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February 19, 2017
Stash Report – February 19, 2017 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Nothing added and nothing used in the fabric department. Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards Fabric Used year to Date: 26.25 yards Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards Fabric Added Year to Date: 2 yards Net Fabric for 2017: 24.25 yards used On the knitting front . . I added one skein of yarn (the gray...

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Living With Quilts: Chunky Churn Dash Pillow from Quilty Pleasures

I love living with quilts.  One of the quilts that lives in my home is a mini-quilt-turned pillow:


The fabulous Joanna Figueroa designed the mini quilt and I turned it into a pillow.  Read about that journey HERE.


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{Weekly Stash Report} Sock Needles from Michelle's Romantic Tangle


While I waited for the Sock Madness warm up pattern to become available, I went through my knitting stuff and freed as many sets of dpns as I could find from half finished socks. I also looked at my leftover yarn with fresh eyes, trying to figure out what I can combine for more leftover socks when the madness loses its hold on me.

As of Saturday night, when I'm writing this, I've only had one evening's worth of time to spend on the warm up round, which is voluntary. I  don't know if I'll ...

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New project and more quilting from Sew Slowly

Not much piecing going on around here this week, but I have done quite a bit of hand stitching.  I have started a new Alabama Chanin piece: fabric cut and stenciled so now I am back-stitching around the shapes. The fabric is an organic wool jersey, which I hope is going to be nice and warm, especially as it is a double layer.  It may not be finished in time for this winter, but at least I'll be ready come autumn.


I have also been quilting Quiet Quilt.  It felt like I was making good progess but then I ...

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A Quilter's Diet from Bizarre Quilter

As I am hand stitching with silk thread onto this (very large) applique block from Esther's Secret Garden BOM, I have recently felt it is getting heavier and heavier.



I've never made an applique block this big before. (it's currently approximately 20in x 30in). Nor have I used this technique with Crisp spray starch, nor have I basted pieces onto the background with clear gum before. All of these things add a little bit of weight.

The weight in the block is increasing as I stitch... and I have been basting on more pieces as the stitching ...

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A quick project........... from Exuberant Color

This is a new book from C&T Publishing with some fast projects.  I rarely buy precuts but I have a couple boxes full of 2.5" strips that I cut with a rotary cutter and I have dies for my die cutter for 5" squares and 10" squares.





This is my favorite quilt in the book.  I have a lot of strips from older fabrics, mostly from the 1990s that I need to use because they are getting ravelly in the box.  









I am using all yellow prints for the light fabric.  This is one layout with the fabrics ...

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Scrap Recycling: Bookmarks from Kat & Cat Quilts

I'm hardly the first person to think of sewing scraps of fabrics onto paper to make cards or crafts, but an idea doesn't need to be original to be good ;)

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I read, a lot. It's one of my favorite hobbies right after quilting. So making scrap bookmarks was a natural choice.  To make these I cut paper to 5"x7.5" and marked a crease line long-ways in the middle (2.5").  Then I sew fabric to both sides (raw-edge applique). You can use any stitch as long as it isn't too short as ...

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Winter? Don’t Think So from Quilts....etc.

What happened to winter? it is near 70 here again – I spent about an hour yesterday raking up leaves out of the flower beds – I still have 3 more beds to clear and I really have to think about getting some tall fencing wire to string around my raised beds this year – […]

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Piecing from Terificreations's Weblog

Piecing. I’m in the middle of making this quilt: It’ll be in Indigo. clicking on the picture will take you to SewBatik where you can get this.It’s coming along beautifully. These batiks have a beautiful hand, press beautifully, and take stitching well. I’m using Superior MasterPiece black for the piecing. As I finish seams they … Continue reading Piecing

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Sunday---Precious Promises from Familypatchworks


God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. 
Psalms 46:1, Good News Bible
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Psalms 46:7, Good News Bible

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Saturday Auction Results from Wonkyworld


Yesterday I was ready to leave the house when an auction alert arrived in my e-mail box. It was from Copake Auction, Inc., in New York and it was for a lot I saved through Live Auctioneers. The lot was a T-shaped bedcover with a chevron design made of print fabrics.


Every time an interesting quilt comes up at auction lately, I ask myself, "Do I really need it?" Of course, with more than 400 quilts in the collection I do not need another one, but there was something about this one.


The auction description did not have much information ...

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A Picture for Sunday - A February Sunset from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


The hole in the clouds made this sunset even more magical than usual.

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"Het FOEPBOEK is er" from Supergoof Quilts




Vanaf nu,
 is het verhaaltje van 'FOEP en 't Vogelhoedje',
als voorleesboekje te koop bij,...

:o)


PS, Quilt Juffie Goof geeft ook FOEP workshops.
Deze workshops zijn inclusief het Supergoof patroon van de quilt 'FOEP en 't Vogelhoedje'.
 Het FOEPBOEKje is niet bij de workshopprijs inbegrepen.

Fijn weekend,
en,

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Project Quilting - Challenge 4 - Brighter the Better from Pamela Quilts

I really enjoyed working on this challenge.  I've been setting aside Saturday afternoon to work on the Project Quilting challenges, and it's been nice working in a smaller format this year.  I thought it might be fun to do a blazing star quilt - something like a sunburst was my original intention.

I pulled some fabric (these are from a couple of Stash Builder rolls from Island Batik)

I really liked the blues and purples, and thought I would use the orange strip from the lower set to spice it up.  I decided it wasn't quite colorful enough ...

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Have A Good Week from Quilting Corner

I must say, last week wasn't the best.  Here's hoping this coming week will be the best ever for everyone.
 

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Stunning Stars #4 - "Supernova"! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's time for another quilt in the Stunning Stars Quilt Along - and this week's quilt is my husband's favorite!  He laid claim to it before it was even finished, and there's no higher compliment in my book.  So here it is - - - Supernova!


This is a super-simple quilt - made up of half square triangles!  
The layout and color variation is what creates all the movement in this quilt.


I quilted it with radiating lines from the focal star through the diamonds to increase the "starriness" of this quilt.


Once again, I dug through my stash ...

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Hexes and UFO's! from The Modern Diary

Okay it is hexies and UFO's not hexes, but it was a fun title!  We have been super busy and running like crazy lately.  Last weekend we went with the family to Mund's Park and stayed in a cabin.  The kids played in the snow and we played lots of board games and went to a wine tasting.  It was fun.  I managed to finally sew all but two of my hexi flowers onto the taupe fabric they needed to go on.  The UFO number for #APQResolution was #8.  It should have been this hexie project below, but ...

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Had the Day to Stitch - Then Dinner with Folks from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and enjoying some time with Kitty before going to Cherrill's. I stayed and chatted with her before coming back to find Patrick in the garage. He decided he wanted to take time to clean the garage and add the cabinet that mom gave him.

I worked on "Nantucket Rose" and got a few more stitches in. I found myself getting a couple colors mixed up, so the frog  came out!


The tree is coming long great. Seeing it from the photo, I can see it better than I can working on it. I do ...

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Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt from The Knitting Quilter

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I've been working on my quilt guild's Mystery Quilt since September. Unfortunately, when I bought the fabric I didn't know that I was supposed to buy fabric with a small pattern. I had a few Kaffe Fassett fabrics in my stash and I bought 2 more to make the quilt. I decided to use what I had bought anyways. We'll have to see how the quilt looks when finished!

I figured you can't really go wrong with any of Kaffe Fassett's fabrics. I just love the rich colors. This fabric does all the work ...

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Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt from Knitting Quilter

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I've been working on my quilt guild's Mystery Quilt since September. Unfortunately, when I bought the fabric I didn't know that I was supposed to buy fabric with a small pattern. I had a few Kaffe Fassett fabrics in my stash and I bought 2 more to make the quilt. I decided to use what I had bought anyways. We'll have to see how the quilt looks when finished!

I figured you can't really go wrong with any of Kaffe Fassett's fabrics. I just love the rich colors. This fabric does all the work ...

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