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November 30, 2020
baby flannel from Making A Lather

I had a jelly roll of flannel, that, I have moved from place to place, until, I was tired of it. I decided I would just use the treadle at night to do a baby quilt with it. It wasn't supposed to be an official project. I was just sewing the strips together. But, it was across the couch for awhile, until, I was tired of it. The only way I could put it away, was to get it ready for quilting. geesh

It wasn't very big, so it just had to have borders. These are not the ...

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Multifarious Monday from Humble Quilts

I'm going to start this post with one more challenge quilt. 

Here is Sandra's description. (the bow tie top center was the block she got in Houston from me)

I just finished the top I designed after you let me choose an antique block when I was at the Houston quilt show with my mom last year. I just have to figure out the border now.

For the fabrics, I decided to go with the inspirations I got at the show. I picked up some wonderful vintage fabrics from a stall at the show, and I just loved ...

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Four Quilts in Progress from The Hexie Blog

Last week I posted that I had decided on four quilts to work on for the time being.

1. Stars Upon Stars
This quilt will take forever! But I know I'll love it! Here's the block I'm currently working on. This is only the second block. Yes, lots to go on this! I'm considering this to be a hand work project. I do make those little pieced diamonds by machine, but I've found it easier to do the rest by hand - it fits together better and it turns out to be the correct size.

2 ...

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Design Wall Monday from Mel's quilting blog

It's the last day of the month.

How did that happen?

   I'm linking to 

I"ve measured all the quilts.
They are in an order to make sure the columns are all the same size.
Now to stabilize and trim them.

The Christmas trees were a class from the Vermont Quilt Festival.
Kimberly Einmo had a great class that I really enjoyed.

The John Deere panel will be made into a baby quilt. 

Lucky 7 is quilted and ready for binding.

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Heel veel blokken from Quilting Mathilda

 Het is weer even geleden dat ik een berichtje maakte, maar ondertussen niet stil gezeten, de tuin is winterklaar, en  net op tijd gezien de lage temperaturen.

 Zal in het voorjaar een foto van de tuin laten zien.

Ondertussen ben ik verder gegaan met  Claudines quilt, en heel veel blokken gemaakt voor de volgende rand.

Eerst de blokjes uitleggen naastelkaar  de windmils en de turnstile blokken

En daarna aanelkaar genaaid, het heeft een scrappy look en ziet er best wel leuk uit.

Nu nog de hoekblokken maken en dan kan ik naar de laatste rand toe.

Ook  zet ik af ...

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A humbling day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I've NO ONE to blame but myself. But I just made TWO very costly mistakes. The first one is that I was writing this morning and totally forgot to save the file, and then when I went to save it - WORD froze, and I lost all the work. Someone sent me an article which I still need to read about technology woes. Perhaps I should read it now. But here's the thing - the Autosave in Word no longer works the same way that it used to. 

If I want to use Autosave, it will save my document on ...

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#MondaysWithMarcus Week 9: Cindy Staub from Marcus Fabrics

This week, we feature “Woodland Holiday” by Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs! This adorable mini quilt which features her Primo Plaid Flannels: Lumber Jacks, easy piecing and hand embroidery. Cindy’s offering the free pattern download, or you can order the fabric kit or printed pattern. Plus, her free video offers expert tips and techniques for completing the project. You’ll find it all here!

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize ...

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Beginning the Christmas Panel from From My Carolina Home

Did you change your decor this weekend? I did some decorating, a bit of cleaning, and got rolling on some sewing for the holidays. I have this Christmas panel pretty much done as I’ve been working on it over the past month. I’ll break it into a couple of posts to show you what I did.

I began by cutting it up. I really don’t need a door panel, so it became a set of three table runners or wall hangings.

I auditioned fabrics to put with the truck panel first. This was the best red, and ...

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Fifteen Years in the Making from Life In Pieces

After a wonderfully restful week off, it's time to head back to the office today.  I'm not ready, but I'll get over it. The Scientist in Training headed back to college yesterday.  She'll be home for winter break in two weeks. 

I got to spend a lot of time in the sewing room last week. The last border was stitched onto the Red White and Blue Stars quilt. 

Red, White and Blue Stars, Setting self designed

It just took 15 plus years to get this project from inception to finished quilt top.  But it was worth ...

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Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Bog Hop from Happy Cottage Quilter


Well, we will be starting December with a bang! A fun cookie exchange and Christmas blog hop. Here is the line up.

December 1

Creatin' in the Sticks

Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest

Bumbleberry Stitches

Home Sewn By Us
Quilt Schmilt

Food for Thought

Life in the Scrapatch

Ms P Designs USA

Just Sew Quilter

Cathie's Craftworks

Cynthia's Creating Ark


December 2


Karen's Korner

Sew Many Yarns

Selina Quilts

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Days Filled With Joy

Words & Stitches

Just Because Quilts


December 3



DayBrook Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Samelia ...

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How to Organize Your Fabric Stash? from Felicia's World

Collecting fabrics and using them in quilting projects is one of the joys for every quilter. Surely, over the years, you have built a pile of stash fabrics. But how do you organize your fabric stash?

Every quilter knows how collecting fabric can take up precious space in the sewing room. How much time have you wasted looking for that certain fabric that you will use in your next log cabin quilt project?

Just like any other working area, a cluttered sewing room contributes to lowered productivity. And I think most of us like the feeling of serenity that comes ...

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2021 Knitting from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is just me making plans that will probably never happen but looking back on 2020, I’m not sure what I did (or didn’t do) but, considering that we stayed home more than ever, I just didn’t accomplish much at all. I finished one sweater and it was one I had started previously but ripped...

The post 2021 Knitting appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Quilt Kit Sewing from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 3

Each block got set on point. These blocks measure 17.5" by 17.5". 
Then the block sashing. 
Then this happened. I'm not going to point it out. I'm just going to say it went into a quilt time out for about a day before I got back to work on it. 
Internal borders done. Those little setting blocks are really nice. 
Finished top with the wide outer border. I need more borders in my quilt life. I'm pretty pleased with how this one turned out. It's folded up and in the shop bag ...

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Machine Quilting Monday #4 from Urban Quilter

This week's new-to-me machine quilt patterns was Snail Trails  from Modern Machine Quilter (p. 69). It is done free-motion (with a darning foot and feed-dogs down) and while I found it challenging to keep track of where I was going and get it all filled in I did like how it came out and would use it again. 

It is basically a swirl, you curve into the center and then trace your way back out again, but the curves are squared off and a bumpy.  I used a variation of this to quilt a baby quilt that has ...

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A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes from A Quilting Life

Quiltiing Life Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, and happy Monday friends! It’s podcast day, and today I’m sharing the A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes. We taped today’s episode just before Thanksgiving and decided since it would air right at the end of the month we’d do a special Christmas episode. Quilting Life Podcast Episode 15 When we have […]

The post A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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End of month applique update!! from JulieKQuilts

We are finished with Row 5, out of 8!!!  This is Mrs. Lincoln's quilt, by Lori Smith.  I am using scraps to make mine!  Cathy and I are making this one, together.  

 Here are my blocks for this month.  It is great fun to stitch with friends!  

 The following quilters are participating.  We will be showing completed blocks on the 30th of each month!  Take the time to visit them to see their completed monthly blocks!

Cathy – Biglakequilter

Jennie  – Overthehillandrunning

Julie K –  Juliekquilts

Robin –   solsticestudio

Nanette – Doitrightquilter

Jan – Nanette will show her progress on her ...

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Sunday sewing........ from Exuberant Color

I  started out sewing pieces for 10 more pineapple blocks.  When it came time to turn the iron on I switched to another project.

 I have over 20 masks cut out with flannel on at least one side.  A lot of friends are cold weather walkers.

This is one side of the first 8, all flannel on this side.

This is the reverse side of the first 8.  Five of them have flannel on this side too.

The other three have Charley Harper fabric on them.  This one is a little hard to see the print, a squirrel and birds ...

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It’s Done–Country Charmer from Quilts....etc.

Second border went on smoothly – thank goodness – the first border I just wasn’t paying close enough attention to what I was doing.  So this quilt was the RSC 2020 rainbow scrap challenge and I finished it before the end of the year – it will now be joining other quilt tops in the […]

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First off - from A Left-Handed Quilter

I have to say that I finished sewing -  All of the "units" for my Pink/Orange Squirrel -  And I WON a little game of "Bobbin Thread Chicken" -  That little bit was all I had left on the bobbin -  When I finished the last HST -  YAY - ;))   This Squirrel isn't going to be anything fancy - Just a Missouri Star Quilt Co. version of a Churn Dash - HERE -  The white combined with the bright

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Monday Make - June from Just Sew Sue

 I have at last finished June from the Hand on Design "A Year of Celebrations" why has it taken so long it's only a little thing stitched on some oatmeal aida from a friend.

I have kitted up the December pattern which I hope won't take quite as long. I plan to finish the whole series in 2021, kitting up the following month one the current month is complete. Once they are all complete I will decide on how to finish them.

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