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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 31, 2014
Sunday Stash from Ants to Sugar

I haven’t done a Sunday Stash post in a while, but when I pulled these flannels from the wash last night, I thought it’d be nice to take a moment to say, “Hey. Color catchers rock.”

Anna Maria Horner Flannel with color catcher

I recently purchased a couple of yards of each of these Anna Maria Horner echinacea flannels from Hawthorne Threads.

I usually use Shout color catchers when I prewash flannels and the first time I wash a finished quilt. Rarely do the color catchers seem to do anything.

I washed these flannels in the same load, and when the first color catcher came ...

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August 27, 2014
Lemon Drop Dress from The Cloth Parcel

I was recently thrilled to participate in the #ilovelemondrops Instagram TradeAway with Anna Maria Horner. What an amazing opportunity this was for me to work with one of our all-time favorite designer’s new knit fabrics and one of her wonderful clothing patterns. Out of 22 variations of her Lemon Drop pattern, I was chosen to sew together variation #8, which was a girl’s short-sleeved dress.
Lemon Drop Dress #8I sewed the dress for my cute five-year-old daughter, who was so glad to have me making something just for her. The colors of the fabric are great for upcoming fall and winter ...

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Tutorial: prettify your towels from The Village Haberdashery

A couple of months ago we were wandering around Designers Guild on the Kings Road and I saw this stack of towels that had been embellished with colourful fabric. It’s such a simple and pretty idea, so I Instagrammed it and filed it away for a future project idea. This week, I decided to tackle it!

Pimp-Your-Towels

Supplies:

  • A towel. For the tutorial I used a hand towel from Sainsbury’s.
  • Fabric. I needed less than a skinny quarter of my fabric for one, but your fabric needs will vary significantly depending on your exact towel. The fabric I used ...

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August 22, 2014
It's finally here... from Quilternity's Place

I've been waiting for this collection with anticipation and I'm so happy to say that it's here! It's called Glow.


This, I think, is one of Amy's best collections in a very long time and I'm anxious to start using it. If you want to start using it too, you can find it here!

I think it would be great in a quilt combined with Anna Maria Horner's Pretty Potent collection.

 
Which can be found in my shop too!

Take care,

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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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August 15, 2014
Moth Pillow from Ants to Sugar

This moth pillow came from random charm squares in my stash – plus some fussy cut moths from Patty Young’s Luna Moth in Jade.

Moth Pillow side

I’m pretty pleased with the look the faux suede backing adds.

Moth Pillow top

My mom picked it up from an upholstery sale ages ago. There was a giant grommet in the corner that I cut around, but otherwise, it sewed just like quilting cotton.

Moth Pillow Back

She was excited to have the suede leave her stash and get into a project, and I was tickled to try something new!

Moth Pillow

Linking up with crazymomquilts and the other Friday Finishes!

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August 6, 2014
WIP - AMH Love Quilt from Mommy's Nap Time

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I have an obsession, and it's nothing new. I am in LOVE with Anna Maria Horner's fabric designs. 

Way back when I started quilting the first designer fabric I ever purchased was from her Chocolate Lollipop line. I was hooked immediately, and I've been hoarding bits of her fabrics ever since.

A bit of shadow piecing.  #tinypiecing #miniquilt #freepieced #konacharcoal #konacotton #aurifil #annamariahorner

For the past few months I've been (intermittently) working on a quilt I call AMH Love. It's all my tiny bits of AMH fabric, and I'm hoping it comes together just as I envision it. 

To ensure that I don't screw it ...

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August 5, 2014
Seriously Summer Quilt from Craft My Life Away




I've had this quilt pictured in my mind for a while now. A long while. The fabric has been sitting on my Anna Maria Horner shelf for what seems like forever and the whole project was on hold until I found the perfect quilt pattern to compliment the fabrics. The fabric here is cotton voile from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks like from like 7 years ago (I said I've had it for a while).





This quilt is entitled Seriously Summer because these colors perfectly reflect my summer mood. This summer has been filled with brightness and ...

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August 1, 2014
High Tea at the Bistro from Georgia Girl Quilts

While my goal of finishing 15 quilts this year is severely off track, I do have a finish to share this week.  Actually, I have 2. 

This week my mother-in-law celebrated her birthday.  What better gift to receive in the middle of a sweltering Virginia summer than a quilt?  Right.  Seriously though, I had a full FQ bundle of True Colors and another of Pretty Potent just sitting there next to my one lonely Dowry print just willing me to pet it.  I have to add, I’ve made an effort to bust up my bundles and add them to ...

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July 28, 2014
a pile of finished quilts for the cottage from ocd: obsessive craft disorder

Of course getting a new cottage last summer meant that I "needed" new quilts for every bed (and any other possible surface).  And it just so happens my girls have a pair of bunk beds in the "girls' room".  Four twin quilts were in order!


I decided to do coordinating but not matching quilts.  They will all be in one room so I wanted a bit of a colour theme but not looking too....orderly ;)  Keeping it carefree! So, I planned two quilts using Briar Rose for The Middle Child's bunks, and then two quilts in a variety of ...

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July 24, 2014
Finally, Another Post! from Georgia Girl Quilts

I've been meaning to get back into the swing of blogging with one post a week.  Yeah, that's been an epic fail.  I just can't seem to focus on writing an actual blog post.  Let's see....instant gratification by posting pics on IG with cute little hashtagged commennts or sitting down in front of the computer and actually focusing on complete sentences and using correct grammar (well, sort of)??? Let's see.....that's sort of been a no-brainer this summer!

I really need to get back into blogging.  I find that I'm much more ...

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July 20, 2014
Sewvivor – Ants to Sugar from Ants to Sugar

I’m auditioning for a spot in Sewvivor.

If selected, I won’t have to leave my home or my sewing machine. I won’t have to eat weird things or deal with tropical bugs.  I won’t have to live on a deserted island for weeks with strangers.

Then again, some days, life gets so crazy that a deserted island sounds delightful.

Anyway, you can read all about the details over at Family Ever After. The basics very much resemble the television show: you sew some projects, people vote on who gets to keep playing, and winners get prizes ...

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Sunday Download from The Intrepid Thread

Oh my goodness.... we have gotten a TON of fabric lately.... then I was buried under Cotton & Steel and couldn't share anything with you. So be prepared for tons of pictures :) Also I actually sewed for an hour last Sunday so I can show you my Reversible Box Tote.


This is a free pattern at Very Shannon if you haven't seen it yet. Super easy to make and comes out adorable. I love the reverse side just as much.

We have Arcadia by Sarah Watson it is organic from Cloud9.... isn't it pretty!


We have received Rayon ...

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July 18, 2014
AMH Patchwork from Ants to Sugar

When I think about this quilt, I refer to it – in my head – as the AMH Patchwork.

I’m not a nautical gal, but I can’t help but hear a ship’s name when I say, “AMH Patchwork.”

I’d love to draw some parallel to breaking, or just drinking, a bottle of champagne to celebrate finishing this quilt, but with my growing baby belly, that’d probably be in poor form.  It’s exciting for me though.  It’s my first, “just-for-me” quilt. I fell quite hard for Anna Maria Horner’s (AMH) Loulouthi line, and I wanted ...

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