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April 18, 2015
En snijden maar.... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Weer een paar blokjes gesneden voor mijn replicaquilt de afgelopen week.

Hier liggen ze nog als vierkantjes maar straks zijn het driehoekjes met steeds een lichte en een donkere zijde.

 Ik maak dat door twee vierkantjes ( een lichte en een donkere dus) met de goede zijde op elkaar te leggen.

Op de lichte ( omdat dat nou eenmaal het makkelijkst is) trek een een diagonale streep en naai aan weerszijde een stiklijn op ongeveer een halve centimeter afstand. Op de getekende lijn snij ik uiteindelijk de driehoek door! 

Daarna open strijken zo dat de lichte naad achter de donkere kant komt ...

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Philadelphia Borders from Fret Not Yourself

This quilt seems to need an inner and an outer border. I considered using dark red or double pink fabric similar to the one in the Ohio Star in this post... but then found a reproduction stripe at the bottom of my stash. There's enough to cut 4" wide strips for the outer border. The blue hand-dye is left over from Propellers and Planes. I cut it 1.25" (finished .75").

Reproduction fabrics in many colors alternate with muslin in this quilt.
Philadelphia quilt with borders, partial view.
Mitering the border went fairly well although some of the stripe intersections need adjusting. The quilt squares up nicely; my photos are ...

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Playing outside in the sunshine........ from Exuberant Color

No there isn't a photo of me playing outside!  I could have taken a picture of the blister I got from raking leaves.  I got the front flower beds looking pretty respectable but I still have a few big weeds to dig out behind my bushes.  It sounds like another nice day to work outside today.  I didn't take any new photos yesterday so I'll just give you the straight on view of the same shot I showed yesterday at an angle.  I have some more triangles cut and ready to sew but instead I did another ...

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Another Modern Take On Tradition from The Snarky Quilter

I finally got my hands on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions Made Modern. Ever since I saw her 2013 QuiltCon best of show winner quilt I’ve wanted to know how she made it. Her book answers that … Continue reading

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A few more blocks... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

Getting a little bit of sewing in.  I'm up to 17 Churn Dash blocks.  I love these little blocks.  So much for saving this for Summer sewing.  LOL! 
 Friday the only sewing that I got done was 5 of my hexie blocks.  I'll explain why this is all that I got finished later in my post. 
 A few nights ago we settled down as a family and played a few games of BINGO!  :)  It is nice to just turn off the tv and have some fun family time.  Just a simple game of Bingo was so much fun ...

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Weekly Dispatches 17 April from Aussie Hero Quilts

G'day all.  I am writing this on Thursday night so no run down on AQC as I won't have time to write this tomorrow night. Hopefully I will get a chance to give you a run down over the weekend.

Now for tonight's Show and Tell

462 quilts and 602 laundry bags for 2015. 

4047 quilts and  6059 laundry bags in total.

Caroline E-M




Deborah C


Jackie J  


Jill W



Leanne and Karina 


Marg C 

Marg R 


Pam M and Sue D

Penrith Sewing Ladies

Rita M 


Sharon ...

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Ahoy matey: quilt #4 from miss erin crafts

I had the best time finishing up this generous baby quilt.

Measuring at twice the size of my normal baby quilts, I have the perfect family in mind for this quilt.

My girlfriend MK choose to wait to find out the sex of baby #2.  John arrived and I immediately set to make him an awesome boy quilt-a year ago!  Yes, A YEAR AGO!!!  John is now 13 months and I just finished quilting his!  I guess when you have over 60 tops needing to go on the long arm, then you better get cracking.

I did a medium sized ...

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Saturday photos #19 from Sew Slowly

Something a bit different this week.  I went to start editing this week's photos, clicked the wrong button and ended up with this.  

I kind of like it, and more to the point, it feels like a quilt.

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Easter Party Quilt-A-Long Kickoff! from MooseStash Quilting

 Easter Party 
From Angie's Bits 'N Pieces

I can't believe the day is really here.
I hope your all as excited as I am about starting this Quilt-A-Long.

If you need a refresher on how this is going to work, 
 you can read all about it 

You will find the pattern at Angies Quilt Pattern Shop

Today, I'm going to jump right in and get started with the first block.
It's all about the color!
Bold, bright and beautiful colors!

Island Batik has such bright and cheery colors, that will tickle anyone's toes ...

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AtoZ Letter P ~ Patterns, Predictions and Perspectives from CollectInTexas Gal

"Sue, to be a seamstress you must learn to use and read  pattern instructions."

Those words from my Mother and Homemaking Teacher usually had me putting the pattern and instruction guide back in the pattern envelope.  I was a 'Visual Learner'. 

Show me once and I've got it.  Give me a 'Step by Step' picture guide, and I can do it.  I think it all goes back to doing Math Word Problems which I talked about in Letter I-Iowa Test~Not My IQ.  In a nutshell  my brain interpreted written instructions and math word problems like this:  If you ...

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Down to the Wire from Jo's Country Junction


I’ve been trying to get the quilt finished for the baby shower….If you missed that post, it’s here.

Well all my yesterday’s intentions were good.  I plotted and planned all day to have the toys picked up and the childcare work done so after the kiddos left I could head right upstairs.  That didn’t happen.  Kalissa came and we chatted. Then I decided that I needed to prep supper and than the most wonderful thing happened…My best friend from high school called.  She was my friend through college and we even lived together for ...

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Mini Messenger Bag - An Easy Beginner Purse You'll Love! from Sew Psyched

Welcome back to Finish It Up Friday!! It's been quite a week what with deliveries of long awaited materials, and a new lens for my camera! Woo!  But what I really want to show you is this just Adorable Mini Messenger Bag by Katy Cameron over at The Littlest Thistle.  Pics taken with my iphone, pre-fabulacamera ;) Katy is an experienced bag designer, with more than 10 years of pattern

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Making Life a Little More Beautiful from Pamela Quilts

Isn't that one of the things quilting is all about?  It really isn't a necessity, but it does make our beds and our home just a little more beautiful.  At least I think so, and I hope you do, too!

Today I worked on making something a little more beautiful that was downright nasty and ugly looking.  My heating pad!  I realized how terrible it looked when I rushed to put it away when I was expecting a visitor.  So when I had some free time today I worked on making this pretty cover for it -

I tried ...

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FNSI Update from frog cottage designs

I had a productive night last night with all my friends for Wendy's Friday Night Sew In. I joined approx 50 ladies for a virtual sewing night. I'm happy with my progress on my GDITC project.

I finished my second and third stitchery for my Lynette Anderson table runner and two hexagons, so I am very pleased. Thank you to everyone that joined me last night! If you would like to see what everyone got up to last night, take a look HERE.
Have a great weekend!

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NSQG Challenge - My Quilt from Nebraska Views

IMG_3961I just got my Nebraska State Quilt Guild challenge quilt back after making the rounds.  This is the block I started on the trip to 3 of my friends to add borders.  Fay added the pinwheels on the right and the diamonds on the top.  Kay added the green and navy stripe with the leaf appliques and the last to work on my quilt was Janet and she pieced the rectangles and appliqued blue circles.  I love it but know I need to add more to finish it up.  IMG_2201The block started out it's trip looking like this.  I ...

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The Problem with Trying New Techniques... from From Blank Pages . . .

Is that sometimes they do not work. frown.

While I was sick in bed last Saturday I watched some craftsy classes, because, hey! I'm all for learning and trying new things. One thing I quickly realized is that the techniques I use to paper piece are a LOT different than how other people paper piece. (I have a few different tutorials as well as you tube videos if you want to see how I do it.)

I feel like my technique has evolved quite a bit over the years and I am currently very happy with the results I ...

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Chalk Talk with us #3 Because...... from Sew We Quilt

I  hear this a lot lately....
"Because I can"

For me it means, that whatever obstacle seems impossible to 
get through....

Because I am ME....
I can do it...

"Because I can" , can mean a lot for many others....

For my beloved it means, he has had a good week, a good day
and he can do it ...

There is a lot of LOVE in this...
Do anything! 

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Good Music from Quilter Going Bananas

Amazing local musician performing one of his songs.  Very popular here and abroad. Enjoy!  Until next time...

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Quilting Eye Candy from The Quilting Queen Blog

Wow, I'm on a roll with this quilting... which means I'm not getting much done as far as the house goes.  But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.... and that's get her quilting fix... and make my customers happy.  

Linda is a happy quilter.   She makes happy projects like this table runner.  She requested custom quilting on it.  She does pretty needle turn applique.

And Linda did this happy quilt too.  It's called Roundabout.  It's custom quilted too.  You might remember me posting about the trials of the quilting pattern ...

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Square in a Square Block... from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

This is gonna be sorta a long blog posting when it comes to pictures so let me apologize first off for the l--o--n--g posting. It will be worth it in the end. I'm posting this early but based on the picture I'm sure you have figured out there will be a square in a square block. And if you have downloaded the write up I have available for borders and sashing, you have the directions to make this section of the quilt. The great news is, you can work on this part of the quilt anytime. Now or ...

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