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January 9, 2020
Snow Globe Zipper Pouch from Creatin' in the Sticks

It's a week of winter and snow globes over on the Thermoweb blog 
and 
I'm so happy to share a fun project over there. 

I have the cutest little zipper pouches featuring 
a reverse applique snow globe tutorial to share.


.  Team HeatNBond Lite with a fabric collection like Michael Miller Fabrics' Curiosity by Sandra Clemons to make sweet little fabric snow globes. 



 They make sweet gifts for a snow globe collector or anyone.


All the details and the free pattern and tutorial can be found over at Thermoweb.


I love these so much and these fabrics are too ...

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January 8, 2020
009 - Monsters Updated from Silly Goose Quilts

You've all seen the monster quilts I've made.  I get emails often from people who love them.  They do make me smile, I admit.

So I thought I'd show you the close ups of my lovely little monsters.

I'm done with them now.  I've made at least four of the monster quilts, and I am tired of them.  

But they are very cute. 

















I have no leftover blocks anymore, apart from one or two and I will put them on the back of something, or make a child's library bag or something  from them ...

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The Mermaid from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 4 - Quilting

It has been a while since I updated you on this fun quilt. This post will have loads of photos as I tried to capture the quilting as I went. I pieced the backing for this quilt. The backing doesn't even really matter since my plan is to hang this quilt once it is done.
I used a matching pale blue for the background quilting. I tried to capture shapes you might see underwater. Waves. 
Seaweed and underwater currents. 
Green to accentuate the tail fin. 
Echoes and echoes. 
Fish scales. 
I try to match my top ...

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January 7, 2020
Are you able to join me tonight? Chatting planners, fleece and more! 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!

*** In This Show - Aired at 8:30pm eastern 1/6/2020 ***

  • How do you track your projects in a planner?
  • Some discussion on Fleece
  • Fast tips for my Traffic Jam Pattern
  • Tool Talk with a video!
  • ENTER your comment at the end for a chance at my goodie bag!
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January 6, 2020
Firsts from Joy Studio

 

First day of the week, in the first month of the year, in the new decade

&

my first sew along!

Hat Shop Sew Along

is scheduled to begin here, January 22.

So, if you’re joining us, I’ll need lots of help.

As some of you know, I am a watercolor artist, not a sewer. Please understand that my offering is appliqué design rather than expert stitching and/or quilt assembly. This is also, my first time making this quilt. Feel free to comment your questions, tips and critiques here or email to janet@greatjoystudio.com. I’ll do ...

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Vintage Housewife Sew Along - Bee Prepared!! from Bee In My Bonnet


YaY!!!...Today is the 
BEE PREPARED 
post for the 
Vintage Housewife Sew Along!

We will of course...
be making the Vintage Housewife Quilt:)

The quilt consists of a rotary cut
 and machine pieced apron ...
surrounded by 9 applique blocks 
that represent things that the 
vintage housewife did 
while wearing her apron!
The scrappy squares border 
finishes it off vintage perfect:)



I'm so glad that you will be making 
the quilt and celebrating the life
 of the vintage housewife with me.

Here is how you
 "sign up" for this sew along:

1. Simply tune in here on my blog 
starting ...

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January 5, 2020
What UFO are you working on? + It's time crack open your planner! from Pat Sloan's Blog

In this article... UFO busting, Planners,  Kitchen Adventures, some goodies I got!

PLUS be sure you entered my New Years Day Giveaway HERE

Pat Sloan Merry and bright block 1 binding 2

*** UFO BUSTING *** 

I got the binding on my Christmas Houses!!

These are block #1 from my Merry & Bright Sew Along

Pat Sloan Merry and bright block 1 full quiltsm

I am so excited to have this, even if it's after Christmas. I'll put it in my pile of Christmas quilts.

I did the planning of fabrics:

  • Windows are all Different
  • Doors all the same
  • A variety of red prints
  • And a variety of green prints

*** my FREE PATTERN Merry & Bright Sew Along

Pat sloan planner 2

*** Making a ...

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Did you Guess? FREE Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you have not done it yet... 

Pat Sloan Out West block 1 button

** Our West!  Free Block of the Month! ** 

Are you ready for another FUN Mystery Block of the month? My "Out West!' sew aIong is free, so join in!

Block #1 is about Western Movies, because that will let us become totally immersed in the West. Pick a new movie, and old movie, a favorite, or one you've never seen. Watch and sew up Block #1.

Details:

  • My 7th ...

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January 3, 2020
Happy New Year and Finishing up stuff - PHD in 2020 from Quilting & Learning

Happy New Year!

You may have heard of UFO (UnFinished Objects) but did you know that there are PHD (Projects Half Done)? Quilting Gail is hosting PHD link-ups twice a month to encourage us all to finish these lovelies. Some projects may be almost done while others are probably much less than half done. It doesn't matter. In 2020 we will work on finishing 12 of these!

And that's not all. We also have to finish the projects we start in 2020 so that we don't contribute to more UFO or PHD. It may be very optimistic ...

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Under the Sea from Cowtown Quilts

Finally finished with this one. It started out as a figment of my imagination, and I ran with it. I made this for my toddler grandson, so it’s a little too “involved” for that age, but I ran with it anyway.

When my daughter was pregnant, she had talked about making an ocean life quilt for her baby-to-be, but you know how pregnancy sucks up your life; that’s exactly what happened. I was already well into another quilt for the baby, so there was no way I could also whip one of these up, too. Time has passed ...

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Under the Sea from Cowtown Quilts

Finally finished with this one. It started out as a figment of my imagination, and I ran with it. I made this for my toddler grandson, so it’s a little too “involved” for that age, but I ran with it anyway.

When my daughter was pregnant, she had talked about making an ocean life quilt for her baby-to-be, but you know how pregnancy sucks up your life; that’s exactly what happened. I was already well into another quilt for the baby, so there was no way I could also whip one of these up, too. Time has passed ...

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January 2, 2020
003 - Show And Tell (Checkered Hearts) from Silly Goose Quilts

Back into the Show And Tell routine, documenting and photographing all my quilts, even the less spectacular ones.

This one was made many, many years ago and has been washed and loved to death.
I look back now at all the flaws, and I need to remember that whilst it may look dreadful, we didn't know as much as we do now and it was loved to death.  Washed and washed and washed, now it's faded, the binding has begun to shrink, and it doesn't matter because isn't that what we make quilts for?  To wear ...

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Do you pick a Word? Do a look back? Want something FUN? + a giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy New Year!!!!!!! On the first of the year I do things I want to be doing all year. Like quilting, exercising, travel, eating great food, visiting family and  living my Word of the year. 

And to make this fun, I have a giveaway at the end!

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** 2010 to 2019 ** 

On this Happy New Year's Day, January 1, 2020 I've got

  • A one picture a year look back
  • A one picture a month from Instagram
  • My Word of the year
  • A fun new 'Adventure'. I love starting something new and I hope you'll join me!
  • And at ...

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Ferns and Flora 14, 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Today’s designs are leaning towards traditional, which is the style I like, but I like original designs, regardless of their style.

In this project file I like the way the blocks create lines and shapes within the overal design.

We are enjoying some cooler weather for a few days, hopefully enough to allow firefighters to get on top of fires around Australia.

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January 1, 2020
January's A Time For All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy




Here we are at the very last month of 
our A Time for All Seasons BOM!!
I hope that you have all enjoyed 
the beautiful blocks.

These last two were designed by me.

The first 
My Snowy Friend


Of course, it was completed using applique.
You can find the pattern for it HERE.



The second is 
Winter Trees.


Which you can find the pattern HERE.

If you have missed any of the blocks, 
Here is a recap.

December' s blocks
From Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Can be found HERE.





November's Blocks
From Joan of Moosestashing Quilting 
Can ...

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December 31, 2019
Have you ever wanted to sew more efficiently? That and More! 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!

*** In This Show - Aired at 8:30pm eastern 12/30/19 ***

  • Have you wondered how to sew more efficiently?
  • Do you want a fun way to use up scraps?
  • And how about tracking your projects in 2020?
  • Thank you for using my links, they support my small family business.
  • Feeling like you missed something? Enter your email to get all my news!

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*** Planners  & Fabric ***

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December 30, 2019
Deep In December Finishes, Surprising Top Five Blog Posts, from Canadian Needle Nana

Facing down another year with 2020 a few days away.  It does give one pause doesn't it.
But before looking back at the whole year I have to give December its due.  It was a wonderful month with lots of good things, family time and celebrating certain events as well in it. 
I was also pleased with my stitching this month. Though I did poke a few holes in two of my right hand fingertips, it was worth it.  I did not finish 10 more of the Dresden blocks as was the monthly plan, but I did prep 5 ...

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June 2017 from Nestlings By Robin

I hope you have enjoyed the peeks 
back as much as I have!
These looks back have been
eye opening and I am appreciative
of all that has been accomplished.

This ca 1890 string star quilt was found in 
Plant City, FL on one of my appraisal 
training outings with my friend, Brenda.
It really doesn't fit in with my normal
style but I Love it!  I can't tell
you why other than the red and gold
together is very captivating.
String stars are normally haphazard
and this creator found a way to speak
to my OCD nature ...

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December 28, 2019
Which inner border would you use? + A BIG house block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Drive Down Bonnie Lane Coach House sm

*** Bonnie Lane Sew Along Assignments ***

In this post

  1. Drive Down Bonnie Lane (above)
    1. Make the House block 
    2. Applique for the House flowers
  2. Glow
    1. Pick my inner border for the smaller Glow version
  3. Table runner
    1. Or could it be a table topper? 
  4. Share your Bonnie Lane progress photos at the end!

Pat sloan drive down house button pic

*** Drive Down Bonnie Lane House Block ***

  • It's super fun to go Over-sized!  This big beautiful house is fun to do

Pattern 

Pat sloan drive down house 1 fabric

*** House Fabric***

  • Pieced house
  • Appliqued Flowers
  • On the far left is a strip that includes a piece of the ...

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December 27, 2019
Chateau Getaway, Christmas Feast, Scandinavian Applique from Canadian Needle Nana

I have an abundance of things to be thankful for this Thursday. The special birthday was celebrated and Santa came, not down a chimney but through the basement patio door a certain little someone thought. This year everyone chipped in for the big dinner which was a feast and I brought the turkey. So my house had a wonderful smell all Christmas Day.

My inside voice has been rather quiet lately.  I'm the one who must turn everything over and over in my mind and often feels compelled to verbalize whatever idiotic/phenomenal(to me)/strange idea it is ...

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