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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

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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 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 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 6, 2014
Sari Feathers... from Simple Sewendipity

It's been quite a few posts coming, but my queen-sized feather quilt is finally finished!  All those deep purples, pinks and oranges were such rich colors that the finished feathers reminded me of an Indian sari.


I love how you can see the backing print as the sun is streaming through the quilt here!  I've written quite a bit about the quilt top itself, but there is a whole new layer of amazing-ness on this quilt.  Peer a little bit closer with me...


This was my first time sending a quilt out to a long-armer and I was ...

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June 27, 2014
teacher gifts from ocd: obsessive craft disorder

It's the last day of school today, so along with the sheep happens bag and yarn I gifted to one of my kids' teachers, I made a couple summer totes with some Anna Maria Horner "stacked" fabric in home dec weight.  This book-inspired fabric is the perfect choice for a teacher, wouldn't you say?




I accented the handles and lined them with a couple other of her coordinating prints.  Then filled them with summer goodies- a water infuser, some chips and Smarties (for helping make my kids so smart!) and a gift card for them to choose some ...

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June 25, 2014
Swap Til You Drop... from Simple Sewendipity

Within a week of joining Instagram, I saw a bunch of blogger friends hopping onto Round 2 of the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap.  Never one to skip a party, I joined in with over 600 swappers from around the world - how cool is that?


Using my partner's favorite colors, this is the palette I chose to work from (just imagine a creamy orange inserted in there).


I had to insert some Anna Maria Horner fabrics in there - a designer that is completely absent from my considerable stash!  With my new purchases plus some charms from a friend ...

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May 9, 2014
The Quilt's Got Back! from Todera

So I just finished a rather laaaaarge quilt top, and decided on this yummy print for the backing:



'Sinister Swarm' from the Field Study collection by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit

Since this is regular width (40-42'' wide) quilting fabric, and my quilt is much wider than that,  I needed to piece the back.

And, of course I wanted those ginormous butterflies to  match up nice and neat when I pieced the backing.  Here's how I did it and you can too:

First off, buy extra fabric.  I knew that the butterfly pattern repeat was going to be ...

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