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May 27, 2017
Manchester ❤ from Charm About You


preface - It's not an easy thing for me to write, we are so thankful that our family is safe and I realise how fortunate I am. I know there are atrocities all around the world, I realise people live with worse daily. This is just my experience, this is what I am going through and this is my space to write about my life, which usually consists of sewing but right now I need to release. 


I am writing this post with such a heavy heart. On Monday 22nd May there was a horrendous terrorist attack in my home ...

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Garden Update from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

One week after the storm and I’m pretty optimistic about the garden. I won’t get as much as I would have gotten but when we’re talking about squash and pumpkins, half is probably better. The beans were probably damaged the most and I’ll still get some but not nearly as many as I would have...

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May RSC: Green Carpenter Star Blocks from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Here it is almost the end of May and I’m just now getting around to piecing the the green Carpenter Star blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The color for May is green.  Once again, I wondered how it would coordinate with the teal that I’m using for a constant and happily, it looks just fine.  I’m beginning to think that teal is a great neutral,  I just wish I could find more of it.  Last week I stopped at a couple of quilt shops in St. Louis but didn’t find any new ones. Now all ...

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Piebald Passage {RSC 2017} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's been awhile since I posted about my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks -- mainly because I haven't made any until this week!

When I made my March blocks, I had used up all of my sky blue fabrics and didn't manage to remember to get more until my mom actually brought me four fat quarters when she came to visit last week! Hopefully they'll last for a good chunk of the remaining months.

In April I was all set to make more blocks, and spent about half of a Sunday afternoon going through my multi-colored fabrics, ironing ...

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Collecting Polyester Quilts from Wonkyworld


Two years ago, I wrote an article for Blanket Statements, newsletter of the American Quilt Study Group. In some ways, it was a shout out to future generations. It documented a moment in time when we began to see things change. I was never sure if anyone actually read the article, but it seems relevant today. So, here it is!

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Collecting Polyester Quilts
By Bill Volckening

Quilts of the 1970s are beginning to surface, and many of them 
are made with polyester double
knit materials. Polyester is often unfavorably viewed—scratchy, cheap, and the fabric of outdated garments such as ...

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WW #46 from Weezy Works On

It’s Memorial Day weekend and my thoughts are with those who sacrificed for my freedom. Thank you seems so little in return, but I am grateful. Here’s what I’ve been sewing; hundreds of hexy flowers!  These piles have taken years to form. I do them when I’m in the mood to hand sew and I […]

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Swing a Rope Sunday from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Last week we had a little rain and DH was able to take our old backhoe and plow up the arena. We had some roping cattle that needed to be broken in and that means you can find us in the roping arena by 6:30 for as many days in a row as time allows: It's been about 50° in the morning and that's perfect for a little roping practice: The cattle don't get hot and we rope 'em easy: And

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» Patchworkrama

Décalage horaire oblige, voici ce qu'on m'a livré tout à l'heure :

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Je vois qu'à l'autre bout du monde on a pensé à moi. Un somptueux bouquet de pivoines,  mes fleurs préférées.  La maison embaume. Merci mes filles et profitez bien de votre week end en commun. 

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The challenge to work with GREEN from Not Afraid of Color

I am working with green scraps this month with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
I limit myself to working with what is available in the scrap bins. The above hand pieced ( EPP) hexie star is my version and size of a free pattern, please look back through my hexie star posts to find the source.
 I love the center fabric and have used it in several projects, and the shamrocks are from this year's St. Pat's day quilt.

The daisy fabric is also in my abstract and in person is a nice rich shade of green, very usable.
If ...

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New Zipper Pouch for Trip to Denver from Dizzy Quilts

I've been in Denver this week for work and last weekend, I realized I needed a new zipper pouch for my makeup.  I tried a few tutorials and patterns for zipper pouches in the past, but while scrolling through Pinterest, I saw this one.  It looked really quick and easy so I went ahead and got started.


I picked a fat quarter from my stash for the body of the bag and paired it with a pink Kona.  I even had the pale pink zipper in my stash!

The lining is a fun pink print I've had forever ...

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Small Projects from Pine Needle Quilt Shop

It's the time of year when it's hard to image surrounding yourself with a big, warm, quilt. But summer time and travels mean visiting friends, exploring quilt shops, and still spending some time at the sewing machine. So, we suggest some smaller projects perfect for giving as gifts, for using those special fabrics you've picked up, and for sewing up something quick and satisfying.


We've got quite a few kits and patterns for a variety of fun projects. 

Brand new is this Sew Adorable Fabric Basket which Pam has kitted up in a variety of fabric ...

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Digital to Fabric from Quilted by Me

Years ago, I designed a quilt center for  round robin. The center came back unfinished so I will have to design the rest of the quilt. Today, I came across my original design I made in EQ5. See what I did with my design:

The post Digital to Fabric appeared first on Quilted By Me.

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Helft van de challenge gehaald...20 boeken gelezen from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

En wel de boeken challenge die ik aanging via boekensite Hebban!


                                                   


Ik wilde er dit jaar veertig lezen en was rond 20 mei al op de helft.
En dat terwijl ik er vorig jaar maar 15 of zo las in een heel jaar....

Meer vrije tijd? Lang ziek geweest??
Nee hoor, niets van dat al!

Lekker boeken luisteren is voor mij de oplossing: mijn mobieltje in de broekzak, oortjes in en luisteren maar! In de auto, tijdens het lopen naar t werk, soms tijdens een heel eenvoudig klusje op het werk al ik alleen sta. Tijdens het koken, was opvouwen ...

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Market Wrap Up from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

It's a wrap, another quilt market in the books. Whew, it sure flew by. I was amazed how quickly my week in St. Louis went. I'm so glad that I penciled in tourist days for us. Lesson learned from last year...we tried to fit in a state park while in Utah the evening after we packed up from market. I was tired and cranky and crashing mentally after months of work. My roadie (hubby) and assistant (best friend, Lynn) were all excited to finally see some of Salt Lake City (other than the mountains seen from the ...

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Market Wrap Up from Quilt Doodle Doodles

It's a wrap, another quilt market in the books. Whew, it sure flew by. I was amazed how quickly my week in St. Louis went. I'm so glad that I penciled in tourist days for us. Lesson learned from last year...we tried to fit in a state park while in Utah the evening after we packed up from market. I was tired and cranky and crashing mentally after months of work. My roadie (hubby) and assistant (best friend, Lynn) were all excited to finally see some of Salt Lake City (other than the mountains seen from the ...

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Time Out for Stash Enhancement–and Antiquing! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

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Can you see what this is?

It’s a vintage jar full of all of those random yet interesting sewing machine attachments including mis-matched feet, rufflers, binders, bobbins and cases ---We thought this was a cool idea for all of those items that are left over with no machine to go with them. 

Attachment art!

We were set loose for some exploring time in between the departure of retreat group 1 and the arrival of retreat group 2 and we took a couple of hours to poke around before joining with the group 2 ladies for dinner.

An antique mall ...

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Quilt group from Making A Lather

I have it as a top. I found the pieces yesterday in a box of odd fabric stuffs. I sewed it together at small quilt group. This will have to count as my GREEN quilting this week for Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017. It will make a great donation quilt.

This was a stunning project from Linda O

And a wonderful boy quilt for a Grandson from Pat S

And Hazel is stitching redwork blocks
I am linking to
 SewCan She
rsc17 super saturday

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Compaction Issues from The Quilt Yarn

Still stitching away on my Wholecloth...

Thought I show you a picture of the compaction that occurred having stitched the broad structures first and then working my way back into the middle to do the background quilting

This was taken in front of the window on a fairly sunny day, hence the shadows. Even I got a bit nervous about the amount of compaction that I had and wondered whether this would actually be able to be quilted down.

Too late to do anything about it other than giving it a shot...

 You would not have thought that this could ...

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My Friend Patsy Eckman from Butterfly Threads




I was lucky enough to call Patsy Eckman my friend for over 20 years. She was a beautiful bright light of love, laughter and limitless creativity. She passed away earlier this week after a brave battle with cancer. I'm going to miss her more than words can express.


I first met Patsy when I was pregnant with my daughter Kelly. We were cabin mates at a quilt retreat and she made me laugh like no one else could. She was also the most creative person I think I will ever meet. But she was humble, kind and generous as ...

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Grab and go! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Well, that was a surprise!

I had an event in my agenda for Wednesday of this week. It said "Quilt Show Event" and the time was scheduled for 7 - 9 PM.  No notes, nothing to back up what this meant. I have to say that I ignored it because I had no clue what that meant.  

Let's keep that thought for a moment. I had a great day at work yesterday, I got TWO tops ready for the quilting machine. Yeah - mitered corners, cutting borders, etc.  Very happy.

I'm on my way home with not a care in ...

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