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December 16, 2017
Quilting the Vintage Log Cabin from Pink Doxies


Hand Quilting a Vintage Log Cabin Quilt

It's December, and everywhere I go I hear coughing. Deep, gripping coughing. There's a rotten cold going around our area, and I'm two and a half weeks into it. I did my duty of self-care, and canceled the monthly sewing group. I rested, t.v. binged, and quilted. Still, a dry cough just hangs on. This one is a doozy.




Small Stitches in Perle Cotton No. 8

I imagine I am close to halfway through the quilting now. It hasn't been an exercise in perfection, but that will only ...

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More Decisions for Fifth Chinese Coins Quilt from Fret Not Yourself

For once I remembered to take photos while finalizing the design. Four of them are grouped to hopefully enlighten my thought process. At this point many Coin sets are sewn. Each column still has three to five sets so some movement or insetting is possible. And there's always the seam ripper.

Putting the upper coin facedown on the lower coin and aligning the left side before sewing means a wider column in the end. When they are sewn the left side is smoothly aligned and the right side is uneven, only that right side is trimmed much. It also ...

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Editors and Publishers Day from Terificreations's Weblog

Welcome to the 2017 Edition of Editors and Publishers Day 16 December 2017 This day started a few years ago to honor the editors and publishers who work so hard to make the publishing world go round. As a writer please accept my assurances that a good editor will hear the voice of the one … Continue reading Editors and Publishers Day

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Looking Through The Stash Store from Quilts....etc.

Yes I have my own fabric store right here at home.  The good thing about having a stash of any size is that you can look through your shelves and containers first before you look on line and order something (no fabric store near me).   I decided to start looking for the right beige fabric […]

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More Rulerwork from The Quilt Yarn

I have been bitten by the ruler bug! After reading a number of blog posts over at Patsy Thompson's blog the other day, I went and finally got myself an arc ruler and a set of circle rulers. This was not cheap, however I did research this quite intensely and concluded that I was not going to get around spending a fair amount of money. I looked at all sorts of options, some of them in the US but also over here. I have tried the Westalee circles ruler before and while it did the job I thought that ...

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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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Custom Longarm Quilting: Blue Patchwork Stars Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Custom Longarm Quilting Lets talk for a minute about Custom Longarm Quilting. I’ve recently dipped my toe into the custom quilting world after practicing extensively using the Longarm Skill...

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

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Top 20 Quilts of 2017: #11, Quilted Cape from Hawaii from Wonkyworld

"I've never seen anything like it."
This month, I am posting a series of blogs counting down my top 20 quilts of the year. All the quilts were acquired by the collection in 2017, and they represent four centuries of American quilts. 

When I saw this quilted cape, I thought, "I've never seen anything like it." There was a Buy-It-Now option, so I bought it. It was from one of the Royal Societies on Oahu and came from a seller in Honolulu, but nobody else has been able to tell me more about it. I thought it was ...

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Weihnachtskalender Tag 16 from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

heute öffnet sich nun schon das 16. Türchen.
Ich habe Kinderstoffe und ein Kinderpanel für Euch.

Am 24.Dezember habe ich eine besondere Überraschung für Euch. Gestern ganz frisch hier eingetroffen und ich bin mehr als begeistert......mehr verrate ich noch nicht.






Panel
 Bonbon:
Pinwheell aus der süßen Kinderserie




Alles Liebe Grit

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Quilt Shop Tour: Cotton Creek Mill from Jo's Country Junction

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Here I am back to share another quilt shop tour with you.  Kelli and I stopped here on our way home from the Elton John concert.

This shop, Cotton Creek Mill, is located in West Branch, Iowa.  Neither Kelli nor I had ever been there before.  It was a cute little shop out front but let me take you inside.

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The girls at the Neal’s in Muscatine had told us we “had to stop there.  They just expanded”.  Well we took their advice and stopped.  I started my journey through the shop with my camera open and snapping pictures ...

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Fragmental from Liz Makes Crafts

Fragmental is the easiest quilt top I've ever pieced. That's because it's cheatercloth! I was browsing on Quilting Is My Therapy one day when I saw a quilt kit that consisted of a few panels of this really pretty geometric design, and I knew it would be fun to quilt.

Piecing of this took about 20 minutes, and most of the time was spent on pressing the fabric. But the real purpose of making this quilt top, of course, is to quilt it.

When I loaded this quilt top, it was actually a piggyback. I use wide ...

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30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 14 from Creatin' in the Sticks

Yesterday the block was a little more time consuming than most,
so today let's go super simple and fast.



This one is called

Median Strip

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"


Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 51/2" - two pink / two white
Cut 1 rectangle 5 1/2" x 10 1/2"



Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the smaller rectangles for the top and bottom first,
then stitch those units to the large rectangle.


It's amazing how a block can look so different in ...

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JOY Quilt Plus Free Foundations from On Point Quilter

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When I was perusing the EQ8 block library, I saw a wonderful block in the holiday collection.  Do you see a Christmas stocking when you look at this block?  I actually saw the letter J.

I then thought about how I could expand on the concept of this block by creating a series of alphabet  blocks with a candy cane motif.
I went to the alphabet blocks and found a couple that I thought might work.
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After some playing, I realized I couldn't nicely just add the candy cane stripes.  So I decided to just start from scratch and ...

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Pokemon Fridays: Squirtle (block 6) from Seriously...I think it needs stitches

Happy 6th Pokemon Friday! This week, it's Squirtle.. With Christmas stuff going on, etc., I still haven't finished stitching Mew, but I didn't want to get too behind with the tutorials, so I am going ahead with Squirtle today to get back on track. I'm hoping to finish stitching Mew AND Squirtle this weekend. Let's get cutting! :D For this block, you'll need seven colors: background, black

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12 Days of Presents Day 11 from Seams To Be Sew

My apologies for the very late in the day posting. I was not able to get on the internet, the good news is that Comcast has been here today and hopefully fixed the problem. We were gone for a bit … Continue reading

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A Short Tutorial – Square in a Triangle from Katy Did Art

I’ve figured out a simple way to make a lot of Square in a Triangle units. And I thought I’d share the basic instructions to help anyone that needs to make a lot of them.

First you need to decide on the size of the square that will be in the triangle. In my example I cut a 2 1/2″ square, but you could make it any size. Cut one strip of fabric at 2 1/2″ The second strip of fabric, in a contrasting color will be cut 3/4″ larger than the first strip. In ...

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Проект "Блок месяца" и МК "Лазурный кристалл"" from Roolen


 Дорогие друзья!
Сегодня стартует проект «Блок месяца «Лазурное чудо»», в котором принимают участие 12 мастеров лоскутного шитья.


Дважды в месяц, начиная с сегодняшнего дня,  в блогах мастеров-участников и на сайте ilovepatchwork.ru будут выкладываться мастер-классы по шитью очередного блока.
Все блоки будут одного размера, со стороной 12". Также их объединяет тема — «Звезда» и ткани в стиле Гжель, из коллекции «Лазурное чудо» от дизайн-бюро "Peppy".
В итоге получится красивый и большой квилт-сэмплер.

Мастера - участники проекта:

Марина Сохончук (15 декабря) https://vk.com/clubroolen
Александра Беликова (30 декабря) http://ilovepatchwork.ru
Ольга Штанг (15 января) https://www.instagram.com/kreativ_fee
Мария Кокина ...

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Another Day With Friends And Family from Quilting My Way

This morning I had to get moving! I didn't want to get up but did. I was over to Cherrill's and then home by 8:45 am.

Headed to the doctors for my appointment. I tried to stop at Art's before I went, but he wasn't home. I then went to the doctors. Now I have to check my blood pressure for a month because it was high today. Even after I was enjoying my embroidery. I worked on my embroidery while waiting for my appointment. Afterwards, stopped at Art's and gave him his gifts ...

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Straightening it out from Art In Search

     I am helping a woman get back on track with quilt blocks that have been in a bag for years. When I put them up on my design wall, it took a while to figure out it was two quilts set on point. Don't ask how long that took me. I am patient when I am working on my own quilts, otherwise, not so much. Character flaw. One of many.
     Then, to make sure no one would have to go through that again, I sewed one up and put numbers on every block and row on the the sewn ...

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