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January 28, 2022
A Change in Direction: Charity Quilt Patterns from The Colorful Fabricholic

I had a long list of goals for this month; other than prep for and teach the Cut and Shuffle class,  everything else has changed.  

I'm a member of the Charity Committee in PCQ. Each member has a role, and mine is planning for sew days when we'll be making Kid quilts in March, 2-1/2" strip (jelly roll) quilts for adults in April, and quilts for older boys in May. So I took a careful look at the fabrics the club has available and tried to figure out what we can do with what we have. We ...

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Two challenges, and sewing Saturday on Friday from Not Afraid of Color

 

This month's "table scraps challenge" was  "snowmen" 

 I began with the free paper piecing pattern by Carol Doak (on her website) and enlarged it to 8", the side snowmen finish at 3" and used some red scraps as well as my very sparkly silvery white snow fabrics! 

see his little pom pom?

I took the whole month to play, and design in order to make a bedside table topper to use through the cold months. Now I might have to hang it up, it came out so cute!!! The geese are my own idea and I've used them ...

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Quilt Shop: Christmas Goose, Las Vegas, Nevada from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so there are plenty of quilt shops in the area to choose from. I happened to read a Facebook post about this one. Christmas Good Quilt Shop also has a web presence right here.


The Facebook post said that no visit to Las Vegas was complete without a visit to this shop. Okay...I'm game. Outside, they were flying this banner:


Walking through the front door, it looks like this:


I'm always a little nervous when I take that shot with people watching. Some folks get a little weird when they see me taking pictures...like maybe ...

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Quilt Shop: Christmas Goose, Las Vegas, Nevada from Cat Patches

Okay, so there are plenty of quilt shops in the area to choose from. I happened to read a Facebook post about this one. Christmas Good Quilt Shop also has a web presence right here.


The Facebook post said that no visit to Las Vegas was complete without a visit to this shop. Okay...I'm game. Outside, they were flying this banner:


Walking through the front door, it looks like this:


I'm always a little nervous when I take that shot with people watching. Some folks get a little weird when they see me taking pictures...like maybe ...

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There were at least 4 bird nest holes in this ginormous saguaro... from Wolf Creek Quilting



There were at least 4 bird nest holes in this ginormous saguaro in a neighborhood i took a quick spin in. Scroll to see how big it is!
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#saguaro #scottsdale #nature #optoutside (at Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Floral Vintage Fabric from Podunk Pretties

  I wasn't planning on writing a blog post today.  So this one is going to be a short and sweet, to the point.
I felt like playing in the fabric stash.  You know straightening, sorting and finding hidden treasures.  I bet most of you are surprised to see the purple print.  It's not a color I use often. But this one I love.  


Here's a shot of the selvage.  Peter Pan Fabrics INC.  is vintage fabric, or so the internet says.  My online search didn't yield much information but honestly I didn't dig real deep ...

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Chocolates and a Quilt Shop from ... Cat Patches

Could there be a better day than one that includes a chocolate factory and a quilt shop??? Maybe if we'd won the lottery. I've heard that your chances of winning the lottery are greatly increased if you actually play. I might have to try that sometime. 

After all that talk yesterday about possibly hiking or biking, we ended up driving to the places we wanted to go. It's important not to get out ahead of yourself, you know. Before we left, I spent some time on the fifth of the blackwork baskets, filling my hoop.


Smitty was ...

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Chocolates and a Quilt Shop from Cat Patches

Could there be a better day than one that includes a chocolate factory and a quilt shop??? Maybe if we'd won the lottery. I've heard that your chances of winning the lottery are greatly increased if you actually play. I might have to try that sometime. 

After all that talk yesterday about possibly hiking or biking, we ended up driving to the places we wanted to go. It's important not to get out ahead of yourself, you know. Before we left, I spent some time on the fifth of the blackwork baskets, filling my hoop.


Smitty was ...

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Looking For My Sewing Groove from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I've been off to a slow start this year. I just can't seem to get in a groove. Some extra long days at the Sale Barn. A few days of feeling under the weather - flu, cold...something that really left me feeling zapped and then 2 days in a row of trips to town for memorial services plus some overnight company a few days later. Before I get into today's post, I wanted to answer a recent question

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Book Covers from Adventurous Quilter

One thing I really love doing with fabric leftover from projects is covering composition books to be donated to schools in underprivileged areas.


For book one I used Harmony Art Organic Design Denim in the Stumps Speak print:

The fabric scrap wasn't quite big enough so I added a scrap of Harmony Art sateen in the Vein print which complements the denim perfectly:
For the second one I used Harmony Art muslin in the Graceland print:
Then for book 3, I used Harmony's Let It Grow twill:
Book four features Harmony's Giraffe interlock!
These covers are super ...

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Free Patterns, Small Topper Finish, Choosing Binding for Courthouse Steps from Canadian Needle Nana

January 31, 1948
Sledding hills are open around the capital region and it always reminds me of all the "sliding" as we called it I did every winter growing up in wintry Corner Brook. Our "hill" was right outside my house, a dead end road so no traffic.  The year I got my own five seater toboggan for Christmas was memorable. Someone was always on the back with me. I loved every minute. And I can't help but think what marvelous exercise we all got traipsing back up the hill countless times on a Saturday afternoon. My Mom is ...

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Ready to Stitch from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There were a few things I had to get done this morning before I could stitch. Most pressing were: Clean sheets on the bed downstairs Towels in the bathroom downstairs Extra food for Rita in the freezer downstairs A couple of zipper bags of ice in the freezer downstairs A couple of gallons of drinking...

The post Ready to Stitch appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Where Scrap Taming Last Left Off - from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


Bags and bags and bags of scraps -

Each one stuffed with leftovers of previous projects, saved lovingly by a quilter who adored fabric and quilting more than anything.

I can relate - can you?

These are the bags of scraps I've been going through to determine what can go into my current Churn Dash project.

And yes, there is such a thing as "Scraps Too Small To Save!"
Did You Click to Read the Whole Story?

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New Pillowcases from Alamosa Quilter

 Sometimes even the shop owner has to put aside work sewing and make something for herself.

New pillowcases

It has been two years since I made myself new pillowcases. It was time. These are already washed and on my bed. 



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Uptown BOM and Fire Suppressor from Humble Quilts

My first block of Gay's BOM Uptown is complete! Find out more HERE. I'm using fusible and machine applique. 
I decided to mix it up and not use my go-to muslin. I'm using flax color from Peppered Cottons by Pepper Cory. It is a lovely shot cotton and so soft! I think I'm going to like it a lot!





Lizzy asked me about "fire suppressor". At the time it felt weird to share that story, but now that some time has passed I will tell all!

When we were camping (by permit only!) at the Alpine ...

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Two More Placemats from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I almost had a quilt finish to share today but I am still sewing n the binding.

So I guess I will just have to share two other small finishes I had this week.




I quilted and bound the last two gray placemats I made.  I always enjoy seeing how different they look just by how you group the fabrics together.




Here are the backing fabrics I found in my stash.



That means I have now finished 13 gray mats - which means there are a total of 31 placemats finished to date.

I hope the new RSC color gets announced ...

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Quilt Reveal: Flight from High Road Quilter

 

I tried to avoid temptation by not looking to see what the challenge for Project Quilting was for this week. I want to finish a quilt.

But I won a prize from Project Quilting last week, and I accidentally copied and pasted my 15-minutes-to-stitch stats last week without deleting the sentence that said I was working on the Project Quilting challenge. So what else could I do? I had to take a peek to see how hard it would be do do.


The challenge seems easy enough - silhouette. 

Birds learn how to fly, never knowing where the flight will take ...

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Storage containers for quilting from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Let's start with a wee bit of math. Don't worry -- it's easy! 

The other day, I had to gas in my car. It's a RARE occurrence these days and this was the first time this year. Don't worry -- I'm driving it enough to not seize up the brakes, but there's not many places to go that I can't walk. 

When I had filled up, I glanced at the screen and WOW -- I saved $1.32 because my credit card is linked to my bank. I saved THREE CENTS a litre. That got ...

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Woodland Wonderland by YOU! And making something new! from Pat Sloan's Blog

So fun to try something new today! AND it was a blast seeing all your quilts for the Quilt show portion of my video! Let me know if that was fun!

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Kaffe Quilt Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

I had a lot of Kaffe scraps (along with some solids) and wanted to make a very cheering quilt for a coworker.

It came together quickly. During production I tried storing the strips on a hanger, which I had not tried before, but certainly will again.

The finished size is 60×80 and uses all 2-1/2″ squares–1200 in all. Colored: 600. Background: 600 (That equals about 2-3/4 yards of each.)

This idea is easily adapted to any color scheme and is good for using all those small-but-not-too-small scraps that result from everyday quilting.

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