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December 15, 2014
AMH Nine Patch {Quilt Top Finished} & Slow Blogger Linky Party from Maryse Makes Things

I have a finish to show you this week, it has to be my biggest quilt so far.
It's huge {95 inch X 115.5 inch} it's big enough to cover the bed without the mattress and box spring showing. 



Made using Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Linen.
You can read more about it in my last post.


I shoveled the deck yesterday hoping to be able to take these photos this morning. You can still see snow between the planks.
Can you tell it was cold?



It was a different process this time due to the ...

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Work in Progress - AMH Nine Patch from Maryse Makes Things

Sometimes things don't always go as planned...You think you have a good idea...and then you're having second thoughts and find yourself taking a complete different direction...Sounds familiar? 


Here is the latest...A Nine Patch featuring Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Linen Collection. 
In the photo above, you can see the first three rows.


Some time ago, I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Field Study Linen by AMH. Some of these prints are harder to find and I was glad I was able to put my hands on it. Back then, I had in ...

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AMH Honeycomb Quilt {Finish} from Maryse Makes Things


I finally put the last stitches in the binding last week...
It's been washed and tumble dried to get it's final crinkly and cozy look...





My husband put up my new clothes line today...I am loving it.:)



 This is the first time that I stitch a quilt by hand entirely, I manage to have the quilting done in less than three weeks. This was a first time but not the last...I will definitely do it again.

It's pretty amazing really!


Look at this beautiful jagged border, don't you love this?

{Backing}

I used one ...

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AMH Honeycomb {quilt top finished} from Maryse Makes Things

I have been wanting to do something with these fabrics for a while,
this is the second attempt actually...
Earlier this year I started a quilt-along using this fabric collection and didn't get far with it,
It just didn't feel right and has been put aside.
These fabrics work so well all together. Isn't it pretty?





Very recently, I was going trough this book I forgot I had;
  Fresh*Quilting by Malka Dubrawsky
And saw this beautiful Honeycomb Quilt, I was inspired...
I thought it had AMH Field Study writing all over it...


Here, sewing the hexagons ...

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SuperStars {Finished} from Maryse Makes Things

After weeks of ebbs and flows...
SuperStars is finally completed and here she is in all her glory...

This quilt was inspired by Rachel Hauser's Red Red Stars Quilt at Stitched In Color
 And you can find her tutorial here.

RED is one of my favorite color and, when I first saw her quilt last December,
It was love at first sight and, I knew I would be making one...
I think this could be one of my favorite quilts so far...
SuperStars is going to someone special to me and, I am already thinking to make another one ...

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December 9, 2014
Honor Roll by Anna Maria Horner now in stock from The Village Haberdashery

I was caught by surprise today to take stock of Honor Roll by Anna Maria Horner! Originally inspired by a collection of Anna Maria’s Great Grandmother’s handkerchiefs, Honor Roll became a playful assortment centered around the idea of being good. We have a lovely little selection – your very favourites from our CAB survey.

Anna Maria Horner Honor Roll

Anna Maria on Honor Roll, teamed with my photos from Fall Quilt Market: “Slightly more tidy in form than most of my collections, the artwork for Honor Roll varies from tightly packed and painterly florals to smart and vintage style geometrics.

Anna Maria Horner Honor Roll

There are also some ...

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December 7, 2014
Good Folks – And why I quilt from Ants to Sugar

When I saw this quilt at my local quilt guild meeting years ago, I gawked and stared and marveled at how strongly the color and design spoke to me.  I absolutely loved the Good Folks line of fabric.  At the time, I didn’t know the supply of certain fabrics was limited.  I didn’t realize fabric was something you could collect (ahem… hoard).

So I missed it.  I never had any.

Good Folks gift

Until this showed up at my house.

I asked a friend if she had any Good Folks scraps she’d be wiling to part with.  She’s collected ...

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December 4, 2014
Swoon TWO WooHoo! from Library Gal Quilts

Gals, I have been having a great Fall and have been sewing and puttering around the sewing room as much as I am able with working and the holidays. Sewing and quilting and well I have to admit it, fabric purchasing is really just the best therapy for a happy life especially when you add in a sweet husband, two lovely daughters and a little grandson. Thanksgiving was super nice at our house and we gathered under the Ginko Tree for a photo to share.


The big news is I am retiring April 1st! It is in the works at ...

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Swoon TWO WooHoo! from Library Gal Quilts

Gals, I have been having a great Fall and have been sewing and puttering around the sewing room as much as I am able with working and the holidays. Sewing and quilting and well I have to admit it, fabric purchasing is really just the best therapy for a happy life especially when you add in a sweet husband, two lovely daughters and a little grandson. Thanksgiving was super nice at our house and we gathered under the Ginko Tree for a photo to share.


The big news is I am retiring April 1st! It is in the works at ...

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Looking for Christmas gifts? from Quilternity's Place

If you are looking the the perfect Christmas gift for a quilting friend, mother, sister, etc. in your life, remember that these lovely fabrics are available in my shop!

Amy Butler Glow

 Tula Pink Moonshine

 Joel Dewberry Birch Farm

 Anna Maria Horner Pretty Potent

 Kaffe Fassett Spring Collective 2014 Light

There are other items available as well, but after all these years, I still get more excited about fabric than anything else!!

Take care,

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November 14, 2014
Fantastic Fabric Friday and a Giveaway from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone!

I have so been looking forward to this first collection of fabric... Honor Roll by Anna Maria Horner. As always the collection of colors and scale are perfect. AMH never disappoints. The colors are really saturated and mouth watering and it has birds... lots of birds.



Then there is Katy Jones' Priory Square. I adore her low volume prints and that gorgeous aqua flower.

I am using the knit version:

For a light weight cardigan. It will go great over my Magenta camisole.

Today you can find the Giveaway at Maureen's Blog 


We are giving away a ...

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November 6, 2014
Quilt Market – Fall 2014 / Free Spirit Fabrics from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends, continuing my Fall Quilt Market coverage with some of the fantastic designers over at Free Spirit Fabric,…

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November 5, 2014
2014 FAL from Tuppence Ha'penny Quilts

Finish Along 2014

Last year I completely missed out on the FAL, however, this year I'm ready to go with some WIP's in mind in hope the peer pressure will nudge me towards finishing them.

My Q1 list is as follows:

1) I gave this quilt to my OH for Christmas, but thanks to health issues, didn't get it finished, and it still needs the binding finished. It's been on the bed since the festive season, but I need to get it all hand stitched down. Should be an easy finish to start with!

2) this is a scrappy ...

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October 28, 2014
craft south recap from ocd: obsessive craft disorder

I am embarrassed that it took me a MONTH to gather a few sentences about my amazing, incredible, indescribable weekend in Nashville attending Craft South, with none other than Anna Maria Horner and Heather Ross (insert squeals here).

I attended with my bestie Samantha from Toronto.  We used our 40th birthdays as an excuse to the husbands to do this.  Yes, I have milked this birthday for all it is worth and then some.  I have no shame.  We then got my good friends Kelly (Kelby Sews), Angela (Cut to Pieces) and Michelle (I like Orange, too) to join in ...

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October 21, 2014
More new clothes for Quilt Market from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone,

The truth is I am always too hot at the convention center. So sleeveless tops work best for me... since I designed this blouse for summer  it is pretty much all I have been wearing... I made 5 versions in rayon  and voile and have been wearing them every day. It is comfortable and cute and all I want to wear anymore. I decided why not make a couple new ones for Market?

This is the Pretty Potent Rayon Version (my new favorite)


I have had the fabric cut for this next one since the week it came ...

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October 9, 2014
finished quilt and the best gift ever from ocd: obsessive craft disorder

So Michelle (ilikeorangetoo) and I decided ages ago to do a swap, and planned to do it in person while together at Sew South. It was meant to be something small- a pouch, oven mitts, whatever, but a bunch of stuff happened this year for both of us personally, so it looks like, unbeknownst to the other, we both upped the ante!

I decided to make her a quilt, using my scraps from her favourite fabric line ever, Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner.  I didn't have much, so improvised a design based on my Liberty iPad mini cover ...

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September 24, 2014
working and progressing from Charm About You


I'm feeling like a good girl today because I finished off Janet's Bee A Brit Stingy blocks and got them in the post:


Why is it I never spot those rogue threads before I actually take a picture??

I also had time for a play today and got on with preparing some more green tea and sweet beans blocks, even cutting into this gorgeous Cracking Codes print. I absolutely love the colours, the rectangles are really vibrant in real life and I love that simple pattern.



Tonight it's on with some hand quilting and serious chill time ...

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September 8, 2014
Summer Break from Quilting Artist

I have taken a bit of a break from blogging the last few weeks.  In fact I have been staying off the computer at home (no such luck at work!!) pretty much.  But I wanted to get back into the swing of things and show you one of the projects I have been working on in my 'blog silence'. LOL

So...... what is this you ask?
Here is the start of some liberated star blocks I have been making out of  Anna Maria Horner fabrics.. along with others in my stash.
The liberated star blocks are fun!  They come from ...

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September 7, 2014
Liberated Stars - Tutorial from Quilting Artist

I was on vacation this week.  Actually a staycation..  but none the less anytime at home, without the commute and headaches of work is definitely a VACATION.  So I did quite a bit of sewing (of course - duh!) and some entertaining and some general relaxing.  In fact, right now I am sitting on the deck with a bottle, I mean a glass - LOL, of wine.  My last hurrah before work and reality hits tomorrow.  It is a gorgeous late summer day here.
One of the projects I worked on and finished this week was a table runner from the Liberated ...

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August 20, 2014
Design Wall Wednesday from Quilting Artist

Just a quick update on what is happening on my design wall lately.  I feel like I have really been neglecting my blog lately.
 I have been working on the Liberated Star blocks.  Some new additions to the design wall.  I am not sure when I am going to stop... I just love making these fun and colorful stars.  I currently have about 30 blocks done.  They measure 9 inches finished.
No longer on the design wall, but I did finish the table topper from 4 of these blocks.  I big stitched with black perle cotton around each star and ...

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