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May 28, 2015
Back at work, and picking is done from WAZOO! Newsbits

My friend/customer, Kay, finished the embellishment of her 'Toast to Toulouse' quilt, and it is truly stunning! The beadwork and crystals add just the right amount of bling. She has sent her entry off to Houston, so keep your fingers crossed that it gets accepted.


I did the stitch in the ditch on the customer Halloween quilt today in between trips to town with my newspaper ad copy and sample logo. The ad will start next week here in the North Georgia News.
Land of friendly people...like me!
 It comes once a week to around 10,000 homes ...

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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 seem 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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Quilt-Cam 5/27/2015 from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Check out Michelle's progress on her Spoolin' Around Leader & Ender challenge from a few years back!  She sent this along during LAST Quilt-Cam before I left for Alaska!

She writes:
Hi Bonnie!  I'm a couple years late, but a friend and I are swapping spool block kits and I'm using them for my leaders and enders.
When I get about 100, I sew them into 4 patch blocks to use in my future Spoolin' Around quilt...and that's what I'm sewing tonight while watching.  Have a good trip!!

You know, there is no deadline ...

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Amazing How I Can't Keep My Quilt Room Clean! from Quilting My Way

Today was another great start. I walked with our neighbors. Got in a lot of walking.

Got back home, started doing laundry. I got quite a bit done actually. The morning was more for cleaning then it was for anything else. I got a lot of cleaning done. It is interesting how much of a mess I can make. lol


After lunch I headed downstairs, and saw this wonderful mess. So I had to clean it up before I could work on the Black and White quilt. Or any other quilt! As I was putting things away, the doorbell rang ...

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Layout from Fabric Engineer

I have a few days left before starting June's goal, (June!  How is it so close already??) and so I pulled out the blocks from the Simply Solids bee.  I love them, but there was no person to give them to and so I stalled out.  I now have someone in mind, but it still might be a bit.

Anyway.  I am having a hard time with the layout.  All the blocks are so different!  Maybe that's a good thing and it means any layout will be fine.  But if you see some blocks that should maybe be ...

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Have My Cake and Eat it Too from MMM Quilts

I wrote this earlier today, and then life happend and so did a few thunderstorms... so here we go:

Today is a red-letter day for me.

I used to think two things about aging:
1.  that I would NEVER live to be FORTY
2.  that I would NEVER live to see the year 2000

(because the world would probably end by then.)

Well, I made it.

And then some.

Today my very first pension cheque from the teaching profession, albeit only half a full pension amount, got deposited into our bank account. I also used to believe in the early ...

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Travelling with the Old Crank from Dora Quilts

Singer 99 handcrank from the late 1930's.  I took it along to my daughter's college apartment for the long weekend to make some covers for the arms of the living room chairs.  (They were wearing a definitely amateur fix.)  I had quilted the yardage at home before I went.  She and the young woman who will be her roommate for this coming year share some favorite colors--most notably that pale

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Bed of Roses…..Part 2! from Simple Bird Applique

Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to the first block of Bed of Roses!!  I quickly sold out of patterns and BOM kits, but don’t worry, I quickly placed another order for patterns and they are on the way.

So, here are a few details about the Bed of Roses BOM.  If you ordered Block 1 (pattern and fabric) I assume you are going to want all 12 blocks.  I have put aside a complete set of patterns (and fabric) with your name on it.  The fabric that you will receive in your kit is the exact same ...

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Spring Market 2015 from The Quilting Queen Blog

I can't believe I missed Spring Market 2015 in Minneapolis this year.  It was so close to me but alas I had to make a decision.... Spring Market or a 7 day Caribbean Cruise .... why I think I'll miss Spring Market.

Even though I wasn't there in person, some of my work was there and I was there in spirit.  One of my friends, who just happens to be an artist and fabric designer for Quilting Treasure, J Wecker Frisch called me about 2 weeks before market and ask if I had time to quilt a couple ...

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Still prepping, plus.....- from Mimi's Passions

Yes, I am still prepping for my retreat that will take place in a couple weeks.
I planned on "buying" fabric for the alternating blocks for the 9-patch quilt, but ended up finding  several yards of gold florals  in the  Robyn Pandolph line lying around in my cupboard.  That's what I get for putting some of these projects away for "years".  It's a blessing though, I don't have to buy fabric that I don't need. 

Laid out my 9-patches and the alternating 6 1/2 " squares.


It's a good thing that I decided to lay ...

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Incline - Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts from Piece N Quilt

I'm really excited today to introduce you to another one of our new quilt patterns; Incline. Incline is one of the 20 quilt patterns form our new book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

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Brown Bagger Projects from The Berkshires from PugMom Quilts

We had a very small group this year at the Berkshires: Nancy D., Joanne S., Sally, Cheryl, Jean, Karen and me. Local friends, Kate and Cindy, joined us for a few days and Joannie showed up on Friday afternoon. We also enjoyed seeing some visitors: Monty (Kate's Mom), Sophia (Kate's three year old granddaughter) as well as Kathleen and her kids, Kellie and Eric. Kathleen and her gang are regular visitors to our Berkshire retreat. Kellie, who is now 10, usually joins us for some sewing.

Here's our silly group selfie: from left to right: Joanne, Sally ...

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May for Me - Guest Post from Carolyn! from Crafty Sewing and Quilting

Hi I am Carolyn Meuser.

How special to be invited to tell my story here at Marcia’s May For Me Event.  But just as I began to think about it, unexpected distractions, interruptions, and disruptions took a lot of attention.  Now suddenly it’s way past mid May!  

But there was one happy project amidst all the confusion – making tote bags for three lovely ladies in my family for Mother’s Day.  I just had to make an extra for me.  It’s a handy size with 4 x 12 base.




 I love to give gifts, and I had ...

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Utilizing vertical space in a small sewing room from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

iron hanger

My sewing room is a tiny eight by 12 feet. At that size it is critical that I not only take advantage of each square foot of floor space, but also the vertical space.

You might not think of your walls as potential storage for sewing items, but that’s what I’m doing in my sewing studio. I’ve already spruced up a thread storage rack and mounted it to the wall to create thread storage that is functional, a space saver and attractive to look at.

iron hanger

Next up was installing a wall mount for my ironing board. When ...

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Over The Fence in AUSTRALIAN QUILTERS COMPANION (Issue 73) & Giveaway! from IVORY SPRING

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Hello Friends, I hope you had a blessed Memorial Day weekend.  Ours involved a bit of whirlwind traveling.  We are home now, and are back to our normal schedule.

I have been anticipating my copies of the latest Australian Quilters Companion to reach me from Australia… because I am being profiled in the issue – a small fish like myself!  A huge thank you to the editor for the lovely feature!

It felt sort of weird reading about myself in the profile — because in the core I am a private person and always do my best to not stick out.  I ...

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My Heart Is Full from MMM Quilts

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

~Mahatma Gandhi                        


This weekend:
Clematis at Dayna's
Fresh from a local greenhouse
Last night:
H2H quilt top is done

Rhododendrons in Amherstburg


Incredible sunset (this does not do it justice) over the Detroit River, Amherstburg
Just to relate this to quilting, as if the colours are not enough, Amherstburg was the last stop on the Underground Railroad to Canada and freedom, quilts hung over porch railings or on clotheslines with symbols sewn in to safely lead the way.

This morning:
7 am:  Greeted ...

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Quilt Show Photos from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

While I was busy tending to my booth at the Crystal Coast Quilt Show, David went around and took photos of the show for me. I'll be sharing these photos over the next couple of weeks as I am running around like crazy trying to find a place to live for six months while our new home in Wilmington is being built. I will have so much to tell you in the months ahead and I'm excited to share this new adventure with you. Until then, here are some gorgeous quilts.














Hugs,
Michelle, the Bunnies and Sabrina kitty ...

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Bright Bordered Squares Quilt from Pippa Patchwork

After a spurt of making lots of little quilts, I just had to dive into something big and cuddly.

Bordered squares on ladder

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the gradual coming together of this quilt, starting with the slicing up of nearly my entire remaining shot cotton stash.

shot cottons

A few blocks here and there, a couple rows at a time, and the top came together relatively quickly. I’m still quite in love with simple stitching in the ditch, which is methodical (sometimes maddening), and gives the quilt a softness and purely patchwork aesthetic. In the end, I’m so ...

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After Pompeii OP 13 and 13a from Virtual Quilter

After Pompeii 13

Not a lot of room for quilting ….

After Pompeii 13a

… but there is enough room to fit in a feathered wreath.

Feathers are a feature where there is an appropriate spot for them … but rarely look great as a filler.


Filed under: After Pompeii Tagged: Applique, Double Wedding Ring, Patchwork, Quilt, Quilting

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Former Flour Sacks w/Dresser Scarf Sleeves Peddler from CollectInTexas Gal

As a 'Vintage Linen Collector', I think I must have been a 'Chiffonnier' in a former life.  How else can I explain a life long  attraction to any old piece of lace, ribbon, fabric, yarn, string, thread, embroidery, and on and on.  Didn't... and still doesn't matter if it was/is torn, tattered, stained, dirty, wearable or ready for the rag bag.

I call myself a Vintage Linen Collector which is a term widely used today among collectors of  all of the above mentioned collectibles.  I didn't come up with VLC myself, but sort of adopted the ...

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