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August 12, 2020
Gettin' Chubby from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm getting chubby these days; well, maybe (hopefully) not me, but I'm getting chubby with my binding! "Chubby binding" is the preferred binding method of Kim Diehl and it is explained in all of her books. I spoke about it here, having used it on a quilt last month. The appearance is quite nice and the corners turn perfectly square each and every time. "Brother Bear" has been prepared with this

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Gettin' Chubby from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm getting chubby these days; well, maybe (hopefully) not me, but I'm getting chubby with my binding! "Chubby binding" is the preferred binding method of Kim Diehl and it is explained in all of her books. I spoke about it here, having used it on a quilt last month. The appearance is quite nice and the corners turn perfectly square each and every time. "Brother Bear" has been prepared with this

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Home Quarter in Wovens from Tamarack Shack

 


For the last couple of weeks of my summer break I have decided to tackle some of my UFO's that need to be quilted.  This quilt was our working prototype when Lori and I were writing the pattern for Home Quarter so it has been sitting as a flimsy for awhile.  This is the lap size without borders so measures 45" x 60" so makes a good sized baby quilt or small lap quilt for a seniors home.


I quilted it with a new pantograph called Parchment, used light grey So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting. 





Last ...

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Schoolgirl Sampler Book from A Sentimental Quilter

In case some of you have not heard (!), my new book will be released shortly, in October. It's called Schoolgirl Sampler and I know you'll love it. I think it will be a terrific reference book for...

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Stained Glass from Quiltwoman Blog

​Years ago when I got back into quilting after my kids started school, I attended a large quilt show in Nashville.  I remember being overwhelmed by all the different types of quilting projects and I think I bought every quilting notion on the market. 

One type of quilting that always fascinated me was stained glass applique because I used to make real stained glass before I started my family and worried about working with the lead.  At the time I was still learning and the stained glass quilting instructions intimidated me. Later on when I started my pattern company I ...

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Pause Button from Melva Loves Scraps

Sometimes life get so busy all you want to do is press the pause button.  That is where I am at right now.  

I don't have any big quilt projects going on, yet there is so much other "stuff" going on around us that it is a good thing, because I am not sure I would be able to focus much.  

Nothing too serious, just out of town doctor appointments, learning details of international wire transfers, figuring out tips and tricks to make the computer side of worship leadership less stressful, Dave monitoring the local water association water tank ...

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T-shirt Quilt from Wont to be Quilter

 Hi friends!

Thinking this row will be middle or a little higher.

It's taking shape now so hope to work this afternoon on it.
Need to put up some soup and tomato's both so may not get to.
Stay safe friends
Hugs
Babs


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T-shirt Quilt from wont-to-be quilter

 Hi friends!

Thinking this row will be middle or a little higher.

It's taking shape now so hope to work this afternoon on it.
Need to put up some soup and tomato's both so may not get to.
Stay safe friends
Hugs
Babs


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Faux Strawberry Jam - Super Quick! from Shawkl

Mom and I put up some "fake" strawberry jam yesterday because a friend gave my sister about a gallon of figs. In total we had about 8 cups of figs...and ended up with 6 1/2 pints of beautiful jam! I went home also with a little sandwich baggie half full of figs just to snack on. But, this morning...I decided that strawberry jam on my toast would be great. As I didn't have any of yesterday's jam in the house (still at Mom's)...I just decided to whip a bit up!

Here's how ...

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Midweek: two finishes and a start from With Strings Attached

 
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Tuesday afternoon:   This dragonfly stayed in place on the ornamental plum tree long enough for me to take a photo.  I love the way the leaves look bronze when the sunlight filters through them.   (I also got two feet from a hummingbird that was feasting on phlox nectar, but I didn't have my phone at hand.)   

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 In the studio:  I finished the wall hangings which means that two-thirds of my August OMG are completed.   They used three yards in all. 

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The new project:   when I reorganized the file of Quiltville patterns I came across Bonnie's ...

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Saturday Sampler progress from My Sewing Room

Saturday Sampler is one of my favorite activities at The Pin Cushion - partially because we make just a block or two at a time and often learn new techniques, and partially because we get to enjoy the social aspects.  We meet the second Saturday morning each month, but of course that all ended in March.  Now we just pick up our block patterns and basic fabrics each month, without getting to enjoy Show n Tell or chat with the other gals in the group.  I really miss that part.  


This Saturday Sampler included a mix of 12" blocks and 24 ...

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FMQ the first star on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, Week 292. Based on my last Free Motion Maverick's post, I chose one free motion quilting (FMQ) design for one of the 6 star blocks in the Pinwheels and Stars Baby Quilt. 


First Star Block FMQ Designs

The first star design with curves is done!
Star with curves

So let's go back a little. Here is the image of the FMQ design I chose. 

A curvy FMQ design that isn't too difficult

Although this design has several components, taken one at a time, they are not that difficult. It just requires some ...

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flower series #5 my favorite from Not Afraid of Color

 

 This is Number 5 in the Flower series... all of them based on my painting, all of them 12" square

You learn so much by doing a series... imagining new ways to interpret a theme. I was looking through google images at pink flowers, and saw a close up of one... 
 
I noted the stamens... and remembered taking a close up of my own flowers this spring and how each blossom was made of a lot of tiny blossoms. 
I forgot to take photos in the frenzy that followed, but the process was to take a hand dyed fabric with ...

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Maskmaker, Maskmaker, Make Me a Mask from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so you have to be super old to get that title. It's my adaption of a song from Fiddler on the Roof. Please tell me you remember that. And if you're prone to ear worms, as I am, then you'll have one now. You're welcome.

So anyway...masks took up most of my day here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. First though, I made another 4 pints of zucchini relish. That's probably all the zucchini relish I'll do this year. I have some other ideas for the zucchini harvest to come.


After ...

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Maskmaker, Maskmaker, Make Me a Mask from Cat Patches

Okay, so you have to be super old to get that title. It's my adaption of a song from Fiddler on the Roof. Please tell me you remember that. And if you're prone to ear worms, as I am, then you'll have one now. You're welcome.

So anyway...masks took up most of my day here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. First though, I made another 4 pints of zucchini relish. That's probably all the zucchini relish I'll do this year. I have some other ideas for the zucchini harvest to come.


After ...

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Quilt Challenge Day 8 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 This quilt is the result of needing to use up scraps, in this case neutrals. To give it some contrast, I toss in lots of browns and just a few grays. I present to you, "Muddy Waters." It kept reminding me of the bayous and ponds in our area. Places where we went crawfishing, back when we were young. These days, we buy a sack of crawfish to boil or go to a restaurant where other people do all the heavy lifting and the cleanup. "Muddy Waters" is all improv--my favorite way to piece a quilt. It's fun, stress-free ...

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wordless wednesday from Quilt Nut Creations

 

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A New Chapter from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Late at night, I really do get sad thinking about leaving our home in Texas – not so much the house but I think it’s that we truly are closing out one chapter in our lives and beginning a new chapter. The lifestyle we’ve lived here has been hard and often not very rewarding. Hail...

The post A New Chapter appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Flower of the Day - Day 148 from Daphne Greig


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Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon – Hope Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

This quilt is an ode to Breast Cancer, Anyone who is fighting it, survived it or is grieving because of it. This quilt is a stunning design and the colors can be changed out for different awareness themes too.

Anything Is Possible – Hope Free Quilt Pattern courtesy of Windham Fabrics.

You will need their fabric to complete this design as it is based on pre-printed themed fabrics. You can learn more and see download the free pdf for this quilt pattern via BearCreekQuiltingCompany. 

Looking for more breast cancer themed quilt patterns? Check these out on Etsy.

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