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October 18, 2018
"In the Garden"—Wheelbarrow of Flowers from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Well, we have made it to the final block in our In the Garden Block of the Month Series! Our final block is a wheelbarrow full of flowers. Several years ago, I (Teri) had an old rusted wheelbarrow that I used as a planter to hide an ugly corner of our home's foundation. That year, I planted it with coleus and sweet potato vines. But this wheelbarrow was to be filled with a variety of favorite flowers we had not yet stitched.

My garden wheelbarrow
We had such a fun time in our class this past weekend at Primitive ...

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2002 Squares: Scrappy Trip Around The World from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

2002 Squares is my latest Scrappy Trip Around The World quilt. I’ve made a few Scrappy Trips, using the methods in Bonnie Hunter’s FREE pattern from her Quiltville blog. I altered the...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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Fertig from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

mein Kaleidoskop aus 45 Grad Dreiecken hat endlich einen Rand bekommen und ist nun unterwegs zu (Werbung) Birgit Schüller  zum quilten. Ich bin gespannt und freue mich darauf.


An meinen Weihnachtssachen sind die Bindings dran :-) Danke an Mama





Einen schnellen Weihnachtskalender habe ich aus 2 verschiedenen Weihnachtsserien genäht. Die Idee hat eine Freundin im www gesehen. Jetzt werde ich die Zahlen an die Täschchen machen, wahrscheinlich mit kleinen Klammern.

Werbung :
Stoffe aus der Serie *** Scandi ***
Werbung:
Stoffe aus der Serie : *** Silent Night ***
Alles Liebe Grit

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Oranges and Free Patterns from Canadian Needle Nana

         We had a wonderful autumn weekend, cool temperatures but sunshiny.  I worked on wood both days, bringing it from the big pile to stacking it near our door for use in the fireplace later on.  I love when being outside in fresh air is also productive.  My arms got a bit of a workout too. They are so weak!                         
 Well, the trees are definitely 'reconsidering' their leaves around here.  Just when did the paths become covered. Mostly yellow leaves on this trail but darkening to orange on the ground.


And the most glorious oranges surrounding the driveway photographed here just ...

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Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 4 from Kitty and Me Designs

For those of you who love Blackwork embroidery, you'll enjoy Band 4 of Panel 4 of the Never Ending Sampler!

This is what we have so far:

Click on the image, save your computer and print in any graphic software.



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Friendship Star Variation from Pamela Quilts

The last two weeks I've been steadily working on the Brothers and Sisters Quilt, and am happy to say that I now have all the blocks finished!  One of my favorites was this friendship star variation:

At first glance the block looks quite complicated, but in reality it is very easy to make.  It's basically a friendship star with a diamond in the square as the center, and a sew and flip triangle added to the half square triangles.

For a six inch block you will need to cut four 2 1/2 inch squares of background for ...

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Anna's Quilt from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends! 
Got one border done and the other almost but will have to have some more fabric for the pillow shams.

I will go through all my stuff today and see if I missed a pieces of black fabric before I buy more.
My sewing room needs cleaning up really bad.
I kind of skipped over it cleaning before our company so today is the day to clean.
I may get lost in there!
You may have to sent a posse!
Hugs
Babs


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Anna's Quilt from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends! 
Got one border done and the other almost but will have to have some more fabric for the pillow shams.

I will go through all my stuff today and see if I missed a pieces of black fabric before I buy more.
My sewing room needs cleaning up really bad.
I kind of skipped over it cleaning before our company so today is the day to clean.
I may get lost in there!
You may have to sent a posse!
Hugs
Babs


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Slowly but surely.... from Lily Pad Quilting

Pardon the poor photo....... it was raining and very little light coming in from my window. 

But I wanted to show you that slowly, slowly, as I find time to play, a pattern is emerging!


How about you?

Have you gotten too busy for sewing time? Make a few minutes each day!


Love,


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Family Reunion and Stone County Museum from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

My family reunion was last week in Mountain View, Arkansas.  This family reunion started back in 1982, and I've only missed attending one time (my honeymoon won out that year ;).

There is always a family dinner on Friday night, followed by an auction, to raise money to cover the next family reunion.  A few years ago, the auction was changed to a silent auction.  This was a great thing, since we now have more time to chat with family members. 
yummy BBQ dinner

family dinner

family dinner

Two reunions ago I made quilt blocks for everyone to sign.  The ...

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Modern Patchwork Home from Pieced Brain

Photographs by Hornick Rivlin Studio, Larry Stein, Sharon White Studio, Dean Schoeppner, and Jay Wilde for The Quilting Company. Used with permission.
Have you seen the book Modern Patchwork Home - Dynamic Quilts & Projects for Every Room published by The Quilting Company? Curated by Vivika Hansen Denegre, the book has 24 projects created by quilters who are well known for their contemporary approach to design. From pillows to quilts, each project mixes the tradition of the quilting art with the modern aesthetic from the mid-twentieth century. The result is a collection of approachable works which will allow quilters to bring a ...

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Viaje a la feria de patchwork en Alsacia from La Vida en Patchwork

Viaje a la feria de patchwork en Alsacia

Y aquí viene la parte 2 del viaje que hicimos en septiembre. Después de disfrutar en Alemania de lo lindo, y conocer la zona de la Selva Negra. Llegó el momento más esperado, ir al festival de patchwork, que era el objetivo principal del viaje.

Alsacia es bellísimo, sus casas, sus pueblos, sus calles, sus viñedos, es impresionante de bonito. Diferente a la zona de la que veníamos, en otro estilo, pero igual, para no perdérselo.

Recorrer los viñedos, bajarte del coche, y coger una uva, metértela en la boca, parar en ...

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Fabulous Fabric Series - My FREE Halloween tablerunners! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Post 3 of 4 in my Fabric Fabric - Halloween edition, is all about Panels and table runners! Both are SUPER fast to stitch up and magically change you room 

Chillingsworth pic 2

Panels are GREAT for decorating. Fast, easy, and cute! Or spooky in the case of Mr. Chillingsworth. I'm rather fond of him myself.

I made this for my niece who loves all things spooky.  The panel is still available but the companion fabrics are not. BUT you can find other fabulous fabrics and do this basic idea for ANY panel with my directions. 

  • Make your panel the size of my ...

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I Like Thursday #111 from Not Afraid of Color

this little piggy still has flowers!
welcome to this week's list of likes. Mostly just pictures for this week's list.
blue skies, yellow leaves
blue skies with snow capped mountains appearing overnight
Apparently they moved in to the 'hood overnight. We haven't seen them since we moved in June, but maybe the wildfire smoke is finally out, and it's not raining right now so....
leaves painted on every edge
Guard Ghosts
small town America
small town cemetery
Peek-a-boo scarecrows
Like Peek-a-boo Snow-mingos
and Peek-a-boo cows on bikes after a snowfall
lindor truffles in a fall dish ...

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Girlfriend Inspiration from Wollie Mammoth

Every so often I need a quilting kick in the pants and taking a look at what others are working on is just what the Quilt Doc ordered.  I wanted to share these photos individually so you can click on them to enlarge and take a look at the piecing and quilting.


I love this Christmas Tree Pattern...lots of curved piecing! It is called O' Tannenbaum from the book Christmas at Home


Such a cute Wool Quilt,  which is a Bonnie Sullivan design.
Dale did a fabulous job stitch.  My favorite
block is the Rubber Ducky :)


This Quilt is ...

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Tail Feathers from ... Cat Patches

The bird is two-thirds finished now. There are just a few sections left that contain very many half square triangles, and so the remainder should go a little faster. Pretty much just the tail feathers are left to be finished. Here's where it stood when I walked away yesterday.


There are still two rows of six 36-patch sections left to do. I was hoping to get it finished by Sunday, but it will probably be more like Tuesday. I've worked on it for nearly a week straight, and it's getting tiresome. Also, my left wrist is bothering ...

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Tail Feathers from Cat Patches

The bird is two-thirds finished now. There are just a few sections left that contain very many half square triangles, and so the remainder should go a little faster. Pretty much just the tail feathers are left to be finished. Here's where it stood when I walked away yesterday.


There are still two rows of six 36-patch sections left to do. I was hoping to get it finished by Sunday, but it will probably be more like Tuesday. I've worked on it for nearly a week straight, and it's getting tiresome. Also, my left wrist is bothering ...

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Where Have I Been? from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am studying Spanish.  I am also learning to play the ukulele.  I have posted a song or two that I played and sang with the ukulele.  So today I am going to tell you about my Spanish studies.

In July, when I returned from my last trip to Mexico one of the kind ladies in my exercise class asked if I ever planned to go to Mexico again.  I told her, "Yes, I love it there and want to live there someday."  She said, "I have studied Spanish a lot but have ...

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Gratefulness, Pumpkins, and a Lap Ap(?) from Canadian Needle Nana

One of my Netherlands blogging friends made the point that though we have already reached a good age, her and I, was I like her and still wanted more days.  Are we selfish to wish this though so many did not get what we have gotten, she wondered. Yes, I agree, most definitely we do want more.

 I immediately thought about the friend who played the organ at my first wedding and has been gone over twenty years now.  She was so mature, talented, and remarkable in many, many ways...a true inspiration to me, and sadly did not get ...

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Small Talk is finished from My Sewing Room



Because it's only 15" square, this mini quilt packed a lot of detail into a very small space.  There are 48 Flying Geese blocks - each one finishing at 1" by 2".  Small Talk is a Kim Diehl Simple Whatknots pattern.  I swapped out 2 brown fabrics with 3 greens, and I like the color combo much better.

This little thing was so NOT SQUARE when I finished putting it together yesterday!  Because the pieces all start out so small I double checked my measurements before sewing.  So my problem must have been inconsistent seam allowances and too much pressing ...

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