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January 17, 2019
Really Random Thursday, 1/17/19 from Live a Colorful Life

I was nearly done writing this post, hit the wrong button and the entire thing disappeared. What?

So I will try to recreate this plethora of unrelated things, which is really the definition of randomness anyway.

Basketball:
Tuesday night, Mark's good friend, Randy, reffed the last basketball game of his long reffing career. Mark had the privilege of being part of the crew as well.

Conferring mid court...


Afterwards, along with other family and friends, we had dinner together. And the next morning, Randy had  knee replacement surgery. Yikes.

Quilting:
Ella likes getting cozy with quilts. This is her ...

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Really Random Thursday, 1/17/19 from Live a Colorful Life

I was nearly done writing this post, hit the wrong button and the entire thing disappeared. What?

So I will try to recreate this plethora of unrelated things, which is really the definition of randomness anyway.

Basketball:
Tuesday night, Mark's good friend, Randy, reffed the last basketball game of his long reffing career. Mark had the privilege of being part of the crew as well.

Conferring mid court...


Afterwards, along with other family and friends, we had dinner together. And the next morning, Randy had  knee replacement surgery. Yikes.

Quilting:
Ella likes getting cozy with quilts. This is her ...

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Suddenly The Thread Ran Out from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


Especially annoying, as I wanted to get the quilting finished before I went on my travels and ready for me to put the binding on when I got home.  It will have to wait.

At the moment I am still away, and Free Motion Mavericks is being hosted this week by Andrée at Quilting and Learning - what a combo.

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Outdoor Adventure Quilt from More Than Rubies



I have the privilege of being Titi to one special dude, who lives way far away in the beautiful land of Maine.  While I don't get to spend much time with him, I can still make him some cute handmade gifts, no? My family was able to visit them this past summer, and I picked up a cute panel while driving through Auburn, Maine.  Quiltessentials is simply the most fabulous quilt shop--I had the greatest time shopping there.  Later on, I stopped by Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe in Jacksonville--another treat!  While there, I picked up Fat Quarter Shop's ...

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STILL STITCHING from The Proficient Needle

No finishes yet!  My group has been making a paper pieced wallhanging, using a pattern by Carol Doak.  I have my quilt top completed, but haven't decided on a backing fabric yet.
This is a picture of all the pieces, cut, labeled and ready to stitch.


This is my completed top.  I changed the orientation of the side-centre blocks (they were supposed to be stitched to form an X shape).  I called it my mistake,  design decision!  There are several in my group trying this pattern, and I am excited to see all the different quilts when they are ...

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Janet's UFOs (A long time coming) from Kat & Cat Quilts



Happy weekend everyone! We're half way through the first month of January already. Two pretty, rich-colored quilts finished for Covered in Love this week. Janet T. sent these two tops in ages ago and I just got the second one finished.


The rail fence top was quilted by me. The fabrics are very rich browns, teals, and purples with gold highlights.


The second top is a very large one using the same fabrics. The setting is simple, but shows off the beautiful Asian-themed fabrics.


My long-arm friend Meloney finished it with a feathery stipple in the perfect teal-brown variegated ...

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TEACHERS MEET AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

A teacher's meeting was recently held at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, left to right, Chris B., Vickie D., Lee Anne K., peeking over Lee Anne's shoulder is Marilyn K., Vickie S., Sue C., Cathy M., and Caroll D.  
Chris (owner) had some announcements:
  •  Now that that inventory is completed, she has lots of new bolts of fabric marked down to $8.00 per yard!   
  • There is an additional 50% off on special already marked down items: fabrics, books, patterns, notions, and samples.   
  • An End of Bolt sale is going on.  When you buy what is left ...

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Keeping Busy in the Studio from Notes from Studio B

I'm going to start this with an apology for some of the pictures, the light this season has been dismal. We have been experiencing a temperature inversion, which gives us grey skies. The wind blew and it rained last night which helps clear out the inversion, but now we have a grey rainy day. I've been spending most of my time in the studio, my happy place! As long as I'm creating I can shrug off the grey weather.

In late December I was given a bag of scraps to use for donation quilts. I've made ...

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Way Back in 2018 from Bear Patch Quilting

On last November 18, we held a Retirement Dinner for both Laurel and Debbie.  The hard part was making sure that Debbie could maintain a "hands off" position and leave all the planning to someone else!  We held it at Tria Restaurant in North Oaks.  They specialize in banquets and events, it would be a beautiful place for a wedding reception.  We had a private dining room with beverages and a buffet dinner.  It was delicious!  We had a little entertainment in the form of many pictures of the past years at the store, thoughtful tributes from our group, and ...

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It Was a Mess - I Must Confess from Domestic Felicity

Always searching and always sorting. I had totes and baskets and boxes galore with no knowledge of what could possibly be in them!

Before Photos. I am so ashamed.

 

And a Work In Progress Photo, this was closer to Day 2 of working in that room!


The room is still kind of cluttered but not a working room, just extra room... and great for storage!
I folded all the fabric of equal width to get a great stacking system. Now I may be able to find Just the right fabric I was looking for!

And All those UFO's and ...

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New Cross Stitch Series!! Cats And Hearts from Kitty and Me Designs

I've started a new series of cross stitch designs.  The Cats And Quilts series has been so popular, I thought I try a little something different with the little black cats!

This new series is Cats And Hearts!  Geometric heart designs featuring the little cat silhouette!

January - June has just been released:






I have a few other things to do and then I'll get back to the next designs for this series.  In the meantime, you can find them all in my Etsy shop.

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~ UFO Plan B ~ from Podunk Pretties

Day 6 of the Podunk Studio Cleanup. Who would have thought it would take almost a week to clean and rearrange the studio. Am I really that messy?  Or am I just that slow.? More than likely it's a combination of both.  In my defense we re-purposed a couple of things and that meant bringing out the big boy tools like saws and screws.  In the cleaning up process I found a fairly new UFO.  This was started last year about this time.  And since everything was nicely organized and handy I staged a glamour picture.


My original plan ...

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Marsupials and Monotremes Blog Tour (+ free pattern) from Samelia's Mum

Firstly, happy birthday to me! It's my birthday today so if you need me, I'll be the one having a great day, being spoiled by my kiddies and hubby ;-)



Welcome to my stop on the Marsupials and Monotremes Blog Tour. This gorgeous new range of fabric is by Australian designer Amanda Brandl for fabric company Kennard & Kennard.

Waltzing wombats, cute Echidnas and playful Platypus friends feature in this stunning fabric collection of Australian Monotremes and Marsupials. The range is bold and vibrant, and not only sings in harmony with the Australian landscape with it’s reds, oranges and ...

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I Like thursday #124 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes. The 7" of snow last weekend was apparently perfect for snowmen building. They're all over the 'hood! And this one was spotted in our library...
made of plastic cups and wool stuffed in some of them! Clever!
not so clever...

I liked going to a drawing exhibit with my friend Rose, who is a graphic designer. She knows all about drawing techniques...
At the Parker Pace Arts Center
I liked this artist a lot, for whimsy and technique. I can sketch... like a 4 year old but this was simply amazing ...

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Another Test Knit from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I signed on for another test knit and can’t wait to get started. I can’t say much about it and I always hate that I can’t show you my progress along the way except in vague posts but this is the yarn I’m using. It’s Malabrigo Rios (worsted weight) and the color is English Rose....

The post Another Test Knit appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Getting a workout... from Pamela Quilts

Since the first of the year, my hubby and I have been working on getting back into our exercise routine.  It's been a bit hard since he has started working part time at a horse ranch (hard work, but he is loving being around the horses!), and I've been working an extra day at the quilt shop.  I've also been working on two projects that I don't want to show you quite yet, so there doesn't seem to be much I can blog about at the moment.  Of  course, there is the Island Batik Getaway ...

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Quilty Hearts Quilt Along - My Fabric Selection! from Busy Hands Quilts

I am participating in the Quilty Hearts Quilt Along hosted by Emily of Quilty Love over on Instagram from January 15th to Feb 5th.  This is my fabric selection - a rainbow, of course!


The Quilty Hearts pattern is written with traditional piecing, sewing individual squares together, but you know I am a stripper at ♥, so I plan to strip piece my quilts.

Yes - quiltS!  There is enough fabric here to make two Twin XL quilts.  One will have a light gray background, and the other background is still being determined.  Backing for both quilts will be my favorite extra-wide backing ...

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Trimming Tri-angles from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
I made  a big pile of tri-angles yesterday for Landon and Tori's quilt.
 Lots of tri-angles
These rulers are great for squaring up your tri-angles.
You just center your seam with the line and trim.
You will be amazed at how much better your blocks line up after you trim them.
 You can get them at any quilting shop on line I love mine
Hugs
Babs


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Trimming Tri-angles from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends!
I made  a big pile of tri-angles yesterday for Landon and Tori's quilt.
 Lots of tri-angles
These rulers are great for squaring up your tri-angles.
You just center your seam with the line and trim.
You will be amazed at how much better your blocks line up after you trim them.
 You can get them at any quilting shop on line I love mine
Hugs
Babs


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First customers quilt for the year from Stitching Matters


Stopped by quilting friend Karin this afternoon to pick up a quilt by a fellow quilter but knowing hubby would be home after his trip this evening,  thought I’d just set everything up and start the quilting tomorrow.  This quilter however warned me beforehand that she wanted the quilt done, so the cleaning, oiling and new needle already happened.

With quilt loaded I started playing and by the time hubby arrived home I had two-thirds done.  When he went to walk the dogs, who missed their daily walk, while he was gone, I could finish the last bit.

This ...

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