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June 23, 2017
Heading for the edge from Stitchin' Therapy

  Nothing like approaching the end of the month and realizing you have ignored, and evaded the one goal on the list from last month!!!  The task  was  to quilt the 9 patch quilt that has been sitting patiently for me.  I figured a bit each day and I could finish it up by the end of the week.










  I was zipping about on full cruise control mode, and I could hear a difference in the sound.  And then a tug.  I looked up and noticed the spool of thread was almost empty.  Close enough to the end, to make me ...

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Harpsichord Block Sewing Sequence from Quilt Obsession

I said I was going to do it and, as I know I’ll end up referring to this if – when the Harpsichord Quilt project ends up dormant again (which is an inevitability when the Ribbon Flower collection is released),  it will be a great resource for me.

Beginningwtmk

I start with the middle square and the four black music print octagons. The first octagon gets added to the middle square but I don’t break my thread.

First Continuouswtmk

Because then I sew the second black octagon to the first. Then I start again and sew that second black octagon to the ...

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Summer Sew Along-Day 4 from Needle and Foot

Good morning all.  I hope your shirts are progressing and that none of you are experiencing any frustrations.  From what I have heard and seen, it looks like there are some really pretty shirts coming together. Yay! If you have made it to this point, then it is time to check the fit and start stitching the main seams together. If you are not quite there yet, no problem.  You will catch up! If you are new to this event, click here to start at the beginning.

In this post we are going to talk about methods to use for ...

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Enlarging & Reducing Photocopy Chart from Melody Crust - Fiber Artist

I am working on a quilting design for my latest quilt. I drew the design just the way I wanted it. But wouldn't you know that it was too small. Here is the chart I use to make it just the right size!


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Three more seams............. from Exuberant Color

I got nine more horizontal seams sewn on the Friendship Star quilt top, three more to go.  

My granddaughter cooked a beef roast in the crockpot yesterday and invited her mom and dad and me over for a meal and the movie Beauty and the Beast.  Everyone had been telling me how great the movie was and I have to agree with them.


The Annabelle Hydrangeas are doing well.   This one is right next to my front porch.  I have another smaller one by the back of the house.




The first Balloon flower has bloomed.  I read that they don ...

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So, there’s this! from Terificreations's Weblog

Maddie Kertay, and Cheryl Sleboda encouraged me to submit classes for Fall Quilt Market. After some thought I submitted three classes, and two are accepted. First up on Saturday October 28 is Creating Consumer Confidence—Machine Sales; the second is Sunday October 29th Creating Confidence in the In-Store Talent. Having worked in quilt shops on and off … Continue reading So, there’s this!

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Fabric News from Lily's Quilts



Blue Moon Collection in new in stock at Elephant In My Handbag.  This new fabric collection from Wee Gallery for Dear Stella is causing a stir of excitement amongst quilters! Blue Moon transports you to a meadow of grazing woodland critters just as the stars and moon start to wink in the sky.


Introducing the new Deborah Kemball Studio ...

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A Little More Progress from Quilts....etc.

I think I have it figured out now that I need to make a total of 25 blocks for Tumalo Trails – I have 13 finished and 9 patch blocks finished for 3 more. I will be making the same border that Bonnie has on hers and my quilt will be larger – I think […]

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Salad Days from Midget Gem Quilts

It has been unseasonably warm here for the last month. June is the hottest month on record since 1976, the year I did my GCSEs, we had our English classes on the school lawn. It is a terrific month for having a picnic, time I finished my picnic rugs. We haven't actually had any picnics, but we might have, if my Jam Sandwiches and Red Lemonade quilts had been ready. But its too hot to sit in an airless room and baste and quilt. With foresight, I should have done these in the spring. Hold on, I was doing ...

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A Year of Wreaths: June Felt Butterflies Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

It’s time for the May wreath in our Year of Wreaths series with Laura Howard! Read on for her beautiful butterflies tutorial and pick up a kit here. Take it away, Laura!

Felt Butterflies Wreath

This month’s wreath is an ode to two of summer’s great joys – clear blue skies, and beautiful butterflies!

The wreath is wrapped in some gorgeous sky blue yarn and decorated with butterflies made from wool blend felt. For an extra special wreath, you could use embroidery thread to decorate the butterflies’ wings or add sequins for a bit of sparkle. You can also use the ...

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Hot pad obsession from AND SEW IT GOES

I have been making hot pads. Obsessively. I know, that's pretty crazy. But hear me out. It isn't that I want or need a large number of them, but they are nice to have, right? No, it's really about figuring something out. And this is an intriguing little puzzle.

It all started when our knitting group went away for a weekend at Hood Canal—an incredibly beautiful place in Washington state. We relaxed. We ate, we drank wine, we laughed, we knitted. Except for Joyce—she crocheted cleverly constructed hot pads that were a nice thick double ...

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A Smaller Big Spin from Quilt Fabrication

Got one done, despite the heat! Here's a smaller version of The Big Spin,

A Smaller Big Spin


 based on the pattern from the book Stash Lab.

Stash Lab book
Stash Lab by Tonya Alexander

The finished size for my small version is 36" x 36", and was possibly going to be given as a baby quilt. But hubby has an blank orange wall behind him at work, and wants to hang it there. Guess he can't resist that big pinwheel either - it's my favorite part!

How about some closeups? The quilting follows that of the pattern, a big spiral, though I put little ...

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Ski to Sea Queen Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a queen size Ski to Sea quilt for my son.  This quilt has been in progress for several years and has finally been released from WIP purgatory.


I placed it on his bed today after he left for the summer to work on his grandparents' farm.  I wasn't about to put it on a perpetually unmade bed!!

You can view closeup pictures of the quilting in my Instagram feed.  I post a lot more in-progress pictures there.

Ski to Sea is ...

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A Finished Quilt: The Pink Snowball from Jo's Country Junction

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I put this one on the quilting machine the other day.  I’ve had the top done for quite awhile, but not quilted.

This one has a bit of a history….Some time ago a blog reader sent me a box of fabric and things.  In that box were some pieces of fabric that looked like they were suppose to be snowball blocks.  There were blocks that had the corners snipped off of them.  Hmm…I tried to figure out how I could use the blocks.  The corners that were snipped off were pretty shallow so my idea was to ...

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Another Advert For 10% from Angie Quilts

You might be tired of me saying this (?) but I really feel that I have to tell you, confess, once again... 
Lots more fabric arrived!!! 
and there's another shipment due in later today!!! I am finding myself hiding when I see a delivery van arrive!! 
I even got Carol to sign for the fabrics that arrived yesterday! 
I think I am in denial, ha!
I have had to fill up not only one 'Temptation Trolley', 

but TWO 'Temptation Trolleys'... Yes 2!
More Bitty Bolts (Bitty Bolts = bolts with only small amounts of fabric on them) have been found/created ...

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Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Lots Going On... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Here it is, Friday again - - - how did that happen?  But however it happened, it means one thing - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!

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It's been a strange week for me - I've been hopping from project to project, working several things at one time, some on a deadline, some not.  I've worked a little on the Long Time Gone quilt, which I want to have finished and quilted in time to enter it in our local quilt show in mid-September...


These pineapple blocks are a real ...

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All nice and labeled - from A Left-Handed Quilter

The way they should have been done in the first place - ;)) I found some white fabric that had some ugly red streaks on it from something that had obviously "run" a while back - and thought it could still be useful as the "facing" for my labels - So - my usual method is to use some "sew-in" fabric sheets and work up a sheet of labels using my computer and an address label template - then

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Inspirational Design for the Quilter from Pink Doxies


Wynn Las Vegas

There is no greater place under one roof than Wynn Las Vegas if you are a quilter looking for design inspiration. Of course, this is my humble opinion, but allow me to show you just one small part. 

The arrangement above was in the middle of a long promenade. Notice how it was tilted slightly off center. I thought to myself, 'It eliminated that centering issue we often have with a motif, and the eye naturally adjust to saying it's skewed on purpose rather than off. I can use that.'

Another quick lesson in breaking up ...

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Stitchography with Leni Weiner from Cheryl Lynch Quilts



One of the advantages of being the Program Chair of a quilt guild is that you get to spend time with some wonderful quilters.  Leni Weiner was one of the speakers that I invited to visit my guild, Calico Cutters in West Chester, PA.  Leni is a very talented quilt artist and our members really enjoyed her lecture and workshop, and I am thrilled to be able to call her my friend.
1. Please introduce yourself (actual and professional name) and describe your areas of expertise

My name is Leni Levenson Wiener and I live just outside NYC.  I consider ...

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Canon Pixma MG2450 Driver Software Download from Quilter in the Gap

If you are looking for a printer that can give you the best photo printing result, then Canon PIXMA MG2450 printer is one printer that you need. That is because this printer is manufactured by Canon, as one of the best printer manufacturers. As an addition to that, this printer also has some nice features that will help you print the best photo print.

One of them is the FINE cartridge system that will help you get the detailed sharp photos. This technology will let you have the smallest droplets of ink of 2pl. that means, you will get a ...

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