!!!!

This was my email to them:
Please see attached photos of a Moda mini charm pack I received in a ...

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Easter Bags from Daisychain Quilter

I have made some Easter Bags, in fact I have made seven so far.  These small bags take a fat quarter of fabric to make, yes a whole fat quarter!!  
I forgot to show you my pin cushions that I have made for the craft fayre. Four round pin cushions plus a tiny round cushion and one large pin cushion.  
Plym Jar
7 x 20p = £1.40
5 x 20p = £1.00
1 x 10p = 10p
Total £2.50  

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Living Color - Blue and Gold from Amy Made That

In honor of Franklin Regional High School,
where our son returns to classes today,
I'm sharing some
Blue and Gold inspiration.

Pillow by JillianReneDecor on Etsy

From BabyBloomsBoutique on Etsy
Free Printable from Sweet Greets blog
Chevron Pillow from bedbuggs on Etsy
Bunting from thespottedbarn on Etsy
Necklace from HappyLittleLovelies on Etsy
Infinity Scarf from ITalkofDreams on Etsy
We are so proud of our students,
teachers, first responders,
hospitals, and our community.
This experience will not define us.
There will be scars, but also healing.

Thanks to all who have been praying
for Franklin Regional!

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