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October 20, 2014
Herfstvakantie from Quilting Jeannet

Het noorden gaat vandaag weer naar school, daar is de koek al op, wij mogen er nog aan beginnen, het weekend was al een goed voorproefje met name zaterdag was het al weer heerlijk weer.Manlief heeft ook een weekje opgenomen, camping is gesloten, het terrein is weer even een heel half jaar voor onszelf.

Ik heb altijd het idee dat de herfst, de echte herfst met regen, kou en windvlagen, na de herfstvakantie begint.Dan gaat het uur een uur terug, dat scheelt meteen met het avondeten, kon je eerst nog zonder een lamp aan eten, dat is na ...

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A Wonderful Weekend from The House on the Side of the Hill

Sam, Henry, John and I headed off to Cobden on the weekend.  It was their Spring Festival and a special celebration at the Cobden Miniature Railway.  Sam and John played with trains and Henry and I played in the beautiful grounds which include a pioneer settlement, playground, mini golf, lake and fabulous gardens.  There was delicious food in the clubrooms too.  Huge thanks to all involved for making us feel so welcome.

I was pretty excited to see the trees in the main street of town had been yarn bombed.

There is a really wonderful Wool Applique a Technique Tutorial ...

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Homework... from Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle

Instead of weekly aggro in the form of make-it-up, chose-what-you-like "homework" (yep I'm doing the inverted comma fingers, and other gestures), this year the kids all now have weekly proper homework, spellings, maths and stuff, and only one half-termly creative project.

One each still felt like too many at some points last and this weekend.  But the projects are done, and I will have my proud mummy moment, even if my input was more than I was hoping for.

We have progressed from papier maché covered balloons to a Sutton Hoo helmet, a leopard and giraffe masks…

Although this ...

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Zig zag quilt a star attraction from The Ambitious Quilter

I have completed a zig zag quilt to send to friends welcoming their first baby girl. This was quite a fun quilt to make, you can read more about the construction at previous post. The white fabric has little silver stars. I free motion quilted around some plus stitched rows of little stars along the […]

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Anything Goes Mondays #80 from Marelize Ries

Welcome to this weeks' Anything Goes Mondays, I hope you will have a lot of fun visiting all the blogs linking up this week and like what I decided to share with you here today.  Remember that if you work is shown here today and you do not wish to have it featured, please contact me at marelizeries[at]gmail[dot]com.

Bed Runner by Jayne from Twiggy and Opal


Now it's your turn to link up...

1. Link up ANY recent ...

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What I’m Working On… from Jo's Country Junction


The center of my spools quilt is finished.  Sadly, I’m setting it aside for a little while though.  I just love it!


I am moving on to my Bonnie Hunter Finish it Up Challenge project.  If you missed that, check it out here.  A bunch of us are pulling out an old UFO that is a Bonnie Hunter design.  It doesn’t matter which quilt it is.  Then we are going to sew on it trying to make some progress on it before the new mystery comes out on black Friday.  I pulled out my Celtic Solstice quilt.  Sadly ...

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Fabric Destash from Lily Patch Quilts

I have been busy cutting up my fabric scraps and destashing them. If you are interested, please leave your e-mail and zip code for a shipping estimate. I will combine shipping for multiple items. E-mail me at lilypatchquilts at yahoo dot com.

Assorted 2.5" strips. They are all various lengths. These are the three photos  for it. There are a few strips of batiks, novelty and a lot of other cotton prints. There's quite a bit of them. Weighs 1.2 lbs. Will go by priority mail
$20.65 includes shipping (US Only)

316 - 2" squares. There are ...

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Introducing HMAS Success from Aussie Hero Quilts

G'day all.  As the last quilts and laundry bags have been sent on their way to HMAS Toowoomba it is time for me to introduce you to our next crew, 

HMAS Success.

Side number OR 304


This time I have some help. I asked the Ship's Warrant Officer if she could describe the task that HMAS Success will be carrying out as this time it is a different task from that carried out by our previous ships, HMAS ANZAC, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Melbourne and Darwin. 

This is what she was kind enough to write for ...

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Panasonic Cordless 360 review and giveaway from Diary of a Quilter

I was recently contacted by Panasonic to see if I would like to participate in their "Keep Calm Press On" challenge, including the Panasonic 360 Freestyle cordless iron. I was excited to participate, particularly because I loved the thought trying out a cordless iron. I'd been wanting to make another one of Anna's Divided Baskets and felt like this would be a great project for experimenting

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Seahawks Lost! from Quilting My Way

My morning started out with cats hissing at each other below our bedroom window. Thought it was Charlie, but when I got up to see, she was staring at me through the siding door. The other two cats where still below the window. I let her in, grabbed two quilts and curled up on the couch.

After I got up, it was time for the Seahawks game. We watched it till close to the end. While we were downstairs watching the game, we had the fireplace going. Felt great. Patrick sat in his chair and I started working in my ...

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Superior Threads Giveaway! from Sew Fresh Quilts

Welcoming Superior Threads, our generous sponsor for this month's fabulous giveaway! Who wants a chance to win a $40 Gift Certificate?!!! Be sure to sign up for the Newsletter here, (found in the lower right hand corner). You can find Superior Threads on all your fave social media sites such as facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram and their You Tube channel. And be sure to

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Giveaway Roundup from Missouri Mel

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Gina over at Camp Clem. It was done in conjunction with Heather Bailey. There are two embroidery patterns, which I’ve had my eye on for awhile and a some goodies made by Gina. On top is a camera strap cover, which worked out great because I’ve been thinking about making one but haven’t gotten around to it. What else is new? Under are note cards she embellished with fabric. That’s giving me some ideas of what I can do with a bunch of blank note cards I ...

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Bali Butterfly from Surat from Koolkat Quilting

This is Fay from Surat’s Bali Butterfly designed by Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting at her workshop held earlier this month at Surat.  It is being quilted in the Butterfly Flurry e2e machine quilting pattern in a lime green thread

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Bali Butterfly from Surat from koolkat's quilting blog

This is Fay from Surat’s Bali Butterfly designed by Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting at her workshop held earlier this month at Surat.  It is being quilted in the Butterfly Flurry e2e machine quilting pattern in a lime green thread

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Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop from From My Carolina Home

Are you ready for a fun blog hop?  From today until the end of the month, there will be a group of blogs that will post on the same theme, Black Cat Crossing!  The entire schedule is below, so you can visit today’s blogs and come back for the links everyday.  My turn will be the last day on October 31st.  You’ll notice most of the blogs using the same fabric line, Maywood Studio’s Black Cat Crossing.  There were some great prints in this line, and you can see them on the Sew We Quilt blog.  Just ...

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Christa’s Soap Box – Is Modern Quilting Just a Fad? from Christa Quilts

Is Modern Quilting a Passing Fad?

(No time for pics – words only today!)

I certainly hope not! Two recent instances have inspired me to explore this topic a little more, and to shout out an emphatic, “NO!”

(1) Recently I attended a local fabric trade show. I noticed one of the big distributors (a larger wholesale company that sells and distributes many different fabric brands to retailers such as myself) wasn’t carrying a certain newly created company’s fabrics with a modern flair (think horses and strong geometrics).

When I asked why not, they told me they had seen ...

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Following the light from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya! How was your weekend? Mine was wonderful! It was a weekend of quilting. I went to a guild event, more on that next Monday and spent the weekend finishing up the piecing of my PHD (project half done).

The setting sun was so beautiful that I decided to photograph this quilt top outside. My fence seemed to be a perfect spot. I have had the blocks for this quilt since 2005! It's for my best friend, Beth. Thank goodness she doesn't redecorate her house that often. I haven't made a pieced quilt in years so ...

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A sadness from A Few Scraps

This beautiful woman, my grandmother, my favorite quilter and undoubtedly my biggest fan, has died. She introduced me to quilting, taught me to thread a needle and make bread. She loved and laughed and encouraged my wild adventures (and even took some with me). Her name was Mary Ann, and I will miss her so much.

There is no good way to write a post like this but I have talked about her so often on this blog, dedicated my book to her, and written an article about her (that's what she's holding in the picture), there is ...

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Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop from Patchwork Sampler Blog


WW Black Cat Logo

I have lots of fall decorations–quilts, wall hangings, table runners and such, but hardly anything for Halloween.  The Black Cat Crossing line of fabric by Maywood selected for this blog hop was perfect for a couple of fun Halloween projects.  I love working with Maywood Fabrics—such great quality!

Black Cat fabric

I LOVE curved piecing and have been wanting to make a quilt from the pattern Sweet Mint by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.

Sweet Mint

There is an optional template set to cut the blades and outer quadrants of the square which I purchased with the pattern. Whenever I use templates ...

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Free Motion Quilting Fun - A Tutorial and Giveaway! from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hi all -- Happy Sunday!  I'm excited to be guest posting a new Free Motion Quilting tutorial on the Bear Creek Quilting Company blog today!

When I saw this sweet panel "Undersea Adventures", by Linda Ludovico for the Northcott Stonehenge Kids Collection, I couldn't wait to stitch it.  

The panel provides ample background area and objects to practice free motion quilting.  You can find the panel on sale at the Bear Creek Quilting Company here.
Panels are an inexpensive way to improve your FMQ skills, the bonus being you're not practicing on a quilt ...

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