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October 16, 2021
4 Favourite Things in One Picture, Autumn Pinks, Turkey Soup from Canadian Needle Nana

 This is Thursday, a lovely day to look back at the week and contemplate the weekend ahead. Thursday was my second favourite weekday...Friday being #1 singling the work week ending. I used to say 4 pm on Friday was my all time favourite moment in a week.

Here is Neddy enjoying one of many walks down the deciduous tree lined path at the back of the property. This borders acres of undeveloped land so there are many trails to enjoy. Overnight it seems to have become leaf lined; lately the leaves are falling like snow.

I happened to step ...

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October 13, 2021
Iberian Lynx - Back from the Brink from Sew Preeti Quilts

 The Island Batik Challenge for October was as follows:

The 2021 Aurifil Color Builders are a capsule of 12 mini-collections dedicated to an incredibly worthy cause that falls in line with Aurifil’s goal to increase sustainability and positive environmental impact — Endangered Species. Each collection contains three large spools of their supple and strong 40wt thread — a warm, a medium, and a dark.

For the October challenge, Aurifil is asking you to create a piece inspired by the endangered animal featured on your assigned Color Builder box. Use each one of the 3 provided colors somewhere in the challenge piece ...

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October 11, 2021
My Happy Place Sew Along - Week Five!! from Bee In My Bonnet






"EMBROIDERY SCISSORS"


"FAT QUARTERS"


"One and Two QUILT BLOCKS"


Welcome to week five of the 
"MY HAPPY PLACE"
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing tutorials
 on the blocks for the quilt.

 I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time during the week that 
 is convenient for you.



For this sew along...
We are making the 
My Happy Place Quilt
74" x 88"

I've been sew excited to begin...
This is going to be fun!!


The quilt is made with my newest fabric ...

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October 9, 2021
20 Min Sewing Sprints on Off The Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

 



So I started to do my twenty min sew sprints on my pinwheel quilt this week.  I have a goal to finish it by next September so I can enter into the fair.   They have a category for all by hand made quilts.  Nothing like a deadline to get things done.   I've decided to do them in bunches and then visually lay out the bunches making the bigger and bigger.   If I need some transitional wheels I can make them up.

It's slow progress but at least its progress.



So What Have You Been Up To Creatively?




!-- start ...

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October 7, 2021
Halloween Finish, Christmas Quilt Along, Ugly Quilt, Cross Stitching, Hazel's Summer Embroidered Wildflowers from Canadian Needle Nana


After the horrid humidity that hung around so much of this  summer, I think I will say Autumn is now my favourite season. The air is clear and the garden has not completely died off, so a few flower bearing plants to still eye.  With the recent rains, all sorts of interesting mushrooms have sprung up. And of course, seeing up close all the changes to the trees, leaves and blooming shrubs is enjoyable as well. 

My groom is starting to take shape. I hope to finish him this week. I heard from  Gitta's that the Autumn Quakers threads ...

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Appliqué at the National Quilt Museum: Part 2 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This week, we finish our appliqué tour at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. Both of the remaining exhibits featured tiny quilts. A full-sized appliquéd album quilt is impressive, and then there are the album quilts that are the size of a typical block. Mind-blowing work. I (Teri) was in awe and inspired to attempt some small stitching.

Enjoy!

Note the size difference between these two quilts.



I have always loved this block; it was the first appliqué class that I taught. 

Beautiful border

Remember—this quilt is only 14.25" square; the whole quilt! See description above.

Zooming in ...

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September 30, 2021
Appliqué at the National Quilt Museum: Part 1 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


As I (Teri) have previously posted, I had the honor and privilege of visiting the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, earlier this month. It has always been on my bucket list, and hopefully, it will not be a one-time visit. I was enthralled by the exquisite examples of needlework on display. All the quilts were stunning, but not surprisingly, I was especially drawn to the appliquéd quilts. This week and next, I will share a small tour of the current exhibit; we hope you will be as inspired as we are. So many new ideas are buzzing in my ...

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September 26, 2021
Applique Border – Yikes! from Heart Desire Creations

What was I thinking? The best border, that’s what! This border is for my Lollipop Tree appliqued quilt which is complete except for the borders. I wasn’t fond of the pattern border, so I chose to do a circle on top of a circle, appliqued to a strip. First, a perfect circle is basted and pressed, then appliqued onto the white speckled preformed circle. Then each set is appliqued onto the border strip.

Note: the while line is chalk and will wipe off.

This is one of the horizontal borders all pinned and ready to go. It’s ...

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September 25, 2021
My Friday Meeting Day from Quilting My Way

 I packed up the quilt tops, thread, quilt, project and veggies to go to moms. My first stop was to Connie to drop off the quilt tops to be quilted for QOV. Then it was off to moms. I showed the quilt to the gals. This was the quilt that Sandy gave me to see if we could use it for a QOV quilt. It is also a Queen size quilt. After a lot of chattering, they decided it would not work. It's too big, and the theme (even though red, white and blue), didn't go with patriotic ...

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September 23, 2021
April Showers from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The Woolie Postage Stamp Mystery Stitch Along is well underway! This week we revealed the fourth block in the series, April Showers. 

April is that time of year for many where the spring rains bring a bounty of color after a dreary winter. We wanted to showcase the month of April (rain and all) and the hope for flowers that it brings.This block has it all—wool, beads, silk ribbon, and a beautiful butterfly button to anchor a spring bouquet. Our wool kit includes all the embellishments you will need for your block, and we have a separate thread ...

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September 20, 2021
Welcome Fall - I'm Falling For You Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

  Welcome to the first day of the

I'm Falling For You
Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with
Welcome Fall


Joan at MooseStash Quilting presented bloggers with the challenge to make something for 
fall or fall-inspired.
Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


Welcome Fall is a wall hanging that I designed with raw edge applique for my front door
and
is the perfect addition to my fall decor.
The leaves will be falling soon and I thought it would be fun to incorporate a basket of leaves.
I added ...

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Brandis Street Blocks 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design!

Very, very interesting.

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September 18, 2021
Quilting Day from Quilting My Way

 As always, today was Friday and quilting day at moms. We had a new member show up today. I knew her from our quilt guild. We've known each other for about 15 years. 

There were 6 of us today. I worked on my block that needs to be finished. It will help to get this quilt all together. 


The photo is brighter than it really is. But it does show what I'm doing. I have the bottom part of the petals done. I have the upper part put on top of the petal. I have the one on ...

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September 16, 2021
A Prairie Posting from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Teri and I (Kara) experienced Baltimore on the Prairie for the first time, and we were hooked. From the moment we walked in the door of Lied Lodge, we knew that it was going to be a great week.

This is the view that greeted us!

We taught two classes, Alsatian Urn and Village Wanderings–Shops. Both classes were filled with the best students, and we had a wonderful time full of stitching and laughter—what more could you ask for?! Here are a few pics from our fun-filled week.

Our store ready to go.

Village Wanderings and ...

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September 11, 2021
What A Day from Quilting My Way

Today was Friday and every Friday we meet at mom's for quilting. Actually it's our applique group. So, I headed over there. Trouble was, I forgot to go to the church to pick up the quilts that were quilted. 

I arrived at moms after having to drive around the long way. They had the on ramp of the I5 closed. So, after going all the way around, then getting on I5 at Main Street, I was on my way to moms. Got there before everyone else. 

I took the 2 quilts from the museum with me to get ...

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September 10, 2021
embroidered gingham, applique [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidered gingham, applique

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making progress from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidered table cover

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September 6, 2021
hand embroidered ribbon and applique [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidered ribbon and applique

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applique and hand embroidered ribbon from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidered gingham ribbon and applique

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September 4, 2021
Group Meeting from Quilting My Way

This morning was our group meeting day. I took the block that I was trying to get done. 


 I was able to get 3 of 5 petals done. I added the 4th pedal. I will finish that one up and then start working on the next layer. I do like the back basting when doing that. When I have that many layers, I do better with back basting. If one can see it, one would notice my applique work is a lot better than turning the edges down before appliqueing. I tend to do better when I turn the work ...

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