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August 19, 2017
♥ Et nytt art quilt-hjerte ♥ from Iinas Sewing Machine Poetry



I går la jeg bort bildet jeg egentlig holder på med - for en liten stund i alle fall. Ettermiddagen og kvelden gikk til å sy et lite bilde med et hjerte.
I dag skal jeg sende bildet til en kjær venn, som er alvorlig syk.
Kan et vakkert bilde være til trøst?
Hvis ikke annet, så håper jeg at dette hjertet viser, at han er i mine tanker 



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Å sy et hjerte på denne måten, er min egenutviklede idé. Jeg har gjort det en del ganger - klikker du på "hjerte" under etikettene, dukker noen av dem opp - sammen med en ...

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Quilted Block of the Month August 2017 from Terificreations's Weblog

I may have let out a little bit squeal when the idea hit for how to quilt this last section of this August Block. I’ve been playing with curved cross hatching a lot lately and loving it. In giving thought to the shape, that corners look like a house and wanting the Visual to draw … Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month August 2017

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Antique Thimble Necklace from Selvage Blog


This would also make a nice Christmas tree ornament with some colorful satin bows. 
Have a creative day!

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Andover Fabrics from Shawkl

I posted the other day about some denim from Andover Fabrics...but I got my packages mixed up in my head (not a hard thing for me to do apparently)...the denim was from Cloud9Fabrics. I have updated that post.

THESE are the gorgeous fabrics I got for my CQ Blocks from Andover Fabrics! You know I adore anything neutral to include in blocks..and these feel so good!

The look great too!



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Santa's Trip Around the World Progress from Lily Patch Quilts

Happy Saturday! I have been trying to get some time to put this Santa's Trip Around the World quilt. It's not going to be as big as I would have liked it to be but I love how it's turning out. 

I did figure out what I needed to do to make this quilt workout with the rectangles. I might just make another quilt with the rectangles because I am really loving the look. I will share the process and changes I had to make for this to work so you can make your own.




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DearStellaDesign from Shawkl

Love when the mailman brings me a package...don't you? :)


Today, these gorgeous fabrics from Dear Stella Designs (Chroma Basics collection) arrived.


They are lights to medium values and will pair with some fancy fabrics very nicely. I'll be making eighty crazy quilt blocks to show my seam designs on.

While the blocks will be simple "string type" blocks rather than true crazy (as I only need display models not an actual quilt)...still, 80 blocks is no small effort! Once the blocks are constructed, the seams will be embellished (several hundred of these). So, you know I ...

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Spooky Trees and Culcita from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

Yesterday I finished the outline quilting in the Spooky Ride panel blocks and then spent some time on Pinterest looking at ideas for spooky trees. I want to stitch a big tree going up the right side of the quilt in heavy 28 weight thread. I've chosen an orange and a gold from the Mettler silk finish line for the tree.

Here are the trees I liked the best:

Think those give me a framework to start with.

Also got two packages in the mail this week:


One was the Culcita box with the beautiful Lagoon fabrics and a ...

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Day 6 in the UK; Ely Cathedral and a Rainy Day in Cambridge from Crazy for Fiber

As I posted our trip photos on Facebook, I had friends who kept saying “you must visit Ely Cathedral”. And we did. Our group of happy travelers boarded the bus early on Saturday and headed toward Cambridge and the small town of Ely. Our guide told us that people always wonder how this majestic cathedral was built in such a small out of the way village. It was founded by a very religious queen, Etheldreda, who had lived a rather complicated life. She restored an old church in 673 AD. The monastery flourished for 200 years and was destroyed by ...

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Working Those Waves from Little Bits and Pieces

I have all my blocks finished!

And then I sewed up some rows

And then I sewed those rows together....
and noticed that BIG GLARING ERROR.
(last wave block on the third row - right hand side.)

I could live with the little errors on the first wave block on the top and the second wave block on the second row.  But not that last wave.  So I checked on the rows and I have a total of 4 blocks to re-do.  Bummer Man - Bummer.

And to get these was a work out - Marzipan came getting in the way! As were ...

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And then came along Girl Scouts from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

My longtime followers may remember that a few years ago this blog was much more active and I posted regularly about my quilty goings-on.  I was on my way to getting my patterns developed and published, ready for retail sale, along with getting my longarm business up and running.

But then this happened! Girl Scouts!
I became what us leaders affectionately call ourselves....a Green Blood.  Little did I know when I started my troop 3 years ago that it would stuck up so much of my sewing and designing time.  

Of course part of being a Girl Scout is ...

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WW #48 from Weezy Works On

I had a very busy July! After time with the grandkids, I went to Kelly’s guild sew in day and meeting. Stay tuned for a new ornament runner. I won second place for the Christmas in July event! Check out Kelly’s awesome work. Check out Love Notions Patterns, the wonderful Laundry Day Tee is free […]

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Rainbows Abound from MMM Quilts

I haven't linked up or showed much progress on two of my three (3!! -- how did that happen? Well, it did...) RSC2017 projects with Angela at so scrappy.  I think it's time.

Project 1
My original project.  My house quilt! I drafted a basic schoolhouse block combining several ideas: the one on the cover of my first quilt book I ever bought, The Quilter's Companion from That Patchwork Place, a paper-piecing pattern I have by Denise McKenna from many years ago (15?) that has a quilt block on the side of each house, and Lori Holt ...

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Rainbows Abound from MMM Quilts

I haven't linked up or showed much progress on two of my three (3!! -- how did that happen? Well, it did...) RSC2017 projects with Angela at so scrappy.  I think it's time.

Project 1
My original project.  My house quilt! I drafted a basic schoolhouse block combining several ideas: the one on the cover of my first quilt book I ever bought, The Quilter's Companion from That Patchwork Place, a paper-piecing pattern I have by Denise McKenna from many years ago (15?) that has a quilt block on the side of each house, and Lori Holt ...

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Garden 8/19/2017 from Wont to be Quilter


Produce put up this week.

Soup, Pickles, and salsa

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Garden 8/19/2017 from wont-to-be quilter


Produce put up this week.

Soup, Pickles, and salsa

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19th Century Toddler's Outfit from Ann Quilts

Well, so, a friend told me she'd found a box in the attic with this long forgotten outfit.  Her mom gave it to her more than a few years ago.  She got no information from her mother about it.  It's in pretty sad shape, so .... she thought I might want it.  Hee, hee.


It's so hard for me to say to no to an antique gift!  So I said yes.  I think super fragile pieces like this still have value in the "study collection" realm, as examples of clothing construction techniques of the past.

My friend and ...

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Jungle abstractions 3 from Just Sew Sue

After a mild panic where I thought I had lost a page of the pattern I photocopied some extra units that have not come out very well. This means that I have now sewn up units 1 to 36. I think it's looking great already. However I am finding Space the solid fabrics to be a little bit boring. So I feel I need to crack on with this otherwise it will become a UFO.

My progress on this might seem a little déjà vu as The unit that I finish this week is the mirror image of the ...

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Field of Dreams from Fret Not Yourself

OK, a field of someone else's dreams. It's still a blast.

After a rough start, the Phillies ballplayers are coming together nicely. A couple of adjustments made the piecing easier. I straightened the curve on the glove and sewed the belt before cutting the shirt. I also thickened the ankles of the high tops. The casually pieced stick figure style amuses me although making raglan sleeves made this block a bit more complicated. But baseball means raglans and inset seams don't bother me.

They are large blocks with oddly shaped pieces so I'm cutting and sewing ...

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It's Going to be a Great Year! from Val's Quilting Studio

The new school year has begun and as I begin what will be my 29th  year of teaching,
for a variety of reasons, I couldn't feel more happy and full of joyful anticipation for the year ahead.

First, I'm Organized.

A major "summer goal" I had was to reorganize the way I manage my calendar, lesson plans and quilty ideas/blog topics. (For my retired teacher readers, you'd be amazed how everything has gone "electronic".....included lesson plans!) Lucky for me, when we do our weekly planning, my teacher partner takes care of that end as I ...

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Still Here... from MulticoloredPieces

Yes, I'm still here despite bumps in the road--like a 9-day severe heat wave (if only the temperature would drop to 90°!). In addition, the internet has been down for over a week, so I had to find a temporary solution. Amazing how attached we become to that magic box...

However, over all it has been an excellent summer. The Little People (who can now look me in the eye, not so little anymore) have come and gone, leaving an empty house. I have been cleaning up my studio, trying to keep up with my "Circus in D.C ...

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