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October 29, 2020
Behind the Scenes - And a Quilty Box Winner! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!

Do you feel it?  

As we turn to November, my thoughts also turn to holiday stitching.  And there are a couple of fun things in the works behind the scenes here in Quiltville!

And no, this is not a Mystery Preview!  Do you really think I would be sharing in color close ups of anything mystery related when we haven't even had our first introductory post yet?

Nope!  That introductory post will be happening on Halloween (Saturday!) and then we can really let the fun begin!

In the mean time, this is just to get you just the slightest ...

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Medallion Quilt, A Quilty Finish, Jenny Wren, Free Patterns, from Canadian Needle Nana

 One of the things I love this week was getting a photo of a wren. I've often caught sight of them down by the pond because I think they like the heavy shrubbery on three sides. There is a meadow there as well and loads of grasshoppers which I know wrens are fond of. However, it was right in front of my kitchen window that I managed to grab two quick shots of this little guy while he was checking out the decaying plants.

 In the third shot I took he was a complete blur.

This was my redworked ...

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Sewcialites Block 6 – Devoted by Robin Pickens from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #6 this week!

This week’s designer, Robin Pickens is an expert quilter and fabric designer for Moda Fabrics. Robin designed the Devoted block which will be a challenging block but rewarding ...

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guild presentation from Making A Lather

We had quilt guild last night. We are meeting in a park pavilion so the pictures are crummy, but, you can get an idea of  the quilts that our presenter brought for us to see. Steve is from Brownsburg Indiana and has a shop called: not your average quilter.

He specializes in applique and does it all on an elna domestic machine. He began as a designer for guard outfits and flags for bands many years ago. His quilts were intimidating, but, lovely to see.

There are  189 pieces in the lion.

This is a vector photo of himself.

My ...

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I Like Thursdays: October 29, 2020 from 3 Poodles and a Nana

Hi there!

How are you doing today?  It is dreary and rainy in Pennsylvania as the remnants of Hurricane Zeta pass through.  Today is "I like Thursday" and we post positive things in order to make the internet a more tolerable place.  Check out other posts by visiting Lee Anna our hostess!

I like new flower pots and planning next spring's garden!  My neighbor gave me some of the pots her late 88 year old mom used and I love them!
My two favorite are below.  I love how weathered they are!

This one is my absolute favorite!  
I ...

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UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


OH - I found the pictures that I wanted to share with you, but I'll do that tomorrow. And I sure hope that you popped over to the Try-A-Triad Challenge page and voted for your favorite quilt. Remember, mine is on the bottom row on the left!

And did you go to Riel's web page? If you haven't, check it out. She's a quilter, and she published two quilt books. I haven't had a chance to read The Little Ghost, who was a Quilt yet. 

Today, it's all about the Show and Tell from our ...

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Schattig... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Toen we in September in Drenthe waren bezochten we tijdens een wandeling de schaapskooi in Havelte. 

niet helemaal scherp maar hij keek zo recht in de camera...

Hoog in de stal zaten een aantal huiszwaluwnesten waarvan er nog maar één bewoond was: 

een nieuwsgierig jong, bijna op het punt van uitvliegen denk ik. Hij keek nauwlettend naar de camera.

Echt onder de pannen hè zo?


Jammer dat de nestrand zo besmeurd is, dat ziet er iet zo smakelijk uit, maar ja zo gaat dat nou eenmaal...

                              Schattig, maar wel heel anders is deze kleine dodaars, de kleinste futensoort in Nederland ...

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Change of Plans from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Our highs have been in the 80's and 90's, but on Sunday night our first winter storm blew in and we hit our Monday high of 38° at 1 a.m. The temps dropped from there with wind, rain, sleet, snow, and ice. I know it's not a big deal for a lot of ya'll, but we don't see this very often here in the desert and certainly not from one day to the next in October. Even the Bird of Paradise blooms in the

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More blocks from My Sewing Room

 I had time to dig into some scraps again and this is the result - another Wisdom block and the last 3 Ohio Star blocks needed for a finished top.

This green and blue print was so pretty but there wasn't much left of it.  I'm not even sure what I originally used it in, sadly.  But there was enough for the pieces in Wisdom, and then for another Ohio Star.  The blue "bug" print and the salmon print were near the top of the bin so that is the only reason I chose them.  Now it's time ...

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An amazing quilt to share! from JulieKQuilts

 I am in love with this pretty quilt!  It has been a work of art by my friend Binsa; she blogs here.  Just see what she has been up to!!!


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Labor of Love Sampler Block 5 from A Quilting Life

Labor of Love Block 5 Featured by Top US Quilting Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends, and happy Thursday! Thanks so much for stopping by for the Labor of Love Sampler Block 5 post. This week’s block is one of my favorites in the quilt. It takes a little time to make as shown, but I also have a simplified method for this one that will go together much […]

The post Labor of Love Sampler Block 5 appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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Holiday Project, A Partridge in a Pear Tree from Needle and Foot

Just popping in with a quick update. I have something new in the shop and I am really loving it. Recently I opened an account and started carrying Northcott Fabrics. In case you were not aware, they make tons of fun panels. I don’t use a whole lot of panels but my customers have shown me the light. Some of them are really cute and make for a fun, quick finish.

Thinking of holiday gifts, I thought this would be a great one to have in the shop. With the panel, a bit of lining and some Insul Bright ...

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Stitching News, Hooray! from Angie Quilts

This is Shirley's first ever finished quilt. She's made a Beginner cushion and a table topper or two but never a full quilt. Just as we were going into the first lock down back in March, she quickly purchased a book and some fabrics so she would have something to play with...

This is the back, it co-ordinates perfectly with the front. Well done Shirley here's your fanfare for the fabulous, faux piped, finish, toot toot toot.

Pam was asked to make a quilt with shirts of a friend's husband... it's such a lovely way ...

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Just a Little Done from Quilts....etc.

About the only thing that got done yesterday was that I got my next yellow block cut out and it is ready to sew today Most of the picking apart of the quilted border is done and will finish up soon – I might not even have to remark this border!! the lines show up […]

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12" colorwash sewn........... from Exuberant Color


Before and after tweaking but before sewing.  The lighting wasn't as good in the one on the right but I think you can see I changed pieces to get a smoother value transition.

Here they are in comparison to the 40" colorwash, left photo before tweaking and sewing, right photo after tweaking and sewing 12" colorwash.  I'll get a close up photo to post tomorrow.

It's blooming season now for the cactus.  Lots of buds and 2 blooms fully opened on this one and buds ready to pop on the pink and white ones.

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From The Heart – My Day… Was… Yesterday… from Seams To Be Sew

Oh, Dear!! I’ve done the one thing I have myself written to other bloggers about when they are no shows. For some reason, I just...

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60 - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Total blocks - So far - For my Sakura Churn Dash -    Two are sewn together -  And the rest are in sets waiting for "centers" - I used the left over strips to cut "singles" for six more blocks -    And had enough left to cut 60 "centers" - And still had some extra -    Along with some bits and pieces -  I love how easy it is to use my LEFT-EZE™ Rule -  To cut the HST and "bars" for my Sakura

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Babyquilt from quilts und mehr

Das war mein Ziel am Quiltwochenende, einen Babyquilt für den Sohn meiner Freundin.

My goal for this weekend was to make a babyquilt for the son of my friend.



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Community Quilts from Karen and Friends from Jo's Country Junction

I was gone on Saturday and came home to a bunch of emails.  Many of them are of finished Community Quilts.  YAHOO!!

These are from Karen.  She writes:

This is the last of the bunch ready for their debut.    I have two more ready to be photographed, two more to bind and photograph, and two more to quilt from the Cresco Quilters.

This one also pieced by the Cresco Quilters.  I call these Big Jolly Bars, because Fat Quarter Shop has a 5X10 pre-cut called Jolly Bars.  I know these aren’t but neither are they squares.

This one measures ...

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Easy Peasy Blanket Finish from Samelia's Mum

I started my Easy Peasy Blanket #EPBlanket back in April 2020. I was inspired by a project shared by Pip Lincolne of Meet me at Mikes.CONTINUED (Keep Reading) »

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