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June 16, 2019
Sunday Stash June 16, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

Most of this week was spent catching up from the time away last week. I haven’t turned on my sewing machine for almost two week. That will change today because, surprise, it’s raining.
My sister sent me a couple kits.
quilt kitsI will use them to brush up on my free motion quilting. They finish at 15 x 27 and 18 x 24, the perfect size for FMQ practice.
Fabric Added: 36
Fabric Used: 3.5 yards
Net Fabric In: 32.5 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Pack Rat With a Plan
2 Chrisknits
3 Meloney ...

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Day 1... from Mia's Cottage


We got in... first order of business is to take ugly, cracked 12” square ceramic tiles up.
 I forgot to take after.... I’ll do that today. 
Today’s order of business is.... PAINTING..
There is a FUSCIA colored wall and a wall with a baseball on it that has  bright blue accents... oh boy.... let’s see how many coats of paint it takes.

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Week 24 of Stashing and Stitching from Life In Pieces

We all have those weeks were things don't go to plan.  That's been this week for me.  Deadlines at work, family plans and health issues have kept me off the home computer and out of the sewing room.  Fitting in even just 15 minutes was more of a challenge than I could manage a few days this week. Hopefully your efforts to fit in a bit of stitching time went much better than mine did.

Here's the damage.

15 minute days/week = 3/7 days
15 minute days/June = 9/15 days
15 minute days/2019 = 145 ...

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Oh Scrap! : More Log Cabin Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Due to my hay fever and the hot weather, I spent quite a bit of time in my sewing room this week.  Scraps of various colors were piled everywhere!

I mostly worked on sewing up more scrappy log cabin blocks.
I finished up a total of 20 green blocks to add to the blue blocks I completed previously.

They are made with 1.5" strips and measure 8.5".

Right now I have enough blocks for this layout.  I think I am going to go back to making blue blocks for the corners.  I don't know if this will ...

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Sunday---Precious Promises from Familypatchworks

The commandment
Honor your father and mother
is the first one
with a
promise attached
Ephesian 6:2
Lord Jesus we are
grateful for our
parents and all they
have taught us.
Bless them and care
for them in our way.

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green ginghm ribbon [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

green ginghm ribbon

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

A photograph of a toddler with his parents, paired with the words “Happiness in family life [should be] founded upon the teachings of … Jesus Christ.”

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green gingham ribbon from Karen Ann Ruane

green gingham ribbon

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Pondering – PFTR from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

By Vince: I have been doing a lot of pondering lately. Just thinking about “stuff” and trying to digest it into some simple everyday living principles. Last week, it seems my mind kept going back to the word purpose. I started looking at things and a few individuals and I started asking the question, “What...

The post Pondering – PFTR appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Thrifting June from From My Carolina Home

This has been an awesome month for finds at the thrift stores and estate sales.  I have plans and ideas now for more fun things to do with all these goodies.  Starting out, I couldn’t resist these chicken napkin rings.  They are actually a cloisonne with iridescent gold highlights.  There were seven of them, which I prefer to think of as a set of six with an extra instead of a set of eight missing one. (No, Kevin, you cannot have them, LOL!!!)

Thrifting June at

Several months ago I was at the Blue Ridge Humane Society thrift store and picked up ...

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Happy Father’s Day! from The Inbox jaunt

Happy Father’s Day!

The post Happy Father’s Day! appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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How to: Machine Quilt a Double Point 2 Point Curve Motif on a Square Quilt Block with Natalia Bonner - Let's Stitch - Day 16 from Piece N Quilt

Welcome to day 16 of "Let's Stitch - A Block a Day with Natalia Bonner

Today Natalia will walk you step by step through the process of machine quilting a Double Point 2 Point Curve motif on a square quilt block. 

You can check out the complete video tutorial here:

Check out this blog post for all of the details about the machine quilting rulers and products Natalia is using in this video series here.

All ...

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Ripe Apples -- Blended Threads and Big Stitches from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

For a kit I picked up just because it was so inexpensive, Ripe Apples has been a pleasant surprise. The stitches are huge, which would usually be a deal breaker for me and I think I did briefly think about swapping out the fabric for something more my speed, but the blended threads are making these apples look amazing and it turns out that I don't hate the 10 count fabric as much as I feared I might.

Riolis Cross Stitch Kit 1450 -- Ripe Applies

 This was one of my Maynia starts and I will absolutely have it finished before next ...

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Texas Braids–All Day Long! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Growing, growing growing -

Keeps those braids a growing -

Quilt On!

(To the tune of RAWHIDE! LOL!)

We finished up the Minnesota Quilt Show 2019 with an easy round of Texas Braids from my book Adventures with Leaders & Enders – and there was not a triangle in the bunch to slow us down this day!

The planning committee couldn’t have nailed it better – our 4th full day of scrappy fun – no specialty rulers or triangles required – and it was a good thing.  Quite a few of these folks had been working the show all week – hanging quilts, helping with registration – we ...

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Tweedy Blue Baby Boy Cardigan from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

Really dinky, this one.  This is the smallest size cardigan that I am making for my forthcoming pattern.  It is two sizes smaller than the toddler grandad cardy that I finished a few weeks ago.

Apart from the plain blue for the rib, I used two random yarns: one, a combination of blues and cream, and the other, navy, pale blue and white with a little bit of brown.

With the cardigan being so tiny, there was only just room for five buttons down the front.  These cream and beige buttons were the perfect match.  For some reason I didn ...

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Quilt Canada - Day Four from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I couldn't leave you in the lurch and not provide a post today. I was going to drive home right after we finished tear down yesterday, but then I decided that that was the most stupid idea ever. I was going to be tired and hungry and it would be a lot of driving in the dark, so I stayed one more night. I'm glad I did as I think I'm getting a cold and my throat is a bit sore. Now that could be entirely from all the chatting over the last couple of days.

And ...

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Stitching News from Angie Quilts

Princess Jackie finished her pieced middle panel of Flying Geese units so we just needed a few mathemisms to calculate how much fabric was needed to get it large enough for the quilt backing. 

Gail also needed a few mathemisms on her football quilt project to calculate how much more red fabric was needed for her backing to be big enough... I prefer to lay projects out so I can see whether I mathemise correctly... nothing like seeing it for real!

PM Pam cut out all the little pieces for her next animal, all carefully labelled ready for the building ...

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Bargello Wall Hanging Workshop from Angie Quilts

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Slow Sunday Stitching from Romany Quilting

I’ve just finished hand quilting the second block of my New Zealand Botanical quilt.  I’m doing Big Stitch quilting, and using a Sue Spargo thread, Perle No 8 in a pretty variegated pale green.


This block shows the Chatham Island Forget-me-not, and has large shiny leaves, with clusters of sky blue flowers.  The plants are widely grown in nurseries and gardens throughout New Zealand and overseas.

It may well be winter in our part of the world, but I got to sit outside for an hour or so making the most of the wintry sunshine.  Block number three ...

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Handwork and A Lot of It from Quilts....etc.

I think I need to get used to audio books – I prefer to hold a book and read but I like to watch or listen to something other than just music when I sit and do handwork – I just do not watch tv all that much in the daytime.  I have so much […]

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