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August 17, 2019
It's officially finished!! lots of photos from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I said to myself - I'm not posting again until Danielle's quilt is finished because you would all be sick of getting updates showing so little progress.  Well, it is done and dusted and as I type it is winging its way up to Danielle in Te Awamutu.  Our youngest son and his family are going up to visit his siblings up that way, so he is loaded down with the quilt and five beanies for delivery!!!

I'm sure most of you think I have fallen off the planet as I didn't realise it had been quite ...

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August 3, 2019
Curved Log Cabin Quilt + Two Baby Quilts finished this week. from Jan's Quilts

I decided that this quilt needed a facing instead of a binding finish.  I thought binding it would stop the "movement" of the design.  I really don't like hand-stitching, but it's inevitable when attaching a facing.  It took a while, but I got it done, and I'm very happy with the results.

I used lots of FQs for the pieced back and I like the contrast with the front.  I kept the facing scrappy, too, in the spirit of the back.

I also finished two baby quilts this week.  Luckily binding worked well for them.  Below are ...

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March 18, 2019
Houston, We Have A Problem from Jan's Quilts

The is the Red, White and Blue Baby Quilt top that I finished in January.  Here is the post about it.

When I posted the finished quilt on social media, I got a call from my eldest.  She and her sister and my granddaughter were aghast at what they saw on the back of the quilt.  I couldn't see what they saw until I downloaded my camera photos to my pc, and viewed the photo from a distance.  Sure enough, there's a problem.  I will get it fixed.  I can't remove it because it's already quilted ...

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February 21, 2019
Its a Baby Girl Arrow Quilt with Cricut from Stitching Through Life Blog

It’s a Baby Girl Arrow Quilt with Cricut

We’re on the eve of expecting our first grandchild!  Soooooo…. I just had to make a Baby Girl Arrow Quilt!

Fabric for the Baby Girl Arrow Quilt with Cricut

First step:  Shopping with Mom to three quilt stores!  I loved learning Ashley’s vision for Baby Ellie’s nursery!

Beautiful Ashley momma to Ellie photograph by Sally June Photography in Salt Lake City, Utah.

What could be more fun than shopping with my daughter in law for fabric!  I loved how Ashley selected fabrics from different designers and brands combining a real delicate touch of peaches, pinks, eucalyptus greens and whites.  Photo by Sally June Photography find her on Instagram!

Cutting Fabric in the shape of diamonds for a baby girl quilt!

Second step:  Pick Ashley ...

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February 14, 2019
Proof Positive Plus Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

One great thing about being quilters is that the new babies in our family never arrive to this world without a baby quilt.  It’s always so exciting to plan the quilts, and think about the sweet new guy or gal on the way as we sew.  We never feel quite ready for the baby to […]

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January 24, 2019
When You Can't Reach the Peddle.... from Val's Quilting Studio

While visiting our grand guys this past weekend, knowing I made quilts and after inquisitively watching me stitch during movie time, one of their friends really wanted me to teach him how to sew. My daughter didn't hesitate to unpack her sewing machine and we let the boys dive into a box of fabric scraps. As I sat and worked on some binding, I taught the oldest, who is nine, how to use the machine. I taught him the main parts of the machine: foot, pedal and the ol' 1/4 inch! 

 He was very focused, detailed oriented and ...

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January 23, 2019
Red, White and Blue Baby Quilt Top from Jan's Quilts

New quilt top. I used the leftover blocks from the Tile quilt, that's going to Quiltcon, as a starting point for this baby quilt.  It measures 42" square. I even had the red Kona in my stash! The star fabric was the backing of the Tile quilt.  It feels good to use m stash!

May your bobbins always be full,

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December 9, 2018
I Heart BABY Quilts from Val's Quilting Studio

Sometimes some easy-peasy sewing quickly rejuvenates the ol' soul on whats been a cold, foggy morning. This little cuddle quilt will now be moved to my Winter Break quilting pile as...
...I look forward to using the rest of the weekend to finish up my Anni Downs project 
as I relax and enjoy some holiday movies. Grateful for a quiet end of the week spent at home.

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November 29, 2018
Hate the color of that fabric? Use it! from Quilting with Claire

If you’re still having trouble finishing a quilt, I want to show you how creating with a colour you hate can actualy help you finish a project. I have been giving you tips and tricks since August to increase your creativity. And this one I am sure you’ll love to hate. It’s quite simple! If … Continue reading "Hate the color of that fabric? Use it!"

The post Hate the color of that fabric? Use it! appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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November 25, 2018
Simone's Baby Quilt from Quilting Stories

Baby girl quilt

Baby girl quilt

Baby girl quilt

Baby girl quilt

Baby girl quilt

Baby girl quilt

After a very long absence from my blog, I am back with the last quilt I achieved.
It was a very easy and quick baby quilt to complete, though hand quilted. 
I started end of September and finished beginning of November, just in time before flying to Paris : 
last stitches the night before!

This quilt is a gift for my niece who decorated the bedroom of her future daughter using very soft colors. I first intended to sew a quilt using my beloved Liberty fabrics but, after I received the pictures of the wallpapers, I put them away and decided ...

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November 22, 2018
Felix & Fido Quilt Pattern from The Cloth Parcel

Our brand new quilt pattern, Felix & Fido, is here just in time for the holidays!  (Hint: this pattern is great for gifts for the animal lovers in your life!!)  This fat-quarter friendly quilt pattern includes instructions for baby (shown here) and twin sizes. You may recognize these cute faces from our Puppy Dog and […]

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November 15, 2018
Make This: Proof Positive Quilt Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

It’s been far too long since we posted a quilt tutorial!  While this quilt is baby size, since we are gifting it to a friend with a sweet newborn, it is easy to expand in both directions for any size.  Another great feature of this quilt is that it uses 2.5″ strips, which are easy […]

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October 16, 2018
Progress has been made...lots of photos from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

My friend Lorraine said "your blog's been a bit quiet lately."  Oh dear, she is right, I have been so busy concentrating on getting stuff done, that the energy required for posting has not been there.

On top of all that I keep forgetting to take photos of finished quilts!!!  Hate that.  Here are a few photos of what I have been up to lately.

These first three are from the Master Guild quilt shown held in Carterton last month.

This is the guest exhibitor - none other than said Lorraine Baker who commented on my lack of posting!  Revenge ...

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September 20, 2018
Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts! from Quilting with Claire

I urge you to try to make a quilt out of your comfort zone!  I was so happy to hear the news that my niece was expecting that I just had to make her a quilt!  But I almost backed out when she requested it to be in gray, black and white tones. That’s when … Continue reading "Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts!"

The post Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts! appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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September 6, 2018
Progress for 6and6in2018 and all that... from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

has happened in the last six weeks has halted some progress, but I'm quite pleased at what I did manage to achieve.  After the medical hassles mentioned last I managed to get a bladder infection and then react afterwards to the antibiotics.  Ho hum, it goes like that sometimes.  Now it's onward and upwards I reckon.

So I have managed to make some progress on Danielle's quilt which only needs the 5.5 inch and 3.5 inch HST's made.  Unfortunately, because I have changed the initial direction for the fabrics in this quilt I felt ...

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August 27, 2018
Tiny Monster from Becca's Crazy Projects

Friends of our recently welcomed their first child into the world. Darling Husband wanted something with dragons. Sadly, the big box fabric store wasn't very helpful. They did have some fun, tiny monster fabric that we decided would be perfect. I decided to make another disappearing 9-patch. Because it is an easy pattern and you can do some fun things with it.
The tiny monster fabric and three solids became eleven 9-patch blocks. Then, they got cut down into 42 blocks. That odd-ball block ended up being only two blocks, the other half of that unit got put in ...

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August 26, 2018
sweet baby makes from Charm About You

embroidery hooded baby towel

I have a couple of cute baby projects to share that I made for Sewing Quarter in celebration of Natasha's baby shower recently.
This adorable hooded baby towel is based on one I had as a child, that my kids all used too! It's a combination of soft plush fleece fabric and towelling. Neither of which is easy to hand embroider but I used the brilliant Stitch-n-Tear with DMC perle cotton #5 and it worked really nicely!

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July 14, 2018
Baby Shah from The Root Connection

Meet our Grandson, Kai Gautam Shah. 

 He is perfect!

So in love

Our lives have changed



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June 12, 2018
Hello Baby fabric by Christopher Thompson // Riley Blake from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a project using the newest line by my amazing friend Christopher Thompson aka The Tattooed Quilter. Hello Baby is an adorable baby line for Riley Blake fabrics featuring pinks, baby blues and navy – view the complete collection HERE. I jumped at the chance to play with the fabrics because I have a new […]

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May 11, 2018
Milly's Bubble Romper ~~ A Finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I decided this morning that I would work on one small project and try to get a finish. And goodness gracious, I did it! I've been wanting to make a little outfit for Milly, but I had a particular pattern in mind. An hour of searching in the studio did not unearth that pattern. 

However, I did find a bubble romper pattern which I like very much. It's a New Look pattern by Simplicity that is no longer in print. I bought it almost 20 years ago and used it to make Dusti a couple of outfits. It ...

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