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December 13, 2018
A Good Day for a Nap from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

First . . some of you worry about me when I disappear without a warning. I seriously do not think we’re going to have snow here but it would take about 2-1/2 flakes to knock out our internet so if I don’t post tomorrow or the next day  . . don’t worry about me. If...

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It is beginning to look ... from Life in the Scrapatch

... a lot like Christmas!

I have been busy getting ready!

May you and yours have a very

Merry Christmas!

May all your holidays be happy and healthy!

And if you have watched

The Christmas Chronicles

movie on Netflix.

This is what was missing from the skyline montage at the end of the movie,

that was not filmed in the fictitious children's (and my) hometown.

No Kurt Russell singing and dancing here.

Now wouldn't that Christmas tree smokestack
with the sleigh going in for a landing 
 have been a great
addition to the movie?

Merry Christmas from the real ...

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Mission Accomplished from Swooze's Quilts and Tall Tales

I moved to Texas in 1985. I don’t recall which year we started going to the State Fair but it could have been that same year and then every year since except two. Pregnancies and Texas heat don’t mix. We met Tom the horned toad man at the fair.

He is a sculptor that makes pewter horned toad figurines. He has a lot of variety in what he sells. His figurines represent every variety of horned toad and he sells them both in pewter or hand painted. I have bought everyone he has had on offer since I ...

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Top Picks: Gifts for Quilty People from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Christmas is coming and it’s coming fast! If you have people on your Christmas list who like to cut fabric

The post Top Picks: Gifts for Quilty People appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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Pin It Weekly #260 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome back to Pin It Weekly! Let's meet a few more followers, shall we?

1. Melva Ysaguirre

Wall hanging batik, Handmade batik, Red Maasai batik, African art batik, Kenya batik, maasai wall decor, Office decor, Living room decor by wasaniicrafts on Etsy
2. Dama Crafts 4U

Kim Diehl’s Christmas Baubles can be fashioned from scraps of fabric and wool gathered straight from your stash - hang one on the tree, tie one to a gift, or nestle one in your garlands. Get the pattern for all three baubles in Kim’s book, Simple Christmas Tidings, available now.
3. Joyce Karas 

Library Books funquilts
4. Melanie Elkan

5. All Things Repurposed LLC

Want a super simple Christmas craft project this holiday season? Simply upcycle some clear ornaments into a no mess snow ornament using this amazing (and kind of CRAZY) craft tutorial from Sadie Seasongoods! You won't believe what she combines to create these sparkly, icy snow ornaments- it's positively GENIUS and won't get glitter all over your house. Get all the DIY details at . #upcycle #Christmas #ChristmasOrnaments #snow #repurpose #Christmascrafts
6. Lettie vNieuwenhuize

"Flower Pots" pieced by Gwen. Quilted by Judi Madsen, Green Firy Quilts The pattern was designed by Kim McLean, link to order pattern here.  I primarily utilized the freezer paper template technique that incorporates turning the fabric edge with starch applied to the seam allowances, then I machine-sewed the appliqué pieces down to the background.  Nearly all of the fabrics used for the appliqué were designed by Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler.
7. Pasque Flower Creations 

Simple to make, but looks great! Quilt.
8. Trudy Ouells

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9. Jackie Kauth

10. Nalan Gulec

Free Applique Patterns | FREE EMBROIDERY SUNBONNET SUE DESIGNS - Embroidery Designs

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Quilted Duvet Covers 1(a) from Stitching Matters

And then our electricity supplier, after telling us they had a shortage of coal, suddenly decided to not have load shedding until mid-January.  Really?  Where do they now suddenly get the coal from?

So with the office closing on Friday and us not taking on new jobs/projects, I had all the time in the world to finish the binding on our Big Mans’ first quilted duvet cover at the office. 

I can get used to doing things like this at the office.

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Days Away Sewing from Heart Desire Creations

A few of us were supposed to head to the beach for a week of sewing at a big retreat. Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence did much damage to the host hotel and it was cancelled. I quickly found someplace closer for us to go for a few days of sewing – sometimes you just need to get away!

I didn’t do a crazy amount of sewing, but did enjoy the sewing I did. I did a fair amount of hand quilting too.  This Kaffe scrappy quilt top will get several more rows and then borders.

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Judy was so proud of herself ...

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Town and Country Quilters December Club Night from Romany Quilting

It was the final club night of the year, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one wondering where the year had gone.  There was a lot happening, and we were invited to come along early, if we could, so that we could view and vote on the table runner Challenge for Viewers Choice.  This was a challenge with a difference, participants had to use the colours on the paint swatch card provided, and could add one other colour.   There was no size requirements for the challenge, so the table runners came in various shapes and sizes.

Lots ...

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Things About Me from High Road Quilter

Random picture of the day: Azaleas

Day 11: 31 Day Blog Challenge
Pretty Piney posted these 5 Things About Me and I thought it would be good for me to do it too. My blog readers are going to learn a lot about this month as I try to think of enough things to tell you during this 31 Day Blog Writer's Challenge

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Things About Me

Here's the list if you want to follow along:

One Project You Are Particularly Proud Of

Two Mistakes You’ve Made in the Past

Three Things That ...

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Christmas Bells 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

I love similar items to be arranged randomly, and I am wondering just how many ways I can rearrange bells.

Love this one … more bells to play with!

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December 12, 2018
Day 12: 31 Day Blog Challenge from High Road Quilter

Random picture of the day

Random picture of the day: Windowless window

This post posted before I got a chance to add anything to it.  I have been hand stitching the binding on the Droid quilt. This usually takes me a while.

There are a lot of birds chirping outside when Zeus and I go for our walk.  It always amazes me that there are so many birds in the winter, because I figure they would have flown south.  It seems like the millennial birds are doing their own thing. It does make for an enjoyable walk though.

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2018 - The Year of the Blur from Through My Hands

Mama loves you Dilly boy
2018 began with a bang. I came down with a horrible flu that knocked me for a loop. I was in bed for a week and it kept hanging around for what seemed like months. By the time I recovered, it was tax time which takes mounds of time to finish.

Our boy, Dilly, was just getting ready to celebrate his 12th birthday when our lives took a turn for the worse and he unexpectedly passed on. He so wanted to stay with us but his little body just gave out on him. We were ...

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Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE PATTERN – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 12th and final make of Christmas, Stephanie Soebbing will show you how to turn your favorite holiday charm pack into an adorable Christmas stocking.

This is a two-for-one tutorial, with instructions on how to piece and assemble the stocking AND a lesson on free motion quilting a swirl that is perfect for a holiday stocking.

Crafting time:

6 to 8 hours

Supplies we used:

Charm Pack Christmas Stocking pattern:
One charm pack:
I used Winter Love by Mashe D’yans for Clothworks ...

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The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Wednesday.  Above, Mary shows one of the three quilts that she made for charity.  These quilts were also to show us what can be done with those fabrics that we were to pre-cut prior to our meeting .
This is a quilt made with the 2 1/2" squares, 4 1/2" squares, and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.  What some of us liked about this quilt is that there is no matching of seams.
This quilt is made with the squares and strips above and Mary ...

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And Then There Were Shirts… from Jo's Country Junction

A post from Kelli–

A few days ago, mom told you about our baking weekend.  If you missed it, you can read about it here

I had switched a day with a girl from work as she needed Saturday off, so I had to wait to join in the festivities until Sunday.   By the time I got there, they were in full swing and everyone had their job.  I hopped in and helped do a few different things, but was glad that my list of jobs could be “play with Scotty and Carver” and hang with the dogs.

After lunch ...

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Snow, Outside and In! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Merry Christmas! Well, it's not like we didn't know it was coming. The snowmageddon event had been forecast for days. My daughter used this analogy earlier in the year as we awaited a hurricane: "it's like being stalked by a turtle".  Yes, we knew it was coming and we were as prepared as we could have been. The stores were depleted of milk, bread and toilet tissue last Friday. This was the

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Snow, Outside and In! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Merry Christmas! Well, it's not like we didn't know it was coming. The snowmageddon event had been forecast for days. My daughter used this analogy earlier in the year as we awaited a hurricane: "it's like being stalked by a turtle".  Yes, we knew it was coming and we were as prepared as we could have been. The stores were depleted of milk, bread and toilet tissue last Friday. This was the

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Cat quilt to finish year from Koolkat Quilting

It is probably fitting that one of our last quilts for 2018 should be a cat quilt.  This one comes from Marg at Gatton and is being quilted with the I love it hearts pattern.  The king size circles quilt was made by Alison from Kambah in the ACT and is being basted ready for quilting by the quilt maker.

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Simple Joy: Holiday Music! from Val's Quilting Studio

In the car....

...on my desktop...
...Christmas Music happily fills my day with JOY this time of year!
I just LOVE it!! How about you???

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Farmhouse Charm from My Quilt Infatuation

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Yes, I am still under orders to keep my sewing to a minimum, but I don't think that putting a binding on by machine is too much, do you?

Ordinarily I quilt my own quilts, but Brooke at Lady Belle Fabrics has recently expanded her business to include longarm services, and offered to quilt this one for me so that I could let everyone know about her new venture.  The offer actually came before I hurt my neck, but the timing was perfect- especially since this quilt is so large.  I really wanted ...

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