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May 23, 2017
more gardening from Wonkyworld

There were violets growing in the gaps between stones in my back yard path. Originally, moss was planted in those spots, but it never did well there and eventually died.

The violets sprung up in place of the moss. The only thing was the violets were growing a little tall, so I moved several of them over to the side.

Maybe the violets will be happy there, and maybe I will be able to finally rid the area of grass and weeds. It's amazing how those plants show up in my yard, just like magic. It's OK, though ...

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Hands2Help Quilt On Its Way! from Mountain Quiltworks

Today is a special day!  I get to box up this quilt and send it off to a good home!  I'm participating in the Hands2Help Challenge, organized by the terrific Sarah Craig, Confessions of a Fabric Addict. She has enlisted the help of a record-setting number of quilters to whip up some gorgeous quilts to brighten the lives of others. What an angel! This is a quilt that I made from my stash. I

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May 23, Singer 247 from Generations Quilt Patterns Blog

This is a machine that I bought when I was in the Army and overseas. To me, it is the Featherweight 221 with zig-zag and 3-needle positions. I bought

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Phone book foundation piecing from Cut Stitch and Piece

Earlier this year, I was able to get my hands on a Layer Cake of With Glowing Hearts by Grace Noel before it was sold out from pretty much everywhere. I'm using this gorgeous line of fabric to create a commemorative quilted throw to mark Canada's 150th birthday this year.

with glowing hearts fabric by grace noel

I decided to make my quilt using the Hunter's Star quilt block because I love the block and it ties in with Canada's fur trade history. Hunting and trapping, especially beaver, was how Canada began.

hunter's start block

There are several ways to make a Hunter's Star block ...

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New Free Embroidery Pattern- Home Tweet Home from Jacquelynne Steves

Here is my latest free embroidery pattern, called Home Tweet Home. There’s no place like home- even if you’re a little birdy! Wouldn’t this be cute on a dishtowel? You could also use it for a coloring sheet. Get my coloring tips in this video, and tips for using watercolor pencils in this video.

What other ideas do you have for this pattern? Let us know in the comments!!

(Embroidery videos here, here, and here.)

Click here for a printable PDF of this pattern. 

The post New Free Embroidery Pattern- Home Tweet Home appeared first on Jacquelynne ...

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Heart and Angel Quilt from Mel's quilting blog

A little while ago I asked for help making hearts for a quilt for my Mom.
I was embroidering angels to go into the quilt with her.
That's what the other quilt is like.
But, I am now without my embroidery machine. :(
It broke yesterday.
Seems since I took it to be cleaned by this one service center, I've had nothing but trouble.
Hoping my normal place can figure out what is wrong with it.
It's too big to be transporting too often.
So, if anyone else is willing to make some hearts, there is still time ...

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Clay Court one of our new patterns! #Claycourtquilt... from Wolf Creek Quilting

Clay Court one of our new patterns! #Claycourtquilt #rainbowquilt #quiltmarket #sassafraslane #trianglequilt #scrappyquilt #fussycutting (at America’s Center)

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A Little Designing and a Little More from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

Some days, when I am not busy making things, I love to sit and play with Electric Quilt software. I have EQ7 and it is amazing what you can do with it.  While looking for a way to add in a single strip all the way across a quilt design, the option of a horizontal strip quilt came up.  It is a lovely option and playing with it for a bit yielded this design that I call "To the Nines."

This quilt has 17 strips or rows in it. Each solid divider is a row also.  Once you use the ...

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I'm Sew In Love With Craig's List!! Check Out My New Serger/Featherweight Desk! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Craig's List Score!
I'm not just excited, folks -- I'm GIDDY.  But let me back up: Unless you're brand-new to my little corner of the Internet, you know that an APQS Millenium longarm quilting machine on a 12' frame followed me home last month, and I've been working on purging and reorganizing my studio not just to make room for the longarm machine but to create a new setup that works for me both visually and functionally.  I need to maximize space without piling up so much furniture that I feel like I'm working in ...

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Photo Challenge day 23 from Adventurous Quilter

 Again and Again

My go-to fun, quick, easy pattern to use up scraps or make quick scrappy quilts is a disappearing four patch! This is one I am working on at the moment, I have 24 of the 25 blocks make.

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string piecing magic from Making A Lather

I had time for a little bit of string piecing this weekend. I used my singer treadle I sure know how to make a mess.

I needed 32 whole blocks by my count.Then I will cut them diagonally for 64 1/2 square triangles. These are all trimmed and de- papered. I was aiming for 8 inch square but the phone book wasn't that big so these were trimmed to 7 1/2 inch square. I can't believe how quickly these blocks were finished while I was treadling away.

I am aiming for making this quilt that ...

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Motivational Monday from Mel's quilting blog

Blue Stars and Stripes into top
I'm working on this one, but it didn't get done this week.

Quilt Test Quilt
It is done, but I can't show you a photo, but here is the back.

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler

Quilt Music quilt - S
Here is the music quilt ready to trim and bind.
Quilt Music quilt - W

Finished binding Gray Stars and Stripes

Pillows for gifts

22-28 May 2017
Blue Stars and Stripes into top
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler Block J
Sparkling Sampler Block H
Bind Music quilt ...

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Addie’s Tallulah is Finished! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is my final project for the Junior year at Loopy Academy. I got my first two projects finished right off the bat – an Ombre Quintet and Reverse Psychology. Those two were harder for me so I did them first. I don’t usually wait til the last minute to meet deadlines and really, I...

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Oversized Hopscotch from Tamarack Shack


This is one of our Quilt Guilds quilts and it is a flannel quilt made with the Oversized Hopscotch pattern by The Quilt Patch.   This was purchased as a Fat Quarter bundle from Fabriculous in Gimli, MB.  Love the shades of purple, teal and grey. 


The pantograph is called Dazzle, the thread is a purple So Fine and the batting is Quilters Dream Blend.


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People Are Finally Talking About It from Eric the Quilter

this kind

Finally, after several days, people have begun to speak out. I am thankful people are finally talking about the issue. We have to take a stand against bullying, and the only way to do so is acknowledge that this attack on people was bullying. The group of people who wrote these hateful and hurtful comments are now trying to say they are the victims and outing them as bullies, in itself, was bullying… Gaslighting much?

The only way to deal with bullies, is to stand up and say something! Silence is not the answer! I’ve seen quite a few ...

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Allium Bag :: Progress from Alamosa Quilter

Well that didn't take very long! I have finished the embroidery on the front of my Allium bag and now I'm ready to put it together.

I love the before and after embroidery on these projects!

There is some velcro that goes inside this bag at the bottom to hold the zipper pouches in place. I've ordered it but at the time of writing this it isn't here. I haven't read through the assembly instructions yet so I don't know how far I can get with the bag assembly before I need to add ...

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Let’s Ruler Quilt a Tote bagDo you remember the tote bag I made... from Living Water Quilter

Let’s Ruler Quilt a Tote bag

Do you remember the tote bag I made with Blithe Fabics by  Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics? If not, review the original Blithe Fabrics Blog Hop quilt and tote posts.

This cute and functional tote bag is the next ruler Quilt along project.


The ruler quilt along will include access to the Lydia tote pattern and step-by-step instructions quilting the tote bag with a straight acrylic ruler. Begin with reviewing the supply list and recommended quilting tools.


Some of the supplies are Soft and Stable by Annie, Westalee Design 12″ Curve C12-2 ...

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Christine's Kitchen QAL {Week 10} from Little Bunny Quilts

Welcome back to Week 10 of the Christine's Kitchen QAL! Today we're making the pieced border for our quilt!

The most important thing about making pieced borders is making sure that you've accurately made your quilt center and that you accurately make your pieced border -- size matters, cutting accuracy matters, seam allowance matters.

You'll need a total of 92 background and 92 print fabric squares to make 46 four patches for your pieced border. I strip pieced my pairs of background and print fabrics (always pressing to the print fabric) from the large scraps I had ...

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Stunning Circle Quilt for MQG Challenge Pt 1 from Pink Doxies

"Finding Center"

The Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild issued a challenge to all members for minis to display in the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in September 2017. (PNQE) For months I wracked my brain for a fun project, and then settled on a project from a Craftsy class I'd recently watched. It's based on a 25" 9 Degree Circle Ruler designed by Marilyn Doheny, though Andi Perejda presents the class. 

Stunning Circle Quilt

This class is very well presented, and easy to follow. I've watched it several times as it is a completely new technique to me, and ...

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Day tripping from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I don't even know where to start. Yesterday was an amazing day - everywhere we turned or where we went there was something spectacular to see.

We were up early (again, I didn't sleep all that well) and on our way to the airport.  I had booked a van to take the four of us to the airport so we could pick up our rental car (I mean standard size SUV). There wasn't that much traffic in the morning (despite it being rush hour), although we did have trouble getting into the car rental place.  The front entrance ...

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