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September 20, 2018
Free Block of the Month 12—Thistle from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

We have come to one year of our Flora and Fauna of Germany blocks. Originally, the plan was to stop at a year, but we are going to continue for a little while longer because the blocks are so much fun! 

This month's block is a bit prickly but beautiful in its own way and is actually a member of the sunflower family. In Celtic symbolism, the thistle represents bravery, devotion, and determination; however, in Victorian times, the thistle was a sign of meddling or intrusion. 

In Scotland, there is a legend that Viking invaders came to the Scottish ...

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My Happy Place Is… from Seams To Be Sew

It was so not easy to do this row. I have many things that make me happy. In the end, I created six rows for this row along because I wanted to decide which would be the easiest for me to do and I am now glad I picked the one I did because it doesn’t have a lot of shapes to it, under 50 in fact, and because of my leg issues in July, I wasn’t going to get this stitched out until I could get back up the stairs again. I did only move back upstairs ...

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My Happy Place: Being Myself with You from Clever Chameleon

  Appliqué penguins by Clever Chameleon

Welcome to Day 6 of the My Happy Place Row-Along

Seams to be Sew buttonThe blog hop where there are oodles of free quilt row patterns to be collected and lots of prizes to be won!  I hope you have been following along with the My Happy Place row-along at Seams to be Sew, collecting the free patterns as they’ve been released and before they expire. And of course, entering for the insanely large collection of prizes Marian has  gathered.  But if not, don’t despair, there is still plenty of goodness up for grabs. Join me today for my interpretation of the ...

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September 19, 2018
Jack O Lantern! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

I love that fall is right around the corner. I am looking forward to the cooler days and the sound of 
the leaves crunching under foot. I am already thinking about Halloween and have been having fun doodling... I cam up with this mischievous Jack-O-Lantern that's sure to make your trick or treaters giggle. I've put the design on a tea towel from Dunroven but this design would be wonderful on a 10-minute table runner, apron or made into a mini quilt.  I pulled some festive fabric from my fabric stash, this is a great project to ...

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Jack O Lantern! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

I love that fall is right around the corner. I am looking forward to the cooler days and the sound of 
the leaves crunching under foot. I am already thinking about Halloween and have been having fun doodling... I cam up with this mischievous Jack-O-Lantern that's sure to make your trick or treaters giggle. I've put the design on a tea towel from Dunroven but this design would be wonderful on a 10-minute table runner, apron or made into a mini quilt.  I pulled some festive fabric from my fabric stash, this is a great project to ...

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Latest Happenings from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Not too much in the way of quilting is getting done this week.

Instead, the paint brush has come out of hiding and that is keeping me busy.  Odds and ends around the house that has been on hold for a year or two or three.  What can I say.  I'm a quilter and that is what I prefer to be doing!  The reason for this surge of house work is that our friends from Australia are coming to spend a week with us in October.  They just can't see the same blue painter's tape around the ...

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Blogger's Quilt Festival - Dancing in the Wind from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

Sorry to those who already saw this quilt (very recently), but it is my favourite project of the year and so I just have to enter it into Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.

It's very simple piecing with some blocks featuring a bit of hand embroidery and 3D appliqué - my latest craze.

Here are all the little ballerinas who are dancing in the wind:

The triangles are made of blender fabrics with subtle floral/botanical prints and quilted with wonky triangle spirals, which creates a nice texture. And it's all as bright as it ...

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September 18, 2018
Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Ten from Quilt in Piece

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Ten Today brings a fantastic pattern for block 10 in the Fall Into A QAL. Wow, I was tickled pink, when I saw today’s block! Today’s block is the Pickles in jars and is designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs. I loved picking colors from my stash for this block. Here they are. Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download. You can download the pattern here. I have not appliqued the carrots and pears yet, as that will be done, when I ...

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September 17, 2018
Chatting machine quilting, road trips, serendipitous moments and organizing charities quilting on my Podcast from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Jude Spero, Amy Johnson, Amber Johnson, and Berene Campbell join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 392 -- My WEEKLY FIND is at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 392 Jude Spero

I spotted Jude Spero’s beautiful project using my fabric on the front of the Table Runner Round up book, I had to see her other work. Jude is the designer at Little Louise Designs.

BUY the ...

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Autumn Love Sew Along - Week Five - Scarecrow Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Well hello again Autumn Lovers!
It's already week five of our sew along:)

I hope you all have been having fun making a few
Harvest and 4" Stars from last weeks tutorials:)

Todays tutorial is another applique block!

Grab your 
Autumn Love 
Sew Simple Shapes...

And your Autumn Love fabric...

And let's get started on this little guy!

Here are the Sew Simple Shapes 
that you will need for 
the Scarecrow Block:
1 - F2
6 - F17
1 - F27
1 - F31
1 - F32
You will also need to trace the 
Ruler Work pieces for this block 
directly onto the ...

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September 16, 2018
Stolen: Cathedral Window/Mariner’s Compass Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Patricia Winship is asking for help with finding a Cathedral Window Quilt with a Mariner’s Compass made of blue, green, and yellow fabrics with some red accents and a red backing fabric. The Mariner’s Star has 64 points.  Patricia machine pieced and quilted this stunning queen size quilt.

Hand appliqued on the lower left corner is a quilt label,

“Sneak Thievery Blues

A Brooklyn Nocturne

Made for Jason Prover and Lulu Fogarty

by Pat Winship

Mount Tabor New Jersey


The quilt was last seen on September 4, 2018 when it was delivered to Van Buren St, Brooklyn ...

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Daisy needle case from Granny Maud's Girl

I do not have a lot of free time, but I managed to squeeze in making this needle case.

Suzuko Koseki daisy needle case made by Granny Maud's Girl

I quilted it simply in the ditch with 12 wt Aurifil thread.

As always, one of the most difficult things was deciding which fabrics to use, and that involved pulling everything out of the cupboards, looking it over, choosing a few, putting some back, changing my mind and repeating the process a few times. I got there in the end. If it is that difficult for small projects like this, imagine the time involved in choosing fabrics for large projects!

The ...

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Great Fall Class Line Up from Bear Patch Quilting

Bear Patch is such a classy place!  That doesn't have anything to do with society, but it means we love to present classes for our customers.  It's such a great way for like-minded people to sit down and hopefully learn a thing or 2!  We have always tried for a variety of projects:  big, small, handwork, machine techniques, beginner, advanced, morning, afternoon, night and weekends, too!  We try to keep our classes small and friendly for everyone.  Even though our days are numbered, we can't resist the chance to offer a few more learning opportunities.  And sometimes ...

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September 15, 2018
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018 Block 9 from Pat Sloan's Blog


I am SO excited about the September Aurifil designer interview with the very talented Sharon Holland! Learn more about how this project runs at our intro of the 2018 team

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back as I have Tips!.

Big Apple

This years theme is blocks inspired by places. 

Sharon knew here inspiration city immediately and I couldn't wait to see what she created, the Big Apple it is! This is her block, she took it with her on a trip to NYC and you'll see some of the photos at the ...

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September 14, 2018
Welcome to Our House from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to My House blog hop

Do you remember the song, Our House, by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young?  This art quilt is inspired by that song.

Our House
"Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy, 'cause of you"
Lyrics of Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

"Our House" - the journey

Come with me on my journey to make "Our House".

It started with this blog hop button. I always wanted to participate in those cool blog hops, so I ...

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Block #2 Christmas Fig Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

FIRST.. Did you read my interview yesterday with my friend Joanna and enter her giveaway??


Now onto Block #2!

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 2 pic 2

We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book,  then I selected Something Blue Fabric from my friend Edyta to do a second quilt.

How This Works:

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September 13, 2018
A Christmas Fig Sew Along Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

All sew alongs are more fun when a little giveaway is involved!

Pat sloan christmas fig giveaway

My lovely friend Joanna, who wrote the Christmas Fig book, is giving away a bundle of her fabric and set of patterns, so exciting!

Joanna and I have been friends a LONG time, I was a fan girl before I even meet her. She has been on my podcast many times (listen to the last one HERE).   And I have been known to hoard Joanna's gorgeous Figtree fabric 

Favorite quilt

I asked Joanna 3 questions... you are in for some fun!
You and I have a deep love for ...

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"In the Garden"—Garden Gate from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Because of my trip to Europe in August, we took a hiatus from our Block of the Month, but we are back to finish this quilt! On Sunday, I (Teri) taught the class on our newest block, Garden Gate, at Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks in Frederick, MD. As always, we had lots of fun as we reviewed the techniques used to create this block. And the shop has just moved into a larger building, so we enjoyed a bit more room in which to stitch! A happy respite from our rainy day. 

Following are a few highlights for creating the ...

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Welcome to my house blog hop starts today from Quilting & Learning

Have you seen the buzz around the quilting blogs this week? The Welcome to my house blog hop, organised by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt starts today and is on all week. I did a quick jaunt around the block, visiting all of today's participants. It's really great! There are houses in all kinds of styles and techniques - just like in real life!

My turn will be coming on Thursday, September 13th. I'm very, very happy to report that I finished my house quilt last night. I'm hoping for a dry day tomorrow so that ...

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My Happy Place and Giveaway from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Welcome to my day of the
I am so excited to be joining Marian of
Seams to Be Sew for this years
Row Along.
I have joined in on the row along the
every year and have enjoyed the creative 
process in designing for each one.  
This one was no different.

Our task was to find our HAPPY PLACE.
Well, I absolutely love being able 
to go to church, 
to spend time with my family, 
to go to the mountains,
to my garden,
to sew in my sewing room..
The list could go on and on.
I love each and ...

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