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May 24, 2024
A Cardigan for the Autumn from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

It's finished!  The buttons are on, and the camera is still being thrown into confusion by the colour.  To photograph it I put it on an old curtain on the floor near a window, and when editing the colour I could not get the dark red right without the green of the background turning out too bright.  The red varies a lot depending on the light, looking really drab in electric light and interesting and cheerful in sunshine, so perhaps I should not complain too much about the camera throwing a temper.


Here are the yarns I used - the ...

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Nature's Narrative Workshop and Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi and welcome

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Castleton Quilt Kit from Craft Gossip

Experience the perfect blend of floral beauty and patriotic passion with the Isabella Castleton Quilt Kit. This meticulously curated kit includes the Castleton Quilt Pattern featuring an exquisite applique center surrounded by charming piecing in quilter’s cotton and wovens. Crafted with care, the kit offers paper templates for added convenience.

The finished quilt, measuring 67″ x 67″, showcases the timeless elegance of Isabella by Minick & Simpson fabrics, capturing the essence of red, white, and blue patriotism. From classic paisleys to charming plaids, the collection is a visual delight. The inclusion of wovens in the same palette adds depth and ...

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Friday - Finished or Not from My Sewing Room

No actual sewing happened on Thursday, but a lot of organizing of fabric occurred - in between work time shredding old paperwork for my husband's business. 

I did find time to lay out the Riley Blake Design challenge blocks I made for this year's sew-along.  There were 16 blocks released, but I've saved the previous couple of years' worth of block patterns in a binder.  So I went back through and chose 4 more blocks to add in with the 16.  I like a rectangular quilt much better than a square one.  No decision is made yet on ...

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Bjorn Bear from Night Owl Quilting

Reneta used the blocks from Elizabeth Hartman's Bjorn Bear quilt pattern to build this sweet baby quilt.

Reneta chose the Lilac pantograph and I think it was a great choice with the pink background fabric.

Reneta found the perfect alphabet print in her stash that made a really cute backing.  


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Quilting - Resumed! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

I shared a photo yesterday of my Eclipsed quilt in the machine yesterday -

But I didn't share with you how I got there!

Tuesday/Wednesday was a "Do or Die" kind of push to get it done.

Blocks were completed on Monday - and I was raring to go to get them together.

Quilting needed to happen - June is right around the corner.  I leave for Ireland/Scotland one week from this Sunday!
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Finished or Not Friday 5/24/2024 from Mel's quilting blog

        "Finished or not Fridays"

 1. Piece Off Kilter
It is in process but still needs to be put together.
Other things took priority this week.

2. I must also cut a peach and green quilt for more variety.
I am delaying on this one and have no idea why.

DONE 3. Quilt and bind Hope Hospice Guild Quilt
It is loaded to be quilted.

4. Stashbusters have already put out the May numbers.
I pulled the small fall quilt, and it is on the design wall.

5.  The last thing I did was going to be pillows.
The top is ...

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Check before you buy! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Well, I made out that list of things to do, but I didn't get to check any of them off yesterday, although I made progress on several things. The couple I worked on just generated more stuff to look at!

However, there are a couple of things that I need to address before I forget. I did look at the drawers in the desk. There are three of them. Here's the first one; it looks neat and tidy, so there are no changes. 

Drawer number one

Here's the second drawer, which is actually the top drawer. Hmm ...

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Lake Reflections - Quilt Pattern from Quilted Delights

Photo by Jerry Kiev of Island Batik

It's finally Friday, and I am excited to release the final pattern for this week's group of new pattern releases!  The pattern is called Lake Reflection and is on sale now until the end of May, along with Midnight Crossing and The Forest.  Visit my shop to see all three!

This quilt showcases the Island Batik fabric line Fire and Ice, an original collection by Claudia Pfeil. 

When I first saw this collection I was excited by the colors and designs and immediately wanted to create a new pattern to help ...

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2024 Swap Quilts Linky Party from Humble Quilts

Here is my sweet quilt from Beth! I love it so much! Thanks again!

We will share quilts you received. 

Please try and take a straight on photo so we can see them better online. 

If you cannot figure out how to add your received quilt feel free to send me a photo at and I'll post it.

Thank you to everyone who sewed and swapped!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Garden of Quilts Show Wrap Up from From My Carolina Home

Our quilt show was really fabulous, and a huge success judging by the number of people who came and the complements we were getting as guests left. I have just a few more quilts to show of ones that caught my eye, but not nearly the number I wanted to photograph. I just ran out of time. This view is from the balcony at the back of the hall looking toward the entrance. The quilts hanging from the railing above the floor are all Quilts of Valor in a special display.

The Best in Show award went to Susan Marra ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Scrappy bricks quilt pieced and quilted by me. Ready for binding. This block is also called the Potato Chip block. Quilted using the design Oil Spill from Longarm LeagueLongarm League.
I had some half-square triangles cut and ready to become a quilt. I carefully laid out the triangles and pieced them into this scrappy wonder. A great way to use up scraps! Both will be heading to Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by going directly to their website and ...

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Guild Sew Day from Quarter-Inch Capers

We had a great sew day at our guild meeting yesterday! Our regular business meeting was followed by a salad luncheon. I made a pasta salad and ham salad. 

I didn’t take a picture of the ham salad, but it was good. 

After lunch, we worked on charity projects. We had ladies cutting


And of course, most of us were sewing.

Some quilt tops got finished 

I finished mine, but I had pre-cut the fabrics the day before. I didn’t get a picture of mine, but I’ll try to take one tomorrow. 

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WIP from Happy Cottage Quilter

 Finally getting the border sewn down.


Happy Quilting!!

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Executive decision.............. from Exuberant Color

I liked the pink/green so well without a border that I decided the pink/blue would also not have a border.  It will be a small quilt.

Laundry and table top clean up were my projects yesterday plus watering the front garden.  2 waves of storms are headed this way today and I wonder if we will get any rain this time.


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Tea Party part 6 from Wendy's Quilts and More

Wow! It's been two and a half years since I worked on this quilt! But I'm going on holiday soon and I need some hand stitching to take with me. 

My quilt.

The full finished quilt designed by Wendy Williams

I have 4 tea cup blocks and 4 coffee cup blocks all prepped and just waiting for me to applique the flowers on.

So this week I've been cutting circle motifs out of fabrics and appliquing them to the wool felt in the evenings. I'm just building up a collection at the moment and will decide ...

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Friday finish - 2024 collector's heart from Just Sew Sue

I had made good progress on the 2024 Collector's Heart from Heart in Hand which I purchased from Peakside Needleworks earlier in the year. The pattern came with the required fabric and the butterfly button, but I was surprised that there was no thread. Fortunately, I had all the called for colours apart from one which I substituted with Weeks dye Works merlot. I had to stop my stitching at the end of April as I ran out of Classic Colorworks Licorice Red, Peakside Needleworks to the rescue again after they had a short holiday.

A little bit of ...

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aufgelöste Frau / women in solution from quilts und mehr

 Hier nun nochmals das Kunstwerk, welches inspirierte

Here once again the work of art which was inspiration

aufgelöste Frau 80 x 80 cm, 2023 / women in solution 31 x 31"

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Quilts and Flowers from Quilts....etc.

Amazing to think I got done with as much as I did today because I was sitting outside on the porch off and on with my kindle enjoying the mild weather after all the stormy weather we have had – the humidity was low and the high 80 – had to sit out and enjoy […]

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Cross Stitch Update from Jo's Country Junction

I spent time with Jerry over the weekend. It’s so hard we get zero time during the week so the weekend time when I typically stitch or sew passed without me getting much done. For example…here is where I was last week on my And God Saw project. Sadly, I didn’t even touch the piece. …

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