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May 25, 2019
OMG link up and a tip from With Strings Attached






Here are the two mug rugs that were my OMG for May.

Here is the May OMG finish link-up. (Thanks for hosting OMG, Patty!)













This is the second time I've used the State Fair block for a mug rug.  The one here was part of a two-mug-rug-swap back in 2014. (The theme was "summertime," hence the flip flops and State Fair.)

I think it would be fun to use State Fair for a swap with fussy-cut centers.


And the tip:
I use my cutting table to baste quilts. I often had a hard time getting the backing and the ...

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Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless from Tales of a Stitcher

Over the years, I have made several quilts using the flying geese unit. I think the obsession started in Nancy Crow’s Workshop called Sets and Variables.

We were to select a motif to work with. I wanted to work with the flying geese unit. I started three compositions. None of which were the assignment–this was a problem. Still my love of triangles persisted.

The neutral triangle units in the upper right photo eventually became Birch Woods Glimmer.

Birch Wood Glimmer

While writing Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line and Shape, I had the opportunity to go even further down the ...

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No Lack of Self Confidence from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The other day Addie was doing something. I was trying to show her how to do it correctly and she was telling me she knew . . she knew . . just let me do it. I said “Addie, you do not know everything! Listen to people who are trying to show you things.” Last...

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Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Continues from Melva Loves Scraps

Carole at From My Carolina Home released step four of the Minuet Mystery Quilt and I made quick work of it...  





It involved connecting the flying geese units and the light/print bricks.


The piecing of the mystery quilt is so similar to life... we don't always know what the end result of a situation will be.  We simply trust the designer of life.  In the quilting world, we trust that the designer of the quilt pattern.

In book 11 of the Patchwork Mysteries, Squared Away, the lead character reflects on a similar topic...

"Sarah thought about how life ...

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Quilting Tips from Gwen's Quilts

Did you know that Handi Quilter contributes quilting tips to American Patchwork and Quilting magazine? Each month APQ magazine includes a “Tip” page and every other month Handi Quilter contributes a machine quilting tip. Sometimes there is an associated video!

Here is an example of  Education Coordinator Vicki Hoth sharing tips on quilting feathers.

As a Handi Quilter National Educator, I’m all about quilters being aware of and accessing all the great, free educational material Handi Quilter provides to our owner family and the quilting world. I think a big part of the fun of quilting is learning new ...

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Quilting Tips from Essie's Quilts

Did you know that Handi Quilter contributes quilting tips to American Patchwork and Quilting magazine? Each month APQ magazine includes a “Tip” page and every other month Handi Quilter contributes a machine quilting tip. Sometimes there is an associated video!

Here is an example of  Education Coordinator Vicki Hoth sharing tips on quilting feathers.

As a Handi Quilter National Educator, I’m all about quilters being aware of and accessing all the great, free educational material Handi Quilter provides to our owner family and the quilting world. I think a big part of the fun of quilting is learning new ...

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Flowers and Friends and a Finish from ... Cat Patches

There was a lot packed into a single day yesterday, and so I'll just get right to it. First, we saw every blooming thing along the Fanno Creek Trail yesterday morning. There is lots more to come, and so we'll walk there again next week. The lupine is ready to bloom, and we don't want to miss it. As for the blooming things along the trail yesterday, I took a lot of pictures. I don't know some of these, and so I'll just let you look.

Of course, I know a wild rose when I ...

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Flowers and Friends and a Finish from Cat Patches

There was a lot packed into a single day yesterday, and so I'll just get right to it. First, we saw every blooming thing along the Fanno Creek Trail yesterday morning. There is lots more to come, and so we'll walk there again next week. The lupine is ready to bloom, and we don't want to miss it. As for the blooming things along the trail yesterday, I took a lot of pictures. I don't know some of these, and so I'll just let you look.

Of course, I know a wild rose when I ...

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Cotton on Green ~~ Finished? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've worked on this piece and another one for several days. I had built the canvases quite some time ago and set them aside. At the time I had another, more pressing project. Oddly, I can't think of what that was. 

Nevertheless, I discovered the stack of canvas pieces and decided to load them on the long-arm before something else jumped in front of me. I have a few more canvases in the stack, but I want to see what the green background looks like. 


I've been working on this series of cotton paintings and have eight ...

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{Stitch Maynia} Splashing and Shading from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Maynia start #19 -- Splashing Fun bookmark from All Our Yesterdays Cross Stitch Collection.


I was hoping I'd have time to put in a few stitches but the rest of the family was busy with other things and I got a lot done. I love how that shading of her dress looks!

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Detours and Must-Do’s. from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


If only I had a place for a stove like this!

When Irene left yesterday morning for Louisville, she told me flat out that she was going to be stopping in Wytheville, Virginia to hit some antique places on the way home.

Well SHOOT!  Without me?  NO FAIR!

I had already hatched a plan to drive south to Charlotte and check on some options for pressing stations for Quiltville Inn – and if I went a certain way, I could swing by Concord on my way back to Wallburg and hit one of my favorite BIG places.

I could still get ...

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Orange inspiration from Not Afraid of Color

I finished my two blocks for Rainbow Scrap Challenge, using Orange scraps. There were small curved bits left after cutting the snowball blocks, so I sewed them together to make little petals.

  I practiced on paper, painting one with petals for hair...
before painting a face on fabric.

It wasn't as simple as painting a watercolor face, I used prisma-color pencils to do her face on muslin, and although the pencils blend well, there's a tug on fabric's weave. I'm pretty happy with her though. I think I'll use the batik for clothing, and applique ...

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Speck from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You all remember that I had a dachshund named Speck. We got him when Chad was maybe 10 or 11 years old. Speck died in 2017 and he was about 16 years old. Then when their Husky showed up at Walmart and Chad brought him home for the weekend because Animal Control wasn’t open til...

The post Speck appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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What could be sweeter than a free pattern? from Pat Sloan's Blog

For my Button club project this month I went for up sized pieced block using a charm pack, so fun to do!

Pat sloan button club may full 3 sq

The Fat Quarter Shop button box this month has a theme of 'SWEET'. I decided that I had to use my friend Heidi's Shortcake fabric with darling flowers, flower baskets and jam jars! 

Pat sloan button club may close up 3

The button box this month as the darling cupcake, macaroon, roses and beautiful Blue and Pink buttons

Pat sloan button club may full blue ver

I ...

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How To Turn A Quilt Into A Quillow from Craft Gossip

There was a time not so long ago when no one knew what a Quillow was. It was like some made up world in the quilting world that only the most experienced had heard of. Quillows are making a comeback and I can tell you why, Minimalists! Having a blanket thrown across your couch or bed is no longer an option for many of these frugal minimalists who like clean lines and smooth surfaces.  This tutorial shows you how to turn a quilt into a quillow. That means you can go back to an existing quilt and turn it into ...

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OMG May Finish from Urban Quilter

I set a #onemonthlygoal of completing 6 grain-bag totes and I finished 10 of them! All 10 were delivered last night and will soon be available for purchase at Great North Aleworks. Linking this post up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.

3 of the 10 completed tote bags

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Gingham Baby Quilts from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

For some reason, I've fallen hard for the simple gingham baby quilts I've seen lately and in the middle of binding one quilt and piecing another, I decided I needed to make one NOW. I wanted to use this fabric: and tried several other fabrics that I thought would coordinate. I tried every blue under the sun, but nothing really worked, so I settled on this: Then, in the middle of another

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Historical past Behind On-line Betting from Baby Geniuses Fabric Collections

The urge for making fast bucks could also be as previous as human civilization. Playing was prevalent in lots of elements of the globe from time immemorial. The primary reference of betting is present in historical scriptures the place one can see the point out of video games of Cube performed by Kings and Lords the world over. The betting grew in selection and selection sooner or later of time and probably the most thrilling and fashionable amongst them was the betting on Horse racing free bet website

With the proliferation and recognition of the Web, the web betting launched ...

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Historical past Behind On-line Betting from Baby Geniuses Fabric Collections

The urge for making fast bucks could also be as previous as human civilization. Playing was prevalent in lots of elements of the globe from time immemorial. The primary reference of betting is present in historical scriptures the place one can see the point out of video games of Cube performed by Kings and Lords the world over. The betting grew in selection and selection sooner or later of time and probably the most thrilling and fashionable amongst them was the betting on Horse racing free bet website

With the proliferation and recognition of the Web, the web betting launched ...

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the end of the rainbow from Making A Lather

This is officially the last Saturday in May and for orange at the rainbow scrap challenge. I am not really finished with the color yet. I haven't even started orange words for my quilt. But I did get the "made" fabric ready for the end of the rainbow quilt. Each month I make 6 blocks. I only have one more color and then all the pieces will be ready to assemble.


There are some rows that I had enough finished blocks to partially assemble them.


I made 32- 4 patches for an irish chain quilt I am hoping to ...

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