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July 14, 2020
The Colorful Series Needle Nannies! from Kitty and Me Designs

Look what Cobweb Corner has back in stock:


The new cats are in stock as well including Cupcake!!  Be sure to check them out!



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Q-Squirrel Pt 2 from Nestlings By Robin

Here we are at almost mid-July and the 
self-quarantining continues.
Since I left you after part 1
here is just a bit of 
what I have been up to....

I participated in a Virtual Trunk
that ended up being a FAB
way to introduce myself to 
new followers.
You can see it HERE!

I like to be prepared so here
was my set up that day with
pages of notes, phone stand,
and a rack of quilts behind me:)

I continued playing with my friend's
Twelve Days of Christmas
that you can read more about
Here is a ...

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Tips and Suggestions for Foundation Piecing Based on Mariner's Compass from Learn to Applique

Recently, I've had a number of quilters ask me about foundation piecing.... in particular my Mariner's Compass pattern (sign up for our newsletter and get a discount on this pattern today). I have this available as the full pattern with complete instructions and the templates only...... and also as an online workshop (currently on sale with 20% off) that includes a beginner's block and an advanced block.

Today I decided to offer some tips I've been sharing with these quilters.

In general:

  • Foundation piecing is a method of constructing a block by ...

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Sh*t my Mother Sends Me from Where Art & Life Meet

In keeping with the sh*t-my-mother-sends-me theme since this pandemic hit all of us broadside, forcing us to become bit players in a sci-fi film we didn’t know was in production, here’s the latest from my mother. Thanks Mom! ❤️ (Don’t know what I’d do without this woman…) Can we all just marvel at the sheer… Continue reading Sh*t my Mother Sends Me

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Rosie Lee Tompkins from Fret Not Yourself

"Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

We had a three month delay in paying taxes here in the US. The new deadline is July 15. Tomorrow.

Chinese Coins


With so many little projects around the house there wasn't much time for quilting this week. Someone asked how to decide on the widths of Chinese Coin columns recently and here's what I wrote:

1. I plan the overall size (LxW) of the finished quilt because it helps me determine when I have enough columns and when to stop sewing onto a column. Believe ...

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Comet NEOWISE from Tamarack Shack


Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is a newly discovered comet and has started to appear in the evening sky in the norther latitudes just after sunset.  It was visible in the predawn hours last week, we even set our alarm to get up at 3am one morning but it was cloudy. So my first viewing of it was on July 12 around 10:30pm from my front deck.  It is located NNW, low on the horizon so right where the sun sets. Once the sky starts to darken and your eyes adjust to the night sky you can see it ...

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Trail Mix blocks done and a top quilted! from Dreamworthy Quilts

It has been a pretty great week!  I got to see my little grands and love on them a little.  The greatest joy was seeing my mother light up when she held the babies.




I also finished the blocks in trail mix and laid it out.  My sister-in-law had some orphan blocks that happened to be the same size and colors.  She donated them to me, hence, the one and only star block along with the four corner blocks that are nine patches.  I think it will be a memory for me to remember I finished the blocks while at ...

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A Lightbulb Moment Table Runner from Thistle and Thicket Studio

A Lightbulb Moment Table Runner Designed & Made By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Today is my 41st wedding anniversary and to celebrate I'm sharing a new pattern using my lightbulb block from my "A Lightbulb Moment" quilt in the new Best of Moda Bake Shop book. Have you gotten your book yet? You'll want to get your copy ASAP so that you can sew along with me and the rest of the designers in the upcoming Pillow Parade in August! And, of course, you'll want to get the book so that you can make all of the fun patterns I will be sharing over the next month or so using ...

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Pieces From The Past - The Dragon Fly from Melva Loves Scraps



Herbert Wenzel's letter, dated November 18, 1946...

Hohenlimburg, Nov 18, 1946

Very Honored Mr. Schleich:

You will not know what to make of this writer.  In June of last year, I was sent to work from Camp Trinidad, first with Mister Eckert and then, in the same group, with you in the sugar beet fields.  We all hoped to also come help you with the harvest, but unfortunately we were employed elsewhere.  We were then quickly discharged and started our homeward journey in San Francisco.   The trip will remain unforgettable for me.  But once in Europe, I had a ...

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play time from Quilt Nut Creations

I've been keeping busy

Making some great progress on my Winterville quilt.



A few more TrueNorth bee blocks.

This first batch was a fun one.



And started on something new that I am REALLY excited about.



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New Week, New Tuesday To Do from Melva Loves Scraps

Last week was a whirlwind!  Did anyone else experience the same???  It was as if I blinked and a new week started... yet with all that took place last week, it was as if time stood still.

There were memories made, conversations over breakfasts, late night chats, fellowship with some of the bestest of friends, pedicures, snuggles with grand-daughters, giggles and squeals of laughter, legos, video games and Barbies, worship and stories about Jesus, water fights, desserts, hot days that didn't ever want to cool off.

I finished the commissioned quilt on Monday and sewed a label on it ...

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A Blessing of a Day from Wollie Mammoth

Yesterday was a blessing of a day spent on the Pine Meadow Ranch.  The board and sponsors of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show were invited to a socially distanced brunch at the Pine Meadow Ranch, home of the Roundhouse Foundation


The ranch borders my neighborhood 
so I didn't have to travel far but it does feel a world away!


The amazing round house barn


Dawn, manager extraordinaire of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show welcomed us and we spent the morning reminiscing about quilt show past and how well the virtual show was presented! 


Then Jean brought supplies for us ...

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She Loves Her Dad! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night when we thought there was a chance we’d have to evacuate, I checked all our grab & go bags to be sure we had everything we needed if we had to leave. Even Rita and Boots have bags so I made sure there were leashes (even though Boots doesn’t get walked enough and...

The post She Loves Her Dad! appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Quilt Retreat from Mama Spark's World

Jack and I got all packed up for our "Up North" retreat. He was pretty excited to go even thought it was just going to be me and my SIL. I did not take many pictures this time though We went to Seven Sisters quilt shop and I fell in love with this pixilated map of Michigan I bought the pattern. I am hoping to make this for our camper. This weekend we called the Baby Edition of

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Pairs of fabric............. from Exuberant Color

Just a reminder and link: The end is near, my 7 day pop-up shop is open until midnight EDT today, click here.  Then it will be gone.  


I brought all of the rest of the 10" squares upstairs to check which fabrics I had already used in the blocks on the design wall.  Usually there are 2 of each of most of the fabrics in a 10" stack.  I started pairing them preparing for cutting today.  I have no idea how those oranges are going to look cut up.

This is the second group I chose and the first time ...

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One runner is done from My Sewing Room


The first one of the 60 degree runners done.  I quilted it myself with a mix of straight lines and serpentine stitching.  After worrying about using plain muslin backing I ending up choosing a fun backing instead.  It's almost psychedelic!!  


I did pick up some plain grey backing for the other 2 runners, but haven't decided yet if I'm going to try to quilt them myself, or have them done by someone with more skill.  I think spider webs would be a great design on that Halloween runner. 




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July Aurifil Designer of the Month Block and Interview from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** The Aurifil Project ***

Our July Aurifil Designer of the Month is from the super talented Alyssa Thomas of https://penguinandfish.com/ using the gorgeous orange shades from our Tuscany Box of thread.

My post today is tips on how to approach the block from my friend and fellow team member Carolina Assmussen https://www.carolinasmussen.com/ . Since I can't do any sewing yet with 2 broken wrists she made my block and shared her process below 

Go on over and read my interview for Aurifil's Designer of the Month Series!

  • ***Enter your block at the Aurifil site ...

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Flower of the Day - Day 119 from Daphne Greig


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Machine Quilting Leaf Peepers from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I jumped ship and stopped working on "Crossing The Pond" and switched over to machine quilting Leaf Peepers.  

I was going to do cross-hatching in the border, but at the last minute I switched to feathers.  I can do feathers in my sleep.  I have my music on and then I just go for it.  I had my iPad on shuffle, and listened to everything from Gregorian Chant music, to AC/DC, to Christmas carols.  It was quite the line-up of hits!


I wasn't quite sure what to quilt in the setting squares, so I went ...

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Slow stitching with new projects from Quilting & Learning

I'm still doing a lot of slow stitching and participating in TextileArtist.org's Stitch Club 2020. I think that it's our week off, giving me time to catch up on my projects.

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