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November 27, 2022
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

One of the most interesting things I found through playing with Electric Quilt is using blocks as quilt settings.

The most limiting part of the process was the number of suitable blocks made up of squares and rectangles, but that is easily solved by drawing blocks with just right angles. Vertical and horizontal straight lines only.

After a very short time of drawing the basic blocks I had a collection of 50 plus blocks, most of which would probably not make great blocks, but just might work to make some very interesting quilt layouts

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November 26, 2022
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jo's Country Junction

Oh, my word people…I came across the best cookie recipe.  This is a much try recipe that you are sure to love.  I’m warning you the cookies are rich but totally to die for. A while back Kalissa and I went to a craft/vendor Fall show at the fairgrounds in West Union, Iowa.  Kalissa insisted […]

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Fall/Thanksgiving Wrap Up from Luann's Loose Threads

Hello everyone.   I know it's been awhile.  I've just come back from my semi annual quilt retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana.   That was my first time being there in 3 years.  It was wonderful to see old friends and meet some new ones.  Several people asked what happened to my blog.   I've been over on Instagram lately.  My user name is loosethreads_luann if you want to follow me over there.  I've also been doing mostly cross stitch lately, but after being at the quilt retreat I'm inspired to do a bit of quilting.   

We had a ...

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Fall/Thanksgiving Wrap Up from Loose Threads

Hello everyone.   I know it's been awhile.  I've just come back from my semi annual quilt retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana.   That was my first time being there in 3 years.  It was wonderful to see old friends and meet some new ones.  Several people asked what happened to my blog.   I've been over on Instagram lately.  My user name is loosethreads_luann if you want to follow me over there.  I've also been doing mostly cross stitch lately, but after being at the quilt retreat I'm inspired to do a bit of quilting.   

We had a ...

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Saturday's Smile!! from The Quilting Garden

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Saturday's Smile!! from Lavender Quilts

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Foxface Quilt and Pattern ~ New! from Curlicue Creations

This is the Foxface quilt, my newest pattern.  It's featured in the Island Batik catalog.  This pattern is available in my Etsy shop and in select quilt shops across the USA.  I used Island Batik's new Honeycomb fabric collection to make this quilt.  Island Batik provided the fabric for this project.

The Foxface blocks are pieced and soooo adorable!  If you are following me on social media, you've probably seen snippets of the Foxface quilt all week.

Four Foxface blocks together make this fun unit.  The Foxfaces are sewn in three different color combinations.

The Foxface quilt ...

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I Like Thursday # 325 music soothes the soul, happy Thanksgiving ! from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's list of likes, and happy Thanksgiving!

right off the bat, our prompt this week is music that reminds you of autumn...like the charlie brown pumpkin patch music? For me this combines a love of animals (a turkey) and a man who plays music for them at the sanctuary

Unapologetically Pro-Democracy Tee

watching on tv....

I like reality baking competitions and we're watching the Great British Baking show series. In America there are holiday competitions on the Food Network that we love.  We are looking forward to catching up on PBS Miss Scarlett, Magpie murders, and Annika ...

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“Sharing the Process” - Part 4 from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

Just a bit more progress.  


I reported in the last progress update that I used scraps from the project to make a decorative border for the center panel.  It took some tweaking, but I’m very happy with it. I had so much fun making these strips that I’m thinking of making a quilt with nothing but these.  Another retirement project!

I played with the placement of blocks around the center panel.  Once I was happy, I left it all on the design wall to marinate.

A couple of weeks later I thought, “what if the center panel wasn ...

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A Good Mail Day from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

A bit of fabric arrived today. The first photo is from a shop that had a sale back in the middle of October. I ordered several . . ok, it was 8, fat quarters and they arrived today. Top Row – May Day Subtle (Seraphim), Swamp Thing (Swamp Thing) Middle Row – Thyme Goes By...

The post A Good Mail Day appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Chilhowie mystery from Beryl the Pearl

 Look what I found in my leftover box, from the On Ringo Lake mystery in 2017-18.  Apparently I cut more than I needed!  So since clue 1 is similar I’ll use these and modify where necessary.  Will take awhile but feels good to use fabrics I no longer have!



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Thanksgiving Tea with Tressie & Forrest from Melva Loves Scraps




Welcome to teatime with TT... Tressie Teegarden.  Today, we chat with Tressie (and Forrest) about their memories of Thanksgiving... grab a cup of tea and settle in.

Grandma, how did your family celebrate Thanksgiving when you were young?  Did you have guests?

We had big dinners.  Turkey, pies and the works.  There was always a big group of relatives.  Mom did most of the cooking.

Grandpa, what about your family?

We always had a big turkey dinner and sometimes there were 30 people there.  A lot of the time it was in Stonewall at Auntie Bob's.  My mom and ...

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Sewing again from Quilt in Progress

I haven’t sewn or quilted for a while, once I got the last baby quilt finished. My husband advanced progression in the Alzheimer’s disease. He was placed in a nursing home where he died peacefully. It has been a rough several months for me, but I’m learning again all that makes me happy.

First, I wanted something to fill my time like a part-time job, but without the exposure to public. I will have to live as if my immunity is very low, just to protect my health. I found a flea market in a place I ...

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Butterflies Progress from Shawkl

 

I've liked this Butterflies pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts for some time now. Thought I'd do a slightly different layout with some batik fabrics. Wanted to use what was already on hand, so grabbed a layer-cake of batiks and some light background fabrics. The pattern uses blocks that are about 10" finished...but I didn't have enough batiks for so many blocks. So, cut my backgrounds at 12" finished and inserted some sashing between the rows/columns to fill out the size.


Found a trio of batik fat quarters...just enough to cut the sashing at 1 ...

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Decking the Halls from ... Cat Patches

For whatever reason, I was tired yesterday. Yes, I'd been cooking for two days, but I can't recall feeling so worn out by it in the past. Maybe it's just age creeping up on me. Also, I haven't cooked the whole dinner in a couple of years, so see above about age creeping up on me. I had to make a short trip into town, but otherwise, I spent the day doing some slow stitching and just a little bit of sewing.

On the sewing front, I finished the third of five sections for the Purrfectly ...

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Decking the Halls from Cat Patches

For whatever reason, I was tired yesterday. Yes, I'd been cooking for two days, but I can't recall feeling so worn out by it in the past. Maybe it's just age creeping up on me. Also, I haven't cooked the whole dinner in a couple of years, so see above about age creeping up on me. I had to make a short trip into town, but otherwise, I spent the day doing some slow stitching and just a little bit of sewing.

On the sewing front, I finished the third of five sections for the Purrfectly ...

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Winning Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2022 from Gwen's Quilts

International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX for 2022 is in the books. Festival, as it is affectionately known, is the big show each year in Houston. It is held at the end of October / beginning of November. Quilters from all over the globe come together to celebrate the art of quilting. They enjoy classes, quilt displays, vendors, lectures, and a judged contest. It is a real treat to see the winning quilts.

Handi Quilter is proud to sponsor the Best of Show award for the judged contest. Along with Best of Show, the show presents 5 Master Awards, and 1st ...

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Winning Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2022 from Essie's Quilts

International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX for 2022 is in the books. Festival, as it is affectionately known, is the big show each year in Houston. It is held at the end of October / beginning of November. Quilters from all over the globe come together to celebrate the art of quilting. They enjoy classes, quilt displays, vendors, lectures, and a judged contest. It is a real treat to see the winning quilts.

Handi Quilter is proud to sponsor the Best of Show award for the judged contest. Along with Best of Show, the show presents 5 Master Awards, and 1st ...

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So Many Projects! from Tamarack Shack


I realized I haven't been sharing my personal projects here lately, most of those were going onto my Instagram but now that my Instagram account was hacked and I can't get back onto it I think I'll put my focus back into my blog.  If you follow my tamarackshack1 Instagram account please report it and unfollow. I have had no luck getting it back.  If  I decide to go back on it I'll let you know my new account name.  I really have no desire right now to set up a new account.  Instagram is not ...

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11 Half Square Triangle Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

One of my favorite quilting units or blocks is the simple half square triangle.  They are easy to make and, depending on the colors and fabric you use, can form incredible designs.  We have rounded up 12 free quilt patterns that are either made completely out of half square triangles, or incorporate them heavily in the pattern.

Polka Dot Chair has a charming half square baby quilt that is sure to bring a smile to any new parents.

Diary of a Quilter’s multi-colored and easy-to-make quilt shines in the sun.

Inspired Quilting by Lea Louise has a great half ...

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