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May 28, 2015
Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt. Just for fun, an easy half square triangle quilt using some of my favorite fabrics, including quite a number of beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn floral prints, all paired up with a range of neutral solid fabrics. I really do like the contrast that the solid fabrics have brought to both the printed fabrics and the quilt. I spent quite some time arranging and

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A Drive to a Quilt Shop from Quilts....etc.

That’s right I got out of the house today and took a long drive through the countryside to visit a quilt shop for a change instead of placing an order on the computer.  I wanted to find some fabric for the backing for the star quilt – and I just needed to get out for […]

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More rows.... from Exuberant Color

I helped a friend baste a quilt yesterday morning.  Then I planted some Canna bulbs and dug out some big weeds in the back garden.  I mowed the front yard until the battery ran out.  Then I worked on the colorwash.  I only changed one piece in the yellow/gold area and worked on adding rows.  I added 2 rows to the bottom and one to the top.  Now I need to get out the trays of squares and fill in the holes.  After that I will tweak the flow of values.  I can see several trouble areas in the ...

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Sewing Room Tour from Zarkadia Quilts

After a year and a half in our new house, I guess it is time to take you on a tour of my sewing room. Our home is fairly big so that each one of us can have his own studio. That was a dream-come-true!

Only recently, my husband and a good carpenter friend, finished making the tables of my room.  He made me a built-in table for the serger, a table for my PC, a nesting table for my sewing machine and my all time favorite a cutting table. I “inherited” from a very good friend of mine an ...

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Liberty Suitcase from Quilting Stories

Liberty suitcase
Liberty fabrics
Liberty fabrics
Liberty fabrics
Liberty suitcase

Knowing my love for Liberty fabrics, my daughter brought me this cute suitcase from Paris, although I believe the origin is English... My precious fabrics found their place inside. 

Talking about suitcase, it's time for me to prepare my suitcases and get ready for my moving to France for the summer. Because of too much work in the house, since I finished those two quilts that you can see with the suitcase, I did not sew a lot, just slowly progressing my hexagon cushion that I would like to finish to take it with me. 

There is so much ...

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Fabric News from Lily's Quilts

For anyone who'd like to try out Oakshott fabric, Oakshott's Sample Swatches are a great way to see all the colours in person.  Hold them at different angles and watch the colours change, shimmer and appear to move. Each little pack comes with a £5 Gift Voucher and there are now special shipping rates when you order Sample Swatch Packs ONLY - whether it's one pack or the full set.

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Quilting Rulers - what's the big deal?? from Little Mama At Home

I've been a fan of Free Motion Quilting since I got into quilting about four years ago. It's such a wonderful art-form and in all honesty, I draw better with my sewing machine than I do with a pencil in my hand. That all being said, I've always been interested in what machine quilting rulers had to offer. There are several types on the market and I have recently investigated the Westalee rulers. I chose this brand mostly because of their specially designed foot which prevents you from accidentally slipping and stitching over the rulers. They also ...

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Friday Progress Report from Ros-the-quilter

This week has shown some progress on a couple of projects. Blooming Snowball from my Texas power sewing is ready to quilt, I just don't know how yet!

  It measures 60"x70".
The modern quilt I pieced before the TX trip was lacking a border so I added a 2" white strip to float the center design then made about 80 HST's to finish it.
 Now I have a corner dilemma, and after a trial of a pink triangle
I think I prefer a plain white corner.
What do you think?
In addition I finished up the iPad ...

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‘Strippy Steps’ is Finished! from RobynsPatch

Finally finished it. This one was begun on the Ballan Retreat and adapted from a class pattern by Pauline Baber at Patchworks Unlimited. Varying widths of strips of Kaffe Fasset fabrics were sewn to a wash away interfacing, using the … Continue reading

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Spangled Stars QAL Star Block Unit A from Quilt Fabrication

Time for the next installment of the Spangled Stars QAL!

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Those of you who have been quilting along with me, I hope you're have fun! If you're just joining in - Welcome! Feel free to grab the button above to place on your blog, and tell others that there's ...

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"Follow Your Heart",... from Wilma's Homemade Quilts

Hier in huis is het nog vrij donker als ik naar beneden ga om koffie te maken voor mijzelf.
Het is verder stil in huis, 
ligt het jongste kind nog heerlijk in bed
en Boyke zie of hoor je ook niet,...
Alleen Minoes loopt door de kamer 
en wil dan weer naar buiten
en dan weer naar binnen.
kleine prinsesje!

In mijn blogpauze ben ik bezig geweest met Follow your Heart.
5 huisjes moesten er gemaakt worden voor deze quilt
en nummer 5 was aan de beurt,
het theepotje,....

Het blok werd in elkaar gezet 
en de applicaties erop ...

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Yarn Along 5 - 27 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

 I spent today with my oldest daughter, going out to lunch and then she took me to a yarn shop that she had taken notice of and thought I would like to go check out. 
I couldn't resist coming home with a new project 

Love the look of this scarf and the yarn is a cashmere, merino and nylon blend, the feel and drape is wonderful.
And they had this vest on display which I also love. 
It's a free pattern on raverly

sideways garter vest

But for now I'm working those facial pads and spa washcloths ...

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Let’s talk about shopping on mobile! from The Village Haberdashery

I mentioned way back in January that I wanted to improve the shopping experience for you guys on mobile devices. Like I said back then, more than half of you are shopping on our website on mobile devices (that’s a third on tablets and a little more than one in five on mobile), yet when it comes to actually buying, desktop has the highest conversion rate. So that tells me something. Also, Google decided to prioritise sites that are mobile-friendly in search results. And that’s super important for a small business like ours.

The Village Haberdashery on mobile

So over the weekend when ...

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Thank you to Bernina and FWQ from Aussie Hero Quilts

A quick announcement.....I have a busy day coming up and another busy one tomorrow so if you want your photos of sent quilts and laundry bags to make it into tomorrow's post of Weekly Dispatches I need to receive them no later than 6pm tonight.

I am off to meet the Captain, Ship's Warrant Officer and Chaplain of HMAS Melbourne tomorrow morning at 0930.  I really enjoy these visits as it really makes it so much easier for Aussie Heroes to do what we do when everyone really understands what we do and how we work.  There ...

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The Best Thank You EVER! from Jo's Country Junction


We were recently invited to a graduation party.  It was the same day as Kalissa’s bridal shower and we didn’t get a chance to make it but we did send a gift…a quilt.

Kelli had some babysitting for her when she was growing up and she spent some time at my childcare in the summer.  She’s the sweetest gal.  She’s one of those gals that still talks to me and doesn’t seem to mind.  She’s just two years younger than our Kalissa so the two of them enjoy getting together and catching up ...

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"Stapeltje" from Supergoof Quilts

ik maak ze graag,...
ze zorgen voor warmte en sfeer.
Maken van iets doodgewoons,

'n gezellig plaatje.
Dit is trouwens een stapeltje,
dat nooit lang opgestapeld blijft.
Het is altijd onderweg,...
wordt vaak vast gehouden.
Hoe dat komt?

omdat het nog niet af is.
Onderaan ligt het Ramen Lappie,
dat morgen mee naar De Sampler gaat voor 'n gezellige workshopdag.
En daar bovenop?
Wat dat is wil je weten?
Dat is Phebe natuurlijk,
waar ook met veel plezier,
 af & toe aan gewerkt wordt.

Ben met een randje bezig,
met kleine bloemetjes en blaadjes,
hoewel klein,
zeg maar ...

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Di Ford Hall from The House on the Side of the Hill

I've been longing to do some classes with Di Ford Hall.  I've been on the waiting list at Sewn and Quilted, for a what seems like ages, but finally I enjoyed my first class with this lovely and inspiring lady. I was totally captivated by Di and came home wanting to fussy cut pentagons forever.  She is a wonderful teacher, I learned so much just by listening to everything she said to each student.

In the class I started cutting some pieces for the broderie perse on Rotherfield Greys.  I'll be using this treasured piece of bee ...

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Pie Making Day Fabric + GiveAway from Gen X Quilters

Did you see the new line Pie Making Day by Brenda Ratliff for RJR Fabrics in any of the Spring Market coverage?  It's a delicious rainbow of color in vintage-y style prints. 
I was fortunate to work with this line for my latest pattern - and let me tell you, Brenda has hit the nail on the head.  This line feels like it was designed for quilters.  The prints are all small- to medium- in scale and are perfect for slicing up into lots of pieces, as we quilters love to do.  Below is a pic of my favs.  Orange ...

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Quarter Sections #2 from Tamarack Shack

This is Eileen's Quarter Sections quilt and you can find this Fat Quarter Friendly pattern here.   She used fabrics from her extensive stash to make this quilt and I have seen her stash and it is extensive!

She requested my Topo free hand quilting design as it goes with the theme of the quilt which is the birds eye view of the Canadian Prairies.

The backing is a gold Stonehenge and she used it in the border as well after a little encouragement from me.  She brought over her border fabrics one day to get my opinion and ...

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Spangled Stars Quilt Along {Stripe and Cross Blocks} from Busy Hands Quilts

Here's my Stripe and Cross Blocks for the Spangled Stars Quilt Along over at Quilt Fabrication.  I'm making the wall hanging size, and the colors match one of our bathrooms.

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