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July 7, 2015
I've been spending from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

I confess. I've been doing a little shopping lately but complete truth be told.....it is all for planned projects, not just new additions for my stash. The bonus tidbit about it is the fact that a lot of this was "free" because I sold a bunch of pantos and used that cash.  

First up are the Kate Spain Charm Swap cuts. Half of these are mine and half are my sister Tina's contributions to the swap. These are all from Kate's Solstice line.
There are still some spots open in the swap (surprisingly) so it's ...

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ALYoF July Goal: My Oldest WIP from Goer

In 2004, I "gave" my brother a "quilt" for Christmas. It was a work in progress and I really had the best of intentions of finishing it up and handing over the finished quilt shortly thereafter. Here's what it looks like today:

There are 8 completed blocks.

Here's the day I gave it to him:

baseball quilt

Not such impressive progress in 10 1/2 years, huh?

I must say, I'm much more excited about working on a number of other projects I currently have going. But, my goodness, they are snowball blocks! They shouldn't take long. However ...

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Lots of sewing, no photos........ from Exuberant Color

I had just two seams left to sew in the Double 4 patch by the time I went to bed last night.  I should have a photo of the finished top tomorrow.  I also sewed the last 16 blocks for my One Block Wonder which I will be starting a layout on today.

This is my potted Dahlia plant.  I was going to put it in the ground but ended up putting it in a pot with some Periwinkle Vinca vines from my garden.
The hanging pots in the backyard are happy.  We got .86" of rain by 9:45 ...

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New Random Circles Workshop from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Random Circles Workshop The new Random Circles Workshop […] The post New Random Circles Workshop appeared first on ReannaLily Designs.

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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Pat Sloan: Free Guest Patterns today, and a bunch of tutorials! from Pat Sloan's Blog

 

Pat Sloan: Free patterns and a recipe from my guests Rebecca Silbaugh , Lee Monroe, and Heather Spence ! All the links are at the END to FREE patterns and tutorials from my 

American Patchwork and Quilting Pocast guest Rebecca Silbaugh July 2015

Rebecca Silbaugh and I are going to chat about the fun ways to create scrappy quilts using precuts! Get out those jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes and Fat quarter bundles. Her newest book is 'Seems Like Scrappy'. Rebecca has some super clever quilts  in this book, and I've ...

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A Bag from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I went shopping after my doctor appointment looking for some new Capri’s – I’m not much of a shopper and I’m not sure when I visited the mall in Little Rock last – my doctor’s office used to be near that location and I visited the mall more frequently after the appointment to get […]

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Exploring Pixel Quilts - Guest Post on MQI from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

Today I have a guest post over on the Modern Quilters Ireland blog exploring pixel quilts. 

I love the way pixel quilts create a recognisable shape from coloured squares and I've been playing with photo software, Pic2Pat cross-stitch software and an online program called You Patch to generate a pixel quilt plan.  If you want to know more the post is live here

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Q3 Goals from Cat Approved Quilting

Going for an ambitious list here!  Don't think I have any photos, so this is more a list for me to check back on.  Hopefully as I get through these, I'll be able to show more!

Must do
Baby quilt for M
Tractor from Farm Girl Vintage (one for Dad's birthday, then one for me)
Peacock wallhanging for Aunt M's birthday
Christmas ornaments that have been ordered

Should do
This is things for craft fairs:
Apple core table runner
Small nativity panel
Large nativity panel
At least 5 advent calendars
At least 5 stockings
Baby panel ...

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Splendid Spring Blocks from Jolie Maxtin


String blocks for sweet Marika! She requested pink and yellow. These are going to be fabulous all together.  This was part of Anything Goes Bee and Book Club for May.

Although we only had to make 3 each, I feel bad because the picture looks funny, it isn't balanced and nobody wants to see my carpet.  Next time, I'll just make 4.

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If the shoe fits . . . from Gilly Makes

Thanks so much, lovely peeps for all your kind & encouraging comments about our blossoming garden.  And a big welcome to my new followers too - thanks for popping in to say hello : - )

The Hubby & I spent the weekend in London and now I'm packing my bag again and heading north across Hadrian's Wall for a few days in Scotland, but before I fly off I thought I'd tell you about a fab little workshop I did the other evening . . .

My friend Heather (yes, she of gardening guru fame) & I decided we needed to add "Making Espadrilles" to our ...

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Ankündigung!!! SOMMER BLOG PARTY from Quiltmanufaktur


Ich freu mich ganz arg euch mitteilen zu dürfen, dass nächste Woche am Sonntag, dem 12.7.2015 die Sommer Blog Party starten wird!
Susanne / Stoffbreite und ich haben wunderbar kreative und talentierte Bloggerinnen dazu gewonnen, euch 14 Tage lang mit ihren tollen Ideen und Anleitungen zu begeistern. Jeden Tag könnt ihr euch auf einem neuen Blog über ein Tutorial freuen, dass euch Anregungen zum Nähen für Sommersachen bietet.
Kommt am kommenden Sonntag auf Susannes oder meinen Blog und lasst euch überraschen, wer alles mitmachen wird!
Die Party geht vom 12.07.-26.07. und am Ende gibt es ...

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COLORI - STOFFE - SOLE --- COLORS - FABRICS - SUN from appunti patch


Dopo le stoffe colorate col sole durante il quilting day del 2009 (qui trovate il tutorial) ieri al quilting day della Valle d'Aosta, abbiamo usato le suddette stoffe dipinte senza tagliarle come sono solite fare le quilters. 
Usando il pezzo di stoffa come sfondo, applicando fiori ritagliati e cucendo tutto a free motion, sono stati così creati tanti quadri floreali. 


After fabrics coloured with the sun (tutorial here), yesterday at Valle d'Aosta quilting day we used those painted fabrics without cutting as quilters usually do.
Thousands floral canvas have been created by using a piece of fabric as ...

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2015 Finish-Along - Q3 now open! from On the Windy Side

You guys are really keeping up the good work this year!!! There were 461 finished projects linked up for Q2, which is amazing!  My totally awesome team of Finish-Along cheerleaders Rhonda, Leanne, Wendy, Kirsten and Helen and I are working through your finishes right now, and I'll pick winners once we're done.

I hope you're ready with your lists for Q3 because the 2015 Finish-Along Q3 link-up is now live and ready for you to link your proposed finishes for the third quarter of 2015 (wait, where is the year going??)!   As a quick reminder, if you ...

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Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt - Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

The Irish Chain Quilt is coming along nicely, and is now a complete quilt top. This quilt top has been so fun to piece, it's up there with my top 5 favorite projects. The design is traditional but the fabrics are modern and feature many "i-spy" elements from animals, birds, and bees, to accessories, tools of the sewing trade, flowers, faces, and more.  QUILT STATS Quilt top measures

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Moorish Pyramids Pattern Release + Giveaway from Factotum of Arts

I am so excited to announce that I have a new pattern – Moorish Pyramids available via my Craftsy store. It will be free for a limited time during the month of July.

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Castle of the Moors in Sintra, Lisbon, is one of the most inspiring architectural buildings, I have ever seen. This quilt was inspired by the pyramid shapes and how the shadows are cast on the entrance way.

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Originally, it was designed as one of my quilt design a day. Art Gallery Fabrics provided me the opportunity to make this using the new line Imprint by Katarina Roccella. Moorish_Pyramids

The ...

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Sunday Stash #288 Cotton + Steel 2015 Picnic and Lucky Strikes from Red Pepper Quilts

Picnic by Melody Miller  July has arrived and with that the long awaited 2015 Cotton + Steel Collections are starting to arrive in stores. Just like last year the 2015 release is a set of five collections by five designers ~ Rashida Coleman-Hale, Melody Miller, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts. All five collections stand alone in their own right but also mix remarkably well, and

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All Together!!! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

There it is!! The very last 1" seam to finish setting together my reproduction mosaic quilt.
And here's it is -- ready for borders!!
This adventure began quite a few years ago with an antique quilt that was displayed at a local show.
Two and a half years ago, I made a start on it working out of my stash of reproduction prints and making a half dozen hexagon motifs while demonstrating at some local quilt shows.
Those became the centers of the largest motifs and the central star.
At one point, I decided I needed to draft it out ...

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Guest Host #5 - Building Blocks Tuesday from Closet Quilter

Aloha again!

Please take a minute (or several) to hop on over to our next Guest Host for Building Blocks Tuesday. This week, Stephanie at Patch + Dot is hosting, and she has such a fresh, clean and modern eye, that I can't wait to see what she has to share.


Olivia Boogie Boarding

We continue to have a great time on our holiday.  Olivia, in particular, has really taken to enjoying all the ocean has to offer in the way of entertainment.

Olivia Boogie Boarding

It is difficult to get her to come out of the water for meals and rest!

If you are wondering ...

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Two Truths and a Lie with Lizzy House – the big reveal! from The Village Haberdashery

On Friday we posted three statements about Lizzy House and asked you to guess which one is a lie. Here they are again, with the answers!

1. I once had the barn door to a fresnel (shutter on a stage light) fall on my head during a matinee performance of The Robber Bride Groom, while I was speaking, ON STAGE! 

True! This happened and it was terrifying. My head started bleeding a la  Monty Python and the Flying Circus. I’ve never seen a curtain close so fast!

2. I’ve been a life long quilter. 

False! I didn’t ...

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Applique Tuesday from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Our guest appliquer this week is Lily!  She wanted to put together something else.  I gave her a piece of background, around 10 x 12" I marked with a Frixion pen a 1/2" line in from the sides. I gave her a box of scraps and a glue stick.  Then I told her to paint a picture with the scraps - any color, size, shape she wanted.  Once she had them where she wanted them, I had her turn them over and

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