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August 30, 2019
Black and white from Espritpatch

Finished! Finally... the black and white quilt that was on the frame in June is officially finished. And June is a little misleading since the blocks date from 2 bees that I participated in several years ago so this is a true UFO!

I used fabric from my stash, bought years ago with no real projects in mind, for the backing and also 2 leftover blocks that I couldn't fit in the top.
All I had left with this one was the binding. A return trip to France a few weekends ago gave me just the opportunity to do ...

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August 24, 2019
Bee Inspired and the Quilt Con Charity Quilt Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

As you might know I belong to an online bee known as Bee Inspired. Recently, one of our members asked if we’d like to participate in the Quilt Con Charity Quilt Challenge and of course I said yes!

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In a nutshell, as a group we are making a quilt for charity that will be shown at Quilt Con. The color palette this year is white/grey/black.

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The quilt design is up to us, but it must include text as an integral part of the design. We came up with a theme (You got this!) and quickly divided the ...

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August 11, 2019
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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August 7, 2019
Nap Blankets 2019 from From the Strawberry Patch...

Nap Blankets 2019  ~ Ready for the first day of the new school year. I have posted about making Nap Blankets before, I am blessed to be a part of a small quilt group that is dedicated to supplying an elementary school in our local system with a nap blanket for each child enrolled in the Pre-K program there; that is 45 blankets-- three classrooms with fifteen children each. I have posted about

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Nap Blankets 2019 from From the Strawberry Patch...

Nap Blankets 2019  ~ Ready for the first day of the new school year. I have posted about making Nap Blankets before, I am blessed to be a part of a small quilt group that is dedicated to supplying an elementary school in our local system with a nap blanket for each child enrolled in the Pre-K program there; that is 45 blankets-- three classrooms with fifteen children each. I have posted about

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June 18, 2019
Not your Granny Bee from Espritpatch

Another UFO bites the dust! I have got these blocks out a few times in the last few years thanks to the APQ UFO challenge,  but I never got very far with them....
This pile of granny square blocks came from a number of bees I was participating to in 2013 and 2014. I even wrote a tutorial for the block at some point!.... I know, this is a long time ago... but  better late than never, right?
Now as with all swaps/bees, it is hard to get great consistency and while squaring the blocks, I realised that they ...

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June 8, 2019
Another UFO from Espritpatch

In Flicker's days, I used to be a hopeless joiner, signing up for all the bees and swaps I could find. I have stopped doing so a few years back when I realised that almost all the sewing I was doing was "for others". Although it was great and much fun to swap, exchange, get to know people, I needed to do something a little different. Also I soon realised that in most bees, you end up with 12 blocks (if you are lucky and everyone plays nicely along - almost never) or less... And those blocks are invariably not ...

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April 15, 2019
Bee Block Done! from The Inquiring Quilter

Regular readers know I belong to an online bee, Bee Inspired. Last year each member got to act as Queen and select a block for us to make her.

Well, one thing happened after another and I never got the last four blocks done. I’m determined to get them done however and to prove that, here’s one of the blocks!

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This one is for Karen @ Tu-na Quilts, Travels, and Eats. The block is called Wanta Fanta, and you can find the pattern in here. The pattern is by Blossom Heart Quilts.

Karen wanted her block scrappy with bright ...

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March 25, 2019
Blije Bijen Weekend from Quilting Trui

Uit de derde droomdekenweek in Frankrijk is een App-Bee ontstaan: de Blije Bijen.
Héél gezellig. We wonen verspreid in Nederland, maar hebben Bee via Whatts App.
Zouden wij de enige App Bee in Nederland zijn???
Omdat elkaar zien óók zo leuk is, hebben we achterliggend weekend al voor de 2e keer een reunie gehad. Het was weer héérlijk!

Via één van onze leden kunnen we voordelig over een mooie locatie beschikken.
Zoals gebruikelijk bij quilt bijeenkomsten is de keurig nette woonkamer binnen de kortste keren één grote puinhoop

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March 14, 2019
Lovely Botanicals: The Academy of Appliqué 2019 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

How can a week possibly fly by so quickly?! When you are having an outstanding time, that's how! That was our experience last week in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Academy of Appliqué. One minute, we were unpacking and setting up to teach, and in two stitches with our needles, we were packing to come home. Well, my home; Kara came here with me (Teri) for a few more days before heading back to Germany.

As always, we want to thank Barbara Blanton, left, for all her work in creating this spectacular venue where lovers of appliqué can gather to ...

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February 27, 2019
String blocks UFO from Espritpatch

A few years back (about 7...) I joined a swap over on Flicker called mini scrap basket for some string blocks (it feels like a very long time ago that all the fun was on Flicker!) I duly made my blocks and sent them on. I received my swaps back, started to make a few more and that was the end of it, a big pile of blocks, ready for another time.

Well another time came when I saw this post on Moda blog about the string blocks and suddenly remembered that I had some of those too. So I ...

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October 29, 2018
Bubbles quilt from Espritpatch

My bubble quilt came off the frame in September

I promptly sew the binding on so all that was really left was to hand stitch the binding on the back of the quilt.... and that little task was only completed this weekend!
We had quite a long road trip... And the weather was rather cold so it was perfect to bind a quilt.
Another OPAM and one more of my Q4 FAL list.
Linking to One Monthly Goal.

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September 22, 2018
Bee Block Roundup from The Inquiring Quilter

I belong to an online bee, Bee Inspired, and each month our Queen selects a block and we all make one for her.

I’d done well at the beginning of the year, but recently I’ve fallen behind and they’ve begun to stack up. So I’ve made it a priority this month to make my bee blocks and to get them mailed off to each Queen at long last.

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The happy news is that I’ve gotten two of my bee blocks done! The first is for Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch. Jen told us to ...

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September 13, 2018
"In the Garden"—Garden Gate from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Because of my trip to Europe in August, we took a hiatus from our Block of the Month, but we are back to finish this quilt! On Sunday, I (Teri) taught the class on our newest block, Garden Gate, at Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks in Frederick, MD. As always, we had lots of fun as we reviewed the techniques used to create this block. And the shop has just moved into a larger building, so we enjoyed a bit more room in which to stitch! A happy respite from our rainy day. 

Following are a few highlights for creating the ...

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August 24, 2018
My Little Bee Group from Butterfly Threads

If you aren't a member of a Bee Group, you need to be! I have been meeting with my bee group for years. We have morphed and transitioned as the years have passed. Folks have moved away and passed away, and new friends have joined. We like to keep it small, 6 members maximum, because that makes hosting easier. Speaking of hosting, we each host two times a year and we treat ourselves to a fun lunch out in December for the holidays.

Recently my sweet friend Darlene hosted. We lovingly refer to her as the 'hostess with the ...

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July 21, 2018
May Bee Block for Velda from The Inquiring Quilter

The May Queen of Bee Inspired was Velda. I got her block mostly  done a while ago, but it languished as I figured out how to finish it. More on that in a moment.

First, I belong to an online bee called Bee Inspired. Every month, someone gets to be Queen, and they get to choose a block for the rest of us to make for her. Here are the blocks I've made so far this year for my bee mates. Click on the photos to learn more about each block and where you can get the pattern.

 January's block for Sharon

January ...

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July 20, 2018
Lemon Squares and fabric squares from Butterfly Threads

(photo borrowed from Betty Crocker)

I hosted my bee group today and we had fun stitching and visiting as we always do. We also always have lunch together. I served a super easy Hawaiian Chicken with roasted asparagus and fresh fruit. But the best part of the meal was dessert. I made my mom's recipe for Lemon Squares and they were a huge hit. The kids were more than happy to finish off the leftovers.

Lemon Squares

Preheat oven to 350.
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/4 confectioner sugar
Mix and press ...

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July 12, 2018
New England Inspiration from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Evidently, even my devices were in vacation mode last week. I (Teri) spent a fair amount of time trying to post just ONE photo in last week's short post, and I thought I'd finally gotten the photo included. Really—it was in my draft. Imagine my surprise when I saw a big, empty box in the post! Proof, I suppose, that we had totally "vacated the premises." (By the way, did you know that's where the word vacation is derived?) But we're back, as promised. Kara shared some stunning examples of colorful inspiration from her trip ...

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April 9, 2018
divergence from Becca's Crazy Projects

This quilt was a result of one of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild bee I participated in last year.

I was the queen bee for the month of April, so I guess it is fitting I finished it in April of this year.
I used the same backing for another quilt and liked it. I thought it would be perfect for this quilt. I quilted swirls as an all-over quilting design. The thread is a very light gray, the same light gray I piece with most of the time.
I think the quilting really adds a dimension to the quilt ...

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April 8, 2018
I Brake for Bluebonnets, Blue Fabric, Purple Fabric and Kaffe Fabric and…. from Cookie's Creek

We have some outstanding bluebonnets in Texas this year.  We also have blue northers that cause temps in the 80’s one day to plunge to the 30’s the next with thunderstorms and hail in between.

Those 30 degree days give me a chance to hit the quilt studio to catch up on some projects.

Patches of Blue Quilt Along (#patchesofblue) by Laundry Basket Quilts is in its third month with a boatload of stars:

And a new Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt is just getting underway.  Very exciting to receive the first clue in a project box along with ...

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