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May 1, 2016
Fun with Fabric from ... Cat Patches

It was kind of exciting to wake up this morning and know I was going to be working with fabric at my class today. It's been quite a challenge to get this far. Don't you suppose I was feeling pretty smug setting up the little iron caddy in my motel room so that I could iron and sew strips this morning?


It worked great! Pfelicity was set up across the room on the desk, and I got to work sewing three strip sets of each of two fabrics.


Yesterday, Ann  was explaining to me how to do the ...

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OPAM and a little bit more.... from frog cottage designs

The month of April has flown by, school holidays, respite and a new addition. But...I did manage to finish one item completely this month, so I can only add one item to Peg and Kris's OPAM ( one project a month)..but I have a tick, yay!


Tis a new pattern release but of course I still need to finish the matching pillow.... Love working with ric rac lately...who knew lol... This has been in the works for a while, but I keep getting distracted ...


I think I'm a little addicted to Shiralee Stitches's Old Time ...

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tsk, tsk, tsk . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Shame on me, right? Letting seven weeks pass since my last real post! A body shouldn't get that busy, should they?  Or should they?!

What kept me so busy? Well, I spent some one-on-two time with Evey and Ellie.
One-on-three if you count Leia.  Which I don't. I love these silly, happy girls dearly, but they will wear a 'Neesey' out! 

We celebrated Todd's birthday.  Even the California crew got in on the celebratory singing . . .
I can't believe how much they've grown in the last six months. Especially Liv.  I can't wait to get ...

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April 350 Blocks Report from Prairie Moon Quilts

Wow! The end of April sure snuck up on me!

I made a whoppin’ SIX blocks this month! I hope you all did better than I did.

I finally managed to make a second block for The Splendid Sampler. I’m a tidget behind, but since I’m not making every block, I’m not as behind as I could be.

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I’m also behind on my exchange blocks for guild, but I got this one done for Janet. It’s from a free pattern by Pat Sloan called Scrap Happy Star. You can get the free pattern on her ...

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Solid Gems from My Quilt Infatuation

I finally have a quilt top to show you from that stack of Kona solids, and I couldn't be happier with the way it came together!


I wish I could tell you that I know every single Kona color in this quilt, but I just don't.  I do know some though, and just in case you're wondering, I know for sure that I used Berry, Purple, Orchid, Rich Red, Turquoise, Oasis, Tarragon, Royal, Candy Blue, Buttercup, Baby Pink, and two Cloud 9 Cirrus solids- Rain and Amber.  The names of the others have long been forgotten.

This ...

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May Quilty365 from Fret Not Yourself

The sewing machine is back in working order but we've been traveling most of the month, both for business and family. Hours on the road gave me enough time to catch up the circles but now I've stressed a finger and wrist. This may be my last month of Quilty365. I've been thinking about adding several borders so six months of circles may be enough.

Quilty365 April blocks
The April AHIQ linkup is still open. Lots of great posts to read, too. 

Of course, this post is linked to Audrey's Quilty Folk. So many good versions ...

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New patterns released! from Quiet Play

Hello lovely quilters!

I've been busily working behind the scenes of late to bring some new patterns to the Quiet Play shop. I've released three new patterns this week that I'm very excited about! It's been a busy week!

The most recent (and perhaps most anticipated?!) one is the large unicorn block! That's right - now you can make your very own 25" unicorn block. Because everyone needs a giant unicorn right?!


So I've done a little bit of tweaking with this pattern. Because it's so large, some of the pattern templates print over ...

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More Circles and Monthly Recap from High Road Quilter

I thought about working on another quilt so I could show you something else besides circles, but it is the end of the month and the rules say I need to show you my progress so far.

So, this is another batch of circle blocks for my Quilty Project 365, and if you stick with me, there are group shots of all the blocks. When I left you last, I showed you Happy Block 142.  The more I look at it though, the more I want to add a border around it instead of using an adjusting strip across the ...

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Baby Quilt Done! from Eric the Quilter

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It’s been a pretty busy month! I started getting ready for the Lake County Fair. I’m entering quite a few pieces! The only one I have to finish is the art quilt “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone”, and I’m almost done with that as of this afternoon! Last week I made this baby quilt for a dear friend of mine, and I didn’t want to post it until after the baby shower. So, here it is!

I want make a larger version of this for my couch!


Tagged: Baby, Baby Quilt

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"The Cheerful Quilt!" from JulieKQuilts

 I have been working on these applique borders, for the Cheerful quilt!!
 This quilt began as a quilt-as-you-go quilt that I had hatched in my mind, and ended up stuffed in the closet in a wad of disgust.  Recently, however!  This quilt begged to come out and be something else!!  So I took all the hand quilting out (I know, perish the thought, right?), and put the blocks all together.  This is an old block pattern, of which I do not know the name, but I know you will!  And then??
 The quilt just begged for an applique borders!!  All ...

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~Piping Making~ from Crazy 'bout Quilts

I have always loved piping! 
When our DD was small and I made a lot of her clothes, I would add it to collars, pockets, waist bands, just for that extra pop of color. Back then I always purchased piping.  As the years went by I started making it more often than not. And now I try to always make it because, well~ have you seen the quality of prepackaged piping lately? Can it get any skinnier? :-o

Lately I have been using it for a little border pop on a mini quilt, and for bag making. Fun!

I suppose ...

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SAQA PK Talks Round ONE from Tales of a Stitcher

When I last left you dear readers, I had arrived in Philadelphia for the 2016 SAQA conference. Friday of the conference was a big day for me 24 SAQA members. For months, I had been organizing two dozen speakers. These speakers were divided into rounds of eight. Each spoke for 6 minutes and 40 seconds about the topic of their choosing while a slide related to their talk advanced at an even 20 second pace. These type of talks are called PechaKuchas, Lightening Talks, and Ignite. We called them PK’s.

I had participated in a talk session like this ...

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Benched from Fiber and Pulp

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Thursday was a crazy busy day. Stephie came from Cincinnati and took me to the orthopedics clinic in Gallipolis in the early afternoon. They showed me the X-rays of my foot - I actually have two broken bones, one in my lower ankle, the other in my right side arch. Sigh! They decided to leave me in the removable boot for support and warned me not to drive, to keep my foot up as much as possible (to reduce any swelling) and to come back in three weeks for more X-rays (I assume to see whether and how much I have ...

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Benched from Fiber and Pulp

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Thursday was a crazy busy day. Stephie came from Cincinnati and took me to the orthopedics clinic in Gallipolis in the early afternoon. They showed me the X-rays of my foot - I actually have two broken bones, one in my lower ankle, the other in my right side arch. Sigh! They decided to leave me in the removable boot for support and warned me not to drive, to keep my foot up as much as possible (to reduce any swelling) and to come back in three weeks for more X-rays (I assume to see whether and how much I have ...

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Triple Irish Chain 17 from Virtual Quilter

Triple Irish Chain 17

Room for quilting to shine in a Triple Irish Chain.

Some time ago I shared Triple Irish Chain 2 in the introduction to this series.

In a land far, far away, somebody saw that post, and liked one of them enough to make it.

Triple Irish Chain 3 by Sheila

I usually think of open spaces in designs as places I can let the quilting be a star.

Sheila took it one step further …

The only change I made was to add the pieced stars in some of the big white blocks.  It’s the biggest quilt I’ve made, about 118” square and I will ...

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Bee Hive Blocks & My Month Arrives from Pink Doxies




Tic Tac Toe Block


April's block was the Tic Tac Toe, and the Queen Bee requested an orange center with blue or turquoise corners. I think this is going to make a beautiful quilt from the pictures I've seen so far. 

For those of you who don't know, this is my first time participating in a Bee Hive. Twelve participant share in the fun. One Queen Bee each month requests a specific block in her chosen colors, and each worker obliges. Blocks are to be with the Queen by the end of her month. I think everyone ...

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Sunday Stash #331 Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway from Red Pepper Quilts

Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway
for Riley Blake Designs

Backyard Roses is Nadra Ridgeway's second fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs and follows the popular Bloom and Bliss collection (and I love that both these collections mix together so well!). Nadra lives in a small village in Germany and her fabric collections and work, including handmade textiles for babies and children, is inspired by walks through the meadows surrounding her village, thrift store treasures, and scenes from her travels.

Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The collection consists of seven unique designs each in three colorways; a total of 21 prints. The designs range from ...

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2 months plus from Gayle Bong Quilts Too

  1. Wow! It's been over 2 months since I've written. I have the great excuse that I have been busy, however it hasn't been just with quilting. I've been working on 5 different projects off and on depending on who I am sewing with. No, I don't get confused. I pretty much sew on auto-pilot. I like that it gives me time between working on one project cause it gives me time to think about how I want to proceed. Decisions on fabrics and settings aren't always taken lightly.
  2.  About 2 years ago I made ...

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Ditsy for Doll Quilts! from The Civil War Quilter

    Boy, it has been a long time. We have been having spotty internet for months. When I planned on posting, I couldn't get on. When I could get on, I had too little time to post. So annoying. Finally our Hotspot died altogether and it took a week for Randy to decide on our next service provider; then another week till Mediacom could install it for us. I have more bars than ever and it is so much faster too. Win. Win.

   I participated in Lori at Humble Quilts blog doll quilt swap for the third year. I was ...

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UFO out of the bag and on the WALL!! from The Cozy Quilter

This is what happens when a project sits in a bag, pinned to a piece of flannel for almost two years.  In the Spring of 2014, Jacquie Gering came to the London Friendship Quilter's guild as our speaker and workshop leader.  I went to the Stitch and Flip workshop and came home full of enthusiasm for my new project!  I had pinned all of the squares to the flannel design wall and carefully rolled it up so I would not lose any pieces or where they were supposed to go in the quilt.

 This week, after careful aging (LOL ...

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