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August 30, 2014
More Renovation! from Ros-the-quilter

This time it is our master bathroom, after 15 years the tub/shower combo and outdated vanity had to go.

It always made me feel so claustrophobic it was very closed in and made a narrow room seem even tighter.
This is how it used to look.
Here is how the demolition is progressing
 Tub/shower unit is gone to make way for the frameless glass shower……….
and half the wall between the shower and toilet cut down to be replaced by glass. Some of the plumbing has to be rerouted and the drain moved, then we'll be ready ...

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Quilt Show n’ Tell – August 29th from Pieced With Love

Another week is over, and my flickr and instagram feeds got spammed with so many incredible things. Eye-candy everywhere, wish I could showcase them all here. But this week I picked again six projects with lots different styles. And dont forget to hop over to my friend Tanyia @DomesticDeficitDisorder, to find more inspirational creations.
1) Camera Pouch by Sew Alex 2) Metro Twist by Ms Midge 3) Purple Pouch by jaceycrafts 4) Flowering Snowballs by clammons 5) Hexies by whatthebobbin 6) Sea Glass Table Runner by leighlaurelstudios
All pictures are linked back to their original owner, so head over and ...

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So Many Thoughts + Thank You! + "Nothings Allowed Pen Pals" from From Blank Pages . . .

Wow. Just wow. I didn't know what to expect when I wrote and published my post the other day. I actually didn't think at all how people would respond. I just knew I needed to write it, and I needed to do it for me. I don't know that I'm brave or courageous for sharing all of that. But boy do I feel good. Sharing and getting that out gives me such a free feeling! Thank you. Thank you for accepting me and my experience. Thank you for your positive feedback. Thank you for sharing some ...

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Ask Jo: How to Help from Jo's Country Junction


Every once in a while I take time here on the blog to answer reader comments and questions.  Today is one of those days.

I recently got the nicest email from Abby in ND.  She writes, “Jo-love the free patterns.  Keep them coming.  You’re always so busy with working on your new house and giving us free patterns, I wish there was some way I could help you.”

It’s emails like this that make me love blogging.  Time and time again we get great comments from blog readers saying phrases about enjoying the blog,  liking our free patterns ...

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10 Quilty Secrets from Robot Mom Sews

I'm sitting in bed, going through and reading blog posts airing out their dirty laundry of quilty secrets and I'm loving them all!! It's so liberating! Like flinging off your bra and announcing it to everyone...I'm free!!!! So, I wanna join in the fun.  I wanna be bra less so to speak. ;) Check out the beginning at 13 Spools and grab something delicious and enjoy.

1.  I promise to not be a fabric snob.  However, I have a major pet peeve with fabric designers and how they are so trendy, taking me back in time ...

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Stil... from Ellie's Quilt Place

Waarom het hier zo stil is? Ik werk hard door om de Vin du Jour quilt af te maken. Hij had eigenlijk een plaatsje gekregen op de Open Dagen bij Jacqueline, gisteren en vandaag, maar dat lukte helaas niet. Gelukkig zijn daar nog genoeg andere dingen te zien ook ;o)
Ik hoop vandaag de rand af te quilten en morgen de bies rond te naaien. Ik ben zo benieuwd hoe hij er, helemaal af, uit zal zien!

Fijn weekend!

Why is it so quiet over here? It's because I've been working hard on my Vin du Jour quilt ...

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Finish it up Friday! from Sunshine in the Attic

I love to finish something and Friday is such a great day!
Earlier in the year I followed Amanda at Material Girl Quilts as she hosted a layer cake quilt along.  

I ended up making a few more blocks and making two lap size quilts instead of a queen size-- one in cooler purples and one in warmer purples.

Today I finished the quilting and binding.  Almost ready for gifting (just needs a label).

Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom quilts.
crazy mom quilts

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Catching Up from Linda's Landscapes

Quilting news ahead...first things first, though. When I last posted several weeks ago, my best friend Kathy was about to have a kidney removed. As of 2 days ago, she's home and doing well. Many thanks to everyone for all the good wishes and encouraging words! Kathy's cats survived (thank goodness, since my husband and I took care of them) but her croton plant did not. This is the second croton I've killed in the last few years. Both times, I watered all the other plants, but somehow missed the croton...which is one of the ...

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Quilters Are the Nicest People from Kat & Cat Quilts

Quilters are the nicest people, and I have the proof!  Remember the 10 Quilty Secrets post from a week ago?  One of my secrets involved my love of scraps, but a lot of other people admitted that they never use their scraps, some even throw them away! 

I tried to get Wilson to pose for some perspective but was being contrary.  It's probably 12" square and 18" tall!
Judy from Quilt Paradigm said she only keep her scraps because she knows she is supposed and generously offered to send me some of hers. This big ol' box showed up ...

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Quilty Secrets from On The Go Quilting

quilty secrets

Did you see this yet?   One of the blogs I read regularly, 627 Handworks, decided to participate in the “10 Quilty Little Secrets”. I read hers and really laughed at some of the things she wrote, actually that both of them wrote.  Do I have 10 quilty little secrets?  Let me see…..

1.  I really don’t care who designed the fabric I buy.  If I like it, I buy it.  If it’s ugly, I’m not buying just because a celebrity quilter designed it.

2.  I still use the rotary cutter without protection occasionally.   Yes, DH usually makes ...

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Born in '64 from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I am a bit of a sentimentalist and cherish everything that is given to me. This year I turn 50 (half a century, 29 years old with 21 more years of experience, The Golden Age ), and was wondering if I could ask quilters around the world to make a block for me so I can make it into a birthday quilt. It would mean so much to me to have you as part of the story of the quilt. I love scanning social media and blogs to see all the wonderful things you make and how happy it makes you ...

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August 2014 Progress from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

For thinking I wouldn't get anywhere this month and not setting goals, August was GREAT! Let's get on with it:

First finish was Long May it Wave, a retirement quilt for my friend Cindy:

Second finish was the baby bullseye quilt for our grandnephew Lane, but I have no photos. I've been waiting on them for almost two weeks, but it's my own fault for not taking any before I shipped the quilt to him. Hopefully I'll get the photos from his aunt soon.

Third finish was Peace on Earth, a quilt for our home ...

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Labor Day Weekend Sales! from The Sassy Quilter

Happy Labor Day!

Here is a quick post to let you know some good sales for the holiday weekend!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Fort Worth Fabric Studios


The Littles 40% off with code LITTLES40


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Toybox IV 30% off with code TOYBOX30


Cotton Bliss

Spend $50 or more on regular priced* merchandise at Cotton Bliss and your entire order ships FREE anywhere in the United States (Including APO addresses).

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Lots of new inventory has been moved to clearance!

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Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety     The Twisted Irish Chain

Craftsy has 20 great classes on sale too!

Keep it Sassy

You can find and follow TheSassyQuilter  on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin ...

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Tokyo Quilt Festival from Selvage Blog

Ayumi lives in Tokyo and attended the Tokyo Quilt Festival. She posted this quilt on her blog: Pink Penguin. Her post is loaded with great quilt photos! She doesn't mention who made this one. It's truly amazing!

The show was held at the Tokyo Dome. It happened over 3 years ago, but the photos are as good as ever,
and no crowds.  

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Crazy As Ever from KT Quilts 4 Fun

Well, on my last real post I was working on this quilt.  It has been finished for a long time.  This twin size double hour glass quilt made with moda Hunky Dory was a love gift for a VIP.  I used a jelly roll and some kona solids for the top.  I also ended up finding a good deal on one of my favorite prints in the line, so about three quarters of the backing is that.  The other backing piece is a print of a girl's I can't show the back.  The simple straight line ...

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Sewn and Quilted from The House on the Side of the Hill

Not much progress on any of my sewing so I thought I'd share some pictures of some of the new samples hanging around at Sewn and Quilted.  I had a fabulous time there yesterday afternoon although not a huge amount was actually sewn.  The place was buzzing with friendly conversation and busy with lots of customers.  A great place to be.

I just adore Anni Downs in French General

I am so happy I found Pinwheel Ponders.  It is a great place to visit with fabulous tutorials including one for this beautiful Christmas ornament.  Here is the LINK.
Have ...

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Mary's Garden from Say CHEESE! Bumble Beans Inc.

My nieces, Mary and Rachel love to come and sew with me.  Mary is 6 and is pretty handy with a needle and thread.  I let her play in my scraps.  She likes to make little pockets and pillows.  Rachel plays in my same bin of scraps on the design wall.  Like their aunt they like bright colors.  So when I began playing in the bin of scraps it seemed fitting that the quilt should hold one of their names.
 As it grow I felt it reflected Mary's playful personality.
 So Mary's Garden was born.
I have ideas ...

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Handwerk van vroeger....(7) from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Hoed met smockrand

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What does the fox say….. from 365 days of wonderful

I told you I liked this pattern called Zoey’s Zoo….The fox was just too cute not to whip up. The churndash border really adds nice detail to the pattern and it was simple to put together.
The fabric for the border was the perfect choice with all the little critters all over it.

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I just had a light bulb moment!! (Mini Tutorial) from Bee She Bags

I just checked my emails and I had one from Missouri Quilt Co....Jenny was showing us the following video for a JRR (Jelly Roll Race) quilt version 3.0

It was whilst watching her do the triangles that I thought of this technique that Ricky Tims & Alex Anderson shared

Then......I thought oooooh, what if I combined the two techniques...and so I madly scrambled to the cutting mat (ok, so it might have been stumbled over fabric etc to get to the cutting mat, but we won't go there lol), found a few pieces of fabric in ...

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