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August 10, 2022
Quilted: Blue Bargello from Art In Search

    Our guild quilt show is in October, so I have to get going and quilt my quilts for it. I had to stop doing the comfort quilts to do this and it pains me to do so. The Blue Bargello was first. I do not like stitch in the ditch. Maybe I am a weirdo, but ok. I hate pantos. Double weirdo.
    This time, I used an idea I stole from someone- I printed out a photo of the quilt (in black and white with the opacity lowered) and put it in a sheet protector. I used white board markers ...

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April 28, 2022
Fire and Ice all jelled from Art In Search

      I bought 2 great jelly rolls of an Anna Marie Horner line that I thought would work for Fire and Ice. I followed the instructions to the T, marked everything with blue painting tape, measured 4 times, then cut. When I tried to lay out the first set of strip sets, the right pattern did not emerge. I asked my husband, can you see where I went wrong. He took the strips, looking at the pattern photo,  figured out the pattern and the result was I had to reattach the tube strips and correct the  numbers so that the opening ...

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January 25, 2022
New Bargello project from Art In Search

     I guess I am kind of hooked on making Bargellos (thanks to a Left-Handed Quilter). Somehow the finished product gives me a tingle or two. Jelly roll prices have skyrocketed, and I was looking for a suitable combination of colors/values and a price that did not make me faint. I found these Anna Maria Horner (thinking of you, Maureen) ones at Quilt in a Day and not a bad price. What is not to like about FreeSpirit fabrics?
     When I got them, I tried a variety of strip layouts to make them flow in value. These photos are of ...

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December 10, 2021
Smatterings of fabric and stuff from Art In Search

      Fabric, just love it. No matter how it comes in the door, no matter what size. Recently, a box came from Gwen, who has over the years boosted my ability to back comfort quilts.

     With the brown batiks jelly roll I received from Gwen, I bought a jelly roll of neutrals to go with it and now have to remember the pattern I was going to use for the two.
     I was trying to find another set of affordable two jelly rolls that I could make either another Upstairs, Downstairs quilt or another bargello, like the blue one. It is ...

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October 18, 2021
Bordered from Art In Search

      A border was added to Blue Bargello because I did not want to bind on the seam edge and  have all that bulk in the binding. I think I was able to add the right color and width to the quilt without diminishing the sparkle. Just got lucky, I guess.

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October 11, 2021
Hopefully back in posting rhythm from Art In Search

     I have no idea where the last month went. I went to PA to help my daughter out when her daycare closed due to 1 case of Covid and was there for a week. We went on our scheduled 4 day trip to the Adironadacks, and then some other running around. Trying to get things put away.
    The one big project I got done was assembling the Blue Bargello. It had sat in strips too long. The first half was done a while ago. The other strips were pinned up longing to be sewn together. I sewed the first half ...

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August 21, 2021
Bargello is done! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Yippee .... my bargello is now a top!  My version of a bargello, that is.  Remember, I tossed the pattern!  LOL

I just plugged away at adding strip after strip after strip until there were no more strips.  Glad that was finally done with.

Then .... what the heck ..... get those borders on pronto!  So, I did.

Done!  Now, I can breathe a bit and get backing and batting ready.
Isn't this dragonfly fabric lovely?  It is a variegated batik fabric.  Love it!
Normally, I don't like working with batiks, but the bonus is there is no fraying of the ...

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August 18, 2021
UFO Coming Along from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Great progress has been made.  Extra strips were cut to make this top a tad wider.  Border fabrics have been chosen and pretty soon this will be a completed top.

I'm happy with my 'winging it' thought.  Hubby and I were analysing the design and I think it looks like Northern Lights but Hubby thinks it looks like the 4th wave of Covid.  Whatever, I'm just happy with it now.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

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August 14, 2021
UFO Time! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

This UFO has been on the shelf for at least 5 years now.  Time to get it done.  All the strips have been cut out .... they just need to be sewn together.  The pattern and I parted ways years ago and I'm just going to wing it and see what design comes up.

There are only two pieces of fabric in the pattern.  All I can remember is that a variegated batik and a solid fabric are used.  So simple, but the layout was confusing to me.  So, the pattern got tossed.  LOL  

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

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August 6, 2021
Lakeview Terrace Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Lakeview Terrace Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

I’ve never met a sunset I didn’t love. 

Big-city sunsets always impress, with skyscrapers silhouetted against a golden sky. Winter sunsets transform freshly-fallen snow into acres of pink cotton candy. 

But nothing compares to sunset on the lake. Those colors dance on rippling water, creating a light show like nothing on earth! 

Lakeview Terrace Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week Jenny is whipping up a Lakeview Terrace jelly roll quilt with colorful bargello chevrons that remind us of sunset-tipped waves. What a dream! 

Click HERE to watch the tutorial! 

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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July 26, 2021
Blue Bargello- Halfway from Art In Search

     As blogged a few posts ago, started with these (used 4):

     After lots of strip sorting and sewing, half of the quilt is sewn. The other strips are sorted and numbered and ready to make strip sets. The other half will be sewn next to this piece, where the pincushion is. Glad I used numbered painters tape.

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July 15, 2021
Bargello time from Art In Search

      I received a gift of 4- 20 strip jelly rolls that were blues of graduated values. Back in the recesses of my mind and hard drive, I remembered a pattern for a blue bargello. It has been almost a decade since I made the Heart Bargello for my bed (my one and only bed quilt for me). That was when I was a newbie and it was extremely difficult. I had no clue what I was doing. I finished and gave away the book.

   Fortunately, this time I have some sewing experience and a lot of hints and help from ...

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March 3, 2021
Crumbs, TATW, Bargello, Puzzle Done from Elaine Adair Pieces

Pretty amazing what can be done with scraps and crumbs.  Triangles were sewn in the back corners and I inserted a paintstick for a hanging dowel.  I think the recipient liked it.  I LOVE the crookedyness.  

Having fun with Bargello/Trip Around the World, I didn't  understand how a TATW would actually be organized, but in the meantime, during my learning time, these were was a LOT of fun.  I made 4 of each style, and kept the "order" the same for each block - that is 2 strips of darks, one light, one contrast and 2 lights.   Right now ...

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November 2, 2020
Modern Bargello Quilt! Fat Quarter Friendly, super fast and easy! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

My second book “Fat Quarter Workshop” is officially here! If you pre-ordered, be on the lookout for a shipping notification this week. I’ve signed about two-thirds of the books and we’re in the process of getting them shipped out!

I’ve also managed to find a fabulous collection of fabric that captures the spirit of the original version of Frequency, our most popular Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern ever that starts off the book. So we’ve brought back quilt kits in the fabulous Silverstone by by Vanessa Lillrose and Linda Fitch for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

The fabric has ...

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August 19, 2020
Onshore Breeze from Jean Swenson

Onshore Breeze
August 2020

When I can’t sail, I quilt. My husband and I have been sailors for over 30 years, so naturally, when the grandkids came on the scene, we taught them that a nice onshore breeze is synonymous with good sailing. We often say, “Nice onshore breeze, we should go sailing!” Now that they are a bit older, we merely start the sentence, “Nice onshore breeze”, and they finish it </p>
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