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July 2, 2015
Eagle quilt pattern from Wisonsin Quilting

Now to do some free motion quilting

Now to do some free motion quilting

I posted this design a year ago, and now have the pattern available for you all  ($5).

Included is a one page picture, a color chart (but not sorted by shades), a paper piecing sequence map, a line drawing on one page for you to try out your own colors, (or to resize as you want) and a full size line drawing on a bunch of sheets, and more pages that have the paper piecing blocks in reverse that I suggest you print on freezer paper for using the fold-back method.  There are ...

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Quilt Labels from Stitching Adventures

I am working on quilt labels.  The small lettering is a bit glitchy but it is getting better!

Letters need adjusting, small lettering seems to have a bit of a learning curve! 

And there is this, the Bendy Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.  They know bags! I need a little bag to carry my little things like phone charger cord, ear phones, turtle key chain etc. This will be just the right size! 
I hope to have this done this evening.  I have it cut out, I just need to put me in my chair and sew. I do have ...

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Double The Fun! from Quilting My Way

Since I'm a day behind on writing on here, I'm going to get everyone up to date on the past two days.

Yesterday started out with a walk. The sad part about the walk, was that Willie wasn't with us. Ruth had to put Willie down on Monday afternoon. He had a heart attack as well as other issues. He had come in on Monday to the room I was in and laid down. Ruth said that was the first time he moved in over 12 hours. He gave me a sad look, and went back to ...

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Grab Some July 4th Deals from FunThreads

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It's time to vote in the first QQQ team UFO challenge from Grandma's Red Needle

QQQ team UFO challenge - Time to vote! 

This year,  for the very first time,  the Quilts Quilts Quilts team on Etsy has a UFO (UnFinished Objects) challenge. I think we all have UFO's, don't we, and sometimes we need that little kick behind to finish them. 
 The 'fee' for each entry - finished or not - is 1 (one) fat quarter (fabric), so the lucky winners (there will be 2 winners) will get a lot of FQ's! 

From January to end of June participants have been working really hard to finish as many UFO's as possible.
We had ...

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A Stash Of A Different Kind from Ros-the-quilter

My friend Linda with whom we stayed the past week, is a tea lover, never drinks coffee. I on the other hand love both having grown up in Australia we almost always drank tea, even young children were allowed to drink diluted tea with half milk and perhaps a dash of honey or sugar!
I learned to love good coffee in nursing school in Sydney, even way back then the Italian influence had created an espresso culture so that even country towns seemed to have espresso available. When I first came to the USA I was surprised that espresso was ...

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More Progress on Christmas Quilt from Creations by Melinda

0615 More Blocks for Quilt

Only one more row before I can start putting the Christmas Row Quilt together.  Of course the last row is the reindeer and it is by far the most complicated.  I have started sewing the strips that will be sewn into the reindeer.  Lots of baggies being filled.


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SOLD!!! from Mimi's Passions




Kittens, lambs and Babes in Farmland.

Sold Babes in Farmland quilt today!


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June Flowers for Keri from Lavender Quilts

in the Inchy Hexegon Flower Swap!!

These are the first flowers for Keri in this Swap!!

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June Flowers for Keri from The Quilting Garden

in the Inchy Hexegon Flower Swap!!

These are the first flowers for Keri in this Swap!!

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WIP Wednesday from Seaside Stitches

 It's been a very quilty couple of weeks. I've been obsessively stitching every chance I get. Quilting mojo has been high! I wish I knew why or how to keep up the momentum. I'm taking a necessary break, but I hope I can get back to that high level soon.

Last Wednesday I finished a Quilt of Valor that has been waiting for years to be finished. It will be gifted soon to a very deserving WWII veteran.

The next finish was my One Block Wonder, AKA the geranium Jekyll and Hyde quilt. Read more about it ...

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A Day in the Garden from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It was so cool this morning, with a good breeze blowing . . til about 10:00, so I got a lot done. After lunch, I’d go out there and work til I couldn’t stand it, come in and cool off and then go work some more. All of the asparagus is trimmed backed and weeded. […]

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mosaicing at Merryl’s from block-a-day


Oh the frabjous day!  I’ve been pausing at the glittering windows of Merryl’s Mosaics – filled with awe at the beauty she and her students create – for as long as her studio has graced Glenhuntly Road.  Several times a year I pronounce to Julian and Abby “That’s it!  I want to go to Merryl’s and learn how to make mosaics!”  And yet it’s never happened.

second night starting point

But with the end of our time in Melbourne rushing towards us, and the recent death of Grandad, there was no more waiting for the right moment.  It had to be ...

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New SODALICIOUS patterns! from Crazy Old Ladies Quilts

I've been trying to get these patterns out for several weeks now and it's been one things after another but they are finally ready. FINALLY!

Due to popular demand from my market booth I've released "Bottom's UP!"- my Sodalicious logo quilt. This is such a fun and easy quilt that showcases every flavor, um, print in the entire collection.

As soon as my strike off's arrived I knew I had to make "Boomerang" out of the diet colorway. It looks tasty enough to eat!

"Sodalicious" is a take on a simple traditional block done in ...

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July Short List from Quilt Paint Create

This is easy. I finished nothing in June, so the Short List stands.
We had too much going on last month. Add mom going in the hospital and the refrigerator replacement and that killed any possible free time. Some months are like that.
For new readers, the Short List is something old (UFO), something new, something painted, something abstract and a handwork project.
Something Old: The still life from the Esterita Austin class. I have the thread, decided on a quilting design and basted the quilt.

Something new: I chose a sketch out of my idea notebook to make into ...

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Sunrise: AMH Mini Quilt Swap from Quilty Habit

The last mini quilt swap I signed up for on Instagram this year was the #annamariahornerminiquiltswap (which probably wins the award for longest swap hashtag). This is my favorite mini out of the three (see Teal Peek and Rainbow of Pearls). It was made using the process from Scatter, Breeze, Soar, and my Orange Peel and Improv classes (my July classes have only two spots left - register soon!)

Those who know me well are already aware that I keep my AMH stash separate from all my other fabric; this was definitely the right swap for me. Taking Anna Maria's ...

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Palette: A Mini Quilt from Quilty Habit

There are people who step in and stay in our lives for a short while, and they linger in our minds. Mary Ann is one of these people to me (although I certainly hope she stays in my life for a long time). During my time working in our school district with her (4 years), I didn't see her every day, but every single one of our interactions was a positive one. She teaches art with feeling, and you can see and feel the students' enthusiasm for art class. Personally, she's encouraged me to try new things with ...

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Gardening and prep for grass from Tim Quilts

The garden is taking up much of my time lately so no quilting to show you.   The new garden in the side yard will have grass in the center.    Teddy will appreciate the space to play.   I spent time the last few days moving soil around taking the excess from the high spots and adding it to the low spots.  It was so lumpy and full of  little dents that it was hard to even walk across.

I edged around what will be the planting beds so you can see the area that will be grass in the center.


That ...

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Almost a Quilt from My Inner Thread

My daughter's hockey coach has recently had a baby girl.  I was asked to make a polar fleece blanket from the team. 

Completed blanket

After wandering the aisles of Spotlight a navy blue and a light blue spotted fabric were chosen - even though we knew it was a girl.  The plan was to have hearts on one side and mostly the spotted fabric with the team name on the other side - instead of attempting to use each girl's name.

The 15 girls were asked to draw a heart that was a similar size to their hand - interpreted in ...

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Another Little Gem from Pieced Brain

Yesterday I finished another quilt from the Little Gems book by Connie Kauffman, this one for my son Ryan who turned 14 at the beginning of June. I was busy trying to meet a couple of deadlines so he had to wait a few weeks for his gift. I think it was worth the wait! Although it measures only 12" x 12", carefully chosen colors and fabrics make it really striking. It will eventually hang in his bedroom but for now he wants it downstairs where he can see it all the time.

Martingale - Little Gems (Print version + eBook bundle)
This is Connie's version (and also ...

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