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November 22, 2019
Meet Sherri Lynn Wood from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Wednesday I told you about going to the Joan Mitchell Center for their Open Studios. There was a special reason for our visit: Sherri Lynn Wood is an artist-in-residence there. And when she leaves in December, she will be giving a workshop in Lafayette, which I am attending. (More in a few weeks.) But for now, I'd like to introduce you to the Sherri Lynn Wood that we met.

Sherri is working on several pieces while in New Orleans. The first two are pieces that symbolize menopause and its attendant miseries: bloating, weight gain, dryness, pain, psychological loss.

She ...

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Pin It Weekly #298 Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Welcome from the Open Studios at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans! Well, I actually went yesterday with BRMQG sisters from Baton Rouge. There were six of us, Lori, Crissy, Alice, Marquita, Smittie and myself. 
The main house serves as offices for the Foundation
Ah! What a lovely, beautiful, wonderful place. I want to go and stay a while. Seriously, please recommend me. Okay, okay, back to reality. First to BR to meet everyone, then to NO directly to the Joan Mitchell Center where we met with those artists-in-residence who were holding open studios. 

The kitchen and dining and ...

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November 19, 2019
North Bayou Des Glaises ~~ finished! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I finally have a finish that I can show you. This is a small hand quilted art piece that I started weeks ago. I should have finished last week, as planned, but bipolar depression can get in the way of lots of should haves. Anyway, it's finished now and I love it.

It is Bayou Des Glaises at Bordino Crossing. Bordino Crossing is the bridge that is closest to my late grandmother's old home place. She died in 1991 and I still think of her and miss her. I'd worked on another piece with a part of ...

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November 17, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Houston 2 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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November 15, 2019
Baton Rouge MQG November meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I am still playing catch-up for last week. The BRMQG had its November meeting with several show and share ideas. Also, a treat for me, the president brought in a guest from Germany. Bridget and Marquita met in an airport. One had a quilt sticker on her luggage and the other saw it. Of course, they struck up a conversation.

Yvonne's take on a women
in history challenge
 Bridget decided to attend the Houston Quilt Fest and contacted Marquita (they've kept in touch) and the two decided to make a road trip. One from overseas, the other from ...

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November 13, 2019
Pin It Weekly #297 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's been a minute since we've met new followers. Here's Salma Shehada and her board on rugs and rug making.

A&Co CamelliaAlfombra de esparto - ECOdECO Mobiliario

nuLOOM Alexa Eco Natural Fiber Braided Reversible Circles Jute Area Rug (6' x 9') (Natural), Size 6' x 9'

These pins are from Amber Rush Moore's Quilts of Valor--a nod to this week's Veteran's Day. Thanks Amber!

 AOL Mail

Amber's Quilts of Valor board impressed me. And just like that there's another section on "heart, quilts." For now it's the first one, but my OCD librarian tendencies will move it into ABC-order, so don't be surprised.
Quilt Show | Gems of the Prarie Quilt Guild

Road to Oklahoma - Free Quilting Pattern | Beautiful Skills - Crochet Knitting Quilting | Bloglovin’Every quilt has a story – but some you can sum up in a sentence and others are a little more complicated… Celebration Cake is one of those quilts whose story is a little more complicate…

Starry Path Quilt Kit - 84 x 84

These last ones come from Leesa Stroman. I love her color studies board. 

shades of green / blue / teal / aqua / mint / white / colour / ombre / rainbow / textilesBerry Bash begins with a lilac purple and changes to a deep berry-plum.

Teal Tide colour inspiration for Mamas and Papas #armadilloflip baby stroller and pram from newborn.


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November 12, 2019
Ouch! and the Arts Festival from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A front porch with the funniest table and chairs.
Did I tell you about the foot accident? Ah yes, I did here.  In a nutshell: Milly accidentally pushed a hitch out of the truck. Onto my foot. Right on the bone that goes to the big toe. A metatarsal, I'm told. I find out, for sure, whether it's broken on Wednesday.

Today  I'll see a doctor to find out why this shoulder hurts so much. The last time I saw him, he gave me a shot right in the joint. Ouch! It has not helped. I'd ...

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November 11, 2019
International Quilt Show ~~ Houston (12 winners) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Best of Show

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November 7, 2019
Cotton Quilters' Guild November Meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's November 2019 already and my presidency has come to an end. We'll meet one more time in December for our annual Christmas party, and that's it. We elected new officers who will take over in January. It's been fun and a barrel of laughs but also time consuming. I'll appreciate just showing up at meetings with my quilts. 

Pam showed the goodies she bought at
Quilt Fest in Houston. There were several things
along with the Farm Girl Vintage 2 book and fabric. 
Mostly I'll try to not run things! That's me ...

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November 3, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Houston from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What a week! It really began on Wednesday, in a way. Richard had a doctor's appointment for plantar fasciitis. We were loading the grandies into the truck when Meme accidentally stepped on the hitch that was lying on the floor of the truck. It slipped out onto the top of my foot. I've been in a boot since, mostly to protect the foot while traipsing around at the Houston Quilt Show.

Houston began early the next morning. We arrived an hour late because traffic in Lake Charles was crazy slow. The delay may have been a good thing ...

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October 30, 2019
Pin It Weekly #296 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

MediumWelcome back to the birds! Sunday's Quilt Inspiration was so very popular that I decided to go with it, one more time. The reason for only one time is that tomorrow I go to Houston to Quilt Festival. 

I'll have photos to share later so I'll just show you a few more bird pins in the meantime. Check out the cuteness in these fabric, paper, sculptural and mixed media birds.

New Free of Charge color pencil drawing Tips  Put in writing painting will be single, for example it provides a solo hued, however with several brightness values. Wh #Charge #color #drawing #Free #pencil #TipsBird Ornaments fabric stuffed body and fabric covered poster board wing

Bird wall quilt

Quilt block idea.  Applique the triangles and petals, embroider the beaks, tails, and stems.

Plum age

Blue Bird on a Poppy 8 X 10 custom matted print -

All Dressed Up  Reproduced from my original colored pencil drawing, this print comes sandwiched between a professionally hand-cut white mat and archival foam board. It is signed on the mat, sealed in a biodegradable plastic sleeve, and ready for the standard 8 X 10 frame of your choice.  Ships viaBlue Bird sur une impression personnalisée emmêlé de coquelicot 8 X 10

Fabric Bird

Bug Art B024 Four Blue Birds greetings cardMaking a Spring Bird Souvenir on Your Own -

Bird 1 bird toys embroidered bird mothers day gift bird | Etsy

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Fantastic Birds from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Fantastic here takes on the meaning of fantasy. Birds that artists like to invent. Here are a few examples from the art world.

Bird of Paradise by peregyr

Big tropical bird ,  #Big #bird #TropicalArtStation - Dead birds, Patrycja Wójcik

Fantasy Artwork

Heart Strings & Raven Wings: Fine Art Bird Print

So how does one turn fantasy into a quilt? Well, quite easily I'm not entirely sure this first one is a quilt. It's a sewn art piece (I assume) that may have quilted segments. It's on the Bernina website.
 Ausstellung Russische Quilts Textile Fantasies of Vladimir Telnykh: Kursk Nightingale


bird quilt

Vintage Bird Wall Art from Debbie Mumm—Quick Weekend Quilts!Bird quilt

modern bird flower quilt

Art quilt  Mamacjt by kaitlincute!

Two Turtle Doves. So cute!

Sweet and whimsical.

Have a great week everyone. I hope to see you in Houston on Thursday and Friday for International Quilt Festival. Email me at and let's try to meet in person ...

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October 27, 2019
A fire, some flowers, and some shirts ~~ finishes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Meme's stepdad is a volunteer fireman. Her mom decided that they would be a family of firefighters for Halloween. Meme, however, can't seem to say fire-anything. When asked what she wants to be for Trick or Treat, she answer, "a fire-ah." So we made her a fire-ah costume. Her little brother is going to be a dalmatian. I haven't seen his costume yet. 

A little red tee shirt with yellow and sparkly silver striped ribbon and her very own badge. I attached the silver ribbon to the yellow using adhesive web then sewed them onto the shirt ...

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October 25, 2019
Louisiana's heat pays off and two stinkers from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

One of the wonderful advantages of living in Louisiana in the summer is that, if you don't mind watering, plants do really well. 

Extremely well. I have to regularly peel it off the door and bricks because it roots itself to everything. The older leaves are huge and the vines are easily five feet long, from where they touch the floor. I haven't figured out what I'll do with them in a few weeks when it becomes really cold.

Also on my back porch is this beautiful peace lily that Richard's mom gave me after his ...

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October 23, 2019
Pin It Weekly #295 -- A Review of Doctor Zhivago from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

First, Doctor Zhivago is dead! Oh, spoiler alert. He really does die, finally. It's a great book. No, better than great--worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize in literature--but long and difficult. And I'm a good reader. Honestly I'm not bragging, I just am, having read well over 100 books (here's a list of the ones I remember). 

Despite being a good reader, I needed two full weeks to read the book of only 560 pages. Yes, I worked on it, but I did just as much reading looking up Russian terms, history, maps. All of it ...

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October 22, 2019
What the heck is happening here? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I have no idea where this is going. It was supposed to be a quick little quilt made with scraps just to give me something to do while I was between "real" projects. Sometimes I just can't get going. I resolve that problem with a new project. Every time. I resolve to work on finishing something. Anything. But the new project just happens.

I guess the Red as a Neutral just isn't out of my system, because when I went to the scrap cupboard, they somehow followed me to the worktable. Anyway, there were some large chunks of ...

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October 21, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Butterflies from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A few winged flowers from my "butterfly moth caterpillar" board


Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People | Audubon

Mariposa Protographium Marcellus  Estados Unidos y Canadá                                                                                                                                                                                 MoreMost Beautiful Butterflies in the World [Amazing Colors & Shapes]

And a little summer play outfit
that I made for Milly last year.

A few quilts inspired by them to inspire you!

Butterfly quilt pattern by Nadra Ridgeway of ellis & higgs. Patchwork pattern, easy quilt pattern, spring quilt ideas, spring crafts, spring DIY craft project, easter project, butterfly quilt block, pillow, cushion, placemat. Patchwork Anleitung, Nähanleitung Patchworkdecke, Kissen, Wandbehand, Schmetterling, Ostern, Frühlings-Deko, Frühling Deko DIY, Geschenk, Patchwork Ideen, Geschenke selber machen, Nähen für Ostern, DIY für Ostern, Nähen fürs Baby.

Little Butterflies Fabric Kit

Covered in Stitches » Butterflies Fly with Me

Quilting It

This easy, breezy quilt is fun to make as a baby quilt, wall hanging or increase the size for a bed quilt. It is pieced and butterflies are machine applique.  By Vicki Stratton.

My Butterfly quilt pattern by Janeene Scott

Lastly, a little butterfly
quilt I made in 2011.

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October 16, 2019
Flowers and Fish (and more f-words) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Is that not an odd combination? But, yeah, that's today's title. Flowers on my family's graves. Fabric for a new challenge I've found. And fish from our pond, thanks to a sweet husband. First though, I'm going to stop making all the fs bold. You get the idea, right? So enough of that. 

Okay, the flowers are new silk flowers that Richard and I put on the graves of parents, grandparents and one great-uncle. Richard swept the graves to get the dust and leaves off while I arranged ...

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October 14, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: F O O D from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Sure, why not let food be an inspiration? It's full of color, texture, shape. Certainly I've seen quilts with apple motifs. 

Pixel Apple Quilt Tutorial

I'm just popping in to finally share this fun quilt I finished about a week or two ago.  I've been at the very end of a tight deadline (lik...
And there's the apple core block, which is rare these days because of the difficulty, I suppose.

Feedsack Fun! Vintage 30s Apple Core QUILT TOP 101x72" Wonderful apple core quilt! I like this... it makes it wonderful... with the white!!!

Then there are pumpkin quilts that are also popular at this time of year. 
New Sewing Patterns - Pumpkin Pot Holder Sewing PatternFall Flight is a 66” x 76” throw quilt featuring Carried Away Quiltings signature pumpkin block, alternating with scrappy flying geese blocks. The sample quilt features fabric by Fig Tree & Company for Moda, with the orange prints coming specifically from the Farmhouse II collection. Eight fat

An idea for a stripes, boxes, and triangles quilt in rainbow????

And summer veggies, like tomatoes, squash blossoms, and chili peppers.
Quilting tomatoes. Ellen Lindner,

Chile Pepper Quilt - I just love this quilt, especially the freehand quilting that looks like bricks!Antique Handmade SQUASH BLOSSOM Applique Quilt ..

Made by @Marsha Myrum, this comment is from her:  My original design for hot chili peppers.  Made this for a friend.

Are you convinced that food can inspire us to make yummy quilts? Enjoy your week and your supper!

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October 12, 2019
Repairs from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Rory dropped off a couple of items that needed some work. First, the girls' uniforms needed belt loops. I didn't have any of the plaid and the navy that is closest to the one one the uniforms is definitely not a perfect match. 

It's not about perfection, though. It's about following the rules and the rules say belt loops are required. 

The other item that he left is this pair of shorts which needed a button replaced. I was searching the pockets for the old button in case he had kept it and discovered two buttons sewn ...

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