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January 18, 2019
Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop from If These Threads Could Talk

The fabrics shown in this post were given to me by Island Batik
Deb Tucker’s Twilight Chic by Island Batik

Well, if you can’t getaway, go to the library for a good book! The Utica, NY Public Library opened in 1904. I love the inside of this Library.

Shaded Chic

The upper floors of the Utica Library are made of thick glass. I used to love coming here as a child.

In every box of fabric we Island Batik Ambassador’s receive, there is a secret bundle of the newly released batiks. I was lucky enough to be ...

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KKB Road Trip from Seaside Stitches

Blogi-versary Post 1 of 10
To continue the blogi-versary celebration, I'm planning to post 10 quilts in the next 10 days that I have not yet recorded here. You may have seen them on Instagram.

I'm starting with the quilt that I selected as my favorite finish of 2018:
Wildflower Trio.

This project started with a text from my quilty travel buddy, Sharon. She noticed that Karen Kay Buckley would be teaching in Clifton Park, NY in June of 2018. (The original text may have been in 2017!) It said something like, "Doesn't your sister live in ...

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Studies in Transparency from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

I've been very busy during my college break and managed to finish a lot of quilting projects, but this one was the most pressing - and very interesting, too!

It was my Dance of the Goddess quilt that attracted attention at the Hands across the Border exhibition and I was asked to teach a workshop on the technique.

It is essentially free motion quilting with tulle (netting) appliquéd to create a semi-transparent, ghostly image. The challenge was, so, to think of simple small images that would work well with this kind of transparency and can be done in a ...

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Organizing in 2019........... from Exuberant Color

I decided I need to be more organized this year so before I put away this baby quilt top for February I chose the border (plaid), backing (light print) and binding (narrow stripe).  I even found a piece of batting close to the size I need.  I will hang them all together on a hanger until I'm ready to finish it.
I have always wanted to make a quilt like the one on the left and recently found the same quilt (only larger) with a light background.   I have the dies to cut all of the pieces so I ...

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Shabbat Shalom from Quilting Corner

A beautiful sunset from my window.

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Patch Pocket Apron from Angie Quilts

I've had many requests for sewing that doesn't involve Patchwork or Quilting, though why people wouldn't want to patch and quilt is amazing to me!! ha ha ha... 

Seriously though, I do understand. 
Whether you are new to sewing with a sewing machine or picking it up after years of avoiding it, this apron will be a great project to get you in the groove.
Patch Pocket Apron Workshop 
Saturday 16th February 10am - 3pm
The fabric choosing. Just one metre is all it takes... unless you want your pocket patch to be made in a co-ordination fabric ...

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A couple - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Of rows "stitched in the ditch" on Basic Math - And a couple of letters stitched on O Happy Christmas - And that's about all the sewing that I got done today - ;)) I spent most of my time writing up the cutting sequence and instructions for the Border Shell of my Quilt-Along LHQSQ 2.0 - And that's not as easy as it sounds - I'm so used to making it up as I go along - And posting as I

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Air Ship Propellers–Half Way from Quilts....etc.

I quilted on the right side of the length of the quilt that I had been working on Wednesday night and finished that side letting me roll the quilt down last night to start back in the middle.  When I rolled it down it made it so the quilt is half finished!  I didn’t get […]

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Libib from Veriquilt

En väldigt intressant app som jag tipsats om är Libib, en app där du kan lägga upp ditt bibliotek, t ex alla dina kviltböcker. Appen finns både för Android och Apple. Jag har börjat så smått och lagt upp ett bibliotek för de böcker jag har om Art Quilt. Det är väldigt enkelt att göra, har boken en streckkod är det bara att läsa av den, scanner är inbyggd i appen. Finns ingen streckkod får man lägga in titel, författare m m manuellt.

Utdrag ur mitt bibliotek "Art Quilt"

Bild 2

 När man trycker på en inlagd boktitel kommer information ...

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It Was a Magic Moon . . . from Color, Creating, and Quilting

on that blue and violet mysterious night.

The moon gazed down at the majestic moose grazing in the shallows.

The night was so still, music could be heard coming from the cozy, firelit cabin across the lake.

It was one of those mystical nights where imagination takes flight and whisks you away to just about anywhere you want to be.  And the magic is enhanced when those Northern Lights appear!

OK, so I"m getting a little bit carried away with the flights of fancy but I am beyond thrilled about what is taking shape here.  THIS is a panel ...

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My Visit to Tehachapi Mountain Quilters from Goer

Last week I traveled down to Tehachapi for a visit to the Tehachapi Mountain Quilters. I met the program chairs from the group last April at the SCCQG Meet the Teachers event.

After a long drive, I rolled into town on Sunday evening, ready to join them Monday morning for their guild meeting. My new Island Batik scarf made it's debut since it was the perfect match the my top. I couldn't resist stopping for a quick photo of the beautiful mountain view on my way to the meeting.

I shared my My Quilting Journey lecture with a ...

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Gingerbread Retreat Cottage - and the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

When I was choosing a name for my blog, I wanted something that reflected my love of embroidery as well as my love of quilting.  Five years ago I probably spent more time on embroidery than I did on quilting.  Now the tables have turned and quilting takes up the majority of my spare time, but I do still like to do embroidery, knitting, tapestry, and crochet etc.

This week I was finally putting away my Christmas presents, and I thought that I may as well "kit up" (and embroidery term I discovered on Instagram) my two newest Gingerbread Village ...

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Crumbs and More from Jo's Country Junction

I started working on my Crumb baby Friedman quilt this past week.  I didn’t get a lot of sewing time.  Life got in front of my best intentions.   I was hoping to get my alphabet all done.  I forgot how tedious making the letters can be.  I love making them though.

Here’s how I made an “O”.  I cut a piece of fabric for the center.  I just guess a size that I think might be good.

I free form cut some triangles and sew them to the corners.  I iron them open.

From there I iron and ...

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Exposition en Seine et Marne from Atelier de Cocopatch

Je vous informe qu’il y aura une belle expo à Gretz-Armainvilliers (77) le samedi 26/01 et dimanche 27/01. Elle présente à la fois de la céramique et des ouvrages textiles: Gretz est facile d’accès sur la N4, à 15 minutes de la Francilienne ( direction Ozoir la ferrière à la hauteur de Pontault Combault). à … Continuer de lire Exposition en Seine et Marne

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I Like Thursdays and Finish For Friday from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Let's give a Whoop, Whoop! It's been raining all day.  Praise the Lord!  A steady rain except when a cell comes over - then it's a downpour for a couple of minutes.  We're so grateful.  I pray for our SoCal neighbors to the West which are in the Woolsey Fire area.  They are on notice to evacuate if the authorities call about potential mud slides. I've been working on a crochet project.  Some

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I Like Thursdays and Finish For Friday from Quilting Reader's Garden

Let's give a Whoop, Whoop! It's been raining all day.  Praise the Lord!  A steady rain except when a cell comes over - then it's a downpour for a couple of minutes.  We're so grateful.  I pray for our SoCal neighbors to the West which are in the Woolsey Fire area.  They are on notice to evacuate if the authorities call about potential mud slides. I've been working on a crochet project.  Some

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Block of the Week? It's Been Done Before from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

How do I chose a block of the week to share?  I usually select something from one of the (many) projects I am currently working on. Today I was pondering which block to do today, perhaps something from my Kansas City Star CD-Rom. There are hundreds to chose from in the KCS collection, after all they published one block a week for years and years .....

Eureka! It was a light bulb moment for me.  All I had to do was chose a block published this week, just a few years earlier.  As it is now 2019, I went back to ...

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Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Whole Lotta Nothing.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around again (so fast!) and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  My week went by in a rush of multiple projects, none at any interesting stage, but I did do a few things that might be worth sharing.  So let's get started!


As I said, it's been a crazy week - lots of time spent with plumbers, a little time spent with my grandkids (wish that was more!), and a bunch of short times of sewing.  No finishes on that front, though.  However, I did have a ...

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2 UNIQUE longarm tools facilitate auditioning designs on your quilts from Quilt Social


All week I’ve been sharing about essential tools when quilting with a longarm machine, and these same tools can be used for making your quilting experience even better when using a domestic machine. I’m ending this week’s posts with the last 2 essential longarm tools for this week that facilitate quilting designs and patterns: UNIQUE longarm pattern tracing film and UNIQUE LONGARM film marking pencils.

When I started out with longarm quilting, I could not figure out how to set up my pantographs for the second row of stitching and so I would trace my design for ...

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Started The Day Being Lazy....Then It Took Off from Quilting My Way

This morning I enjoyed being able to sleep in. I really didn't want to get up. Once I did, I just played some games. Kept thinking of what I needed to do, but just didn't feel like it.

I finally got moving! I went downstairs and heated up the room. Then I got my stuff together. I wanted to work on the quilt top I had started before.

I didn't get as much done as I would have liked. I think I added two rows and then I was the mess on the table and by the ...

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