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March 19, 2019
Antique Shopping - Come Along from Collector with a Needle



We spent some time antique shopping this weekend.

Join me and we'll look together.

There were still many red items out from Valentines Day.

Good for us because we hadn't been out with all the February snow.  But kind of sad too, meaning these treasures weren't sold.

I would have loved them instead of flowers and chocolates,
how about you?










I love the look of linen and lace with blue cottons.

The linen so crisp and clean, the hand crochet edging is beautiful.

The quilt top was just shirting squares but still quite nice.





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Upcoming events from Quilting & Learning

Here are the two events coming up soon in my quilting and blogging life.

Fibre Fling 2019

Once again the Out of the Box Artists' Group will be holding their annual art show and sale, Fibre Fling. If you're in the Ottawa region, come out to see the great fibre art. There will also be art, supplies and wearable fibre art for sale.

Fibre Fling 2019 - April 4 and 5
This year I will be entering these pieces in the show.

My Blue Paining is finished! I'll be writing a final posting about it soon.
My Blue Painting ...

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Make-A-List Monday - Back to Business As Usual! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, last week was an interesting change of pace!  If you didn't catch them, I invited guest bloggers to highlight each of this year's five Hands2Help charities, one each day of last week.  Which meant that I didn't have a Make-A-List Monday post last week.  So let's take a look at how my list from two weeks ago went, then I'll show you what I did last week...

1.  Finish quilting the customer quilt (without mistakes this time!)
Done, thankfully!  And with no further problems!


2.  Keep working on the vintage quilt repair ...

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Spring is in the air with Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks (Week 220) link-up.

Spring is in the air!

There is hope! There is a viral rumour that Spring may show up again this year. We are all very hopeful. It's funny to see my friends refusing to bundle up to cross the street to get coffee. Unless it's a blizzard out there, we are acting as if Spring was here

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Forest Friends from Made By Marney

My friends from Julie’s Sewing Center in Green Bay, WI are featuring my Forest Friends pattern in a PAPER PIECING CLASS this Saturday, March 23.

Forest Friends

You can learn how to create all six animals for the quilt, or do a smaller scale version by creating the table runner.

Table Runner

These animals are nice and easy, great for beginners! Both the lap quilt and table runner are in the pattern.

Thanks to Vonnie, for teaching this class. Vonnie also had some fun creating a tote from my Cute and Clever Totes book.

One side of the tote ...

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More new techniques from Quilting and More...

I’m working very slowly on the Bethanne Nemesh class I wrote about a little while ago. So this photo shows the various things I’ve been practicing, and I’ll explain what each is. At the top left is the first sample I showed you, with the beaded piping. To its right is a sample with more […]

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Applique Elegance 6 from Virtual Quilter

Love it.

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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve from ... Cat Patches

It wasn't a sure thing that I could post today. We are staying at a really terrible KOA in Acton, California. We have no cell service and a slow internet connection. Sometimes it makes writing a blog post with pictures downright painful.

There are no really good choices for RV parks in this area. When we visited last year, we stayed in a park in Lancaster. It was bad enough that we added it to our blacklist of RV parks; meaning, we'll never stay there again. This KOA has been so bad that I think we've finally ...

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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve from Cat Patches

It wasn't a sure thing that I could post today. We are staying at a really terrible KOA in Acton, California. We have no cell service and a slow internet connection. Sometimes it makes writing a blog post with pictures downright painful.

There are no really good choices for RV parks in this area. When we visited last year, we stayed in a park in Lancaster. It was bad enough that we added it to our blacklist of RV parks; meaning, we'll never stay there again. This KOA has been so bad that I think we've finally ...

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Land’s Edge from Jean Swenson


Land’s Edge
March 2019

Back in January I tackled my blue scraps bin and created the Bargello twist and turn quilt I named 3273 K. Of the 500 scrappy blue rectangles I cut for that project, I still had about 100 left. So instead of trying to cram them back into my scraps bin, I pulled out all my skinny blue and brown string scraps and made this! No pattern, just winging it </p>
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March 18, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - A Wee Bit of Ireland from Melva Loves Scraps



March's blocks for A Time for All Season block of the month is from Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and features shamrocks and a Wee Bit of Ireland...  




I went with a perfectly planned block and a completely scrappy block.  In all honesty, I like the look of my scrappy block better than the planned block... an example of lack of contrast.  My background fabric is not a great enough contrast with my light green fabric.  


As I pieced these blocks I was waiting to hear from my brothers-in-law that a special surprise had arrived in their mail ...

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Ask Jo: Babies and Such from Jo's Country Junction

Every now and then blog readers send me a email or leave a comment in the comment section that I need to answer.  When I think other readers might be interested too, I answer them here on the blog. Today is one of those days…

From Susan the Farm Quilter:
How fun to have grands born so close together!! Congratulations on the grands and that moms and babies are doing well. Will you be able to take care of them both, like you do Carver??

Gannon will start childcare here at my house on March 19th….

it will only be ...

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The Adventure Quilt - Ocean Waves from Melva Loves Scraps





Kate & Tammy's  great Adventure and Road Trip quilt continues!  This week's block takes us to the ocean... Ocean waves!

And almost exactly 21 years ago our family ventured to California for spring break.  We were able to stay with a friend in San Juan Capistrano, explore the area and spent a day at Disneyland.  

So of course we spent an afternoon at the beach.  Bearing in mind it was March and a little cooler... so the beach that Renee took us to wasn't busy at all.  I don't recall anyone else... AT ALL!




It was the ...

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Finish Alongs, saturated color, Style and how dreams come true all on my show today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Marci Debetaz, Carole Lyles Shaw, Shannon Fraser, and Kelli Fannin join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 414 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 414 Marci Debetaz

Marci Debetaz is Marci Girl Designs and she hosts these wonderful Finish-A-Long! Who doesn’t need encouragement to finish? She also started sewing with Barbie clothing just like me, I knew I'd love her!

Visit her at http ...

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Stoffauswahl / fabric selection from quilts und mehr

Könnte das die Stoffauswahl für den patCHquilt Challenge sein? Leider darf ich nicht mehr zeigen, da es gemäss den Regeln nicht erlaubt ist, finde ich schade, denn ich schaue es als Werbung an, damit es Leute animiert die Ausstellung in echt zu sehen.

Could this be my fabric selection for the patCHquilt challenge? Unfortunately it is not allowed to show more because of the rules. I personally think it's a pity because this also could go as publicity so the people want do see this exhibition.


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Weekly update: treats, totes, and a scrappy flimsy from With Strings Attached

On Saturday the P.E.O.s in Lake County celebrated Founders' Day.  Because I am on the round table board and because I've given programs for other chapters I knew many of the women there -- but it was a pleasant surprise to see a woman who is a former member of my quilt guild. She's been a P.E.O. for a year and a half.  She now belongs to the other guild--and a member of my chapter is in that guild but the two don't know they share P.E.O. as well as quilting ...

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the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

thank goodness for houseplants
Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker day! Well it's Monday... and last week was the longest month of my life.We survived the blizzard of '19. It was very scary and left lots of snow and more ice.

no it's not melted, it won't melt. My husband laughed yesterday saying he's going to write a book titled:, "The snow melts in a day, and other lies told about Colorado"
 snow on the "covered porch" came to about 7" Milo is on the pre cleared path outside the porch
The Weather in ...

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Retraite au Hohwald from Patchworkrama

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Un décor familier, un nouveau patch et tout cela avec une belle équipe de copines venues de loin (Belgique, Normandie) mais pas que puisque quelques alsaciennes sont bien présentes aussi pour ce rendez vous annuel que l’on ne louperait pour rien au monde. Une belle semaine en perspective !

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Connie's BOM from Crazy Horse Quilting

Several times I have received quilts in the mail unexpectedly. It always surprises me to get a box and not remember what I've ordered only to find its an unfinished top! Then I start looking for a note to see who sent it. That's what happened with this one. I couldn't resist calling Connie and thanking her for the lovely quilt top!!


 The fun part with these quilts for me is that I get to come up with a different design for each block; different, but something has to connect them. With this quilt, I chose linework ...

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"Verschachtelte Fliegende Gänse" from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

ich habe Euch viele Neuigkeiten versprochen.

Ich starte mit einem neuen Kurs bei "Grit's Life".

Werbung

"Verschachtelte Fliegende Gänse"

Kurs mit Birgit Schüller

am 1. September 2019

Alle Informationen findet Ihr auf meiner 



Ich freue mich sehr, dass Birgit nach dem 
mit Handi Quilter und meinem Garten-Patchworkfest 
noch einen Tag länger bleibt, um 
ihren neuen Kurs zu unterrichten.

Alles Liebe Grit

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