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February 24, 2021
Tropicana Braid Table Runner from Samelia's Mum

Welcome to my stop on the "Show us Stripes!" blog hop. The challenge was to add stripes to our project. We could interpret this idea however we liked and some suggestions included using stripe fabric, stripe binding or strips of fabric to make stripes.

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February 23, 2021

 Stripy String Quilt

A little while ago Carla from Creatin in the Sticks put a call out to those of us that love stripes - any size any way, striped fabric, striped binding, strips of fabric to make stripes (here's where I come in) literally anything goes! 

There are so many fantastic bloggers taking part over the week(schedule at the bottom) and a whole host of different projects, ideas and inspirations that you can read about and try out - I hope you will join in and show me your stripes!

If you have read by blog for a while ...

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Stripes Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

Thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for organizing 'Show Your Stripes' blog hop. We were asked to create something that had stripes in it. The stripes could be fabric stripes or striped fabric. Let the ideas flow. Stash using time, here I come.

These have only been in my stash since maybe 2014

I had a meter of each of these Northcott stripe prints, at least they look like stripes to me. Now I needed a pattern. I played in EQ8 and decided on this simple block.

I like this block with a little turquoise and pink going ...

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February 1, 2021
Island Batik Create for a Cause BlogHop + Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batiks February 2021 Blog Hop - Create for a Cause. 

I used the Autumn Sunset half yard bundle designed by Kathy Engle and it is shipping to stores in February 2021.

Autumn Sunset includes 20 fabrics from the lightest beige, to lemon yellow, through orange, to dark brown.

As soon as I opened the fabric bundle I decided I would recreate Paulitiks in fall colors (with one whimsical design twist) and send it to Bernie for Mercyful Quilts. It was so simple :-) 

This was going to be so easy.  I felt confident.  I went ...

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January 25, 2021
Dazzling New York Beauty Blog Hop + Giveaway! from The Cloth Parcel

We’re thrilled to be included in the blog hop to show you a brand new book by our friend Cinzia White, called Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler. There are 54 different blocks in this stunning quilt, which is absolutely a masterpiece! Isn’t it simply amazing? For our stop on the tour, we chose to make […]

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January 22, 2021
Groove is in the Heart from Samelia's Mum

Welcome to my stop on the "Hearts on Fire" blog hop. 

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January 20, 2021
Shattered Heart from Stitchin at Home

 In Ontario, where I live, we are in a lockdown situation to try to curb the numbers of Covid cases. Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives. These lockdowns are hard for a person living alone. I have been trying to do more walking to keep myself active. I have also been slowly getting back into quilting. The blog hops I have been in recently have helped, I think my mojo may be returning.

Now let's get to the 'Hearts on Fire' blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let me Quilt. The rules ...

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January 4, 2021
What I learned in 2020 from Quilting & Learning

I suspect that everyone has been feeling a little off balance this year. I went from periods of incredible productivity to periods of total lethargy. Sometimes these periods lasted weeks and sometimes it was all within a few days or hours. 

Without consciously choosing it, my word of the year for 2020 was Frenzy!

What I learned in 2020

The year started as every other year. I had been working from home since the beginning of December 2019, but had no idea at the time that in a few months everyone else would be doing the same!

Small Projects

This ...

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2021 - My Stitching Resolution from Quilting & Learning

 My first resolution is to try to keep up with the dates in my calendar - sorry I'm late to the party Carla

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December 30, 2020
My Quilting Resolution Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

   Thank you Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks for hosting this blog hop!  I normally do not make News Year's resolutions, I don't want the stress of not accomplishing them hanging over me all year long. This year, as we all know has not been kind to anyone. So out with the old and in with the new kinder, gentler, I hope year ahead. 

To avoid getting overwhelmed by my resolutions in 2021 my goals are simple, as the best resolutions are stress-free. I aim to not accomplish my goals in one month but over the course of ...

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December 26, 2020
The Best of 2020 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I hope all of you have been enjoying (the best you can) the holiday season.  I always spend the last few weeks of every year, reflecting on the past year and planning for the next.  Every year Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) holds the Best Of event.  I thought I would share some of my best finishes of 2020.

One of my favorite finishes for the year was probably this scrap quilt I made back in June.  I love to make string blocks and I really love to make them in all different colors and block sizes.  This quilt was actually ...

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December 21, 2020
Tree traditions from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Holiday Tales and Traditions blog hop! Bernie at Needle and Foot organized this hop to spread a little holiday cheer. I know this holiday is different from all the others, and at least some of us are having a bit of a time this season. It's been a hard year, so let's pull up a chair, grab a cup of whatever you like, and share some happy stories of our holiday traditions. At the end of my post today, there is a small giveaway just to spread a little ...

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December 9, 2020
Finally, Something Fun for 2020 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This year has felt like a long nightmare - each day is followed by one just like the last.  I think many people feel that way.  

But we just have a few more weeks to get through.

Bernie over at Needle and Foot came up with a brilliant idea for breaking up the monotony.  You can travel over to her blog and see if you can "Guess Who"-  and figure out which photo belongs to which blogger.  I think there are some fun prizes planned!  I hope you check it out...

Also, Bernie has a great Etsy Shop where she sells ...

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December 2, 2020
Virtual Cookie Exchange & Christmas Blog Hop from Samelia's Mum

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Blog Hop which is hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.

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November 25, 2020
Inspired by Nature Island Batik Blog Hop - Tropicana Twist from Quilted Delights

For the past few weeks Island Batik Ambassadors have been showing off their nature inspired creations using the new fabric lines coming out from Island Batik

I got to play with Tropicana Twist designed by Kathy Engle.
 These beauties should be hitting your shops in December.

This fabric line reminded me of big bright flowers and tropical beaches. I could see yellow and orange tropical flowers with an array of green leaves, and of course the blues of the ocean. 

It is bright and colorful, right up my alley.

My design started out with a simple drawing with a lot ...

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November 1, 2020
From the Heart Blog Hop from Quilted Delights


Welcome to day three and the final day of the From the Heart Blog Hop,
hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.

It has been fun seeing the inspirational gift ideas these past couple days and today I am adding these jewelry pouches to the list and I will be Giving two of them away!! More about that at the end.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you who always come back to see what I'm up to.

I have made these before as gifts. They are quick to sew up and fun ...

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October 27, 2020
From the Heart - Candle Mat from Samelia's Mum

Welcome to my stop on the 'From the Heart' blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Sew. The idea behind this blog hop is to create small gifts (from the heart) which we can make to show our friends and loved ones that we care.

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October 21, 2020
halloween hoppin day three . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It's the last day *and* my day, YAY! 

When I first read the criteria of this hop — I’m going to make this really simple this year, I’d love to see a project with “Purple” in it, but seriously I’ll be happy also if it doesn’t …What’s Halloween tho without a bit of purple? You are free to make something new, or show a past project you’ve created — I knew this was a hop for ME!  Anyone that knows me, knows I love purple! All you have to do is look at a few ...

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Halloween Hoppers Blog Tour from Flying Parrot Quilts

Welcome to the final stop on the Halloween Hoppers blog tour! If you’ve not dropped by before, this is the home of the Epic Halloween Quilt-Along, above, but before we get to that, I want to share a simpler pattern.

For those of you who don’t know me, my background is in science, and so I often make science-inspired quilts. The first science quilt pattern I wrote was for Potions, a quilt inspired by glassware in chemistry labs. As it happens, though, this also makes a great Halloween quilt, as shown in this little pillow!

Potions Halloween pillow by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts |

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October 8, 2020
Morrison Park Tour and FREE BLOCK from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I hope you have been enjoying Pat Sloan’s Morrison Park tour. Unfortunately, the fabric could not make its way across the seas to the great Southern land so, I had to improvise. I had fun re-colouring my patterns using the rich colours of Morrison Park. There are so many gorgeous prints to play with it...

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