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July 29, 2014
Are you stitching Sweet Christmas? from Lynette Anderson Designs

Ornaments on Tree

"Using just the red prints from my Starry Night fabric line, there are 12 different designs for you to stitch in this collection of Sweet Christmas Ornaments, you can choose to make them as individual ornaments for your tree or join them together and add some borders to make this wall hanging." Lynette

Sweet Christmas Ornaments

Each pattern comes with its own raw wood button, separate button packs are now available so you can make as many sets of ornaments as you like....they would make great gifts :)

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Collect all 12 patterns to make this wallhanging with the pattern for the wallhanging assembly ...

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Tutorial on how to make pillow cases..... from Sew We Quilt

For those 3 dozen ladies who are wanting to see how Quilted Works made these pillow cases for us back in 2012....here you go..Not sure why all the photos disappeared...they could have changed the tut or did not have enough room in their account....

HOWEVER, here you go ladies.... hope this is what you were seeking...




We love having pillowcases to match our quilts! Here is a fun and easy tutorial that teaches you how to easily make a pretty pillowcase with an encased seam and french seams for the finished edges.
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Select 3 coordinating fabrics.
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Yardage ...

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EQ 9x9s OP 6 from Virtual Quilter

EQ 9x9s OP 6

Like it!

Just basic Nine Patch blocks and some great contrast fabrics.


Filed under: Electric Quilt Blocks, EQ 9x9s Tagged: 9 Patch, Nine Patch, Nine Patch Blocks, Nine Patch Quilts, Patchwork, Pieced, Quilt

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Family Reunion Time! from A Legacy of Stitches

Life has been a little busy lately. I know I keep saying that. And I keep thinking it will slow down a bit but it never does. Just days before our Linn Family Reunion, my husband had to go to the emergency room and ended up in the hospital for a bleeding ulcer. On the way to the emergency room with Steve, one of his worries was...."I sure hope this doesn't keep you from going to your family reunion". And my answer was that we just needed to get to the hospital and worry about that later ...

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Family Reunion Time! from A Legacy of Stitches

Life has been a little busy lately. I know I keep saying that. And I keep thinking it will slow down a bit but it never does. Just days before our Linn Family Reunion, my husband had to go to the emergency room and ended up in the hospital for a bleeding ulcer. On the way to the emergency room with Steve, one of his worries was...."I sure hope this doesn't keep you from going to your family reunion". And my answer was that we just needed to get to the hospital and worry about that later ...

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Tiny Beaded Dragonflies from A Creative Kick



I needed something to fill up a corner of my next piece for Art Quilts Around the World, so I am making these tiny beaded dragonflies. Consider this a sneak peek in advance of the July 31 unveiling. 

My computer needed service after lightning struck the line outside my house last night, so I'm doing this on my iPad.  My apologies for the rather primitive post. 

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My Sweet Annie Quilt... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I have been working on a UFO that is navy and cream but today I set it aside and pulled some special fabrics.  These lovely fabrics were sent to me from a dear friend. 
 I didn't want to cut into them until I decided exactly what I wanted to make with them.  I decided on this simple design that really shows off the fabrics well.  This quilt will be for ME!  I have really enjoyed cutting and sewing on it today.  I have decided to call it, "Sweet Annie"  my dear friend will never know what a comfort and ...

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How to Paper Piece from Tartankiwi


A lot of people are intimidated by paper piecing, but I'm here to tell you that its really not that difficult. If you can count and sew a straight line, you can paper piece.

It may take you a wee while to get used to the logic of the process, but once you do, you'll be off and running!

Now when it comes to paper piecing, I would encourage you to play around. Try different things, if my method doesn't work for you, I won't be offended, just please don't give up!

Try somebody else ...

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How to Paper Piece from Tartankiwi


A lot of people are intimidated by paper piecing, but I'm here to tell you that its really not that difficult. If you can count and sew a straight line, you can paper piece.

It may take you a wee while to get used to the logic of the process, but once you do, you'll be off and running!

Now when it comes to paper piecing, I would encourage you to play around. Try different things, if my method doesn't work for you, I won't be offended, just please don't give up!

Try somebody else ...

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Handknit With Love from madebychrissied



Remember this hat?


It's for my Grandson-to-be, Oliver, due in September and I posted about making the hat here.

This last weekend I finished up making a jumper to go with the hat.  

 

 It's from this book by Debbie Bliss - design it, knit it babies


Spoilt for choice I decided to make this simple square necked jumper.


I've used Adriafil Knitcol trends, superwash merino wool, colourway 57 - Botticelli Fancy again for the main - you might remember I bought this at Atelier Yarns on my last visit to San Francisco (you can read my post here) and the ...

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Charity Quilt from Jo's Country Junction

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I finished up another charity quilt.  I was prompted to as I got a note from Charisma requesting some quilt if I had some.  Well I have tops and last ones I’ve completed lately.  I put the finished ones in a box and was going to send them but wait…I had more room in the box.

I quickly loaded a quilt top from Cindy and quilted away.  Doesn’t Ruby look wonderful on the quilt?!

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This is a simple pattern and design but it sure makes a great looking quilt!

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All in a all perfect charity quilt as ...

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July 28, 2014
home again from Crazy Mom Quilts

I went on my 5th annual Gruber's Retreat last weekend and it was awesome!!!! I thought it was a good time to start a few new projects, since I've been so good at trimming down my WIP list lately.

I started another (this is my 3rd) Little Connections quilt using the fabric line Dreamin' Vintage by Jeni Baker. I added a bunch of fabrics from my stash and a few from the store, too. It's an easy pattern that I like to sew up because the blocks allow the pretty fabrics to shine. It goes together quite ...

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Free-Motion Quilting Tips, Part Two - a "How I Do It" tutorial from Closet Quilter

To continue my tips on Free Motion Quilting, this "Part Two" will focus on the stuff that happens during the stitching process.

How I FMQ, part two


Tension

You can't have a post about FMQ without mentioning tension.  It can really be nerve-racking trying to get tension right.  Persevere!  Use your practice sandwich to get an initial tension level, but if you are already working on your quilt, check the underside of your quilt frequently AND any time you change a bobbin, re-thread your machine, change a needle, etc.

Here are some pictures to show you what my tension process looks like.

In this ...

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Free-Motion Quilting Tips, Part One - a "How I Do It" tutorial from Closet Quilter

For this month's "How I Do It Tutorial", I thought I would share some tips for Free Motion Quilting (or FMQ).

How I FMQ part one

I was honored to write a guest post about FMQ on Jess's blog, The Elven Garden, a couple of weeks ago during vacation.  When I sat down to write the post, it quickly got out of hand with some tutorial-like photos.  I ended up simplifying the post for Jess, but then I was left with enough pictures and tips to make another whole post, even two!

Part One will focus on the stuff before I start stitching ...

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late to the zen party from Not Afraid of Color



Okay, so I am a little late to the Zentangle party. Our Quilt Book Study Group is learning and practicing the art of ink and paper starting with a great video. Our leader hit the pause button often as we took our next baby steps. It is just so much fun to try something new if you have friends next to you!

 First we did the little 3 inch paper that came with the kit. And it came out looking okay! I kind of like the photo taken on my porch tablecloth. I do like some color!
We tried two ...

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The Quilts from Adventures with Leaders & Enders! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Something happened in the crazy life of this quilter --- There WAS an archive page at one point showing all the quilts from Adventures with Leaders & Enders, but through blog template re-dos and changing of old computer to new computers, that file was lost. Over the past little while I have been posting, one at a time, a Quiltville of the Day photo on instagram and facebook ---and I

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Quilt Colorado Show from Quilting Solutions

One week of total fun with a great bunch of cousins and another week opening boxes that have been in storage for 20 years.  It was like Christmas in July.  Now to recover and get back to work.

Before tackling the unpacking my daughter and I absconded and went to see Quilt Colorado, which is a great show put on by the Colorado Quilt Council.  This year it was open to members only, but with over 800 members there were lots of beautiful entries.  There were numerous categories and lots of winners so I didn't take photos of all ...

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New Hackle from Charmed Creations

Made the newer one this weekend.  It works much better than the first one I made.  The first one had issues.  The epoxy I used on the hackle just didn't set well.  I used a different epoxy on the comb and it set and hardened with no problem.



Much nicer.

Now I have to make a comb to match :)

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Rows Done--Now What? from Quilt Fabrication

The last three rows for the Row by Row Experience are now complete.

Row 6 has lots of components--a paper pieced truck, pinwheels, and dresden blade sunflowers.  First time making a dresden anything!


Row 7 is so cute!  The background is made from nickels I cut down to 3", and the rest is fused applique.  Adorable!


And my last row, composed of log cabins, a fused hive, and fused flowers was super quick to put together.

Now for the proposed layout.
Notice anything?  This quilt is really long, and narrow.  I think I'll be adding something to the sides ...

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Needle Keep from Sew Quilt

In January 2013, I started my first Sue Spargo BOM. I was new to Sue's wool appliqué stitching and I decided to make a test block using wool from my stash. Of course, I then had a finished 6 1/2" bird block which I decided to use as the front of a small needle keep. My original needle keep has served me well these last 18 months but as Sue introduced a wider variety of needles, my original needle keep did not have enough labeled spaces for the needles. I designed my new needle keep with 4 wool ...

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