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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


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 of a setback early in this week when my sewing machine 
started having major stitch issue while I was trying ...

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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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May 27, 2018
Un nouveau petit projet (6 x 6) from Atelier de Cocopatch

En ce joli mois de mai (oui, il faut se motiver, car la pluie est revenue..) nous pouvions attaquer un nouvel encours mais comme j’ai des chuts à préparer, je ne me lance pas sur un grand patch… je suis tombée sur un petit projet qui me permet d’utiliser des tissus Alison Glass… à suivre!! … Continuer de lire Un nouveau petit projet (6 x 6)

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April 25, 2018
Linked Logs {a finished quilt and publication!} from Material Girl Quilts

The Summer 2018 issue of Quilts & More is on sale today and I’m thrilled to have a new quilt

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February 19, 2018
A Nip o’this and that from Terificreations's Weblog

Still waters run deep! Over the weekend someone shared that they’d been playing I Love Hue, and it’s a great way to learn to understand color. I agree, very much. Each level has a group of tiles, several fixed, most movable to sort according to shade/tone. You get to see the proper sorting first, then… Continue reading A Nip o’this and that

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February 14, 2018
Enjoying whatever this is from Terificreations's Weblog

This quilt has a mind of it’s own and is speaking clearly, showing the direction she wants to go in. I’m going along for the ride, navigating to the mysterious destination. There is a “filling up of the creative well” as the piecing happens. Creative dryness is exhausting physically and emotionally. While spurts of creativity… Continue reading Enjoying whatever this is

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery from The Village Haberdashery

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Sun Print 2018 by Alison Glass!

Sun Print 2018 by Alison Glass 2018 has arrived! Sun Print is a collection of modern quilting cotton basics with a variety of prints and colours meant to give sewists a paint box of fabrics to choose from when creating.

Sun Print 2018 by Alison Glass

The 2018 selection has all of the saturation and variety that Sun Print is ...

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January 15, 2018
» Charm About You


Some designs are organic and simple. I had drawn a quick sketch of this quilt and, as I was creating it, the dimensions and overall layout changed slightly from my original vision. It just worked, allowing myself to adapt the pieces and play with the blocks. 


The half dresdens work perfectly to create rising and setting suns, the bold mix of colours and solids/prints adds interest and I used both curved and pointed segments to suggest beams of light. The colours bring to mind the artist Clarice Cliff, her designs and use of colour are hugely inspirational.

I used ...

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Weekend Recap from Needle and Foot

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen the pictures I posted over the weekend.  Julia and I took a road trip and visited Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.  This college is a favorite in our family – I graduated (class of ’82) and two of my sons plus one daughter-in-law also graduated from there.  Julia is planning to apply there next fall.  We thought it would be fun to do the college tours and see the campus as it has been several years since we have been there.  Plus she was pretty young when we ...

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