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September 26, 2022
Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Five!! from Bee In My Bonnet



"BLOCK FIVE"
Welcome to week five of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.


We are making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"



The quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called Prairie...

I hope that you all ...

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September 23, 2022
New Little Flowers from Ann Quilts

 

Here's one of my favorite summer dresses.  It's so bright and cheery!

A week or so ago, I had it on, glanced down, and noticed two little stained spots.  Oh no!  I soaked and rubbed a bit, to no avail.  Oh no, again!

 

So, there was nothing for it but to head on over to visible mending and find a way to cover up the stains.  Since the stains are so perfectly the same size and shape as the flowers, it didn't take long for me to decide to add a couple of new flowers and leaves ...

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We Have Both Kinds - Pieced and Applique Quilts from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

 The following helpful advice was published in September 1934.

 

Pieced and Applique Patchwork Quilts 

and Patterns for Both Types

 

A handsome new pieced patchwork quilt in pavement pattern.

 

In prospect of cold wintry weather ...

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September 21, 2022
Design Wall from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have a small garden growing on my design wall. Several years ago the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild would coordinate a block and everyone that made one would get an entry in a drawing for each block. I won these blocks during one of the raffles. I think I made four or five of these so I had plenty of chances. I'm going to size up the smaller blocks, add some sashing, and sew these up into a fun little quilt. 

On the right are my scrappy bricks blocks. I might have another charity quilt top finished soon. 

What ...

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September 20, 2022
Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Four!! from Bee In My Bonnet



"BLOCK FOUR"
Welcome to week four of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.


We are making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"




The quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called Prairie...

I hope that you all ...

read more
September 12, 2022
Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Three!! from Bee In My Bonnet




"BLOCK THREE"
Welcome to week three of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.


We are making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"



The quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called Prairie...

I hope that you all ...

read more
September 9, 2022
A sweatshirt for my great-granddaughter from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

 Ah, the overthinking happened again. 

Her first birthday is coming up.  I honestly had no plans to make anything; timing and all that.  Then I thought, what about a cute little sweatshirt for fall?  Then I remembered how hard it was to hoop the onesies and thinking about a size 2T sweatshirt got me to the idea of making a sweatshirt and embroidering the front before the shirt was sewn together.  How hard could it be?

Last Saturday the hardest part was finding suitable fabric.  Locally we have JoAnn Fabrics and Hobby Lobby.  My preferred local fabric store doesn’t ...

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September 7, 2022
Prairie Meadow Sew Along - Block Two!! from Bee In My Bonnet



"BLOCK TWO"
Welcome to week two of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.


We are making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"
 
I've been sew excited to begin...
This is going to be fun!!



The quilt is ...

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September 5, 2022
Prairie Sew Along - Week One!! from Bee In My Bonnet



"BLOCK ONE"
Welcome to week one of the 
"PRAIRIE MEADOW"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time each week that 
 is convenient for you.



We are making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt
68" x 85"
 
I've been sew excited to begin...
This is going to be fun!!



The quilt is ...

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August 29, 2022
Variegated Spools from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

 Jeanne does such wonderful applique.  I've tried a few different ways, and ugh mine looks like well maybe I should just say it doesn't look very good. So when I get a change to quilt with  exquisite applique, I enjoy every single minute of it and this was no exception.  The spools have so many different fabrics, it was fun to look at them all. But this baby is done!!

Variegated Spools - Laundry Basket Quilts - Pieced by Jeanne McGill











Some details on the quilt 

Pattern - a modified Variegated Spools from Laundry Basket Quilts (I love the two birds ...

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August 23, 2022
Do people still read blogs? Northern Wilderness Quilt from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Hello!!!  Is there anyone still out there?  It's been so long since I've blogged on a regular basis, 2018 ish????  And to be honest I've been using a lot of social media, facebook and instagram.  I just can't get into tic tok right now but I hear there's a boat load of stuff on there for quilting and crafts as well.  How do people do it all?

I retired this year  (hehehe so I can quilt more!! )and there are a number of occasions where I sat down and wanted to find out what regular ...

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August 20, 2022
BEE PREPARED - Prairie Meadow Sew Along!! from Bee In My Bonnet

 


YaY!!
Today is the day for the 
"Bee Prepared" 
post that I do in preparation for my
 appliqué sew alongs using my 
Sew Simple Shapes 
and my latest fabric collection.

This is the point to start gathering
your supplies and order
your quilt kits for the sew along.

This one is the 
Prairie Meadow SEW ALONG
and I'm so excited for it to start!



We will be making the 
Prairie Meadow Quilt 
which finishes at
 68" x 85"
It has twelve appliquéd blocks
 which we will be using my 
Sew Simple Shapes to make...
and there are sashings between ...

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August 13, 2022
Ferns and Flora 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Very dainty! Lots of room for some dainty quilting motifs!

The second design is still rather dainty, and there ARE quilting motifs filling the spaces.

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August 11, 2022
Appliqué Academy: Pineapple Medallion from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


The pineapple has been a symbol of welcome for many generations, and our Pineapple Medallion will do just that as it hangs in your home. This dimensional block was inspired by a fabric we purchased last year. When we saw the design, we knew that we needed to translate it into a medallion and hopefully a future quilt. We also knew that it would be perfect block to teach at the Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, Virginia. This will be our second session class, March 2-4, 2023.


This block is chock full of dimensional flowers and leaves that look difficult ...

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August 10, 2022
Update on Green Tea and Sweet Beans from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 If anyone is interested, Mrs. Pickles (the cat) is now on antibiotics! Let's hope for a full and speedy recovery! Does anyone want a cat, as both are stray cats on the farm?

I did very well at keeping up with the sew-alongs this year. The Wonderful Woodland is ready to be quilted; Among the Stars Again is already quilted and waiting for the binding to arrive. The Long Time Gone and Wanderer's Wife quilts are in the "to be quilted" pile. And Boho Heart needs the binding and the backing made. That has NEVER happened before that ...

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August 8, 2022
Appliqué Academy: Woodland Reverie—Owls and Wood Roses from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It is that time of year again! The catalog of classes has now been published, and we can finally reveal what we will be teaching at the Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2023. Check out that catalog of wonderful offerings, and you will have a difficult time deciding what classes to enjoy: there are so many amazing instructors with a wide variety of techniques and skills presented. We do hope you will keep scrolling all the way to the end (p. 58) to see our classes, but we will show you a bit of detail here, too. 

In ...

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Three Free Patterns, Wildlife, Jackrabbit Cross Stitching, Favourite Sun Block Cream from Canadian Needle Nana

 So what do you think? Lining one of the tunnels for a nest perhaps? Update...I've been told he/she is probably storing food for the winter.

The three small groundhogs, the chucklings, seem to have disappeared. I read they move on to establish their own territory and I hope that is true. This bigger one is spotted in the front yards nowadays often tearing chunks of grass. I've read a lot about groundhogs/woodchucks and have enjoyed observing and photographing them up close. Mid summer amusement. 

I've also enjoyed a few calm early mornings laying stitches ...

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August 4, 2022
Island Batik Marvelous Mini Challenge from Sew Preeti Quilts

Island Batik's August Challenge is Marvelous Minis.


The guidelines are simple. 

Any technique, any pattern and size between 12" square and 24" square.




With such broad and open ended requirements, my mind went in many different directions... 


Improv Piecing because that is my favorite technique


Playing with Scraps


Rainbow theme because I could not pick just one color


Island Batik Rainbow


A Landscape Mini using gradations because they are just so beautiful


Gradations


International Sisters because it made me slightly famous(scroll down)


But I kept coming back to the recent Supreme Court decision leaving us 

with fewer freedoms ...

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July 31, 2022
Square in a Square – Comfort Quilt from Heart Desire Creations

A tutorial for a different way to do a square in a square block popped up while browsing Pinterest one day and I thought I’d give it a try. Place two squares of equal size on top of each other, right sides together. Then sew all four edges using a 1/4″ seam. Mark from corner to opposite corner then the next corner to corner. Carefully cut the “x” being sure to not cut into the seam. Fold out each cut section, press, and voila! there’s your block! It’s not a true square in a square as ...

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Sunday Stash July 31, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No countable fabric in or out this week.

I gave some wool to a member of my art quilt group last month who is learning to dye it for applique. She dyed what I gave her and brought me some back to share the wealth.

It came out great. The colors are very clear and soft. The original blazer was cream.

The pieces in total are about 1/16th of a yard, too little to count.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 8.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 8.375 yards

How did you do this week?

You ...

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