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January 20, 2020
Another Quilt! from Thread Head

This year I wanted to try to get back into blogging - it's been wonderful. I am remembering all the things I like about blogs, and why I got started. The one thing I forgot was how inspirational they are. I thought this year I wouldn't start any new quilting projects, but reading blogs and seeing so many beautiful things, I just couldn't resist!

This is the start of a wall hanging that I saw on a blog tutorial. Should just be a quick project and then I will get back to my other works-in-progress.... Squirrel!

Photos from ...

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Love Heart Dreaming {Free Pattern} from Samelia's Mum


Love Day, otherwise known as Valentine's Day is only a few short weeks away, so I thought I'd share my 'Love Heart Dreaming' free pillow pattern today.

This is an older pattern which was originally published in a magazine called Patchwork & Stitching. It measures 12" x 24".

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Week # 3 Stash report from Mel's quilting blog

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports

Used this Week:
1.72 yards

Used year to Date:
17.17 yards
Stash used in January
13.17 yards

Added this Week:
4.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
4.00 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
186.83 yards

Net Used in quilts 2020
17.17 yards

Not much done, but some little things finished.

Small things finished

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge:

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
Perimeter in inches:
Number of ...

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Dear Jane 2020! from JulieKQuilts

 Hello everyone!!  I spent a long time today working on my Dear Jane quilt.  I got to sew one whole row on to the quilt, and some of another is in the works, as you can see.  I can see in the picture that the bright yellow bottom right block will not work...pretty darn yellow there!  Hello!  LOL!  Anyway, I am back to working on this quilt a little every Sunday.
 I am so, so behind on my Cheddarback quilt.  I just don't have enough  minutes in my day to do it all...but this quilt is fun ...

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Challenge 11-1 Project Quilting - Flower of Life from Quilting & Learning

Challenge 11.1 of Project Quilting is due tomorrow morning. The theme is Notably Numeric which includes geometry. The Flower of Life is part of what is known as Sacred Geometry. It's all very intriguing stuff.

Flower of Life

I'm not mathematically inclined, but geometry, especially if I don't have to calculate anything, can be quite beautiful. In fact, geometry is the basis for traditional quilting. Although I don't do much traditional quilting anymore, that's how most of us learned to quilt.

Flower of life - a series of circles or orange peels
Since I love ...

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Vera's Star 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

I wonder how many ways the Vera’s Star block can be coloured?

And if Vera’s Star can be coloured so many different ways, how many ways can your favourite block can be coloured to create a centre feature, straight lines, diagonal lines, corners, small feature blocks?

The easy part is finding the quilting design … just follow the seam lines, though I would quilt a line just outside the seam lines so that the quilting stitches can be seen, not hidden in the ditch, and the coloured pieces stand up above the background fabric.

One block quilts do not ...

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January 19, 2020
The Mattress Situation from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Are you tired of hearing about our mattress woes? We’re almost to the end of this saga. Now that we actually have the money in our account, I’ll share the story about the refund on the mattress set. Recap: We bought a Serta iComfort set from Sam’s Club in 2011. For about a year, we’ve...

The post The Mattress Situation appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Weekly update: a milestone birthday, but not much progress from With Strings Attached

Look who had a milestone birthday on Saturday!  I put out a call on Facebook and via email for in-the-mail birthday cards with the hope that there would be 80.  They've been coming for ten days, up to 130 as of this writing -- from as close as next door and across the street to Australia, Ireland (in Gaelic), and England.  There was a friend from his kindergarten days and colleagues from his library days. The youngest was three and the oldest was, well, decades older. Rotarians, Methodists, AAUWs, P.E.O.s, librarians, and a host of other friends ...

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Free 'Farmhouse Love' quilt ** Nine Patch Instructions Post 4 from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

There will be a series of 6 blog posts sharing instructions for making the Farmhouse Love quilt!  Find Blog Post One Here 

Let's make some 9-patches!

The Next set of instructions will include sewing  setting triangles to all the 9-patches.  Look for that post on January 26th. 

Looking forward to seeing your progress!  Post on Instagram using #farmhouselovequilt  
And follow along with @laughyourselfintostitches

Learn, Share, Quilt!

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Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

I am working on a fun project this week...
Adding saw tooth borders ALL around my

There are NINE total blocks.

I am loving the look!

What are YOU making this week??

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Happy New Year from Quilting Solutions

It is a New Year and my blog has a new theme.  This will take some getting used to as Blogger has made some changes and I am not up to speed on them.

Sewing?  Not yet.  We spent Christmas in Salzburg, Austria, and it was magical to explore some of old Europe.  We attended Christmas Day service in the old, gothic Salzburg Cathedral.  We walked through catacombs cut into a cliff, toured a Fortress high on a ridge, and joined the crowds at the big, outdoor Christmas Market where vendors sold local food and gift items.  We drove into ...

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Instead of quilting....... from Mimi's Passions

I took a week off from quilting because I have been obsessed with knitting right now.  I find that once I pick up the needles, I can't  don't put them down until my project is done especially when I think I may run out of a particular yarn.

There was this pretty shawl I saw on Instagram and I just had to have it.  So I ordered my pattern from Ravelry called Woodland Journey and my yarn kit from Miss Babs Hand Dyed Yarns.

These are mini skeins.  Upon reading up on reviews of the shawl on Ravelry ...

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A Picture for Sunday - January Sunrise from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

Late sunrises in winter mean that I am sometimes able to get out in time to enjoy a beautiful sky.  Often there is cloud on the horizon blocking the sun as it appears, but on this occasion a pocket of blue with salmon pink clouds came as a pleasant surprise.

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A Finish and Another Sew-Along from From the Strawberry Patch...

This finish has been a long time in the making. This small quilt is the result of the Temecula Quilt Co. 2015 Summer Sampler Sew-Along. I was diligent (in the beginning) about keeping up with the blocks as posted on their blog.  I decided to do mine using the black and white scraps (generously sized leftovers!) that I fell heir to after my mother finished her own black and white quilt.  She

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A Finish and Another Sew-Along from From the Strawberry Patch...

This finish has been a long time in the making. This small quilt is the result of the Temecula Quilt Co. 2015 Summer Sampler Sew-Along. I was diligent (in the beginning) about keeping up with the blocks as posted on their blog.  I decided to do mine using the black and white scraps (generously sized leftovers!) that I fell heir to after my mother finished her own black and white quilt.  She

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Hooked on hats! from Monas Creativity

I have knitted lots of hats lately, some are reflective!
Pattern: "Strikk fine julegaver" from Allers 44/2019 by Turi Stapnes,
Yarn: Viking Reflex, Rowan Felted Tweed, Sandnes Perfect.

Marius hats, everyone wants one, made 7.
Pattern: Sandnes "Tema 15 Klassikere", No 13 Lue, Some adjustments to the pattern.

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2019 MYSTERIOUS SEWING from Kwilty Pleasures

Sew here's the MYSTERY!

Leigh Morgan was the coordinator for the Columbus Modern Quilters
2019 Mystery Quilt Challenge
Every other month we received a CLUE or directions
 to make a part of the Mystery Quilt.

Clue 1 was to pick fabrics
I decided to pull from my stash and used 4 tones in each color way!
Clue 2 was to cut the fabrics
I made an index card that showed the colors and their labels.
This makes it easy to figure out what goes where
when sewing pieces together.

Clue 3 
Sew this block, using specific fabrics
and a ...

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Win tickets to The Creative Craft Show Manchester + discount code! from Charm About You

Don’t miss the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Creative Craft Show Manchester taking place at EventCity, Manchester from 30 January – 1 February 2020. This show is the ultimate event for hobbyists and crafters to indulge your passion for crafting and explore the very best the creative market has to offer.  Shop for supplies, take part in workshops and see a host of demonstrations and outstanding features. I will be attending so I  might just see you there and I have TWO pairs of tickets to giveaway!

Features at the show include:

⬩ a free programme of ...

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New Cross Stitch Pattern Releases from Kitty and Me Designs

Have I ever mentioned that I really don't like January?  It's like the month that never ends!

I've kept myself quite busy designing some new cross stitch patterns. 

First is another set of ornament design in the Crazy Ornaments series:

Crazy Easter Eggs can be worked on Perforated Paper or on 14 count Aida.  Don't you love how I sneak some Crazy Quilting in my Cross Stitch designs!!

I've also added some new cats to my Colorful Cats series:

There will be more.  I come up with the names first and then I do the ...

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First Frolic square ...amazing from Beryl the Pearl

This went together really well, following Bonnie’s exact instructions for sewing and pressing. I am amazed at her creativity. I hope I can chain piece these square units without getting confused!  Easy to do for get confused, that is!  I miss the old linkups on her blog of yesteryear, when you could give and receive comments.  Like to see what other people are doing. Oh yes there’s FB and Instagram...too much bother

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