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September 20, 2014
Half Square Triangle Baby Quilts from HoneyBee Quilt Co

Just one week away from GAF and I'm still working hard! On today's agenda is a handful of fun tote bags! But before that...I must make time to share the baby quilts I made this week :) They would be so cute for twin boys! I mean who can resist those adorable blue elephants?




Last year I ordered some charm squares in lovely blues and greens. The patterns were so unique and vibrant and I just couldn't wait to use them up! So I combined them with fabrics from my stash, made almost a hundred half square ...

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Stitch Gathering Roundup from The Littlest Thistle

I'm sorry, I know it's been almost a full week since the Stitch Gathering, organised by the fabulous Jo Avery and her merry band, but I really did want to give it a roundup, even if lack of a replacement broadband router until last night meant it was a little delayed!

Once again Jo rounded up a marvelous selection of goodies, presented in this gorgeously soft needlecord Liberty bag:


What a collection of contents!


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A little more modern from remember your karma

Why, yes! I see a trend!

I found the pattern for this little in a Moda Candy book. Similar to one in a modern quilting magazine several momths back & similar still to the Big Charming. I did not use a Moda Candy stack (2.5" squares of cuteness) but I once again dipped into my solid charms.

Fun, fast & easy. And on to the quilting! 


My favorite part!

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Every Picture Tells A Story from From the Strawberry Patch...

This photograph came to me via Facebook.  My husband's cousin's daughter came across it among her grandmother's belongings and she wondered if my mother-in-law (her grandmother's sister) could identify this church sanctuary, decorated for Christmas. I printed it out and took it to my mother-in-law earlier this week. When she looked at it there was an immediate spark of recognition; "

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Every Picture Tells A Story from From the Strawberry Patch...

This photograph came to me via Facebook.  My husband's cousin's daughter came across it among her grandmother's belongings and she wondered if my mother-in-law (her grandmother's sister) could identify this church sanctuary, decorated for Christmas. I printed it out and took it to my mother-in-law earlier this week. When she looked at it there was an immediate spark of recognition; "

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Des poches / Pockets from Quilting, Patchwork et Appliqué

Des poches / Pockets

Petites poches, toujours utiles !
Small pockets, always usefull!

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Des poches / Pockets from Quilting, Patchwork et Applique

Des poches / Pockets

Petites poches, toujours utiles !
Small pockets, always usefull!

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In the Mail from Bayou Quilts

Penny Baugh of Art Journey  celebrated
 her fifth blogging anniversary with a give-away.
  I was lucky enough to win the most gorgeous bookmark!

 Just look at the detail in the beading!

I'm so pleased and proud of this beautiful piece of art
and have it hanging in my studio so I can admire it --
and appreciate the talent  and the time
 that went into its creation.

But Penny's creative eye is also at work in other areas.
She makes the most charming and whimsical dolls,
each with a story and a unique personality. 

Here is Penny's Flora ...

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Sweetheart Block from Blackberry Creek Home Arts

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This is block #5 of my latest quilt project, which I am tentatively calling "Little Pink Houses." As it happens, there seems to be more red than pink in these fabrics, so I might change the name. The name of the pattern is Sweetheart Houses (see below), so I might play off the word Sweetheart. We'll see.

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This is the pattern I'm using for my quilt. It was a block of the month program a year or so ago. The monthly pattern kits came with fabrics, and the last kit includes finishing fabrics and embellishments.

I'm linking ...

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Shipping Quilts from Ann Quilts

Over the last couple of months, I've had quilts arrive from customers in some pretty badly battered boxes.  So I decided to write some guidelines for packing for safe shipping.

Here's one battered box.  It's quite crumpled and almost bashed in.  Also, one digit was missing from my house number on the address label.


Here's the box that really scared me and prompted me to write this post.  This quilt came so very close to being lost or damaged!  One side was badly ripped and one edge (front left in the photo below) was totally unsealed ...

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Put The Border On ‘On Point Autumn’ from Eric the Quilter

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It took me a while to figure out what I was going to do with it, but now that I have, I’m really excited to quilt it. I have a few other priority project going on at the moment, but this just might jump the queue a bit. It is just so much better than I thought it would be! Not sure how to quilt it though. Any suggestions?


Tagged: Anita Goodesign, Autumn, embroidery, On Point Autumn

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Lollypop Trees Block One from 44th Street Fabric

Hi everyone! How's your Saturday? I slept late (8 AM!) so am getting around slowly. It's a peaceful, beautiful day and I give thanks to God for that! Thought I'd post another block that fell out of the UFO basket the other night. I should say, one of the UFO baskets. It's for the Lollypop Tree quilt.


The backgrounds for this quilt will be solids. This is from the pattern by Kim McLean. This is one of the least "busy" blocks-lol. I started this quilt because I have so many little scraps from all my projects ...

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Saturday's Smile!! from The Quilting Garden


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Saturday's Smile!! from Lavender Quilts


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Last Day to Win Little Quilts Book from Cactus Needle

As a reminder
TODAY is the LAST DAY
to enter your name in
the drawing 
for
the wonderful Mini Quilts book
Little Quilts
by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger
If you haven't had a chance to leave a comment
make sure to run over to Monday's post
The drawing will close at Midnight tonight
and I will announced 
a winner
on Sunday.

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The Pink Square from Creative Quilting by Debbie Stanton



The focus of this quilt comes right off the focus fabric – colorful butterflies. Between pieced and appliqued blocks are bright patches of prints...and one pink square. The maker of this piece asked me to quilt a butterfly into that 6 inch pink square.



Okay, so how do we do that? I started out with a sketch I made, inspired by one in Judi Madsen's book “Quilting Wide Open Spaces.” Then, I traced it onto vellum paper. The paper is slightly transparent, so I only drew one-half of the butterfly, and then flipped the vellum to trace the other ...

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One Large Quilt Pattern Block from The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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Out and About from Make It Simpler Notebook

September 18, 2014 

I taught on two cruises this year. The ship's cruise director concluded every shipboard announcement by exhorting passengers to go "Out and About!" So out on deck I went to swim and marvel at the Panama Canal and eventually bask in Glacier Bay
  
When I teach a workshop, on land or sea, I'm always envious of the quilters. I watch them enjoy their fabric and sigh to myself, Oh! Anita Sue, I want to sew!  So sew I did late this summer and magic happened. The weather was mild, my iron was hot and I ...

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Applique on my Longarm from On Point Quilter

Welcome.  This week I am excited to share two videos with you. There was so much to share that I decided to split the video into two parts.  Here is the finished project.
I want to do a special call-out to Anne Hurlburt.  She is a certified Art and Stitch instructor and did her Addendum on doing Applique on her longarm.  She has a ton of good information particularly for those using a Statler.

My approach was a bit different than Anne's, but is built on her technique.  I started with a design in Electric Quilt, transferred it to ...

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Maria's Bunny Quilt from Eagle's Wings Quilts

This is Maria's Baby Bunny quilt. The fabrics in this one were so very very soft, a lovely high quality flannel cotton. I had a lot of fun on this little quilt doing different stuff in the borders.
Maria wanted the Animal Crackers pantograph in the centre of the quilt, and hearts in the borders, and I was very happy to oblige. The reversing hearts motif in the gold and blue borders is the same as the motif in the bunny fabric border, just re sized. It's one of my favourite border designs to do. It's quite ...

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