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September 22, 2017
Health Hazard from Quilty Pleasures

Yesterday I discovered a health hazard in a place I thought to be safe.  Not only safe, but healthy!  I was nearly killed by fruit and chocolate.  Yes, you heard me correctly.

Late yesterday afternoon, I was still in my PJs (don't judge me) and taking the laundry down from the back deck.  I wasn't wearing my hearing aids and was in my own little world, enjoying my fresh-smelling laundry.  I live in the middle of nowhere and no one ever comes to my house.  It's safe to walk on my back deck in my PJs knowing ...

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A Trip to PNQE from Terificreations's Weblog

Yep, that’s what happened. I took the two plus hour trip to PNQE at the Oaks Sunday morning. I went just to go. Most shockingly of all – duhn duhn duh – I went by Myself. While this isn’t anything unusual, I went to visit with friends. That’s it. Visit. I didn’t buy anything. I … Continue reading A Trip to PNQE

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A New Flower for the Garden – Perhaps a Clematis? from Quilt Obsession

Flower Segmentswtmk

The latest ribbon flower was started on Tuesday and this time I’ve tried to keep track of how long it took to sew one. I got these segments pieced in about six hours. In the process, I think I’ve discovered what may be, for me, the quickest method of sewing the ribbon flowers. It’s going to be great to have this sewing sequence sorted out when I start on the next of the flower quilts.


It took about another three or four hours of sewing time for the flower to bloom.

Back of Flowerwtmk

The back. Pressed but I’ve ...

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Voor mensen met een hele vaste hand... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Ademloos heb ik gekeken naar het volgende filmpje:

En voor wie geen vaste hand heeft?
Die kan gewoon naar het filmpje kijken en zich alleen maar verwonderen....

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Traveling on from Romany Quilting

We have been slowly making our way southwards over the last few days.  And before we left New Plymouth  Mt Egmont rewarded us with a glorious cloud free photo – and that doesn’t happen very often.  Isn’t it a beautiful sight?

Mt Egmont

We traveled down to Stratford - named after the birthplace of William Shakespeare and many of the streets bear the name of the characters from his plays.  Stratford's glockenspiel stands in the main street, Broadway, and is unique to New Zealand.   Romeo and Juliet, emerge for the balcony scene, reaffirming their vows of love, four times ...

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Blue and Pink from Asianartandquilt's Blog

Looking up at the blue sky above, it is filled with pink. The cherry blossoms are blooming. An ART QUILT!

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Fun sewing........ from Exuberant Color

I found enough flannel scrap pieces to cut the last 4 tumbler shapes.  I sewed the last 4 rows onto the quilt top yesterday morning.  I will press it later.  Since I can't do any machine quilting right now there is no hurry.
Last night I was looking for something and came across a bag of scraps from this quilt that I basted right before my pacemaker surgery.  I paired the scraps and sewed these little wonky blocks.  I'm not sure what they will turn into.  They are small, about 4" x 6".  They haven't been pressed ...

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Mededeling from de Quiltschuur goes Italy

I.v.m. familieomstandigheden zijn wij de komende 2 weken niet goed bereikbaar. Excuses voor het ongemak.

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"BLIJ" from Supergoof Quilts

Broderie Perse Voorproefjes
voor altijd

Twintig blokken,
2 blokken,
 niet in de beepee techniek zijn gemaakt,
maar ze MOESTEN er gewoon in.


Ja gewoon,
omdat mijn hart dat zei.

En nu ben ik blij.

 dat iets waar ik ergens in mei 2016 aan begon,
en waarvan ik geen idee had,
hoe het zou worden,
waarbij ik zomaar wat deed,
oftewel mijn gevoel,
mijn hart 
liet spreken.

al die Broderie Perse Voorproefjes,
 precies geworden zijn,
waar ik van hou,
een hele grote bij mekaar gefantaseerde,
houvanjou- quilt.

Hoe groot ...

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On To Primary Colors from Quilts....etc.

I have about 5 weeks to get this quilt quilted and bound for the raffle for the library and of course once I got started I started to have tension issues which I never have with my Juki!  Yuk – I am horrible at adjusting tension.  So I am taking a break from that and […]

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Bloggers Quilt Festival - Quilt Entry 2 from Quilt Fabrication

Enjoying all of the quilts entered on the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2017? I sure am!

                                                 Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2017 hosted by Amy Ellis at

Today, I'm entering quilt #2, Fireworks.

Fireworks quilted wall hanging

This quilt just makes me so happy! Always a fan of red, white, and blue, and exploding fireworks - what more could I ask for?

And just like Joy, my first entry, this one deserves the nod because
  • it's an original design
  • the quilting is a perfect fit
  • the fireworks are ready to burst off the quilt!

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A walk in the park! from Celtic Thistle Stitches

Several months ago the Embroiderers Guild sent out a request for contributions to a forthcoming exhibition to be based around books. The exhibition would be called Page 17, although the solicited exhibits could be based upon anything to do with a book not just the 17th page. The exhibits would be on display at the Knitting and Stitching shows in Harrogate and London and, it was hoped, would also travel to other venues later in the year.

Existing works that might suit the theme were to be submitted by the end of April for consideration and a deadline of the ...

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2017 Quilt Bloggers Quilt Show from Color, Creating, and Quilting

Each year AmysCreativeSide hosts a virtual Quilt Bloggers Quilt Show.  If you are looking for a lot of fun eye candy, hop on over to see all the amazing talent out there.   Wow!  This will be entry #1 for me.  We are allowed two.

Most of these quilters are waaay out of my league but I'm going to enter something anyway just because I am excited to be able to say I finished my first quilt that's bigger than a baby quilt this year.  It actually was intended to be a baby quilt but the person who asked ...

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Weekly Dispatches 22 September 2017 from Aussie Hero Quilts

Hello to all you Sewing Wonders!
I hope your week has being going well and that you have great things planned for this weekend.
My husband and I have the hugely important job of baby sitting the hairy Grand Dog this

Henri the French Bull Dog has become a large part of all of our lives with his antics, silly face and rolls of loose skins. 
As he is the much loved dog of our sailor son, it is a very important job.
Your weekend may be more interesting!

So far for 2017 we have sent off 1322 quilts ...

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Ask Jo: This and That from Jo's Country Junction


Everyone once in while blog readers ask question in the comment section or in personal emails.  Sometimes I know that other blog readers might like the answer to the same questions.

A recent question from Mary Lee was:  “I would really appreciate a tutorial on pie crusts! I tried to find it in the archives but could not.”  The question came after I wrote this blog post about making strawberry pie.


Ah…it’s not.  Thanks for pointing that out to me.  I don’t have my pie crust recipe on the blog and I should have it on.  How ...

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Fossil Rim Blog Tour ~ A Dino-mite Baby Ensemble! from quiltscapes

Sometimes, the cutest fabric comes along, and you just gotta make stuff!

Baby Ensemble made by Debbie Proctor & Deonn Stott
featuring Fossil Rim fabrics designed by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs
Boy fabrics seem to get cuter and cuter as the years go by, and this line is no exception!  My friend Debbie, (who just happens to have a new grandson!) agreed to collaborate for this fun blog tour.  When we saw that the line is also offered in knits, Debbie immediately thought of making a baby layette gown.

In her later years, Debbie's mother had made hundreds ...

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Anither Day Away from Quilting My Way

As I starttd to type I realized that title could be about anything. Makes one wonder what I meant. Even I don't know the answer to that at times.

I was up early and ready to go. Helped Cherrill with her socs, chatted a few minutes and left. Hate being late to work, but then they let me come and go on my own time. I was there right at 9 am, which I hate because I lie to be a few minutes early if I can. Got into what I was working on and an hour into it ...

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Love Entwined by Chris Endrich from Esther's Blog

When I first saw progress on this quilt, I called the chosen hues 'sunshine on fabric.' Today I'm delighted to share Chris's finished quilt with you all. It's a journey full of dedication, love and colour.

Isn't it breathtaking?
Here's what Chris has to say about her journey through Love Entwined:

"I started my quilt when it was published as a BOM and wanted it to show off all the colours I like which is pretty much any colour under the sun, so it includes all possible shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, violet and ...

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Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Pushing the Season... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, it's Friday again!!  Can you believe it? And you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!!!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!

This week, I kind of "pushed the season" and made some cute Halloween pillow covers...

These were pretty simple - I took a charm pack of Halloween fabric and cut it into 2.5" squares, then added enough solid orange to have enough squares (192) to make three 16" pillow covers.  I laid the squares out on fusible interfacing, then ironed to secure them down.  I folded the ...

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Intricately finished from The Academic Quilter

Hi all, and happy first day of fall! Where we live, it feels more like summer has made a return with a vengeance, at least in terms of the temperature.  It's supposed to be 90 degrees this weekend!  I don't know what's happening any more.  I went out walking last night and nearly sweated through my shirt.  It could be worse--it could be about 80 degrees colder.  That's coming down the road, I'm sure.

The happiest thing I did this week is finally, finally finish off the It's Complicated quilt, and I'm doing ...

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