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March 31, 2015
To-Do Tuesday 03.31.15 from Georgia Girl Quilts

Tomorrow is April.  What the hell. We've breezed through the first quarter of the year.  It will be Halloween before we know it.  And on that scary note, let's move on.

I got a whole lot of nothin' done last week.  Insomnia reared it's ugly head last week in a big way.  Three nights out of seven were spent tossing and turning for hours before giving up, migrating into the guest room so Hubs could get some sleep, and watching old Grey's Anatomy episodes on Netflix until 6 AM.  I can barely remember my name after ...

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March 29, 2015
Slow Stitching on Sunday from Quilty Joyjoy

I just wanted to share a quick peek of one of my many current projects. 

I am working on a mini quilt for an Anna Maria Horner Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram.

I am really proud of this quilt, and I’ve decided to make a second one for myself (someday)!

So I won’t show you the whole quilt, because I still have work to do, but here is a little glimpse.     The focus fabric is Honor Roll (in charcoal) from Anna Maria Horner.  

I couldn’t decide how to quilt it, so I started hand quilting the top ...

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March 24, 2015
Survey time! Loominous by Anna Maria Horner from The Village Haberdashery

Anna Maria Horner‘s forthcoming Loominous collection for FreeSpirit is an entirely new, but no less beautiful, new direction for the designer. In Loominous, Anna Maria explores beauty in form and colour by employing several different methods of weaving with richly dyed cotton threads to achieve some joyously traditional and some entirely inventive designs.

We would love your feedback on Loominous! Please click here to complete our survey and you will be entered to win a £10 voucher to The Village Haberdashery. Here is a peek at what you’ll find…

Loominous Checkmate in Beach cotton      Loominous Headlines in Orange  cotton

Loominous Traffic in Cherry      Loominous Illuminated Graph in Metallic Glow

Loominous Shadowed Path in Gray      Loominous Big Love in Candy

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March 20, 2015
Social Tote from Mommy's Nap Time

This week I made a Social Tote!

social tote anna maria horner fabric, anna maria horner folk song, noodlehead, carolyn friedlander,
Social Tote
I had picked up this pattern at Quiltcon. I always get it into my mind that I want to make a thing, but then I waffle on buying the pattern - thus I don't make it. In truth buying this pattern was an impulse buy. I saw it at Alyssa / Pile of Fabric's booth, and I love Alyssa's shop and wanted to buy something. So impulse had me, and I bought this little pattern. 

Social Tote
I really love how this turned out. I love sewing projects with a ...

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Stash Sewciety...March from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Sometimes you get a request in a bee and you just get so excited you go a little overboard. March was just such a month in Stash Sewciety Bee. Lisa asked for arrows, feathers or flying geese. She left the sizes open, just so that they would be about equal to making 2(12-1/2") blocks. 
Using her color scheme and requests of Anna Maria Horner fabrics, Cotton and Steel or Alison Glass fabrics, I used them all with low volume fabrics as the background.
First I made an arrow. It measures about 20.5" x 4.5".


Then I ...

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March 17, 2015
To-Do Tuesday 03/17/15 from Georgia Girl Quilts

 Last week came and went so quickly, I feel like I have whiplash from watching it fly by.  Luckily, I was able to get a few things done.
  • I got my Friday Finish post up for the Happy Chevrons quilt.  
  • I made some progress organizing the guest / sewing room - it's nowhere near the way I want it; but at least I can sew for more than 5 minutes without feeling the urge to stop and find places for things. Once I get the metro shelves moved in, I'll be able to finish organizing (YAY!).  
  • I was also able ...

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February 27, 2015
FLB and How Not to Box Your Pouch Corners from Ants to Sugar

What is an FLB, you ask?

Two Pouches

It’s Funny Looking Bag.  Like the one on the left in the picture above.

The one on the right turned out much better.  I love those gray triangles inside.

Two Pouches

On the FLB, I managed some almost perfect pink topstitching and some lovely covered zipper ends. I can’t remember whose gray cross hatch is on the inside – maybe Carolyn Friedlander’s?

Two Pouches

But something happened when I boxed the corners. It was late. I was tired. I had my mind on a certain trip to Texas (QUILTCON!!!).  And I thought, my friend needs a ...

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February 5, 2015
Wool Felt Needlebook from Ants to Sugar

This past weekend, I worked up this little Wool Felt Needlebook as part of Rachel at Stitched in Color’s Handstitched Class.

Wool Felt Needlebook

I need to improve my stitch consistency, but I’m so pleased with how much I enjoyed the process. I reviewed the videos and instructions, then moved around from activity to activity with my toddler – squeezing in a few stitches here and there. I’ve been looking for something portable to sew while at the playground or waiting to pick up my little one from school.

I purchased the Romance bundle of wool felt from Benzie’s Etsy ...

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February 3, 2015
WIP Wednesday - Marsala edition from On the Windy Side

I was inspired by a few people who jumped at last week's announcement of the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala and started their entries, to start my own Marsala quilt.  Last year, just after Marsala was announced as the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year, my mum sent me this lovely bunch of flowers to celebrate a promotion at work (oh yeah, I got a promotion at work, yay).  I was very impressed with how on trend these Marsala coloured roses were, and also how well these unexpected colours work together.


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January 14, 2015
The Pyjama Game from madebychrissied


I'm looking to teach a pyjama pant class this year so I wanted to find a good, reasonably priced pattern that I could use with students.  
My friend, Amy, who orders all the books, notions and other goodies for us at The City Quilter suggested this book, Sew Easy Pajama Pants by Cindy Taylor Oates which comes in around the $15 price mark.


I tested the pattern by making these two pairs of pyjama pants, one for my daughter, Flicky and one for my dil, Katie.


Fabrics:
Eucalyptus in Jade from the Pretty Potent collection by Anna Maria Horner ...

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January 9, 2015
Fresh Flowers Cushion from Charm About You


I finally have a finish to share, although this was actually completed last year I'm only getting round to blogging about it now.

I was inspired by Jen Kingwell Designs and Collette's Full Bloom Wall Hanging, and after a quick flick through Alison Glass Applique: The Essential Guide to Modern Applique (which gave me yet more inspiration), I decided to make this cushion. It's a combination of everything I love; simple patchwork, English paper piecing, appliqué and hand quilting.


I used some 30s repro fabrics, combined with a nice bit of Cracking Codes by Anna Maria Horner ...

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December 27, 2014
AMH Feather from Ants to Sugar

A few weeks ago, I saw a feather on someone’s swap inspiration board. (People who participate in swaps sometimes make a collage of favorite things to inspire his/her partner). There are many people making mini’s with Anna Maria Horner’s Feather Bed quilt templates, but this one really caught my attention and had no link to the original.

Many days later, that specific feather was still stuck in my brain, and when I stumbled upon the original on Instagram, I knew I had to make one to give away this Christmas.

My brother-in-law loves pinks and purples ...

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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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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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