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November 13, 2019
Playing Catch-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

No, I haven't dropped off the planet.  We've been gone though; we traveled to New England to visit family the week before last and it seems as though I have been playing "catch-up" ever since. We happened to be gone during the time of the return to standard time; this was Hannes' reaction, he fell asleep while waiting at his dinner dish, at 3:30 PM! We had a good time being away, although the

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Playing Catch-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

No, I haven't dropped off the planet.  We've been gone though; we traveled to New England to visit family the week before last and it seems as though I have been playing "catch-up" ever since. We happened to be gone during the time of the return to standard time; this was Hannes' reaction, he fell asleep while waiting at his dinner dish, at 3:30 PM! We had a good time being away, although the

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NEW COLOR MASTER ELEMENTS! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Another day, another announcement of exciting news! If you’ve been a follower on the blog, you might’ve seen my series of the Color Master every month, where I feature a new color master and some patterns to go along with it. I’ve been really inspired by the boxes/bundles because they make it easier for a maker to be introduced to a new group of fabrics. Whether it’s a set of curated fabrics assorted by colors, or grouping by designer, there is a perfect little bundle ready for you to give it a try. 

Today it ...

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a male Army Veteran who quilts from Third Floor Quilts

Andrew Lee. "Shock and Awe." Based on the photo of the WWII flag raising at Iwo Jima. Pieced, one inch squares.
On view at the International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2019.
Veteran's Day has come and gone, but its never too late for a moving story about our veterans.

Andrew Lee speaking at the Tennessee Valley Quilters Association annual meeting in Smyrna, Tennessee. July 20, 2019.
On July 20, 2019, I was invited to give the keynote speech at the Tennessee Valley Quilters Association. The day-long event was held at a local school just outside of Nashville, in Smyrna. TVQA ...

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Experiences Vs. Stuff – Hot Air Balloon Ride and Tidying AGAIN! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week’s quilting podcast is taking on the fun topic – which is better Experiences or our STUFF? I have a lot of stuff and I’m tidying up my craft room yet AGAIN as I share the story of an amazing experience riding a hot air balloon. Enjoy watching this podcast here:

You can also listen to the podcast or download it to your computer using this player:

Click Here to sign up for the Goddess Book preorder list. I’m super sorry this had to be delayed another week. I caught a truly terrible cold and haven’t ...

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Vince Got Locked Out from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday morning Vince got up and it was 20 degrees out. He went out just after daylight to give Cat food. He gets up . . I never hear anything and I don’t even know he’s out of bed or out the door. I really do sleep so soundly. Next thing I know, someone is...

The post Vince Got Locked Out appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Make Your Own Best Press Citrus Spray Starch from Cut Stitch and Piece

I love Mary Ellen's Best Press Spray Starch. It helps my blocks press crisp and there's no starchy residue. The only downside is that it's way too expensive, especially here in Canada. Also, I don't like the smell of most of their scents; the lavender-scented spray smells like cheap men's cologne. I thought of using the scent-free Best Press, but it costs more than the scented. So, I

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Perfect 5 Quilt Along Week 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for Week 6 of the Perfect 5 Quilt Along for the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! This book is a celebration of one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. Our Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included.

We’ve been sewing two blocks every Wednesday from October 9 to December 4, and we have a fun lineup of bloggers who will be sharing their blocks (and other Perfect 5 inspired projects) with us during the event!

Perfect 5 Sampler ...

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Pin It Weekly #297 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's been a minute since we've met new followers. Here's Salma Shehada and her board on rugs and rug making.


A&Co CamelliaAlfombra de esparto - ECOdECO Mobiliario

nuLOOM Alexa Eco Natural Fiber Braided Reversible Circles Jute Area Rug (6' x 9') (Natural), Size 6' x 9'


These pins are from Amber Rush Moore's Quilts of Valor--a nod to this week's Veteran's Day. Thanks Amber!


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Amber's Quilts of Valor board impressed me. And just like that there's another section on "heart, quilts." For now it's the first one, but my OCD librarian tendencies will move it into ABC-order, so don't be surprised.
Quilt Show | Gems of the Prarie Quilt Guild

Road to Oklahoma - Free Quilting Pattern | Beautiful Skills - Crochet Knitting Quilting | Bloglovin’Every quilt has a story – but some you can sum up in a sentence and others are a little more complicated… Celebration Cake is one of those quilts whose story is a little more complicate…

Starry Path Quilt Kit - 84 x 84

These last ones come from Leesa Stroman. I love her color studies board. 

shades of green / blue / teal / aqua / mint / white / colour / ombre / rainbow / textilesBerry Bash begins with a lilac purple and changes to a deep berry-plum.

Teal Tide colour inspiration for Mamas and Papas #armadilloflip baby stroller and pram from newborn.

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DIY Plump Partridges – Christmas Bird Ornament from Craft Gossip

I love a scrap fabric pattern and this one is all about the Partridge. These dimensional scrap fabric birds are adorable. You can use them on a Christmas wreath or simply hang them in your Christmas tree. I also think these would make cute scented gifts too. Add a few drops of essential oils to the base and you have a scented hangup for closets, cars and stinky teenagers bedrooms.

You can see the full DIY tutorial here.

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The Quilty Kitties Choose The Thread from Life in the Scrapatch



"Good Morning, Quilters!
Quilty Kitty Nutmeg here helping Mommy choose the quilting thread for our project today."


"Quilty Kitty Maestro is helping me with this thready selection."


"Maestro really likes to try to hog the quilts, but she I love her.
She is very warm and snuggly ... like Mommy's quilts."


"We Quilty Kitties have made our important decision for the day.
Which thread do you think we chose?
What are your quilty kitty helpers working on today?"


"Happy Quilting" ... Nutmeg

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The New Hexagon 2 from Moda Lissa

One of the greatest things about my job is that I get the pleasure of meeting all kinds of talented people. I work with designers, writers, creators, publishers, and shop owners from all over the world. Impressive, right?

Very few people are able to successfully wear all of those hats at one time. In walks Katja Marek of Katja’s Quilt Shoppe. Ltd located in Kamloops, BC, Canada and blows my socks off with her 5th book from Martingale Publishing.

Katja invited me to take part in her Instagram book tour and Thursday, Nov. 14th is my day. I am ...

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Expedited Passports and Antique Mall Wanderings from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


LOL.  I am still laughing at this sign! LOL!

SO much of our lives can be filled with the good intentions of “helping” others – when really, unless they ask – DON’T OFFER! I really am working so hard to avoid the “You need to, you must, you really should, you ought to, or if it was me – or is it Or if it were I?” out of ANY conversation – unless that person is under 18 years old.

Anyone else who has made it to adult status can usually figure things out on their own, unless they ask.  We can’t ...

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An Evening Companion from Quilting Studio Adventures



I'm not a pet person, but I understand how holding or stroking an animal is soothing.  For me that sort of soothing comes from my hand quilting.  That's what I discovered around the time of my parents' death.

In a way the same is true for a quilt.  When I hold a quilt for a couple of hours most evenings, of course I get attached to it.  And this one?  I love.  This top is made from the leftovers of my  shot cottons.  The backing is a very smooth muslin, one of the few fabrics I have to ...

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Set Your Business GPS! from Professional Quilter

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Recently on my way to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I got caught in a mass of slow traffic. Anyone from these parts knows we only have one way to reach the beach, and that’s using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Annapolis. Its two spans date to 1952 and 1973 and can’t handle today’s traffic. Slow-downs and waits are a normal occurrence, particularly during the summer, so I try to time my trip to avoid them. Despite my best efforts, I was stopped.

Because of the nature of the journey, my GPS isn’t of much use. It ...

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purple lantern block from Making A Lather

I have another tiny tuesday block finished from the rainbow scrap challenge. I used a batting design board to lay the pieces the way I wanted them to go. I think the block was called lantern.


I sewed each row. The smallest purple went with the largest neutral, and so on.


And, then, I sewed the rows together. It needed a trim.


This blocks is set with a straight border finishing at 7 inches


We have had a big snow with single digit temperatures, We are not used to it this so early. But, it is so pretty, and, the ...

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Unicorn Books Unboxing from The Ruthless Crafter

I authored and self-published my very first three children's books. Enjoy my very raw and emotional unicorn books unboxing and keep reading for the story.

The post Unicorn Books Unboxing appeared first on .

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New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 11-12-19 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Country Home Fabric, by Anna Krajewski, for South Sea Imports. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is an allover floral print. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

Cuddle Kids decorative painting book. Good condition. Soft cover. 22 pages. Vintage 1992.

This beautiful book includes a General Instructions section, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include ...

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Guest Designer- Joanne of Canuck Quilter from Patchwork Posse

Color is one of Joanne best friends. You’ll get to know that once you read through her interview.

Her style and design is fun and quirky with a pile of color on top– but the color is usually restricted to a few and not many in one project or quilt. She also isn’t afraid of using dark color for the background to add a little more interest.  Along with the traditional patchwork she also designs in paper piecing- her most recent features snowflakes.

Don’t forget to check out her pattern this month – I’m sure you are ...

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Guest Designer- Joanne of Canuck Quilter from Patchwork Posse

Color is one of Joanne best friends. You’ll get to know that once you read through her interview.

Her style and design is fun and quirky with a pile of color on top– but the color is usually restricted to a few and not many in one project or quilt. She also isn’t afraid of using dark color for the background to add a little more interest.  Along with the traditional patchwork she also designs in paper piecing- her most recent features snowflakes.

Don’t forget to check out her pattern this month – I’m sure you are ...

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