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January 30, 2015
WIPS Be Gone, Finish and Giveaway from The Quilting Reader's Garden

The Giveaway is still on and so is the Grow Your Blog.  I'm finding some really nice blogs at Vicki's event.  Here's the book I'm giving away: Just go to the previous post and you'll see the various ways you can enter to win it.  Ends Feb 14th. And don't forget to go to Grow Your Blog - you will have lots of fun there. Now for my WIPs Be Gone!  I'm happy to say, I do have some progress.  

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My Day of Dreaming! from Quilting My Way

Today was my day of "dreaming" since I had to have my colonoscopy. I was up at 2 am with drinking the rest of the liquid and then drinking water. I got up again at 4:30 am and drank more water, as well as making myself comfortable on the "pot."

We arrived at my appointment about 15 mins early, to find out I wouldn't get in for 30 more mins. Which actually turned out to be an hour. Not my favorite idea of waiting, since I tend to think of all kinds of things that go wrong. I ...

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Symposium Exhibition part 1 from My Inner Thread

Symposium's 'Growing the Passion' Exhibition was held at the Palmerston North Convention Centre and featured about 300 quilts.  

The rules specified that the quilts could not have been shown before, although an extra category was added called 'Out and About' for those quilts that have previously been seen.

These are some of my favourite quilts, there are a few so there will be at least one more post.

'Lime and Mango', Sarah Ward
Amateur Merit in 'Out and About'
63cm x 105cm

'Opulent and Elegant' Valda Sutton
First in 'It's a Small World'
60cm x 60cm

'Korowai', Mary ...

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Let's Book it Challenge - January 2015 Update from Life In Pieces

It's probably a time for an update on what seems to have become my never ending Let's Book It Challenge project.  

Way back in February of last year I started Poinsettias, a pattern from Judy Blok published in the 2013 December issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  

It's been my leaders and enders project for almost a year now.  I don't have all the pieces yet, but here's the progress I've made since last October. 

Doesn't look like much does it?  I've been sewing more lately, so the blocks are starting to ...

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Purple Progress from Sew........This Is My Blog

If you've been following my blog you know that I'm determined to reduce my stash this year, and the first stash-buster is a purple project.   Starting out with 4.5" purple squares I made modified snowball blocks by stitching 1.5" ivory squares onto three of the corners and pressing them back.

I thought I had cut enough to make 120 squares for a total of 30 blocks, but I ended up with extra.  That happens to me quite often.  Either I don't know how to make hash marks while I'm cutting, or it's "the ...

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Quilt Shop Super Bowl from Love Quilting

This Sunday, Feb 1st, is the Super Bowl – the football showdown which results with the winner being named the annual Champion of the National Football League.


This year, wants to have some Super Bowl fun, so we’re having a “Virtual Super Bowl Party!  All purchases made from now until the end of the Super Bowl game on Sunday, February 1, 2015, are eligible for major discounts.




Here’s how it works. For all purchases made between now and the end of the game (not valid on purchases made after the end of the game) – put the name ...

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Laptop & Coffee from Thankfullga447

Warning please be careful with your coffee cup when you are reading your blogs.  Reason it could get very very expensive.  I have been out of commission with my blog because I damaged my mac pro.
If it happens you need patience and it took 48 hours and finally it dried up but my keys were damage.
When the keys are damage you can use your passwords.

Well I have a new mac air and I love it but it is expensive but I am so happy.

Getting ready for Valentine's Day.

So I am back in business.  I ...

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Documents from Moda Lissa

This is how I use to document the quilts that I had made. Sad but true. I came across these two worn spiral pages that I have saved for over 20 years.

I may have pictures of some of these quilts somewhere in a shoe box in the attic but reading this list has brought back so many wonderful memories.

Many of the quilts were gifts that I have made over the years. A few were made as special orders. This also makes me think of a wonderful family that I grew up with. The mother was one of my ...

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Maverick Blocks from Seaside Stitches

 The piecing obsession continues! I took out the Farmer's Engineer's Wife project yesterday. In 24 hours, I had 20 more blocks done. Here are blocks #61-80.

The stack is growing and the end is in sight!

I had 9 new blocks finished last night that I posted to Instagram. My friend Anita Grossman Solomon commented on my maverick block. I thought Maverick was an alternate name for this block. It actually is a term used by quilt dealers and historians to refer to a block with a mistake in it. Anita was too kind to come right out ...

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Polly want a cracker? from 365 days of wonderful

The parrot block is complete for Amy Bradley's Pirate Bom that we are hosting at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co.It’s a delightful quilt that is available in either a little boy or girl version. I've opted for the boy version as  I have grandsons and I’m sure one of them will be the lucky recipient eventually. 
The details in the pattern are wonderful and quite comical. I’ve had such fun completing them. Quite a few more to go, but I’m keeping on track.

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Welcome to the We Support You Blog Hop! from Life in the Scrapatch

Welcome to the We Support You Blog Hop!

I sewed my support by making a bag!

Ms Snowlady wanted to be my model ... ;)

Here is the back of the bag, which also has a deep pocket. 

I had a fun time in my sunny snowy backyard and took lots of photos ...

Ms Snowlady likes the ruffle ...

... and the very convenient "pockets" ... ;)

When dear Madame Samm

asked me to cheer this heart warming hop ... 

I said "Yes!' in a heartbeat!

As some of you may know,

I am a cancer survivor.

I see my doctor and have regular screenings and am ...

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I Started The Design Of My Latest Quilt from Eric the Quilter

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So, I wasn’t quite sure what to do for this quilt. I had wanted to do something with Jelly rolls for a while and figured I would cut my own and see what I can do. This design popped into my head around 4:30am and I just ran with it! I’m going to use some kind of sashing, but not sure on the color yet. What does everyone think?

Tagged: commission quilt, Jelly Rolls

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Ready to quilt! from All Pressing Matters

I have finished basting this quilt for a sweet baby boy who was born today! I should have had it finished long ago, but his granny and I decided to wait until he made his appearance.

You know, for the label….to make sure his parents didn’t change his name on the sly.

They didn’t.

So tomorrow I will finish it up and hopefully send it to him by Saturday!

Have a good Friday, friends!

Lynette L


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Updated Links from Grace Quilts & Stitches

I found the time to go through my Blogroll and tutorial page and updated it, there are more active site than I thought there would be

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Hexagon Table Topper from The Cozy Quilter

I have been working on a hexagon table topper for my aunt this week.  (She does not read my blog.)  I pieced it when Christine was over last night for sewing time and tonight I quilted it and did the binding.

I decided to use one of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine to quilt this project.  I used some nice green thread that matches the green in the quilt. 

These fabrics were found deep in my stash.  I can't even remember when or where I bought them.  They are perfect for a Spring themed table topper, though ...

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Wreath Play Quilt from Patchworkmaniac's Blog

Spent quite a few hours of ‘play’ time perfecting this one until I was happy with the design. Sometimes designing can be very frustrating but it’s always fun!


When I look at my last 5 designs there have been 5 different border treatments to frame the designs. I’m pleased with that!

Filed under: Drawn in EQ5/6/7 Tagged: Wreath Play Quilt

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Row Two and Partridges from Thread Head

I finished row two, three more to go.

The two flocks of partridges were in the yard this morning - lots of squawking and running around by some, others were happy to just watch.

Later the large flock were peacefully eating (you can tell that it is cold because they are so round with their feathers puffed out).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Kimberly's: Vintage Illustration Storybook Quilt Kits from Kimberly's

Kimberly's: Vintage Illustration Storybook Quilt Kits

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Kimberly's: Vintage Illustration Storybook Quilt Kits from Kimberly's

Kimberly's: Vintage Illustration Storybook Quilt Kits

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