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September 7, 2019
Planning Failure, Creative Success! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

So, I write this post feeling a bit sheepish. I had such a good intentions of finishing up my black

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August 30, 2019
Star Light Star BrightFrom concept to reality, the black, grey... from Living Water Quilter

Star Light Star Bright

From concept to reality, the black, grey and white star quilt was a fun project for the Island Batik Ambassador challenge.


Star quilts are plentiful, so I wanted to design an unexpected star quilt by playing with high contrast and a large scale design.  The Island Batik provided Batik Foundations fabrics, black, grey and white are the right combination.


Printing each foundation paper-pieced star block helped with color placement accuracy.

The dancing stars and thoughtful color placement created a secondary design, three four-leaf clovers.


The final element, thread, creates a beautiful texture across the surface of ...

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June 29, 2019
Two Color Quilts: Better Than… from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Two color quilts (specifically black and white) are better than I expected! I thought it was going to be more

The post Two Color Quilts: Better Than… appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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March 16, 2019
Getting A Lot Better from Quilting My Way

Today I felt a lot better than I have in over 2 weeks. My throat is the only issue. I can't seem to talk now, but that is the only issue so far.

I woke to find Katt gone. I figured she was off taking photos. She's leaving in the morning. So, I took her quilt and put it on the bed downstairs so she could see it when she came back.

It looks good on the spare bed. She seems really happy with it. It was one she picked and I worked on it while at retreat ...

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March 15, 2019
Black And White Quilt Is Finished!! from Quilting My Way

The good news for today is that I was able to finish Katt's Black and White quilt. I haven't had the chance to take a photo of it, but I will do that tomorrow.

I worked on her quilt while she went to have lunch with her brother in Olympia. I was happy to see the two of them getting time together.

Once the quilt was finished it went into the wash. There was so much cat hair and dirt on it, that it needed to be washed.

Mom came about 3:30 pm and we went down ...

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March 14, 2019
Doing Better from Quilting My Way

Yesterday was my doctor appointment.  She told me to ride it out a couple more days.  I was on the mends which made me feel a little better. I dropped off the quilt top at Sharon's as well as dropping off her beads. I had my month covered with a mask bethe doctor said i could still be contagious.  What fun.

I worked on the binding of Katt`s quilt after I got home. Finished 3 sides.

Today I am feeling better. Still not comfortable about leaving the house. So while Katt went out to lunch with mom, I ...

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March 12, 2019
Added The Binding from Quilting My Way

Yesterday I took the time to cut around the Black and White Quilt. I seriously need to get this done. Katt leaves on Friday or Saturday. After I got all that done, that took a lot out of me.

I'm enjoying my clean room right now though. I was going to cut the sides of the quilt on the floor but since my counter was cleaned up as well - but there is room. Shame I can't seem to keep my room clean once I get it cleaned up. At least I know it will be this way for ...

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March 4, 2019
Got Behind Yesterday from Quilting My Way

I didn't post anything last night because I think I'm coming down with a cold. Yesterday I was taking the morning easy while Patrick went to the store. While he was gone I cleaned out the refrigerator and mopped the floor.

Around 12:30 pm I left for Ethel's and then moms. I dropped off the quilt with Ethel. She's doing the binding on that. That's one more quilt I don't have to worry about.

Then I went to moms and we headed over to Kathy Wagner's memorial service. We sat in the ...

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February 28, 2019
Enjoyed The Day With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door. I told mom I would come over today.

I got to moms at 10 am. She was working on some quilt stuff in the quilt room. I gave her some reds for more stars. She has been appliqueing stars on blocks. It's amazing how many stars she's made. She gave 20 6" stars blocks to Susy. I told her they were supposed to go to Sue. She said no worries she will give her the next ones. I believe she will have them done by next week!

We then ...

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February 27, 2019
More Visits Than Anything from Quilting My Way

This morning I got going with laundry. I worked on a few QOV paperwork. I had to make a couple calls to get batting and backing figured out for us.

While I was working on the laundry and getting calls done, Faye came to pick up the quilt top I had to get quilted. She was going to Olympia. She didn't pick up my quilt because I will be going up there on Friday. We talked about what was going on. I told her what I found out yesterday and we worked out what we will do. She told ...

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February 17, 2019
A Day To Organize from Quilting My Way

This morning started out slow.  Patrick enjoyed sleeping in. I decided to finish up working on my word charts for the cat ornaments.

It took a couple days but I finally finished them and added them to my binder. I am trying to keep all my patterns in binders. Now I am ready to work on the cats. When I go up to see Sharon, we will be going to Shipwrecked Beads.

I then went into the computer room to organize all of Gunderson Water. I needed to file away the year end stuff and get organized for 2019. Cleaned ...

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February 12, 2019
A Better Day from Quilting My Way

Today was a better day in many ways. The snow was falling all morning. Then the rain came.

While all this was going on outside, Sophie and I enjoyed the day in tthe house.

While I was catching up on my shows, I worked on Katt`s quilt.

Of course Sophie had to join me. I was able to get one side done. It is coming along fast. I figured if I rotate my projects, I might get them done faster. So, today was quilting, tomorrow will be either beading or cross stitching. Let's see what i`m in ...

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February 10, 2019
It's A Slow Road Back To Normal from Quilting My Way

It's been a long week. Feeling sick is awesome - in more ways then one. It's taken a slow road to get back to normal - or at least what I can call normal. I haven't seen anyone for almost a week now. I did make a few calls, but not many.

Today I felt a lot better. Not wonderful - but better. I was able to eat today which was a good sign. Not as much as I wanted to eat - but then again that's another good thing. I talked to mom a couple times today as well ...

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February 4, 2019
A Lazy Day - Then Bowling from Quilting My Way

Today I was up early. Patrick slept in. I got moving and made some blueberry muffins from scratch. They turned out really good. I really love the recipe I found on them.

I played a few games and just didn't get moving till around 11 am. We watched the bowling on TV. I really couldn't understand why the let the Big Brother celebrities get away with regular shoes when bowling. They needed to respect the form of bowling. The gal wore heals!! They shouldn't have let her get away with that. PLUS she was guttering the balls ...

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January 29, 2019
Deborah’s High Contrast Extra-large Star Flower Quilt from Quilted Joy

There is nothing more striking than a high contrast quilt. This is when you combine two colors that are vastly different to create a design with very clean lines. You might see color combos like white and red, or white and navy blue. They tend to be bold designs. As beautiful as they are, they do have one design challenge. How do you quilt it? What color thread is going to blend with two colors so in opposition to each other? Deborah had to answer that very question on her extra large star quilt.

Deborah High Contrast Star Flower Quilt

High Contrast piecing

Deborah’s beautiful ...

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January 28, 2019
House Quilt Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

The house quilt is only waiting on a finished house.

The bright doors make me happy.  And the scrappy binding to match.

I hope it will bring joy to the family of Number One Son when the time comes.


And this is my first finish of 2019.  Seems appropriate.

ps–Based on Third Street Neighborhood pattern, if you want to give one a try yourself.  If black and white isn’t your thing, I really think it would be good in any colors–cream and brown with bright blue doors, for example…

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January 21, 2019
Black And White from Wedding Dress Blue

Number One Son and his wife and children are building a new house. So, three quilts are on the list for that family this year: a housewarming quilt for Son and Wife, and a bed quilt for each of the boys (2).


Here is the housewarming quilt flimsy. Wife likes black and white.

What do you think? I am thinking this may become my go-to wedding quilt.

ps–Based on Third Street Neighborhood.

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A Day Of Quilting And Bowling from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up.....after a night of not being able to sleep very well. I must of woke up every hour.

We watched bowling on TV today. It was pretty good. I do learn a few tips when I watch that. While we were watching that, I pulled out Katt's quilt to work on.

I have this side to finish and then I'll be done with the first part of straight lines around the border. I have the bottom of the yellow and the bigger area of the black to do next. I'm thinking of ...

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December 15, 2018
Another Day Of Running......Then Quilting from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early because mom called. I chatted with her for awhile. Patrick took the day off, so he was trying to sleep....which didn't happen between the phone call, text, and Sophie running all over the place.

Then I was out the door with my extra aida fabrics that I wanted to give to Rita. I also grabbed the quilt that was picked up from Bill. I stopped at the quilt shop and took the fabric in to Rita. Told her she could do anything she wanted with it. I didn't want it, and ...

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December 9, 2018
Went To A Play At Evergreen Playhouse from Quilting My Way

Today started out like most days. Patrick was enjoying sleeping in, and I was playing my games.

After he got up, I sent him shopping for a few things since I needed supplies for the casserole I'm doing tomorrow. While he was off doing that, I was heating some nuts and chocolate in a crockpot. It took about an hour to melt, and then another 15 mins after I stirred it. The next thing was scooping them out on wax paper to cool. I made about 75 chocolate clusters. They taste really good too. But they do take a ...

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