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February 22, 2024
6 of the 8 final sets.............. from Exuberant Color

I cut 8 sets but only brought 6 of them upstairs to sew last night.  I was too stiff and sore after doing a little over an hour of outside work to go back down and get the others.

I got them sewn last night and will sew the other 2 sets before I do any pressing. Then I can mix them all in with the the ones in the layout on the design wall. 

I tore out all of the tomato plants and pulled up the cages and nested them.  Then I picked up branches that have fallen in ...

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I Like Thursday # 390 favorite couples, fine dining, art and a poodle from Not Afraid of Color


one of my little paintings this week
really light on likes this week, but here goes

 We made zucchini bites again this week, this time using the little muffin size and they came out perfect!It made 16 small bite sized (two bites) appetizers and we had them during the week with my dip made of yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, and chives. 

I tried making some lemon mousse this week, 


I chilled it in a bowl before making a more fancy presentation

fresh lemon juice and I added in some zest

sugar, water, (arrowroot to thicken instead of corn ...

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A New Home for the Froggies from Romany Quilting

 Baby Jack has arrived - the first grandson of Robin's sister Kaye and her husband Jan.  That was certainly exciting news and we caught up with Kaye for lunch while she was staying with the new parents and baby to offer a helping hand.  Luckily I had a baby quilt  tucked away for a new arrival, wrapped it up and took it to our lunch date. 

What's in the parcel?

 Robin's younger brother Gary and his wife Debbie came along for lunch too, and Kaye was sitting inside at the table waiting for us.  So it was quite ...

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Sewing from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday another NYB block was done – 6 more to go! This block is called Pelican – there was another block something like this one but not quite the same On the wall next to a couple close by And we all know a Pelican The next block will be ready to start today – […]

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Looks Like I Have The Blues, Again. from Sunburnt Quilts

More blue fabric. More blue quilts.

This is one where the top was finished last year, then my machine stopped working. It was added to the pile waiting for a turn to be quilted. I am nearly caught up!

This was another exercise in using fabric from my stash. I had enough to make the small post and rail blocks which I then turned into nine large blocks. I then used one of the fabrics to run sashing between them and also create a border. By that stage I had used all of those fabrics up.

I didn’t have ...

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Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray has been busy at the long arm finishing community quilts. Ray writes:“Julierose H. in CT sent me this top to finish and to donate. For some odd, unknown reason it got set aside until recently. All those beautiful Kaffe fabrics in a jelly roll race variation are an explosion of color. After much debate …

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ORCHIDS & HEARTS from Kwilty Pleasures

Columbus OH
Franklin Park Conservatory
Orchid Show, January 2024
Dale Chihuly installations 
Infinite Hearts quilt!

My sweet friend Susan was my first
for this winter outing!

Quilts in the Wild are simply the best! 

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My Blog Hop Day: Pink Explosion from High Road Quilter


Welcome to my blog hop day!

Back in October, I posted a video on my YouTube channel where I showed the African Ankara fabric I had just bought. When I folded them into bolts and got them ready to take upstairs, one of the bolts wound up sitting next to another fabric I wanted to take upstairs.

I really liked the combination of the Ankara fabric and the pink fabric and thought that the combination would look good in a quilt.

But I was about to start my daily videos with the 15 Minutes to Quilt challenge where I ...

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Rainy Day - Perfect To Stay Home from Quilting My Way

 This morning, I was up earlier than I usually am. Patrick didn't go golfing. Good thing, because it rained most of the day. 

I played games for a while and then decided I wanted to do some beading. 

Showed Patrick this piece and then had to tell him what he was looking at.

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President's Day USA from Humble Quilts

Today is Monday and President's Day.

I love history and although history isn't always pleasant I hope we continue to learn from it!

I think I have a few of these George Washington "panels". they measure about 4"x8". Let me know if you are interested. I made the above wall hanging for the Humble Quilts panel challenge which I thought was a lot of fun. Send me an email if you may be interested in GW. I'm selling them for $5 no shipping charges unless you are international. 

Thank you to all who ...

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Double Wedding String of Beads 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

Lot s and lots of room for quilting!

This project file was started in 2018, and looking at it now I must have been busy doing other things, and didn’t take time to add some quilting designs.

The second design also has room for quilting to shine, but if it was under construction on the wedding day those empty spaces could be filled with signatures of wedding guests, or wedding photos could be printed on the fabric, … or a mixture of the two!

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February 21, 2024
Pear Trees from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Someone please stop us from buying more trees. We are totally out of space! Vince wanted pear trees . . fine, I got the peach and plums I wanted but I would love a cherry tree or two but that’s not happening. Vince has been looking for a pear tree as the stores are getting...

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WIP - 2/21/2024 from Urban Quilter

In progress this past week:

  • I finished the top and the backing for the green scrap quilt I started as part of RSC24-January. Next step is to figure out if I have batting or if I need to go shopping.
  • I got two quilts basted (thanks to my friend Lisa!) that I am going to quilt for my guild's charity project. 
  • I continue to make progress, slowly,  on the hand applique on the 3rd block of my Jacobean quilt.
  • I worked on red scraps for RSC24-February. 
  • I also made a pillow and two draft-stoppers which used up most of ...

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Spring is in the Air and NTT from My Quilt Infatuation

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all. It feels like spring here, with temps in the low 70's and sunny, with a warm, light breeze.  As I write this post, I'm out here soaking up the sunshine.

No sewing for me this week, but I did have a lovely visit with my family last weekend, and of course they saw the memory quilts and ornaments in person for the first time.  They loved them as much as I hoped they would.  

So, without delay, let's get right to the highlights from last week's party.  Linda ...

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Wordless Wednesday from Life in the Scrapatch


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Scrappy Double FG ~ Sew & Tell ~ Feb 19, 2024 from Melva Loves Scraps

Welcome to this week's Sew & Tell party... where progress and projects are shared, and inspiration is found!

I have had a difficult time keeping my brain focused on one single project.  I am typically the kind of girl that sees a project through from start to finish with no problem.  I blame this challenge on an evening with friends at which more wine than I normally consume was... well consumed (and, at the time, enjoyed).  

It was simply an enjoyable time with friends as we caught up on our lives and laughed about memories... and there have been plenty ...

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Cherish - A Gigi's Thimble Quilt Pattern from A Little Bit Biased

Hello friends!  Today I want to introduce to you my new quilt pattern, Cherish.
It's a scrap-friendly pattern that features lots of patchwork hearts and a scalloped border.
There are 3 size options included: lap, throw, and full.

This was my original fabric pull - all from my stash.

The pattern is perfect for using your stash, scraps, or precuts.  
I love simple patchwork; these hearts are so fun to make.

 I would describe the skill level for this pattern as advanced beginner/intermediate.
The hearts are rather simple and surprisingly, the appliqued border is too.

The scallop is a ...

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A quick update before I move on to the future. from Closet Quilter

What have I been doing since May of 2021.  So much, so little, so much!  It seems every to-do list still has items on it, but when I look back, I did quite a few things.

I spent a lot of time in my garden.

I made my first SAQA benefit auction quilt in June 2021.  I am currently working on this year's now.  

My kids convinced me to adopt 3 little (very naughty) kittens, which helped soothe the heartache when my Professional Quilting Cat, Tookie, passed away that Christmas.  All three of these kitties have taken on the ...

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Wednesday Finishes from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I have been bouncing around finishing the bindings on a huge array of quilts. Some of them have been quilted for a while but I sew the bindings on as I need them.

I am still trying to work my way through all the happy blocks I received in the last block drive. This is happy quilt # 60.  All of the blocks in this top have kind of a rainbow theme. 
There is a whole lot of color in this one!

I decided to use a "Boston commons” type layout for this one. Nann had sent me a bunch of ...

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"FIORISSIMO" workshop van KRISTEL SALGAROLLO" VOL plus nieuwe datum ook VOL from Supergoof Quilts

Met veel plezier mag ik wederom
'n geweldige gastdocente aankondigen in de Supergoof Quiltwinkel:

Kristel Salgarollo, 

Kunstenares met lapjes wier werk ik al jaren bewonder,
 komt met plezier op vrijdag 7 juni VOL een workshop geven. 
update en op zaterdag 8 juni VOL

Ik laat haar graag zelf aan het woord, 
hier komt Kristel:

"FIORISSIMO of noem het grootmoeders tuin op z’n Italiaans …

Ieder van jullie kent paper-piecing.
Hexagonnetjes, pentagonnetjes (en nog zoveel meer vormen ) in klein of groot formaat.
De meesten onder ons houden ervan.
Ik gebruik hiervoor geen papieren malletjes, maar wel de 1000x herbruikbare plastiek ...

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