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October 18, 2018
The Nebraska Mega Show & Share! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

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With a series of 6 workshops and 4 guild presentation events there is BOUND to be a plethora of wonderful eye candy urging you to get in there and FINISH YOUR PROJECTS!  Or start a new one! HA!

I was so impressed by the productivity of these fabulous quilters, willing to take on everything from large mystery quilts to even larger leader & ender projects – bringing blocks, tops in progress, quilts waiting for binding, all the way to bound and labeled.

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Linho Sweater – Progress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I finished the body portion of the Linho sweater. Nothing left but the sleeves! The sleeves should be fairly quick and easy . . just plain knitting. Maybe I’ll stick with this and get it finished soon but today, I’m back to working on unicorn mittens!

The post Linho Sweater – Progress appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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A Super Hero Finish from Val's Quilting Studio

This is a pretty "busy" finish...but with a two jelly rolls and a few 1/4 yards of superhero prints I was able to quickly put together this array of Super Hero fabrics together for our grand-guys 5th birthday quilt! His two requests: "Meme it has to have Captain America and Spiderman annnnddddd be long enough to cover my feet! My feet fall out of last year's quilt now!"

It finished measuring 53"x 68" and should be big enough this upcoming winter 
as he keeps his feet warm under it's soft, fleece backing of superheros.
(Notice ...

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Pretty Pincushion Tutorial & Remix from A Quilting Life

Pretty Little Pincushion Tutorial & Remix

Hello and happy Thursday!  Today I’m sharing a fun Fat Quarter Shop simple pin cushion project I filmed with them back in March of 2016.  I had a lot of fun filming this tutorial and was super excited when they emailed to let me know they were re-posting it!  So today I’m sharing my Pretty […]

The post Pretty Pincushion Tutorial & Remix appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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BLOG REMIX – Pretty Pincushion from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the Pretty Pincushion we did with Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life back in 2016! This is a fast and ...

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Sewing on from Art In Search

     One of the pieces I used in the art quilt presentation was this ongoing leaves quilt. I pin basted it and am doing big stitch with No. 8 Perle Cotton for the quilting. I find this type of hand quilting fun. It is portable, and I can take it when I have to wait somewhere.


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Favorite Brownies from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Brownies are pretty simple, but I'm a simple girl and I only had 6 boys on Friday so I switched out my planned dessert because I didn't want a lot of leftovers. I had everything for brownies so brownies it was. I mean what's a home without the ingredients for brownies on hand for those emergency brownie baking sessions? I imagine everyone has a favorite brownie recipe, but the boys REALLY loved

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Christine's Kitchen 2.0 {Finished Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

My Chrstine's Kitchen top -- version 2.0! -- is now ready for quilting!


I sewed together the three out of four of the rows of blocks right away. The last remaining row is the row containing the two flower blocks which stick out of the vases.


For my two applique blocks, I decided to make white daisies with blue centers. I made my flowers larger than the applique templates in the pattern, so I made two flowers for each block instead of three for each block. These fabrics, as well as the green stems and leaves, came out of my ...

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rug hooking from Making A Lather

Our rug hooking guild this week was a combined meeting and hook in. We are an atha ( Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists ) chapter. We are interested in increasing our membership. I have been meeting with these great ladies for almost 10 years now, And I am the young pup. haha.
I had a chance to add the football helmet to my Cleveland rug for the Cleveland browns.


Vivian is working on her rug of sheep. They are so cute.


My Granddaughters and I had a movie date to see Cinderella on the big screen and eat popcorn.
And we ...

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Information overload from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Would anyone like some dogs? They say that having one is OK, two makes life easier and three - well it adds to the mix. But not when the dogs are NEEDY! I now have two needy dogs. They are attention hogs, to say the least. But all is quiet at the moment, so I'm blogging.

I forgot to mention that in the bag of quilts that I received yesterday, there was a book and a pattern. I don't know where the items came from, but thanks to the person. Someone probably asked me if I wanted that book ...

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trying something new (weaving) from Sotak Handmade


I'm a firm believer in working hard and doing one's best but also in slowing down, taking things easy, relaxing, and doing things just for fun. I also think it's very, very important to try and learn new things. I've wanted to explore weaving for quite some time and this past week I finally made it a priority. Oh, it was fun! It feels great to be a beginner. You know, when you still don't know how things "should" be done so you dare to do it your way, when it's totally ok to ...

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Sunset from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This area really does have some gorgeous sunsets. We were out last night and caught a picture of this one. We walked out of a building and I said “Look at the gorgeous sunset. I think it says “welcome home” to me!” Vince would not agree. I think he’s ready for me to be back...

The post Sunset appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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{Thrift Shop Temptations} Not Saving the Stitches from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I've never seen unframed needlework at this store, but last week there were three pieces hanging with the linens. Now that I know where to look, I'll check back.

The stitching on this unpriced piece was meticulous.


I loved the colors of this one and thought about picking it up to incorporate into a tote bag or something useful, but the stitching just didn't look right.


 These three were just perfect, except for the cutesy captions. I love the roots and the shading on the leaves of the carrots. But I'm stubborn and would rather stitch ...

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Marking your quilt #1 from The Quilt Yarn

So I have made good progress until it came to the marking of my quilt. I am trying my brand-new Border stencils from Cindy Needham and needed to mark on a darker background, i.e. purple. I thought that my trusted blue water soluble markers were probably not such a good choice so I was hunting around in my sewing box for a white marker. For smaller marks and lines here and there I use the Sewline Ceramic pencil which works really well, but I did not think that was overly suitable for marking with a stencil. I do need ...

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Kleur! from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer




Prachtige kleurschakeringen waar ik erg van hou!

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Taking A Gamble from The Snarky Quilter

Way back at the beginning of 2018 I set myself a few quilting goals. One was to have my work accepted in an art show, not just a quilt show. To that end I mounted “Sunset on Main” on a … Continue reading

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from Quilts....etc.

This is a really interesting place – some of this “museum” is inside and a good portion of it is outside. Paths to wander through, More weird shape cacti Look at all the spines on this one – I really would not like to fall onto any of these!! This snake was behind glass in […]

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Looking through fabrics.......... from Exuberant Color

Just out of curiosity I decided to see if I had all 6 of the fabrics that were used in this quilt that I showed a few days ago (click photo for a larger view).  I had 3 of the 6 in the same colorway that was in the quilt.
I have the fish print in the blue and black backgrounds but not the red that they used.  There is one more print and I thought I had it but haven't found it in the red.  I have it in black.  More playtime is needed.

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une bidouille en passant…cordon clé USB from Atelier de Cocopatch

Bonjour à toutes! je suis du genre tête-en-l’air / pressée / bordélique ( cocher la réponse qui vous correspond aussi ! ). J’en oublie donc ma clé USB sur l’ordi de mon travail ou à la maison… bref… Afin de bien la repérer, j’ai choisie une nouvelle clé orange (il n’y avait pas rose, pff)…et … Continuer de lire une bidouille en passant…cordon clé USB

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Neutral scraps - from A Left-Handed Quilter

In this box look like they've been sorted through before - So I made piles of the various sizes as I pressed them - With a basket of TRIANGLES off to the right side - And strings too narrow to use behind that - The FQ and larger chunks in back with various shapes and sizes in the front - SELVAGES on the left - SOLIDS on the right - And not that many trimmings - YET - LOL - l)) I

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