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September 16, 2019
Introducing my Exit Strategy from Quilting & Learning

In the spirit of anticipation, celebration and learning, I am starting a new project.

EXIT STRATEGY

In less than 3 years and 2 months, I will be 60! People are generally not eager to grow older, but I believe that the perks of age and wisdom more than make up for the laugh lines and grey hair (which I've had for over 15 years anyway!)

60 will begin the next phase of my life - Fibre Artist!

So, how am I going to get ready for the fibre artist phase of my life without living in the future? Well, pretty ...

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Garden and Pond finished for Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks (Week 246) link-up.


FMQ Garden & Pond finished!

Free Motion Quilted Garden & Pond
Stitched with grey thread


The journey began in March with a quick free motion quilting (FMQ) project for the Free Motion Mavericks post. I started outlining the flowers and pond in grey, which looked fine in person but not so great on the images

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Witch Witch is Witch? from Made By Marney

What’s more fun than witchy-poos? I’ve just finished a new paper pieced witch block to add to my collection. I love designing Halloween images, so I am having a lot of fun this month.

GLINDA THE WITCH

GLINDA THE WITCH is my newest Halloween design. I have 3 more witch faces that would make a super cute table runner…

Witchy Table Runner

These 4 witches are so fun to paper piece.

HAPPY WITCH
BEWITCHED
TOOTHY WITCH

Here are the cutest projects ever made by my customers using my paper pieced Halloween blocks.

Trick or Treat Sacks made by ...

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Dear Jane update from JulieKQuilts



I finished a row!  I thought I had 6 rows together already, but I had five...but now I have six!!   On our Dear Jane project!  I can sort of see the "trip around the world" look that shines in the original Dear Jane quilt.  The pinks show up...yahoo!
These are my two latest blocks.  I finished the hand applique of the top block, and pieced the little bottom block today.  On we go!  And speaking of that....

Annie sent me these pictures to show!!  Wow...how pretty, don't you think?  Here are Annie's words:

Hi Julie ...

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Bush Garlands 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

Before I bought EQ5 I drew up a heap of Australian floral garlands, and made a quilt, which sold at a charity Auction, and another smaller one for a niece.

I eventually added all the various garlands to Electric Quilt, and even played with them, adding some virtual quilting. The project file got lost in My EQ6, but it has now jumped into EQ8, and it is time to start sharing.

I love the real quilts made from paper patterns, now I love the virtual quilts with blocks drawn in a computer.

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Quarter Log Cabins from Let's Begin Sewing


When I saw Alison Glass's Kaleidoscope collection of shot cottons I had to try them. However I definitely don't need more fabric so decided to order a charm pack and experience the saturated colors and texture in person. When they arrived I could not just let them sit and decided to make tiny quarter log cabins from them. I just randomly paired colors with differing values and sewed a few blocks.


I randomly started putting them together and this is what I got in the end.


 
I see a lot of this fabric in my future.


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In Fits and Snatches: Modern Baby Clam Shells + Christmas Outreach Quilt from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, my lovelies!  Remember that baby quilt I designed last DECEMBER for a new mom in our family?  Well, her baby just turned nine months old yesterday, and I finally finished...  cutting out the fabric for the quilt top!

I Finished Cutting Out All the Pieces!
You thought I was going to say the whole quilt was finished, didn't you?  Bless your heart.

As you can see in this photo of the entire design wall, these clam shells are gigantic.  They will finish at 9 1/2", making this a 40" x 40" top once I add ...

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September 15, 2019
ICQC-106,, Vintage Victorian Style CQ Course is Open for Registration - 15-17 Sep 2019 from Shawkl

This is an Intermediate level course.

We will be doing a "vintage reproduction style" crazy quilt block out of silk tie material (and/or cotton and silks). We'll be doing a planned block to get the hang of working with silks and fancy fabrics.

Then you will can proceed independently (with some instructions) to create a larger piece that is more "organic" than "planned". So, if you have been wanting to work up a project that is more indicative of 1800's projects...this is the class for you to get your feet wet in!

No photos...but there ...

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Needs a New Home! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Fall is just starting here in the PNW and that means it is time for the Quilty Orphan Adoption!


I went through all of my UFOs and right now I seem to be at least slightly attached to them.
But that doesn't mean I don't have items that need to be removed from my sewing room.



About five years ago, I started collecting up a bunch of light weight Home Dec fabric to use for making some little bags and pouches.  

The Kaffe Fassett fabrics across the top are all slightly larger than a quarter yard.  
There are ...

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How Much Do You Want Cookies? from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I had told Vince the other day that I was going to make cookies but it’s a recipe that has to be refrigerated, then the dough rolled out and refrigerated again and I just haven’t had any big chunks of time. We kinda get off our diets on the weekend so he knew if I...

The post How Much Do You Want Cookies? appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Long Time Gone Panels from The Knitting Quilter

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Here are all the blocks to make the quilt, Long Time Gone. When you see them all together, it looks a little nutty! It's all different blocks in all different sizes. However, I think there is a method to the genius of Jen Kingwell. 

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Here is Panel #1. The quilt top is made up of 6 panels. I love the very light grey strips. It looks great with any other color out there.

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Here's Panel #2. So far, so good! I always hold my breath and hope all the panels fit together properly. I'm working on Panel ...

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Long Time Gone Panels from Knitting Quilter

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Here are all the blocks to make the quilt, Long Time Gone. When you see them all together, it looks a little nutty! It's all different blocks in all different sizes. However, I think there is a method to the genius of Jen Kingwell. 

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Here is Panel #1. The quilt top is made up of 6 panels. I love the very light grey strips. It looks great with any other color out there.

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Here's Panel #2. So far, so good! I always hold my breath and hope all the panels fit together properly. I'm working on Panel ...

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A Picture for Sunday - Butcher's Shop from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


Rawles Butchers in Bridport, Dorset.  The most striking commercial art I have seen for years.  I love the dreamy green landscape. 

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Filling in Shadow from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


A little at a time...

The green shaded area on the left is the darkest shadow in the whole picture, so I used the darkest green I have to lay the foundation.

The slow approach is paying off.  The dilemma is that the actual process of stitching has to be fast, but I have to rein myself in to stop it being fast and furious.  It is all too easy to get carried away and stray into the wrong area of the picture, and wreck it before you have even properly started.  

To check I was on the right track ...

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Practicing Drafting Applique Birds in EQ from Stof genoeg

The result of practicing drawing applique blocks in EQ8: Simple Birds. XXX Annika Continue reading

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Flip Flop Quilt from High Road Quilter


It's been a flip flop kind of a week for me, so I thought it was appropriate that I make these flip flop blocks for Stitching Sisters. It is another one of the kits I picked up when I went last time. I had originally thought I should give them a finished top and return the other kits and tell them that I got carried away, but I decided to try to make another quilt top since it is taking me so long to get one back to them.

I was expecting strips of fabric that I could strip ...

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Nog even meegenieten from Ineke Original









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Bordjes voor aan de muur. from Ineke Original

Ik kan het niet laten om teksten te fotograferen.


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Two Quilts, a Top, and WHY WHY WHY??? Oh yeah - zucchini report too. from caledonia quilter

This is a cute Yellow Brick Road quilt.

Love that panto pattern:  Ba Da Boom from Urban Elementz.

This intrigued me.

It's a block I've never seen before, so I had to examine it closely.

Oh and here's THE TOP.  Yeah, I can be a real idiot.  One of the guild members brought this top and put it on a give-away table, hoping someone would decide to take it home and give it some love.  Apparently (!) that someone was me.  Aaand, now I have another UFO.

Most of it is very wonky but ... it just has something ...

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Farm Girl Vintage 2 from My Sewing Room


The sequel to Farm Girl Vintage has come out, and our Sew Vintage group is going to play with the fun designs.  Our challenge for October was the Pumpkin block. I’ve been playing.


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