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October 7, 2022
Fabric Therapy from Happy Cottage Quilter

 We finally have internet! What a week it has been. We were very fortunate to have power but as you  know we have all become so dependent on internet. It sure helps to stay in touch.

But a friend and I went to the Quilted Twin for a little fabric therapy.

Rows and rows, really miles and miles of fabric. Every kind you could ever dream of.

And yes, this is one of the panels that I bought.

Such a fun trip. 

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Starting sewing the top............ from Exuberant Color

I fixed 3 of the blocks, remade one and am now starting to sew the rows together.  I didn't trim the other 31 blocks.  Excuse the camera cord in the photo.  It was 10:30 p.m. and I just didn't want to re-do the photo.

I decided to record the beginning of the fall color here in my small town.  This is looking north from my driveway.

Here is a closer look at the tree on the left.  It started turning color almost a month ago.  First it was a dark red and now it is bright ...

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Bats and Boos QAL from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Although I would like to skip some memories of 2021, there are many quilt finishes worth sharing.  The Fat Quarter Shop hosted a Bats and Boos QAL, which I happily joined.   I have become a huge fan of a few You Tube Videos after retirement, including Kimberly Jolly Fat Quarter Shop.  

A little over a year ago, the southern part of Louisiana became the target of Hurricane Ida.  We evacuated for several days along with this quilt  to finish the binding.  Returning home to no power or water, we counted our blessings to still have a home. 

The finished Bats ...

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Friday finish - block 5 Sewology from Just Sew Sue

I wanted to stitch something quick today so I picked out block 5 of the Sewology BOM with Modern Quilt Club. I still have a stinking cold which is slowly getting better, but simple is all I can cope with at the minute.

I also stitched block 3 to blocks 1 and 2. This is going to be a big quilt!!

I also have three bocks cut and ready for the Modern Quilt Club retreat at the end of the month.


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The second row - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Of my Upstairs/Downstairs - Wild Things is quilted -   This row was done right to left -  And I didn't notice any difference in the quality of the stitches -  It was actually easier for me - So I might do the rest of them right to left -  It's nice to know that I can stitch the rows in either direction -  And - in case you're wondering how I can see the BLACK thread -  I'm a lot closer to it

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Bee in my Bonnet Planner - 2022 into 2023!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Are you a planner?
I have been a planner girl my entire life:)
Before there were publications
 specifically dedicated to "planning"
I was what you 
might have called a "lister" 

I used many things but mostly just 
a regular school notebook to write 
lists about everything 
that I was going to do...
everything I wanted to do and
 everything that I needed to do.

My favorite thing was to
 check them off my list when completed!

It made me happy and feel good
 and like I was accomplishing goals 
and learning and growing.

I still do the same thing today ...

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Getting borders on! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I'm trying my best to get tops finished.  The hold up?  Borders, borders and borders.  They are easy to do, but are tedious and bulky.

First up to be finished is this top that I'm calling "candy crush".   This top is way brighter than it appears here.

Pieces have been cut and kitted to make another one almost exactly the same, but will have to wait so that I can get a few more tops that need borders finished first.

The year is winding down and I would like to get a few ufo's crossed off my ...

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Sew Spaces with Toni Raynolds on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Toni with her Mosaic Dog
 I love seeing where other people create.  Normally, I'm not the nosey type, but when it comes to seeing people's sewing spaces, the voyeur in me comes out! This tendency popped up recently when I asked
my new friend, Toni Raynolds, to show off her space.  I met Toni in a class we took with Timna Tarr at Marc Adams School of Woodworking.    Toni's space seemed to strike the right balance of practical and cozy so I thought I'd ask her to share it with everyone.

Thanks, Toni for accepting my ...

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October is My Month!!! from Wollie Mammoth

October 2022 is proving to be epic in so many ways...My sister, BIL and her friend are in town staying at a local McMenamins We decided to meet up at the spa located on the property and I treated myself to a massage!!!  

It is a trip down memory lane as my youngest son & wife are forever part of this place as a mural is painted dedicated to their day.  The mural was painted by her cousin who is an artist. the same time bittersweet since the family lost a stone in its foundation.  I know it is ...

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Two for One Day 5 & 6 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

 I was so tired after being out all day and got home around 7 pm blogging was out of the question. 


I have been trying to get out a this post out for a while and for some unknown reason I can’t get the pictures to load and attach to the post.  

I really do feel this post is incomplete without pictures.

Yesterday was a trip to Rogers Arkansas and did a little shopping and such…… need the pics.

My finished dish cloth and the sweater I was blocking…… need pics.

Then what I want work on tonight ...

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October 2022 Short List and OMG from Quilt Paint Create

The days are shorter, the air is cooler and Fall is here. That means more time for sewing and stitching, right?

I finished two projects last month, My Sewing Treasures and a project bag. Only one new project made the October list.

Project One: The Tiny Modernist Holiday 2022 SAL. I had a slow start and am way behind. The pattern has more stitching than I anticipated. I’m about 1/3 through the first month but have the patterns for the first two.

Project Two: The pinwheel charity quilt. I’m framing the pinwheel blocks to get them all ...

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Fiddlebob Quilt 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Very interesting design with a lot to like about it, including the quilting motif.

I love the central part of the second design, but not really impressed with the outer corners.

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Northern Chintz Quilt Style from Quilt & Textile Collections

As some of you may recall, I’ve been researching whether there is a regional style of chintz applique. (If you want to re-read the previous blogs, here are the links to the first, second, third, and fourth blog.) After more research, I identified 20 quilts in the style, although the whereabouts are not always known. To see these quilts, please check out our Pinterest page at this link. Wherever possible we’ve included documentation about the quilt, but a few quilts in private collections are not included. Because of some written records, we know there are still additional quilts ...

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October 6, 2022
Quilty Folk Hand Quilting With Perle Cotton Basics--Part #2 An Enthusiast's Guide to Placing/Moving the Hoop from Quilty Folk

Getting started with placing the first frame is generally quite easy to figure out. Just find a spot in the middle-ish of the sandwiched quilt and get your hoop situated. You can try to be strategic and eyeball the entire width of the quilt for rough measurements. Can you quilt the entire width of the quilt using only six frames across? If you move the hoop one way or the other a few inches, does that make it so that you'll only have to move the frame four more times across instead of five? If you have an individual ...

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What I’m Reading: The Gold in These Hills from Jo's Country Junction

I was on the online library that I use.  It was the one that I put books on hold with and have to wait forever.  The book I put on the list was The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof. I’m going to admit it right here and now.  I selected the book simply […]

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Quilty Folk Hand Quilting With Perle Cotton Basics--Part #1 An Enthusiast's Guide To Getting Started from Quilty Folk

This series is for all the people who have commented and/or sent emails through the years asking for a tutorial about hand quilting 'the Quilty Folk way'. In spite of all the general misgivings this has generated, I'm also sort of relieved to get this going. After reading through parts #1-4 and perhaps watching my extremely nonexpert videos, many people will begin to understand why this has always been a very bad idea, indeed. Hey, you get what you ask for. I'm just throwing all my hand quilting quirks out into the wind here and hoping it ...

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Quilt Archaeology ~ Pumpkin Spice REVEALED! from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda


Pumpkin Spice is the name of my new Quilt Archaeology sew-along project.  I loved the antique quilt so very much, and adore how this Halloween replica turned out with its two shades of pumpkin orange!

This little antique cutie is my inspiration for Pumpkin Spice.  I love the movement the Mosaic Pinwheel block gives to the quilt, and yet it's a very simple design.  I think the colors and the fabrics speak volumes in this project.  I love it, and I hope you do as well.

These are the fabrics I used to make my quilt, and will be ...

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Intro to Garment Sewing – How to Measure a Body for Clothes from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

The last skillset you absolutely have to have to make garments is learning how to measure a body. We’re going to show you how in this video demonstrating the techniques on three different body types so you have the knowledge you need to get the correct measurements on yourself.

Starting with accurate measurements that were taken correctly, and in the right spot, are very important in creating a garment that fits you perfectly.

Accurate measurements also help you determine which size to make. Like pants at the department store, there is no standard sizes for garment patterns.

You need ...

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Intro to Garment Sewing – Fabrics you can use for clothing from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Figuring out which fabric to use for your garment project is more complicated than finding a print you like. You can to make sure the fabric substrate is suitable for the pattern you want to make.

In today’s video we’ll talk about the difference between quilting and garment fabric, let you know which fabric manufacturers’ substrates, or base cotton, would work for the skirt patterns in this course and introduce you to cotton lawn, which can be used in quilts or garments.

We also cover which fabrics absolutely will not work for the Intro to Garment Sewing course ...

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47 Purses in the Mail - and My Reward from Quilting Studio Adventures

Combined with a few purses done in August, I sent 47 purses to Sew Powerful this week.  It is a great feeling of accomplishment and with such a great payoff.  There was a team from Sew Powerful in Zambia last week, and they posted pictures of young ladies receiving their purses.  Go to for these pictures. Along with those smiles were good reports from the various components of Sew Powerful - sewing, farming, soap making, etc.  This community-driven initiative supported by the Sew Powerful army makes me know that what I do, along with hundreds of other purse makers ...

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