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July 28, 2017
Rainy Day from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
Tommy working on the wiring on my "new"machine.
The cord to plug it in was just bare wires. The first time he finished it run with out the foot petal but he worked on it some more .
The grease I ordered came the next day after I found my old tube but it's nearly empty so that's Good.
They package their stuff so good.
Got it from the Featherweight shop.
Got this to for my Baby.
Bought this because Dawn has been telling us to gather up our orange scraps.
Have a great weekend
Hugs ...

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Rainy Day from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends!
Tommy working on the wiring on my "new"machine.
The cord to plug it in was just bare wires. The first time he finished it run with out the foot petal but he worked on it some more .
The grease I ordered came the next day after I found my old tube but it's nearly empty so that's Good.
They package their stuff so good.
Got it from the Featherweight shop.
Got this to for my Baby.
Bought this because Dawn has been telling us to gather up our orange scraps.
Have a great weekend
Hugs ...

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Quilty Surprises! from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

I love subscription boxes! I've done Stitch Fix for clothes and a couple of sample beauty boxes -- those were great for snagging travel size cosmetics to take with me on my teaching trips. So of course I can't resist the allure of fabric from the latest collections, inspiring patterns and notions! I'll share with you the ones that came in recently:

Someone asked me the other day what my favorite subscription box was and my answer was the Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop. It's a good mix of fabric/pattern/notions at a good price ...

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On the Trail with a Tail and a Half from ... Cat Patches


Well, my furriends, it's the blog post you've been waiting for. I had to wait fur my mom to set the computer up fur me. Cats do not have thumbs. Furtunately, thumbs are not a purrequisite for typing.


So here's what happened. Furrst, my mom and dad put us in kitty purrgatory in the form of these here boxes just on the other side of the gates of hell. They tried to soften the blow with quilts, but it didn't help. Not one little bit.


I told my furriend, Sadie, "Sadie, let's purr we're ...

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On the Trail with a Tail and a Half from Cat Patches


Well, my furriends, it's the blog post you've been waiting for. I had to wait fur my mom to set the computer up fur me. Cats do not have thumbs. Furtunately, thumbs are not a purrequisite for typing.


So here's what happened. Furrst, my mom and dad put us in kitty purrgatory in the form of these here boxes just on the other side of the gates of hell. They tried to soften the blow with quilts, but it didn't help. Not one little bit.


I told my furriend, Sadie, "Sadie, let's purr we're ...

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Boating and an Unplanned Excursion from ... Cat Patches

It's our last morning here at Harmony RV park. We've had a very relaxing time, and the kitties have adapted much better than expected. I was worried sick about one of them escaping while we were here...by "one of them," I mean Miss Sadie. Smitty has the good sense to come when called. Sadie hasn't yet figured out that one kitty against the world isn't a fair fight.

So before Smitty hogged the laptop yesterday, I was planning to tell you about our boating adventures of Wednesday. It sure was nice having the boat already ...

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Boating and an Unplanned Excursion from Cat Patches

It's our last morning here at Harmony RV park. We've had a very relaxing time, and the kitties have adapted much better than expected. I was worried sick about one of them escaping while we were here...by "one of them," I mean Miss Sadie. Smitty has the good sense to come when called. Sadie hasn't yet figured out that one kitty against the world isn't a fair fight.

So before Smitty hogged the laptop yesterday, I was planning to tell you about our boating adventures of Wednesday. It sure was nice having the boat already ...

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Starlit Sunflower from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

If you thought about Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" when you saw this piece, then you thought right!

For inspiration, I used "Starry Night" and ...

... "Six Sunflowers" to create my piece ...

... for the Cherrywood Van Gogh challenge.

Detail of the moon ...

... and background of the sunflower.

I used Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics with my unique "Patches" technique to create the "Starry Night" background and the dahlia sunflower and it measures 20"X20".

This art quilt inspired by Van Gogh's paintings depicts the story of Job in the Bible. In Job 12:22, Job defends God to his friends ...

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A Day To Catch Up from Keep me in Quilts

What a world wind week this has been. My Florida guild - Seaside Piecemakers had Gyleen Fitzgerald teaching and giving a lecture.  As I am co-chair of Programs (that is really a glorified title ... I'm the helper), I was extra busy. I don't think I ever really appreciated the time it takes for the Program people to "host" a national teacher.  There are also benefits ... like dinners out! and an inside view and personal chat time with a very talent quilter.

This is the door into the building where class was held.  I just LOVE this sign.  Why in ...

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Wet Felting July 2017 Series from Quilts + Color

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I am showing you the last piece from this series first. I had a group of yarns I combined to knit all these pieces. When I knit this one last the shape was determined by the amount of the different colors I had left.
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These are all 6 of the pods and bowls I made.
You may remember when I asked if you knew what these were on a blog post a while ago?
knit bowls and pods
They look quit different now as the the colors blended and the texture tightened up so much. You may know I hardly ever follow a pattern ...

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Scraps Are Love {Guest Post} from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hi folks, I'm thrilled to have a guest post for you this week from Louise about the special value of scraps, especially for charity quilts.  I hope you'll read and enjoy!


Hello! My name is Louise and I blog over at Quilt Odyssey. Kat asked me to write a guest post while she is away for the summer.

I'm a fairly new quilter, having only taken up the hobby about three years ago. I had no fabric stash at all, and started by buying a few fat quarter bundles. Of course, I had no scraps. After making ...

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Mornings With Skeet from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Since we no longer have small children, nor have grandchildren yet, you get posts about Skeet. This little dog has been such a wonderful addition to our family. Honestly, he's just the perfect dog for us. And he's so vocal! Not as in barking vocal, he only barks when someone other than DH or I drive up, which is exactly what we want him to do, but he talks to us. Even our girl, said, "

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Long Time Gone -- the Top is Finished!! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

All the boxes are checked!
The bits and pieces have been cut up for the final borders!
The background text prints have been folded up and put back on the shelf!
The "project" basket is empty and ready for the next one!!
The piles of strips have become borders.
The borders have been stitched in place.
I found enough of this print for a backing!!
And there it is!! 
Ready to layer and quilt.
I've decided to quilt it with the Baptist fan design and perhaps bind it with black.
These little church dashes are my favorite blocks in ...

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Twin Rosewood Lane Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is a Rosewood Lane Twin XL quilt in Strawberry Fizz.  This is a quick pattern for an "organized" scrappy quilt.


This is a twin XL at 98" long.  Lands alive!  I made extra blocks and intended to use them for a baby quilt but just kept adding rows to the quilt without counting. I realized my mistake before quilting it, but forgot to take them off and even made the batting in the larger size without noticing.  So twin XL it is!


Aren ...

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Jenny’s Bargello Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make this beautiful Bargello quilt with Jenny's easy method!

In the heart of Florence, Italy, stands an 800-year-old palace. The Bargello Palace is now a museum that contains artistic masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Cellini.

Jenny is so great at making intimidating patterns completely do-able! Check it out here!

The palace also houses a set of 17th century chairs embroidered in colorful waves. For years, quilters have been stitching up intricate patterns inspired by those beautiful Bargello chairs, and today, you can too!

Click HERE (or the diagram image below) for the break down of what size strips to cut.

Here is the diagram for Jenny's Bargello quilt from MSQC!

Below, we have shown two different color pallets using Jenny’s method for the Bargello. Both colors are stunning, what color schemes will ...

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I Sure Could Use Your Opinion!! from The Quilting Garden

A couple of years ago, I taught a young Mom how to quilt.  She made a queen-size quilt for her Sister's wedding present.  Here is the quilt she designed and made ~

You can read the entire post HERE.

Well, she ended up with extra blocks and somehow I have them.  I thought I would use them to make a quilt for her oldest daughter's bed - I guess that would be a single bed.  But I don't know what to do with them.  Here is what I have and I have quite a few of them but will ...

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I Sure Could Use Your Opinion!! from Lavender Quilts

A couple of years ago, I taught a young Mom how to quilt.  She made a queen-size quilt for her Sister's wedding present.  Here is the quilt she designed and made ~

You can read the entire post HERE.

Well, she ended up with extra blocks and somehow I have them.  I thought I would use them to make a quilt for her oldest daughter's bed - I guess that would be a single bed.  But I don't know what to do with them.  Here is what I have and I have quite a few of them but will ...

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Thrilled to be Finished! from Simple Bird Applique

I’m so excited to have finished this quilt!  I wish you could see my face…I am beaming with pride:)  To say I am thrilled with the results would be an understatement….a major understatement!  I’m also very excited to announce that I am offering this quilt once again as a Block-of-the-Month.  If you didn’t get in on the first go-around, this is your lucky day.  The blocks are nine of my favourite blocks from Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”.  I used the setting from Sue Garman’s “Baltimore Squared” pattern.

Here is how it works ...

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Liebster Award - What Does It Mean? from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Recently, a blogger friend (Gail Sheppard, of "quiltinggail.wordpress.com") nominated me for the "Liebster Award".  What does it mean?  Well, the word means beloved in the German language.  As far as I can tell, a Liebster Award means another blogger wants me to write a post about myself, and answer a few questions.  Then I nominate other bloggers, and on it goes......maybe like a chain letter,

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New Project from Quilty Constance

Started a new project this week. I am working on Film At Five. I have a ton of 2.5 inch scrappy squares and this will be perfect for those.

I already wiped out most of my 2 inch squares when I made my 100-Patch quilt. I know, I know. Need to take a picture of the completed top.

I also have Growing up Odd in my sights for a quilt soon. But my 2 inch squares need to build up some first.

I have recently been working with miniature quilts for a challenge group but I am not allowed ...

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