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January 16, 2021
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Oklahoma Released…. from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I know I’m running very late today. The doctor has prescribed new meds and they are definitely playing tricks with my mind. He...

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January 14, 2021
2021 BOTMs, QALs, SALs, and other Fun Events from Seams To Be Sew

Each year for the last six years now I have created a yearly post that depicts the free botms of the month at various blogs...

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January 8, 2021
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Wyoming Released… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I was determined and thankfully got this released today as planned. My laptop is so slow I’m thinking it’s time for a new...

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January 3, 2021
Sunday Stash January 3, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

It always feels good to start the year with a clean slate.

My stats from last week held and I finished the year down 5.625 yards. I’ll take any year when I use more than I buy.

I’m back to working on the Stars in the Night BOM having figured out where I left off. I have three blocks ready to sew together. Only eight more stars to go, and then I can move on to month five.

The original quilt had a dark teal background, thus the name.

Expect to see a lot of this quilt ...

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January 1, 2021
January 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

New year, new projects, new approach.

I had a productive December with both a UFO and a garment finish. That means new additions to the list.

In 2021 I will keep the list shorter. In looking at finishes in comparison to 2020 goals, it was clear my goals were too ambitious. That pushed me to get a lot of projects done, but I don’t want to feel overwhelmed.

I also realized I need to limit the active sewing projects to two. I have a small cluttered sewing room, and if the projects exceed two I have to move everything ...

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December 20, 2020
12 Days of Christmas Cards – Days 09 thru Day 12 from Seams To Be Sew

Well, this post took me a little longer to write than I thought it would. It’s been a busy week. Last weekend we had snow,...

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December 9, 2020

Especially when you get Great Presents!

It's no secret I have an addiction to fabric - so this is always a sure win when buying a present for me, but as a quilter I quite often get asked what 'good presents' to buy are. So I thought I'd put together a little list of things that have caught my eye recently or that I generally can't do with out in case anyone was struggling with what to buy for the quilter/sewer/crafter in their life.

This is not sponsored or affiliated in any way, simply my opinions ...

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December 1, 2020
Quilt Block Mania – December – Released Early… from Seams To Be Sew

Yep, it’s still November and I am releasing early. With 12 Days starting tomorrow, these posts will release fairly close together but at the same...

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November 15, 2020
Aztec Dance Month 6 and Finishing! from Quilting Affection


Welcome to the final month of the Aztec Dance block of the month. This month we will be making the final block and putting it all together. Thank you to everyone who made this a popular Block of the Month quilt.

You can now purchase Block 6. Remember, you have two options for buying the pattern. First, My website is set up for both Printed and Downloadable PDF versions. For my International customers, I have an Etsy website.

Month 6 

Block 6 is straightforward to make and put together. The center consists of making two different color combinations of half-square ...

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November 13, 2020
2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are “berry” excited to present the 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 13 years. This will be the 14th annual Designer Mystery Quilt, and it’s sure to be a surprise.

Can you guess the rest? Here’s a little taste! This year’s quilt finishes at a generous 66.5″ x 84.5″. The Designer Mystery club runs from June 2021 through May 2022, and fabric and patterns for blocks one through twelve will be mailed around the 10th of each month.

Every year, the Designer ...

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November 5, 2020
Sampler quilt with stars made by three friends from Pieced Brain

Sampler quilt with stars made by three friends

Choose your favorite star blocks, a fabric collection, and make a sampler quilt with stars like we did. Exchange blocks once a month!

I am calling this my Friendship Star quilt! Deb, Lisa, and I agreed to work with the Gretel fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs. I love Amy’s fabrics! Deb suggested our blocks should be 12″ stars, any stars we liked. So, we met every month or so to exchange the blocks we made.

We would choose a design, make three blocks of it, and share. We each had purchased a fat quarter bundle ...

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October 31, 2020
Announcing the “My Hometown” FREE Block of the Month! from Jacquelynne Steves

Hello everyone!!

I’m very excited to finally show you our next Block of the Month, “My Hometown“.

We had originally planned this BOM for 2020, but decided after things got “crazy” in the spring that we would postpone this event until 2021 and do some smaller projects instead (the Silver Linings Sew Along and the FaLaLa Sew Along). Even though there is still plenty of “craziness” going on in the world, I think the time is right to start looking forward to our 2021 Block of the Month!

This BOM will start in February of 2021, and we ...

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October 27, 2020
Rats! Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

2020 – Year of the Rat

In the beginning there was the Rat. And the Rat jumped the queue.

According to Chinese legend, it was the Rat who (somewhat dodgily) won the Emperor’s race that decided the identity and order of the Zodiac animals. And so it is the Rat who is the first animal of the 12-year Lunar Calendar cycle. As one version of the story goes, the Rat caught a ride in the amiable Ox’s ear to cross a river during the race, but then abused the favour by dashing across the finish line first, claiming the ...

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October 20, 2020
Branches and Blossoms: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Branches and Blossoms colour board at Clever Chameleon

The Lunarcy Quilt continues today

Wasn’t the “It’s A Garden Party” row along this past month fun? I hope you were left with lots of resources and ideas. Now that that intermission is over though, we should return to our regular programming to see what the Chameleon’s been working on.

Lunarcy Quilt logo

The big event in the main ring at Clever Chameleon’s circus at the moment is the Lunarcy Quilt, and it’s definitely time to get on with it! So, Part Two of the Lunarcy Quilt pattern is available for you to download today. This new pdf ...

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September 24, 2020
September Monthly Color Challenge Link Up from Patterns by Jen

 It's Link Up Time!

What did you think of this month's block? Have you felt like the geese in the block, pulled in different directions? Did you straighten yours out and make them fly together?

Sponsors July thru September

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September 21, 2020
FaLaLa Sew Along – Embroidery Patterns Released! from Jacquelynne Steves

This morning we released the embroidery patterns for our fun Table Runner Sew Along.   I am so excited that so many of you have signed up for this fun Table Runner project – I think it will be a lot of fun to see how you all express your creativity with this small project. I hope that you learn something, get creative, and enjoy sharing your work and seeing what others create in our Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group.

Because this is such a quick & easy project, you may want to make several to give as gifts this holiday season!! Or ...

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September 6, 2020
FaLaLa Sew Along – starting soon! from Jacquelynne Steves

Hello, Creative Friends!

Have you heard about our new sew along yet? It’s called the FaLaLa Sew Along, and I think it’s going to get you into the “holiday mood”!

This will be a table runner, and the sew along will run for 6 weeks beginning September 21, and you can choose from the “Christmas” or “Holiday” versions.

Sign up for the sew along here on this page. After you’ve signed up, you will receive a “welcome email” which has the link to the fabric requirements and introduction.  You can also download the fabric requirements and introduction ...

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August 7, 2020
Words to Grow By Block of the Month - Grow Stars from Creatin' in the Sticks

Are you ready to do a few pieced blocks for the 
Words to Grow By 
Block of the Month?

I have 2 of my 3 finished.

I know I said the Flower Bed Dream was my last design for the quilt,
but things happen...

The star blocks were going to be released in January 2021, but
due to unforeseen events, we have decided to take a break from the block of the months until next year. 
Just to be clear, we ARE NOT leaving you hanging with an unfinished project! 
We love our followers too much to do that ...

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August 4, 2020
Monkey Business: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Golden Lion Tamarin monkey colours at Clever Chameleon

We’re Baaaaack……!

The Chameleon thought about slacking off and skipping another week…..


I know, right?!

It was nice having last week off, but the Chameleon is not really one to pass up on a bit of monkey business. So here we are – and monkey business is exactly what we shall have today. It’s time to look at the Year of the Monkey block of the Lunarcy quilt.

Year of the Monkey block from the Lunarcy Quilt at Clever Chameleon Quilting

Also, I thought you might like to see where we travelled last week. We went to Coober Pedy and stayed in an underground dugout apartment. Coober Pedy, is the “opal capital ...

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July 27, 2020
Silver Linings Sew Along Give Away!! from Jacquelynne Steves

It’s hard to believe that we are winding down on our Silver Linings Sew Along! Way back in March, when the pandemic began, I had this idea to do a fun, super simple sew along which was not only easy but also (hopefully) uplifting. And now we are almost finished!!

If you are new to this Sew Along, you can get all of the pieced blocks which we’ve released so far here on our Silver Linings Sew Along page.

**If you’d ALSO like the BONUS embroidery patterns and BONUS project, you must sign up for the email ...

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