Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!


June 18, 2019
2019 Color Challenge - Orange from Melva Loves Scraps








This month's flower inspiration for June's 2019 Color Challenge by Jen at Patterns by Jen is the Sundaze Blaze Starflower.


It is bight and sunshine-y and cheerful.  

And the Card Trick block captures the essence of the flower wonderfully!

Once upon a time... I used to love gardening.  It was something my Dad taught me.  

He grew up on a farm and enjoyed the outdoors and cultivating not just farm crops but helping his Mom with the garden.  He learned to operate heavy equipment during his time in the Army and that eventually became a large part of ...

read more
Antique Wedding Dress, 1872 from Ann Quilts


This dress was worn by Margaret Jane McCornack at her wedding to Myron Gage on May 14, 1872. The dress has been passed down in her family, and is now in the possession of her great-granddaughter.  She told me that the McCornack family came from Scotland to the Elgin, IL, area in 1835 for religious reasons.  Margaret’s father Alexander McCornack was born in St. Luce parish south of Glascow.  The Gage family came to the US in the 17th century.

The dress is now headed to the Elgin History Museum.  Margaret's great-granddaughter brought it to me for mending ...

read more
A Happy Mail Day from Life in the Scrapatch


Lots of happy colors and blocks in the mail box today to brighten my day.

These swap blocks are for my




I also received the last block for 



It is a gray day with rain moving in this afternoon.

A good day to stay inside and sew.

May you have a happy quilty day, too!


read more
Love Blooms from Wonkyworld

several masterpiece quilts from the Volckening Collection
will be on display in July and August
In the middle to late 19th century, botanical applique quilts were popular throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southeast United States. Many quilts were made with white background fabric, lots of Turkey red, over-dyed green, cheddar orange and double pink. Fanciful floral motifs appeared in larger-than-life designs, and the quilts were often made with special purposes—for hope chests, dowries, as presentation pieces, and to celebrate happy occasions such as weddings and births.

The dedication and skill required to make these quilts would likely represent the makers ...

read more
Quilt of Valor from Wont to be Quilter

HI friends!
I had made a bunch of the blocks so started joining.
I bought some back ground fabric to use between the blocks, It's light gold with stars.
Hard to see!
Not much in sewing done this past weekend. This block last night.
These three on Sat. Had to move a bunch down off my quilt wall.
Using some of the fat quarters in this. That I bought at our Q-Bees meeting.
These flue in to that nasty pond across our street, when I got a picture of it some had flown away, Tommy said their was 6 ...

read more
Quilt of Valor from wont-to-be quilter

HI friends!
I had made a bunch of the blocks so started joining.
I bought some back ground fabric to use between the blocks, It's light gold with stars.
Hard to see!
Not much in sewing done this past weekend. This block last night.
These three on Sat. Had to move a bunch down off my quilt wall.
Using some of the fat quarters in this. That I bought at our Q-Bees meeting.
These flue in to that nasty pond across our street, when I got a picture of it some had flown away, Tommy said their was 6 ...

read more
Messy Painted Aprons....P2P Class from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


The Permission 2 Play class is creating

Messy Painted Aprons








The students begin with blank canvas aprons...





They rolled on a layer of acrylic craft paint.

then stamped several more layers of paint...





Every student painted on every apron...










Adding detail with Sharpie Paint Markers...










The students did not know which apron 

would be theirs

until the end of class...



When all of the 5 layers of painting 

and stamping is complete,

the aprons are turned over to the back side...




Without seeing the front side of the apron,

each student chooses their own apron.





No matter which apron you ...

read more
Celebrate Panel – 2 from Stitching Matters


With Monday having been the last day of our long weekend, I managed to get all the main aspects of this panel quilted before the customer quilt was due to arrive.  It felt good and I just had to get rid of the basting stitches and the blue marker.

Got up early this morning before work to unpick and sprits with water and there and then decided I’ll never baste a quilt using meandering ever again.  It simply took forever to remove!  All’s well that ends well and I got most of the pen marking and the basting ...

read more
more pineapple blocks from Making A Lather

I was in the mood to put another round on the pineapple blocks. It is easier if I have a long strip that I can use for chain piecing. I am using a bag of scraps gifted to me by a fellow guild quilter.


For this round, the corners of the template are used for trimming by placing the center square in the right template square.



 I started it here.

I am linking to:


chameleon color linky

Oh scrap

read more
Morning Glory from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It’s another movie recommendation! Vince has found us some great movies recently. Morning Glory was funny and cute . . it’s rated PG-13 so I personally wouldn’t watch it with kids but Vince and I enjoyed it. We watched it on Amazon Prime.

The post Morning Glory appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

read more
Miniatur #20 goldig / golden from quilts und mehr

Aus dem Versuch ergab sich nun ein neuer Miniatur Quilt.

From the trial I made a new miniature Quilt.

#20 goldig 26,5 x 25,5 cm / #20 golden 10,5 x 10"
 

read more
Feeling Accomplished from Needle and Foot

Last fall I wrote a post to explain our family’s thoughts about raising show pigs. I had received a number of questions and comments about how hard it must be for Julia to raise these cute animals and then give them up at auction when fair time rolled around. The post generated a lot of comments and generally reader’s liked it. Janine of Quilts From the Little House, suggested I submit it to be published. (Thank you Janine!) I thought about it for a bit and decided to give it a go.

In November sent it in to ...

read more
Holy Moley!!! from Wollie Mammoth


Holy Moley!!!  Who would have ever thought this would happen to me...a huge brain fart for sure!!!  I brought my stitching pillow...but, zero stitching.  I had packed up my cross stitch and an embroidery by Crabapple Hill... I am assuming that it is sitting on the counter at home.  It is a really weird feeling to have absolutely no stitching with me and I don't think this has ever happened!  I have felt a bit anxious but for the most part family time would have allowed little stitching anyway.  It's just that... it is like a ...

read more
Hearts A-Plenty from ... Cat Patches

Pretty much the whole day was spent quilting the Home & Heart quilt yesterday. By the end of my quilting day, it was finished. There were three blocks to finish up, and then I spent some time consulting my friend, The Pinterest, for ideas about what to do in the border. Already, I knew I'd fill in the nine-patch blocks as I did before. For the small sections between the nine-patches, I did a stylized heart.


Before I go on, can we all take a minute to feel sad about the hellscape of Smitty's life. He still can't ...

read more
Hearts A-Plenty from Cat Patches

Pretty much the whole day was spent quilting the Home & Heart quilt yesterday. By the end of my quilting day, it was finished. There were three blocks to finish up, and then I spent some time consulting my friend, The Pinterest, for ideas about what to do in the border. Already, I knew I'd fill in the nine-patch blocks as I did before. For the small sections between the nine-patches, I did a stylized heart.


Before I go on, can we all take a minute to feel sad about the hellscape of Smitty's life. He still can't ...

read more
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

sunny with clouds, turning to rain and hail, then sunny but colder
Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post! Looking out on another day...
The weather in Aurora
Somehow mother nature has been kinder, gentler than usual... I'm sure the heat is coming this way but for the middle of June this year, we had temperate 70's and 80's during the day, and 50's and 60's at night. Nice. My garden thanks you. Oh, and rain, we do get rain here on what's called the steppes of the front range.In fact today ...

read more
Rubber Duckie, You’re the One…… Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Rubber duck sculpture colour scheme from Clever Chameleon
Created from a photo by Tonyluichung – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34933222

Rubber Duckie You’re the One…… You make bathtime lots of fun!….

Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of yooooooo-ooooou!

Rubber duck sculpture
By Eva Rinaldi – Rubber Duck, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24788549

Sorry, couldn’t help it…. I’ve been working on the next block for our Love with a Twist quilt along. No prizes for guessing that it’s a duck. And that I have done my appliqué in yellow and orange ...

read more
4th of July Flag Block from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in today to share a fun little mini I made recently, the 4thof July Flag by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. This block is a free tutorial as part of Lori’s Vintage Block Along series.


The finished block measures 13” x 20” and is just one of many blocks that will be sewn into the finished quilt in Lori’s newest sew along. I didn’t have enough time in my sewing schedule to join the Vintage Block Along, but I sure had fun whipping together this festive flag ...

read more
How to Frame Cross Stitch Using Sticky Board with the Real Housewives of Cross Stitch! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

A few weeks ago we had Priscilla and Chelsea in the studio to film a few videos for our YouTube Channel! They will show you how to mount finished cross stitch on sticky board and a variety of finishes including washers, frames and found objects. These DIY framing tips are a great way to show off your finished cross stitch.

  1. Kimberly, Priscilla, and Chelsea’s Favorite Cross Stitch Finishes

The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch, Priscilla and Chelsea, join Kimberly in the Fat Quarter Shop studio today to talk about their top picks for their favorite finished cross stitch pieces ...

read more
Improv...Kaja style from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


I may be wrong but I think I've figured out Kaja of Sew Slowly and AHIQ fame. Before we get too far, though, let me tell you that every quilt on this post is Kaja's and every picture comes from Sew Slowly, with her permission. Now, indulge me for a moment: 

In this post Kaja writes about her starts and stops on the quilt top she is currently working on. Kaja is a rare gem. She works intuitively from the start. That's rare, I think. 

Most quilters begin with something in mind--a pattern, a combination of ...

read more