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February 21, 2019
Kingfisher Quiltalong Top Finish from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


Finally finished my quilt top of the #kingfisherquiltalong !  You know how much I love hand appliqué and this quilt did not disappoint!  If you want to join this quilt along, even though it's over, head over to the blog "Stitched in Color" and you will get all the details and directions.  That's what I did, I was late to the party, but it doesn't matter because it's on-going! 





I will binding it with this purple!  Can't wait.  Love Love Love all this fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics called  Flower Child Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell.




Now ...

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Tea Time - Dust Off a Quit Book Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

It's the week of the minis here in the Sticks.
How about some tea?



Today is my stop in the 
Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter 


The idea is for the hop is to find an old quilt book on your shelf and make something from it.

Here is my lovely:



21 years?  Wasn't that just yesterday?
I really was into Debbie Mumm too.
That seems so long ago and so crazy.


Finished size:  15" x 14"

I purchased this book ...

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Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop Mola Style from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop!

Molas! by Kate Mathews
The book I dusted off is Molas!: Patterns, Techniques & Projects for Colorful Applique by Kate Mathews. I've been looking at this book in my bookcase for several years but never got around to reading and trying it out. Since I've been enjoying doing hand-work recently, I thought that it would be the perfect book and technique to try.

What is a Mola?

A Mola is a textile tradition of the Kuna, an aboriginal people from the Panama area. I'm sure that you've ...

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February 20, 2019
Adding applique from Stitchin' Therapy

  It's cold, with a little sleet here....so soup is on and it is warm inside.  I worked on the border applique yesterday.   First part of one corner done.....I need to make more stem pieces today.   And cut more leaves.  I am not going all the way around but plan on at least 2 corners with trailing stems.  I'll do as much as I like or as much as my achy fingers will allow.






  New idea brewing......
I took the time to play around in EQ7 after seeing a different use for small pieces.  The quilt is ...

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February 19, 2019
My Day of Dusting off a Quilt Book from Stitchin at Home

It's my day too show an old a forgotten quilt book. This blog hop is being hosted by Beaquilter. The idea was to dust off, excuse me while I find the duster it's around here some place. Ahh dust bunnies be gone. Anyway the idea was to make a project from it.


After doing a big clean a few years ago, I thought I had given away my older quilt books. Imagine my surprise at finding a book from 1994. I think I kept it as I liked a couple of the projects in it.

1994 I think ...

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Pigs Might Fly! Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Talk to the Pig mini quilt by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon Quilting

Show Your Wings Blog Hop

When Carol from Just Let Me Quilt announced there was a new blog hop coming up in February, I did my usual mental dance with myself. Mature Me said “Nope, you’ve got too many more urgent important things on your plate”. Optimist Me said “But I’ll just do something little…. I’ll squeeze it in”. Mature Me said “Pigs might fly!”. And Stick It to Mature Me Me said “Oooooh….. pigs might fly – that’d fit the theme! Hahahahaha”.

The thought of doing a Pigs Might Fly appliqué motif based on my balloon ...

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Farm Sweet Farm Sew Along - Trees Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Welcome to the farm!


It's week four in the 
Farm Sweet Farm Sew Along 
and we are going to make trees today:)



We are using Farm Girl Vintage fabric...






And making the 
Farm Sweet Farm Quilt!

if you are just joining us
 and want to know all about it!



My tree block kit is all cut 
and laid out on a small design board.
You should have all of your pieces cut by following the sew along guide...
easy peasy!!

Farm Sweet Farm
Sew Simple Shapes:
H4 - 3
H15 - 12
H22 ...

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Mr & Mrs Custom Cushion from Samelia's Mum






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February 18, 2019
Cuddly fabric, Memory quilts, darling patterns and quilt travel today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Teresa Coates, Bill Locke, Suzanne Paquette, and Anna Bates join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 411 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 411 Teresa Coates

Shannon Fabrics creates amazing textured fabric that are so fun to snuggle under. My friend Teresa Coates is an artist and the Event ...

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Grow - Magnificent Minis with Island Batik from Creatin' in the Sticks

Becoming an 
Island Batik Ambassador
is a chance for me
to grow both as a quilter and a blogger.



Every month,
Island Batik Ambassadors have a challenge in which a project is made and shared
and
this month's challenge
is
Magnificent Minis.



The challenge for February is to make a mini quilt that is smaller than 24" x 24".

I used the challenge to make a wall hanging to remind myself to 
grow from these challenges.

(In case I forget why I'm doing this...lol)
Actually, I picked out some of the fabrics I liked and I designed ...

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February 17, 2019
Lined Drawstring Backpack Pattern is here! from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa


Do you need a drawstring backpack?
My new pattern might help you to sew one or more.

This Lined Drawstring Backpack is a charming one, perfect for everyday use.
It has a stylish look and a practical structure. Its three big pockets (one exterior zippered pocket and two interior pockets) make it the perfect bag for school, sport and outings.
I've told you about it here and here.

Lined Drawstring Backpack pdf pattern-Mihaela Alexandrescu

The pattern consists of 28 pages of easy to follow instructions and 83 color photos and diagrams, plus printable templates if you want to applique a retro truck.
I'm sure ...

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Lined Drawstring Backpack Pattern Sneak Peek from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

I am so happy when I have to make bags or pouches but it takes me a long time to choose the fabrics and almost every time I think I don't have the right ones. 

When designing a bag, first of all I think to be useful: to be spacious enough, but not too large, to have as many pockets as possible, placed as handy as possible, to be worn as comfortable as possible. After all these I look for the aesthetic aspects of the shape.
Two years ago, a friend asked me to sew two drawstring backpacks ...

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February 15, 2019
Next Charity block, a little video, + did you enter? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy Friday!  The middle of the month means my round up of what is going on, including Block #2 for the Charity quilt along, a new quick & easy sew along, plus.. enter my giveaway if you didn't do it yet! 

** My OLFA Story **

What fun to be asked to be the first to share my "Olfa Story"! I've used an Olfa rotary cutter since day 1 and this year I'm so honored to be on the Olfa Creator team!

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February 14, 2019
Bundle Up Llama from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


Oh my gosh... it's still snowing here in Minnesota..... again. It has snowed more in the last two weeks then it has all winter. I'm pretty sure it's at least a foot of snow out there now after all the storms we've had lately. Belvedere has learned how to frolic like a reindeer to get around in the deep snow with his stubby little legs! It's pretty cute to watch... I've pretty much have turned into a hermit and have stayed indoors. I have managed to do a little sewing. Bundle Up Llama is ...

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Bundle Up Llama from Quilt Doodle Doodles


Oh my gosh... it's still snowing here in Minnesota..... again. It has snowed more in the last two weeks then it has all winter. I'm pretty sure it's at least a foot of snow out there now after all the storms we've had lately. Belvedere has learned how to frolic like a reindeer to get around in the deep snow with his stubby little legs! It's pretty cute to watch... I've pretty much have turned into a hermit and have stayed indoors. I have managed to do a little sewing. Bundle Up Llama is ...

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A Valentine's Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy Valentine's day! What's more fun than roses, chocolates, dinner out? Entering my giveaway!

Pat Sloan scrap

I just finished another quilt using 2.5" squares

TUTORIAL HERE

Pat sloan multi 2 inch square quilt pic 3

Cindy and Dennis of Pink Paw Studio quilted my piece with

 Vortex by  www.houseofcreations.biz/

Pat sloan multi 2 inch square quilt pic 4

So I think this type of quilt needs a name

And then I thought.. why not ask you to name it! 

Moda Prize 2

Article continues below this Ad

I'm giving away this gorgeous bundle, courtesy of Moda Fabric, so the person who names my quilt!

The details

  • Leave me a comment telling me what Name you'd call ...

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Love with a Twist Balloon Pig from Clever Chameleon

February’s first block for the Love with a Twist quilt along is “Happy Hog”, the prancing balloon pig. It seems only fitting to do the pig block next as the first block of the new Lunar year.

Happy New Year of the Pig

Happy Hog appliqué pattern by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Too cute and ready to play, today’s pig balloon appliqué is one of the centre block options for the throw size versions of Love with a Twist. Of course, you will also need to collect Happy Hog if you are making the full twin-size quilt. In the latter, she struts her stuff in the top ...

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February 13, 2019
Pressing Matters from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have had an affection for irons and ironing my entire life; here's all the photographic proof you need!

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Pressing Matters from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have had an affection for irons and ironing my entire life; here's all the photographic proof you need!

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February 12, 2019
Done, done, done! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

OMG ..... can you see me doing the happy dance way up here?

Slowly, but surely, the applique borders were worked on and before I knew it ..... this was the last bit to do!

The top is DONE!  Started in July 2009.  This only took 10 years to finish, but who's counting!  Well .... me!   LOL
I'm so thrilled with how it turned out and so glad that I finally figured out my problem.  That applique stencil has been tucked away because I can see doing that again on another top.   Oh, happy, happy, happy!
  
Another  UFO crossed off the ...

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