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August 23, 2019
And So Begins Another School Year…. from Jo's Country Junction

Today was the day.  School started again here.  I sent off a bunch…3 went from my home onto the bus and several others got on the bus at their own homes.

Next week on Tuesday I send off another bunch.  I’ll have four heading off to preschool.

I hate that school for kiddos here starts at age three.  Yes, THREE!  I think it’s too soon.  I’m comfortable with four.  At three there is so much more playing to do-so much outdoors to enjoy.  Here kids don’t have to go at three but most do.  They ...

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Secret Sewing Finished from Romany Quilting

My secret sewing project is now finished and given away.  You may remember seeing it like this when I was hand stitching the binding down.  This quilt was being made for my friend Eileen’s older grand-daughter.  I had previously made a piggy quilt for her younger sister.

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Binding time

I had a pile of bright blue and pink floral squares, so I made a whole lot of pin wheel blocks, adding fabrics from my stash, pale pink, blue, cream.  The pinwheel blocks were then sashed in white and I bordered the quilt in bright peacock blue.

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And here is ...

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Where Did the Summer Go? from Quilty Folk

Summer is wrapping up for us with a whirlwind of activities. Feels like it barely got here and now we're looking at Fall headed our way in just a blink! Just a quick check in to say I'll be absent from the block for a couple weeks. There is entirely too much going on to make proper time for everything blog related.

In the hoop
I was trying to finish the hand quilting on Make Beautiful Things by the end of August, but it's not looking very likely. Lots of hand work to do here and there ...

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Making Ohio Star quilt blocks and other things from The Crafty Quilter

I’m currently making a quilt sample for a class that I’ll be teaching this fall at The Granary. The quilt has twelve Ohio Star quilt blocks each nestled inside a Dresden Plate. The pattern is Plain & Fancy by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts. I love Corey’s pattern designs, and her fabric collections for Moda are some of my favorites.

Plain & Fancy Quilt pattern by Corey Coder of Coriander Quilts.  Sold at Fat Quarter Shop and your local quilt store.

For my sample, I’m using a layer cake of Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. The Ohio Star quilt blocks are made with a solid red fabric on white background. It’s a nice mix of ...

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Boys bedroom... from Mia's Cottage

Here is one side of the boys bedroom.. John John and Sloan. Finally figured out what I wanted on that big wall. There are 2 matching beds which belonged to Mark’s Aunt. They are a good 50 yrs old. I painted them about 20 yrs ago...


The ceiling fan also is new.. it’s so high, a normal size ladder wouldn’t reach. Had to bring in the roof ladder and through the window!

Then the front door... I think this is such a cute little place... I love it!

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Bald zu sehen from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

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Am 31.8. 2019 zu sehen bei meinem Patchwork - Gartenfest. Genäht nach Anleitung von
 Violet Craft, Materialpackung im Onlineshop erhältlich
Wunderschön gequiltet von Birgit Schüller.
Mama näht gerade noch das Binding an und dann ist der Quilt bereit für Euch.



Auch dieser Quilt "Day Dream" nach Anleitung von Jacqueline de Jonge wird zu sehen sein. Auch traumhaft schön gequiltet von Birgit Schüller.
Ich fand es spannend, das Muster in ganz anderen Farben zu nähen.





Ich freue mich, dass es bei meinem "Patchwork - Gartenfest" auch 6 "La Passion" Quilts zu sehen gibt. Und alle die gerade daran ...

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And Now There are Three from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Three finished baby quilt tops that is.  I'm the border lady this month for St. Anne's since I have the biggest stash. Here are the results: added the outer border to make it 36" square Added the two outer borders to this scrap bag design challenge to make it 34" by 36" They did a great job with what they had in the bag. Just added the blue border It's 34" by 36" also. It could have

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And Now There are Three from Quilting Reader's Garden

Three finished baby quilt tops that is.  I'm the border lady this month for St. Anne's since I have the biggest stash. Here are the results: added the outer border to make it 36" square Added the two outer borders to this scrap bag design challenge to make it 34" by 36" They did a great job with what they had in the bag. Just added the blue border It's 34" by 36" also. It could have

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Melinda Bula's Video #1- Using Steam-A-Seam 2 from Melinda's Cutting Garden

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Hippo Bird Dogs Two….Me! from Words & Stitches

One of my all- time favorite birthday cards was one from Sandra Boynton that uses hippo bird dogs two ewe as the refrain for happy birthday. (You can see it here. https://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/hippobirdiecards.html

Anyway, yesterday was the most lovely birthday! It was our big welcome back event for our ESD so I was able to see many of the coworkers I only talk to by phone most of the school year.

My “partner in crime” and long-time friend brought me fabric for my birthday (in a crazy cat lady bag… she knows me well) and ...

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Summer's Almost Gone from A Sentimental Quilter

How has your summer been? Mine has gone by so fast. First we had a wet, wet spring and we thought summer would never get here and then after the heat wave laced with so much rain and humidity we're...

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“Wandering With Abandon” will be wandering for 2 years from Quilter's Thread

Wandering With Abandon, 30″ x 40″
Lisa Berentsen, 2019

Wandering With Abandon is going to Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, then will be on the road for two years as part of an exhibit of quilts based on the traditional Log Cabin block.

Here’s it’s story:

“You belong among the wildflowers 
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong where you feel free."
                                       - Tom Petty

The visual inspiration for this quilt came from a field of wildflowers in Switzerland where my heart wandered with complete inhibition….total freedom.

It is ...

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Wedding Dress Made into Two Quilts for April from Mary Manson Quilts


April sent me a beautiful satin wedding dress with a full skirt and train and beautiful lace bodice and sleeves.  She asked me to make two wedding dress quilts for her son and daughter.  Each quilt was to be different, and she wanted me to incorporate Celtic designs and silver and gold thread.


Her daughter's quilt had a lace heart made from the sleeves in the center.  The lace on the bottom edge of the dress was used in the diamond shape in the center.  A Celtic design was quilted in silver thread in the inner border, accented with ...

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Twin Size Rainbow Quilty Hearts Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts

My Friday Finish is a Rainbow Quilty Hearts Quilt in twin size!  


This quilt has been in the works since January, begun as part of a Quilt Along hosted by Emily Dennis.  Even after it was finished, it still had to wait quite awhile for pictures and then even longer yet for it's reveal here.  It just kept getting put on the back burner, but now it's fully cooked!



This quilt is made with a repurposed Craftsy quilt kit called Frequency.  I believe it has now sold out.  Adding in a few colors rounded out the needed 24 ...

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ARE YOU AS CREATIVE AS THIS? from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

These are just too cute not to show you.  Marjorie, a reader of the Attic Window Quilt Shop blog, sent me photos of her latest projects.  Marjorie lives in Utah and said this about the quilt above:  "I bought the pattern for the tie dyed sheep months ago.  When the guild had the tie dyed challenge I decided to do that for the contest!"
"As I was working on the project and mulling over what to do with the teal fabric and the state fair "Kiss and Teal” challenge I decided I would do another sheep quilt and make the ...

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Andrea Dworkin on The Sexual Revolution from Nina Paley

This is my favorite excerpt from my favorite chapter, Abortion, from my favorite Andrea Dworkin book, Right Wing Women. I have manually formatted the text, which required removing the many footnotes; to see them all (and read the rest of this great chapter or the whole book) download the free PDF here. –NP

From Chapter 3, Abortion, from Right Wing Women, pp 71-105
Copyright © 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 by Andrea Dworkin

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Norman Mailer remarked during the sixties that the problem with the sexual revolution was that it had gotten into the hands of the wrong people. He was ...

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Sandwiching! from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
Got it sandwiched!
Some left over to cut off and use on the side! Then I cut the battening for another quilt.
So as soon as I get some backing made for the Christmas quilt I will have two to quilt.
I may do that today or work on the backing for the other one ! Love having my afternoons for playing.
We plan on going to a quilt shop tomorrow so pictures Monday.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

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Sandwiching! from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends!
Got it sandwiched!
Some left over to cut off and use on the side! Then I cut the battening for another quilt.
So as soon as I get some backing made for the Christmas quilt I will have two to quilt.
I may do that today or work on the backing for the other one ! Love having my afternoons for playing.
We plan on going to a quilt shop tomorrow so pictures Monday.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

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Whimsical Me, Colourful Flag Blocks from Canadian Needle Nana

Getting a seamless eight hours of sleep a night is impossible for both of us it appears. I recently tried one of those diffusers with lavender essential oil drops having read that aromatherapy is helpful for sleep issues. I woke about four with the smell of it making me feel a little nauseous. I have it in the main room now which has a 15ft+ ceiling so I think it won't bother me there. So scratch that idea I guess. But it may work for some of you.

In between his various camps and holidays, I've spent several ...

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Online Quilter's Meet & Greet from High Road Quilter

I am going to be taking part of the Online Quilter's Meet and Greet on September 3. It is basically a blog hop with big prizes! I hope you will join us, and hopefully get lots of inspiration and maybe win a prize!



I am working on writing the blog post that makes me sound more interesting and spectacular than I really am. Please play along. What they don't know won't hurt them! They will find out soon enough if they take the time to read any other post on my blog.


In the meantime, I have ...

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