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June 2, 2020
Salvation Jane and Ruby Dock: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Salvation Jane colour board at Clever Chameleon

Happy Winter, from the Southern Hemisphere

Our winter officially started here yesterday. Although if you were here, you’d be forgiven for not noticing: 18C (64F) and sunny. Truly lovely weather during the day, although the nights are chilly now.

Arkaroola in June
Arkaroola at the beginning of June

The desert knows it’s not summer anymore though. The Salvation Jane weeds (also known as Paterson’s Curse) are growing their incredibly perfect rosettes of teal leaves in the creek bed. Hate the weed, but got to admire that growth habit in our colour board! Also, another weed that has been insipidly hanging ...

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Went To Visit Mom With Sophie from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door by 9:30 am. I took Sophie with me to visit mom. I wanted her to get used to going back there with me. She's going to be spending the week with mom while we are gone to MI.

Mom and I worked on a puzzle and then we went to watch TV. I worked on mom's quilt top that I told her I would help with.

I was able to get some of this done. I'm adding the stems first before I start on the leaves. I ...

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Quilt Your Own Quilt! Our June Challenge Kick off from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Woohoo! It's time for our June Daily challenges to quilt your own quilt!

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

** Fireside chat topics ** 

  • Video is June 1, 2020
  • A kick off to June and Sew Sampler Unboxing!
  • ENTER the GOODIES bag giveaway at the end 
  • Quilt share at the end to show me the panel and your ...

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June 1, 2020
COOL way to do Star points for the Charity sew along Section #9 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Bloom-Topia ***

I love that the stars have scrappy points, now I want to do a whole quilt like that! I've never played around with them that way. SO FUN for busting scraps!

Here is what you'll find below on the 1st and the 15th of each month until we finish:

  • My blocks each week
  • See a mock up of my blocks together
  • My Daily Video
  • My cross stitch progress on the Bloom-topia Cross stitch, the next part is so cute!
  • AT THE END is the link to donate & to download the Bloom-topia patterns.  There is a video too ...

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Words to Grow By Block of the Month - June from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today is the first day of June
and I have the block finished
for the
Words to Grow By
Block of the Month.

Our team of designers has been so busy with this
Block of the Month
love showing the new blocks each month.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
is the designer for June
there is 1 applique block this month.

It IS time to wander!!!
We've been cooped up for way too long!

You can find a list of the fabric requirements and more information about the
Block of the Month by clicking HERE.

Wander ...

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Ferns and Flora 16, 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Love these designs, but will have to add some quilting lines, and new colours. A new project file to play with in the future.

My favourite for today is the second one.

The last one is the last in the project file, but the block designs will reappear tidied up, with new colours and some modifications, and quilting lines will be added too.

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May 31, 2020
NEW PATTERN Fig Leaf and Flowers from Collector with a Needle

Pattern Cover
We are pleased to announce our new appliqué quilt pattern, Fig Leaf and Flowers.

The pattern is a reproduction of a 19th century quilt quilt in our collection.   The quilt finishes at 80" square.  The original quilt is not perfectly aligned by today's standards - but the pattern is!  The outer edge has a bit of a wave - the pattern does not.

For now, it is a digital download only, available on the pattern page here and on our Etsy shop.  It is designed to print on your home printer - no enlargements needed.  The full size pattern includes ...

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Vintage Housewife Sew Along - The Big Finish...and a new book!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Welcome to the Big Finish week of the 
Vintage Housewife Sew Along

 if you need to download the 
Sew Along Guide and 
if you are just joining us and 
need to read the Bee Prepared post 
that tells you all about this sew along:)

We used Vintage Happy 2 Fabric...

And my new Sew Simple Shapes

To make the 
Vintage Housewife Quilt
74" x 82"

The following are the blocks that
 go in the quilt...
Click on each title of block
 to go to the tutorial for that week:)

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Sunday Stash May 31, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I started working on another UFO. I will not stitch anything down until I make sure all the applique pieces fit like they should.
branchesI ditched all my original fabric choices except for the red I chose for the birds. The birds will make their appearance after the branches grow some leaves.
The pattern was designed as a mosaic, which I also decided not to do. I toyed with the idea of re-shelving the fabrics and abandoning the project entirely. Because I like the pattern, it lives to see another day.
Fabric In ...

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May 30, 2020
Quilt With Me: Machine Applique a Rabbit from Felicia's World

Join me for a chat about applique threads and being a beginner while we machine applique down this cute running rabbit…or maybe its a hare.

This is a block in the upcoming Block of the Month program I will be releasing later this summer.





The post Quilt With Me: Machine Applique a Rabbit appeared first on Felicia's World.

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May 29, 2020
Of Flowers and Letters from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

This project lies at the intersection of two of my interests - quilting and lettering. I heard about the #36daysoftype challenge in Instagram several years ago, but didn't have the time then, or the year after, or... until this year, anyway.

The commitment is to design and post a letter or number every day for 36 days, the reward is to enjoy all the beautiful, quirky, mind-boggling, sweet or provocative interpretations of the same letter posted by artists, calligraphers, animators, illustrators from all over the world.

I only found out that it started on the day that it started, so ...

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FRIDAY FUN! JUNE Calendar and Studio tours! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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** June Calendar **

It's ALL about Quilting our own quilts in June. I'll have daily prompts, challenges, and tips!

IN this Post:

  • Quilt your own quilt = the basic stuff you need
  • Download the June Calendar
  • Morning Mug sew along
  • Let's Be Real Studio Tours with my friends!

New here? Enter your email to get notices

Join my Quilting community at

Sm pat sloan june quilting challenge button

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Orange Peel Temperature Quilt from Samelia's Mum

My orange peel temperature quilt is coming along nicely. January is complete and I'm around a week into February 2020.
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May 28, 2020
Going Around in Circles from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Kara share a tutorial for appliquéing tiny circles. It seems that we appliqué artists never run out of circles to stitch in our designs, so I (Teri) thought we might look at a few other methods, and focus on one of my favorites.

Circles, like the soul, are neverending and turn round and round without a stop. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Kara noted last week, when we taught this first class a few years ago, this block (an Elly Sienkiewicz design) needed some small berries. In my version of the block, I made the berries in three different ...

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May 26, 2020
Yellow Butterfly Hijinks: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Yellow Butterfly Hijinks colour board at Clever Chameleon

The little blue flower that started a neighbourhood dispute…..

Or was it the yellow butterfly? Or someone else entirely…..?

Watching the local pollinators compete, you would be forgiven for thinking that flowers are scarce in Arkaroola right now. Which, I think you probably get the idea: they are not. The cooler weather, plus the months elapsed since our big rain, has resulted in a bloom of both flowers and insects. Wanted and otherwise.

But apparently some flower locales are more desirable than other blooming addresses. Even within the best Cattle Bush Restaurants there appears to be premium tables where the ...

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May 25, 2020
Yes there is a video tonight, Join me! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan Memorial Day

We are remembering and missing my Father-in-law this Memorial Day.. he served in both WWII and Korea. 

Flag Pattern is free from me to you at

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

** Fireside chat topics ** 

  • Video is the  May 25 challenge
  • A great sit and chat about what is ...

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Out West - The Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Time for the Layout! ***

This month is the layout. Remember this when you write me in October asking for the layout.. wink! I'm also putting it on the project page at so you can always find it there along with any blocks you need to download. 

In this article:

  • Daily Challenge Video 
  • Tips
  • The download in PINK 
  • Share your block photo at the end!

*** Video ***

Make a pillow today! Or share the photo of one you have made

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May 24, 2020
Raw-edge appliqué from Quilting and More...

As I said in a previous post, I’m taking some online classes from Philippa Naylor. Each month I’m given access to the next class in the series, and this month’s class was full of tips on how to do raw-edge appliqué. I played around with some samples, and that’s what you see in these photos. […]

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Ok, Ir'a Saturday, Yet Again from Quilting My Way

I was up and ready to go.....think I've been saying that since we started this "stay at home" thing. I believe I need to figure out another opening.

We enjoyed the morning. Sitting and watching the news and then chatting about some of the stuff going on. Before I knew it, Patrick was ready to finish up his ceiling painting. It's now done! Both sides look great and you can't tell at one time there was a leak. It's nice and white. I'm thrilled he finally fixed that, because those marks have been there ...

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May 21, 2020
Tiny Circles Tutorial from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

There are a lot of ways to make circles for appliqué, and most work quite well. Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles are a great tool to have, and we have used them many times. There are also plenty of YouTube video tutorials out there about making circles for appliqué using other methods.

 It is great that there are so many options, but a while back, I (Kara) wanted to make a lot of very tiny circles for a block I was making. I wanted them to be made out of fabric and not embroidered, but all the recommended methods ...

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