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July 23, 2014
ALYofF July Quilty Goals from Val's Quilting Studio

June was a crazy, wierd month.
But July is upon us and for me, that means a break from teaching and some well deserved R&R. (whew!) My early mornings will be spent leisurely as I take my daily 2-3 mile walks, eat breakfast late, and tend to the lawn and garden chores. (I just love tinkering outside.) My afternoons will find me busy sewing and  keeping cool right here:
Yes, with my buddy Jackson keeping me company.

I plan to complete the following list of goals before we go on a mini vacation with our kids to the mountains ...

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Scrappy Note Cards from Val's Quilting Studio

I felt like a kid myself this morning, as I played with scraps, a glue gun and
some buttons to create these:
One of the things on my summer "To Do" list was to create some cute note cards for my school desk. These will be handy to have on hand to send out the perfect smile and/or thank you! Now I'm off to spend the afternoon sewing my Chevron rows together in hopes to have another Friday Finish.
With Smiles!

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A Pause in Life's Rhythm from Quilting Studio Adventures

July has been a difficult month. My father received at-home hospice services and died in my brother's Lombard house peacefully on July 13th, just three days after his 66th wedding anniversary. My brother and sister-in-law were with him - so was my mom. My minister brother did a wonderful memorial service on the 19th. Dad played to his final packed house that day. And we are all at peace. This blog started in 2007 with the death of my college roommate and dear friend Dodie.  And now this is another life's milestone.  And of course my sewing has been ...

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Voor hen die achterbleven from Mijn Quilt Blog

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Voor hen die achterbleven from Never Too Old to Learn

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Eight and Nine from Elsie Quilts

This are blocks eight and nine. They have names from the Hobbit movie, but I'll do that later. Some of those names are long and hard to spell!

This is fun. I look up the scene on the Internet to see about color, etc. but am not always enlightened. Some artistic liberty is called for, particularly  when there is little color or contrast. However, some are "dark" in tone and color, so must remain that way to reflect the story. 

Foundation paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. The 7" (finished size) blocks can be made in a ...

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Quilt design a day – 7/23/2014 from What the Bobbin?








cut fruit block

This is the block I created using Electric Quilt 7*affiliate link*. The design seeds picture serves as color and shape inspiration.

cut fruit 2






Greek block


Greek 2






wtb orange



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Success Stories @Quilters Depot. Day 1 from Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog

I remembered to unload the camera this week!

First up are our stars from a local business!  They come in every other month and we have an on demand Make N Takes for them!  This month we had 8 of them!  I am missing one towel.  Not sure whose towel I missed getting a picture of. Thanks to PeggyG for teaching them this go around!

Great work ladies on this month's Towel!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


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wordless wednesday from Quilt Nut Creations

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I’m back! from Delaware Quilts

Miracles of miracles, the repair man came early, real early if you consider that my original date of service was August 4th. 

This morning while I was sewing… you know, that thing you do when you are not on line, watching TV or yacking on the telephone, my cell phone rang.  It was Bob from Mediacom and he asked what was the problem.  I said I had no service, nothing at all.  Two minutes later he called again and asked me to turn on the TV… TWO minutes and it was all fixed. 

He came in the house to make ...

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Keep Calm and Sew On from Free Motion Quilting Adventures

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I can get so many ideas to inspire my free motion quilting (and more!) but it can be a huge time sucking vortex!

But I love the different encouraging memes that are out there. (A meme is usually a picture with a message layered over it-- some funny, some encouraging, and some more opinionated.)

I made my own adaptation of a Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Did you know the originals were printed by the British government in 1936 in reference to the build up to World War II?

Free Motion quilted Keep Calm poster

Fusible raw-edge ...

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Zipper Mistake with a Fix! from Once Sewn

Zipper Pull Cut Off

Have you ever cut a zipper pull right off the zipper tape by accident? Please say yes! I can't handle being the only one that has done this. Two days ago I was working on a new zippered hand bag and did exactly that. Keep reading find to out how I got it back together.

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We halted gutting and remodeling our kitchen to focus our creativity on our church's annual Marriage Retreat. Marriage is Like a Roller Coaster had my mind rolling on how to maximize this theme. Tim and I went all out on the photo booth. I mean ALL OUT. 

My husband made the process so entertaining. One morning I walked past the guest room and this is what I saw under the bed out of the corner of my eye. 

If that wasn't enough to startle me, when he finally completed the get-up he sat them in my family room ...

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A busy weekend from Rose and Dhalia

I think I may have said on my last post that I had a blast last weekend! This was my second visit to the Fat Quarterly Retreat and I have to say it might just be the best!
So after trying to recover for the last few days, heres my #fqr2014

First up The Goodie Bag!!! It was a good one, thanks so much to those sponsors.
I started Friday with Paper Piecing with Tacha, you may think it's mad that I took the that class when I can already do it, but I love paper piecing and the ...

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Sewing Small Projects Part 2 from Stella Bella Quilts

Yesterday, I finally finished this long-time languishing Schnibble project.  The pattern is Recess and it had been so long since I worked on it that I had to search Sinta's blog to find out when I started the project. Way back in June 2011. Ah...2011...that explains everything.  My traumatizing year...let's not drag up any memories from that year and just move on to the finished top.

I had all the rectangles cut out and about a third of the rows sewn together.  It just took a couple afternoons to finish sewing and this UFO is ...

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Bring a Grown Up and Make a Pillow Class from Plain Stitch

In the school holidays I just love teaming up with my biggest girl to teach a class together for kids. We make pillowcases for your bed as it's a fun, colourful, straightforward make on the sewing machine and you get something super useful at the end. My daughter quite rightly pointed out that the correct description of the class was 'Bring a Grown Up and Make a Pillow Class' that's what i'm calling it. The class is for kids aged 7+ with an accompanying adult.

 If you know a little boy or girl who'd like ...

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Emmy Grace Greys Now In Stock from Plain Stitch

Just a little post to let you all know that the much anticipated Emmy Grace Greys have now arrived to complete the range. We have a pile of pre-orders to fulfill so if you are thinking you might want a bit before it all goes do let me know asap. It's even lovelier than I remembered btw!

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Tip and tute: Patchwork pillow from Craft Gossip


Karen Jordin of Leigh Laurel Studios satisfies a passion for fruity greens and oranges in this fun, fresh patchwork pillow. She provides a free coloring sheet and full tutorial, plus gives her method of making sure your patchwork front pillow has the right amount of body.

Visit her blog post Tutorial: Melon Slice Pillow with Printable Coloring Sheet to learn more.

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Binding ~ Faux Piping! (Plus a not-so-secret Formula!) from quiltscapes

Try this great binding hack!

"If the Hat Fits" from the Buggy Barn book, Frightfully Crazy
Here's a way to pretend you went to all the work of adding piping to your binding without all the effort.  "If there's an easier way...", that's my motto.  This is also an easy finish for a lone UFO block - Make a pillow! (See TUTORIAL).

1-1/4" x width of fabric strips of main print - what you'll see as the outer edge.
1-1/2" x wof strips of accent print for flange/piping (NOTE:  1/4" difference creates a ...

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Step-Families, Mixed Families, Can You Help? from Quilting Ranny -A Grandparents Journey of Raising Grandchildren

Many of you know we have been raising our 3 grandchildren since 2004 and have sole legal custody. You also know we have prayed for their youngest sibling that someday she would be able to come and join them.

Two weeks ago her mom put her on a plane with nothing more than the clothes on her back, a few books, some crayons, and a bag of dirty clothes, shoes that were to big for her.

My husband and I took her and bought her a few pairs of shorts, tops, shoes, socks, underwear, personal items all things she needed ...

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