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August 20, 2017
Motivational Monday from Mel's quilting blog

7-13 August 17
Work on baby clothing quilt
Sew center together - this is a never ending center, but close to getting the columns sewn together.
cut more 2.5" squares - cutting a couple of pieces when I am cutting something else.

Found some college things in a box.
Lots of paperwork filed.

Work on Simply Woven
Messed up another square.
I'm really trying to figure out how to modify the quilt and not have that many to make.

 Embroider the angels - was Mom's quilt and now for a nurse - this is not going to be done right ...

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Long week from Mel's quilting blog

This was a stressful week for us.
All the packing, all the driving, crisis with the room, etc.
But, thankfully we are only 35 minutes away and we are available to deal with things.
DD is moved into college, likes her roommate and loves her band experience.
So very thankful for all of that.
I'm exhausted.
i spent today making the postcards for a analogous swap.
yesterday the Cotton Boll was having a birthday sale.
She had a goal of getting rid of lots of bolts of fabric.
I helped her out. 
I needed some gray to work into ...

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Seeing and Sewing Stars! from Butterfly Threads

Our very first finisher is Dyann Cox from Arizona!! I am so impressed that she is finished and has it QUILTED and bound! Honestly, I'm still piecing my borders. I love her colors and fabrics and everything about her version, so she's getting a little happy mail from me this week! This stunning finish deserves a reward!

And my sweet friend Angie from Quilting on the Crescent is almost finished as well. Her blue and white version makes me smile every time I see her pretty post updates! Angie is so creative and always finds a way to ...

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I Love Home giveaway winner and a sale from The Crafty Quilter

I had 677 comments for the first month of the I Love Home BOM giveaway, and the winning number is 171, Mary V.   I asked you all to tell me your favorite form of applique., and I SO enjoyed reading everyone’s answer.  Here is what Mary had to say:

Right now I am working on a block that uses raw edge applique but I am thinking of doing some hand applique on it as well. I have done machine applique in the past and I liked it. It is fast and easy.

Thank you all for participating!  Mary will ...

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Sunday Stash #398 Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt from Red Pepper Quilts

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt
for FreeSpirit Fabric

The newest collection by Denyse schmidt for FreeSpirit Fabrics has arrived in stores. The Washington Depot collection is "inspired by an elegant, historic New England village that feels as though time has stopped. Friendly and warm, neat as a pin and picture-perfect, every street and garden view evokes a nostalgic sweetness of unspoiled beauty and simple pleasures, along with a sense of uninterrupted time in which to enjoy them."

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Versatile, small and medium-scale geometric prints, florals with a decidedly current color sensibility and modern stripes, are just right for any project you ...

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More Patterns at Sale Prices from Teddlywinks

 More patterns at sale prices!

"At the Bottom of the Garden"


"Honey Bear Hollow"

"Bears in the Woods"

"Let's Play Ladies"

Prices are $13each (Australia) or $21 each (International). Payment is by Australia Post money order or Paypal (I will send a money request).
Email me at [email protected]
Happy stitching!

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Virtual Wholecloth Sirius 11 from Virtual Quilter

Virtual Wholecloth Sirius 11

Mmm! I haven’t got the corners of the border quite right, but other than that, I love it.

Life in general, especially unpacking boxes and trying to find a place to put the contents of each box, is getting in the way of virtual quilting computer time, not to mention real quilting time!


Don’t tell anyone, but I just had ten minutes playtime in EQ7!

Filed under: Quilt, Virtual Wholecloth Sirius Tagged: Quilting, Wholecloth, Wholecloth Quilt

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Gift Idea – How to Make a 3D Pocket for a Box of Candy in a Greeting Card from Craftcore

If you want to give a friend or loved-one a candy bar for a job well done, this card craft is for you. I’m going to show you how to create a card with a 3D pocket.  You can tuck a box of candy or a chocolate bar inside.

I was inspired by a box of Nestle Smarties, one of my favourite Canadian chocolate candy-coated treats.  I came up with the sentiment “Good Luck Smartie Pants!” for the front of my card and “You’ve Got This!” for the inside.  This would make a great card for someone heading ...

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August 19, 2017
Happy Saturday from Keep me in Quilts

Hi kids! Even though we're retired, there's just something about the weekend ...
Not sure why. For us, Saturday really isn't any different that Thursday.

Sew ... today I had a great Saturday in my sewing suite.  I started quilting a birthday gift.  I finished up my August painted/quilted blocks for my Helen Godden BOM - Quirky Collection.

And, I made 6 out of 12 of my Snake In The Grass September blocks.

Here's the 1st 2 rows stitched together.

It's a little more "matchy" than I usually make.  I'm not sure, yet, how I feel ...

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So Let’s Catch Up from On The Go Quilting

I just haven’t taken the time lately to keep you up with all I’ve been doing.  The days go by so quickly and I’m just amazed that it’s almost the end of August!

I want to share some of my August highlights with you.

I was involved with the montly IG swap where I get an unknown person to make a swap gift for.  In return, someone else gets my name and I receive a surprise gift.  I haven’t received mine yet, but here’s what I sent to Liz.  She’s a “Walking Dead ...

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Instant Pot Taco Pasta from Jo's Country Junction


I recently joined a Facebook Group that is for Instant Pot users.  It’s called Instant Pot Recipes Only.  You can find it here.  I had gotten in a bit of a rut making the same things over and over in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.  I thought the Facebook group might be just what I needed to get me out of the rut.

I followed the group for several weeks.  People were making chicken in MANY different ways….ribs…soups….I had tried all that and had recipes that I liked for it.  Then one day I saw a ...

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Een dagje naar Alkmaar! from M. Brito de Campos

Vrijdag waren we gebroederlijk/gezusterlijk
een dagje in Alkmaar.
Na koffie met appeltaart bij mijn stiefbroer thuis, 
zijn we naar de kaasmarkt gegaan.
Daar was het natuurlijk stervensdruk.
Maar ik kon mij bij de kraam van deze kaasverkopende  
dames verschansen en het verloop van de kaasmarkt 
op een groot scherm aanschouwen!
Er was sowieso veel te zien.
Wat een leuke hoedjes dragen de dames.
Dit is het huis met de kogel.
Albert Hein, waar we nu een andere winkel inzit.
Gelukkig hebben ze het glas in lood raam laten zitten.
We zijn door allerlei kleine straatjes gelopen, 
langs allerlei leuke ...

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"Walking the Neighborhood" Mini Quilt from Sunshine in the Attic

Do you walk with your friends in your neighborhood?
I'm lucky to have a couple friends to walk with in Eagle.  Sometimes we drive down to this hill and walk on some hiking paths and sometimes we stay close to home.
 This morning, as I was finishing up the quilting on this mini to give to a friend, I was thinking what to call it... Home Sweet Home, There's no Place Like Home, Home is Where the Heart is.... and then
 I got a text from her saying, "How about walking the neighborhood?" and it seemed to be ...

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Two More Quilted Beauties. from Sew Grateful Quilts

Anne made this interesting purple quilt. The Bubbles pantograph she picked out was perfect for it.

Jean finished a quilt that she started in a class, maybe 2 years ago. Teacher was Kimberly Einmo. She enlarged the design. I also took the class but didn’t even get 1 block done and I abandoned the project. Way to go Jean. Pantograph was Shell Shock.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Cat’itude’s Grace Ann from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Deb Heartherly is looking for her quit named Grace Ann which is from her book,‘Cat’itude. The quilt was taken down from display and it was not seen again. She kept hoping it was simply misplaced or possibly folded up inside other samples, but a thorough search has been made without finding the quilt. This quilt was last seen during late summer or fall of 2016. It was on display at a Franklin, North Carolina quilt shop.

This quilt is 71″ by 83″. It is made from light blue, green, and gold batiks. It is machine pieced and machine ...

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Leah Day and Amy Chat on Hello My Quilting Friends from Free Motion Quilting Adventures

I cannot believe I never posted that I was a guest on Leah Day's podcast recently! I shared it on Facebook and then totally dropped the ball.

Hopefully you've been catching these very interesting episodes hosted by Leah as she interviews people from the quilting industry and beyond. The show pulls back the curtain a bit into the business side of the quilting industry and she decided to interview me about running a "brick and click" business. Brick and click means a business that has a store front as well as an online component.

Actually, she wanted to ...

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Shop Hop Sampler Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Cindy Chihasz is hoping someone has found a quilt that she made for her mother. Her mother was living in Iva Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Iva, South Carolina. She had been very ill and was brought to the hospital for two days. The workers told her they were going to clean the quilt for her while she was gone, but they never saw it again. The entire center was searched and the laundry service was contacted, but it was not found. The quilt was last seen during April 2013. Her mother passed away March 14, 2017.

This quilt was ...

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New On Design Wall from Quilting Corner

This pattern is the X's and O's pattern that has been shown on many blogs.  You can make it with any size squares.  I used 10" color squares and 4" white squares.

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Bicycle girl pillowcase from My Sewing Room

This pillowcase kit was a Crazy Days purchase earlier in the summer.  It was too cute to pass up.

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Online Shop and Last Days of Handi Quilter Promo! from Bobbins 'n Threads Sewing Room

Well, I have been working very hard on the Online Shop! What a learning experience.  But it is now up and running.  Still lots to be done but it is getting there.  The Double Gauze is there and the Perle Cotton thread, some Needles & Notions and a Tutorial for making the little quilts. I have sold a few kits and will be learning more about promoting in the next few weeks.  I love this stuff.  ;)

One of the little kits

Two little double gauze quilts all washed and dried and cuddly!

Handi Quilter has a great new promo which will ...

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