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August 3, 2020
The Quiet Road from From the Strawberry Patch...

There's a kind of quiet the descends on the house after children leave; it's a weird stillness that settles around you like a blanket, one that's impossible to shake off. You're aware of the hush all over again each time you pick up a forgotten Lego, book or sock from its resting place left in their wake. It's the same every time, sweet memories of time shared together filling up the empty spots

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The Quiet Road from From the Strawberry Patch...

There's a kind of quiet the descends on the house after children leave; it's a weird stillness that settles around you like a blanket, one that's impossible to shake off. You're aware of the hush all over again each time you pick up a forgotten Lego, book or sock from its resting place left in their wake. It's the same every time, sweet memories of time shared together filling up the empty spots

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Slow Stitching Sunday from Life in the Scrapatch


Sunday ended with some slow stitching for me and my quilty kitty helper.


We were sewing the binding to the back of my large Christmas Cushion Cover 


Kitty and I added snaps to close the envelope backing to my cushion cover.


If you are interested in how to make this type of cushion closure,
click below for my complete tutorial:


Here is the back of my finished cushion cover.
I like to make covers for my sofa toss pillows 
to update them for the season
rather than store them in my limited ...

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The Prayer of Abandonment from Quilt in Piece

Father, I abandon myself into your hands.Do with me what you will,Whatever you may do, I thank you.I am ready for all, I accept all.Let only your will be done in me,and in all creatures.I wish no more than this, Lord.I offer myself to you with all the love of my heart,for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,to surrender myself into your hands, without reserve,and with boundless confidence:For You are my Father.Amen. Sourced from “Travelling along the Anglican Way” Brother Charles de Foucauld of ...

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Aurora from Jean Swenson


Aurora
August 2020

Back in May, I joined Jacquelynne Steves Silver Linings QAL (quilt along). Each Monday, she would release a new block, for a total of twelve. There were also six  optional embroidery blocks as part of the project. Since I’m not overly familiar with embroidery, I only did one embroidered block. I used a coloring page for the pattern, and did an owl to work with my overall owl theme. Although the group QAL is ending this week, there is still time to download the block patterns here.

The first block was a nine patch, which I ...

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FREE Sew-a-long Starts TODAY! from Adventurous Quilter

If you have been wanting to start making your own clothes TODAY is the day to start! Pop to my free downloads website and download the first of 5 PDFs I will be releasing this week:
https://adventurousquilter.yolasite.com/Seasonal.php
Today is about fabric requirements and intro to french seams!

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Piecing Curves…it is possible even for me from Art and Quilting in Camden

Whoo-eeeee! Lookit those perfect seams… this was my second block, and I think it looks pretty durn good for someone who doesn’t really piece a lot! There are a few MINOR things I can fuss at (like the seam allowance on the center top spike is a skosh wide and the upper left corner edge isn’t perfect, but still! Fabrics are batiks and Bright White Cotton Couture from Michael Miller Fabrics.

Precision piecing has never been my strong suit, but I am — like Michaelangelo at age 80 — still learning. One of the things I’ve learned is that ...

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Last week-end from Wont to be Quilter


Hi friends!
Had great plans for this past weekend but got very little done. Still putting together to quilt.
Got that little done on Saturday.... Nothing yesterday, spend the afternoon talking to Kim and Richard.
Sis came over for a while , we sat on the back porch and talked. She was tested for the virus but she just has a bad summer cold.
She brought me this for Alisha for me to oil and test to see if it still sews. I oiled it yesterday
Haven't threaded it yet to see if it's good but the needle goes ...

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Last week-end from wont-to-be quilter


Hi friends!
Had great plans for this past weekend but got very little done. Still putting together to quilt.
Got that little done on Saturday.... Nothing yesterday, spend the afternoon talking to Kim and Richard.
Sis came over for a while , we sat on the back porch and talked. She was tested for the virus but she just has a bad summer cold.
She brought me this for Alisha for me to oil and test to see if it still sews. I oiled it yesterday
Haven't threaded it yet to see if it's good but the needle goes ...

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Week 21 from Keep me in Quilts

By my calendar, it is Week 21 of Corona-Crazy Times. Our family had a life-altering event in February and slid into home in March. We've learned to accept social distancing and mask wearing (and making) and finding new shows to watch on TV and walking. Our circle has stayed small, My Cute Husband continues to do all the shopping and I have been sewing and knitting ... a LOT of sewing and knitting.


There's been beach time and kayaking ...


Sewing room is still a mess ...


Knitting ...

  

Mask wearing ...


Masking making and cookie baking ...

  

And LOTS of quilting ...





We had ...

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Prim Sew Along - Bee Prepared!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Today is the day for the 
"Bee Prepared" 
post that I do in preparation for my
 appliqué sew alongs using my 
Sew Simple Shapes 
and my latest fabric collection.

This one is the 
PRIM SEW ALONG
and I'm so impatient for it to start!



We will be making the 
Prim Quilt which finishes at
 72" x 90"
It has twelve 16" appliquéd blocks
 which we will be using my 
Sew Simple Shapes to make...
and there are fourteen 
rotary cut and machine pieced 
Prim Steps Blocks for the borders...
and also four - 10" Prim Corner Stars
 that are rotary ...

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Kim's American Flag Quilt and Free Tutorial from Donna's Lavender Nest


Hello sweet friends!!
And Happy Monday.

Geez it's been awhile.  Hope everyone
is doing well? I have been missing
everyone over here in blog land. 

I am sew excited to show you Kim's 
Flag quilt. 


My sweet friend Kim made her flag
quilt using my tutorial.  I am sew in
love with all the fabric's she used.  It
is sew much fun just picking the fabric's
to make this quilt.  You can even dig into
your scrap bin for this one.


I was sew Blessed to quilt her quilt as well.
(Was hoping you could see ...

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Design Wall Monday from Mel's quilting blog

I'm linking to 

This is a T-shirt quilt for Lorena.
You notice the missing shirt at the top left?
The lady this is going to decided that another shirt should be here instead of the one I had there.
So, I'm waiting for that shirt to make its way to me.

The pineapple blocks are coming along well.
62 blocks made.
I'm using them for leader/enders while sewing on other things.
This will probably be a gift a Christmas.
I hope I have enough blocks ...

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My July Summary from Mel's quilting blog

This post is completely for my use when I think I have not accomplished anything.

Accomplishments in July
cat postcards
seashore landscape postcards
LMSYJAL table topper
Wolf Pack Wilderness Quilt
Baby Clothing tote
Flag Postcard
OMG 2nd T-shirt Quilt
Flag postcard
HCMQG Quilt #1
HCMQG Quilt #2
HCMQG Quilt #3
TX State Wreath
Bobcat place mats
tic-tac-toe postcard.
Mar HCMQG #21 Art Glass - Stonehenge


UFO Accomplishments in July
(21) LMSYJAL Table Runner
(22) Wolf Pack Wilderness
(23) Baby Clothing tote
(24) Bobcat placemats (embroidery and wedges)
(25) Stonehenge


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Okra Two Ways from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is what you do when the okra is coming in non-stop! For dinner yesterday I heated up the chile relleno casserole, heated up the black eyed peas and added more okra because we had eaten all the okra out of them the first time, and did my version of fried okra. Vince said “It’s...

The post Okra Two Ways appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Busy Bee from ... Cat Patches

We're winding down to the last day before we take off on a short camping trip to the beach. Originally, we were making this trip to have dinner at a restaurant we like in Cannon Beach, called EVOO. We made the reservations when things were looking up, virus-wise. Then we got nervous about indoor venues and canceled our reservations. No matter. No reason not to make the trip anyway. Camping is naturally socially distant, and we were able to get a reservation at one of the Oregon state parks. So we're going.


And that brings me to the ...

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Busy Bee from Cat Patches

We're winding down to the last day before we take off on a short camping trip to the beach. Originally, we were making this trip to have dinner at a restaurant we like in Cannon Beach, called EVOO. We made the reservations when things were looking up, virus-wise. Then we got nervous about indoor venues and canceled our reservations. No matter. No reason not to make the trip anyway. Camping is naturally socially distant, and we were able to get a reservation at one of the Oregon state parks. So we're going.


And that brings me to the ...

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July Stash Report and Goals Update from The Colorful Fabricholic

Ho hum, another month of 2020. Boring. Virus cases are on the rise in our area and we're still staying home except for groceries, etc. We're still doing only take out once a week; we haven't dined in a restaurant since March 4. We've been doing a lot of cooking. DH is fully retired as of July 31 so I expect he'll do a little more of the cooking; he's a good cook and he enjoys it occasionally. Me - I'm tired of meal planning.


I play in the sewing room for awhile every ...

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Mini Retreat Preparations from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,


What do you think of this cute little block that will finish at 4-1/2"?


This block came about when I started preparations for a mini retreat next week.  I got out my collection of Betsy Chutchian fabrics which I call my "Betsy Bin".  I like to keep certain collections all together in one place.


I started selecting fabrics for the triple Churn Dash block, and started making little components.  All of Betsy's fabrics work so well together.  I can mix and match from my fabric assortment, and know it is going to work.


I love to ...

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Flower of the Day - Day 139 from Daphne Greig


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