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July 17, 2019
John John... from Mia's Cottage

Well.... my little guy is on the fight for his health and I think he conquered it. Hopefully. 

Last month he came to visit, we had big plans.... I had scheduled swimming lessons for him, we were moving into the new house, Hawaiian Falls water park, I bought a season pass and so much more.
The night he came to us, he was walking a little funny..we thought it was his shoes his Momma put on him. Things just got worse.

He came with the worse case of Eczema I have ever seen, Momma sent some prescription of potent ...

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7 Ways to Get More Work Done This Summer from Professional Quilter

We are about halfway through the summer. Are you doing anything special during your summer vacation?

I’m spending lots of extra time at our home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I also reading much more than usual and trying to find more time to art.

Even with those fun elements, it’s important not to adopt a vacation mindset when it comes to your business. A lot of people do that. You can take advantage of the slow time and make a difference in your business.

One of the things I’ve tried to work on for the last ...

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New Fabric in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of July 17, 2019 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Scrolling Buds Quilt fabric, by Legacy Studio, for Jo-Ann's. 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features white and gold scrolling vines over a blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Orange Basket Weave Dots Quilt fabric, by An-Long Lee, for Atelier Originals. 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The ...

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Moda Summer Charm Swap | Table Topper from A Quilting Life

Moda Summer Charm Swap | Table Topper

Hello and happy Wednesday! Welcome to week four of our Moda Summer Charm Swap where Barb of Me & My Sister Designs is sharing her Moda Summer Charm Swap | Table Topper pattern. It’s been so much fun to see the projects each week, and I hope you are able to collect some fun patterns […]

The post Moda Summer Charm Swap | Table Topper appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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Designing Quilts from High Road Quilter

Last time, I showed some layout options for the Fourth Rail quilt.  Most of my readers and I liked the first option. That one required me to make additional blocks. So I played with the first option, turning all the blocks around so that what was out is in and what was in is out.

I had a hard time seeing it the whole pattern, even with a picture, and realize that I need to make sure there is lots of contrast in the blocks in the center and the corners so the design is easier to see. I might ...

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On a Backroads Road Trip! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

This girl knows ALL of the cool places and must see old things!

Just get in the car with Martha – you know you are going to see wonderful old things – and she will even stop and let you take photos along the way!

Try to do this ride with menfolk?  No juice.  But Martha?  She loves to stop and wander -

And even pick up fallen apples from an ages old tree.  Heirloom apples – yummy!
Did You Click to Read the Whole Story?

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Tree Mini Quilt {Artsy Fartsy Finish} from Little Bunny Quilts

My "artsy fartsy" project for this month is finished!

Stepping back, I used a light aqua 50 wt. Aurifil to quilt loops in the sky area. I then trimmed the mini quilt into a rectangle.

I used a navy batik for the binding; I used a blue 28 wt Aurifil thread to do the final top stitching. I had never used the 28 wt. before and I really liked it for the binding -- it has more weight than the 40 or 50 wt. threads, but is not as thick as the 12 wt.

Now my tree mini quilt is finished ...

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Amazon Prime Day Deals Not to Be Missed (updated) from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I am a fan of Amazon.

I can scroll for hours and add things to my cart and sometime I ended up buying, but sometime not. Eitherway, I had fun. In this post, here are some fun and exciting deals to watch out for in the next few days while Amazon Prime Day is going on!

Here is an updated deal lists that I have selected that you don’t want to miss on!


This post contain affiliate links provided for your convenience. Please find my full disclosure here.

As Amazon Prime members, you get two-day free shipping (in US ...

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design for embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

design for embroidery

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progress in ledger class from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidery ledger, a record of my stitching

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Sustainability in the sewing world from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

ACK!!!  So my perfect system? I FORGOT ONE THING! I forgot about my Dirty Dozen projects - my UFOs!!!  I've been so focused on everything else that I forgot them. Well sort of - I'm still plugging away at that Gingerbread quilt which is on the list.

And here I am wondering what the heck I'm going to sew tomorrow. I'm such a dolt!  OK - I'm not sure where all those projects are but I'm going to try and find one for tomorrow. And I'm going to put ONE of them on my wire rack ...

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Carolina Hurricane Quilts Virtual Show from From My Carolina Home

Another pickup was made from Cary Quilting Company, a carload of wonderful quilts for the hurricane project.  The diversity in designs have been like having a quilt show in my guest room, LOL!!  It has been wonderful to see them, and I want to share some of the latest ones with you. First, Material Girls from Apex, NC sent 3 quilts in these bright scrappy fabrics using the Perkiomen block.

Quilts from Raleigh for Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at

I loved their label.

Quilts from Raleigh for Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at

Loose Threads Quilt Bee sent eleven quilts, all different.

Quilts from Raleigh for Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at

Each of their quilts has this wonderful label.

Quilts from Raleigh for Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at

Here’s another Loose Threads quilt, with red squares ...

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Crochet Madness from Becca's Crazy Projects

I fear this might become a regular thing. Last week I shared my Cakes Two to Tango Shawl and this week I get to share the finished shawl.

This is where I left off last week. I worked on it a little every day.  It's a really quick project if you're an experienced crocheter.
I was a little concerned when I hit the white section of both cakes at the same time. I think at least one of these sections was supposed to a color and there was some failure at the factory. That doesn't bother me ...

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Grandma Got Busy from Quilty Pleasures

I just opened my hot-off-the-presses copy of Quilter's World Magazine containing my column about how machine quilting can change a quilt from stiff to snuggly

and I saw a project that I just had to make NOW!

I grabbed out some Kraft-Tex (my new favorite applique fabric) and made a plan.  The bags in the pattern were adorable.  And quick.  And easy.  And made with supplies I have on hand in abundance.  But I wanted to change the faces just a little bit.

I pulled out my Perfect Circles and my Bigger Perfect Circles and got to work making ...

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Cooking Ahead from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I love to cook. I do not love to clean up after myself. Never have and probably never will. Even with my menu plan, which really is necessary, I end up putting off cooking and then I have to rush and I don’t enjoy the process if I feel rushed. Through the years, I’ve tried...

The post Cooking Ahead appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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{I've Been Reading} Our House from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Our House by Louise Candlish

Fiona Lawson is sure that she must be mistaken when she rounds the corner and sees a moving van parked in front of the house she shares with her husband and their two sons....but the van is in front of her house, all of her furnishings and belongings are gone, and strangers are moving their furniture in. She can't reach her husband and when she contacts the authorities she receives the news that her house is no longer hers.

I can't tell you much more than that without spoiling the plot. What ...

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How to: Machine Quilt a Gem Motif on a Square Quilt Block with Natalia Bonner - Let's Stitch - Day 47 from Piece N Quilt

Welcome to day 47 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 Gem motif on a Square quilt block.

You can check out the complete video tutorial here:

You can pick up a PDF Template for this block 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 ...

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Machine Quilting QAL-Updating the Spring Quilt a Long from The Inbox jaunt

  Good Morning, Quilters! The links for the Spring, 2017 machine quilting QAL (Quilt a long) are fixed and you can find them all in this post! Hooray! As you know, we recently moved  seven years worth of blog posts from The Inbox Jaunt to our shiny new site, Lori Kennedy Quilts.  Unfortunately, moving a…

The post Machine Quilting QAL-Updating the Spring Quilt a Long appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 128 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. Please share what you’ve been working on!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Sunday I released a new pattern! Broken Road is designed to use the upcoming Island Batik Petal Pushers collection although you could easily use your favorite colors instead or simply pull from your stash!

Click here to read all about my pattern. By the way, Broken Road is on sale in my shop until Saturday @ midnight EST! Click here to visit my online store.

Broken Road 1.jpg

On Monday I published another pattern, this time for Timeless Treasures ...

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Sisters Quilt Show Part 2 from Humble Quilts

I'm not going to spend too many posts sharing quilts from the show. It's easy enough to search #sistersoutdoorquiltshow and see lots of quilts!
A few standouts from the teacher's Tent. 

 What a fun and happy quilt by Tula Pink!

 I don't recall seeing this panel! It was the backing of a quilt made by Sarah Fielke. 
 Traditional in a modern way! LOL
 Because many teachers teach the same class year after year we see the same quilts. I thought I'd show some close ups of Sue Spargo's wool work.

So charming, if you ...

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