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August 21, 2014
Dress fever! from TwynMawrMom

Well as you know I was quite funky last month but now there is a flurry of activity as we prepare for the start of school, two last little summer visits, and I get ready for our semi annual Moms of Multiples Exchange Sale. I've got a lot to sell this time around-big stuff and clothes now that my daughter, at the ripe old age of 5 1/2, can safely admit she won't wear the 2Ts/3Ts anymore.

The kids were helping me wash up the outdoor toys this past week
Mommy camp round three is in ...

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C+S Swap, Moonlit Round - Update as of Thursday, August 21. from Sew at Home Mummy

Here are the packages received as of today (Thursday August 21) and those I'm still waiting on. Please, if you haven't mailed your packages to me, the deadline for mailing has come as of today - can you try to get those out ASAP to me pretty please and thank you :D

Fat Eighth Group (RECEIVED):

AS 29483
BS
CS 78248
ED 60202
FK 14517
IJ (Int'l)
ME 22172
RP 71291
SE 82070
SP (CMQG)
SS (CMQG)
ST 84120

Charm Square Group (RECEIVED):
BH 53022
MC 48315 - 2 spots
SP (CMQG) - 2 Spots

And the fabrics I'm ...

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Letting Go, Being A Sewvivor from KalamaQuilts

I am in the process of downsizing my 'stuff' by half. This has been a ten year project to date and I am actually at the light at the end of the tunnel.
Without premeditated intent I've some how turned this spring into a firestorm of shucking off the unnecessary, very successfully, because I've taken to heart some advice. "Staying detached from the outcome creates enough sacred space for an original solution to magically unfold."

I am just, letting go, no strings, good bye. I've come to see superfluous multiple possessions as something like these rocks. Balanced ...

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Letting Go, Being A Sewvivor from KalamaQuilts

I am in the process of downsizing my 'stuff' by half. This has been a ten year project to date and I am actually at the light at the end of the tunnel.
Without premeditated intent I've some how turned this spring into a firestorm of shucking off the unnecessary, very successfully, because I've taken to heart some advice. "Staying detached from the outcome creates enough sacred space for an original solution to magically unfold."

I am just, letting go, no strings, good bye. I've come to see superfluous multiple possessions as something like these rocks. Balanced ...

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Swirling and Diamonds from In the Sewing Basket

Angela Walters Quilting
Still under the weather here....nasty summer colds
seem to hang on a bit more than nasty winter colds...just
an observation.
 So, first thing I found  a video  Swirly Hooks with Angela Walters.  Now, that
has to start your day "right" !!
Be blessed today!! Quilted Style.......
and yes, I do love Angela's ways of teaching!! She is amazing.  If you have not listened
to her before, please connect and do.  She takes all
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the fear out of "inspirational quilting"!!
It is a brand new day!! Quilt!!

Try a Diamonds video here.!!

Judith Madsen ...

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quilt show from Quilt Nut Creations

It's been a while since I've shown some client quilts. Here's a few that have kept me busy this month. All of these are from Hamels Quilt shop.

quilted with Bayside

I love this next quilt. This same line came out in a teal; stunning!!
quilted with crazy 8s
Quilting a modern pattern on it wasn't expected by Hamels but it looked/s perfect for it.


These next ones are fantastic for a snowman lover like myself. Both were quilted with Flirtatious.



And this embroidery quilt.


Super cute!


Love this next one.

quilted with He Loves ...

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Double Exposure Zippered Pouch - A New Pattern! from Amy Made That

Well, it's about time I introduced a new pattern!
Today I present the


In this pattern,
you'll learn how to apply "exposed" zippers,
which can then be trimmed with lace,
to resemble those gorgeous Japanese lace zippers.

{You know you've been wanting those lace zippers!}


This pouch is quick and easy to sew.
All you need are 2 or 3 fat quarters of fabric,
some Pellon 987F fusible fleece,
2 zippers
and 1 1/2 yds. lace or other trim.


For my sample,
I used Bonnie and Camille fabrics ...

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Sunflowers and Cathedral Windows from Shelley Swanland

Sunflowers for SybillThis one is for Throw Back Thursday. I came across the picture of my “Sunflowers” quilt that I made for my daughter, Sybill. It’s not a very good picture but it seems to be the only digital one I have. I think I made it around 2000. She loved Sunflowers so much that as soon as it was finished it became hers. The petals of the Sunflowers are three dimensional like I use in the Cathedral window process with four folded sides.

Sultry Sunflower

The  two inner sides of the points are rolled and stitched into curves. I think the blocks ...

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On the Grass Almost Finished from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Just finished the second sleeve. You probably think I say this about every sweater I make but I LOVE this one! All I have left to do is add a little ribbing to finish off the neck. I’ve already woven in the ends! It’s kinda boxy but not terribly big or loose. It’s the kind […]

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Joyce the winner!!! from IVORY SPRING

Hello Friends, I hope you are well.  You have seen Dear Friend Joyce’s version of my Song of Praise pillow here.

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And look at the latest on Joyce’s pillow!!  Joyce’s pillow won first place at her county fair.  Congratulations, Joyce – the honor is well deserved!!

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And a big “Thank You” to Joyce for sharing her work with us!

Curious mind wants to know if you enter your work (quilts, pies, anything) in your county fair…

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely rest of the day.  Hugs to you all.


Filed under: Readers' Projects

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Three Weeks Post-op! from South Jersey Quilter

The new knee is doing very well. The walker is history, and  so is the leg lifter. I still need the shower chair, and the cane most of the time. It takes a few steps for the leg to get going right. 

I got the 22 staples removed last week. Wow, did that hurt! More than I expected! And it throbbed for hours. The xrays look good, and ortho is very happy with my bend and straightening. Now I have to strengthen it. 

As soon as the staples came out, I started driving. It's my left knee, so the ...

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Mesmerize Quilt from Piece N Quilt

Susan made this fabulous version of our Mesmerize quilt. I'm pretty sure that this has been one of the most popular quilts that we've designed and it's so flattering each time I get to machine quilt one!
When we made the original Mesmerize quilt I machine quilted it with an all over baptist fan pattern, I loved the little bit of curvature that it added to such a geometric quilt. Susan liked the way I had machine quilted the original also, so she asked me to machine quilt hers just the same!
A couple of close up ...

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Round the World Blog Hop from Espritpatch

You may have noticed that there is a blog hop going around where bloggers introduce themselves in a bit more detail and how/why they do what they do. Well it's my turn this week.


I was tagged by the lovely Gina from The Occasional Quilter a little while ago. Gina gave me plenty of time to prepare, so much so that between the holidays and other secret commitments that I can't share yet, I completely forgot about the blog hop until today (hence a very late post).... when it is now time to post all about ...

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Lola's quilt and pillow from Wont to be Quilter

14 more days until the GIVEAWAY
Hi friends!
Beautiful but hot!
I had a charm pack of Moda ' American Primer' so i decided to make my little Lola  a quilt and pillow that i told you'll about Monday. These colors don't show dirt like a lite charm pack would.
You can get some great
seams with a charm pack.

Some battening scraps and some flowery  backing, quilted in the ditch's.
Made the little pillow with charm squares batting, many layers, and flowery backing and you have a little small pillow for a doll.
And there is my ...

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Why have a big stash of Aurifil? from Felicia's World

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This week I am finally back from Europe. Five weeks is a long time to be gone. Despite all the fun adventures we have had I have missed my sewing room! And now I have a crappy cold that I probably picked up on the plane. Smokey-helping1 Smokey_help3 Smokey_help2

Nevertheless, I am playing with my gorgeous collection of brand new Michael Miller fabrics that are arriving in quilt stores just about now. I simply LOVE the bird fabrics they have out now.  Check out Laura Gunn’s Flutter collection, and Flock. 

There really is something to be said for having just the right ...

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Sweet Scandi sewing some more..... from Little Bits of This & That

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It's another day in our Sweet Scandi Sew along and today we hop on over to the Fat Quarter Shop Blog and see the alternate blocks/side blocks that Kimberly has been working for us.  I love all her tips that she has and have you checked out the new Jelly Roll Jam 2 pattern she just released this week? I have one in the planning stages and I will post when I finish....it's a super quick and fun pattern so I am hoping you will check it out.

Next week I will be sharing with you ...

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Wedding work from Love Laugh Quilt



My daughter's wedding is Saturday.....so I thought is pull put the unfinished wedding quilt and add some rows. ;)

It takes the whole floor to work on this baby!
I'm thinking happy thoughts as I sew. 
I'm gaining a another super son-in-law.

Counting my blessings today.

Wedding quilt will not be complete by Saturday.
It'll get done when it's done....
And that's o.k.

After all....
There have been other wedding things to work on.

Center pieces (43!)

Backdrop.......

The list goes on.

I'll sew just a little bit more and then I ...

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Vacation week from Bunbear Quilts

Ev and I are on vacation this week.  We haven't done too much.  Have a few home improvement projects going on. 

Ivy isn't doing too well.  Going to be making some tough decisions soon.

Pardon my absence from the blog during this time!

I have been working on the purple Carpenter's Star. 

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More 'Maters from ... Cat Patches

Today I'm getting back to canning tomatoes. I have enough for several more quarts of pasta sauce. It's been a day or two since I checked the greenhouse, and so I don't know how many more are turning colors. It's still iffy whether they will turn fast enough for me to get them all canned before we leave on our trip. Also, the plums are getting very close. I'm confident those will be ready by this weekend.

Yesterday I got started on my Let's Book It project.


I'm making this project



from Karen ...

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Monday CQ project from The Quilted Post

Our Monday sewing club, has decided to do a CQ round robin, as if I haven't enough projects to do now.
Oh well, what is one more pressure.  We are only doing 1 block and each person embellishes a 1/4 of the block.  We chose a hexagon design with the intent to make a hexagon CQ quilt.  However, 1 block does not make a quilt, so I guess we plan to do more round robins this year.

I have to say, piecing the original CQ block is so hard for me - I never end up with the right ...

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