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April 23, 2017
Tilework at the Getty Villa from Fret Not Yourself

We finally saw the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, a place I've wanted to visit for years. It exceeded my dreams. All of J. Paul Getty's art was housed in the Villa until the Getty Center was built about 20 years ago. Now the Villa showcases ancient Roman and Greek objects only.

Although it didn't seem overly crowded, there were people everywhere. I never could get a photo without others in it whether it was scenic or detail. Ah, well.

We all know that tile floors make good quilt designs. Many artists have already made quilts based ...

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Creating scraps........... from Exuberant Color

The reason most of us will never run out of scraps is because we are creating them all the time.  I know people who can throw away pieces this size but not me.

This is my throw away pile and it will go into the bags of stuffing for dog beds.  The strips in this pile are narrower than 3/4". 

I laid out one more star but haven't sewn it yet.

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Weaving Demonstration at the Gallery from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

Yesterday I showed the photo of my youngest attendee (and weaver!)  I now have a few more photos from the demonstration on Saturday.  I am very grateful to the people who took photos and shared them with me.  The event was well attended and I hope everyone there had a good time.  As you can tell from the photos, the attendees were very interested in the process.

The demo started with a bit of explanation and a few questions. 
 I think at this point (below) I was asked a question that I did not 
know an answer for.  The question ...

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Progress on Piecing from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was a very wet day – we had just slightly over one inch of rain on Friday, although it did rain again during the night it didn’t do much more but the rain brought in a cold front and it didn’t get above 55 degrees and very cloudy for Saturday.  I didn’t bother with […]

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City Sampler blocs 41 à 50 from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

Aujourd'hui les blocs 41 à 50 du City Sampler #100jours100blocs

Mes blocs

Blocs reçus des participantes n'utilisant pas Instagram

Ces blocs participent au tirage au sort de la décade au même titre que ceux postés quotidiennement sur Instagram avec le hashtag #100jours100blocs et @ateliercocopatch ou @viodely

1- Laurence R.

2- Chantal N.

3- Monique H.

4- Manuelle

5- Martine F.

6- Nicole M.

7- Brigitte D.

8- Joëlle B.

9- Delphine N.

10- Monique Ch.

11- Hélène S.

12- Carole R.

13- Dominique R. bleu

14- Valérie P.

15- Fabienne S.

16- Chantal O.S.

17- Anne-Marie A ...

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High Tea at RAAF Glenbrook - Friday 28th April....... from Aussie Hero Quilts

Hi all, 
The RSVP date for our invitation to attend RAAF Glenbrook for morning tea on Friday 28 April has been and gone.   

The following people are on the list and will be admitted to the base.   If you have emailed me and I have not included you in the list please forward your original email to me, and also to Bridget ([email protected]), no later than midday tomorrow (Monday) in order to be added to the list. I have asked you to include Bridget as I am heading away tomorrow and may not have internet for a ...

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the source of scraps from Wonkyworld

Hawaiian scrap quilt, c. 1970, 54" x 66"
This Hawaiian scrap quilt is coming soon from an Etsy seller in Eugene, Oregon. It is very much like a lot of the examples I have found so far, but the fabrics are slightly older than most. Does that mean it is an older quilt? Not necessarily.

Early in my search, I saw signs of the early mid-century in Hawaiian scrap quilts, particularly the fabrics. My idea about the period of scrap quiltmaking in Hawaii originally included the 1940s and 50s, but up to this point I have not collected any examples ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction


I’ve had some goodies come my way.

I have a blog reader named Sue from Manchester, Iowa.  She recently took a quilt to my friend Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations to be quilted.  With it she brought goodies for me.  Aren’t the bright colors awesome?


The two pieces at the top are flannels.  I’m hoping to use them for some baby burp cloths.  I’ve been wanting to make some and haven’t gotten to it.    THANKS so much Sue.  I really appreciate it.  I hope you love the job Carla did on your quilt.  I think ...

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Hello! and goodbye... from From Blank Pages . . .

I looked at my blog the other day and realized that I haven't posted anything since December.

"Oh, oops." Maybe I should fix that.

First let me fill you in on all the happenings around here...

First of all, we moved. From northern Idaho to North Dakota. We found out right around Christmas time, started packing the first of January, and left Idaho on the 14th. We arrived in North Dakota and stayed in a hotel for a week and then moved in to our new place.

We absolutely LOVE it here! We missed the really cold weather, and ...

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Hands2Help - Time for Guest Blogger Kat!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's Sunday, and time for us to welcome another guest blogger for the Hands2Help Challenge!  This week, we will be hearing from Kat Drinkwater, who blogs at Kat & Cat Quilts.  Kat runs one of last year's H2H charities, Covered in Love, and she's going to tell us about her experience with Hands2Help.  I can't wait for you to hear from her, so I'll let you get right to her part - but be sure to stick around all the way to the end of the post to see some of the results of this ...

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It's time For A Give A Way from Quilting Corner

If you are interested, please leave your name and e-mail address in the comments so I can contact you if you win.  If you are a member let me know so  I can put your name in twice.

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Many Recent Projects from Sylvia Stitches

Been stitching whenever  I can, but haven't posted the pics of many projects.  For project ideas and inspiration, here is a collection of what's been under my needle, but not shown before.

Easter Table Runner
From Advanced Embroidery Designs, I made this Easter Table Runner with free standing lace.  This project took a lot of thread!  Each design took well over an hour to stitch.  I used the same Floriani polyester embroidery thread in the top and bobbin for each.  Each designs required a few bobbin changes as well.
The website included detailed instructions on how to make ...

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Another finish! from WAZOO! Newsbits

I finished quilting the custom quilt I have been working on this week.I must say, it looks wonderful! The fabrics and pattern seemed Egyptian to me, so no feathery frou-frou on this quilt. Very geometric quilting.

Here it is!

I wish the metallics showed up better.

These blocks are in the corners

The metallic thread should add some sparkle under the right lighting.

A peek at the back
After work, I tried taking a picture of the red roses with my phone instead of the camera. Maybe its me...they still look pink in pictures! I swear to you ...

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Slow Stitching from The Cozy Quilter

On Saturday, Karen and I went to the Embroiderer's Guild show in London (Canada).  We all sorts of wonderful hand stitching projects including cards, book covers, fidget blankets, ornaments, knitting, tatting, and wall art.  I was ready to grab my phone and take some pictures when I saw the sign...No Photograhs.  You will just have to take my word for it...the show was inspiring!  

I did some more sewing in the car this week.  

I finished two more plus signs.  

I'm also making 140 4" square bean bags for a weighted blanket.  Each one is hand ...

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Paper Trail Quilt from Curlicue Creations

Today I'm featuring the Paper Trail quilt.  This quilt and pattern appear in the May/June 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine.

Quilt Stats:

Size:  48" x 60"
Block Size:  12"
Fabric:  Compositions, by Moda
Batting:  The Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut, by Superior Threads

All the blocks in this quilt are constructed in the same way.  The same dark fabric is used in every block.  The same light fabric is used in every block,  A different gray is paired with both the dark and light fabrics in each block to give the quilt a dynamic feel.  The piecing ...

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Hour Glass Trellis Quilt Top from Sunshine in the Attic

Just finished flimsy waterfall backdrop.
What a difference a day makes.
Yesterday there was a snowstorm and today it's sunny and nice.

The parent squares are 12 1/2" sewn diagonally and cut to get 2 HSTs.  Then iron open hst.  Place two different HSTs rst and again sew and cut on the diagonal to get an 11 1/2" unfinished hour glass blocks.  Sashing is 2" strips.

Here's yesterday's snowstorm.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts

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A Quiet Saturday - Compared to Others! from Quilting My Way

We were both up early today. I had trouble sleeping. My hip was hurting.

We went to our usual place on a Saturday. We had a good time. We didn't stay long. lol

I forgot to show this yesterday. The deer was at Cherrill's when I went to help her. I scared it when I came around the corner from the road.

Came home and watched TV. We watched 2 movies. One from the 1940's and one from 2000's.

I was able to get the "y" done and the penguin. It's coming along great. I ...

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SAL update from Susan P Blog

Not much needlework happened here, just a bit of crocheting for a throw blanket. But a lot of hard work has gone into the catio and we moved in this morning </p>
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Thirty Year Sampler from Fret Not Yourself

What can I say that you don't already know? We've all heard the adage "the longest journey begins with the first step," but starting wasn't the problem. Consistency was.

All are traditional blocks for which I drafted and cut plastic templates. Then I pieced each by hand. In 1989. After that it seemed logical to hand quilt. Elaborate feathers were planned but I took this on a data shoot to work on in the evenings. Since the light was bad I just stippled everywhere. Now that seems like a lost opportunity. And I also lost interest.

I ...

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Fun and easy pillow from Northern Deb Quilts

Front entry pillow is done ...check off another completed project. The block is called raspberry kiss. I spotted a similar pillow on Pinterest that I just loved. Love Pinterest! 

This is supposed to be where I was going to put this pillow but I've changed my mind...I like it better up in the TV room so I'll be searching for another inspiring pattern to make.

I loved how easy this was to's just like making a mini quilt EXCEPT when you get ready to bind it, make the zippered back panel, put them wrong ...

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