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September 21, 2017
Fall 2017 Bloggers Quilt Festival: Flocks of Geese from Quilty Folk

Okay, here we go! This is my second entry into Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival! There are a lot of entries, so I am planning on catching up by this weekend. Flocks of Geese is a brand new finish so thought this was a good way to show it off.

Flocks of Geese
This quilt was another one started in 2014, but was finally put into the hoop in August of this year. It's a little different style than what you might expect from me, but I think you'll find parts and pieces of my quilting 'voice' regardless ...

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September Link Party for the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we are with 
the September Link Party
where we can all check out the 
adorable blocks made by you 
from Carol of Just Let Me Quilt design.

He is such a fun fella.
If you have yet to finish him, 
you do have until the end of the month
to be able to enter our little giveaway.

The pattern in available 
 for no charge until the
end of the September.

If you are not caught up with the blocks, 
you can find all the links for them HERE

By linking up your block
you have a chance to ...

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September 20, 2017
Stars and Stripes Forever from Cowtown Quilts

Mary has always been an easy one to quilt for, and this quilt was no exception.  Isn’t this an awesome looking quilt?  This is for her grandson.  It may look like the stripes are just strips, but they are pieced.  The stars on the top (where I’m guessing it will rest on a pillow) are appliqued down.  She let her grandson place the stars where he wanted them.  Isn’t that cool?  I don’t know that I would have thought to do that.  But, it gets the receiver of the quilt gift involved and more excited about ...

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Remembering, Connecting, Helping from Fret Not Yourself

So many natural disasters. The video feeds look like war scenes... which they are. How #sad that some leaders' only ideas are to threaten to destroy our world. Mother Nature is doing a good enough job without their assistance.

Wind Phone

I listened to a moving article this week about the Wind Phone in Osaka, Japan. A man installed a booth with a rotary phone but no connection to remember/connect with his cousin. People have been using it to talk with their own loved ones since the 2012 tsunami. Perhaps we could repurpose some of our old phone booths ...

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Progress on King-Size from Elsie Quilts

This quilt is partly on the design wall and partly on a craft table. So the view is somewhat foreshortened. It actually has as much beach as water.

I decide to baste the leaves in place because pins are not too much fun when sewing complex applique. I wanted to post this in case someone ever finds themselves in the same dilemma — trying to manage a huge project and keep it all square and straight. This has a few wrinkles, but nothing serious. Pressing and quilting will fix it.

There are more leaves to go on the left end (just ...

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There's A Hex On Me! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Every time I turn around I find that the hexagons are mulitplying!  It's all good. Using two of my favorite tools: the Hex and More and Sidekick rulers, I find that the possibilities of creating new hexagonal designs are, quite possibly, limitless! These shapes are the subject of the current block-of-the-month at my LQS; our instructor (Quiltkeemosabe, see former post!) encourages us each month

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There's A Hex On Me! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Every time I turn around I find that the hexagons are mulitplying!  It's all good. Using two of my favorite tools: the Hex and More and Sidekick rulers, I find that the possibilities of creating new hexagonal designs are, quite possibly, limitless! These shapes are the subject of the current block-of-the-month at my LQS; our instructor (Quiltkeemosabe, see former post!) encourages us each month

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Getting the applique done from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Amazing how one border proceeded to two borders done! Then a third border soon followed.  I am on a mission to get this done quickly.   As I was looking at this photo before download, it was noticed that some of the plain blocks on the outer part may need to be changed around a bit.  In this photo it seems that the right hand side looks a bit darker than the left side.  Best to fix this now

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White Pumpkins with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am THRILLED to be designing a mini quilt each month to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

Pat Sloan Button club Sept 2017banner

Each month the buttons are a collection by color and theme. I'm posting the pattern prior to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when you find them in your mailbox! 

I am obsessed with White 'Boo' pumpkins! I love my orange ones, but... white ones are so cool! 

This month I'm giving you a little tutorial on patchwork applique, read on!

Pat Sloan Button club Sept 2017 tut

  1. To use patchwork for an applique ...

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September 19, 2017
Quilt Show Recap from Needle and Foot

Last weekend my sister, Patti, and I worked at the Elk Grove Quilt Show. It was a beautiful weekend and attendance was great. I loved meeting the women from the Elk Grove guild. They were really warm and friendly. There were some issues with the wi-fi and the server had to be rebooted numerous times.  The vendor chairperson never lost her smile and was a delight to deal with. They hold a quilt show every other year and one could tell they really look forward to this event. Attention was paid to each detail and the show was wonderful.

This ...

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New Pattern from Alamosa Quilter

I'm making a new bag pattern for the wool applique and hand embroidery class I teach at my shop. Here is what it looks like so far.

The applique on the left hand section is done. I'm just getting started with the applique on the right hand section. Both sections will have lots of hand embroidery added once the applique is done.

When finished it will be lined (I haven't picked lining fabric yet), will have a turquoise zipper at the top that matches the ribbons and will measure about 12" wide by 8" tall by 2 ...

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September 18, 2017
Have you thought of a serger for quilting? Learn how at my Chat with Pat + my Weekly Deal! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Sara Gallegos and Patricia Belyea Chat with Pat + my Weekly Deal!

WEEKLY DEAL at the end!

SHOW #352 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 352 sara gallegos

Sara Gallegos and I meet at Baby lock when filming a release for the new Destiny II machine. I’ve meet Sara before but that was the first we’d worked together and had such fun! She ...

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Bee Happy Sew Along - Week Four!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Hello again:)
It's time for another episode of the 

Last weeks tutorials 
finished up the first row in the 
Bee Happy Quilt...

And guess what?
 After this weeks tutorials...
 we can sew together Row Two.


I'll be showing you how to make the 
Truck and Trailer Block
 and the 
Bee Happy Block:)

Grab your bag labeled Truck and Trailer and lets get started!
You will need 
D16 (the dog body)

Make the decorative strip for the trailer
 (1 7/8" x 9" Teal Text)
 by running it through ...

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September 17, 2017
Cross Country Christmas Day 4 - It's MY DAY! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat and mikeUPDATED - SEPT 2017 The original post was in 2009. I hope you enjoy this free project. Most of the other links to the tour are no longer active.  

It is my day on the Cross Country Designer Christmas blog hop!

If you are not familiar with my work, take a spin around  I enjoy meeting all of you!

The Topic for today is the Tree.

First let's talk about that Christmas Tree.. the most magical and BIGGEST decoration many of us put up for the holidays!

First I must have a tree... even if it's ...

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September 16, 2017
Block Of The Month Releases & Guidelines For 2017 from Seams To Be Sew

I should have written this page long ago, but it’s done now, so should help you know what has been released and hasn’t. I will keep it updated with each release of the various blocks. This year I’m taking on … Continue reading

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September 15, 2017
Yee-Haw, Cowboy Santa Quilt Block Pattern and Giveaway on Faithful Reader Friday from Creatin' in the Sticks

Yesterday was such a fun day here in the sticks with the reveal of 
quilt row pattern for 
The Christmas Carol Row Along.

As a thank you, today is FRF. 
(Faithful Reader Friday)

Yesterday there was a teaser photo of this guy
and today this Cowboy is all yours.
Of course it's a cowboy, right?  Isn't that what you would expect from me?  lol
Complete with his cactus and stick horse, he thinks he is the real santa.

The pieces for both this block and the row are small and there ...

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September 14, 2017
Aurifil Block Challenge, Block 9 by Vanessa Goertzen - Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am a day early this month due to my travel schedule, but somehow I don't think you'll mind getting the Aurifil Designer Challenge  block a day early. Our theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and September is moda designer Vanessa Goertzen!

Pat sloan aurifil block 9 pic2

Vanessa's color is ...Yellow and we share a love of sunflowers!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back!.

Read on to enter your block for a ...

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Pumpkin Potholder from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Is it that time of year?
Full of Hayrides, Haunted Mazes,
and anything and everything
(Which some of my family love and
others not so much)
Before that time hits, 
stop in over at

Thermoweb, where I am  showing how to make this pumpkin potholder.

You can download the pattern and read the directions on their blog.

P.S.  Thermoweb is having a one day only Flash Sale of the
New Soft Stretch Collection
Go and Check it out

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Orange Peel Quilt from A Quilting Sheep

Making an orange peel quilt has been on my "I want to make" list for a long time. A few weeks ago when Julie @ A Crafty Quilter released a couple of blog posts detailing the different ways to applique. It was the push and encouragement that I needed to get started. 

Here are the links to Julie's posts that detail the different ways to applique:

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Three down .... from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Three tops are now done from this original set of five UFO's.  Happy dance going on here!  Here she is!  Doesn't this top look lovely! Remember all those circles (you can see the tray of circles at the bottom of the photo) and leaves that I had been working on?  Well, this is my plan for them.  So, even though the borders are on, it is still officially not done yet. Now, I've been asked

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