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April 15, 2018
Sue and Sam, Rhode Island, Texas and Nunavut Released with Cupcake OTM from Seams To Be Sew

Well, I finally got these patterns done and uploaded. I apologize to those of you who got to see the preview last night on Facebook. I got the free patterns done and went to start on this post… Frank called me downstairs to do something and when I came back up, I totally forgot about writing the post and instead just went to bed. So here I am first thing this morning… writing the post

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April 12, 2018
Catching up on RSC18 from Needle and Foot

First of all, thanks to everyone for the get well wishes.  I am feeling better and have spent the last day or two getting caught up on things.  Whenever I spend time down due to some illness or other, it is always so satisfying to get back to normal and have a regular day.  Do you know what I mean?  It makes me appreciate normal.

squared away

Today I am sharing my RSC18 projects to date.  I finished the green blocks on the last day of March but never took pictures or posted them. The block for March is called Red Cross ...

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April 9, 2018
A little block of the month from Making A Lather

I think this is the last block for my Christmas block of the month. Now, I need to decide on the setting and begin that process - not my favorite part.

more  here and here
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Jo's country junction Block of the month challenge

Today is also Jo's String challenge which for me is about completing the quiltville mystery quilts and I am focused on Carolina Crossroads quilt for the month of April. I have prepared the back and the binding. Next is putting the quilt on the longarm and quilting it. I take that ...

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April 2, 2018
2 New ATW Events & 30 Blocks in 30 Days Starts… from Seams To Be Sew

I wanted to post a little note real quick today. 30 Blocks In 30 Days started yesterday, my day for this hop is April 20th, and I’ve got a great giveaway for you that day also. You will want to … Continue reading

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April 1, 2018
Beary Colourful BOM: Thumbs Up Orange Bear from Clever Chameleon

Beary Colourful Orange Bear appliqué by Clever Chameleon

I am positively excited that it is time to meet the Beary Colourful Orange Bear!

Beary Colourful BOM at Clever ChameleonApril 1st. But no fools here…. just us coloured bears! And it is time to welcome another teddy to our growing family…. the Orange Bear of Positive Attitude. Also known as Thumbs Up Bear!

The fourth bear in the Beary Colourful Quilt BOM series is cheerful like his yellow cousin, but it is his enthusiasm that sets him apart. Know anyone who thinks that “Everything is AWESOME, I want to experience it all!!”? Orange bear is just like them. Positively positive!

Come on over and ...

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March 29, 2018
Picnic Quilt (previously known as BOM HST) from Wendy's Quilts and More

Last week I started hand quilting my Picnic Quilt.  I've decided to call it a Picnic Quilt because it reminds me of mum's quilt that we sat on at picnics when I was growing up in the 1970's.

Mum made most of our clothes, and many of the scraps were included in the picnic quilt. I remember sitting on that quilt and identifying all the fabrics I liked in the quilt.

It's grown bigger than this now

My quilt is made from Half Square Triangle blocks that I won at Capital Quilters Block of the Month ...

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The March Yellow Challenge Linkup is Live from Clever Chameleon

Yellow Bear of Being Active Outside appliqué

Are you participating in the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge? Time to show off your Yellow Creations!

The giveaway for March at Patterns by Jen is open, and it’s time to show us what you’ve made in yellow. If you linkup a yellow block, quilt or other fabric project before the end of March, you will have a chance to win one of three 6-month subscriptions to Make Modern magazine. Winners will be posted on April 2nd (due to the first being Easter Sunday).

Still thinking about making your yellow bear? Last minute is good…. I do last minute ...

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March 28, 2018
Three’s Company BOM 2018 – Block 3 from Patchwork Posse


  • download the file
  • sew your 3 small blocks
  • sew small blocks into large setting block
  • share it in the facebook group

This months download includes: instructions for the 3 small blocks and the setting instructions for the large block

* please note that the 2nd page of the pattern is repeated every month. DON’T cut again all those pieces. They are to be done once and then used for the remaining quilt blocks during the year.



To help keep you up on the sewing per month, deciding your fabric placement and tracking ...

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March 20, 2018
Batik Bliss for Cosy Kiwi Kids from Wendy's Quilts and More

A finished quilt ready to donate to a local charity.

I won these Batik Bliss blocks at a Capital Quilters' meeting back in March 2016.  Exactly two years later the quilt is finished!

The blocks were originally 10" square, but I wanted to be adventurous so I trimmed some of them smaller and mixed them all up.  You can read more about my process and inspiration here.

A number of long arm quilters at our guild quilt charity tops for free, so I gave it to Tina Mills and she kindly quilted it for me.  I put the binding on ...

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March 11, 2018
Cupcake Of The Month Released… from Seams To Be Sew

Its that time again of the month where I release the next cupcake. This months cupcake represents Easter for April. It’s a cute basket of eggs. I’m very happy with how this pattern turned out, I hope you to will … Continue reading

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March 9, 2018
Sign Up for the Wisdom Block of the Month Program! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Sometimes all you need are the right words spoken at the right time. Words of wisdom we’re taking to our newest block of the month program, the Wisdom Block of the Month Program! Using the Wisdom collection by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics, you will get a monthly box filled with materials to create a new block from the quilt every month from September 2018 to August 2019. Additionally, each pattern will have inspiration quotes and words of wisdom (and is where the theme is derived!).

At the end of the Wisdom Block of the Month, you’ll have ...

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March 5, 2018
the Round Robin Edition 9 – Quilt Alongs and Block of the Months from Patchwork Posse

happy monday….

Just in case you weren’t aware…but this month — this week, it’s on Saturday!!  is NATIONAL QUILT DAY!!!

oh yeah.  Any cause for sewing I’m all about.

So, because of this- today’s email is a little bit of a review of wonderful quilt alongs as well as an ANNOUNCEMENT of a quick, quilt along that I hope you’ll join in sewing!

in the sewing room…

As you saw last week, I finished up a quilt for a blog hop for Bernartex and Shelley.  The fabric showed up on a Thursday and by Friday ...

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March 3, 2018
green in the rainbow from Making A Lather

It's March already and time for green in the rainbow scrap challenge at soscrappy.
I do have a bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips I will use for my soul searching quilt.

I have been gone for a week and I only took snow days with me. So the best I could do for Jos Country junction challenge and block of the month, was to cut out and web another block for my Christmas sampler BOM. But progress is progress.

While in Buffalo, we tried to experience local flavors. Most diners and cafes served at a liquor bar ...

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WooHoo!!!! I DiD IT!!! Sue and Sams Are Released… from Seams To Be Sew

I can’t believe it, but I managed to finish them and get them all uploaded in time and now I still have time to write this post today and release Sue and Sam In Iowa, New York, and New Brunswick… … Continue reading

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March 2, 2018
How to Appliqué the Yellow Bear of Being Active Outside from Clever Chameleon

Sunflower appliqué

For those of you who like to see before they do, here’s a quick tutorial for putting together the Yellow Bear of Being Active Outside

If you have not already downloaded you free pattern for the March Yellow Bear block of the Beary Colourful BOM you can get it from this post here. This link also leads you to the list of fabric and other requirements…. so I won’t repeat myself here. This new post today is all about how to put your yellow bears together, including the new tummy motifs.

Prepare all your appliqué pieces by:

  • tracing ...

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March 1, 2018
Beary Colourful BOM: Yellow Bear of Being Active Outdoors from Clever Chameleon

Yellow Bear from the Beary Colourful BOM at Clever Chameleon

March already!?! Seriously?! Well, the good news is, it is time for the Beary Colourful Yellow Bear!

Beary Colourful BOM at Clever ChameleonI am loving seeing all the bears appearing from in the Monthly Color Challenge link ups at Patterns by Jen. There are going to be some very happy teddy bear-loving quilt recipients out there in time! </p>
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Happenings At Seams To Be Sew … TTNBC Block 10 released… from Seams To Be Sew

Its been a busy week for me, how about you? I spent last week trying to get this pattern written up, it really doesn’t seem like it would be that complicated, but I added some additional shape keys in each … Continue reading

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February 28, 2018
Three’s Company BOM 2018 – Block 2 from Patchwork Posse

This month we are going to be sewing a bunch of flying geese!

They are the three little blocks that are featured in the big block.

I chose 2 different fabrics and used my background.  You can choose 4 fabrics per block…or you can do a bunch of random fabrics! Either will work.

Also another option is a different background for each flying geese.


This months download includes: instructions for the 3 small blocks and the ...

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February 16, 2018
Squared Away in Purple from Needle and Foot

It is already mid-February and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month is purple. On Tuesday I set aside my doll quilt projects and pulled out my purple scrap bin. It was time to get to work on some scrappy piecework.

The second block for the Squared Away BOM, hosted by Mari of Academic Quilter and Angela of So Scrappy, was released last Saturday.  For this month, Mari chose a block called The Wishing Ring. Let me say, this is a great block – not fussy at all!  My kind of quilting.  </p>
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February 15, 2018
CMM February Blocks from My Quilt Infatuation

It's officially the middle of the month, and that means that it's time to link up your Classic Meets Modern blocks for February.  This month's blocks included the Nested Churn Dash, which is the only other 24" block (finished size) in the quilt.

The largest churn dash is a great place to show off a big print, and I am in love with these orange roses.  The different shades of orange are so lush, and the photo doesn't quite capture it properly.  Given the size of this block, it goes together pretty quickly, and I even ...

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