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September 19, 2014
Quilt Block of the MONTH for September here for YOU and Free from The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

September Block of the MONTH Finished Block size is 8" x 8" 

"Crazy Man" Quilt Block Patterns

The “Crazy” part of this quilt is the background fabric, it’s bold, it’s yellow and it’s what makes the blocks a “Crazy Man” quilt.
12 blocks each block 8" x 8" complete instructions how to put the quilt together finished size is 48" x 60"
Instruction on how to do quilt binding included too.

HERE

http://www.shop.thequiltladies.com/product.sc?productId=70&categoryId=37
"Crazy Man" Completed Quilt



September's Quilt Block Pattern

free triangle quilt block

How to piece Triangle Tutorial is HERE
How to piece 4-Patch Tutorial is HERE

simple triangle quilt block pattern free



Cut 4 ...

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Mega Medallion from The Colorful Fabricholic

Finished!

Mega Medallion

Done in time for CSQ's UFO Challenge and STLMQG's War on WIPs. Custom long arm quilted by Sandy Etheridge of St. Louis. Queen size but kinda short, could have used one more row at the bottom, but I didn't have enough of the black & white fabrics.

(Sorry for such a blurry photo - I took over a dozen shots and they all came out blurry, even though I used a tripod. Blame it on the breeze!)



Linking up with Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts and Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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GIVEAWAY and SALE Alerts for Quilters and Crafters from Insights From SewCalGal

SewCalGal learned about some amazing sales that are going on and wanted to share insights with you today.

CT Publishing has a Virtual Warehouse Sale this weekend  (9/19 - 9/22).  They are also hosting a "win your wish list" giveaway too!  Click here for more info:  http://www.ctpub.com/clearance/






Craftsy has a Fall sale this weekend where many classes are on sale, up to 50% off. I'm excited about a new class with Paula Reid for machine quilting, Patsy Thompson's new class on free-motion quilting, machine embroidery classes, yummy cooking classes, photography classes and more ...

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Row by Row creativity from Little Quilts

  Faye shared several of the rows she’s finished for her Row by Row Experience Shop Hop quilt. Two of the row patterns came from California shops. The hexie flowers and tulips row is from Little Quilts. Looks like it’s going to be a fun quilt!


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Seamingly Accurate Review from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Big huge thank you to Create Kids Couture for the product review!

Seamingly Accurate | ReannaLily Designs | Seam Guide

 

I’m glad you are loving the Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide.

Want to get your own?

Grab it in the ReannaLily Designs shop.

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Camping in Nebraska from Quilts....etc.

We left Wyoming and the snow behind – what a freak summer/winter storm that was – September 11th – it got down to 24 degrees that night! We moved on to Nebraska.  Our first campground in this state is Chadron State Park and near by is Fort Robinson State Park where we spent part of […]

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On the Needles – September 19, 2014 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

 I finished the jack-0-lantern sweater and got started on Addie’s Carabe.  Remember the one I made for Nicole? I love this pattern and still plan to make one for myself.

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Galaxy-Gram! Pineapple Blossoms in Amherst! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Scrappy sewing and making new friends! Lunch break time at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst NY - We've been piecing away all morning and so much is coming together in just the 3 hours we have put in so far! Thanks to the wifi code I fanagled,  we also have been singing and bopping to Pandora One and the Frankie Valli channel--fun fun fun, quilting to the oldies!

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Galaxy-Gram! Boxy Stars in Amherst NY, from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Back on the quilt train after yesterday's arrival and day of catch up rest! My gals are busy with their 2.5" strips and are well on their way with block quarters and should have full blocks to show shortly. We are just breaking for a yummy catered lunch, some show and tell, some door prizes and will be back to our classes at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village where this week's events

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Modern Feathers from Becca's Crazy Projects

It has been ages since I pieced some feathers for this collaborative quilt for the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild.

Last Sunday at the guild meeting, I took possession of the quilt top and binding.  When I got it home I layered it all together and looked at it.  And looked at it.  Then, I just got quilting.  This thing wasn't going to quilt itself. 
There are so many different ways this could have been quilted.  So many ways any quilt can be quilted.  I decided to do simple filler that wasn't too dense for the background and let ...

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One Pineapple, Two Pineapple, Three Pineapple, Four! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

We were in a pineapple kind of mood yesterday! I am so impressed with the whole venue here in Amherst, NY. This seminar has been going on for 40 years strong, and it is so well organized.  If you get a chance to come this direction in September – if you are close enough to make a road trip ---believe me, it’s worth it! Being this far north in New York, my classes have been nearly equally

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Peace Felt from Kit Lang, Fiber Art



Have you heard of Peace Felt

I hadn't either, but back in the early summer, a friend of mine was all excited about the concept. Members of Peace Felt each year, exchange a piece of felted art, "For Peace to be Felt in hearts across the world." Now, it's me - so you know I have a more practical point of view, and didn't quite understand how my exchanging art with a random stranger was supposed to allow peace to be felt. 

Nevertheless, my friend was quite excited about it, explained that we would each get to know ...

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Quilting? What's that? from Happy Cottage Quilter

Do you remember when your kids always had an excuse as to why they did not do what they were supposed to be doing?

While I have not been able to do much (any) quilting of late, I've had my excuses.  Aside from another pressing project that I've been working on (for several weeks, or is it months), we've had a house full of company.  Well maybe not a house full, but our guest room has had a no vacancy sign on it for several weeks.  In and out......... friends of my daughters, two guys who hold ...

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When Lighting Strikes from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee







In Southern Louisiana, we have had a lot of bad weather, including lighting storms. We now have a new internet service, new phones and lucky we did not lose more.  I have been wanting to share these beautiful batik quilts made by Kathy from Texas. She used my "Stars over Scott" pattern, named for my son.  The quilts are made using batik HSTs!  That's it.  Good way to use up scraps.

In the works, busy quilting tops for new patterns by Black Cat Creations.  The Houston Market is just around the corner.

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of ...

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First Friday at Quiltworks from Humble Quilts

 I wasn't able to make it to Quiltworks for First Friday earlier in the month and I know September will be gone before I know it. I had to make a quick jaunt to Bend for business so dropped by quickly to enjoy the exhibit upstairs.
Tammy MacArthur was the featured quilter. It was obvious to me she loved applique, challenges and machine quilting. She is very talented and I enjoyed seeing her diverse collection of quilts.






(I do believe this one was hand quilted!)

The group featured was the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild. The quilts displayed were ...

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Challenge from Hanging On by a Needle and Thread

The challenge for the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild's exhibit this year was to make a quilt representing one or all of the elements.  I chose to represent fire and earth with my quilt, Sunrise Around the World, but when I showed it to my husband he said it looked like an aerial view of a jungle explosion.  I guess either way you look at it I accomplished my goal!

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Tidy up or sew?! from Adventurous Quilter

My sewing room goes through phases of messiness. BUT IT IS ALWAYS MESSY! After buying another sewing machine (number 16) this week I decided I needed to tidy up and rearrange a little to find a space to pack it away when it is not in use!

Half way through cleaning up I found 50 mini charm squares sewn into pairs, they didn't go with any WIP so I decided to throw them together into a table runner:


Then I remembered I was cleaning up!!!! OOPS

Now you can see the top of my sewing desk:


Apart from the ...

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Let's Make Baby Quilts! {9/19/14} from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I'm absolutely swooning over the copy of Animal Parade: Adorable Applique Quilt Patterns for Babies that the nice folks at Martingale sent me.  These quilts are such a gorgeous combination of applique and piecing.


Just look at those stars! You could make the quilt without the owls...I'm not sure why you'd want to do that, but it would still be gorgeous.


And the foxes!


You can see all ten quilts at the book's detail page on the Martingale website. These would be such wonderful heirloom projects. and with the variety of colors and critters, I ...

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QJ - Christmas Table Topper from A Left-Handed Quilter

QUILT JOURNAL - CHRISTMAS TABLE TOPPER Machine Pieced Machine Quilted 35" x 35" Completed - December 2005 Pattern - Rail Fence - I Can't Believe I'm Quilting By Pat Sloan (c) 2004 Made as a quick project for Christmas from a very basic pattern - Just to use the REALLY PRETTY Christmas fabrics - ;)) QJ - 2005

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Favorites on Friday: Fall Quilts from A Quilting Life


 Since I've started doing a little Fall decorating around the house (Monday is the first day of Autumn) I thought it would be fun to share my favorite fall quilts for today's favorites post. My absolute favorite fall quilt is one I did about ten years ago using scraps. It was one of my first attempts at machine applique using fusible material along with a buttonhole stitch.


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