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February 9, 2019
Bargello comfort quilt from Stitchin' Therapy

    About three years ago just before I had my extended hospital visit/stay/endurance had lunch with a friend.  Jennifer brought along some "quilt blocks" she had been given by a friend.  The story goes that the friend's Mom had recently died, and the daughter discovered this unfinished  quilt.  But no directions or anything with it.  Jennifer brought it to me for my "expert" opinion.
  She had several width of fabric sections of strata that had been sewn.  The  fabrics blended nicely, and I knew what was intended.  It was the beginning of a bargello.  I ...

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February 6, 2019
3273 K from Jean Swenson

3273 K
January 2019

What do you do when the scraps get out of control? Make a quilt of course! In the process of putting away my latest project’s scraps, I found I could no longer squeeze scraps into my blues bin. It was like packing a really full suitcase, but even if I had sat on it, I was just not going to be able to cram even one more teeny weeny scrap in it.

So I dumped the scraps onto my cutting table and started by cutting 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangles from every piece of ...

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September 27, 2018
They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! from Stash Overflow

If you’re of a certain age, you might remember the song with this refrain:

And They’re coming to take me away Ha Ha
They’re coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time, and I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats
and they’re coming to take me away ha ha

I’ve been told before that I’m nuts, so why are they coming to take me away this time? I saved a bunch of ...

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August 13, 2018
Christmas in July from Charm About You

I realise that some people are very prepared for the festive season and there are beautiful homes that are seasonally decorated throughout the year. As much as I admire that preparedness and seasonal living, it isn't something I've done much of. We have banners for certain celebrations, I made pretty spring bunting (free tutorial here) and, of course, we have Christmas decorations. Part of the reason I haven't taken the plunge into changing up the quilts and cushions we use depending on the season is because we don't have a lot of storage space! Despite that ...

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April 10, 2018
Next Step for Prism Path Baby Quilt from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yes indeed, it's time to take the next step on the Prism Path baby quilt along. He he...this is both a baby quilt along because it's a baby quilt and because it's really short - just 6 weeks from start to finish!

Click Here to find Post #2. 

This week we're piecing the strips sets and cutting pieces using a cool Bargello technique. I love this technique for piecing complex quilts that look like they are pieced from hundreds of little pieces. In fact, this is created with strip piecing and careful cutting.

If Prism Path ...

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March 13, 2018
Stone Harbor Bargello Class from Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog

Stone Harbor Bargello: 

Let your quilt reflect a favorite place by following arrangement in your piecing.  This quilt requires 22 fabrics, plus borders, to suggest sea, sky, water, forest or shore in an eye appealing spectrum of color values.  The finished size, 44x44, lends itself well to free motion quilting.  Joan’s “Stone Harbor” has been quilted with a flock of seagulls.  Class fee includes printed directions for cutting and assembly.  Please stop in ahead of class time to select your fabrics.  Check your stash, too, for inspiration and additions to your bargello spectrum!  This is a THREE week class ...

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February 8, 2018
Oh no! Look what I found!!! (lots photos) from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

It's been a little bit cooler over the last week, which has been a welcome relief.  Today felt positively cold this morning, but it soon warmed up by the afternoon.

 The other day, DH decided it was time to sort through all of the "stuff" that had literally been shoved into the conservatory at the back of our house and forgotten.  Unfortunately for me, there was a large rolling bin full of ..... you guessed it!!
UFO's.  More blooming UFOs is just what I needed.  Well, like a hole in the head, I should say.

So I sat down ...

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December 28, 2017
"Bugs and Boats", and more Boats and Toys from Elaine Adair Pieces

Where did the month go?  mmmm a trunk show and preparations  ... photos are still not loaded onto Photo Bucket thingy .... hope I remember how to do them.

This little Bargello quilt turned out very attractive -- I named it "Bugs and Boats", a Bonnie Hunter inspiration.  I had purchased a lot of that dark fabric a while ago, thinking the red splotches were  flowers - but when I got home, those red splotches turned out to be ladybugs.  Kinda hard to add bugs to any quilt except for a boy, so it's lasted a LONG time.  The light fabrics are "boaty ...

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November 12, 2017
Plan B from Jean Swenson


Plan B
October 2017

Looking for inspiration, I dug out a 1993 issue of a Quilters Newsletter magazine – remember when we used to get magazines in the mail?! I came across this diamond Bargello* design that was perfect for the fabrics I had already pulled from my stash. While the candy apple green was one of my ‘pieces of the past’ fabric (from Granny), the others were new.

I had bought the cute multi-color zigzag fabric back around Easter time. I try not to buy holiday novelty prints that are too holiday-oriented, and thought the colors and zigzag had a ...

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September 7, 2017
Veteran's Quilt Part 2 from Ravelly1

Sorry about the view of my!!
I finished stitching down the eagle for the most part & decided to have a look at the other part of my project that spurred me to take this on in the first place. It's from a Bargello leftover. These days I don't throw anything away. After looking at the two together I knew it needed something. Mr. Cowboy strolled by & also noted that it needed something. So I decided to sleep on it. You know that things come to us quilters while we sleep.....hehehe!
After a couple of nights ...

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