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February 21, 2019
Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop Mola Style from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop!

Molas! by Kate Mathews
The book I dusted off is Molas!: Patterns, Techniques & Projects for Colorful Applique by Kate Mathews. I've been looking at this book in my bookcase for several years but never got around to reading and trying it out. Since I've been enjoying doing hand-work recently, I thought that it would be the perfect book and technique to try.

What is a Mola?

A Mola is a textile tradition of the Kuna, an aboriginal people from the Panama area. I'm sure that you've ...

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Green Garden Gate mini art quilt from Quilting & Learning

My final mini art quilt is finished! The first three were enjoyable to make, and not too difficult, but this one was tough. I had decided to try one last time before giving up - and then I made it.

Green Garden Gate

I had the perfect background, which was probably part of my problem, but didn't know what to do with it. I started by embroidering some of the designs. Chain stitches for the swirls and French knots over them.

Now what? When in doubt, add a twig or two!

After running some errands, I cut a couple of ...

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Show Your Wings from Sew Fresh Quilts

I'm sew excited to be able to share a story about my wings with you today!

This is my Little Dragon wall hanging. It was so much fun to make! I chose to make the smaller version. And backed it with this feather print I made myself on Spoonflower 100 years ago. And I added corner tabs for hanging.

"Little Dragon" quilted wall hanging
finished at 20" x 27"

ordered from Ikaprint.

The Little Dragon pattern is now available in my shop here.

The block finishes at 23" x 16" OR 46" or 32", plus border.

Today is ...

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March Madness quilting offer starts now from Koolkat Quilting

Our first March Madness quilts arrived today.  Phyllis from Toowoomba asked for the Bohemia e2e pattern on the yellow and green quilt and debs swirls on the grey border quilt.

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Audrey’s Ribbon Box Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Every once in a while, there’s a quilt that is just begging to be made.  This Ribbon Box Quilt is one of those for us!  This quilt is a free pattern offered by Cloud 9 Fabrics, and we thought it would be a great way to showcase all those beloved prints that you sometimes can’t […]

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Maroon Out Aggie Quilt from Crafts by Abby

When I was a freshman at Texas A&M University, some students decided to sell $5 “Maroon Out” shirts the first year we played Nebraska in the Big 12 (1998).  We wanted the whole stadium to be maroon to drown out all the red, so it was a mass produced shirt that everyone could easily afford. It became a thing, and lo and behold 20 years later, the company that makes the shirts re-released every Maroon Out Shirt and offered a package deal to buy them all. My dental buddy, and then-president of his local A&M club in Corpus ...

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Missing: Culture Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Allison Smith is looking for a quilt she made in 2002 while at East Tennessee State University.  Ali named her project “Culture Quilt”. This unique quilt is an original design, between single and double bed size, made of blue batik fabric for both the border and sashings.

I was contracted to teach the workshop and students made squares during the day which were incorporated into the quilt. Sorority Delta made a square and a Blind female among others participating.

Ali last saw this quilt in October, 2002 at East Tennessee State University. Ali reported, “This quilt was NOT stolen. I ...

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Middle Georgia Shop Hop from Sunday Best Quiltworks

Shop Hop was a blast this year! Huge thanks to everyone who came out and participated! All 7 shop quilts were great this year!

We ran out of the white-on-white background fabric we used for our shop sample (right), but we were able to substitute solid white for our remaining kits - which we've sold out of now. We do still have just a few yards of the blue floral border fabric if you want it for a backing. It's almost gone, so let us know right away if you want it.

We also have a few blocks left ...

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February Meeting from Calgary Modern Quilt Guild

Our February meeting will be at Woodcreek Community Association (1991 Woodview Dr SW) at 7-9pm on Thursday February 21st 2019.

This month we'll have some social activities to meet and get to know the other people in your guild! Also, there will be several members at QuiltCon including executive members, so there will be no one available to take payment for memberships at the February meeting - if you need to purchase a membership please do so via e-transfer ahead of time.

Don't forget we're alternating North and South locations so next month we're in Hawkwood.

Coming ...

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Vintage Block Along - Quilting Bee Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Good morning cute people...
it's time to sew vintage today!

I'm sharing another 
vintage quilt block with you 
from my grandma's pattern basket:)

I chose a red and a coral pink from 
Farm Girl Vintage 
to use for todays block:)

I added the pink vintage phone
 in the photo ...

And the pink thimble...

And I'm going to explain 
what these two things have in common 
and why I'm calling this 
traditional vintage block

Of course you know by now 
that my grandma and all 5 
of her sisters were quilters.

Anytime that there ...

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Sweet Children's Story from Happy Cottage Quilter

When I saw the title of this children's book, I immediately thought of my grandchildren. All children seem to want to defy sleep. There is just too much to learn to let sleep rob them of the excitement of the world around them. 

"Don't Close Your Eyes" by Bob Hostetler is a sweet children's bedtime story. Beautifully illustrated by Mark Chambers, the lyrical rhyme and adorable pictures is sure to keep a little ones interest. The pictures are so cute, they even make the adult laugh.

 Thinking of a child fighting the heaviness of sand in their ...

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Scraps are simply lovely!! from JulieKQuilts

Today, I have been sorting and culling and organizing, cleaning windows, scrubbing know how it goes!!  I found this little quilt, above...I just love it.  All tiny scraps, all of it.  I think I need to re-create it, bigger, bed sized!!!  

And that, my friends, is how startitis gets started in the first place, LOL!!!!

Have a super day!


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Custom Quilting Seaside Baby Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Another 2018 Finish is custom quilting a beautiful Seaside baby quilt made by Andrea.  

This quilt inspired my own purchase of the Seaside fabric collection which I showed you last week in Love Multiplied.  This is one of the cutest fabric collections I've ever seen.  

More of that cuteness!  The quilting is my favorite swirl design.

The beautiful backing is sailboats and lighthouses and girls on white.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Patchwork
Fabric:  Seaside by Tasha Noel for ...

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Quilting Julianne’s Star 4 from Virtual Quilter

I like it!

I particularly like the way the centre stars look to be in deep dark space. In a real quilt, that area would be quilted with a thread to match the background … in contrast to the contrast thread in the rest of the quilt.

Just a thought, perhaps the contrast thread should be in the centre, so the stars around the edge appear to be in deep, dark space.

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February 20, 2019
Bargains Aren’t Always Bargains from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You may remember when I was complaining about losing all my tape measures and Vince ordered a dozen foreign tape measures. I said “I don’t want the ones made in China” and he said “Where do you think they’re all made?” He was right. The ones from China arrived today. The top one is right....

The post Bargains Aren’t Always Bargains appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Dust Off an Old Book: Cultural Fusion from High Road Quilter

Welcome! It is my time to dust off an old book for the blog hop.  Today, I am featuring Cultural Fusion Quilts by Sujata Shah. The subtitle is A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions.  It shows you how to make 15 free-form block projects and has a lot of inspirational photos and ideas.

When I cleaned off all the dust, I discovered that it came with a project that I had already started.

Shasta Matova's Cultural Fusion Rail Fence blocks

I started this quilt way back in 2015.  In November 2015, I showed I was making the blocks.  I had already made one improv quilt based on ...

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A Quick Carver Visit from Jo's Country Junction

A post from Kelli–

Normally when I work my weekend as the hospital as a nurse, I work Friday, Saturday, and Sundays on the day shift side from 7am to 7pm.  Due to a status change, the night sides 7P to 7A were open that weekend as well.  I ended up talking to my supervisor and switching to the night side rather than working the days.  With a few extra bonuses for picking up and working overnight weekend, I ended up with a pretty nice “extra” for my hourly wage.  I also know that it’s easier for her to ...

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Feb 20, Quilt Guilds Directory - More than 2200 to choose from! from Generations Quilt Patterns Blog

The Generations Quilt Guilds Directory: Find a quilting guild close to home. List your guild or club in our free, online database.

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QuiltCon, Secret Sewing, and NTT from My Quilt Infatuation

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  This week, I've been finishing up a couple of projects, and getting ready to go to QuiltCon.  Since it's in Nashville this year it's only a quick, three-hour road trip for me, and my quilty BFF and I can't wait!  I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday, and If you see me, be sure to stop me to say hello!

As for sewing this week, I've been working on a quilt with this soothing bundle of fabrics, and I just finished the last stitch in the binding this ...

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Fear is Taking Over from Little Bits and Pieces

Oh my gosh, I can't believe I've taking this on.

At first I was happy -  I did it!  I finish the backing.  AND I sandwiched my quilt.  What a great day!
 Now I'm just thinking, what am I doing???

The quilt is so big, it barely fit the living room. I had to tape the backing under the couch!
I do not know how to quilt this!!  I'm NOT that good of a quilter.

Right now I'm thinking I could SID round the black stars to stabilize it.  Do some feathers in the white border ...

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