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February 5, 2023
One Dachshund Stitched from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We were so busy yesterday. There are so many days when, at the end of the day, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is all I can think of. Yesterday we decided to move one of the recliners out of the downstairs family room and replace it with the one from the sewing room....

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

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Surprise on the design wall............. from Exuberant Color

Surprise! I started another new quilt.  The back story:  I have been cleaning off a table to prepare for basting and the cut pieces for the Snail's Trail blocks were one of the things on that table.  I cut them about 2 weeks ago and rather than shuffling the pieces to another location to work on at a later date, I pieced the 12" blocks.  The fabric is Wishwell Weather Report and I made a top last year with the same fabric. That one is in limbo while I decide if I want to make it larger with more ...

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Un quilt along pour débutantes mais pas que… from Atelier de Cocopatch

Bonjour à toutes, je me suis laissée tentée par un quilt along (#6spatchwork) organisé sur Instagram par une jeune patcheuse Marianne, qui veut faire du patchwork moderne. J’estime que tout ce qui peut permettre de mieux faire connaitre ce style est le bienvenu et est à encourager. Donc j’ai fait les premiers blocs comme demandé …

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Stitching Stuff: Week 5 of 2023 from Life In Pieces

The first month of 2023 is in the books, now it's time to see how well we all do at moving our various projects along in this shortest month of the year. 

My stitching week got off to a delayed start due the trip to Fort Worth, TX to meet up with Grad Girl.  I drove home in freezing fog/drizzle last Sunday. The defroster was on high the whole 2 hour drive home to keep the windshield free of ice. Thankfully the roads didn't get bad till after I got home. After that drive I wasn't ...

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Project QUILTING 14.3: 54-40 or Fight from Goer

This week the Project QUILTING challenge was based on a traditional block, 54-40 or Fight.

As the week progressed with no progress, my quilt plans got smaller and smaller. I finally made it into the studio with less than 12 hours left to the deadline.

I used the traditional block as a springboard and pulled some fabrics in a palette I enjoyed. I opted for a grid-based design instead of piecing the 4-patch units. Taking creative liberties I omitted the 4-patch in the center, in favor of a single square.

Then I improv pieced the triangle units before deciding that ...

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A bee - from A Left-Handed Quilter

And his friend -   And some wide open spaces -  Are on the rest of this "row" -   Before I get to the other side -  With more flowers and leaves - I couldn't decide what I wanted to quilt - In the wide open spaces - So I spent some time sorting and organizing stuff - While I pondered - ;))Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

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PQ 14.3 – Fifty-four Forty or Fight from Words & Stitches

The challenge this week for Project Quilting ws the traditional block 54-40 or Fight. There’s a great history of the block on the Persimmon Dreams blog. It’s a block I’ve always liked, especialy the optical illusion of curves created when you use an alternate block. I had a fasle start with this one, I actually starting cutting out a different size block from other fabrics but it wasn’t sparking any joy. My friend found a photo online of a very scrappy version and I decided to scale down to 9 inch finished blocks. Primarly, I did ...

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A New Book from Quarter-Inch Capers

Actually it’s an old book. When I took the workshop on quilt borders, the instructor said if she could only own one quilt book, it would be Pieced Borders by Judy Martin and Marcia McClosky. 

It was published in 1994, and I was able to find a used copy on Amazon for $7.00. I just received it, and it’s in good condition. 

The first half is a lot of text with color pictures of quilts with various borders.

Sorry about the glare. It’s late here and I’m having to rely on the overhead lighting.

The ...

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Noah’s Ark Stitchery from Romany Quilting

Slowly but surely, my Noah’s  Ark stitcheries are coming along.  In between traveling and sightseeing I’ve enjoyed some stitching time outside in the warm weather.  Or I should say “hot”, as some of the afternoons have been very hot indeed.  Here is my latest little finish, two lions and two blue birds  waiting their turn to climb aboard the Ark.  I must say that they seem to be a pair of rather strange looking lions indeed.  But Noah chose them, so they must be OK.


Stitching outside in the afternoon

The lion block is the fourth one I ...

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A Change of Pace from Quilts....etc.

Today I will not turn the sewing machine on but instead I will work on Norkio’s Star and knit a little bit.  Maybe take a walk as well.  After 3 or 4 days of sewing machine piecing I need a break from it – so for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy’s Quilts it will be […]

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Community Quilts from Karin and Patty from Jo's Country Junction

Karin, a longarm finisher, has teamed up with Patty, a prolific quilt top maker, to share some awesome quilts with us. Karin writes “Good morning Jo! Today, we are back on the quilt parade, courtesy of Patty K and friends, in West Palm Beach, Florida. First up we have this bright and cheery batik patchwork …

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Something Old, Something New - An Oldie, But A Goodie! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

As I write this, I am sitting by the pool on an airport hotel rooftop, enjoying sunshine, blue skies, lovely warm temperatures, and the sound of airplanes taking off in the background!  My husband is in meetings all day, and I can't think of a better time and place to write some of these upcoming tutorials, so here I am.  

I have to admit that I have been putting off writing these tutorials for a couple of weeks now, but being able to do it out here takes out all the drudgery!  So now, let's move ...

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geht das? is this ok? from quilts und mehr

Möchte einen neuen Quilt nähen. Dabei fielen mir meine Ecoprint Stoffe  ins Auge. Wer mich kennt, weiss Ecoprint ist nicht wirklich mein Ding, aber vielleicht jetzt? Wenn ich diese schönen natur Töne mit Knallrot kombiniere? Werde mir das noch ein wenig setzen lassen

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0205 Lady of the Lake Quilt Block Tutorial | Block of the Day 2023 | AccuQuilt | Free Quilt Pattern from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Lady of the Lake Quilt Block Tutorial

Lady of the Lake Quilt Block 12"

Fabric Cutting Chart


Happy quilting!

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Working On Labels from Quilting My Way

Today I was up early. I couldn't go back to sleep. It was the day I wanted to sleep in....just my luck. I thought today I would have a day to myself or just Patrick and I. No such luck. Patrick walked me through our taxes. We filed our taxes today and waiting to get moms stuff so we can file hers too. 

Debbie came over in the afternoon and we got her set for her new QOV program test. It's done and now we will both be able to enter information. Also got a quilt request ...

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Working On My Wings from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up early again. Hate the sun when it comes through my window. I even tried to use my blinders but that didn't work either. So, I got up. 

Played games this morning. Got laundry going as well. I folded more clothes and kept busy with my puzzle. 

This is the left side of what I did. 

This is the right side. I put the puzzle piece boards on top of the puzzle before I realized I needed to take a photo. I was surprised at how much I got done today and I wasn't ...

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December 2022 Meeting Recap from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

In our final guild meeting of the year we welcomed new friends and celebrated the holiday season.

Our President, Maren, started the meeting by offering a special welcome to our new guild members and guests. Theresa gave everyone a reminder about our guild project to make quilts for Our Little Roses in Honduras; the deadline for donations is June 2023. 

Maureen Wirth announced that she has delivered a bundle of 23 baby quilts to Room To Grow. The staff at Room To Grow were delighted to receive the quilts, which will be gifted to local families in NYC. A big ...

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January 2023 Quilting Retreat from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

In January 2023, a group of NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild members traveled to beautiful Ossining, NY for three days of sewing and socializing at our annual winter quilting retreat.

As always, the sewing room buzzed with activity, the snack table was laden with treats and the fabric scraps table overflowed with bounty. It was great fun to see such a wide variety of quilts-in-progress -  plus some finished quilts too...

As part of the weekend's festivities, we held a yankee gift swap...

We also held an 'orphan block amnesty' and ended up with a bumper crop of orphan blocks ...

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How to Make Yardage from your Quilting Scraps from Craft Gossip

This is a fun way to make new ‘yardage’ by Scrap Fabric Love.  She shows you how to make yardage from one color from irregularly shaped quilting scraps. 

Using scraps for quilting is a fun and creative way to make new yardage of all one color from irregularly shaped pieces of fabric. This not only helps you use up those leftover scraps, but it also saves you money and adds an interesting texture and color variation to your projects. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, incorporating scraps into your quilting projects can be a great way ...

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