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September 19, 2021
Rule #5, She Keeps Walking, Tiny Scraps Autumn Table Topper, Blueberry Muffins from Canadian Needle Nana

Rule #5 Keep walking...both physically and figuratively. I'm intrigued how the two are linked. The summer after I moved to Ontario was a very difficult one for me. I'd had difficult times before but it seemed nothing had prepared me for the new challenges I faced. Separations are never easy and it felt like new worries were being piled on top of old.  I would take my little Shuffle with my music in my ears and walk all over the small town I was living in.  I would walk fast and return to the house tired but ...

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Jelly Roll Pumpkin Block ~ Free Block Pattern from Life in the Scrapatch


Jelly Roll Pumpkin Block ~ Free Tutorial

 Here are the cutting instructions for my


Jelly Roll Pumpkin Block

to celebrate Sew a Jelly Roll weekend. 

Thanks to this event, I take one of the sale jelly rolls off my shelf and sew something with it.



This block was hand drawn on graph paper

and I figured the cutting as I sewed.

Cutting Instructions:

From Jelly Roll:

Cut 6 strips 10.5" by 2.5" for pumpkin

Cut 1 square 2.5" for stem

Cut 1 rectangle 2.5" by 3.5" for leaf

Background:

(may be cut from jelly roll strips ...

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Pillow with Embroidery from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

With the nice stained glass embroidery pieces working out so well, I needed to make them into a project. Thus the embroidered pillow was my solution.  I had made four of the design.  For a nine-patch,  I could have used four but five seemed more pleasing to me.  Thus I sewed out the fifth one.  I have already shown the nine-patch top, but now you can see what else I did to make it "more." 


The embroidery pieces are pretty dense so there was no way I was going to quilt over them.  I decided to digitize a simple swirl ...

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Time Traveling: Alpine Loop (Corkscrew Gulch and Hurricane Pass) from ... Cat Patches

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous day of riding this was. Each day brought us jaw-dropping scenery. On this day we rode up higher and higher until we were at the highest point we'd ever ridden. But only for a day...the next day we rode even higher. It made me think of that old song, "Take Me Higher." So, let's just see what happened on our second ride, shall we?

This was the day we got stuck at the road closure on our return trip. We passed through early in the morning, but then turned around to ...

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Time Traveling: Alpine Loop (Corkscrew Gulch and Hurricane Pass) from Cat Patches

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous day of riding this was. Each day brought us jaw-dropping scenery. On this day we rode up higher and higher until we were at the highest point we'd ever ridden. But only for a day...the next day we rode even higher. It made me think of that old song, "Take Me Higher." So, let's just see what happened on our second ride, shall we?

This was the day we got stuck at the road closure on our return trip. We passed through early in the morning, but then turned around to ...

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Time Traveling: Yankee Boy Basin Trail from ... Cat Patches

Good early morning, my friends. We had quite a rain storm blow through starting yesterday evening. It rained most of the night. If the forecast is to be believed, the rain should stop by 10:00 a.m., and then we'll have sunny skies for the rest of our time here in Silverton. Since I didn't get around to writing another post yesterday afternoon, this morning we'll do the first of our time traveling posts. I'll tell you about our first ride near Ouray. 

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we were working our way ...

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Time Traveling: Yankee Boy Basin Trail from Cat Patches

Good early morning, my friends. We had quite a rain storm blow through starting yesterday evening. It rained most of the night. If the forecast is to be believed, the rain should stop by 10:00 a.m., and then we'll have sunny skies for the rest of our time here in Silverton. Since I didn't get around to writing another post yesterday afternoon, this morning we'll do the first of our time traveling posts. I'll tell you about our first ride near Ouray. 

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we were working our way ...

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Stitching News from Angie Quilts

Things are very much getting back to normal in my classroom. Lots of projects are in the making and it's all very inspiring and exciting.
I've had lots of new books delivered too so they are helping, well it's helping my shop... I'm not sure my customers feel truly helped with their list of 'want to makes' getting longer, Ha!
I recently took a table runner to my shop just to show to people and it's proving very popular. It's made with traditional piecing from an older book... I think we forget a bit ...

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Zoom, zoom, zoom from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 It was a bit of an intense day. Lots of Zoom and more frustration with UPS. 

I'm beyond frustrated with UPS. After another lengthy conversation and being on hold several times, the conclusion is that customs is sitting on the package. Of course, they are off for the weekend, so nothing will happen until Monday morning at the earliest. I've spoken to a supervisor who wasn't really any more helpful than the CSRs. I'm supposed to get a call from the brokers on Monday morning. Let's pray - a LOT. 

Yep -- I could definitely have walked ...

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Sunday Chat and the Mountain State Fair from From My Carolina Home

Such a busy week this week with the State Fair. I was there five out of the 10 days it is on, with an extra day before it started to help with the quilt competition entries. It was such fun to be able to see the shows and enter the competitions this year, I have been looking forward to it for two years. Each evening I was competing, we went to the fair in the evening as the turn in time for dishes was between 6 and 7 pm. Dishes are checked in, given a number, and then wait for ...

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Stitching Stuff: Week 38 of 2021 from Life In Pieces


 

It was a long week, but it's been a short weekend.  Just one long work day this week. 

  • 15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Sept = 14/18 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 217/261 days
  • Success rate = 83.17%
This week was better than last week.  I'm all for small victories this year.  Though I'm not managing 7 days of stitching time, what I am managing is moving projects along.  I should have a completed quilt and another one ready to go out for quilting.  So even if I don't meet my ...

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Sunday Funday Sewday from Angie Quilts

Sunday Sewday will be this coming Sunday, 26th September 

Checkley Community Centre, ST10 4NB

9.30am to 4.30pm The cost is £20.00 


This time the fee includes refreshments of:-
Sausage Rolls, Cheese Scones with Chutney.
Cake & assorted biscuits.
Obviously coffee, tea & Hot Chocolate with an optional splash of Pam's rum

Please book ahead and remember to Bring a mug. 

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17 blocks.............. from Exuberant Color


I have no idea if I'm on the right path for my recreation of Autumn Coneflowers but I don't mind having extra blocks that I don't use.

Monday night there are 2 new NCIS shows on TV so I'll sew a lot more blocks then.

Below is the photo of the original Autumn Coneflowers so I can see it with the blocks I have already made.  I'm not shooting for an exact recreation, just a general feel of it.



 

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Just a Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday didn’t go as planned and I didn’t get started with the applique – I will today instead – I noticed that the urn wasn’t quite flat – a little puckered in one area so I needed to remove it and then reposition – I hope to get to it today for Slow Sunday Stitching […]

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Trimming - from A Left-Handed Quilter

The HST reminded me -  That I should trim the quilts that I finished quilting recently -  While the kitchen island is cleared off -  So I did -   And I made a pile on the back of the chair -  Where they can wait until I find the binding I made already -  Or make some to match - Then I trimmed the first set of four White/Color HST - And laid them out on the ironing board -  With the matching "

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Brazoria County Quilt Show Part 3 from Quarter-Inch Capers

The rest of these are not themed, just some random things I thought were pretty. I didn't get to photograph everything as some of the aisles were too crowded, and I was trying to avoid getting caught up in any crowds.

Isn't this beautiful? I love saturated colors on a black background.



As usual, I love the crazy patch patterns.


I think this is a free pattern from one of the manufacturers. I have it bookmarked somewhere. I will try to find it and include it on the blog in case anyone is interested. 




I failed to get ...

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Triangles Abound. from Sunburnt Quilts

It is time for me to get a few quilts finished. Quite a few tops are done but of course they need sandwiching and quilting. I decided to start with the biggest one first.

This one ended up at 65 X 86 (inches). It is made from half square triangles made from a range of fabric packs including some batiks.

Then I had the crazy idea to quilt it myself. I usually get ones this size done by someone with a long arm machine, but lock down has limited that. So, no other choice but do it myself.

I started ...

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Community Quilt from Jazz from Jo's Country Junction

I’m so happy…Jazz sent some finished quilt pictures.  I just love seeing her work.

Jazz writes:
Hi, Jo! Recently you sent me some red work beautifully done by one of your readers. I made them into a cheerful little baby quilt with some stars on red background border from Jeanne McArdle (of AZ?) and white polka dots on yellow from Holly Melton (of Brazil, IN) for a new baby at one of the county hospitals in here Harris County, Houston, Texas.  This one is about 45” square, stitched in the ditch as well as tied at each corner ...

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Yet Another Saturday from Quilting My Way

 Today I enjoyed sleeping in. 

Once Patrick and I took a walk and come home, I decided to enjoy my time beading. With audiobook on, I worked on my beading. 

The best part is that I'm to the bird now! I love how bright this is. I was able to do 14 rows today. I'm around 54/345. Can't remember what row I ended at. It's fun working on this. 

Then after I called it quits, I decided to enjoy watching the British shows with Patrick. That is - the last show "Summer Wine." As for the ...

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Sherry made a Dr Who quilt for her son. I’ve not watched it so... from Wolf Creek Quilting



Sherry made a Dr Who quilt for her son. I’ve not watched it so I’m not sure what the symbols stand for that I quilted in

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