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July 5, 2019
UFO Friday + a FREE tote pattern and other things from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy UFO Friday I'll show you my project, share some thoughts and cool stuff I might find. Each week Friday will be our day to touch base on that UFO we went to move forward ... or dare I say... finish! 

Pat Sloan A Flower Bouquet quilted

UFO (UnFinished Object) Friday

Today select your 'UFO Friday' project. Work on it tonight. Work on it more days if you like!  But today, you have to work on your UFO of choice, and of course, the Pat Sloan's neighborhood 'secret pinkie swear' is done by all to lock us into a our secret club of UFO work ...

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July 4, 2019
an embroidered page [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

an embroidered page

karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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Textile Inspirations 18 from Virtual Quilter

I love it! Applique and room for quilting, what else could I want?

I might find some time in the next few days to add some quilting lines to this series. I can’t let all that space go to waste!

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July 3, 2019
Gaïa's Garden from Quilting & Learning

If you're interested, Gaïa's Garden is now on display at the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum as part of the Out of the Box (OOTB) artists group's Summer Fibrations Art Show.

Gaïa's Garden

It's been a long time coming. I've been thinking of this piece for about a year, wondering how I would make it.

Gaïa's Garden art quilt
I played with the placement of the fabric, one section at a time, until I liked what I saw. Some parts were easy while others were a real struggle. I'm not sure why. It ...

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The Baltimore Appliqué Society Celebrates 25 Years! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Do you love appliqué? Did you know that the Baltimore Appliqué Society is an organization that promotes the art of appliqué, not only locally, but also with members from across the nation? In fact, we have a few international members, as well. Last week, the BAS observed 25 years as an organization! I (Teri) thought you might enjoy celebrating with us, and perhaps even consider joining us.  

This lovely commemorative block was designed and stitched by Marylou McDonald, using flower motifs from each of the raffle quilts created by BAS over the years. Several examples of those raffle quilts were ...

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2019 Shipshewana Quilt Festival 6 from 120 Blocks

Yes, I have dragged out this series of posts for a long time. But this is the last one. I promise. This is a little more brown than I would usually make, but it was a stunning quilt. Especially the … Continue reading

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ROUND ROBINS from Nestlings By Robin





First let me say that I have NEVER done or participated in a Round Robin for this reason, I am a Control Freak!  The idea of putting some fabric in a box and letting someone else make my quilt decisions for me and add other fabrics just makes my brain seize up. I have seen some lovely ones and some not so lovely ones too.  The idea intrigues me and seeing the reveals is inspiring but the need to be involved hasn't taken root.

Then I read somewhere about a controlled one and that made me want to do ...

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July 2, 2019
Free Merry Mini Sew Along Block #1! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Do you love Christmas in July? That means getting a project all done in time to use this winter!

If you’re joining me for the first time visiting for the Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along, I'm so excited you are here! I'm Pat, and I’ve been quilting 'online' since 1999!  I write quilt books, do videos and tutorials, host sew alongs, design fabric for Benartex, and share it all with my worldwide online neighborhood of quilters. Find out more about my sew alongs HERE and join my online neighborhood HERE

This is the first block of ...

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Fireside Chat on UFO organizing, Olfa Rotary cutter Features and a Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have some new.. so let's get chatting!

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!

Thank you for using my links, they support my small family business.

Enter my GIVEAWAY at the end

This week I chat about staying organized or why you stop working on project, the difference between the Olfa Rotary cutters, a new Christmas in July Sew Along starts 7/2 and UFO busting. 

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July 1, 2019
FREE block #7 for Out of the World BOM from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you have not done it yet... 

Pat Sloan Out of this World block 7 button

For my Block #7 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the First Moon Walk, July 20th, 1969. Do those moons just make you SMILE?? They are perfect for the Moon Walk block, had to use them!

**CLICK HERE to Download at Free Quilt Patterns, read my article, then come back to watch the videos on Karen!

**Share a photo of your block #7  below by Aug 1, 2019 and I ...

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Not Prizewinning Quilts - Quilts that ARE the Prize! from Gefilte Quilt

Do you belong to an organization that gives out awards? If so,  please consider hiring a quilter to make them! 

OK, it's a selfish idea - I'm seeking full employment for myself and quilters everywhere - but I'm also thinking of the well-being of the awardees. A wall quilt makes a room cozier than a cold, hard  plaque. Plus in case of earthquake, quilts falling off the walls are significantly less of a concussion risk. (I'm not paranoid, I live in California!) 

To tell the truth, I never thought about making awards - until early this year, when a ...

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June 30, 2019
Cottage Garden Wall Hanging from A Little Bit Biased

I was just looking back through my Instagram feed and realized I started this project in February 2016!?!  Wow.  Three and a half years from the time I started this project to the time I finished and blogged about it.  It was just one of those projects that was great to stuff in my purse and take on the go.  So I would take it on vacation or to soccer games so I could stitch during warm-ups.  I actually finished this several months ago though...just took a while for me to actually get some photos and sit down to ...

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A Time for All Seasons - June Blocks from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today is the last day of June
and I have the blocks finished
for
Block of the Month.

Our team of designers has been so busy with this
Block of the Month
 and
love showing new blocks each month.

I'm just a touch behind in sharing this month.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
is the designer for June
and
there are 2 blocks.



Dad's Tie Overload


and 

Sailing into Summer Solstice


Aren't they the cutest?

Find Carol's pattern information by clicking HERE.

She even has a bonus block for the ...

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Take a class with me in Houston! from Art and Quilting in Camden

WOOT! The International Quilt Festival Houston catalog is starting to ship and online registration–yes, ONLINE, with instant knowing if you got into the class, goes live in July (I’ll post when it does). If you’d like to take a workshop with me, now’s your chance because I’m teaching a ton of my favorite workshops. For more detail on any of these classes, please visit the Classes/workshops page of my website and scroll down to the individual class–you’ll find a supply list PDF and sometimes links to blogposts about previous workshops sharing student ...

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June 29, 2019
2019 Shipshewana Quilt Festival – 2 from 120 Blocks

I’m sorry for the gap between the first post and this. I had some internet access problems, but they seem to be over now. On with the show! In this post we will look at some/most of the show winners. … Continue reading

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June 28, 2019
UFO Friday and Some other cool stuff from Pat Sloan's Blog

Welcome to our first UFO Friday!  I talked about this idea of mine on my Fireside chat this week about having 1 or 2 days a week where I plan to work on something specific. I don't want to be TOO crazy by having each day be a scheduled task, that doesn't work for my brain. But maybe Tues and Friday will be a day I plan to work at least a little bit on a specific category, like UFOs (which is an UnFinished Object) . Friday is UFOs. So if nothing else but 10 minutes on a UFO ...

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show and tell about your mosaic jig medallion quilt from easypatchwork

Thanks for joining us for our show and tell portion of the Mosaic Jig QAL. If you were participating, I hope you have caught up on your design and have finished the top to show to all of us? If so, you can link up down below. I have enjoyed watching your progress and finished quilts over the past couple of months. It makes my heart tingle with admiration and appreciation. I wasn't expecting

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Love with a Twist: Jolly Jumper from Clever Chameleon

Jolly Jumper balloon frog appliqué pattern by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

No more Frogs after this for a while, I promise

Jolly Jumper balloon frog appliqué pattern by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

But seriously, can you resist this face?! This adorably agile amphibian is the second option for Block 4 of our Love with a Twist appliqué series. Which puts him in direct competition with the Duck of Attitude from June 21.

Can you choose? Or do you have to make two throw quilts to fit them both in? Of course you can just opt to make the big twin size one and have them play together. </p>
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Lovin’ Spoonful 36 from Virtual Quilter

I love this series, and I love the spoon which started it. Every design in this series reminds me of antiques every time I open the Electric Quilt project file. I keep trying to find a much brighter colour scheme, but they just look wrong to me.

Perhaps it is the influence of the antique spoon!

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June 27, 2019
Don't MISS OUT On 25% off discount for the Die cut machine! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm so excited to partner with my friends at Crafter's Companion on the Gemini die cut machine. I have a 25% discount for you on a the Gemini machine + the build a block set of dies that I use the most with code PATJUNE. But wait.. there's more!

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Besides the machine and build a block, there are 5 sets of dies on sale! And you can get a discount on additional metal and plastic plates, plus a few other useful tools. 

Use the code PATJUNE at checkout at https://www.crafterscompanion.com/offers/pat-sloan-offers.html

I want ...

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