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October 30, 2020
South Island Visitors from Romany Quilting

Today we welcomed Nicki and her friend Beth who had flown up here from the South Island.  They were passing by on their way to New Plymouth to the Taranaki Garden Festival.  I’m so pleased that Nicki and her friend popped in to say hello.  Nicki (a former quilt blog writer) lives in Ashburton and we met up back in January 2018 when we were doing a caravan trip around the South Island.  We had a good old catch up, reminiscing about our South Island trip.  And hope to get back there again soon.

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Beth and Nicki

With visitors ...

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Framed - Island Batik Ambassador October Challenge from Creatin' in the Sticks

 The August Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is

Thread Painting with Aurifl
and
today I am excited to share
Framed.


As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we received Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread in our second ambassador box
to use in this month's challenge.


My decision on what to use was made easy because the threads I received matched
the fabrics from the Island Batik Spring 2020 collection,
William's Garden, designed by Kathy Engle.


These fabrics should be in your favorite local quilt shop now
and the 50 weight Aurifil threads are (left to right)
#2021, #2545, #2692, #1148 ...

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Irish 9 Patch 1, 2, 3 from Virtual Quilter

This is just a recolouring of the Irish 9P project file … the old colours were pretty dull!

Nothing like a bit of green to freshen things up.

Love the second design!

The blocks are simply Nine Patch, nine squares, usually four light and five dark,which form a Single Irish Chain with alternate plain blocks. However, I have placed the dark fabrics in different places in most blocks, and used more or less of the dark than the usual five squares. If you sort your scraps from light to dark, put those in the middle back into the scrap basket ...

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Rita’s Heating Pad from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Rita has decided she no longer wants to sleep in her bassinet in the bedroom and prefers to sleep in her big, comfy bed in the breakfast room. I don’t keep the heat on at night and I knew she was getting cold in there. The bed is on the floor and she won’t stay...

The post Rita’s Heating Pad appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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October 29, 2020
Jack Pot!! Curb Alert! from Jo's Country Junction

I was on the computer writing blog posts.  I was waiting for pictures to load and flipped over to Facebook to see what was new.

I saw a curb alert post…Yahoo!!  Karl was on his way home and would be driving right past it.  If you don’t know what curb alerts are, it’s when people put stuff out on their curb and it’s free for the taking!

I texted Karl the address and told him to stop.

There had been pictures in the post…I sent him these two.  I hoped he could get the washtubs ...

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I Like Thursday # 217 from Not Afraid of Color



It's looking a lot like Halloween!

If it's Thursday, it's time for the I Like list, so lets dive in shall we? 

Adult trick or treat

We went from 80's to 2F and had about 8" of snow this week. It did not put out the wildfires but slowed them enough to see the sky for several days, which includes sun to melt the snow a little. 

put up hooks this weekend to display quilts
last year's quilt

hung up one of the older Fall quilts


chicken souvlaki for lunch

Fine Dining

I made chocolate ...

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Barn quilts from My Quilter

Quilted with the Baptist Fans pattern




 

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Snowflake - final from Espritpatch

 With just 3 white squares missing, it wasn't difficult to get the last block finished for the snowflake quilt, that was done this week (it took me longer to iron and cut the fabric than to finish the block I think. 

And with the last piece of puzzle available, I have completed the quilt top

All ready for quilting now, which I hope will happen this year. I ordered some baking fabric for it and it turned up this morning so all good to go... whenever I get some free time that is...


Watch this space! 

Linking to  Monday ...

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Christmas is just around the corner! from Adventurous Quilter

 I am hosting an Advent Scrap Along again in 2020!

More details will follow in the coming days as I finish the planning for this epic project!

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Snowflake Quilt from Tamarack Shack

 


My friend Shelly made this super fun Snowflake quilt and the pattern by Modern Handcraft.    When she brought me this quilt I knew I had to wait for the first snowfall to get some pictures and also had to take one under our local Snowmobile Club sign.  You see Shelly is originally from NW Ontario and once I moved here discovered she was from Atikokan to be exact!  She has told me a few funny stories about growing up there and how the snowmobile club is called the Sno-Ho Club.  And even better she was crowned Sno-Ho Princess in 1979 ...

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A lovely shop from Quilting with Kimberly

This past August, I traveled to visit family in Northeast Ohio and while there, I stopped in to visit a lovely shop, The Liberty Green Quilt Shop, located in Akron, Ohio. I’ve been Facebook friends with the owner, Joyce Hillick Ely, for a very long time and I’ve enjoyed seeing all she and her sweet daughter, Sarah, have accomplished over the past ten years. Simply put, they are the heart and soul of the shop! It was such a privilege to meet Joyce and see the beautiful store. Sadly, Sarah was not at the shop the day I ...

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I Like Thursday #75 from The Knitting Quilter

I had a long day at work but I'm finally home! I meant to post this last night but never got to it. Today is Thursday so it's time for happy and uplifting posts. Please visit LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color to read more positive posts from other bloggers. As you can see, the second t-shirt quilt is quilted and I've sewn on the binding. I'm sewing the other side by hand. I love to sew down binding. It's relaxing and means the quilt is almost done!


I rejoined the American Quilter's Society ...

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I Like Thursday #75 from Knitting Quilter

I had a long day at work but I'm finally home! I meant to post this last night but never got to it. Today is Thursday so it's time for happy and uplifting posts. Please visit LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color to read more positive posts from other bloggers. As you can see, the second t-shirt quilt is quilted and I've sewn on the binding. I'm sewing the other side by hand. I love to sew down binding. It's relaxing and means the quilt is almost done!


I rejoined the American Quilter's Society ...

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Reworking This Blog : Some paintings from this year from Threads of Loveliness

 Nearly two years since posting here - oh my! I am found more on my Wordpress site but maybe I should begin again here as a diary.


Mostly I paint and draw now - some stitching, more in the winter so here it comes!

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Birds in Windows - part of a series of 12" square oil paintings on canvas board - I'm going to continue on with these in the new lockdown I think.

These will be for sale at £320 each plus postage or will be in an exhibition in Summer 2021 here in the UK



Is anyone still seeing this blog?

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Winter Blues Wrap Up from Kat & Cat Quilts

Almost twelve months later, the Winter Blues quilts from the Nov/Dec 2019 block drive are all done! (Hey, it's less than a year, right?)

All 5 of the quilts in this post were tops made by Gail C. and quilted by me.

I love Gail's beautiful, intricate piecing style and her eye for color. Bonus, she's a local to east Texas!

She usually sends several tops kitted up with backing and binding for each drive we do. 

In case you missed it, Covered in Love is rapidly approaching the 700 quilt landmark.  I'm amazed how ...

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Learn Three Furoshiki Japanese Fabric Wrapping Techniques - Zero Waste Gift Giving from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

I am smiling ear to ear because winter came early this year in Minnesota! Snow was already on the ground with there still being two weeks left in October! Though I am not enjoying the uncomfortably cold temps I am getting into the holiday spirit which means it’s time to start getting ready for the gift giving season if you haven’t started already! Though I don’t do as much as I would like, I always make a few handmade gifts for my friends and family each year! I recently learned about Furoshiki, which is ...

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Alternate Cooking Method from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Because we now live in an area where ice could knock out our power, as many in Oklahoma have experienced this week, it’s important to me to have alternate ways of heating food. I love these little backpack stoves and have several. They screw onto the fuel can and when you’re done cooking, they unscrew...

The post Alternate Cooking Method appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Retreat time! from Mimi's Passions

 Oh how a retreat was needed for the soul.

We spent three days at the Capuchin Retreat Center quilting the hours away.  Of course we had to follow all the Covid restrictions....filling out a health form, taking our temperatures day of arrival and departure, wearing masks throughout the building and just practicing good hygiene. Even with all that, we had such a good time and got lots done.

We were divided up into two groups (there were 18 of us).  We were designated odd and even numbers according to our room numbers and had to follow  those numbers to ...

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I Like Thursday # 71 ~ Keeping My Face to the Sun from Life in the Scrapatch

 


Good Morning and Happy Thursday!

I am joining the fun with my friends at

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color

where once a week we choose to find and share happiness.

It is very gray and rainy and cold enough that snow is in the forecast here in my quilty corner.

It is a small piece of weather.

I always like to turn my face to sunny thoughts and and my happy place.

That is why I am posting this photo today.

This is a fabric panel.

It is from a new fabric collection,

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» The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

Here's the quilt that is on the back of my Chair at my computer now

I took a border class I think when we lived in Windom, MN, YEARS ago.
It measures about 14" x 20"


Each block is 5" x 5"


Machine Pieced


And I hand quilted




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