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January 25, 2021
Sunday Stroll from ... Cat Patches

It was a little chilly here yesterday, but sunny and bright. We decided to get out for a walk around the area neighboring the RV park. It's good that we did because it's raining today. It rained hard most of the night and the wind was blowing. It make sleep difficult, but we were able to sleep in a little later than usual this morning.

For our walk, we headed first to see if we could find where the off-roaders were leaving the park. Apparently, one can take an OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) out into the desert and ...

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Sunday Stroll from Cat Patches

It was a little chilly here yesterday, but sunny and bright. We decided to get out for a walk around the area neighboring the RV park. It's good that we did because it's raining today. It rained hard most of the night and the wind was blowing. It make sleep difficult, but we were able to sleep in a little later than usual this morning.

For our walk, we headed first to see if we could find where the off-roaders were leaving the park. Apparently, one can take an OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) out into the desert and ...

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Dazzling New York Beauty Blog Hop + Giveaway! from The Cloth Parcel

We’re thrilled to be included in the blog hop to show you a brand new book by our friend Cinzia White, called Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler. There are 54 different blocks in this stunning quilt, which is absolutely a masterpiece! Isn’t it simply amazing? For our stop on the tour, we chose to make […]

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Scrappy Squares from Night Owl Quilting



More than a month has gone by since I have shared anything here.  I have been busy at the longarm, just not busy at the computer so I have lots of wonderful things to share!  First up is the quilt I finished and gave to my Mother-in-law for Christmas.  I have been wanting to give my in-laws quilts for awhile and I decided this was the year I was going to make it happen!  My father in law received the Traction quilt that graces the cover of the pattern that you can see here.


I knew I wanted to add ...

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Quiltwoche in den Bergen / quilting week in the mountains from quilts und mehr

So, eine der Übungen für Samnaun für die Quiltwoche (click) habe ich vorbereitet und hoffe, dass sie euch dann genau so Spass macht wie mir. Am liebsten hätte ich davon noch mehr Blöcke genäht, aber ich habe ja noch anderes mit den Workshopteilnehmerinnen vor.

Well, one of the exercises for Samnaun for the quilting week (click) is prepared and ready and I hope that you then also will have so much fun with it as I did. It was so fun to sew that I didn't want to stop and would have loved to sew more blocks but I ...

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Boots & The Laser Light from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I never did find the laser light I bought or the one from Texas so I ordered more. That is one thing Boots will play with for about 3 minutes, then he reaches out and tries to grab it with his paw but doesn’t chase it. If I stop for 5 minutes, he’ll chase it...

The post Boots & The Laser Light appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Star Watch: a Christmas quilt featuring Hearthside Holiday from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! Last October I shared sneak peek photos of another winter quilt I was working on, a Christmas version of my Star Watch pattern featuring fabrics by Deb Strain (Moda). This festive quilt is now complete, and yesterday I took several photos to share with you.


My daughter was home this weekend and commented that she hoped this quilt was for her, as she really loved the striking black and red, the buffalo checks and plaids, and the deer head motif. The traditional holiday elements have a slightly contemporary feeling thanks to that color combination, we decided. Sadly ...

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Floral Baby from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm still working on Grassy Creek, but there were a couple of things  I needed sooner rather than later. ⏰

Floral Baby 40" x 54"

Floral Baby (backing and binding detail)

It wasn't a great day for photos, but I need to wash and mail this baby quilt.

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sewing Saturday.... two challenges met! from Not Afraid of Color

 

"Dancing on Air"
For this week's sewing round up, I have two challenges to show you and one painted art piece. 

I took on the Project Quilting challenge this year, at       

We have a prompt, this time to fussy cut, each time and one week to complete it! I have a Mary Englebreit collection of fabrics,

and I wanted another mantle quilt for February (Valentine's day) so Dancing on Air was made!

The borders came from the tiny scrap box, the flowers from the fusible scrap box. To make those, I fused two fabrics together, and cut flowers ...

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retreat progress from Making A Lather

 I went to a two day "sleep in your own bed" retreat this weekend. It has been awhile that I have had a chance to just keep after a chosen project. I had this snoopy quilt that just needed a few blocks and assembly. I think this will be a great quilt for a new Grandson coming in May. I need to find a back and give it a good press. 

snoopy wiggle time

I have been chasing this quilt for a year now. Country roads was part of rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. And, now, the center is ...

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Project Quilting Season 12.2 Kaleidoscope style from Sew Sunshine


38" x 48"
Serpentine quilting with walking foot. 
All stash fabrics (should win for use of oldest pieces of fabric...guessing over 20 years on easter eggs and backing fabric)


Yep that is indeed Easter Eggs! I can not tell you how old this piece of fabric is but it has been in my stash a very long time. I remember I bought it specifically for making a kaleidoscope quilt.  When I started looking at it closer I remembered why I did not end up making it all those years ago. The problem? The print is very close. By that ...

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Picture test... from Mia's Cottage

UPDATE.....
It works! Yahoo!
Gonna see if this blog works for pictures..
Little re vamp of the front bathroom...

When we moved in , I made it livable until I could do more. 


I had the time now, so I went for it. If it blog pictures works, I’ll come back and update with details.
Ok!..... new paint all around... Sherwin Williams “Allibaster”... got rid of the southwestern green/blue. fixtures were rotted out and in order to update and replace we had to take wall surround down to get to plumbing. So we replaced the surround, it was all ...

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A Random Spot for Quilt Inspiration Leads to Something HUGE from Quilty Therapy

This quilt has been months in the making.  Rarely do I say that, but this one took a while to complete.  In the summer of 2020, we took the boys to Fishers to catch Pokemon.  This is my first time publicly admitting I play Pokemon Go.  While we were out, I ran across this building […]

The post A Random Spot for Quilt Inspiration Leads to Something HUGE appeared first on Quiltytherapy.

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How to Make Quilted Jewelry from Craft Gossip

Sometimes a project comes along and you just have to do a double take.  That is the case with this stunning idea from National Quilter’s Circle.  How to Make Quilted Bracelets not only includes instructions for the bracelet, but also for making necklaces and the fabric gemstones that adorn the pieces.

Fabric jewelry is always unique, even more so when you make it yourself.  Your creations will always be the center of attention every time you wear them.

This tutorial is done in two parts, how to pick out the fabric for your piece and how to make the ...

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A Good Marriage Progress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It may not be a good marriage for long! Vince has been assuring me that he will be here by mid-March. Last night we were talking and I said something about “after you get here in March” and he said “I may not be moving there by March but if not, I can come back...

The post A Good Marriage Progress appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Lunar Calendar for 2021! from Selvage Blog


 I just bought a copy of this awesome lunar calendar. And not just because my dear sweet niece made it and started selling them this morning on Etsy. Visit here: Amelia Sherman Designs. Please "like" it. It's exciting to watch the numbers climb! 

You can look up any day of the year and see what the phase of the moon will be. Plan your outdoor dinner party to coincide with a full moon. (Won't that be nice!) 

This calendar is a nice combination of art and science, and a useful decoration. 

Amelia is very artistic. Here she is ...

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#MondaysWithMarcus: UpClose with Sheryl Johnson! from Marcus Fabrics

To keep the MWM momentum going as we prepare for the next series, we decided to give a weekly glimpse into the lives of our designers each week. No kits or supplies are needed, just sit back and get to know them better by enjoying some of their most recent creative escapades…

This week we check in with Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co. She’s been hard at work, taking inspiration from the past, with her usual eggs-cellent results…

“I have been busy cooking up a special recipe with a rich history. Shirtings were a fashion necessity in the ...

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Small Finishes, Big Happy! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


Hello Monday!

It's the LAST Monday we will see in January, and that makes me one happy girl - As much as I am happy to see a new year begin, I am happy to see January go bringing us that much closer to spring.

My weekend was full of short spurts of little things - no real "big chunk of time to really dig in." but I am happy with the things that did get done that clear the path for the things I wish to do this week.

Did You Click to Read the Whole Story?

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Holding Space from Terificreations's Weblog

As a general rule I don’t cover hot topics in this part of my quilting world. Hot topics were reserved for the magazine blog & social media spaces. Then someone of note in the industry said/did something that not only did I disagree with it was in fact demeaning and demoralizing. I wrote this Op… Continue reading Holding Space

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Register for Quilted Joy’s Beginning Longarm Classes! from Quilted Joy

Quilted Joy’s next sessions of the APQS Beginning Longarm Class and the Introduction to Custom Quilting Class are on February 12 and February 13 respectively. Normally these classes would be taught in the Louisville, KY showroom, but due to COVID we’ll be offering these classes online. The classes will be live and taught via a private Zoom video conference room.

Students will be able to enjoy class from the comfort of their own home. One of our fabulous quilt fairies will be monitoring a chat room to answer all your questions. And Angela will pause throughout class to ...

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