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April 21, 2021
This week’s palate cleanser from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

...is a baby quilt.

When I’m working on a labor-intensive project, my brain wants to start something new. I’m continuing on with my class projects, but I need a little break.

Babies are on the way and I need to make at least two baby quilts. Our daughter announced that we will be great-grandparents in September. I want to make 7 for the great-grand—one for every day of the week! Let's see if that happens. And a neighbor is expecting, so I want to make one for her. First baby quilt will be a modified version ...

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Long Time Gone Show and Tell - Part One from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 OH MY GOODNESS  - It's Virtual Retreat weekend this coming weekend, and I totally forgot to mention it! What have I been thinking about? 


So the Virtual Retreat is Saturday evening from 6 PM - 9 PM and all day on Sunday from 10 AM - 8 PM. It's so much fun - I hope you can join us. What else are we going to do since we can't get out? At least in our area. But then, even if I could get out, I'm not sure where I would go or what I would do. The lockdown has been ...

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Mid Week Funday from Humble Quilts

What a jam packed week so far! All in good ways. 

I completed one more bird block. I only have greens to applique on the remaining blocks.
Can you believe I cannot remember my middle of the night "great setting idea"? I'm beginning to think I dreamed a great idea and didn't really have one. LOL
PS, This block is part of the quilt Cousin's Walk, now out of print.




Monday I prepared for a guild lecture, "Quilts Through the Seasons" I love doing these but don't think I'll ever get used to taking to ...

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Drive to Sassafras Mountain from From My Carolina Home

Last Sunday was a warm, sunny day, and our MINI club took the opportunity to get together for a drive. We met in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, gathering at a local grocery store parking lot. We had about 14 cars to start, and three more joined us on the route.

Once again, we were leading the drive, so pictures of the cars had to be seen in the mirror.

We wound our way around twisty roads and lots of green trees.

By this time, we had 17 cars and it just wasn’t possible to get them all in ...

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Knots of Love from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend recommended I check out Knots of Love

Their mission statement: "Since 2007, our mission is to warm the hearts & heads of children + women + men + veterans going through chemo. We are powered by the compassion and support from people just like you. Please consider making a donation today."

I recommend you skip over there and check out their website. Those of you who have been following my blog know I am constantly making. Sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, all sorts of wonderful hand-made objects. Hats are like potato chips, you can make one right after the other. Easy to carry ...

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Hearts Desire(d) Assembly: Step 1–What Do We Have Here? from Wedding Dress Blue

Step One: What do we have here?

With a group project and multi-sized blocks, the first thing that needs to be done is to figure out what we have here–both size and colors. How it is going to balance out?

The good news is that you all did an amazing job. A total of 175 blocks are here and ready to be used.

More 4″ blocks will be needed, so I am going to add a few of those. In some sizes I have an abundance of certain colors and some blocks will be added to the back to ...

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{I've Been Reading} Until I Find You from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Until I Find You by Rea Frey 

What would happen if a mother reached down into her three-month-old son's crib and discovered that the baby lying there was not her own? What if none of her friends noticed the subtle differences that made it so obvious to her? What if no  one believed the blind widow at all? I absolutely loved this domestic thriller. Rebecca is such a likeable character and the author did such a  great job of pulling me into her world. The ending fell a bit flat, but the journey to get there had me holding ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 220 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Wednesday I visited the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana with a group of friends. I can’t share photos of the exhibit but here is a photo of Marion herself and some general photos of the house and gardens. We had a great time and hope to go again soon.

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I should have started with a plan..... from Plum Quilts

I wanted to make a quilt with a simple pattern and decided to use up some of my pink and blue/white stash, where I knew that I only had limited amounts of them.  Of course, the 'limited' bit already tells it's own story.

I planned to make 6" finished squares, knew that I could get two from a width of fabric x 2.5", so I cut 4 strips from six fabrics and mixed them up a bit.

For some reason I thought that this would give me almost 100 squares, rather than approximately half that number.  Oops ...

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Quilt Works in Progress + Life Lately from A Quilting Life

Quilt Works in Progress + Life Lately featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends: Happy Wednesday! I’m grateful to be able to sit down and write a quick quilt works in progress update post “just because.” The last few weeks have been quite the whirlwind around here, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon. Our Happy Days fabrics began shipping just […]

The post Quilt Works in Progress + Life Lately appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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Binding progress from My Sewing Room

The binding on Jelly Belly Bars is halfway done. Yay!!  Because I didn't want to buy any additional fabric to finish this I made a scrappy binding using 3 of the Tula Pink fabrics I had left from the quilt blocks.  There are pink, purple, and aqua sections to that binding and yes, I am switching thread color as I get to each section. 


The blocks were all made from Tula Pink fabrics so I couldn't resist putting a backing on this quilt that comes from Tula Pink.  This one is so sweet. The whole piece looks like ...

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Nautical News Quilt - Almost Amish - Back in Stock! from Busy Hands Quilts

Nautical News in Almost Amish Solids has been restocked by Connecting Threads in the Twin size!  This is the third time it has been restocked because it sells so quickly.




Other Nautical News Quilts

This Nautical News Twin quilt was made by my niece when she was 12.  She cut all of the fabric and sewed it up by herself, and then I quilted it for her with Wandering Spirals.  Didn't she do a lovely job?!


I ♥ to figure out how to make quilt patterns into rainbows, and ...

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Humor op de woensdag... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer


 

Maak dus maar eens een dansje....

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This Time Around from Happy Cottage Quilter

 


 This Time Around, a novella collection by Denise Hunter, Melissa Ferguson and Kathleen Fuller.  The stories are about second chance romances. 

The trio of novellas starts off with A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter.  Next up was Pining for You by Melissa Ferguson, and He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not written by Kathleen Fuller.

All three stories were clean and easy to read romance about second chances. Having some back story helps to bring tension  and believability to each story. They are short, fun and have happy endings. Something to take to read at the beach. The release date ...

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Pink again............. from Exuberant Color

When I cleaned off my sewing table I saw the pile of pink squares leftover from the second pink quilt.  I counted and there were 65 sewn plus 40 light triangles.  I decided to cut more pink prints to match up with the 40 triangles and got them sewn last night.


Here is another fabric from the purple shelf.  I have a half yard of it and think I need to use it this year. 






My Hostas are still at several different stages of growth.  This one is just barely up.






This one is right next to the one in ...

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V-Stitch Crochet Infinity Scarf from Samelia's Mum

I started a new crochet project this week. Why have one project 'on-the-go' when you juggle lots of them? Right?

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Drunkard’s Path from Quilts....etc.

I had forgotten that AccuQuilt no longer sold the Drunkard’s Path die in the 6 inch finished block.  When I got it they had it sold in the Qube and then for a short time later it was a limited edition on sale until they ran out of them I think – later on they […]

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WIP Wednesday - Block 3 Spring Garden from Just Sew Sue

 


My plan last Wednesday was to work on the easy block 3 of this free pattern by Durene Jones, unfortunately I forgot that this block is smaller than the adjoining block. I worked from the bottom up so ended u with a large blank space.  I finished this block last night.


Block 4 is next and it is almost finished already and just needs a back stitched border and the butterfly to be finished.


So today I'm planning to finish block 4 and perhaps even the border surrounding the six blocks whilst I watch episode 2 of the Great ...

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A finish - from A Left-Handed Quilter

For my Quarter Log Cabin - Pattern -  © 2015 - by Liz Katsuro -  You can get her FREE patterns - HERE -   It's officially a top! -  Ta Dah! - ;))      Center -  Bottom left corner -  Bottom right corner -  Top left corner -  Top right corner -  And upside down -   The pattern photo has more "homogenous" outer rounds -  So the BLACK makes it look a bit different -  And the

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Fair Isle cushion from Granny Maud's Girl

I have achieved a new record for my knitting: this cushion has the most colours I have ever combined in one knitted project.

Fair Isle cushion knitted from Marie Wallin pattern

I used thirteen colours in one cushion.

I chose Marie Wallin’s pattern ‘Folk Fairisle Cushion’, but I went rogue with my colours. Looking at Ravelry projects for this pattern, I see that most knitters have followed the pattern exactly, using the recommended yarn and colours; only one other knitter chose their own colours as I did. It was not intentional, but friends say that my colour choices have a bit of a Christmas vibe.

When I ...

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