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February 22, 2020
A New Method of Scrap Quilting Gains an Award from Learn to Applique

Today I wanted to share with you one of the videos in Elizabeth's amazing new workshop "The Great Scrap Quilt". Her method of construction is fabulous and the quilt shown in this video is one that won the Edward Lambert Fiber Art Award. As you will see, her color selection is amazing, she knows just what fabric to put where!

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If you want to destash or just used up your scraps, then I can definitely recommend joining Elizabeth in this workshop ...

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Really Random Thursday, 2/20/20 from Live a Colorful Life

My favorite rose in the entire world: double delight

A couple of you were interested in Bill's rose formula which I mentioned last week. But some commenters were "no-reply commenters" and therefore I couldn't respond via email. So here it is (hope you are here again this week).

1 to 2 cups gypsite, depending on soil density
1 cup ironite
1/4 to 1/2 cup epsom salts, depending on size of the bush
2 cups (at least) of alfalfa pellets
1 cup all-purpose fertilizer

We have become friends with an ICU doctor who actually lives in New ...

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Really Random Thursday, 2/20/20 from Live a Colorful Life

My favorite rose in the entire world: double delight

A couple of you were interested in Bill's rose formula which I mentioned last week. But some commenters were "no-reply commenters" and therefore I couldn't respond via email. So here it is (hope you are here again this week).

1 to 2 cups gypsite, depending on soil density
1 cup ironite
1/4 to 1/2 cup epsom salts, depending on size of the bush
2 cups (at least) of alfalfa pellets
1 cup all-purpose fertilizer

We have become friends with an ICU doctor who actually lives in New ...

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Orange and Frolic from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Well, this week I managed to get the skinny inner border onto Frolic and am putting a gazillion (what it feels like) HSTs under my needle to make the outer border.

The pink/marroon borders are pieced and now I am on the blues.

But I had to finish up these framed crumb stars so I color coordinate for RSC2020.
Earlier in the week I whipped out some small 3.5" string blocks because I was generating a lot of short strings from piecing larger blocks.  However, I managed to take a slight rotary cut to the middle joint of ...

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More Red Quilts from High Road Quilter

The Color It Red blog hop is over now, but some of you may still want to see some more red quilts.  If you missed my red quilt, you can see it Red and White Portrait with Yo-Yo Trim.  Here are some red quilts I have made. They are all small quilts - too small to use as lap quilts. They are all taken with the same background - living room floor, so you may be able to estimate the size.

Lately, I have been enjoying seeing my quilts in different combinations - like a curator in a museum.


















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More new features of Pro-Stitcher Premium from Essie's Quilts

I’m glad you’re back to learn about more new features of Pro-Stitcher Premium! If you missed the first post last week you can read it here.

Here’s some more of the wonderful new tools we now have at our disposal. Let us know in the comments which are your favorites.

Record Snap to Grid

Select the Pro-Stitcher tab, then the Record button on the ribbon.

record button

Press Snap to Grid.

snap to grid

When using the Mark feature with Snap to Grid turned on, the marks will land on the nearest grid intersection making the resulting drawing very square and straight ...

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More new features of Pro-Stitcher Premium from Gwen's Quilts

I’m glad you’re back to learn about more new features of Pro-Stitcher Premium! If you missed the first post last week you can read it here.

Here’s some more of the wonderful new tools we now have at our disposal. Let us know in the comments which are your favorites.

Record Snap to Grid

Select the Pro-Stitcher tab, then the Record button on the ribbon.

record button

Press Snap to Grid.

snap to grid

When using the Mark feature with Snap to Grid turned on, the marks will land on the nearest grid intersection making the resulting drawing very square and straight ...

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sewing saturday "Open the door" from Not Afraid of Color

"Open the door..."  12" X 12"  2/2020
My art quilt group decided to do a year long series/challenge of 12 inch square journal quilts. We can make anything we want, have a theme or just make what reflects our month.
I chose as my words of the year the phrase, "open the door..."  to remind me to take a chance on life.
To interpret that for January's journal quilt, I knew I wanted an open 3-d door, opening to brilliant colors.

I started by googling images of curved doors, and settled on two images. Then comparing them ...

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Heart Shaped Cake and Pizza, After Quilts, Mourning Dove from Canadian Needle Nana

It is now past midwinter and our snow is piling on snow. 

A rabbit has been using the little ornamental fir bush at the front as a home this winter; have never seen him just the tracks.
But February days are flying by just like July's.
For Valentine's night we got to babysit littler grandson so his parents could go out to dinner. It was a nine course dinner where each course wouldn't fill your tooth, as my grandparents would say about scanty food on a plate. (They came home quite filled, however. :))
  But Daughter had made ...

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The Worst Pair of Socks Ever from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I cast on for this pair of socks FIVE MONTHS AGO and I've been working on them fairly steadily the entire time. A normal pair of stockinette socks takes me two weeks or so if I do most of the  knitting at night while we watch television. 

What went so wrong with these? 


Part of it was my own schedule. I was doing more stitching than knitting in the  evenings. I also spent a lot of evenings actively avoiding these socks because the yarn, a skein of Mary Maxim Tropical Breeze in the Toes in the Sand colorway, was ...

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Quilts of Valor sewing day from My Sewing Room


A good sized crew met yesterday at The Pin Cushion classroom for a VERY productive sewing day for Quilts of Valor.  Four of us sewed pretty much steadily from 10 am to 3 pm - with a break for lunch of pizza provided by The Pin Cushion.  Thank you Brenda!!

Another 4 ladies cut more block parts, pressed as the sewers needed, hand stitched a label, marked diagonal sewing lines and more.  And we had a lot of fun.  Thank you to Deb, Pam, Alice, Louise, Karen, ruby, and Janice.  Many hands made light work. 

And what did those many hands ...

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Interwoven from Quilting and More...

I saw a quilt at my local quilt shop and couldn’t get it out of my mind. I love the soft colors and the interest and movement created in the way the blocks are put together. It’s a departure from the very colorful quilts that were my last couple of projects, but I do like […]

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Boulder City, Nevada from ... Cat Patches

This was my view yesterday morning as I wrote my blog post...as it is every morning, including this morning.


Yesterday's drive was just over 200 miles, and so we were in no hurry to leave. I had some time to stitch up the day's inchy. This one was easy...just a buttonhole stitch around the outside edge.


There isn't a lot to tell you about yesterday. It was a day of driving on a long straight road. We were backtracking the way we came from Las Vegas.


The Mojave Desert is pretty here. This is the ...

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Boulder City, Nevada from Cat Patches

This was my view yesterday morning as I wrote my blog post...as it is every morning, including this morning.


Yesterday's drive was just over 200 miles, and so we were in no hurry to leave. I had some time to stitch up the day's inchy. This one was easy...just a buttonhole stitch around the outside edge.


There isn't a lot to tell you about yesterday. It was a day of driving on a long straight road. We were backtracking the way we came from Las Vegas.


The Mojave Desert is pretty here. This is the ...

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Charming Baby Quilts Book is Here! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s Sew Emma is thrilled to introduce their first book with Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting! Charming Baby Quilts brings 10 original baby quilts to life, featuring the classic 5″ square charm pack precut. Each design uses one, two or three charm packs, making this an essential book to have on hand for gifts and celebrations.

With the ease of charm packs, this book is fabulous for beginners. Melissa’s passion for feel-good quilts can be felt on every page and in every stitch, and we know this book will inspire a whole new generation of little quilts for ...

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The Wolf Abstractions Quilt from Craft Gossip

The Wolf is a project in the Abstractions series. This foundation paper pieced quilt is made with one striking large scale block.

The Wolf is a fiercely loyal and territorial animal. Wolves make strong emotional attachments, but must rely on their own individual instincts to survive. Wolf Abstractions was created in my signature Abstractions style, hand drafted over my own original photography and patterned by me. After drafting the illustration I sewed, quilted and bound this quilt in 3 days with the constant encouragement and support of my pack.

Purchase the Wolf Abstractions PDF pattern here.

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Unicorns! from Crazy 'bout Quilts

When Erica @kitchentablequilting sent me the pattern test for her newest pattern~ 
 

I immediately knew what I wanted to do. That doesn't happen often! LOL
I thought the large squares would be perfect for a little machine embroidery and I had this unicorn CD, and...well....


Once again, my photos really don't do this top justice, but if you click on them
they will get bigger. ;-)  I already have it quilted and in my 'needs binding' pile. Unfortunately, the pile will have to wait a bit as i have lots of other things going on ...

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The Start of a Classic from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,
 
Last Tuesday, twelve of us gathered in the classroom at Independence Hall in Arnold and started making my Country Courthouse pattern.  The Independence Hall Quilt Guild is going to offer this quilt as our Scholarship Quilt for 2021.
 


Everyone is still smiling after a long day of cutting and stitching.


Our goal was to get a good start on making (401) 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" nine patch sections for the blocks.


We all had our homework assignment to make about 35, then we will exchange 9-patches in a couple of weeks and start making blocks.

 
I brought ...

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My Jolly Bar Bakewell Quilt from Life in the Scrapatch


Welcome to my Sweet Tea Jolly Bar Bakewell Post!
The snow is melting here and soon it will be time to sit and dine outdoors, 
so I made this fun Sweet Tea Table Quilt.



This quilt is featured here on The Jolly Jabber

I made this sample quilt for the  




I did my own layout to make a smaller quilt for a table.


To make this quilt I used 

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Shortcut Quilt: Jolly Bar Bakewell from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly, quick and simple quilt using one of our favorite ingredients, Jolly Bars! The FREE Jolly Bar Bakewell Pattern offers the recipe for a crib, lap, twin and queen quilt. Our quilt features Canning Day by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. How delicious does that sound?  We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks for whipping up this quilt it a snap!

This quilt can be made with a Jolly Bar and yardage You’ll want to grab your FREE quilt pattern and ...

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