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September 26, 2020
How I’ve Kept My Sanity: Crafting Through Misdiagnosis… (Part 1) from Eric the Quilter

I haven’t uploaded, or updated much lately, but things have been a bit hectic, and I have been a bit tired. I just wanted to let you all know… I’m still plugging along; I’m just doing it at a slower pace these days. Which is quite the bummer… I’m used to doing things quite efficiently, and with full force! At one point I did make over 100 quilts in 3 years.

So let me tell you why I’ve been down and out for a bit. I have Crohn’s, and it was misdiagnosed with a ...

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Friday Slipover V-neck from Monas Creativity

Yarn: Merinoull from Sandnes Garn, color 7572 Petrolium.

Used exactly 9 balls of yarn, with added length.

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Sewing Room Re-Design from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Until I get everything in there, I’m just not going to be 100% sure how it’s all going to work out. One night, very late into the night, I was measuring and marking and planning. This is what I call the front part of the room. On the left where the pink blanket is spread...

The post Sewing Room Re-Design appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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sewing red one more week from Not Afraid of Color

For this week's sewing round up... I did my improv log cabins in red for RSC, two hand pieced stars from Deb, and finished my Fall Home quilt for the online fall hop! 

That post is HERE and has two tutorials in it

blocks on the design wall

I got out my small red scraps and small white strips... lo and behold I have very few light scraps left after the last spate of sewing... and had to actually (horrors!) go to my yardage drawer of white. 

I was surprised to see a lot of light fabrics but very ...

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What's Inside Quilty Box? September 2020 from Curlicue Creations

What's inside the September 2020 Quilty Box?  Take a peek with me!

Disclaimer:  The contents of this subscription box were given to me by Quilty Box.
Oooh!  Look at all these goodies!  I just love receiving Quilty Box in my mailbox every month.  It's so exciting and inspiring.

This month's box is curated by Leslie Tucker Jenison of Wishwell.  This is her new fabric collection, Warehouse District.

These fabrics are amazing!  They're really speaking to my heart.  What do you think?

Here's a closer look at one of the fabrics.  In the interview with Leslie ...

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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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Adventures in Longarm Quilting from Gwen's Quilts

It’s been a while since we checked in on Diane Harris and her adventures in longarm quilting on her HQ Capri. She’s getting nice and comfortable using her Capri now. With that relaxation about the mechanics, comes an opportunity to notice finer nuances about her quilting that give her ideas to make the task easier and faster, or fine tune her technique to make her designs sharper.

Let’s take a look at her recent blog post, Hugs and Kisses: What I Learned.  (Kinda sounds like a dating advice blog? Haha! Just kidding! It’s about quilting ...

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Adventures in Longarm Quilting from Essie's Quilts

It’s been a while since we checked in on Diane Harris and her adventures in longarm quilting on her HQ Capri. She’s getting nice and comfortable using her Capri now. With that relaxation about the mechanics, comes an opportunity to notice finer nuances about her quilting that give her ideas to make the task easier and faster, or fine tune her technique to make her designs sharper.

Let’s take a look at her recent blog post, Hugs and Kisses: What I Learned.  (Kinda sounds like a dating advice blog? Haha! Just kidding! It’s about quilting ...

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Bag Ladies are In the Bag from ... Cat Patches

The bag ladies are not intoxicated...just to be clear. But they are finished. I had the most faithful assistants working with me to bring this to a close.

Sadie...I need you! I've been working on this quilt binding for hours, and I need some relief.


Okay, Smitty. Just let me know when you want me to take over. I'll be right here.


We're almost finished, Sadie. I'll just rest my nose right here. Pawssibly, I can hold on to the end.


When I'd turned the last corner and finished it off, I laid ...

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Bag Ladies are In the Bag from Cat Patches

The bag ladies are not intoxicated...just to be clear. But they are finished. I had the most faithful assistants working with me to bring this to a close.

Sadie...I need you! I've been working on this quilt binding for hours, and I need some relief.


Okay, Smitty. Just let me know when you want me to take over. I'll be right here.


We're almost finished, Sadie. I'll just rest my nose right here. Pawssibly, I can hold on to the end.


When I'd turned the last corner and finished it off, I laid ...

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Family Time from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There are some who think we’re crazy for moving to MO and others who think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. Sometimes, when I’m back in Texas, packing, looking at all the work we’ve put into the place there, I question if we’re doing the right thing but when I spend time with Chad,...

The post Family Time appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Two Beauty Products, Wisdom, Foxy Visit, Triangle Quilt Decisions from Canadian Needle Nana

 These three things below were birthday gifts and I thought I'd share them with you. I've mentioned Eckhart Tolle before and how much I love his writing. Saying that though, it is kind of involved in a way and you need to keep your wits about you if you are to take anything away. But I do enjoy his talk about the need to banish negative thoughts and as he puts it, making sure the present now is your friend not your enemy. 

I think I'm addicted to lip balms so anything to do with keeping lips ...

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Just a couple of blocks from My Sewing Room


Lori Holt's designs are some of my favorites, in spite of the fact that there are a zillion little pieces in each.  This is the Rooster block from her Farm Girl Vintage 2 book.  Our Sew Vintage group is talking about Chicken Scratch (embroidery), and chickens this month.  Lori Holt has a couple of different chicken blocks in her first FGV book - a mama chicken and a baby.  And then their is the rooster in this second book to complete the little chicken family.  Isn't it cute?  This is the 12" version and I still have all of ...

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Free Mini Quilt Cat Pattern from Craft Gossip

Every now and then quilters love to make a mini quilt.  They are usually quick to make, don’t use up a lot of fabric, and can be displayed in plenty of small spaces.

Those are only a few of the things that make this Salem mini quilt pattern from Threadbare Creations so appealing.  The best thing about it is the wonderful design.

Standing proud in front of the moon, this cat named Salem was inspired by the television program Sabrina the Teenage Witch.  This piece is perfect to show off at Halloween, although I think it would look great ...

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And The Stash Bash Continues... from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


And the fabric rehoming continues. 

And it likely will for a good long time – but there is no better time than NOW, is there?

What I’ve set aside here are half-yard cuts of neutrals that may need a different system than sticking them in with the yardage due to limited shelf space.  The jury is still out on whether they should be relocated and kept in with the neutral fat-quarter boxes.

Neutrals are my favorites – they always have been!  And I need a great variety, so if I find myself purchasing anything…..this girl always gravitates toward the neutrals ...

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red irish chain block from Making A Lather

The red blocks for my Irish chain quilt are ready, and, all I need are the yellows. I have worked on this quilt over the last two years for the rainbow scrap challenge. The first year, I did the 4 patches, and, this year, I am making the blocks.


This was a friend Linda's quilt - smith mountain morning -in red and brown. We took the Bonnie hunter class together in Lafayette. Mine was gray and yellow. I quilted hers in red.



I have started putting the joining the rainbow row x row quilt, and finished the 2nd red row ...

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Fun~fetti from From the Strawberry Patch...

Fun~fetti ~ 56" X 70"This one named itself as it took form, it reminds me of rainbow sprinkles scattered into white cake batter and vintage, long-ago birthday parties. I got this top together from Box #2-- the stack of numbered UFO's waiting patiently for me in the stash closet. This box already contained a decent size stack of low volume shaded nine patch blocks along with the remains of a jelly

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Fun~fetti from From the Strawberry Patch...

Fun~fetti ~ 56" X 70"This one named itself as it took form, it reminds me of rainbow sprinkles scattered into white cake batter and vintage, long-ago birthday parties. I got this top together from Box #2-- the stack of numbered UFO's waiting patiently for me in the stash closet. This box already contained a decent size stack of low volume shaded nine patch blocks along with the remains of a jelly

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Aviatrix Medallion from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Sigh...............................

I am very frustrated. My newly upgraded internet connection is CRAP. I'm so frustrated with the whole thing. I'll be in the middle of a presentation, and then I'm not. It takes about 3 minutes to get it back up, and then I have to reconnect things. It's not pretty at my house when that connection drops. I think the internet dropped about 5 times yesterday that I was aware of, and two of those times, I was on Zoom. 

Let's just say that I'm calling my provider yet again. I wonder ...

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