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March 4, 2015
More Scraps from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
I got my blocks added and they just fit  when i added a two inch strip of the dark green at each end.
Then i added a row of 3 1/2 inch scrap blocks over that.

where to go from here?
I added another scrap strip of 3 1/2 on the other end of the quilt top.  It measures about 53 inches right now so more scraps are needed.  I have plenty of the little bitties but they get you now where fast.







So i added a strip of 6 inch scraps, now it's nearly ...

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Threads, the Basics and Beyond from Quilt Shop Gal

 

Landauer Publishing has re-released  Threads The basics & beyond by Debbie Bates and Liz Kettle, in soft cover format.  And, I’m excited to be able to share insights with you today about this book, as well as how you can win a copy.

Publisher’s Insights:

Landauer Publishing is proud to re-introduce the award-winning Threads The basics & beyond, now in softcover binding.  This thorough, clear and accurate book is a must-have for anyone who uses threads in their work, as well as an excellent addition to library collections.  This book is not only a great reference tool, covering the different ...

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SOUP PERFECT FOR COLD WEATHER from Sew Pokey


I took time out other day to make homemade veggie soup...we are having such a cold winter this year that all the hot liquids sure feel good going down....I usually get a fairly decent cut of meat to use for soup stock so I can make roast beef sandwiches to go with the soup....love that combination....So I don't have to cook anything unless I want something sweet for a few days....love days like that lol....

Today I will be in the sewing room cutting more hexes of white for the last few that go ...

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Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop from Geta's Quilting Studio

Susie’s Sunroom is having a blog hop and I am glad to be part of it!

 
http://susiessunroom.blogspot.ro/

Hop on over to Susie’s Blog and check out my little quilted piece!
She designed a simple pillow pattern, with an interesting pieced back. A quick, easy and sweet project for when you need some quilty fun.

I love this kind of blog hop: the same pattern, different interpretations = inspiration for us all.

http://susiessunroom.blogspot.ro/

Below are the other participants.

On March 3rd, Susie herself right from her Sunroom!
On March 4th, Geta from Geta’s Quilting Studio -  that's me!
On March 5th ...

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My Small Quilt, Tropical Punch, was accepted for publication, summer.... from Crazy Victoriana

Close-up hand embroidery.

Another close-up, tropical batiks and hand embroidery.



Tropical Punch was accepted for publication by, Art Quilting Studio
it will be in the summer issue. I'm excited about that, good magazine, lots of ideas and inspiration.
Tropical Punch was designed and hand made by me.
So my love affair with batiks and color goes on. I have another quilt in the making, Raspberry Fizz.
I can't help naming them after tropical, Tiki, drinks. The drinks themselves can easily be made non-alcoholic by adding sparkling water instead of the 'stronger spirits.'
You have to admit in this ...

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Ricky Tims 2015 seminar from Beehive Quilts

Venita and I went to another Ricky Tims' Seminar yesterday at Meissner's in Sacramento. Great fun. Learned a lot. Heard a lot that we heard at the one in Modesto last year, but it was worth hearing again. Here are some of the pictures we took while we were there:


This is a picture of me, Ricky and Venita. It was taken in front of his Bohemian Rhapsody quilt. I am going to make a quilt something like that someday. "Someday."

This is a self portrait quilt of Ricky. Looks a lot like him, don't you think? Maybe ...

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Ricky Tims 2015 seminar from Beehive Quilts

Venita and I went to another Ricky Tims' Seminar yesterday at Meissner's in Sacramento. Great fun. Learned a lot. Heard a lot that we heard at the one in Modesto last year, but it was worth hearing again. Here are some of the pictures we took while we were there:


This is a picture of me, Ricky and Venita. It was taken in front of his Bohemian Rhapsody quilt. I am going to make a quilt something like that someday. "Someday."

This is a self portrait quilt of Ricky. Looks a lot like him, don't you think? Maybe ...

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WIP Wednesday: Progress! from Quilting & Other Craft Therapy

Piecing Station:

I've finished the last 20 blocks for Picnic in Serenade and am ready to sew the rows together for the bottom 2 Sunny Lanes blocks which I'm using as leader/enders. I've given Picnic in Serenade the Value Treatment and will leave it on my wall while I'm busy quilting for the rest of the week to contemplate any changes.
While I love this fabric line it has taught me a good lesson. In this 40 strip jelly roll there are only 19 unique fabrics which means that 2 fabrics are tripled and the ...

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Well … it’ll fit next year from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

knitting, little sister's dress, ravelry,

When I started Little Sister’s Dress a few months ago I planned to make it in the six months size, but I think Angela will be 18 months or maybe even two years old before she fills out the finished garment. And it will definitely be a tunic, not a dress.

It’s the thought that counts right?

Unlike quilting which generally turns out the size you want it to be give or take half and inch or so, in knitting you have to achieve the proper gauge in order for the piece to fit right. The gauge is ...

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Pushover - Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts from Piece N Quilt

Today I get to introduce you to Pushover, a pattern from our upcoming book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

I love this quilt! I can't even begin to explain how excited I was when I saw that the publisher, C&T Publishing had chosen this quilt as one of the quilts featured on the book cover. This quilt just has so much texture and it goes together so easily, ahhhh, I just love it! Can you tell how excited I am about this whole book?!?!
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March is going to be a fun! from Abbi Mays

for "Just Arrived" fabrics!
These will be here soon:
Chickadess and Berries designed by Jackie Robinson for Benartex



Catalina designed by Marti Michell for Maywood Studios

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4. MÄRZ 2015 – ELEPHANTPARADE QAL – WEEK 4+5 from Patchwork Atelier

Schildkröten und Vogel sind fertig...

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Kippenvel en ontroerend.... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer



Hier krijg ik nou kippenvel van..... wat mooi!

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Moving from Blackberry Creek Home Arts

Doris
Doris shows off her new creation at the March meeting of our
Piecemakers Quilting Bee.

I got myself up and attended the March meeting of my quilting bee on Monday. I was late because a traffic accident had blocked the road that I normally take to Mary''s, about five miles from me. The accident had also blocked my Plan B route, so I had to make that drive, which normally takes about 10 minutes, by way of Omaha. Well, not Omaha really, but Hwy. 280, which takes almost as much time as going to Omaha.

Anyway, I finally made ...

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Dallas Trip! from Sew Kind of Wonderful


Sister time is always the best! :)


Wow! Dallas was great!! Despite the freezing temperatures and icy roads! Going from freezing to freezing in Feb. isn't unheard of unless you're going to Dallas!! 

Top of the Grand Mesa in Colorado (near Sherilyn's home) and a very cold and icy road in Dallas!


But, not to worry! The quilters of Dallas met us with a very warm welcome! We had a great time Thurs. evening at the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild for a trunk show and demo.


The next morning we had so much fun teaching and learning long-arm ...

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Pat Sloan: Inspiration strikes, and what do you do? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Sometimes you need to help out a friend, know what I mean? My buddy Stephanie was destashing.. and she has ADORABLE things.. like.. REALLY adorable.. so I decided to help her out, because I'm a GREAT friend like that.. wink!

pat sloan blue green 1

Stephanie has a GREAT eye for color combos. Look at this amazing bundle.. well it was TWO bundles, but whose counting? Let me show you what I got ... above is awesome rick rack, and a bias tape trimmed with teeny lace edge.. adorable!

pat sloan blue green 2

And corduroy! It's not your 5 yr olds is it? yes.. that lime really that ...

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Finally, some Pictures!! from Pibble Pulling Threads

I’ve mentioned that we have had a lot of snow this year, right?  I believe I’ve mentioned how difficult it has been to get out, around, or have a nice enough day to take some photos?  Well, the day has finally come!  I have seen a lot of quilt photos on the snow, so I decided to give it a try, I like the way they came out…  Sorta… :)  The snow is so high, I couldn’t get above the quilts to show the whole things very well…

Anyway, Asterisk was my among my last finishes of last ...

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Distracted by Clover! from Quilt Fabrication

Another project has worked it's way onto my list, 

this lovely clover block, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, which is in less than two weeks. I found this block tutorial from Natalia Bonner of Piece and Quilt, as part of her Sunday Stitches tutorials. Planning for a table runner (for the hutch), and matching placemats, I quickly made up eight of these. Once the parts were ready, it took 1 minute for placement, and 5 1/2 minutes to sew it together, with finger pressing and spinning seams (click for the tutorial). Today, I'll ...

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Still here… from sewbittersweetdesigns

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that I am still alive and kicking. Anne and I are both still under the weather and heading back to the doctor today. Don’t think I’ve forgotten the password to my blog or anything like that, just haven’t had much energy to sit at the computer.  In all honesty I haven’t really sewn much at all this week either. I’ve mostly just been doodling in bed.

I started Zentangling on February 22, 2015 while waiting to be seen at the ER. I bought a book ...

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It's all about the Bees from Celtic Thistle Stitches

This week's WIP's are nearly all Bee related. I am currently in 2 Bees, the Fat Stash Brit Bee, which finishes this month and the Siblings Together Quilt Bee, where I am Queen Bee for March.

Regular readers will know that procrastination is my middle name, so you can imagine how hard it was for me to decide upon a block to ask my Siblings Together Quilt Bee mates for! Having considered and dismissed more blocks than I care to count, I eventually decided upon an updated version of an old block.

STQB March block

The block is called Merry-Go-Round and ...

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