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January 30, 2015
soldaten from stuk voor stuk

Ben terug in gang geschoten en werk verder met mijn soldaat.
Van hem heb ik een drukplaat gemaakt zodat ik hem dikwijls kan gebruiken.
De eerste toepassing is op baalkatoen. De achtergrond was voor mij toch iets te licht, het werkje in thee gestoken

Morgen terug samenkomst, nieuwe ideetjes opdoen ?

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Nameless Finish and a Giveaway! from Dizzy Quilts

I have another finish to show!  For more information on the quilt design and the reason why I made it, you can read all about it here.

I quilted straight lines echoing the colourful zig-zags about 1/4" apart, using my walking foot.  I then used my Hera marker to trace lines radiating from the "valleys".  I love the look it gives the quilt.

For the binding, I decided to use the same white as the background.  I really wanted the focus to remain on those zig-zags and on the quilting.

I haven't yet prepared the label for this ...

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Tea Time Quilt from Monas Creativity

Tea Time Quilt in the snow at Vegglifjell, Norway.
Fabrics used was Christmas Play and Chinese Fan from Panduro Hobby, Kona Snow (for sashing) and some scraps. The pre-cut fabric was very inaccurately cut, so I had to trim them down to 4,5" before piecing. Blocks are  the traditional 9-patch blocks. Quilted in the ditch on my Bernina Aurora sewing machine. Sizee of quilt is 50 times 80 inches.
Here is a small tutorial on the very versatile 9-patch block. 
Sew together 9 4,5" blocks. To get the pattern in this quilt, place dark red (small squares) in ...

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It’s Now or Never from Riddle and Whimsy

This year, I’ve decided to participate in #SewMyStash2015 which was started over on instagram by @projectleasa. Leasa has a blog post on Sew My Stash with more detail in case you want more information before joining in! Some people are also fabric fasting or fabric dieting through it as well. I am not fasting or dieting but I am trying to be more mindful of my purchases.

For the last six months or so, I’ve been fairly good with my fabric buying, which I like to consider is due to watching the “coming soon” pages. This way, fabrics ...

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"Lucky" Friday Give Away! from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Today's giveaway is one you are all going to love!  
Especially if you have not started your block 1 of our "Mystery" BOM Sew-A-Long!  I'm giving away 3 kits of it on here and on my Buttermilk Basin FB page!  So 6 "Lucky" people can win!!!  This week has been a whirlwind!  It started off with ongoing ear issues and ended up with an ear infection that has been nothing but miserable!  I'm too old for fevers that knock me out! (Lol)!  Needless to say- I started antibiotics today, so things should improve!!!  Yeehaw!  This girl has ...

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Kerstmis in januari. from M. Brito de Campos

Dit is mijn 4e blokje van Stitching for Christmas 
van heel wat jaartjes geleden.
Een schattig blokje met leuke franse knoopjes.
En dat hobbelpaardje!
Ik wilde het blokje per se af hebben en 
daarom ben ik er mee door gegaan. 
Ook al is The Season inmiddels voorbij.

Ik werk alleen tijdens de kerstperiode aan kerstwerkjes.

En dan kan het dus wel even duren voor een projekt af is!!
Maar ja, wie heeft er nou haast met een leuk werkje?

Ik heb nog een paar blokjes in de voorraad.
Onder anderen een krans en een engel.
Zo eind november maak ik ...

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Stitching News from Angie Quilts

Our Sheila finished all the hand stitching on her Quilt-As-You-Go, apartment joined Batik Beauty and I declare that it is Fab-u-lous and Finished Toot Toot Toot!!
I must stress that, even though it looks great here, it's even better in real life... 
This is the back, if there is indeed a back to this quilt? 
Sheila has agreed to allow her quilt stay in my lovely little quilt shop for a short while so that, should you wish to come to see it for your very own self, you can. 
Oh... lets just toot toot toot for the back ...

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Reviewing "The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues" from Dawn's Quilty Fun

       "The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues", by Cindy Vincent, is a really cute book for young readers.  It is based on a pair of cat detectives who have assigned themselves to the duty of protecting their family and their mom's antique business. No matter what drama unfolds, the cat detectives immerse themselves into the details of the mystery. They are smart and determined cats with special investigative talents that sometimes get them into trouble. But even when they get into trouble, their hearts are in the right place which makes this story so heartwarming for kids and ...

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Popping In from Jo's Country Junction


I am swamped.  BUT I AM HAPPY.  REALLY, REALLY HAPPY.  I love the house.  Slowly every day it’s becoming exactly the home I dreamed for our family.

The move happened on Saturday.  I wasn’t really ready for it….mentally yes I was ready.  Actually ready with everything packed.  NOPE…Not ready.  The majority of the packing that I had done was done on the main floor.  I had boxes lining all the rooms.  I figured that those would get loaded up first and I along with Kelli would frantically pack rest of the upstairs.  Hubby had a different ...

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Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Interlocking Stars! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's Friday!  Hooray!  It's time to do a little whooping, and a little dancing!  Are you ready?

Sunshine!  I rushed outside to take pics of this week's quilt, but I was afraid I'd have a hard time with the wind!

Fortunately, it died down a bit and I was able to get some pretty pics!

Isn't this a pretty quilt?  Bright and sunshine-y, just like the day!

Lots and lots and lots (and lots and lots) of straight line quilting on this one.  Probably nine hours sitting at my Juki pushing the quilt ...

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Friday Finds, January 30 from On The Go Quilting

Here we are to admire five fabulous Friday finds from some generous talented bloggers in our Blogosphere.  I have SUCH fun finding these tutorials and picking those that I think you might like as much as I do.   I hope I’ve picked correctly again.  Remember, I love hearing which tutorials really excited you and got your creative juices flowing so leave me a comment to let me know what you’ll be making from this list.

1.  Are you looking for a Welcome gift for someone with a new home or just something you yourself can hang on your ...

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Postcard from Dyed and Gone to Heaven

I needed to do a postcard (6" x 4" piece of textile art) yesterday and must admit I like working in this size as you can experiment with unknown techniques if you like and it really doesn't matter if you muck it up.

When I was playing with my Textile Journal last year I kept all the bits and pieces in a bag - how astute of myself.

I particularly liked the little squares of fused collage which I made using layered fabrics and a soldering iron. I had cut them up but didn't know what to do with ...

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Twenty-Two! from Quilts and More - Home Made Creations

Yes, twenty-two! That is how many finished quilt tops I have which need to be quilted.  I knew I had been piling them up, but I had tried to convince myself I counted wrong.  Apparently I did - I was under by two.

The full list of quilts is documented here. I'm making it my goal this year to quilt one of these a month. That will get me through about half of them by the end of the year.  Now if I can just stop adding to the pile, I'll make some sort of dent in the list ...

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Exploring Soho - Purl Soho, NYC from madebychrissied

This is Purl Soho - a 'must visit' destination for most sewists, knitters and crafters visiting Manhattan.  

Maybe you follow their blog The Purl Bee - it's inspirational, packed full of beautiful makes to get your creative juices flowing and their website is equally delicious to drool over.

Magazine photo shoot worthy but, although it's on my doorstep, I only seem to go to the store when crafty friends visit and then I play tourist for the day and drop by with them.  Here's photos from one such visit for you to drool over too.

Purl Soho is open ...

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Dia de Muertos - A Cosmetic Commission from madebychrissied

Remember this Day of the Dead cosmetic bag and tissue cover I made for a charity auction - it was quite a while ago, back in November 2013?

From this blog post I received a commission to create two more sets and here they are.

Same Folk Art fabric by Timeless Treasures but I've used a different colour zip for each bag.

And packaged to go.

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Enough for one more... from Podunk Pretties

After making a lap quilt and a table topper, there's enough scraps left for one more small project from the Moda L'Amour charm pack.  Here's a sneak peak at the last little cutie.    Do you keep making projects until all the scraps are gone from the original project or do stash them away?  This is a first for me.  Maybe I should do this more often.   It's a great way to keep those scrap bins under control.

The Miss Kate quilt is coming along.  After two cups of coffee, an eye crossing quilt staring session and ...

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Simply Happy Lap Quilt {Finished!} from Busy Hands Quilts

This Simply Happy quilt is finished!  
The quilting is in organic wavy lines, which Mrs.Singer neatly completed after I figured out she can only stitch forward, which is right to left for her.  This quilt was begun in September, quilted in November, quilting ripped and completed in January!  I ripped while listening to A Patriot's History of the United States with my son for US History class.
The backing is a green from the Simply Style line and a large polka dot on dark gray.
I love how the organic wavy quilting shows in this picture.  This is ...

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THELMA AND LOUISE - Beach trip! from Kwilty Pleasures

 As you are reading this post
 my "girls trip" is about to get kicked into high gear!   

My all time fav chick flick has to be
"Thelma and Louise"
Susan Sarandon (Louise) and Geena Davis (Thelma)
 were fabulous in their roles

My adventure stars...
Thelma (me) and Louise (Kathy Guenther) 
The location  moved from Texas to Florida!
Our rental car is not the 66 Thunderbird,
but wouldn't that just sweeten the plot!

Wonder if any Brad Pitt types will roam the beach in the rain?
and will it rain?

A new money bag for the adventure...
My  money stays ...

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We Support You Blog Hop with a Give Away! from Stitch and Quilt

Thank you to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and Pat from Life In The Scrapatch for leading us in another great hop!  This hop is dedicated to all cancer survivors, to those fighting the fight and to those who have lost the fight to this dreadful disease!  Cancer is so evil and is certainly no respecter of persons.  Rich or poor, slim or plump, tall or short, housewife, or business executive, none of us are exempt.
The "We Support You" pattern is available from Madame Samm.  All you need to do is email her and she will send you ...

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Love is in The Air from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Have you seen Allison {Cluck Cluck Sew}'s tutorial for making these cute hearts? As soon as I saw her photo on Instagram, I knew I wanted to make something using this pattern. I thought a Valentine's Day pillow was in order. 
The tutorial gives instructions for making the hearts in seven different sizes. I chose to make the five inch version. Using my one little scrap of raspberry pink solid, I added eight more hearts made with Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Cranberry and Kona white as the background.
I sashed each heart with one inch strips of ...

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