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August 3, 2019
Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop Schedule from Goer

The latest Island Batik Ambassador blog hop has kicked off! Welcome to the Beat the Heat Blog Hop. We hope you will grab a cool drink*, kick back, and enjoy these projects, all created with the latest Island Batik fabrics. Bookmark this page so you can come back daily and view the new quilts that have been shared.

*Or something warm for those of you in the southern hemisphere. ;-)


Friday August 2 - Blog Hop Kick off and first Giveaway! (go now)

Monday, August 5 - Blueberry Patch

Leanne Parsons
Sherry Shish

Tuesday, August 6 - Clockworks

Bill Locke
Lisa Nielsen

Wednesday, August ...

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August 2, 2019
Not Just A Friendship Star - Table Runner from Samelia's Mum

Good Morning and welcome to my stop on Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quiltins) blog hop for her Christmas Collection book. 

Nancy has created lots of sweet and festive projects in her Christmas inspired book. Projects range between small ones (like mug rugs or wall hangings) which can be finished in a few hours or a weekend, to some bigger quilts which would take a little more time to create. The patterns are well written with lots of photographs and images, which is helpful for any skill level.

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July 22, 2019
Christmas Cats In July from Made By Marney

Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas in July web post. Thanks to Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for organizing such a delightful Blog Hop. Join us from July 14 through 25 as we share clever Christmas ideas with you.

If you are at all familiar with my paper pieced designs, you know that I love designing animal images for quilts, table runners, pillows, etc. Some of my customers have been asking for paper pieced Christmas cats. I thought this would be a great time to share my newest table runner: CHRISTMAS CATS. This pattern is available ...

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July 19, 2019
Postage Stamp Star – Vintage Series from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog to read about the new block in their Vintage Series. I made two blocks using my Rosa and Ombre scraps from Moda Fabric and one of my favourite backgrounds, black cross weave. It’s an easy and fun block to make. I will be making two cushion covers with my...

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July 13, 2019
Learn to Paper Piece with Marney from Made By Marney

This is an opportunity for anyone living in the Two Rivers, Wisconsin area. Sarah Gallagher, owner of the The Quilt Shop of Two Rivers, is sponsoring a paper piecing class featuring little ole’ me as the teacher. The class will be held at her shop on Saturday, August 3 from 9am-3pm.

Link HERE for the class information. What a great chance to share a day of fun and learning with me. Can’t wait!

We will learn how to paper piece a Simple Block and a Combination Block. Once you master these two skills, the sky’s the limit. You ...

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July 5, 2019
Quilts of Valor Blog Hop Featuring Freedom by Island Batik from Quilted Delights

Welcome to the final day of the Quilts of Valor Blog Hop, hosted by Jen of Dizzy Quilter

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

 This past November I happened upon a Quilt of Valor Ceremony during the city's yearly Jingle Bell Market.  I had never been to one, so I sat down to see what it was all about.

I had heard of Quilts of Valor and knew of their mission, but had never actually witnessed anyone getting a quilt ...

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June 14, 2019
Forest Fairy Crafts ebook giveaway from Clever Chameleon

Forest Fairy creations by Clever Chameleon, inspired by the Forest Fairy Crafts book.

Welcome to our Forest Fairy Crafts book giveaway day!

Hiya! As promised last Sunday, I am back today to show you all the things my daughter and I made from Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie’s latest book, “Forest Fairy Crafts through the Seasons”. It is the sequel to Forest Fairy Crafts published in 2013.

Forest Fairy Crafts book, affiliate link

Forest Fairy Crafts through the Seasons is a cute book that leads you far enough down the garden path to complete any of the projects as shown – but also leaves you plenty of scope to adapt them to your own crafting style. BYO personal tastes ...

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June 10, 2019
Pineapple Day {QAL with FQS - Supplies} from Little Bunny Quilts

I'm pleased as punch to be quilting along with the Pineapple Day quilt along with the Fat Quarter shop! The pattern uses the FQS's pineapple pads -- now available in two sizes!

I've played around with a number of different pineapple log cabin paper pieced patterns, but these pineapple pads from the FQS are great because the sewing lines are super fine -- which helps you be very accurate -- and the paper is lightweight without being flimsy -- which makes it easier to pull the paper off in the end.

Here's the pattern for the quilt along and click ...

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June 9, 2019
How Fairy Exciting. Forest Fairy Crafts ahoy! from Clever Chameleon

Fairy made of felt and thread

Let’s do something a little bit different today, just for fun!

This week I took a break from quilting to do some other crafting. Although it’s not unheard of to find random craft projects on Clever Chameleon, I admit I haven’t done any non-quilty crafting for the blog for ages. It felt good to detour for a day or two!

Forest Fairy Crafts book cover

A while back, I was invited by C&T Publishing to join Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie on a blog hop for their book “Magical Forest Fairy Crafts Through the Seasons”. Well, I couldn’t resist. The ...

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May 14, 2019
Halloween Spooks in Faboolous Fun {Autumn in the Air Hop + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I'm the hostess for the Autumn in the Air blog hop!

I'm more of a summer girl myself, but I love sewing for fall! This time around, I picked the Faboolous Fun line to sew up a new version of our Halloween Spooks pattern, which can be used to make a table runner or a wall hanging.

I really loved the green prints in this collection, so I decided to use that as the main background fabric. Oh, and guess what! This fabric GLOWS! (I'm not a photography wizard, but I did figure out a way ...

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April 26, 2019
Be A Diamond from Melva Loves Scraps

Welcome to Melva Loves Scraps and the Be A Diamond blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.  If you have never visited before, I hope that you will take a little time to look around.  I hope that you will like what you see and choose to sign up to follow via e-mail, or you can catch me on bloglovin', instagram and facebook.   

When I saw the announcement for this hop from Carol, I just KNEW that I I had to be part of the event.  You can find a full list of bloggers that are participating ...

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Diamonds are The Best from Stitchin at Home

Welcome to my day to participate in the Be a Diamond Blog Hop, hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. The goal in this hop was to create a "diamond" project.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, as my birthstone is diamond I totally agree with that statement. Whether diamonds are a member of the precious stone family, a song or made from fabric they are the best IMHO. My project may not officially be a "diamond",  however the squares on point do give the impression of diamonds.

a fun novelty print
I used an animal print that ...

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April 23, 2019
Be a Diamond Frog Hop (Colour & Inspiration Tuesday) from Clever Chameleon

Pond Life quilt colour board from Clever Chameleon

Frog hop, Blog hop…..

This week is the Be A Diamond blog hop with Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. And today is my day to add to the sparkling quilt line-up. If you are new here… I am very hoppy to meet you. If you are back for your usual dose of colour, quilts and absurdity….. well, you are a true diamond. Happy hoppy Colour & Inspiration Tuesday, my friend!

Either way, come on in. Let’s talk diamond(ish) quilts today!

Be A Diamond blog hop with Just Let Me Quilt
Crazed Diamonds quilt flimsy by Clever Chameleon

When Carol of Just Let Me Quilt put out her invitation to the Be A Diamond blog hop ...

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April 17, 2019
"Quilts with an Angle" by Sheila Christensen - plus a giveaway from Wendy's Quilts and More

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sheila Christensen's new book - Quilts with an Angle, published by C and T Publishing.
Keep reading to the end because one lucky reader is going to win an electronic copy of Sheila's book!

I was excited when Sheila told me she was going to write a book.  We share a love of Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner and Alison Glass fabrics (all the bright ones) so I knew Sheila's book would be colourful.

Sheila asked me to test one of the patterns in her ...

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April 2, 2019
For the Love of a Color from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Bernie over at Needle and Foot sent me an email about an event she was hosting.  It is all about sharing your silliest quilting blunders.  Doesn't that sound fun?!

Now I admit, I don't make mistakes. (HA!) I like to think of my imperfections as simply design elements or variations.  I even share in my presentations to other quilters that doing something once is a mistake but doing it more than once makes it a design choice!

As you can see, I even have a metal sign right where I meet with my quilting clients that expresses this ...

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C&T Blog Tour: Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge from Terificreations's Weblog

UPDATE! Congratulations Carol DeLater, you are a winner of an ebook! I’ll be reaching out to you soon Sew Emoji Mix and Match 60 Features for Custom Emoticons Make a Twin Size Quilt, Pillows, & MoreGailen Runge C&T Publishing64 pages soft cover $17.95; ebook $12.99 Emoji’s allow us to express a wide range of emotions… Continue reading C&T Blog Tour: Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge

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March 31, 2019
All About Strings Blog Hop and Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the All About Strings Blog Hop and the Free Motion Mavericks (Week 222) link-up.

All About Strings Blog Hop

I challenged myself to make this string quilt into an art quilt. Here is the journey and result.

I thought that I was making a spiderweb string quilt but the instructions I found on the Internet were not correct and by the time I figured it out, I decided to just keep going.

"Tries to play nice with others" 
The background is a Kona cotton solid. I used two layers of cotton batting for the first time. I really ...

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March 29, 2019
All About Strings Hop and Give Away from Melva Loves Scraps

It is time for the All About Strings blog hop that is hosted by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks... Let the fun begin!  A full list of hop participants and give away details will be near the end of this post...

String piecing... I've never done much with this scrap-bustin' technique, but just KNEW I needed to be in on the fun.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you will take a little bit of time to look around my blog... learn a little about me, take a peek into my studio and see some of ...

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March 27, 2019
All about Strings from Stitchin at Home

My string quilt project for the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin' In the Sticks, is a pinwheel quilt. 

Pinwheel String Quilt

I've been trying, notice I said trying to use up my strings. They seem to sprout overnight, every time I think I have them under control wham a bunch more appear.

7 1/2'' string blocks
I had a bunch of string blocks that I made more than a year ago. I pulled out any blocks that had pink in them no matter how little as long as it had pink it was ...

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March 26, 2019
All About Strings Blog Hop - Spring Strings from Quilted Delights

Hey everyone and welcome to my day of the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks.

The Hop is running till Thursday, so make sure to follow along for some fabric String inspiration.
The full schedule is listed at the bottom of the page.

 It is officially Spring here. Flowers are blooming all around town and in honor of all the beautiful blooms and colors sprouting up...

I decided to go with a Springtime theme with my Strings.

 I am calling this one Spring Strings. It measures approximately 72 x 54 inches.

 These tulips ...

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