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August 21, 2017

I worked on this little mug rug this weekend.  I love mug rugs. I like them to protect my burl wood tables.  I like them for the color they add to the room.  Most of all...I like them because they hide the dust.  This pattern is from the book Learn To Make Quilted Mug Rugs.  Now to sandwich and quilt this little mug rug.  

A busy week is coming up for the Attic Window Quilt Shop.   Check out the classes below.

  • Sling Bag, Monday, Aug. 21
  • Bee, Tuesday, Aug. 22
  • Bee Hive, Wednesday ...

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Quilt As You Go - an IBA Challenge from KISSed Quilts - Keeping It Simple and Stunning

To be honest, this isn't the type of challenge that I got excited about. After hunting high and low for inspiration since I really prefer to ONLY quilt on my long-arm, I was drawn specifically to an image from Hey Let's Make Stuff  (with full tutorial) here:

We also had a suggested size of 36" x 36". When Leah Day's block print arrived in my box, I got really excited and thought maybe that is something I could use in this project.

After using my EQ7 and starting with an 8" block as the 'center' of the ...

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Tute: Double Zipper Pouch/Pencil Case from madebychrissied

Double Zipper Pouch/Pencil Case Tute by Chris Dodsley

The Double Zipper Pouch/Pencil Case is wide enough to hold a 12" ruler and a notepad up to 5-5/8" wide alongside just about anything else you might need on your first day Back To School.  It also has a separate zippered front pocket to hold your spare change and even your phone!  Its size makes it super versatile, how about using it as a makeup bag or a coupon pouch?

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The One, Dear Reader, Where I Am Languishing from knot what it seams

My plans got completely and totally derailed last night.

I had the post for today already sorted out, I knew what I was writing and what photos I needed to take (it was a pattern for stash busting crochet cushion covers, by the way) when the most terrible, awful thing happened. I can barely speak of it, but I shall attempt to rally myself enough to inform you, dear reader, of my trouble *languishes on the lounge and waves a handkerchief weakly in the air.

I had spent hours, simply hours dear reader! trying out a new amigurumi puzzle ball ...

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World Quilt New England 2017 from Knitting Quilter

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A friend and I went to the World Quilt New England run by Mancuso Show Management. It was held in Manchester, NH which isn't too far from where we live. There were so many quilts there! Unbelievable! I think we were overloaded on quilts which I never thought could really happen to us. This is an international quilt show that travels all over the world. There was so much to see! There were also about 50 vendors. Such fun!

I took a few pictures and will share what caught my eye! This quilt above is called Andesine. It measures ...

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Quilts from Brisbane to Roma from Koolkat Quilting

The Fairies in My Garden quilt has been made by Bev from Tarragindi and is being quilted with the jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern.  Sheeren from Raceview ordered a quilt label for her wedding gift quilt for nephew which is being quilted with the I Love It trailing hearts pattern.  Deb's Feathers was chosen as the pattern for this blue and white quilt made by Beth from Roma.

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Quilting done on latest QOV from Beryl the Pearl

I love this little quilt with the big stars!  It is quilted, looking for the perfect binding!

and I adore the backing, a sheet from Ikea,

Then I finished the 3rd block in the Fat Quarter Shop's quilt a long,
and one more on Pat Sloan's Children's Library,
So I am all caught up, just waiting for next clues.  Need to put the binding on the QOV and then pin and quilt my Summer Solstice!  Getting close to needing a new project...

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Ouch! from Cats in the Quiltoriium

I'm still here!   Just been very busy with a lot of personal business and a small writing job. And spending a lot of time with my feet up, due to what I hope is only a heel spur. I've traded many of my morning walks for a 10-13 mile recumbent bike session, which is doing wonders for the way my clothes fit, but I don't seem to be losing weight as fast. Hmmm, adding leg muscle perhaps?

I am trying to get an appointment with the wonderful PT who made my last set of orthotics, I have ...

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Make an Eclipse Art Quilt! And Share it with NASA! from Gefilte Quilt

The good news: There's a once-in-99 years worldwide eclipse tomorrow! 

OK, that's not news, you knew that. What you might not know is that NASA is inviting people to make art quilts based on the event! The agency says, "You have until September 15, 2017 to complete your work, take a picture and upload it using #EclipseArtQuilt."  To learn more about the Eclipse Art Quilt project, go Submitting is free!

So now you may be thinking about whether you should photograph the eclipse. As a rule, it's a good idea for quilters ...

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Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

My little 16"x 16" quilt recieved an honorable mention this week
in the ANNUAL Quilt Alliance contest!

The quilts entered will be displayed at
Quilters Take Manhattan  Sept. 16
International Quilt Festival  Nov. 2-5

They will be AUCTIONED online beginning Nov. 13

I will be knitting this week 
(I'm making some baby vests for twins)
and trying to finish up other projects!!!

It's SO easy to BEGIN...
NOT so easy to FINISH!!!!

What are YOU making???

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Scraps from Fabric Engineer

I've been working on the QST quilt.  Like I mentioned, it's rather repetitive.  However, my bee block is next month, so I started working on that last night.  I actually started working on it a while ago, but once again changed my mind on what I want.

I finally decided on scrappy.  Completely scrappy.  So I've been putting pieces together and it was quite a bit more fun than the QSTs.

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August 20, 2017
The Fab Floor Cloth from Bear Patch Quilting

One of the most frequent questions we get is about our floor cloths.  We think they are a unique and fun way to display and use special fabrics.  Debbie makes a new one every year for the MN Shop Hop.  We keep it on the floor right in front of our cash register counter, a place that gets lots of traffic.  It gets walked on all the time, and lasts through wet shoes, sandy shoes, slushy shoes and salty shoes.

We've shared the instructions on this blog before so I will reprint them here.  We also hand out those ...

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More pictures. from Hand Quilter

It's 93degrees, and 97% humidity.  What else can you do in this heat?  I'm piecing a quilt and then this blog.  Tomorrow is the eclipse, and I don't think I'll be outside too long!  This picture is of an old turnstile base in Amsterdam.  I love the design of the old parts of town.

This was the building that over looked the turnstile.  I would love to live in this!  All glass downstairs and great view from upstairs. 

Ships around the harbor had cool designs.

And the bikes that had been parked sooo long,

That the ...

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Strolling Along The King's Road from Midget Gem Quilts

It amazes me how often I am able to post and link up with Sunday Stash. I would say, indeed, argue vociferously, that I don't buy that much. It does seem however, that I am link up with worrying regularity. Unfortunately Molli Sparkles doesn't seem to have a link up this week. Not to worry. Here we go anyway.

Last weekend my daughter and I did a trail along the King's Road and made a visit to Peter Jones. John Betjeman once said that he wanted to be in the haberdashery department of Peter Jones at the ...

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Seaside Blanket (crochet) – week 14 from France Nadeau

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Free tutorials by Zooty Owl’s Crafty Blog (Seaside Winter Blanket CAL). I’m using Caron Simply Soft and a 3 mm crochet hook.

Downtown House - pattern at

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Downtown Houses - blocks 1-8 in my Craftsy Pattern Store

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Quilting Crazy Curves on a Wonky Christmas Tree Quilt from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I'm finishing my Wonky Christmas Tree quilt with a super simple quilting design called Crazy Curves in the border. This beautiful texture is the perfect contrast to the Swirling Water design we quilted last week.

Learn how I quilted the border of this quilt in this new tutorial video!

Yep, I noticed the lights on the machine were too bright in this video. I'm taking steps to fix that for the next video. Sorry about that!

Click here to find all the videos shared so far on this machine.

Just in case this is first post you ...

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Anniversary, and Ruler Work Practice from Elaine Adair Pieces

Our anniversary is same as Eclipse Day - flowers arrived early, because of all the activity planned tomorrow, big "E" day.  Our little town of 8900 is in the center of the pathway and good grief, so much planned, so many people expected, so many flights in and out and even rumors of a few big name "movie stars"!  We are not accustomed to "traffic" but already 1 day prior to the big "E" day, ... hey, it's a ZOO  out there!  

New subject -- I've been practicing ruler work - this quilt begged for straight lines.  

Originally I tried this ruler ...

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Hand Sewing Binding Butterfly Quilt, Farmers Market Cucumbers from Crazy Victoriana

Hand sewing binding down on back.

Front close up, yes, the yellow and orange butterfly is my favorite.

'Gathering', 45" x 22", binding sewn on front.

Hedlin's Family Farm, La Conner, WA.

Happy Weekend from the Pacific Northwest.
The temperatures have been upper 70's, mostly sunny. 

We've been going to the lake, Lake Wilderness Park, about 15 minutes away,
located in Maple Valley, WA. We put our feet in the water, it's surprisingly warm, and my little grandson enjoys playing in the sand. It's great to watch the kids, big and small, splashing and swimming ...

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Stash report Aug 20, 2017 from Making A Lather

I found 10 fat quarters for 1.00 at a local flea market.

I found these as well. I love the yellow

I have another batch of glitter blocks finished. I am trying to use backgrounds that are just not cream or white. I struggle with that, but I know that is what I liked about the original quilt by Jen Kingwell.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 23 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 303 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this Week:  11 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 263.5 yards

Net Fabric for 2017: 40 yards used ...

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Spooky Trees and Culcita from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

Yesterday I finished the outline quilting in the Spooky Ride panel blocks and then spent some time on Pinterest looking at ideas for spooky trees. I want to stitch a big tree going up the right side of the quilt in heavy 28 weight thread. I've chosen an orange and a gold from the Mettler silk finish line for the tree.

Here are the trees I liked the best:

Think those give me a framework to start with.

Also got two packages in the mail this week:

One was the Culcita box with the beautiful Lagoon fabrics and a ...

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