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April 23, 2021
I Am Blessed from Tink Squared

The Rugbrød turned out well enough. I don’t think it’s my favorite of that type recipe that I’ve tried, but it’s still delicious. This bread isn’t for everyone and my fond attachment to it is partly nostalgic, partly for health, and I do of course, quite enjoy the taste and texture of it.

The nostalgia comes from my years in Germany, where this was a favorite breakfast of mine, typically eaten with braunschweiger and a bit of sliced red onion, or spread with butter and lemon curd. Yesterday I had it for both lunch and ...

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LQS Sampler BOM Progress from Adventurous Quilter

These are my January, February, March and April blocks for the Large Quadrant Stars Sampler 2 BOM that I'm hosting through 2021. I'm loving my two tone scrappy solids palette ❤️

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A Homespun Finish from Needle and Foot

This quilt has been in process for quite some time. I finished the quilt top last March. The piecing was quite fun – I used two different charm packs from Benartex that both had a vintage feel to them. After sewing a 2 1/2″ wide strip to the top of each one, I sliced the block in 1/2 and flipped one side upside down. That gave me the rectangular blocks you see here. To add some size to the quilt, I sashed between rows. Finally I added a deep purple border all the way around.

I knew I wanted ...

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Endless Scraps from The Snarky Quilter

Each week I toss out a few fabric scraps to reduce my collection. Most of my recent pieces are made almost entirely of scraps. Over the past two weeks I’ve put together three tops made of scraps and slapped fabric … Continue reading

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Country Charmer from Quilts....etc.

After an initial misstep on drawing the stencil design on the border I got busy with the border on Country Charmer and got quilting.  I did start in the middle instead going to the opposite border from normal as I needed to spritz the border out on the right side as the stencil had slipped […]

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Sewn together and backing................. from Exuberant Color

I spent a lot of time in the basement doing odds and ends and then sewed this zig zag together last night.  That is the backing flannel next to it.  It is more of a peach color but I like it with the quilt.  I only need about 1.5 yards for this one and that is a 5 yard piece so I'll have enough for another small quilt too.  I bought the flannel on sale at least 8 years ago and maybe longer so it is good to finally use some of it.

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Gruppen Challenge patCHquilt / group challenge patCHquilt from quilts und mehr

Meine roten Teile sind nun zu unterschiedlichen Blöcken zusammengenäht. Alle auf einem Haufen sehen so aus:

my red pieces have all been sewn to blocks and are now laying on a pile and looking like this:

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Will It Ever Be Enough?? from Appalachian Quilts

 Help me understand why we have all these animals and I am still buying compost - that is the conversation I had with the Hubs.  He moved the compost 'bins' further away from the chicken barn and closer to the garden.  It does create a little more work when I clean out the barn, but I'm thinking I will eventually adjust.  (It's outside the garden fence, so he's not bound to the 'my garden, my rules' commandment.  LOL)  He did make it stronger by using the pallets and recently added the third bin for obvious reasons.  We had ...

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Kapiti Quilt Show 2021 from Wendy's Quilts and More

I went to the Kapiti Quilters Exhibition last weekend.  It was great to see so many people there supporting the guild.  

There were many lovely quilts on display and I'll show you my favourites.

These first three quilts were all made by the same person.  I found myself smiling as I stood in front of the first one, because I don't like doilies, and I don't like orange, but this arrangement just works and I liked it! What struck me first about this quilt was the finishing because the edges are straight and the quilt sits flat ...

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Friday finish - clue 6 of Christmas wreath from Just Sew Sue


I was very excited to see what was in store for clue 6 of the sewalong with The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery as it takes us to the top of the wreath and we are both visually and actually over half way complete. Would the stitch count line up was my big concern?

Oh happy days, the edge of clue 6 lines up with the house of clue 1. I love the peppermint swirls in the wreath and the vintage ornaments. This has now been put away until next month when clue 7 is released on 14 May. 

Now I need ...

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Backing choices - from A Left-Handed Quilter

For my Quarter Log Cabin - Pattern -  © 2015 - by Liz Katsuro -  You can get her FREE patterns - HERE -   Include pretty prints in BLACK - YELLOW/GRAY - and ORANGE -    But I didn't get a chance to sew anything today -  I did some "chores" -  And we played with a puzzle -  This is one of my favorite puzzles -  I LOVE the colors in it - ;)) Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

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Updated Shop Information from Angie Quilts

My shop will be open 10am until 3pm today, Friday 23rd.
Appointments only on Saturday 24th.
Did you notice that you can have a virtual tour of my shop? 

This link had been available for years, I was very surprised to find that some people never tried it.

Please book a shopping appointment if you can. 
Appointments will have priority.
But ...
Should you just want to pop in, I think you could.
Please wait outside until the coast is clear though.

My loo is not available for you to use... just so that you are aware.
Leg crossing is allowed!!

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Jasper’s Chores from Jo's Country Junction

A guest post from Kayla…

Our son Jasper loves to be part of whatever Dad is doing. We put a swing in the basement so he can “help” Spencer do laundry or work on the updates. He HATES being inside if Spencer isn’t. One day he was fussing and fussing inside with me so I just parked his highchair outside and he watched Spencer change oil. He was so happy!

He loves to clean. It is hard to vacuum with him around because he wants to be close and watch the dust swirl. When we are done cleaning him ...

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Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Not Much Sewing, But.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Guess what!  It's finally Friday, and of course, that means that it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  If your week has been anything like mine, you may have a mixed bag of stuff to whoop about, but it's all good - let's get to whooping!


As I said, it's been a crazy week around here!

With the installation of this cooktop, we are finally finished with the kitchen renovation!  I'm glad to have all of that behind us, and Lilli and I are having a great time breaking in ...

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Handy Dandy Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Handy Dandy quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Handy Andy is a traditional 19th century quilt block. It’s sometimes called Footstool or Mrs. Jones’ Favorite. And, truth be told, it’s ALWAYS made with bajillions of tiny pieces. (Bajillions!) 

But don’t worry! You can count on Jenny to make it easy!

The Handy Dandy quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Using 2.5 inch precut strips and our beloved Clearly Slotted Trimmers, Jenny whips up scores of little half-square triangles and hourglass blocks without breaking a sweat. Best of all, the leftover scraps become a piano-key border! 

We’re calling this charming jelly roll quilt Handy Dandy, but whatever the name, this pattern is an ...

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Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 2. To Do Tuesday. "I Like". from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 2

On Sundays I feature a favorite song.  Last Sunday I started a mini series on Steven Curtis Chapman's song, Glorious Unfolding.  

Let's continue this series.

The first part of the chorus is our focus today.  

And this is going to be a glorious unfolding
Just you wait and see and you will be amazed
You’ve just got to believe the story is so far from over
So hold on to every promise God has made to us

"So hold onto every promise God has made to us."

Countless times we lose ...

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A New Master Bath on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre


The longest Spring Rush continues at my house.  Contrary to what most people would think, Spring Rush is the busiest time of the year for selling women's clothing.  Apparently, ladies have places to go and "doings" planned for 2021.  As most things this year, Spring Rush is unprecedented.  What normally is a 2 week buying frenzy of everything short sleeved and coral has turned into 6 weeks with really no end in sight.  It's exhausting.  

This is the empty wall
As I spend my day talking to ladies about what size tank tops they need and if they ...

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Volunteer Day from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was sleeping on the couch. I had a heck of a time getting comfortable. I was sore all night. I was able to sleep on the couch, which I don't think I could have in bed. 

I headed over to the fair grounds to help with volunteering. I was able to get lunch before going on "duty." I was able to help for about 50 mins. It was so dead that there wasn't much work to do. They were sending people home. I checked at the main desk and they said they didn't have ...

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Crumbs from Samelia's Mum

In an uncharacteristic frenzy of cleaning and decluttering of my sewing room, I went through my scrap tubs and finished sorting the pieces into the different coloured bags, tossing the really small pieces into the bin as I went. By the end of the afternoon, my scraps were (mostly) nicely organised and I had a bin full of little pieces to throw out.

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Antique Photo from Melrose, MA from Ann Quilts

A few years ago, I did a lot of research on a quilt with many names inscribed.  It seems to be fund-raising quilt, and was made in Melrose, MA, in 1897 or 8.  The information and connections made via this quilt just keep on coming...

You can read about the quilt, the research process, and the results - there are 14 blog posts - starting here, if you want to read through the whole process step by step.  There also is a summary of the process, a description of my adventures taking the quilt "home" to Melrose, and downloadable sets of data ...

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