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July 27, 2020
Wall Hanging Complete from 120 Blocks

Last night I completed the strawberries wall hanging. It took longer than I had hoped when I started it because it was a traditional, not laser cut, appliqué kit. (i’m assuming they were out of the laser cut kit when … Continue reading

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Harvest Basket: Our Wool Appliqué Methods from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It's finally time to reveal our block for the Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long! It has been SO hard to keep our Harvest Basket block a secret. We hope you enjoy making it as much as we did! To download your free pattern, click here. Just add the free download to your cart, be sure to add the promo code FREE when you go to the checkout, and the price will revert to zero. Best way to shop!

In honor of our Woolen Oak Block reveal, we thought it might be nice to show you how we prepare our wool ...

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Felicity Anderson Q’n’A 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I like it a lot.

I love the second design.

The border blocks in the first were designed by removing one of the large flowers and the centre circle from the border blocks in the second. I prefer the one with the centre circle and two big flowers, but others might like the big centre flower.

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July 26, 2020
Awful Night, Farm Sampler Box, Birds and Blocks and Hubby Has a Birthday! from Canadian Needle Nana

Recently I had the most awful of nights.

 Murphy woke me around 3 am with a very sharp bark and simultaneously it seems I heard too what she did.  A very loud but soft thud.  I got the flash light and looked all through the rooms to see if something had fallen off a shelf or toppled over. Just like the t.v. detectives do (have you ever noticed they never turn on overhead lights; just use their itty bitty flashlights to search). Not a thing out of place.  I've watched enough movies to know not to go down ...

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OMG July {Finish} from Samelia's Mum

Though July seems to have flown, I had to go back through my blog to see what I'd decided my OMG challenge would be... and it felt like years since I wrote that post. Are you feeling this "time flying/yet dragging" feeling too? 

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Bubbles 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

I wonder how many bubbles it would take to make a queen size quilt.

I haven’t counted the number of assorted size circles of fabric it takes for any of the blocks in this project file, but it would feel like millions … make that billions … if you had to cut them out by hand and then turn the blocks around and around to get each one stitched down!

Looks like some of the bubbles have formed their own system, copying the solar system perhaps!


What if the lines joining the bubbles were eliminated, and the bubbles were held ...

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July 25, 2020
Little By Little from 120 Blocks

I spent all of last week making masks, but didn’t take pictures of them, apparently. I gave most of them away, so I still need to make more for myself. I did make one out of this dog material. At … Continue reading

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North Carolina Sue and Sam Released with Dilly Too… – Link Fixed from Seams To Be Sew

Today I have for you Sue and Sam in North Carolina. I love this set… I’ve always had a little thing for lighthouses and of course flying. Who doesn’t love to fly.  For the third block in the commissioned piece I was hired to create, a cute little donkey for … Continue reading

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July 24, 2020
Summer Sounds, One Deep Thought, Auction Wins, Applique Stitching from Canadian Needle Nana

No matter how slow our hours are, it seems the days have sprouted wings. July is flying by.
I came across these words by Dryden and thought how true.
                            "Love and time with reverence use-
                                   For each year their price is more..."
Yes understood more deeply as we age I think, the value of our time that is. Maybe we have to have that fear of it running out before we get all the things done that we want to- built, stitched, sown, baked, read, etc. to really appreciate it all. That's my deep thought for today.

Yesterday we ...

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July 21, 2020
Picking Berries and Beading from Quilting My Way

This morning I wasn't feeling all that great - still not. But I wasn't going to let that stop me. It did stop me from eating - not a bad thing there!

I was going to sit and bead, but realized I had a few things to do first. Laundry was needed to be done, so in went the laundry. Then I headed outside to pick blueberries. Patrick left for the dentist and I was outside picking berries. I was still picking them when he got back - over an hour later.

I was able to get 2 gallon bags filled ...

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July 20, 2020
Love is all Around Table Runner : FREE PATTERN from Samelia's Mum

Do you need a little bit of love and sweetness right about now? How about a project that's portable and relaxing? I'm sharing my Love is all around table runner project with you today.

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July 18, 2020
Went To The Grange from Quilting My Way

It's been a long time since I've been to the Grange. I needed to go to Oakview Grange in Centralia for our Brazilian embroidery group. They were having a garage sale and I picked up suite case that she opened up. It's on rollers and fits in the upper compartment. I really liked it. It wasn't the color that I would have liked but for a brand new case at $5, it was worth it. 

I had to stop at moms before going to the Grange. Then on the way back, I had to stop at ...

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Sue and Sam In Utah with Henny Penny Released… and Other News Too from Seams To Be Sew

I bet those of you who know I already posted today thought I wasn’t going to post again eh!!! Well…. Surprise!!!!

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July 14, 2020
Dragon On: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Campfire colour board at Clever Chameleon, Photo by Timothy Meinberg

I’m on fire!

I’ve finished three assignments in one week and I’ve sewn down the remaining flowers onto the Lunarcy quilt. I even have a plan for finishing the flower centres, I think. Everything is on schedule for the Chameleon to be able to go AWOL for a few days very soon, touch wood!

Maybe my luck is holding because it is the week to unveil the Year of the Dragon appliqué block. My birth sign, and my favourite block on the Lunarcy quilt. Here he is…. one over-spec’d lizard.

Dragon appliqué at Clever Chameleon

The Chameleon knows a kindred spirit ...

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Be Counted from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Just popping in today to share my latest block finish.

I made this block to remind everyone in the US to be sure and complete their 2020 census.  The census can be filled out by mail, online or by phone.  It just takes a few moments to complete and it helps put money into your community. 
 If you haven't yet, please go to and be counted.

There are no citizenship questions on the questionnaire.

I appreciate you taking the time!

And if you want to know more about how I made the lettering for this block, I ...

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July 13, 2020
Seeing the light! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

"My Corona Flowers" is getting closer and closer to finishing .... just the top floral section to finish appliqueing and the outer borders to be decided.  The bottom three sections have already been sewn together.

Oh decisions, decisions about borders!  I'll try some blue fabrics next.
I would like to have this top ready for sending out to the LAer next week.  Guess what I'll be working on today?  LOL

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

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Important Inspiration, Another Thankful Thursday List from Canadian Needle Nana

I love being the first one up in the morning.
 Doing all the tiny chores to start the day. With those done, lately I've been heading out to the veranda with my cup of tea and just sitting drinking it all in (literally and figuratively).   It being the summer-ness of it all with the greens, flowers, bees, birds and blue sky. 
 Just now two ravens checked out the water tub, took turns taking rather dainty sips for the size of those beaks, and then flew silently, swiftly low to the ground up the laneway.  What will those two get ...

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July 12, 2020
Need a Project? Take a New Look at an Old Quilt from Gefilte Quilt

Are you a loss for new projects? Quarantine is the ideal time to look at your finished quilts and ask yourself a melancholy yet potentially engaging question: Is this quilt really finished?

When I finish a quilt, I usually don't love it - I mainly see the flaws. It takes a while to figure out whether it needs more. But this improv-pieced quilt was an exception. I just loved it when I finished it in 2017.

Then, the people I showed it to went "Very nice, meh, next."

Then QuiltCon rejected it. Dang, I was soooo not-understood.

I held my ...

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July 11, 2020
Private Quilt Coaching! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I am so excited that I can barely contain my excitement! The past few months have been challenging to say the least. We are all in a similar boat… our quilt shows have been cancelled which means that all of those classes that we all signed up for just went POOF! So what’s a quilter to do… we turn to our online options. Sometimes these are good and other times not so good. I have the perfect solution!

Private quilt coaching… you are in your studio, I am in mine and we come up with a game plan specific ...

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Sunbonnet Sue & Sam Missouri Released… Plus Corky Cow.. from Seams To Be Sew

I know it seems very surprising that I released two states in one week, but I had that plan last week and then it didn’t work out with having to fix the Missouri Sam block. So I worked the rest of this week to get Missouri finished so I could … Continue reading

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