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December 16, 2017
Pixie Quilt Along, First Border Done! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Here we are two months in on the Pixie Medallion Quilt Along. If you are just joining or interested in

The post Pixie Quilt Along, First Border Done! appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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Gifts and FMQ from The Knitting Quilter

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Oops, I bought more Christmas fabric! I just couldn't resist! The sales are so good right now that I just had to buy a yard, or two!! I do have a few more gifts to make so I suppose I needed to buy them. (Kind of!)

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I also made another table runner. One of my close friends really loved the one I made for myself. I'm going to surprise with her own! This picture shows the lines I use to guide my quilting.

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Here's the table runner after being washed. I love the texture! It's so ...

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Gifts and FMQ from Knitting Quilter

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Oops, I bought more Christmas fabric! I just couldn't resist! The sales are so good right now that I just had to buy a yard, or two!! I do have a few more gifts to make so I suppose I needed to buy them. (Kind of!)

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I also made another table runner. One of my close friends really loved the one I made for myself. I'm going to surprise with her own! This picture shows the lines I use to guide my quilting.

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Here's the table runner after being washed. I love the texture! It's so ...

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Christmas Tags from Thankfullga447

I save my Christmas cards from the past years & make tags for packages.  It is getting more difficult since most of the cards I have received are photos today.




Christmas is getting closer & I am going to enjoy the next week & not panic.

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A Stitch Here And There from Quilt Paint Create

It’s been hit or miss on the sewing this week. Holiday activities have taken up some of my free time, but I keep plugging away at my projects. The vintage embroidery has gone from just the dress to this.
vintge embroidery 1
Not a ton of progress, but progress all the same.
I’m binding the bunny quilt and hope to have it done soon. I feel the itch to start something new or at least work on something different.
I like the idea of wrapping things up at the end of the year so I can start fresh in the new ...

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Oops! from Twin Cities Quilting

Hi Everyone,

I realized I made a mistake on our Holiday Hours in the last blog.  I didn't realize that Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday when we are normally closed.  We will not be open at all on Christmas Eve.

HOLIDAY HOURS

  • Closed Christmas Eve     
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Closed New Years Eve
  • Open New Years Day    Noon - 4pm  IT'S OUR BIG SALE!

 

I'm sorry for any inconvenience,

Faye 

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You Can Always Say You Heard It Here First from Priscilla's Workshop

Congress says it has the votes to pass tax reform. Luckily none of those votes will come from Democrats because disaster will ensue. There are obvious financial problems with the current bill that are baked into the plan. When the bill comes due, no one can point at Democrats for the problem, but no one can look to Democrats for the solution if their hands are tied.

In the meantime, Trump's judicial nominees are having a tough week. Two have withdrawn their names from consideration, and one (Matthew Spencer Peterson) has a video circulating that should go viral as ...

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A day for cutting from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Cutting cutting and more cutting.

I got off to a great start today, did my strength workout, vacuumed up and downstairs, then began cutting for Clue 4. Got the aqua squares done before lunch. I had precut some two inch aqua strips while making Clue 1. Did not precut the brown though, so I had to rotary cut and accuquilt cut some strips before making the huge stack of triangle pairs required for this clue. But, I am happy to say I am all done.

I had to take a detour from Ringo Lake to complete some quick Christmas ornaments ...

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Red and Green Quilted 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

Red and Green Quilted 3

Love it.

Red and Green Quilted 4

Love it … maybe more than the first … or maybe not.

In other words, I can’t pick a favourite.


Filed under: Quilt, Red and Green Quilt, Red and Green Quilted Tagged: Applique Blocks, Applique Borders, Applique Quilt, Christmas Quilts, Quilting Motifs

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December 15, 2017
Quilting Adinkra from High Road Quilter

I've been quiet lately because I have been quilting the Adinkra quilt.  I've cut some pieces for Ringo Lake mystery, but I wanted to make progress on the Adinkra quilt while the machine was set up for quilting it.

Quilting is always scary for me, especially if I like the quilt top, because I am afraid I will ruin it with the quilting. I could have mechanical problems with thread tension or needles breaking, or I could make bad choices of quilting design and thread.

 In this case, I forgot to change the thread to a lighter one ...

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A Day in the Life... from From Blank Pages . . .

This happened today.


(not my car. my fault.)

I'm so mad, depressed, emotional. It was nothing but dumb and I have nothing else to say.

It's just one of those days.

At least I am getting my blog post in for the day! ;)

I hope your day is going much better!!


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2018 Planning Party from High Road Quilter

It's time already to make plans for 2018!

Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl is hosting a Planning Party with lots of fun and prizes, and I figure I may as well play along.  It might mean an extra one or two quilts get made if I make plans and have goals.

 2018 Planning Party

Let's see. What are my plans for my year?

1. Finish things.  I have many quilts that have been started, and have fallen farther back in the queue as I keep starting new things.  I want to move the quilt along a little bit and make it smaller ...

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Getting ready for Christmas from Espritpatch

There is hardly any sewing happening here at the moment, with work, Christmas preparations and also some business travel, my machine is sadly gathering dust. I had lots of plans and plenty of good intentions but it has really gone any further than that so far.

Anyway, at the beginning of the month, I did something a little different and new to me, I went to a wreath making workshop. And I must say it was really enjoyable! plus I came home with a lovely hand made wreath.



We worked with a base and started building from there.
First with ...

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$5 Friday is back! from Wasatch Quilting

The annual sale is over, but don’t worry, we still have specials and promotions we’re always running! My favorite being $5 Friday! Today, we’re bringing back everyone’s favorite weekly deal in style! This E2E is one of our most popular winter designs, so grab it quickly!

Get the $5 deal here:

https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com/shop/product/jessicas-snowflake-e2e/

5 dollar Friday

I have been “baking” something special for everyone as well! Our snowflakes are the perfect compliment to my new “Baking Spirits Bright” svg file, which will be given FREE on the blog this coming Monday!

Baking Spirits Bright

 

For now though ...

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Top 6 Party Dresses: Sew your own Holiday Party Dress from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Everyone, 

Let's just face it, our lives are busy and the last thing we want to spend money and time on is shopping especially in the crazy holiday rush!  Which is why I decided to put together some great party dress patterns that are somewhat simple to make and will have you looking cute and confident for all your holiday events. 

 

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 What I love most about these patterns is they have simple silhouettes and are easy to wear. Most importantly I love that all these dresses can be worn more then once, unlike a lot of holiday dresses ...

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In the American Tradition - Pieced from Quilt & Textile Collections

In the American Tradition - Pieced
This is part two of the special exhibition from the Houston Quilt Festival that focused on traditional quilts. This group of quilts are pieced but made recently. Our mother is fond of saying, “why would anyone cut up fabric to sew it back together again?” (The secret is out, our mother is not a quilter!) The answer to her question is apparent when you see the works of art created by sewing the pieces back together again. “The Never Ending Project” by Barb Kissell and quilted by Meg Fasio is appropriately named. Because there are A LOT of pieces, more ...

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2017 FAL - Q3 Winners! from Dizzy Quilts


Today is the day we are privileged to announce the winners for Q3 of the 2017 Finish-Along.


If you are low on inspiration or maybe your sewing mojo has been missing lately, we highly recommend you visit some of the finishes from the third quarter of the year.  There are a lot of beauties linked up and ready to inspire you!

Thank you again to our generous sponsors. Without further ado, the winners - each picked by the random number generator - of the Q3 FAL prizes are:



The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF patterns from Just Jude Designs goes to ...

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Vintage Ornament Quilt and a Winner! from Sew Incredibly Crazy

In between being completely
busy with decorating
for Christmas, 
and all the fun preparations
for it, 
I managed to finish
off this quilt.


It was part of the Vintage Ornament
quilt block series at Thermoweb.
The quilt was created using
Windham Fabrics O' Christmas Tree line.
The colors are vibrant and fun.
I really love the gold stripe.
You can find the complete collection 

All the blocks are free
of charge.  

The block I designed for the hop is
a vintage style 
Joy Ornament. 


You can find the pattern for it
Here
Using the quilt above ...

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‘Tis the Season from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

It’s a heatwave here in Brisbane and the agapanthus is blooming, sun is shining and the air-conditioning is on. Perfect pool and beach weather. This week I will be starting my first of many Christmas lunches with family and friends in two different states. It’s a great time of the year to be with the...

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Shopping with Your Smartphone from Jo's Country Junction

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Every month I team up with U.S. Cellular and share a little about my Samsung Galaxy S8 Smart Phone. This is one of those posts.

Lucky for me most of my Christmas shopping is done and most of it is already wrapped.  I always have a thing or two that I need to do.  Often I forgot something or need Hubby’s help to decide on a gift but most of my shopping is done.  I, of course, have an idea to do a last minute gift but if it doesn’t happen, that’s no bid deal.  It ...

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