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March 28, 2017
Friendship Strings from TheEclecticAbuela

This quilt is the result of a failed experiment.

You can read about it HERE.

The lesson here is not to give up, but to think of new ways to use what you already have. I am happy with the final design.

Friendship Strings

Fun fabrics--corn, cows, and candy corn...

More fun--sock monkeys and pickles

Friendship Strings (backing and binding detail)

This was a long time in the making, but YAY! for the finish.

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 104 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

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The calm before the storm... from Kit Lang, Fiber Art

One of my favourite things about my studio, is something that I don't get to enjoy very often.

Our house faces west, and my attic studio has 3 deep-set windows: one is large and north facing, one is small, set off to the side, and east facing; and one is centered, small, and west facing.

So my studio has good light, but there's rarely direct light.  These conditions are, it must be admitted, excellent conditions for making art, although I do miss the happy endorphins I get from sunlight flooding into the room.

But for a short period ...

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Shenandoah Botanical Update from Log Cabin Quilter

Block 20, I think, for the Shenandoah Botanical quilt I am making.  Five to go if I am correct and I am anxious to get them done.  This is the Jacob's Ladder block.

I really like the changes Doreen made to her block.  If you haven't already visited her blog, please do.  Click here.  And visit the Botanical blog to see even more versions.  Click here.  So many interesting versions.


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Newbie's New Name from Ravelly1

I wish I could have taken a video of this one but she only posed for a second. Mr. Cowboy has allowed me (ha ha) to name her. I chose "Show Girl" because she's always showing off her running skills with her little tail in the air.

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IG Quilt Fest Week 3 from Snowy Days Quilting

Another week of March has come and gone. I'm still doing my best to keep up with the #IGQuiltFest on Instagram, hosted by @amyscreativeside. It's been interesting to come up with so many different kinds of pictures. If you've been thinking about joining in, there's still a few days left.

Day 16: Quilting Book Love
I really enjoy quilting books. There are quite a few I would like to get, but of the ones I have, these are my four favorites:
- Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison
- Shape by Shape by Angela ...

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Lucky Charm Quilts from Pieced Brain

I don't know about you but I have quite a collection of Charm Packs waiting to become a quilted project. I cannot resist those packs of squares from my favorite lines. The Charm Pack above has been staring at me from the shelf for a while now. Such cheerful colors! The thing is, I have no idea what I will do with it and, thus, the collection keeps growing.

To be sure, I do have books with patterns for precuts, but I am always looking for fresh ideas, something different, something new.

I think there is hope, though. I ...

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A Great Way To Start The Day from Quilting Corner

Do you start you day with a big cup of coffee?  Some people start it like this.

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Free Quilt Patterns Featuring Capsules by AGF from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

I hope you’re having a fabulous day! Have you had a chance to flip through the Capsules look book? It’s filled with tons of projects for any style and occasion. As you probably know, our Capsules consist of four bite-sized collections with 10 prints. Each collection brings together timeless textile trends with an AGF twist! We’ve experimented with classic plaid prints, bold geometrics, edgy typography, and even showed off a new take on low-volume fabrics.

And as always, with each print that was developed we kept our love for quilting in mind. Check out ...

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Kitchen Remodel - granite and subway tiles from Thankfullga447

I got my granite and back splash from Nebraska Furniture Mart.  They have stores in Dallas and Kansas City.

This was before - I had a stainless steel sink.  Now I have a stone sink.           
The stone sink is beautiful and cost $100 more but the sink was deeper and I had to pay $2000 in plumbing fees.  So BEWARE when you get a new sink make sure your pipes are level with you new one and no adjustments necessary. 

Busy with remodeling - I kept the old cabinets and perhaps will have them painted in the future.
I got a new ...

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AHIQ #19 from Fret Not Yourself

My first Chinese Coins went together so quickly I was sure this next one would, too. Not true. Of course, I don't have a deadline... and I unexpectedly went to a quilt retreat... and our guild show is this weekend and two of my entries weren't done. Why did I insist on entering my current WIPs rather than ones finished last year? Do you do that, too?

CCII is still on the design wall and I make a few triplet sets whenever I need to use up the last bit of thread on a bobbin. Here's what ...

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Tomorrow’s the day from Terificreations's Weblog

when I choose the winner from the BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 5. So if you’re interested in a small quilted piece, go ahead and sign up. Over the next few weeks I’ll be making and turning around quilts for friends with new fabric lines. This’ll be cool. Great lines, for sure. I have an … Continue reading Tomorrow’s the day

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What I'm Working On from Color, Creating, and Quilting

My main goal this weekend was to get my Bee blocks completed.  I joined three bees this year and maybe that was a bit much, but I am still enjoying them.  This week, Lori in Hive 6 of the Stash Bee requested blocks she will be using for a quilt she is making for her father.  He has Alzheimers and will be moving into a long term care facility.

Lori requested a fun block with simple novelty fabrics in the center with sports-related, animals, foods, anything a man might like.  So here are the two blocks I will be sending ...

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A Cheerful Finish from Needle and Foot

This is quite possibly the most cheerful quilt I have made yet. The colors are so bright, just to look at it makes me smile. I hope my niece and her husband will enjoy it when they receive it. My timing couldn’t have been better as my niece went into labor early this morning and is at the hospital right now. We should hear about baby’s arrival sometime today. How exciting!

The pattern, When You Wish, by Kristy of Bonjour Quilts is adorable. Simple HST’s and five inch squares make it a breeze to assemble. I think ...

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Time for Dessert from stitchnquilt

I've been crocheting food for prizes.  These desserts have eyes and a mouth on them.  Does that make them seem more friendly.  At least no one will really eat them.

A double dipper ice cream cone.
I took several patterns I found online and made my own version.

And some cute little cupcakes.

There's all kinds of things you can do with these.

This is a very good free pattern.

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March Mini Madness Continues from FunThreads

My friend Margie caught the March Mini Madness bug too!

Another ADORABLE spring project
made with Island Batik fabrics!!! The eggs are awesome.


Block pattern is from A Year of Paper Piecing by Beverly Maxvill

Thank you Margie!

Did you play along with the Island Batik Ambassadors this month too?

Be sure to visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors and see what they’ve got going for 
♥March Mini Madness♥

Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and ...

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Vintage Farm Girl from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
I added my mama chicken so I had five farm animals going across.
That's four rows finished and added.
She was hiding on the other side!
Still up to her tricks!
Wanting to run away and hide.

I lined up these but need another baking or coking inspired block or two.  I will look and see what I can find.
I will need a few more blocks to finish up this queen sized quilt.
Have a good one

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Vintage Farm Girl from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends!
I added my mama chicken so I had five farm animals going across.
That's four rows finished and added.
She was hiding on the other side!
Still up to her tricks!
Wanting to run away and hide.

I lined up these but need another baking or coking inspired block or two.  I will look and see what I can find.
I will need a few more blocks to finish up this queen sized quilt.
Have a good one

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Tuesday Archives #154: Travel from Val's Quilting Studio

elcome to the linky party that rejuvenates your old quilting/sewing posts! 
Please click here to read more about this linky party.  
Val's Quilting Studio

This week's theme is: TRAVEL

Many of us stitch as we travel. Many of us travel to a variety of quilt stores. Many of us share posts that give a peek into our life adventures outside of quilting. Today's linky rejuvenates all those travel posts. Whether it be tricks, tips or adventures...rejuvenate them with us today.

LOL!! I saw this on Paulette's blog a few years ago and did crack up!
Can you imagine ...

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Second Sock Syndrome from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Usually, I start the second sock as soon as I finish the first one but recently, I seem to be suffering from Second Sock Syndrome. I have the second sock started on all these socks but am doing a terrible job of finishing a pair before starting another pair. This is not going to become...

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Video tutorial punto bordado punto lazo from La Vida en Patchwork

Video tutorial punto bordado punto lazo

Otro de los puntos de bordado sencillo que solemos usar en nuestros trabajos de patchwork, la mayoría de nuestras diseñadoras preferidas, suelen poner en todos sus patrones cómo se hace con un sencillo dibujo, pero yo os he hecho un video con mis trucos por si os sirve de ayuda.

Como os comento en el video es muy importante respetar la dirección del hilo, o las hojas saldrán retorcidas, y no se verá bien el punto.

Es un punto de bordado sencillo, rápido de hacer, que decora nuestros trabajos con elegancia.

Me encanta ponerlos ...

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