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April 14, 2021
7 Amazing Fabric Lines to Buy in Spring 2021 from Felicia's World

I don’t know about you but I tend to buy fabric seasonally. Not necessarily for the season (we are in spring right now), but I tend to buy large quantities of fabric a few times a year rather than a steady dribble. Often, I don’t buy fabric for months, sometimes it can be a year. Then, however, I can go on a bit of binge and stock up on basics. I am low on as well as buy collections that really speak to me. Often, I will not buy an entire line of fabric, but rather buy yardage ...

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A Surprise Visit! from Tink Squared

More or less. Jim let me know Saturday he was going to make it home for my birthday on Monday. He drove through the night Sunday (twelve hours from Georgia!) and made it in by 8 am. It was a very short visit as he had to leave at dawn again this morning, but I was so happy to see him!

Cosmo got a much needed bath! They both had fun, it was a beautiful eighty degrees out and I enjoyed watching them play from the comfort of my camp chair </p>
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Update from Mel's quilting blog

It might not be quilting, but this crochet project took forever to stitch together.
I had safety-pinned every block side together and it was interesting to make sure to sew each of those sides. LOL
But, it is done.
Love the colors.
This project is tiny hexagons.
Since they are so small and the fabrics are not cotton, it is difficult to get them to stay glued to the tiny cardstock.
I'm using the wonder clips to keep them together.
I sewed one last night
Some of those sides still need to be held together.
This will be something ...

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what I am working on from Making A Lather

 A little bit here and there. I found some bright 4 patches in my reorganization of the project selves. I think I was planning on making a stepping stone quilt with them. In any event, I brought them over to work on as more of a leader/ ender. 

I need to cut more upcycled shirts for the anvil blocks. I really like making these. Each one looks so nice. 

These are the little easy breezy blocks made with 1 1/2 inch squares. I still have some cut and ready to sew.

I tried  a new bread recipe - honey orange ...

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embroidery, buttons and a pocket [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidery, buttons and a pocket

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a pocket in progress from Karen Ann Ruane

a pocket in progress

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Anniversary Quilt Sneak Peak from Humble Quilts

Here's a little peak at the quilt! I'm going to be preparing for a lecture and will get it hung and photographed soon! I'll share it up close and personal.
I love it! 

Thanks for the great tips to get a foot pedal and power cord!! I'm working on it!


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Spring Sunday Drive from From My Carolina Home

The British Car Club drive for Saturday was postponed to Sunday due to rain, so we were able to have a nice sunny day for a drive in the mountains. We met at a parking lot in Brevard to get everyone together. It was a later start, so we could have some much needed social time.

Lots of people arrived earlier than needed, just to chat and catch up. We were outside, but still wore masks for the most part, just to protect those who have not had their vaccines yet.

We actually had so many members come that we ...

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Buying and selling from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Oh dear - I did not get the pictures taken for the item that I'm selling. But I see other people are posting quilt-related items on Kijiji, which seems to be the place to sell these days. Frames, machines, and more stuff are finding new homes, and that's awesome. 

OK - so I must take pictures of the stack of fabric dyeing supplies. I've got a scale, plastic, and glass containers (not margarine containers, but the real thing) with measurements on them and pour spouts. And a whole lot more stuff. It's housed in four boxes that have ...

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SunBonnet Sue from Wedding Dress Blue

Years ago I received a lovely piece of stitchery in a scrap bag. It is done on authentic feedsack material. You can see where the stitches were picked out and some printing on the back.

I didn’t know what to do with it.

I shared it on the blog HERE, and a lovely reader created a pattern for those who might be interested.

But the original languished. I set a goal do something with her in 2021. She has probably waited around 80 years for this moment.

The first thing was to wash. Gently. By hand.

That went fairly ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced this little four-patch quilt and paired it with a coordinating backing. 
A fun print that should make someone very happy. 
This one was pieced by another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread ...

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


Smithy by Amanda Desiree 

Set in 1974, in a run down mansion, this book immediately caught my interest. Surrounded by the palatial summer homes of the ultra wealthy, a group of college students are conducting a research experiment with a young chimpanzee. He's been raised in a family setting and now they'll be teaching him sign language in an effort to document his intelligence and his ability to communicate. Last used as a private boarding school, most of the large building has been sealed off due to safety concerns. It's dark and creaky and prone to unexplained ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 219 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

Last week I celebrated my birthday, having lunch (and fabulous dessert) at a cute little cake shop, dinner the next day at my favorite Italian restaurant (that’s oh so romantic), and finally dinner at home one day with Scott and Kate cooking. Yum!

Here are a few photos of the cake place. It’s oh so ...

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Patchwork Stars Quilt + More from A Quilting Life

Patchwork Stars Quilt featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a few fun things including a new pattern, the Patchwork Stars Quilt pattern. I’m also sharing a few other fun goodies in the shop and the pre-orders for the Sincerely Yours Project packages. Patchwork Stars Quilt The Happy Days project packages have been shipped, and so it’s time […]

The post Patchwork Stars Quilt + More appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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Log Jam 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 from Virtual Quilter

Mid week again already, so time to share some Log Cabin designs.

I like the on point square in the centre of the first design for this week.

The second one has an interesting centre, but I don’t like it a lot.

The design above looks like couple of Band-Aids covering a wound … or is it just that I need another coffee?

Not too sure what the one above now looks like. I do know that it is probably one of the few that I would not encourage anybody to make.

The last one for this week is much ...

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French General Miniatures from Quilt Obsession

Typing that heading made me think of Laura Secord Miniatures. A good friend used to get a box of Laura Secord Miniature chocolates for Christmas every year. No one — and I mean no one — got to touch that box. She absolutely loved them but then the Laura Secord store that was close by closed and no more of the miniatures.

My French General miniatures are much less fattening! It all began with Winding Ways, Quilting the Inklingo Way, Linda Franz’ new book. While it uses Winding Ways block, the lessons taught in it are applicable to any block plus lots ...

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RSC blocks from My Sewing Room

One of my goals for the week has been accomplished - the light blue "Home Is . . ." block.  

As I finished this block, I was being critical about my fabric choices.  Seeing it by itself I questioned whether it was too light.  But next to the other 3 previous blocks it looks fine.  What is my final plan for these?  I have no idea yet, but I love the blocks and it will be fun to come up with something as I have more blocks.  This house block is part of Pat Sloan's "Home Is . . ." online project, and she has a ...

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Humor op de woensdag... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer


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Back to The Rose Garden from Quilts....etc.

Well the table has been cleared off for several days and I took a good break from the sewing machine but it is time to get back to The Rose Garden blocks – only took about 2 weeks away from it and found I needed to review the pattern instructions again LOL – it wasn’t […]

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Another project............ from Exuberant Color

This was my design wall when I walked into my studio yesterday morning.

This was the design wall by the end of the afternoon.  I need to find some more fabrics to finish the bottom corner.

The purple violets have started blooming and  there are lots of them all over the back garden.

There are a few white violets too and a lot more will show up in the grass.  I know many people think they are weeds but I love them.  As a small child I used to pick bouquets of purple violets and yellow buttercups along a little ...

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