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July 31, 2019
Comeuppance from Sew Preeti Quilts

Last week, Paul and I went to watch the movie Men in Black.  I was underwhelmed.  As we stepped out, I sneezed.

On location


Me: AAAHHHTISHOOO...
Paul: Wow that was a big one
Me: (sniffle)
Paul: Your nasal passages are remarkably sonorous
Me: Uh huh
Paul: I am glad that was outside, otherwise they would have to fumigate the whole theater
Me (fed up with his teasing): Well, I could sneeze more daintily, but what is the point? I am already married.

That was my fitting response to his incessant teasing.
This quilt is my response to the challenges of ...

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June 9, 2019
Holiday by Alison Glass from In the Boondocks



Wow, I want to thank @gingerlemonquilts for this beautiful @alisonglass #holiday and patterns by @emilydennis !







These are my top 6 for fussy cutting anytime of year not just Christmas! I love the mushroom!


The one in the center 

would be awesome to stitch on!

As you can see here!




It comes in three colorways!


@gingerlemonquilts is starting a Sew Along you might want to check out!


Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

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May 29, 2019
Slippery Slope Rabbit Hole from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Alison Glass Trinket Sew Along was done. A very long paper-pieced journey, resulting in just under 100 blocks.

The Trinket blocks

After several layout options were considered (and discarded), opinions sought (and received) on Instagram (and Facebook), the final layout was determined and the flimsy was completed.

The finished flimsy

It was time to quilt it.  I found this absolutely perfect backing.

Floral on Black


I went to get the batting roll that stands in the corner of my bedroom, in its original shipping box. As I turned the worn out cardboard flaps, something fell.  It was the roll ...

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May 27, 2019
Un sac pour l’été: Finley Tote de Sotak Handmade from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes,les fidèles lectrices de ce blog connaissent mon point faible/addiction pour les sacs. Quand Svetlana de Sotak Handmade a proposé de faire en sewalong son patron Finley Tote, je n’ai pas trop réfléchi , j’ai coupé mes tissus! J’ai déjà réalisé un de ses modèles ici: ils sont bien illustrés et expliqués. Pour … Continuer de lire Un sac pour l’été: Finley Tote de Sotak Handmade

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April 17, 2019
Pink Blooms and Turquoise Maidens from Sew Preeti Quilts

It is that time of the year - SPRING!!!

Washington Monument in Washington DC

Cherry blossoms get all the hype.

Cherry Blossoms

But this is my favorite flowering tree this time of the year in this part of the world.  Do you know the name? Please let me know.

My favorite tree/flowers

I love these deep pink, thick and fluffy blooms. 

The tree in full bloom

The color is brighter, the flowers are more substantial and the blooms last days longer than the ephemeral cherry blossoms.

Thick blooms

Imagine these buds at the edge of a sweetheart neckline. You see ...

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March 27, 2019
Party On from Sew Preeti Quilts

This is what was advertised


And this is what I received


Same ingredients but a vast difference in appearance. It seems that the avocado slices were tortured and squished into submission before they made it to my plate :-D
Fortunately it was just as tasty as advertised.

Party 1
The Alison Glass Trinket Sew-Along is well underway.  All Lines blocks are completed.  As I work on the Shapes blocks I wonder how will my finish compare with the advertised look.






I am sure it will look nothing like the picture-perfect, glamorized version on the pattern booklet.  That look was so ...

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March 25, 2019
Trinket Sew Along Week 2 from In the Boondocks


Trinket Sew Along Week 2

with  Alison Glass 

(Click link to find out about the sew along)


Once again these block where not difficult and fun to do!
Home life was busy here so I completed my 15 blocks in two days. 
The sew along has you make one block a day of each block!







I loved making the little boats!
I thought of our Sailors days they said
 “A red sky at night was a sailors delight!”
The meaning being calm seas!



If you are on Instagram, I am @intheboondocks,
(Please follow, I will follow back) 
 and the way ...

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March 23, 2019
Sew Far ~ Sew Good from Life in the Scrapatch



Ventana ~ Day 10 ~ Lines #10




Two weeks in and I am up to date

I am making three blocks for each trinket design
so I will have 120 Trinket blocks when I am done. 


One Stash ~ Two Quilts

I have doubled the personal challenge by sewing both
the larger Ventana Blocks and the daily Trinket Blocks



Day 9

I have really been enjoying this sew along. 

There is a fun and supportive


Lots of inspiring quilts n the making!


Ventana Block 8

I had a bit ...

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March 18, 2019
Trinket Sew Along Week 1 Blocks from In the Boondocks



The Trinket Sew Along started last week. If you click on the link you can find out all about it and where to get the pattern!  The picture above is the look I am striving to achieve, with some variations of course.  I did decide to use Moda Grunge for the background instead of gray I am going with the Grunge Black!




Each day Monday - Friday you post that days block!



I am making 3 blocks for each day! 
The FPP (foundation paper piecing) blocks are not hard or time consuming!
A pattern even a beginner can do!













I am ...

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A Happy Week of Sewing from Life in the Scrapatch



My first foundation pieced block in a few years.

I started this quilt Here.
and I am really enjoying fussy cutting and sewing these blocks.

This is 

I bought a kit for this pattern about four years ago and never got to it.
I am happy that I am finally getting to it.

I felt all thumbs for the first few minutes,
but my foundation paper piecing skills came back 
like riding a horse.
I feel achy and accomplished now.
 I am pleased with myself for getting back in the saddle.

My FPP Tutorial may be ...

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March 12, 2019
Ventana FPP Quilt Start from Life in the Scrapatch



Aren't these fabrics gorgeous?

I love the colors and designs.

This is a Fat 8th Bundle that has been in my stash for a few years.

I purchased it as a kit with this pattern...



This is a Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern.

Here is ... 


Block 1

and


Block 2

I am sewing one block a day until I have the 30 needed
for the quilt.



The background fabric is my favorite from my stash,

Grey Architextures by Robert Kaufman



The Fat 8th cuts from the kit are very generous.

The big piece with the ...

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March 10, 2019
Fabric Pandemonium from Life in the Scrapatch



Pink Pandemonium
I asked my hubby for a word to caption this photo using the word color,
and he said "Pink Pandemonium."
Good choice,
so I am using a variation of it in my post title, too.

I did point out to him that there are a lot more colors than pink here.
The blues on the top are my background fabrics,
intended to cool down the palette.

These fabrics are my stash pull for the



I'm in! 


Starts Today! 



I started with these fabrics.



Added these and then did some stash spelunking 
and ...

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March 5, 2019
can't deny favourites from Charm About You


There hasn't been a whole lot of stashing going on but when I see my favourite designers and prints there isn't much self control to be had! 
Here's a little fabric splurge and I've also discovered what is currently my favourite notion and have to share the joy...

brass seam ripper Pam Damour The Decorating Diva

Who doesn't occasionally (or often!) have to reach for a seam ripper? I've tried a few and I do like the Prym large seam ripper, the fact that it's bigger and ergonomic really does make a difference for long seams. It's sharp too, which ...

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March 3, 2019
Raspberry Swirl and Trinket SAL from Sew Preeti Quilts

It is said that every end is a new beginning. Well, I have both a finish and a start to share with you. Plus a bit of bragging :-)

1. Raspberry Swirl
2. Trinket SAL
3. Meet Cute is on QI

First the finish.  Meet Raspberry Swirl.

Raspberry Swirl

Raspberry Swirl is the finished quilt resulting from my workshop with Debby Kratovil.
First quadrant

Two done, Two to go

Completed center

This was my first workshop and first time working with my Dresden ruler.  I am sure the ruler was feeling bereft and was thrilled to come out and play :-)  I ...

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March 1, 2019
Sew Sampler February 2019 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Palm trees, warm breeze, cool waves…and pineapple paper! The February Sew Sampler Box will have the tropics coming right to you this month.

If you’re not already signed up for this exciting membership, do so by visiting our website!

Sun Print 2019 Charm Packs by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics

Sun Print is a modern basics collection with a variety of prints and colors meant to give sewists a paint box of fabrics to choose from when creating. The 2019 Sun Print group includes new designs and new colors. It’s the perfect addition to your quilting palette ...

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February 15, 2019
Sometimes I Get Sew Crazy from Life in the Scrapatch


Here is the fabric pull to start a new project next month.

Really I do not need another project.

This one is paper piecing and one day at that.

It does seem a little crazy.


It is for the


However, I have not bought anything but the pattern for this one.

I will add and subtract fabrics from what I have as I need them.

I will find something for a background in my stash.

It will not be a race,

It will be a journey.

I will see where it leads.


I found this ...

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February 14, 2019
Trinket Sew Along with Alison Glass from In the Boondocks


The sew along sign up is open on Alison Glass Website the Sew Along starts March 10th! Please join me and a lot of others in making this incredible quilt over 10 weeks!





SIGNING UP HAS SOME OTHER BENEFITS!
  • Everyone who signs up will get a PDF of a new, exclusive Trinket block - only for SAL participants, emailed out on March 10, 2019, the event kick off date.

  • Signing up will grant access to the Trinket Facebook Group which will be helpful for getting answers to questions and connecting with others.

  • Signing up is the only way to get weekly ...

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December 3, 2018
Flight Path from Liz Makes Crafts

My latest quilt finish is Flight Path, a pattern from Alison Glass. For the fabric, I picked Alison Glass fabrics from the HandCrafted collections to give all the geese a glowing, jewel-like look.

I used to have a lot of trouble with flying geese, and they always seem to come out undersized. In this quilt however, I think I finally got comfortable with them. Apparently, the trick to perfect flying geese is the same as for perfect half-square triangles ... make them bigger and trim them down!

For the bright geese, I used dot-to-dot designs. It does double duty as quilting ...

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November 6, 2018
Modern Trip Around the World Tutorial and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In this Stashin’ with Stephanie video, I show you how to take a fat quarter bundle and turn it into a fabulous modernized version of the traditional Trip Around the World Quilt.

To make the quilt you just strip piece your fabrics into a large tube and then cut them apart to create the “around the world” part of the quilt. Then by picking seams in a specific order, you get a cool look of the fabrics spreading out across the quilt.

To make it modern, instead of having the fabrics fan out from the center of the quilt, it ...

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October 1, 2018
Sew Together Bag from In the Boondocks

I finally after years of wanting another Sew Together Bag, Pattern by @sewdemented on Instagram  started one on yesterday! You can find the .pdf pattern in Michelle’s IG profile or purchase a paper copy in a quilt store or online at Fat Quarter Shop

I bought the pattern 2 summers ago and found it intimidating so I decided to check YouTube and I found Margaret’s video which took the intimidation away! She is very personable and goes through set by step!  You have to still buy the pattern because she gives no dimensions!

You can find Margaret online ...

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