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August 23, 2019
The Broken Panes Quilt Display from Patterns by Jen

It's time for a look at a few of the quilts that quilters finished!

We had some fun finishes for the Broken Panes Quilt Along and I'm excited to share them with you. Everything from showcasing fun novelty prints to bright little prints. Enjoy the display!

Anja's quilt. Follow Anja HERE.

Joanne's quilt top. Follow Joanne HERE.

Eleri's quilt. Follow Eleri HERE.

Beth's top.

Beth's backing.

Elaine's quilt top.

Elaine's backing.

I love all the different fabrics used for the quilts. Bright, dinosaur, floral, geometric, they are fabulous! I hope you ...

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A Two-Fer-One Day! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

How about we just keep adding MORE things to the binding queue?

I was only planning on figuring out borders on the giraffe stitchery (still yet unnamed – I’m waiting for it to speak to me.) and before I knew it, fabric was flying, and things were coming together -

The challenge?  It is much easier to get pieced borders to fit if the quilt is square.  Sometimes rectangular quilts can pose a real dilemma and I’ll find myself either doing an “extension” unit in the center of the border sides, or as in the case of our giraffe friend ...

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Let's talk organization from Happy Cottage Quilter

Organization is something that I really have to work at. It just isn't one of my gifts. But I would like to share a few things that helps me to be a little more organized in my sewing area.

 I think we all collect a healthy assortment of patterns as we make our way through this quilting adventure. Not only do I have patterns that I've purchased at the LQS, but I have also downloaded patterns from my computer. So what to do with all of these dreams in the making.

I came across this file folder which ...

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Geese Migration Table Runner from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

When I originally started working on my Geese Migration quilt, I had a few different layout ideas.   For the magazine publication, I ended up using an on-point design.  But one of the designs I considered was a staggered layout.

When I teach this class, I like to talk about some optional layouts, so I have been wanting to make a small sample of this layout for visual purposes.

So I whipped up four blocks and made a tablerunner.

I set the blocks in a nice gray and backed it with a fun floral that has been in my stash for ...

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The Saga Continues from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,
In my last post I mentioned that two cords of firewood were scheduled to be delivered.....and it arrived Wednesday.  We started stacking as soon as it cooled down outside.  We barely made a dent in the pile that appears to be as high as Mt. Everest.

Well then yesterday, my dear Mr. Joe tripped over the cord to his sander and did the splits.  He limped, crawled is more like it, down to the cabin covered in man-glitter (sawdust).  He was a mess!  No broken bones, or at least nothing was protruding through the skin (my professional ...

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embroidering a sketchbook [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidering a sketchbook

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lupin from Karen Ann Ruane

a hand embroidered sketchbook page

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Cousin's Walk Bird Sampler from Humble Quilts

I finally got started on my bird sampler, called Cousin's Walk  reproduced by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel , Quilted Crow Girls Designs. (which is no longer in business) 

When I was in WA state in march, Merry opened her package (that had been sitting for a few years) and I was smitten!  They have been getting together and working on projects together and I've barely started. These are prepped to machine applique. It's a really cheerful quilt!

Here is the antique in all its glory in 2013.

My friend Michelle and I ....
enjoyed a wonderful summer evening ...

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1st day of school from My Sewing Room

Thursday was the first day of school for 4 of my 5 grandkids, who are enrolled in 2 different elementary schools in their hometown.

Sophia is in second grade and little brother Jack is in preschool.  Mom said she even did her own hair this morning.  

Mason is also in second grade this year but in a different school across town from cousin Sophia. Jonah and Olivia are both starting kindergarten. This particular school has split the twins into different classrooms this year.  No more daycare for this household except for going to the after-school program.  

I hope they all ...

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UFO Friday - 100 days 100 blocks from Just Sew Sue

Did I tell you I jumped on this band wagon, I resisted right until the last minute. I decided to use up my pink scraps and make a pink quilt for a local breast cancer charity. I added in a few reds and purples for variety and completed the blocks some weeks ago. Today is day 54 of the sewalong which continues for 100 days. I hope to keep posting whilst we are in Boston. 

I particularly like block 100 which I plan to turn into a label by embroidering my name and the year once the quilting is finished ...

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All the C's from Celtic Thistle Stitches

Ages ago I signed up for a local class to make a Catch All Caddy . I managed to keep up with the class progress on the quite involved pattern throughout the several weeks of the term and felt rather pleased with myself. What do they say about pride and a fall??

Putting the caddy together didn't go quite as planned and as I missed the last class I put the project away and only felt guilty now and again when I thought of it. With the sewing room nearly finished (I hope!) I came across the almost finished caddy ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I dropped I off some kid quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids and grabbed more quilts to get quilting. Even simple quilts can have a big impact. 
The simple meander is a great way to get back into the swing of quilting. 

You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quilt posts on purpose. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 44

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Sit n Sew day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

We were a small group yesterday which allowed us loads of room to spread out. I think the participants knew that as we utilized the entire space.

And it was FABULOUS to get back to sewing. I'm rested up and back into my routine! I worked on numerous projects yesterday and I'll share what I did tomorrow. Today, it's all about what the others did!!!  I've said it before and I'll say it again - if ever you get the chance to sew with friends - DO IT!! It's one of the BEST therapies that I ...

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Dealing with Quilt Issues from From My Carolina Home

You know, I don’t ask for much when I agree to do longarm quilting for charity.  All I ask is that the quilt have 8 inches of extra fabric both lengthwise and crosswise on the batting and backing.  Particularly when I am quilting for charity (and by that I mean for free, no matter which organization it is for), if I am going to give away over $100 in value for longarm quilting, the least that can be done is provide the proper size backing and batting.  Recently, I was given this one to do, and it had some ...

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Let's Make Baby Quilts! {8/23/19} from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button ...

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Trellis Vines from Dizzy Quilts

I pieced this quilt top back in the Spring, got it basted a few weeks ago and then during my recent vacation, I finally got it quilted and bound. This is Trellis Vines from the 2019 Quilter's Planner Magazine.

I didn't take notes about the fabrics I used and it's been so long now I really don't remember. But they are all Kona solids in greens and a light grey for the background.

I once again went with flowers quilted with the FMQ foot on my Juki sewing machine. I really love this design - it's ...

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How to: Machine Quilt a Contour Motif on a Square Quilt Block with Natalia Bonner - Let's Stitch - Day 84 from Piece N Quilt

Welcome to day 84 of "Let's Stitch - A Block a Day with Natalia Bonner

Today Natalia will walk you step by step through the process of machine quilting a Contour motif on a  quilt block.

You can check out the complete video tutorial here:

You can pick up a Digital Template for this block here:

Check out this blog post for all of the details about the machine quilting rulers and products Natalia is using in this video series here.
All of Natalia's machine quilting is done ...

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Week 33 of 2019 - Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

Hot, humid and heat advisory are pretty descriptive of this last week's weather.  That will be the pattern till at least mid-week.  Definitely a good reason to spend more than 15 minutes in the sewing room each day. 

It wasn't hard to stay in and sew this week. 

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/August = 16/17 days
15 minute days/2019 = 202/229 days
Success rate = 88.21%

You can link up below to share how your stitchy week went. 

As far as the stash report, well, it's not as good. I ...

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Saturday Sparks Link Party 337 from Pieced Pastimes

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 337! Starting off todays party with a snapshot of our summer landscape. Green fields and blue skies, a preserved memory of a season going by much too fast. I have noticed a few leaves have already started to turn and I suspect fall will be here in short order. As the years go by, the summer's seem shorter - the winter's longer. "August

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Bloom-Topia Charity Quilt Along from A Quilting Life

Bloom-Topia Charity Quilt Along

Hello, and happy Friday! I hope your week is going well and that your weekend is off to a terrific start! I still have two more Summer Sweet quilts to share next week, but first I wanted to share a little about the Fat Quarter Shop Bloom-Topia Charity Quilt Along for 2020. We are super […]

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