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July 1, 2020
Big big news -- I'm in a BOOK! {Best of Moda Bake Shop} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is a BIG BIG DAY! It is the release date of Best of Moda Bake Shop -- and I am one of the designers featured in the book!

The book has 15 (yes, 15!) different projects featuring the whole range of precut possibilities, including some seasonal quilts! Some of the patterns were featured in the past on the Moda Bake Shop website and some of the patterns are brand new for this book!

My Garden Plots pattern, which was originally featured on Moda Bake Shop in January 2018, is now a part of this book!

This version of the quilt ...

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June 1, 2020
The Last Unicorn and other FREE STUFF from Made By Marney

Welcome to our 2019 Once Upon A Story Row-A-Long. A big THANK YOU to Marian Pena and her hours of preparation time organizing this years event.

My featured fairy tale is The Last Unicorn, by Peter Beagle.

The Last Unicorn is a lovely story about a unicorn who dreams big!

Dream Big

This paper pieced unicorn row measures 9″ x 18″. This includes the outer border. The letters “Dream Big” are machine embroidered onto the finished block. But, any word or name could be used. And if machine embroidery is not your thing, a word could be appliqued in the ...

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May 26, 2020
Yellow Butterfly Hijinks: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Yellow Butterfly Hijinks colour board at Clever Chameleon

The little blue flower that started a neighbourhood dispute…..

Or was it the yellow butterfly? Or someone else entirely…..?

Watching the local pollinators compete, you would be forgiven for thinking that flowers are scarce in Arkaroola right now. Which, I think you probably get the idea: they are not. The cooler weather, plus the months elapsed since our big rain, has resulted in a bloom of both flowers and insects. Wanted and otherwise.

But apparently some flower locales are more desirable than other blooming addresses. Even within the best Cattle Bush Restaurants there appears to be premium tables where the ...

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May 25, 2020
Hip To Be Square Pillow Tutorial from Samelia's Mum

I love layer cakes. I love those beautiful bundles of gorgeous 10" squares, all coordinated and stacked beautifully. I love that I can have a little piece of every fabric from a new designers range in a handy bundle. 

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It's cool to be square blog hop from Dreamworthy Quilts

This week is the "It's Cool to be Square Blog Hop" hosted by 
the delightful Carol of Just Let Me

Today is MY DAY!  Hooray!  I am excited to share with you some of my SQUARE projects!  My interpretation of the theme mostly features square shaped medallion quilts, but I do have a few things made from squares at the end of the post.

Generally I make rectangular quilts, but some just need to be square particularly if they are a medallion type of design.

Several years back I made a couple of unique log cabin medallion ...

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May 22, 2020
A Warm Tribute from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Quilted Legacy Blog Hop is an effort to honor the legacy of Paula Budinger, who passed away earlier this year.  Paula blogged at and later at Many of us knew her through her blog and quilts. Paula loved colorful, scrappy quilts, and made kid quilts for Project Linus. Paula also studied quilt history, learned dating old quilts, and collected antique and doll quilts. 

To celebrate Paula's life and her love of quilting, some quilter-bloggers decided on a blog hop where each one of us shares a quilt we make for a ...

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May 10, 2020
Quilted Legacy Blog Hop from With Strings Attached

I'm delighted to be among the quilting bloggers participating in 
the Quilted Legacy Blog Hop this week.

Paula Budinger passed away in February.  
Paula Budinger Although there were other seamstresses in her family she was the only one who made quilts.  She regularly made quilts for charities such as Project Linus, Jack's Basket and Covered in Love.  She collected vintage doll quilts, 19th century quilts and more recently developed an interest in studying old vintage quilts.    She often spoke of her daughter and granddaughter with great pride and lots  of love.  

Paula loved bright colors and  new challenges -- the Rainbow ...

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May 8, 2020
Nine patches for Paula from The Academic Quilter

Hello all, and welcome to my stop on the blog hop honoring Paula Budinger. Paula was a good and gentle spirit who blogged about the quilts she made at Paula B Quilts. She made a lot of scrappy quilts for kids, and donated almost all of them. I got to know her through Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, where Paula often linked up her creations. She and I sometimes chatted back and forth, like ya do, about her quilts, especially the antique quilts she collected. And she was a Wisconsinite as well, so we had a small connection there, too ...

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A destashing gift -- and the blog hop starts today! from With Strings Attached

Our friend VH called to say that a friend of hers (PL) had some fabric to give away and would I be interested?  I said I'd be happy to talk to the friend.  I called PL-- it turned out that I did know her; her daughter worked at the Zion-Benton library when I began working there. (The daughter is now 35, a hospice nurse, and mom of two.)  PL pulled out fabric and made masks for her daughter and her daughter's hospice team, after which made she realized that she doesn't like to sew all that much ...

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May 4, 2020
Hip to be Square - OMG May 2020 from Samelia's Mum

Well this past week has flown by. It's amazing how quickly time can fly by, even though the days seem to stretch out. Right?

This past week, I worked on my Easy Peasy Blanket, I made a custom cushion for a little girl called Iyla, cooked lots of food and even a little bit of baking. 

Nigella's Choc Chip Bread Pudding - sooooo yummy!

I read a couple of good books, finished a jigsaw puzzle and started another one and caught up on some Netflix. I'm slowing working my way through Blacklist.

A colourful puzzle which I borrowed ...

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Weekly update: masks, houses, rainbow rails -- and blog hop coming! from With Strings Attached

State parks were opened May 1 -- but our favorite part of the lakefront was closed this weekend due to flooding. (3.37" of rain fell on Wednesday.) We went to the marina and I hiked from that end as far as I could before encountering a 2" deep puddle that went across the trail. 

(Photo on right is not the puddle. It's a stream flowing with the lake in the background.)

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The 1/4" elastic I ordered from an eBay seller came Saturday. I wasn't careful when I shopped so I paid WAY too much -- $38 for 40 ...

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The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop with Island Batik {SCHEDULE} from Little Bunny Quilts

May is another blog hop month for Island Batik and its Ambassadors! This month all of our projects are home decor themed!

Here's the entire schedule!

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May 8:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway
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May 14:

May 15:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway
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March 25, 2020
Virtual Designer Hop Part 2 of 2 from Christa Quilts

Stay at Home and Hop With Us!

The word is to stay at home so why not just stay at home and hop with us!?! These are extraordinary times we are living through and many of us are no doubt stitching up a storm at
home! Last week I shared the first part of a long list of designers’ sites for you to explore. This week I’m back with the res of the list below. Have fun exploring and take your time to look around! ...

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March 21, 2020
Virtual Designer Hop Part 1 of 2 from Christa Quilts

Stay at Home and Hop With Us!

No doubt like me, all of your upcoming quilty events have been postponed or cancelled and you find yourself now stitchin’ up a storm at home!  Why not take a break and join me on a virtual pattern designer shop hop? Come join the fun and virtually hop on over to some of my favorite friends in the quilting industry!!

Starting today, which happens to be International Quilting Day,  I’ll invite you to explore the newest inspiration from over dozens of my designer friends.  All of them have something unique to offer ...

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March 18, 2020
~ Make Us Laugh Blog Hop ~ from Podunk Pretties

Welcome to Day 1 of the Make Us Laugh Blog Hop!  The Quilt Qwazy Queens Make Us Laugh Blog hop is hosted by Joan at MooseStash Quilting.

I'm not sure that I can make you laugh but I'm pretty sure I can at least brighten your day with a few images from my most recent happy and bright project.

A Jelly Roll Rug has been on my bucket list since the day I first saw the pattern.  So when Purple Hobbies sent me Jelly Roll Binding/Batting Tool she designed just for making these rugs I was super ...

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March 4, 2020
Quarter Cabins in Mesa Verde {Log Cabin Blog Hop with Island Batik} + {Pattern Premiere} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is my day to share as part of the Island Batik Ambassador Log Cabin blog hop!

I have been hard at work on this quilt this month -- featuring the new line, Mesa Verde! As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, Accuquilt products, and Hobbs Batting to use and share with you!

This line is a fun Western-inspired collection featuring greens, creams, golds, and browns!

For my quilt, I am using our new Honey, Bunny, and Doll pattern, Quarter Cabins, to show off these lovely fabrics! 

I used ...

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March 3, 2020
Springtime Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

Springtime seems to be coming early this year with warm days, brighter sunshine, and early flowers blooming.  This was the inspiration for a table with sunshine and springtime flowers, and one day blog hop.  Once again, I wanted to do this table with only what I had on hand, using the elements in a new way.

Springtime Tablescape at

Sunshine yellow napkins are held with watering can rings.  This was the perfect table for my grandmother’s silverplated flatware, a lovely pattern from King Edward called Moss Rose.  I only found out the pattern name a few months ago and was able to ...

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February 19, 2020
Color it Red Blog Hop from Quilted Delights

Welcome to my day of the Color It Red Blog Hop!  Hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.

All we had to do to play along was make a project that had red in it.
Today I am showing off what I made with some of my favorite shades from my stash.

I call it Diamond Bars.

There are twelve different red fabrics in this one.
I used my 9 inch Creative Grid equilateral ruler to cut out all my triangles and angled strips.

The quilt has two different type triangles, one with a small inner white triangle and ...

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February 18, 2020
Colour it Red My Day from Stitchin at Home

The rules for the theme for this months "Color It Red" blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt were simple it had to have red in it somewhere.


 Mine does but, life happens and I didn't get my project finished. Not all is lost as I do have some photos. 

under the ruler toe foot

It's about time I use up some of my stash. I am working on a new pattern and using some pieces from my stash to make it. 
The red print was from Kona Bay fabrics which I purchased a yard ...

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February 10, 2020
Log Cabin Blog Hop {Island Batik Hop Schedule} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today kicks off of the start of February's Island Batik Ambassador blog hop! Our theme this month is Log Cabin quilts!

My blog hop day isn't for two weeks, but I will show off the start of my project! I am using the Mesa Verde collection and I will be making a new version of my Quarter Cabins quilt! All of my cutting is done and I'll be sewing it up this week.

Check the Island Batik Blog regularly so you do not miss a thing! The full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using ...

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