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August 28, 2015
Estate Sale Haul from All Pressing Matters

I found a few goodies for not too many $$ at an estate sale today. I hope you’re not too jealous!

  
There were a couple of non-quilty items that I didn’t photograph: a Burl Ives songbook from 1953, a set of notecards and a Precious Moments unicorn ornament for the daughter.

I picked up these two Eleanor Burns books for way cheap! I’ve always loved the Delectable Mountains pattern but never got around to doing it. The book came with a weirdly shaped ruler/template, so for $2 it was a pretty good deal!

  
There were lots of ...

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Our Last Twisted Blossom QAL Giveaway! from Sew Kind of Wonderful


Our last Twisted Blossom QAL giveaway!! Where did the time go!?!
For a chance to win this great gift, A Quick Curve Ruler, Metro Waves and Chic Kisses Patterns, tell us what your favorite QCR pattern is or what your next QCR project is, or both! :)
Please, one comment per person. Thx!

Just a reminder, to post a picture of your Twisted Blossom quilts, hashtag - #twistedblossom on IG or FB.  

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

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Oops from Quilts and More - Home Made Creations

Oh no! I completely lost track of days this week, and forgot about Throwback Thursday :(  Never fear, I'll be back next week with a new (old) quilt.

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Binding Books from Jo's Country Junction

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Kelli and I have been out and about at retreats and speaking events from time to time and each we go we see someone with a quilt book that has a spiral binding.  We’ve always intended on doing it but never quite made it happen.

Living where we live we’re about a half hour from everywhere and an hour from a big office store.  The local shops don’t do this so that means a trip to a bigger store in a bigger town.

A bit ago we went to the family picnic we go to each year ...

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Canning Season is HERE! from Sew We Quilt



Canning season is here....and why I know is because by September
my Pantry becomes full of relish, salsa, apple pies ( freezer) apple sauce
pear sauce and some soups....

Although I am very sad to see our SUMMER end, there is something 
about FALL that tickles all of my senses...


Take today, it was RELISH day....David and I are not fans of traditional 
condiments, we find everything so sweet...
So I make our relish...We love burgers and hot dogs with relish..

We have this standing conversation...

David likes everything dressed, so he always puts relish, ketchup and mustard ...

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September 1st Giveaway - Enter to Win "Modern Materials" Catalogue from Wonkyworld


There is a catalogue for "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s" and I am giving away a copy. Drawing will be Tuesday, September 1st, and entries are now open.



The catalogue is 22 pages, softcover, small square 7" x 7"and is printed in full color. It is available through Blurb in hardcover image wrap, softcover and PDF - for more details, click here. Enter to win by leaving one comment in the comments section below. A random winner will be drawn on September 1st. Good Luck!

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Naala Makes An Appearance from MMM Quilts

Pets On Quilts!  I'm nearing the deadline, and tried very hard to encourage Naala to be in a post about HER on one of my quilts.  Rocco? no prob...Bella? Well, as you have seen, time and time again, it's all about Bella, and her "Cats rule. Dogs drool," philosophy, a quote from her guru, Sassy, from "Home Alone".  But this is about Naala!  She is entering into Dogs On Quilts.

Ya I'm one cool cat.  Wait.....one cool canine!
She makes infrequent appearances in my blog, but I want her to be in the Pets On ...

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Oregon State Fair 2015 from ... Cat Patches

Today was Day One of the Oregon State Fair. Sue and I headed out this morning to see it. The day started out a little rough when I was issued a traffic citation for turning left at this right turn only intersection. Bummer.


Without going into all the details, I'll just say that I did not see the sign. I so didn't see the sign that we went back to look after we left the fair. Sure enough...there it is. In my defense I'll say that I'm not familiar with the roads in Salem. As ...

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Oregon State Fair 2015 from Cat Patches

Today was Day One of the Oregon State Fair. Sue and I headed out this morning to see it. The day started out a little rough when I was issued a traffic citation for turning left at this right turn only intersection. Bummer.


Without going into all the details, I'll just say that I did not see the sign. I so didn't see the sign that we went back to look after we left the fair. Sure enough...there it is. In my defense I'll say that I'm not familiar with the roads in Salem. As ...

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Woohoo all done piecing my QoV! from Tink Squared

Woohoo all done piecing my QoV!

My back hasn’t recovered yet, so that variegated thread just might get here before I’m ready to tackle the QoV loaded on the longarm!

So I sat and sewed all day.  And I finished piecing my quilt of valor!

I left a little extra around the edges to trim off after I quilt it.  I’m so pleased with the way it turned out!  I will bind it in red.

I’ve modified my quilting plan for it slightly.

I still haven’t decided what to do with the double row of sashing… I’m hoping to get ...

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And Well, I HAD to Stop! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

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I didn’t plan to stop, but I couldn’t help myself!

The car needed gas.

I needed a restroom break!

Besides –there might be hidden treasures in here waiting to be discovered, and if I DIDN’T stop – I might miss them!

I really only hemmed and hawwed for a few moments before my car, already on auto-pilot, took the exit and headed for the Factory Antique Mall in Verona, Virginia.
Did You Click to Read the Whole Story?

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Friday........ from Sunflower Fields Pattern CO.


Almost ready for the next Woolly Shop,
in Utah..

A bouquet of flowers to 
welcome the Utah
ladies into the little woolly shop... 

Need to paint my new screen
door and make it look old...
Got this awesome new chair (for free!)
I think my Pumpkin Pie
quilt will look
very nice draped over it
&
found my old
Coca-Cola chest
& got it cleaned up...
My goal is to have a space
where ladies just enjoy being
there and want to stay awhile!
Took a few hours 
yesterday 
&
made my house 
look like fall might be coming...
not today - its 95 ...

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Baby Quilt x 2 from The Quilt Dish

My daughter is just about ready to deliver, and I’m just now picking out fabrics for the Twins’ quilts.  She likes scrappy 30’s reproductions and would like the quilts to somewhat match, I’m bordering the quilts with the same fabric, but in different colors.  Then using the same color for the inner border (the green)- so they will coordinate, but not matchy match.   Since she already has one little girl, she’s requested I don’t use pink. 



The past month has been an emotional roller coaster.  While preparing for twin baby grandies, my father passed away ...

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A New Favourite from Quilt Matters

Looking for a good quilty read? Try The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. I won it in a giveaway from The Quilting Edge (thanks Marianne!) about a month ago. I've read it from cover to cover. Every single word.

I love how Sherri Lynn organized the book with 'scores' rather than patterns. The scores fully embrace the spirit of improv quilting, giving you enough guidance without being too prescriptive. Genius!

I'm not a novice when it comes to improv and I've read a number of books on improv quilting, but I still learned ...

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WIPs Be Gone Week 35 from The Quilting Reader's Garden

On my patio yesterday, it was 107.  Today, it is 108.  I'm very grateful that I have air for a second summer that is keeping the room I'm in a nice 82 degrees.  It feel like heaven compared to outside. But I just feel so enervated. It's all I can do to type these few lines. No energy to take photos of the two baby charity quilt tops I made last week end. No energy period. So let's link

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Video: Ruler Work Sampler from Free Motion Quilting Adventures

I was finally able to make quilting a priority today and stitched away on my ruler work sampler. This project has been fun, but I've been so busy with my Craftsy class, summer time fun with the kids, a trip to Janome Institute on behalf of my local Janome dealer, Sew Simple.

I've also been needing to shoot a new Youtube video. It seems like it's been ages since I did a new one. So I killed two birds with one stone and did some quilting on the sampler and then shot a video as I talked ...

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Quarter of Nine #19 from Wayne Kollinger's Quilt Blog

Calico Puzzle





A disappearing block is a traditional block that has been cut into four quarters and then reassembled.

I enjoy designing with disappearing blocks. I thought I'd take another stab at Calico Puzzle.





















I played with the color a little each time but I decided to rearrange the four quarters the same way each time. The different quilt designs are the result of playing with the setting for the new Disappearing Calico Puzzle block.

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Matching Pillow from Fabric Engineer

It's been on my list for quite a while, but I finally finished up a pillow from my Fractured wall hanging scraps.  (ok...I ran out of the scraps and had to make some scraps and wait for the cedar chest cover to finish up too for more scraps.)


I just took pieces and put them together, and them kept doing that until I got a rectangular(ish) piece.  Then I put the rectangles together.  I didn't read anything about improve piecing ahead of time...it might have been a good idea, but it ended up turning out ...

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Pets on Quilts from The House on the Side of the Hill

One of my favourite events in the bloggy year is Pets on Quilts over at Lily Pad Quilting.


And one of my very favourite little dogs, Christine's sweet Molly, is an entrant.  You can often read about Molly over at Christine's blog MacDonald's Patch.  She is a little sweetie-pie and a scallywag...on two occasions she has sneaked up and licked or stolen my afternoon tea when I've been over at Christine's for a cup of tea.  I must admit I have encouraged this behaviour by sneaking some jam and cream scone into her mouth ...

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Broken Dishes 2 from One World Fabrics Articles

August has been such a busy month.  I always find it a little hard to sit inside and quilt in the Summertime. There are generally a lot of activities to do outside, vying for my time. However, I was able to spend several hours the other day putting together the ...

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