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May 22, 2022
Svijeti teksas za ljeto from Milka's Sewutopia

 Posto je ljeto uveliko stiglo a ja po obicaju kasnim za trendovima i sezonama  uspjela sam samo dvije svijetle torbe sasiti. Naravno, njih sam odmah prodala!

Neobican oblik torbe ali veoma praktican. Kombinacija svijetlog teksasa i cvijetnog pamuka!

Orginal Leviske takodjer sa cvijetnim dezenom.



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Lots more to sew............. from Exuberant Color


This is one block from each combination that is sewn so far.  I think I have about 275 blocks sewn.  I still haven't decided on a layout and just put them up in color groups for now on the design wall.








This is the last bunch I have paired up.  All but 2 piles contain 4 strips of one value and one strip of the opposite value (dark/light).  There is enough here for 32 more combinations which is about 176 blocks.  Some groups will yield 5 blocks and others will yield 6, depending on the length of the ...

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The last two - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Sets of blocks are sewn -  For my Upstairs/Downstairs - Pastel Brights -   And here's a collage of all eight sets -  G-photos arranged them -Contrary to my order of selection - sorry -   Anyway - all eight sets of blocks are sewn -  Now for the layout -  I'm thinking of doing something simple -  Since they all look alike to me - LOL -  Maybe Set #1 as Row #1 - going Upstairs -  And Set #2 as

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Another One Ready to Quilt from Quarter-Inch Capers

I know I was working on this one sometime in the fall. 


The last post I can find on it is here. I didn't finish it, but was waiting to get all my stash unpacked to see if I had something that work for the borders. I still feel like I should have something that would work, but I couldn't locate enough of any one thing. The top without borders is 81' x 81", so I would need around a yard and a half do a reasonable size border.

I found a red and gold batik at the ...

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Community Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

Oh HAPPY DAY!!  I have quilts from Ronda to share with you today.

Ronda writes:
The first top was sent to me from LaNan E. of Primghar, Iowa. With the sports balls print fabric, it will be perfect for a boy’s quilt. The orange plaid backing fabric came from my friend, Evie H. of Los Angeles, California. This quilt finished up at 48 X 68 and was donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Up next…

Linda in Tucson, Arizona sent this colorful split 9-patch, along with the fabric I used for the binding. The backing fabric came from Diane ...

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Hands2Help Quilt Parade Part 2 from The Academic Quilter

 Hello everyone, and welcome to the second part of our quilt parade for Hands2Help!
 

We have more eye candy this week, but just a reminder that next week, May 29, is the final link party for you all to show off your fun donation quilts. We have more than 300 quilts counted already, so I'm expecting some really pretty things to look at next week. 

While we're at it, don't forget to fill out the form so we can get a good count of all the quilts made for our challenge. The form is right HERE and ...

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Quilt Retreat....Day 5 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Look at this gorgeous Quilt ! 


My aunt made this and I fell in love with it...

I foolishly decided I needed to make it too !



I have been working on this on Mondays

@ the Quilt Palace:


Reflected Harmony

Quilt Kit





16 different fabrics....neatly labeled




Here we go.....Month 1:






Month 2:








Months 1 and 2.....on the Design Wall




Here it is Day 5 of the Quilt Retreat:


I whipped out Month 3 and began cutting...




There was so much cutting to do,

I just had to find a way to 

organize all of the pieces:


Zip Loc bags ...

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Fran’s Five Patches 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting, but I don’t ever see myself making such a pink quilt!

Not a lot less pink, but this one would be much easier to live with!

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Quilt Retreat....Day 4 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Just had to start out with Linda's

wonderful Pumpkin Seed quilt top: 


She started this a year ago and has been

diligently stitching on it every Monday...






Yes, each petal is surrounded with Ric Rac






Larissa is putting together her very first

Log Cabin Quilt top...





Debbie is making this Jelly Roll Hobo Bag...





It was FUN watching her stitch all of these

gorgeous batiks




The Quilt Palace Kitty

enjoyed chasing these long tubes

as Debbie stitched them.....yikes!





Here is the body of the bag

waiting for a handle...





Inside Pockets...





Finished Hobo Bag....Wonderful !




This is what ...

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Sewing Machine UFO and a Baby Quilt Top from The Cozy Quilter

I tackled a UFO this week--they will not get done unless I work on them!  I participated in a round robin with some members of the Toronto Modern Guild last summer and made a wall hanging out of my centre block with a spool border made by Terri. The other borders/blocks will be used in future projects. I found some appropriate backing fabric and pieced some batting scraps before pin basting and quilting it with my walking foot. My slow stitching project this week was sewing the binding down. It is the same fabric as the background gray around ...

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May 21, 2022
Rolo Brownie Cups from Jo's Country Junction

Today I’m telling you about a “cookie” I often make around Christmas time.  I make them in mini muffin tins.  I don’t know why I don’t make them more often.  I think the main reason is that I forget to buy Rolo candies and they are one of the main ingredients in these cookies.

Last year at Christmas time I had bought Rolos with the intention of making these.  Then I got sick and was on the diet so couldn’t eat them…so I didn’t make them.  The other day I saw the Rolos in ...

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Friday check in: a field trip with quilts from With Strings Attached

Back in January Mary (Zippy Quilts) wrote this post about the Ken Burns quilt collection. I looked it up and found out the exhibit's next venue was Peoria, opening March 5 and closing June 5.  I thought I'd meet a downstate friend and combine the museum with fabric shopping, but we never firmed up plans. I thought I'd create an itinerary to visit other downstate sites that I never seem to have time to see.   Meanwhile gas prices have soared and my calendar has filled up.  Now or never!  We went yesterday about 8:45 and got ...

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Positivity 2022 - Schedule from Sew Preeti Quilts

Dear Quiltmakers,


Thank you for joining the Positivity QAL.  Here is a suggested schedule for the QAL so that you can pace yourself and stay on track.  There will be three linky parties, shown in red below. 

1. May 29, 2022 - QAL Launch - Block Tutorial and Fabric Requirements

2. June 5, 2022 - Finalize your fabric picks, block and layout etc.

3. June 12, 2022 -  Complete cutting fabrics

4. June 19, 2022 - Complete Blocks 1-20

5. June 26, 2022 - Complete Blocks 21 - 40. Linky Party to share your progress

6. July 3, 2022  -   Complete Blocks 41 - 60

7. July 10, 2022 ...

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» Needles and Pins

 Smallest garden ever…


We are moving but not sure just when so I only planted a few items this year. Our best gardens ever were when Cliff would hoe up a 4’ X 20’ space in our back yard and I’d mix in lime and 10-10-10 fertilizer and water away. Sunflowers

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Another ending .... from Winter Wanderings

It is that time when summer is beckoning .... schools are winding down, teachers and custodians are cleaning classrooms, bulletin boards are being disassembled ....

But I took a break from the cleaning and final lesson planning to make a small gift for my 10 young students this year.  Each child selected the colorful zip-pouch they liked best and then picked out a new pair of sunglasses to tuck inside. I love sending them off with a little something made by me and specially for this class. They are my first class back at the preschool where I first discovered my fascination ...

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creativity round up for the week from Not Afraid of Color

 

amid pieced blocks I added in an applique stem see?
 

This week has been full of art making and learning in many forms. I spent time in studio one working on the "growth" piece, as well as making a row (36" X 5" tall) of stems for the crocus piece. While sewing these I just look at contrast, use scraps which sometimes leads to 1/8th inch finished stems, color and line. 

I start with an idea, stems, and then let my artistic soul make the work. 

I watched several videos this week of interviews with Liz Gilbert and Ann ...

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Practice with Purpose from Essie's Quilts

If you’ve been following along our free motion quilting for beginners series, you know how important practice is.  And you probably have a pile of quilted fabric that you’re not quite sure what to do with. Some of them you’ll want to toss. Maybe you breathed new life into a piece by adding a second or third top layer and re-used the batting and backing. That’s a great $$ saver! Maybe your tension was so bad, the back looks like a nest. Go ahead and toss those!  They served their purpose!  You learned, you gained skills, you ...

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Practice with Purpose from Gwen's Quilts

If you’ve been following along our free motion quilting for beginners series, you know how important practice is.  And you probably have a pile of quilted fabric that you’re not quite sure what to do with. Some of them you’ll want to toss. Maybe you breathed new life into a piece by adding a second or third top layer and re-used the batting and backing. That’s a great $$ saver! Maybe your tension was so bad, the back looks like a nest. Go ahead and toss those!  They served their purpose!  You learned, you gained skills, you ...

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Purrfect Start from ... Cat Patches

There were Mans here yesterday, and kitties do not like invaders into their purrsonal space. They couldn't even show their faces until the Mans left for lunch. Then, they ventured out purrudently mindful of anything that looked out of place. Despurrate times call for good friends to stick together.



Nothing much happens around here until I get in my morning slow-stitching. Mans, or no mans, I will not be deterred from each morning's mission. Yesterday's was to finish off this section. The three English daisies were already stitched, but I needed to finish off the "scroll work ...

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Purrfect Start from Cat Patches

There were Mans here yesterday, and kitties do not like invaders into their purrsonal space. They couldn't even show their faces until the Mans left for lunch. Then, they ventured out purrudently mindful of anything that looked out of place. Despurrate times call for good friends to stick together.



Nothing much happens around here until I get in my morning slow-stitching. Mans, or no mans, I will not be deterred from each morning's mission. Yesterday's was to finish off this section. The three English daisies were already stitched, but I needed to finish off the "scroll work ...

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