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August 3, 2021
Time to Use Some Squares and Scraps from Fret Not Yourself

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy 
that you have little time to criticize others.
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Quilting


I quilted the two easy baby quilts - a top that was ready and a set of blocks. The next ones will take a bit more work. There's a box in my workroom overflowing with 2" and 2.5" squares. Some are leftovers from previous projects. Some a tag-ends of WOF cuts. Whatever. The box is full and I need to use it up. 

Not feeling terribly original, I chose to use my old ...

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30 blocks...................... from Exuberant Color


It took me until 3:30 to get all of the pop-up shop purchases boxed up and delivered to the post office yesterday.  The weather has been nice again for a few days.  It's too bad we are going back to 90s again over the weekend.

Last night I sewed the other 15 blocks and put all 30 up on the design wall.  I didn't think I liked the combinations when I had only 15 blocks done but now I like it.  I might do a little more rearranging of blocks before I sew them.  This will be ...

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Love Letters from Quilts....etc.

Well I didn’t have enough aqua for August to make the Love Letters that color and have enough to make my star blocks, in fact I’m not sure if I have enough to do my star blocks I still have to explore the boxes.  So I decided seeing as my pink Love Letter block is […]

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Same - from A Left-Handed Quilter

As yesterday -   I spent most of the day doing "chores" -  And have more scheduled for tomorrow -  So we'll see how much sewing I can get done - When I get the chance to PLAY - LOL - ;))  Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew

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Round 3 from Swooze's Quilts and Tall Tales

I just finished sewing round 3 on all 42 blocks for my OMG.  I’ll have to press them all tomorrow and get the fourth anf final round ready.  I have about 10 blocks I’m trying to choose specific colors for and will sort those out first.  At this rate I’ll have my blocks done this week.  All the more time to play witchy he layout!




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Embroidery Meeting Day from Quilting My Way

 Today I was out the door for my embroidery meeting. We had 4 members show today. That was one more than usual, lately. 

I worked on the Wild Orchard one. I got the bullions done on the right flower, then got to work on the bottom one. I have 2 more to do before this is done. I can then get to work on the beading and then it will be done. 

Came home and I worked on my QuickBooks to find out I had another mistake! I worked it out, then I gave up! I had already redone the ...

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Stitch Roadies No 119 from Wollie Mammoth

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Yogurt Taste Test from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’ve been making yogurt for at least 15 years. I always use whole milk and add a little yogurt. I started out with a storebought starter and then just saved a little of my own from each batch to use as the starter for the next batch. Sometimes we run out or I got a...

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Martha's Starry Bouquet from Creative Longarm Quilting

I've been dodging storms for over two weeks... me and lightning have a history... it's not a good one.  But after two weeks of trying my best to quilt during the oddest of hours (for me at least), I've finally finished Martha's quilt.  It is a beauty, and a biggie... 108x108!  So, excuse my not so perfect photos - it's too big for my boards to get a nice flat pic.I used my Edges (Set 2) to mark

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Day 2 - Tour de Fleece 2021 from Thread Head

Last month was Tour de Fleece (an online spinning event that takes place at the same time as the Tour de France).
My goal was to spin everyday.


I didn't get as much spun as in previous years, but at least I met my goal.
314g of fibre spun, 2135m of singles spun, resulting in 793m of yarn.


The first is a 3 ply sock yarn (a BFL and nylon blend).


This one is just the start of a large spin, with some local fibre that I blended some sari silk and silver angelina into one of the plies ...

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Anniversary Dinner from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I got what I asked for – pizza from Little Caesar’s. Vince even admitted it was good. Yesterday I cooked a special meal that Vince likes and today was my day. Probably not right that we each get a day to do what we want but . . it worked out this year. A lot...

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Road to Oklahoma Quilt Block from Fat Quarter Shop from The Crafty Quilter

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing my version of the Road to Oklahoma quilt block. This is a free quilt block pattern provided by Fat Quarter Shop! They’re also offering a quilt kit to make a 65.5″ x 65.5″ quilt or you can purchase a downloadable pdf pattern that has fabric requirements and instructions for both a table runner or a quilt in three different sizes.

Road to Oklahoma Quilt Kit @ Fat Quarter Shop
Image Source: Fat Quarter Shop

The Road to Oklahoma quilt block measures 20.5″ x 20.5″, so it’s big enough to make a table topper all by itself. When ...

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Beth’s Brunsvigia Quilts 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Love the one above …

… and the next one more!

I have been away from home for a couple of days with fellow quilters, so today’s first job is to get my feet back on the ground, back in the land of reality.

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Posy Baskets Quilt from A Sentimental Quilter

 I love basket quilts! The new small quilt challenge for this month from the Schoolgirl Sampler book is - Posy Baskets on page 36. (The sampler sew along group is still open. You can...

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Juvenile Quilt from The Knitting Quilter


 I just finished quilting this for a friend. I love the fabrics which are Australian. The orange is much more vivid than is looks in this picture. It measures 42" X 61". It was fun to quilt although you can't really see the quilt design very well. I used King Tut thread in variegated blue.  I used the same thread in the bobbin. The stitches look really nice. 


This is the backing fabric. Isn't it great?? I really love the colors.


Here's the pantograph I used. It's called Popcorn. I think you can see why it ...

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Juvenile Quilt from Knitting Quilter


 I just finished quilting this for a friend. I love the fabrics which are Australian. The orange is much more vivid than is looks in this picture. It measures 42" X 61". It was fun to quilt although you can't really see the quilt design very well. I used King Tut thread in variegated blue.  I used the same thread in the bobbin. The stitches look really nice. 


This is the backing fabric. Isn't it great?? I really love the colors.


Here's the pantograph I used. It's called Popcorn. I think you can see why it ...

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Fabric Decision Day ~ 30 Days of Improv QAL from Life in the Scrapatch



30 Days of Improv Quilt Along Starts Today

Click in the link below for more info: 

Broadcloth Facebook Studio ~ Facebook Page

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So it is Fabric Decision Day

Here are the fabric pulls I considered for this project:



Fabric Choice A

My first thoughts were to choose some fall colored fabrics as the season will be starting to turn this month in my quilty corner.

It took me awhile to dig out and assemble these fabrics.

The small floral and yellow lead fabrics are from an old line by Basic Grey called "Persimmon" and have been in my stash for a ...

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Tuesday To-Do Linky Party from Melva Loves Scraps

If you are looking for the Tuesday To-Do Linky Party, you are in the right place!  Chris Knits is off enjoying vacation and has temporarily passed the torch to me...

As Roseanne says over at Home Sewn By Us, Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”

So here's where I am with my to-do list...

✔  Memory quilt...  

✔  Cake Walk quilt... this was the Dresden/Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for a customer.  

I bounced back and forth so many times between these two quilts I feel like a pinball!  It all depended on how ...

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A Quilting Life Home & Hearth | New Book from A Quilting Life

A Quilting Life Home & Hearth featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends, and happy Monday! Today I’m super excited to share a bit more about my upcoming quilt book, A Quilting Life Home & Hearth: Quilts and More to Cozy Up Your Décor. I’ve shared the cover and pre-order information already, but today I’m going to be sharing details about the quilts and projects you’ll […]

The post A Quilting Life Home & Hearth | New Book appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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August 2, 2021
A Weekend Home… from Jo's Country Junction

A guest post from Kayla…

I’ll start with my Jasper tax today. I got to visit home last weekend. We went up after Scotty’s party and stayed until Monday at bedtime.

On Sunday night after supper Kalissa randomly asked if we wanted to go throw rocks in the river. It sounded strange, but we all rode down and did just that. Jasper had a total blast. He was giggling uncontrollably every time a rock splashed. Kalissa’s boys loved it.

The lighting was perfect and Kalissa grabbed a great shot of the two of us.

She got last ...

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