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September 15, 2019
Guild BOM 2019 from Stitchin at Home



It's one of my favourite seasons 'guild season'. My guild had there first meeting of the year on Monday Sept 9th. I look forward to catching up with fellow members and seeing what they've made over the summer.
It is also the time I introduce the new BOM for the year, this is the fifth year I have designed the BOM. My guild is more traditional than modern and as such more members join in making the BOM if it is a more traditional setting.

2019-20 BOM
This years quilt I made in my favourite colour...green. I ...

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Camping from Quilts....etc.

Just a couple places to share today – we have been traveling and I have surprised myself in that I didn’t open my computer bag for a week.  I haven’t been taking a lot of photos either – so far. Here are a couple from the first places that we stopped – here is one […]

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Week 37 of 2019 - More Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

It's been another busy week, topped with a hectic Saturday.  I'm hoping that Sunday is much more relaxed. Fitting in even just 15 minutes of stitching time each day has been challenging.



On top of the busy schedule, the autumn allergy season is here. It's a few weeks early due to the wet summer and it's miserable.  Evening naps to dissipate the sinus headaches have taken another bite out of my evening stitching time. Even with that I did manage to work in my 15 minutes every day last week.

15 minute days/week = 7/7 ...

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Sunday---Precious Promises from Familypatchworks


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Dearest Boy.....Top Complete from Log Cabin Quilter

"Dearest Boy" is ready for a trip to the quilt shop for machine quilting.  I am ready to get back to other projects that are partially completed and a new one in the works.


This has been a challenging album style quilt.  The block patterns were not always the clearest instructions.  The pieced blocks tended to be meant for a hand piecing style instead of machine done.  And many of the blocks had no layout given.  Just a picture.  I am glad to have the top done.  My favorite block is the bird on the basket of eggs.  I also ...

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Sunday Stash September 15, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week. I visited a quilt shop while traveling but didn’t buy anything. Nothing jumped out and begged me to take it home.
The runner is pieced and the frame sewn down. The decorative stitching goes around the frame before adding the holly applique. That’s today’s goal.
holly runner 2We’re closing in on the end of the third quarter. I’m not sure where this year went, but I didn’t spend near enough of it in the sewing room.
Fabric Added: 55.45
Fabric Used: 17.625 yards
Net Fabric In: 37 ...

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Time Traveling: Taylor Park Central, Texas Lakes and Union Park from ... Cat Patches

Good morning again, my friends. This is the third and final post in a series to catch up from our week without internet access. Let's just get to it, shall we? 

When I left off in my previous post, I mentioned that we'd taken a day off from riding when the weather turned windy and wet. The next morning, was bright and sunny again. I took the opportunity to photograph the hill we could see from the RV, off in the distance. Those sections you see in the image below where there appear to be groomed ski slopes ...

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Time Traveling: Taylor Park Central, Texas Lakes and Union Park from Cat Patches

Good morning again, my friends. This is the third and final post in a series to catch up from our week without internet access. Let's just get to it, shall we? 

When I left off in my previous post, I mentioned that we'd taken a day off from riding when the weather turned windy and wet. The next morning, was bright and sunny again. I took the opportunity to photograph the hill we could see from the RV, off in the distance. Those sections you see in the image below where there appear to be groomed ski slopes ...

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

Speaking of Orphan Blocks, the Orphan Adoption Event is going on so if you want to play with someone's orphaned project, you can maybe adopt some here!



I finished up the last little quilt I made from some orphan blocks and will probably share that finish later this week.  So I decided to move onto the next stack of blocks.  I thought this time I would take photos of the process in case you were interested.

This block pull started with the orphaned hexagon blocks .  To that stack, I added any orphans that were orange.



My piecing process is ...

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Time Traveling: Taylor River Road, Tin Cup, Cumberland Pass from ... Cat Patches

This is the second time-traveling post to catch up on the days missed last week. Let's back up to last Sunday...a week ago from today, and then we'll move forward from there. We had some breakfast and then got out early for our first ATV ride of the trip. Mike rides around our property at home quite often. I hadn't done much riding since our trip to Moab some four years ago, and so we took an easy trail this first day. As I mentioned, we were riding through open range most of the time.


As ...

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Time Traveling: Taylor River Road, Tin Cup, Cumberland Pass from Cat Patches

This is the second time-traveling post to catch up on the days missed last week. Let's back up to last Sunday...a week ago from today, and then we'll move forward from there. We had some breakfast and then got out early for our first ATV ride of the trip. Mike rides around our property at home quite often. I hadn't done much riding since our trip to Moab some four years ago, and so we took an easy trail this first day. As I mentioned, we were riding through open range most of the time.


As ...

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Adventures in Yellowstone from From My Carolina Home

I imagine you can guess where we’ve been from this photo.  We are back from a wonderful vacation trip to Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.  This was my first time to see either park, even to be in that part of the country.  I took almost 500 pictures and I’ll show you just a few today.  Old Faithful was fun, and we only had to wait a few minutes that day to see it go off.  I took about a dozen pictures while it was going.  It went on for enough time for me to enjoy ...

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Lilla Show n Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It was back to our ongoing classes last week. I'm teaching three of them this year and I'm up to date on all of them. Technically, there are only two quilts since one is a technique class.

Doesn't matter - I'm up to date!

Let's start with the Lilla show n tell from Friday night at Oh Look Fabric. Let's see - one person was sick and one forgot to bring their blocks. Did Sara really forget or is she planning something big - that was the impression I got!

I believe there were five blocks for ...

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

A group of youth laughing, with a quote from Romans 12:18: “Live peaceably with all men.”

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Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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How to: Machine Quilt a Floret Motif on a Square Quilt Block with Natalia Bonner - Let's Stitch - Day 107 from Piece N Quilt

Welcome to day 107 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 Floret motif on a  quilt block.

You can check out the complete video tutorial here:



You can pick up a Digital Template for this block 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 of Natalia's machine quilting is done ...

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Thrifted Floss -- A Slightly Cautionary Tale from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Do you buy floss at the thrift store? 


I pick it up when I find a good deal, but most of the time the prices seem kind of high and I really do have a lot of floss already. This box was marked two ninety-nine and had at least fifty skeins so it seemed like a good deal until I got it home and actually touched it.

The problem wasn't the musty or cigarette smell that I usually worry about. It was the texture. This isn't DMC, it's one of the Chinese knock offs.


If you look ...

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One of These Days – PFTR from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

By Vince: How many times have we told ourselves that, “one of these days” I’m going to……., but that day never seems to get here? And before long, that “something” never gets done. Heck, even Neil Young sang a song about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anY0xZRQZZY The other day, as I was doing my morning internet surfing, I...

The post One of These Days – PFTR appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Steam Engine Whistle Stop Tour Blog Stop from Quilting Affection


Welcome to my stop on the Steam Engine Whistle Stop Tour.  This week, my fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors and I are having the pleasure of showing off the Deb Tucker's  Island Batik "Steam Engine" Fabric collection.

If you have not been to my page before, let me introduce myself, my name is Tina Dillard, the proud owner of Quilting Affections Designs. I specialize in Block of the Month as well as individual patterns that expand the use of your favorite Deb Tucker Studio 180 tools with fresh innovated designs.  I also love teaching Studio 180 Design tools ...

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Zwirnknopf / thread button from quilts und mehr

Am letzten Neftiquilter Treffen zeigte uns Gertrud wie man Zwirnknöpfe macht. Bin ganz Stolz auf meinen :-) Wer mich kennt, weiss, dass ich nicht so für kleine, nivelige Sachen bin, aber einen solchen Knopf zu machen, war einfach nur Spass!

At our last meeting from the Neftiquilter Gertrud showed us how to make a thread button. I am very proud of mine. All who know me, know that I am not the person who likes to do small, time consuming things, but making this button was fun!

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