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February 5, 2023
A new art project with FMQ on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi! Welcome to another week of Free Motion Mavericks. Today I have some free motion quilting (FMQ) that will be enhanced with a lot of hand stitching. I'm still trying to figure out what to do exactly, but I have ideas

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Quilt top finished! from Quilting and More...

Yesterday I posted that I was working on embroidering the borders of the Winter Twist project from San Francisco Stitch Co. And now the embroidery is finished, and my Bernina is taking a well-earned nap! The next step, of course, will be to quilt the piece, finishing the little quilt with piping and binding. This […]

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Free Patterns, Colour Talk, Embroidery Stitch Along from Canadian Needle Nana

We are deep in winter,  a time here for the fleece wear and flannel and staying cosy by the fire. Not a problem for us retirees. I just got out my winter coffee table runner that I sewed a couple of years ago.  Kathy Schmitz Snowbound fabric and EPP hexagons.
It's been through the wash a couple of times and has a nice crinkly feel to it. I mentioned at the time that I certainly would be stitching hexagons again and someone recommended this little tool below.  So I bought one on Amazon but haven't used it yet ...

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Quilt Reveal: Boundaries from High Road Quilter





The Project Quilting Challenge this week was to make a quilt inspired by the 54-40 or Fight quilt pattern. When I saw the challenge post, I was all ready. Laundry and dishes washed, groceries bought, cooked food packed up in the freezer. I had just finished a whole bunch of triangles for the Aunt Daisy quilt. Since I had taken so much time making a quilt last time, I thought I should make something small and simple. Maybe an ATC for my ATC holder that hasn't been worked on for years.

 

Then I saw the challenge and I was ...

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My creative week Part 1 Project Quilting challenge quilt from Not Afraid of Color

 

Fuchsia Flower and Dragonflies  14" X 18"
For this creative week, I have two big projects to share. I'll start with the Project Quilting finished quilt.

This challenge is to start and finish a quilted object in one week using their prompt. This time it was the traditional 54/40 or fight, and I started with a google search of the block itself.

 I collect some thumbnail images on one sheet as inspiration:

oh, my, not my thing, but.... I do have a set of cutting templates for that pointy bit, and arbitrarily chose a size, the #3 line ...

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All Caught Up from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's a foggy morning here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're expecting warmer weather as the week wears on, but it isn't here yet. I had a nice morning with the kids at the Beaverton Farmer's Market yesterday, but we did get rained on. We'd hoped we could get in and out without getting wet. On the bright side, we found a table under a canopy where we could eat our breakfast, including Erik's freshly-squeezed orange juice. There's almost no better way to spend a morning than with my ...

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All Caught Up from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's a foggy morning here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're expecting warmer weather as the week wears on, but it isn't here yet. I had a nice morning with the kids at the Beaverton Farmer's Market yesterday, but we did get rained on. We'd hoped we could get in and out without getting wet. On the bright side, we found a table under a canopy where we could eat our breakfast, including Erik's freshly-squeezed orange juice. There's almost no better way to spend a morning than with my ...

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Slow Sunday Stitching from Eagle's Wings Quilts

 I am down to the last of the Noah’s Journey stitcheries and also down to the last of the sections that need to be assembled. All I have left to do is finish the body of the rooster. So the embroidery should be done today and the actual quilt top just might be finished this week. I am finding this so exciting!! I can get it layered and ready for starting the big stitch hand quilting. Here is the latest section I have finished.

I received some yarn in the mail this week for some fun socks. I cast ...

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Scrappy Saturday Sewing from Life in the Scrapatch

 


My plan for Saturday is to stay warm and sew scrappy.

My quilty corner of the world is under the bitter polar vortex 

that is sweeping through the northeastern USA and eastern Canada. 

Temperatures here dipped to -14 degrees F ( -25C) 

with a wind chill to -40 degrees F.

We are all safe and snug in our little house.


These are the fabrics that I have cut for my blocks.


This is my layout for my Block B.
I need to make a total of 12 blocks for the 



So I am chain piecing ...

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» Katie and Kwilts

So here I am (again).  Think it's 2 or 3 years since I posted anything here on this blog.  Truly no one missed much.  Yes I've made some quilts but not near to the capacity I had been.  With the pandemic, there were no more Sew Fests.  We did have one planned that had to be cancelled due to Covid.  Now we've had members who have passed or simply have so many other obligations.  Not to mention that after 12 very successful years of QFC, we've 'run our course'.

Not going to be a long post ...

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Book Review – Quilt It As You Go from Craft Gossip

These 11 stunning patterns by Annie’s own Carolyn Vagts will provide you with numerous quilt-as-you-go alternatives for finishing your projects. Any quilter with an excess of scraps will adore the ideas and techniques given in this book. There are 11 tasks to keep you occupied for hours. 48 full-color pages Quilt As You Go.

This book will teach you:
Quilting String Pieced Blocks
What is raw-edge fusible applique?
Create mitered corner binding.
Making a Bargello Quilt
Numerous useful hints and methods from professional quilters
Much, much more!

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Things To Get Done Today from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I reminded Vince this morning that Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest but there isn’t going to be much rest around here today. We were able to get dirt delivered last week. The dirt moving guy is supposed to be here tomorrow to get the foundation set up for the greenhouse. My...

The post Things To Get Done Today appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Stash Report 2/5/2023 from Mel's quilting blog

 quilt paint create links to all our stash reports.

This is my first stash report for 2023

I was on vacation, and then I had surgery, so I've not finished much of anything yet.

I do have three UFOs that need to be finished with binding, so maybe some progress soon.


Used this Week:
0.00 yards

Total Used year to Date:
Donated fabric
0.06 yards
0.00 yards
Net Stash used in January
0.06 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
0.00 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to ...

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Quilting, Knitting and some New Projects in the Wings from The Cozy Quilter


I spent a little time each day this week working on quilting this wedding gift quilt.  It is much bigger than the quilts I usually do using the walking foot on my domestic sewing machine so I decided to keep it simple with horizontal lines on the background fabric.  The scrappy herringbone section is shown below.  It involves a lot more manipulation the quilt I have finished three sections and will work on getting the rest done this week.  Then, on to the binding!


I started another knitted cloth this week.  I am using the same pattern as the last ...

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stash report 2/5/2023 from Making A Lather

I don't have new fabric this week. I have been cutting scraps. I cut 1 1/2 inch strips at the last, if I can't cut anything larger. There was 1 pound 2 ounces of scraps in this size. If there are 3 yards in a pound, I have a little over 1 yard.

1 1/2 inch strips

When I have chunks, I cut them into 5 inch, 3 1/2 inch, 2 1/2 in, 2 inch, and 1 1/2 inch squares. I also will cut rectangles into 2 x 3 1/2 inch and ...

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To Give & To Receive from Night Owl Quilting


Reneta makes a lot of scrap quilts using 2" squares for the most part.  She has made this particular scrap quilt at least twice now and the pattern is very appealing.  The pattern is called "To Give and To Receive" and was originally published in American Patchwork and quilting but is now available on apqshop.com here



I quilted Reneta's other version of this quilt with my freehand topographical meander and we decided we loved that one so much that we would repeat the design again here.





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Oh Scrap! : This and That from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I have been playing with scraps all week.  But is all sitting next to my sewing machine waiting to be put together...



I did sew together this heart block.  This one is not for my RSC quilt - it is actually 18" square and will be used with all of those low volume scraps I cut.  I am excited about this project and will hopefully share more of it soon.



I added two more blocks to the 16 patch collection.  These aren't really rainbow but they will fit in nicely.


A friend brought over some leftover strip sets from a ...

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February in the Garden, and a MINI event from From My Carolina Home

It has been a warmer than usual winter so far, with a few cold days here and there. We usually have two snows in a winter, but there hasn’t been a single day of snow this year so far. It makes me concerned that we will get a late freeze that will damage the local apple crop. Anyway, the warming afternoons have woken up some bulbs. I first noticed these coming up around the dormant lemon tree that is in a pot. The pot was in the Carolina room to protect it from freezing. I actually don’t remember ...

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A PORTABLE sewing machine from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 OK -- the quilt is done, but it's still on the long arm. I didn't have time to get it off as I have two more presentations this morning, and prepping them was my priority. I'll take it off later today. 

I'm going to take responsibility for the fact that the backing needed to be fixed ON the machine, and I'll take responsibility for the fact that I should NEVER have loaded this because I should have checked. I made an ASSUMPTION as this customer always provides loads of backing. How did I fix it? 

Well ...

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Sunday Stash February 5, 2023 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out.

I squared the pinwheel quilt and made the binding (out of fabric I bought last week). I hope to finish it this week.

I also made a runner out of strip sets and odd strips from the box I bought last week. Do you see a theme here?

It’s the perfect size for where I want to put it. It just needs quilted and bound.

Maybe the quilting gods will smile on me and I’ll finish them both before the next report.

Fabric In: 17.25 yards

Fabric out: 0

Net Fabric In ...

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