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February 23, 2020
Fractured Squares – Blocks B finished from Stitching Matters

After work on Friday, I quickly cut a practice piece with backing and batting for the long arm.  During the week I spend a lot of time on YouTube, blogs and Pinterest in search of new ideas for quilting motifs and I always find a least one thing I’d like to try out.  So once I get this loaded I can practise what I’ve seen.

My daughter, who took the baby to a show for babies nearby, stopped in to breastfeed the little one and once they left, I got going on my B blocks.  With all the ...

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Slow Sunday Stitching from Eagle's Wings Quilts

I finally chose the fabrics for the flower head for this section of Hold Onto Your Heart. I knew I wanted purples, but I couldn’t find the right purples in the fabrics I already had out. That meant I needed to go to my storage area under the stairs and dig out the purples box. Why is it that the colour I want is always the one on the bottom behind all the other boxes? (sigh) Anyhow, after I made a mess by pulling out the boxes, I found the colours I wanted and got busy making a flower ...

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Let's Stitch - A Block a Day with Natalia Bonner - Using Machine Quilting Rulers from Piece N Quilt

Things have been a bit quiet here on the blog, but that doesn't mean things behind the scenes aren't crazy busy and exciting! We've been busy working on some exciting new things to come this summer, including a new book; Visual Guide to Creative Straight Line Quilting, a new machine quilting ruler, Inside Out, and launching June 1st our new YouTube series, Let's Stitch - a block a day with Natalia Bonner.

Make sure you subscribe to Natalia's YouTube channel, so you'll get first access to the videos.

Beginning June 1, 2019 Natalia will share ...

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All in a Day of Crumb Block and String Quilt Play! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

I just love little scrappy gems like this!

Our Xing workshop from my book String Frenzy was off to a grand start – and some were extremely grateful for our one hour class start delay due to weather from the south.

Those coming up from the Raleigh area had to deal with 2 to 4 inches of snow and ice, which might not sound like a lot to those in Northern climes, but down here where we don’t have road crews and plows, and the modus operandi is just to “Sit tight and wait for a thaw!” would have trouble ...

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Not much stitching, I've been sick from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Last weekend I got a lot of the hand quilting done on my Challenge quilt, but then I came down with the flu, and all stitching stopped. 

As soon as I thought I was going to recover from the flu, I found out that I have pneumonia.  I've barely moved out of my bed all week. 

I'm finally starting to feel better (still a ways to go) and I finished the hand quilting on the Challenge quilt.  I was 3/4ths of the way done when I got sick.

hand quilting is done

I had thought about using ...

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Several Finishes this Week from The Cozy Quilter

This has been a week of finishes.  I finished the binding on the three table runners I quilted last Saturday.  My MIL has claimed this one.  It will look nice in her living room.  

The second runner will be given to a friend.

The third one will be donated to the church bazaar.

Next, I quilted and bound the baby quilt I showed last week.  I used some light green solid fabric for the binding.

The backing is some flannel I had in my stash.  I had to make it a bit wider so the orange stripe was added.  I ...

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Double Wedding Quilts 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Not quite an all white wedding, but I like it.

Love the second one … very interesting!

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February 22, 2020
Saturday's Smile!! from Lavender Quilts

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Saturday's Smile!! from The Quilting Garden

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Recipes from Kelli from Jo's Country Junction

Kelli has been on a cooking binge.  It’s so hard for her getting home after a long shift and needing to make a supper.  She’s been crock potting meals.  She’s been prepping food the days before.  She’s been doing what she can so she doesn’t end up picking up take out.

I told her I’d love it if she would share some of the recipes and she has.  Here is Crack Chicken.

You can find the recipe HERE.

She also made these Hawaiian Ham Sliders.

You can find that recipe HERE.

With both of ...

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Cinnamon Sugar Crackers from Jo's Country Junction

Remember I told you that I’ve been working on cleaning out my freezers?  Well I’ve been quietly working on the cupboards too.  They are FULL and just don’t need to be that full.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a well stocked pantry but some of those “odd” things I don’t often use, I would be happy to get them used up.

Well over Christmas oyster crackers were on sale.  I bought two bags thinking I would make the ranch oyster crackers.  Find my recipe for them HERE.  Well I got home and didn’t ...

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Farewell to a Favourite Skirt from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

It has served me well, a nice long woollen draught stopper of a skirt, but a couple of weeks ago it suddenly met its end.  Just as I got into the car there was an ominous ripping sound.  This time it wasn't the lining, which was already well and truly shredded, but the back seam.  The material is worn out, and not strong enough for a repair, so it is finished as a skirt.  However, the decoration around the hem is far too pretty to waste, so I have plans for it.  Today I ripped out the lining and ...

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PQ 11.4 Birds in the air "From Dusk till Dawn" from Sew Sunshine

Project Quilting 11.4 theme is Birds in the Air
This is my " From Dusk till Dawn"
20" x 20" 
Improv scrap quilt
Organic matchstick quilting in various shades. 

So excited that I can jump in this challenge.  I wanted to play with my scrap bits jar and see what I could come up with. I used 10 background colors to go with the 10 colors of birds. The gradient fabrics helps to give it the feel of dusk till dawn. 
Linking up with Persimon Dreams and P.Q. 11.4 pop over and see all the entries this week ...

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Quilt Reveal: Color It Red from High Road Quilter

Welcome to the Color It Red blog hop!

 I really like red and white quilts so for my Blog Hop day, I was originally going to finish an old project that had red in it, but decided to make a brand new red and white quilt. Starting new quilts are so much fun, and since I have an excuse, I may as well take advantage of it!

My quilt started with some red yo-yos I made for my yo-yo coverlet. I decided that the red yo-yos were too bright for my coverlet.

If you are new to my blog, as ...

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Winner - Colorpop from Creatin' in the Sticks

Blog hops are a great way to show
new quilting methods, patterns, fabrics, projects,
products you may not have seen before.

Last week we had so much fun with the
and the week before I participated in the

There were so many awesome comments.
Thank you!
I'm a little late to visit each and every post in both blog hops, but I will soon.
I can't miss the inspiration!

Now it's time to announce the winner of the


I am happy to share a ...

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T-shirt quilt from My Quilter

Quilted with the Slope Intercept pattern. 

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Join me for the Charming Baby Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan charming baby book 1

Who did you make one of your first quilts for? Many us made them for a baby! My friend Melissa Corry wrote this awesome new book 'Charming Baby' quilts where all the quilts start with charm packs, so fun!

We are going to have a sew along to make a sampler quilt using the one or a couple of blocks from each quilt. This is a fantastic way to try the blocks and you'll have a quilt when done! See below for the layout and fabric I'm using

In this Post

  • Sampler
  • Supply List
  • Fabric I'm using ...

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The Scrap Quilt from Art and Quilts, cogitations thereon

I've always loved scrap quilts....
and I've always loved "making" fabric out of little bits....

sometime ago I made this piece:

Diamond Pane
 I always liked it....and when it won an award at our local annual art show...I started thinking....
hmmm ,that would make a very good online class.

The fun part about this quilt is actually making the fabric which looks just fabulous by itself even if you don't cut it into shapes - like diamonds, or triangles or squares.

Highlands, Fall
 Sometimes I've just put together specific colors in the Diamond ...

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Lyset du treng finst from Iinas Sewing Machine Poetry

Dette diktet er skrevet av Helge Torvund
og er fra diktsamlingen "Alabama?" (2011)

Jeg liker korte dikt. Jo kortere, jo mer konsist, jo større er sannsynligheten for at diktet treffer meg. Lyrikernes evne til å si mye med noen få ord gjør alltid inntrykk på meg.
Som disse ordene:  lyset / du treng / finst
Lange sanger og enda lengre romaner er brukt til å beskrive dette denne poeten trenger fire ord til.
Hva er så lyset? Noen finner lyset i naturen, andre i sine barns øyne eller i sin tro. Uansett hvem du er eller hvor du befinner deg i livet ...

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Quilt blocks and spring fever from The Crafty Quilter

Happy weekend everyone! I’ve been working on some new quilt blocks, the sun has been shining and I have that Spring fever feeling. Whether it’s the pattern, the fabric, or the weather, they all have me thinking about the lighter days of Spring.

I’m co-teaching a block of the month class at The Granary Quilt Shop using the pattern, Timeless Tradition. The first month’s blocks were made by my co-teacher, Dianne, and I love them so much! The fabrics are from my stash and they really feel like Spring to me. This first one is my ...

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