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May 28, 2018
What A Day! from Quilting My Way

Today I was up before Patrick, but he wasn't too far behind since he got a call from work. My phone had a message at 7 am. The message (I later found out) was from Amazon saying my package arrived. Well, yeah it did, YESTERDAY.

I didn't get moving till around 10 am. I was playing games. Patrick was getting more calls from work, so he was not only on the phone today, but he was cleaning up the yard. He did the mowing, clipping, and clearing all day. Once he gets started, he just keeps going. The ...

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Hypnotic from Sew........This Is My Blog

May seems to be going much better than last month as far as goals go.  I'm "this close" to completing the batik quilt I started at the beginning of the month.  

These two blocks make up the design.  The pattern is "Hypnotic" from the Book Strip Therapy 2 by Brenda Henning.   



















I tried to lay out the blocks in a different way than the pattern dictated, but I couldn't come up with anything I liked better.  I do like the original design.   



















I knew I needed to make 32 blocks, but after they were made and I started ...

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Even More Eclipse-Inspired Quilts, with No-Bleach Discharge from Gefilte Quilt

It's nine months since the one-in-a-lifetime lunar eclipse last August, 2017, and since then, I've made a bunch of eclipse-inspired quilts, here and here. Below is number #3, a small piece measuring 6.5" x 8.5", all batiks, with 1" squares as the background....
Number 4, at 15" x 22", more batiks...
...For added atmospherics, I threw on some sparkly gold tulle...
...and purple netting from a vegetable bag....
Finally, #5, the piece I wanted to make from the beginning, 
It measures 12.5" x 7", and was inspired by the photo my friend Anne took of ...

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Wedding quilt from West End from Koolkat Quilting


The hearts and swirls e2e machine quilting pattern is being used on this wedding quilt sent by Kerry from West End in Brisbane.

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Lazy weekend with cake and crochet from Samelia's Mum

When the urge to crochet is strong, you just have to go with it. Crochet: Moss Stitch Shawl It was a glorious weekend with absolutely no plans. Hubby was on stand-by for work and ended up getting called out to do a bunch of domestic flights which meant that it was just me and the kids.  On Saturday, my sister and nephews came over for a visit. It had been a while since we'd chatted and it

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Memorial Day weekend from Quilternity's Place

Today was a gorgeous, lazy, relaxing day... I spent about 6 hours in my backyard today. Watering plants and reading, while my husband kept me company and repaired a large terracotta pot with epoxy. When it's dry (the pot), I'll spray paint it black and plant a Plumeria stem that I cut off our large plant a couple weeks ago and hardened off.

While living in this house, I have never spent that much time relaxing in the yard.  We used to spend hours and hours in our backyard when we lived in Camarillo, but that was mostly ...

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Applique Tiles 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

Applique Tiles 1

I found an experiment I had forgotten about, but was a result of drawing a design with a soapy finger on the tiles while in the shower one day. Mind you, these designs are much more complex than the finger drawings on the wall of the shower! Pity the grouting looks a bit thin in places!

Applique Tiles 2

The big question is how would the applique be done … or would I just print the designs onto fabric, or use the applique designs for quilting stencils instead.

Now there is a thought … whole cloth quilt with a heavy contrast thread.

 

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Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

I worked a bit on this UFO this past week
and HOPE to add some more blocks THIS week.

The pattern came from block lotto a while ago.
I added an alternate color way using white cornerstones.
I love ALL that color!
It's been fun digging around here for more fabric choices.
:)

What are YOU making this week??
Link up and share your post.

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I am findng that more and more comments do NOT make it to my email.
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Anyone else have this problem?
It makes it hard to reply to your sweet comments.




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Please inform me? from JulieKQuilts

What is going with blogger? I am getting no email notifications when people comment.  Will this be a temporary situation?

Thanks!

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Having a Senior Moment (Benson, AZ) from QuiltinCats

I received an email from my friend a few days ago.  She wanted to let me know that she had a great time visiting me and mentioned photos of her visit.  Talk about having a Senior moment.

I had totally forgotten to post photos of our visits to Cottonwood and to Phoenix.  For some reason, I thought I had already posted to my blog about our visits with my friend and with Dan's sister and her husband.  We had a great time visiting and catching up with everyone. So, for this post I'm doing a little backtracking.
it's called a senior moment
Pinterest ...

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May 27, 2018
When Sewists Don't Sew from Keep me in Quilts

Here in Florida, I don't belong to a BEE.
No sad faces!
I do miss my MD BEE, but in FL, I belong to a couple of "Circles."

Last week was my TGIF Circle.
What do Quilters do when they don't sew?
We find other ways to play with fabric.


That's my messy spot at the end of the table.

With a little (or a lot) of Modge Podge, we covered clay pots with fabric.

How cute is this one!


Here's mine. It is upside down because it's drying.


After it dried, I added a ...

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Week 21 of 2018: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

This was another week of being mostly AWOL from my personal computer.  The reason is a mix of the good and bad.  The good is that we've been on vacation this week in the exotic state of Missouri.  The bad is that I've had to sign on to the work computer every morning for a couple of hours before we head out for the day's fun stuff.  So my vacation plan of spending my morning coffee time reading emails and blog posts didn't work out so hot this trip.  However, I did just barely get in ...

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May Color Challenge - It's Not Easy Being Green from Melva Loves Scraps




Who remembers the song that  Kermit the Frog sang years ago?

See the source image





Currently in Southern Colorado we are in the midst of some severe/extreme drought conditions and often have high fire dangers... so this song is what came to mind as I pieced my May 2018 Color Challenge block from Patterns by Jen.



Having grown up in So. Colorado, the lack of moisture was a common occurrence and frequent topic among the farmers and ranchers... Oh, spring would come and the trees would leaf out and offer some color to the land and those ...

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Save 20% off Sitewide at Connecting Threads! from Busy Hands Quilts

You will save 20% off your entire order at Connecting Threads this weekend!  This includes items already on sale...!!  It's a great time to save big on their already amazing prices!


Hopefully you'll have a break in your busy Memorial Day weekend to shop the sale.  Here are some beauties I found.


... Adorable Red, White, and Blue Mugs ...

Books are on sale at up to 60% off, and Tools are on sale up to 50% off.  It appears that the 20% coupon works for these items too!!


Use the Code MEMDAY18 at checkout for your 20% discount!

Let ...

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A New Quilt from Quilting Corner

Ruth is looking to start a new quilt.  These are the fabrics that she has picked out.


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Drawing from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Nicole has a blackboard in the kitchen. I think it’s supposed to be for notes to the family or grocery lists or things to remember but it quickly became Addie’s drawing board. This is a turkey laying eggs. Addie has sidewalk chalk and she and Nicole have been drawing on the driveway. Nicole drew a...

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How do you make time for sewing with a busy schedule? from Mama Love Quilts

Hello dear reader,

Things have been quiet around here, which can only mean one thing: work has  been kicking my butt!

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make some changes so that I can get more stitching done. I’m not sure what I need to change. I may have to do like Nike and “Just do it!”

I have managed to do some sewing, mainly small projects. Let me tell you about a project I made last month that makes me especially proud. I took my husband’s old shirt and cut it up!

I’ve ...

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Caught up from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Managed to spend a lot of time quietly stitching. And now i have every compketed rosette that i have done stitched into one piece. Other thsn some fiddly non-tosette filler sections this is the bottom half of the quilt.



I regret having two shades if green crashing into each other on the lower left but when viewed in person they are different shades of green even though theyare similar in value.

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Weekly update: part 3, in the kitchen, in the garden, in the studio from With Strings Attached



"I've got rhubarb if you'd like some," W.D. posted on Facebook.  I went to her house and came home with this. 

A half hour later it was cut, bagged, and frozen. (Though today I made a rhubarb-strawberry pie. I found a bag of sliced strawberries at the back of the freezer dated June 30. Time to use them!)






Dicentra (bleeding heart) 
Hardy perennials and wildflowers are the mainstays of our garden.  I appreciate flowers more than I like cultivating them.

The vegetable patch will be tilled this coming week.  We are late but we are hopeful.
Aresaema ...

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Bright Beautiful Weekend from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I hope you're having a bright and sunny weekend!


We took a quick trip to Asheville, NC over the weekend to enjoy great food and relax. I don't know about you, but May always feels crazy busy right until the very end.

All I can say is I'm ready for May to be over, school to be out, and the summer to begin!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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