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November 13, 2019
Scribble Stitching....Continues from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Each morning after the cattle are fed,

I try and get out to the Thread Shed

for a little.....Scribble Stitching

The blue fabric has been backed with

fusible avoid puckers

The black thread accentuates the

Scribble Stitching...

It is time to turn these stitch panels into bags...

I had time today to finish up a

Tote Bag and a Zipper Case...

Super FUN !

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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MY BLOCK on the Perfect 5 Tour is # 11 & #12! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat Sloan blocks 11 and 12

*** My Blocks *** 

This is MY week on the tour and my block is the smaller Snickerdoodle #11 which is also the cover of the book! Here are my sampler blocks, the large one is the Spritz cookie and it's SO fun to make,it's definitely on my list to make a full quilt with it! 

Scroll down for my full quilt made with Snickerdoodle!  

And of course ..CLICK for the cookie Snickerdoodle RECIPE - I'm partial to the Bon Appetit recipes, you'll find loads of other Snickerdoodle recipes online! 

you can see the other designers at the ...

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November 12, 2019
Fireside Chat with Pat - I have a new Challenge series for you! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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!

*** ABOUT ***

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Charity Sew Along

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Scribble Stitching.....Again from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

This scrap of fabric looks like flowers to me...

I cut out the circle shapes and

stitched them into flowers...

A dab of glue stick on the back of the circle

held them in place long enough to be

stitched down onto the fabric base...

The fabric base has fusible stabilizer 

on the back side...

These are fast and FUN !

I am a recovering perfectionist.

I work very hard at not being perfect.

This scribble stitching has set me FREE !

These pieces range in size from

8 x 8  to  8 x 12 inches

I had two partial circle shapes ...

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Scribble Stitching... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Last month I started playing around with

scribble stitching

on note cards...

Stitch Cards

I decided to try scribble stitching on fabric:

I LOVE it !!!

I ironed fusible stabilizer to the back

of the fabric to keep it from puckering...

I do love me some messy stitching !

These are approx 8 x 10 inches in size...

I plan to use them for the fronts of 

zipper bags...

Scribble Stitching.....give it a try !

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be ...

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November 11, 2019
Granny's Garden Sew Along - The Big Finish and Granny Flower Quilt Label Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


My Granny's Garden Quilt 
is finished and I can't wait to
 show it to you up close and personal!!

This is the "Big Finish" post of our

 I am not quite finished playing 
with Granny Chic Fabric or with 
Granny's Garden Sew Simple Shapes
 so stay tuned for a few more projects! to show LOTS of photos 
of my Granny's Garden Quilt...

And then I'm going to show you
 how I made this 
Granny Flower Quilt Label:)
PS. The quilt that you see underneath 
is one of ...

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November 10, 2019
Perfect 5 blocks 9 & 10 with my favorite from the Charm pack book from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan blocks 9 and 10 pic 1

*** My Blocks *** 

Have you ever made just one block from a pattern to see how you like it?  That is what I'm doing with the Perfect 5 book. The Fat Quarter shop has a whole sampler you can make, I'm going to do a smaller version as I'm making just one of each of the 16 quilts.. so far I have 2 favorites that I will be making full quilts from. 

  • The little block is .. drum roll... Chocolate Chip!
  • Larger block is, of course, Oatmeal Raisin, which is another family favorite ...

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Apple Core Quilt Designs from Stof genoeg

Showing you some apple core quilt designs by me, from 2011 and 2010! You can make them with 3inch Inklingo Apple Core shapes now! XXX Annika Continue reading

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November 9, 2019
Glow Sew Along - Row #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan glow row 2 button

*** The Details ***

Thank you for joining my 'Glow' Sew along using my Bonnie Lane fabric! There are 5 posts for this sew along. 

For this 2nd week we'll make row #2, I have the diagrams below and at the end share a photo of your blocks!

Pat sloan glow row 2 boardwalk

When we went to visit my family their home is just steps from a mangrove sanctuary on the inner coastal waterway with a boardwalk.  We took a lot of fun photos of Glow there! See the one at the ...

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Never Time To Get Bored from Quilty Folk

It's been a hand work sort of week. There are now 10 out of 30 of the Autumnal tulip blocks with flowers ready for leaves. The shape, size and color of which is totally up in the air. I'm loving the sweet look to these, but wondering why I settled on 30 as the perfect number to make? Might have to ratchet it down to 20 in order to ever properly finish up.

Starting to get an idea of what the Tulip blocks are gonna look like
Still plodding along on the quilting for Blue Plumes. It seemed ...

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Twas The Night B19 and B20 Are Released… Nifty Novelties Winners Announced… from Seams To Be Sew

You know, I’m not a fan of posting on weekends, but because I want to get the TTNBC blocks out to you, I’m posting today. So it’s that time again for the next block release… I forgot how long these take me to finish once they come back from the tester, but I am still determined to finish them by the end of the year and hopefully before that. Don’t be surprised if I release a set during 12 Days as I want to finish them. Block 19 and Block 20 were uploaded this weekend to ...

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November 8, 2019
Super Thursday Thoughts from Canadian Needle Nana

Hello, I have so much to talk about and be grateful for on this Thankful Thursday.

It was a cool misty morning down at the pond recently.  As I neared this spot, I caught sight of two white tails...deer, leaping through the brush.  A very autumn look to the landscape that I decided to show you as we have a light snow falling so it does not look like this today.

My old Christmas cactus is rewarding me this year by sending out a few blooms. I've had it a few years with no blooms not even when ...

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Took Sophie To Moms from Quilting My Way

This morning I was getting ready to go to moms with Sophie. I want Sophie to get used to her house for the times we will be away on vacation. I got some laundry going.

I got Sophie in the car and headed to moms. I had to stop on the way at the museum.

I had to drop off the quilts that Linda Myrich made for out group.

Both of these are going to be given out in December to our WWII Veterans. These are really pretty!! I love the work she does!

Then we headed to moms. I ...

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November 7, 2019
Another Day With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was out the door early. Mom wanted to go to Walmart before she had her appointment at 1 pm.

We went to Walmart and did our shopping. Then we had lunch at McDonald's. When we got out of Walmart and in the car, the clock said we had 45 mins to get to her appointment. I didn't think we were in the store that long. We went back and put the groceries in the kitchen and then went to the Laser Clinic. She checked in and we went to sit down to wait. And we ...

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November 4, 2019
Vintage Halloween, Maple Leaves, Chocolate Cake from Canadian Needle Nana

I will admit I felt my heart do a little pitter- patter when the headline appeared in my email that The French Needle had opened their Christmas Boutique.  The offerings are all beautiful.  I spend ages looking through this site on a regular basis.
                                             The French Needle Embroidery Shop
It is time for our regular SAL report hosted by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea.
Here are the other participants sharing their updates on a wide array of  stitching projects.
 ClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyLindaHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborah, MaryMargaretReneeJennyCarmelaJocelynSharonDaisyAnneConnie ...

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Amazing Flowers Steal the Show in a New Quilt Pattern from Quilter Chic

Inside: New quilt pattern!

Flowers! I love flowers! I loved them enough when I was 5 that David Gilbert and I decided to try eating them. My dad had a beautiful bed of irises and the leaves must have looked delicious to our young, inquisitive, and inexperienced minds.

I just released a new quilt pattern, What a Lot of Flowers! This imaginative quilt is splashing with color! Appliquéd flowers and vines meander across three different-sized strips, with easy-to-make blocks in between.

What a Lot of Flowers Quilt

What a Lot of Flowers! quilt ©2019 QuilterChic/Cheryl Daines Brown.

Colorful fabrics bring a ray of sunshine into ...

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Granny's Garden Sew Along - Week Eleven!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Hi there:)

Welcome to Week Eleven in the 
Granny's Garden Sew Along

We are using Granny Chic Fabric...

And Granny's Garden Sew Simple Shapes...

to make the Granny's Garden Quilt:)

Today we are making the last two
 Flower Blocks!!

Let's start sowing:)

Sew Simple Shapes for Block 41:
2 - I 6
5 - I 8
1 - I 20
Cut the stem 5" long and
 press one end under.

There is no clipping needed 
before turning in this block:)

All shaped and ready to go!

Pin and glue...

Use the 10 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
to align and ...

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November 3, 2019
Why I Love Leftovers, When to English Paper Piece Squares (Rarely), and Why I Still Like Facebook from Gefilte Quilt

If I bake a cake, I know there won't be any leftovers. My DH and I, unfortunately, share a sweet tooth - we'll eat the whole thing in 1-2 sittings. So I don't bake.

That gives me more time to quilt. And one of the great joys of quilting is knowing that there are going to be lots of yummy, color-coordinated, high-fiber, calorie-free leftovers, with a shelf life much longer than anything involving butter!

Here's my newest leftover quilt - a trifle about 22" square.

It's the direct descendant of this large (about 70" high) English Paper ...

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November 1, 2019
Quilt Exhibit in Houston from Pieced Brain

Last weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Although I know someone actually spent four hours viewing the quilts, the hour I was able to spend there filled me with awe and inspiration.

The quilts above are by Shizuko Kuroha from Tokio, Japan. This exhibit was called Pieces of My Life and featured her amazing, intricate quilts made with fabrics from her extensive collection of antique Japanese fabrics, especially indigo fabrics from old futons and clothes.

Most of the blocks were tiny log cabins, sometimes showcasing only one fabric in ...

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Winter Wonderland Block #11 snow snow snow! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan winter wonderland block 11 button

*** About the Project ***

Block 11 is a beautiful snowflake! It is much easier than it looks.

See the full quilt down below

There is a gorgeous kit using the same fabrics I am using! Even if you don't start this year, grab a kit before they are gone!


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