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February 12, 2019
Farm Sweet Farm - Farmers Daughter Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


YaY!
It's our time to 
hang out on the farm:)



Because it's week 3 in our 





We are playing with 
Farm Girl Vintage fabric and...


Farm Sweet Farm


This week is all about the pieced 
Farmers Daughter Blocks.


I'm going to show you how to
 make the 5" size...
the ones that are sewn into a row.


Of course the 10" size
 Farmers Daughter blocks 
are sewn the exact same way.
You can sew them anytime you want 
or save them until the very end 
when you're sewing ...

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February 11, 2019
Helping our Veterans through crafts + boho embroidery and Joyful creating all today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Janet Frisch, Nicole Volgelsinger, and Joe McClain join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 410 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 410 Janet ​Frisch

I’ve love Janet Wecker Frisch of Joy Studio’s work. She creates with an underlying theme of sewing in many of her pieces. I ...

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Fire Side chat, 4 things one of which is a darling project! from Pat Sloan's Blog

On the round up today... My latest fireside chat with stitching!  A new fast fun and darling project, Cross stitch and keep going right to the end to see the project I've been wanting to start for more than 5 years!

Pat sloan farm to garden pic 2

I'm sewing this cute kit because I really want to make a fun project from start to finish! There is enough fabric for one more block so I'm making a table runner. I'll be showing my steps at my Facebook quilting Neighborhood 

farm to garden kit - http://shrsl.com/1fm7p

Cupcake Mix #2 is separate ...

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Skimming Stones appliqué quilt pattern from Stitch and Yarn

One day I'm going to have my own screenprint table… but for now I'm just going to enjoy the release of my Skimming Stones quilt pattern – made from swatches I screenprinted for a range of fabrics I designed. It's a great feeling knowing you've not only made a quilt but also hand printed the fabrics it's made from.

Surface design was something I had some experience with, but it's a different way of thinking to design for screenprinting, and it was a good 20 years since I'd done it previously – making sure you ...

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February 10, 2019
Antiques, machine quilting, plaids and why learning the basics is worth doing from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Mary Koval, Angela Huffman, and Kristina Brinderhoff join Pat for a chat!

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CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 408 -- My favorite find at the end!

CLICK TO LISTEN at the station 

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

**Facebook Group 
**UFO busting post 
**Gemini Die Cut machine Deal is 25% off + Free shipping. ENDS feb 17 details at https://blog.patsloan.com/gemini-die-cutter/
**Preorder my new ...

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February 9, 2019
Marvellous Minis with Island Batik from Clever Chameleon

Year of the Pig appliqué by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

Happy New Year of the Pig 2019

February is Mini Quilt Month in the Island Batik Ambassador calendar: “Create a mini quilt 24″ x 24″ or smaller, any technique” is the challenge we’ve been given. Minis are a great way to try a new technique, or explore resource/time intensive projects on a doable scale. Or to commemorate an occasion or holiday. Like the Lunar New Year. For my first 2019 Ambassador challenge I decided to make something to mark Chinese New Year. Happy New Year of the Pig!

Year of the Pig mini quilt by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

2019 Lunar New Year was on the 5th of February ...

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February 8, 2019
A Final Walk "In the Garden" from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


I (Teri) thought it might be fun to take a walk together In the Garden and revisit each block. Below the block is a link to the original post, so you can review any special skills covered for that block. Enjoy!











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Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #12 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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With block Block #12 of Christmas Figs I'm showing off polka dots, so fun!

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 12 pic 2


The Christmas Fig Book is Required

The Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book.

I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

On this block I love how a strong secondary image showed up when using the polka dot. It's much stronger than the green in the red/green as that red is stronger in that blocks and pops forward.

Pat Sloan Christmas figs blue block 12 pic 1

TIPS for Making the Blue version

  • I used ...

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Daughter's Pretties, Rex and I from Canadian Needle Nana

This Thursday finds me somewhere different. I am at older daughter's house, about 30 minute's drive away,  staying with my teenaged grandson while she is away on holiday. I love her little cottagey house and shared a few photos last year when I did the same thing. You can read my post about that here.  She has a real eye for surrounding herself with things that spark joy I would have to say. :)

Looking out at her back yard. Her large stained glass hanging looks like a quilt pattern to me. I think of the propeller pattern and ...

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February 7, 2019
"In the Garden"—Wisteria Border and Quilt Assembly from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


In November, this wonderful group of ladies completed the final class of our Block of the Month quilt, In the Garden, at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks in Frederick, Maryland. We had such an awesome time together—stitching, sharing stories, learning new skills, and just having fun. Our last class was a bit bittersweet for me (Teri), as I'd come to look forward to meeting with the girls every month. But there will be other classes.

Our last session focused on assembling the blocks into a quilt, as well as how to make the wisteria border. Kathy, the owner ...

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quilted pillowslips for valentines day from block-a-day

Julian and I were chatting over coffee on Monday morning.  He had his calendar open, planning the days he will work in Melbourne over the next couple of weeks.

Him:  Any preferences?

Me: Definitely not next Monday, I’m working an evening and I need you here to put away the poultry 

I’m very mundane with my preferences.

Him:  Hmmmm … I need to be away for three days, so if I don’t go Monday that means I will be away Valentine’s Day.

Me: Huh!  I didn’t even know you knew when Valentine’s was!

Then wishing ...

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February 6, 2019
Problem solved! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Today, my post is about showing how my problem was solved with not being able to use my light table or window to transfer the applique layout onto my borders.  The fabric was just too dark to see through.

To get started, photocopies were made of the applique pattern.  Since my top was made a lot bigger than the original pattern, extra parts of the border applique was added.

Pasting and cutting the photocopies together until the perfect length was made.  Then I started cutting out the applique bits.  This is part of what my stencil looks like.

Can you ...

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English Paper Piecing: Diamond Tote from The Cloth Parcel

Have you ever wanted to try English Paper Piecing?  We made a small tutorial on the basics of the process quite some time ago, but sometimes you need a little more direction and ideas for easy projects.  Carolina Moore‘s new book with Nancy’s Notions, Learn to English Paper Piece, is a great starting point!  Here’s a […]

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February 5, 2019
How to Applique with Wool from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Amongst the crocheting and appliqueing, we filmed one more tutorial with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet when we went to visit the Cozy Cottage: How to Applique with Wool! To celebrate her two new 10″ wool stackers, Lori shows us how to prepare […]

The post How to Applique with Wool appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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How to Applique with Wool from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Amongst the crocheting and appliqueing, we filmed one more tutorial with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet when we went to visit the Cozy Cottage: How to Applique with Wool! To celebrate her two new 10″ wool stackers, Lori shows us how to prepare wool to be appliqued and the buttonhole stitch with Lori’s wool threads.

Materials

Here’s what you need to applique with wool:

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Focus focus focus! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I'm not sure why I wasn't focused on quilting before. I mean - focused on finishing projects. I would flit from one project to another until I had a room full of UFOs. Why does it take "experience" AKA aging to bring that point home? If only I was this focused when I started, I'd be laughing! Now I'm in the midst of a major cleanup. So if you're new to quilting, DO NOT let those UFOs get out of hand.

However the good news is that it's like shopping for free. The UFOs that ...

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February 4, 2019
UFO Busting for February - Tip #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat Sloan UFO Busting button

So you have spent the last month, few days, what seems like a lifetime.....

  • digging in boxes....
  • sorting through bags...
  • looking under the beds in the spare bedroom...
  • and some of you even got your family to bring boxes down from the attic or up from the basement! It is very brave to invovle 'the family'.. I applaud you! Unless of course you told them you were sorting your Christmas decorations, in that case you are VERY creative.. wink!

You have been reporting at my Internet group on how many projects you found, your categories.. or in some cases you ...

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Some of This; Some of That from The Quilting Reader's Garden

I've been making string blocks, starting a new EPP, finished up an applique block, made a charity block for Covered in Love, and began quilting my UFO and a charity quilt - phew. So only have .53 yds to add to the stash report.  But I bagged yardage and scraps from my Sweet Land of Liberty that I no longer want. Found homespuns are so loosely woven, I don't care to work with them again.  I

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Some of This; Some of That from Quilting Reader's Garden

I've been making string blocks, starting a new EPP, finished up an applique block, made a charity block for Covered in Love, and began quilting my UFO and a charity quilt - phew. So only have .53 yds to add to the stash report.  But I bagged yardage and scraps from my Sweet Land of Liberty that I no longer want. Found homespuns are so loosely woven, I don't care to work with them again.  I

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Farm Sweet Farm - Week Two!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Good morning farm sweet farmers!!



I hope y'all are ready for
 Week Two of the 



We are using the 





And Farm Girl Vintage fabric ...



To make the Farm Sweet Farm Quilt:)

Every week right here on my blog
 I will have the tutorial for
 one or two of the blocks.

The sew along schedule is on 
page 1 of the Sew Along Guide.

If you are just joining us and 
need to download the guide...



The first block tutorial 
for this week is the sheep:)

Farm ...

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