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April 20, 2018
Northern Woods Blog Hop! from Quilting Affection



Greetings everyone!  I'm so delighted that Nan Baker, asks me to part of this Northern Woods Blog Hop. I received Nan's Island Batik signature collection, Northern Woods in my Island Batik Ambassador box.  


I have been using the beautiful Northern Woods collection in my ambassador projects for the last couple months.  I love this collection and how it brings the colors of the forest to you. 

So, let me show you some of my projects that I have been using with this fun and exciting collection.

First, in March the ambassadors were tasked to try a new technique ...

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April 19, 2018
Topsy Turvy! from quiltscapes


Last December my cute blog friend, Carla @ Creatin' in the Sticks set out to make 30 quick quilt blocks in 30 days, and featured the tutiorials and quilts on her blog.  Sharing a daily dose of easy squares, it became so popular that Carla has created a blog hop for a few of her followers to showcase their favorites, and welcome to Day Nine!
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April 17, 2018
Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Happy Sunshine and Quilters from Clever Chameleon

Today we are doing something a wee bit different for Colour Inspiration Tuesday…..  we are going inspiration hunting.

And while we’re at it, let’s spread a little happy sunshine around!

Happy Sunshine colour scheme

That’s right, this week  I want to invite you to the  2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. It’s open season on new quilt bloggers right now….  and a great time to hunt for some great new blogs to add to your reading list.

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The New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

There are 32 new and newish quilt bloggers participating in this year’s New Quilt Bloggers blog ...

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April 16, 2018
Stash Statement Book Tour from Goer

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation has released her new book, Stash Statement.  I am excited to be making a quilt to help kick off the book. The blog hop starts today on her blog.

The book tour blog hop runs now through mid-July, featuring one pattern per week. Today you can see Shelley and Connie's versions of the cover quilt, Grand Bazaar. Mine is coming in May. Here's a peek of my progress on the scrappy bits.

Here's the full schedule of the hop. Save this post to check back here each week or follow Kelly so ...

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Craft Room Destash Challenge – Scrappy Shadow Appliqué Pillow Cover from Clever Chameleon

Another project for the fabric scrap lovers…..

Are you a hardcore fabric scrap hoarder? I mean, do you keep all your scraps, even All the Little Bits? I’ll admit, I am and I do. I have them in large tubs, sorted roughly into colour groups. But, in my defence, I also know a technique that makes good use of those small fabric scraps. So that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. </p>
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Let's Talk Stash from Sew Preeti Quilts

Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation recently wrote a book - Stash Statement.  Then she sent me an email. And I burst into a song...


The email was fantastic.
When I received it, I was ecstatic.
Stash Statement Quilts was on its way
Would I like to play?
I jumped in with both feet.
Watch this space, it is going to be a treat.




With rhyme and reason, excitement and anticipation, I have to tell you that today is the day when the Blog Hop for Stash Statement begins. 



The book is full of eye-candy, cool techniques and fabulous patterns. I ...

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Week 1 New Quilt Bloggers Hop & Giveaway from MMM Quilts

When we first started talking about and planning for this hop back in January of this year, April seemed pretty far away. And now it's here!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to week one of the hop where we introduce quilt bloggers who are new to Quilting BlogLand. My hive named themselves In Stitches.

Carrie of Carrie Bee Creates made our button. That's one of her own quilts!

This week I hope you will visit Gail @ Quilting Gail and Rachel @ Rachel Rossi Design and show them some comment love!

I hope you will also have time ...

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Week 1 New Quilt Bloggers Hop & Giveaway from MMM Quilts

When we first started talking about and planning for this hop back in January of this year, April seemed pretty far away. And now it's here!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to week one of the hop where we introduce quilt bloggers who are new to Quilting BlogLand. My hive named themselves In Stitches.

Carrie of Carrie Bee Creates made our button. That's one of her own quilts!

This week I hope you will visit Gail @ Quilting Gail and Rachel @ Rachel Rossi Design and show them some comment love!

I hope you will also have time ...

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Stash Statement Blog Hop Kickoff! from Liz Makes Crafts

Today is the kickoff day for the Stash Statement Blog Hop tour. Stash Statement is a new book from Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation, and I'm thrilled to be part of this blog hop!

I love the look of improv, but I'm afraid of doing it. As a former software engineer and current owner of a very mathematical brain, it is a challenge for me to improvise even under guidance. That is why I so welcome Kelly's approach which combines improv piecing and traditional piecing for one-of-a-kind quilts that caters to my need of order and ...

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April 13, 2018
30 Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop from MooseStash Quilting

When sweet Carla calls...
you just have to say YES!
And a "yes" it was, from me.
I hope your loving 30 Quilt Blocks, in 30 Days, as much as I am.

They say...
for every action, there is a reaction!
I'm here to tell you it's true, and I'm sharing my 
"Reaction" block today.
This is my sample block. It finishes at 10 1/2" square.
Just 4- 3"x 5.5" blocks of 2 contrasting fabrics.
Carla walks you thru just how to piece these together 
I used an "Island Batik" Stack (10" squares ...

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A Vintage Inspired Quilt – Looking back, Moving forward from Clever Chameleon

The Island Batik Ambassador Challenge for April is “Looking Back: Vintage Quilts Inspiring New Creations”.

And I am having a ball. The only trouble with looking back as you’re moving forward, is that you can get tripped up…… and end up down a rabbit hole……..

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So, where to begin?

I can’t possibly tell you everything I have explored under the topic “Vintage Inspired Quilts” lately, but it is fair to say that I wasn’t really sure where to start with this challenge. “Vintage” is a category of quilt that I thought I didn’t like very much ...

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April 7, 2018
Postcard Blog Hop from On The Go Quilting

Last month I joined a Postcard Exchange hosted by Patti over at Elm Street Quilts.  You can go HERE to read about it and see the complete postcard parade but check out my page first.

Several of us have agreed to share our two postcards, both the one we sent and the one we received , here on our blogs during this Blog Hop.  There’s also a Postcard Parade going on over at Pattie’s blog and you see about 100 fabric postcards there.

We were each asked to give the typical personal information; name and address; as well as ...

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Postcard Swap Parade with Elm Street Quilts from Clever Chameleon

Postcard Swap with Elm Street Quilts and a free Virtual Quilted Postcard for you!

What feels like a very loooooong time ago, Patty of Elm Street Quilts decided to organise something that I thought would be a very fun idea….. a postcard swap. A little voice said…. “You’re too busy. You have enough projects for now.” I said “Shush, party pooper voice” and signed up anyway!

Fast forward a couple of months and I have made and sent my postcard. I have received a postcard in the mail. And now it is time for the big reveal! 

I’m ...

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April 6, 2018
Hunter's Star from Quilt Fabrication

Last week, more happy mail arrived!

Studio 180 Designs Petite Rapid Fire Hunters Star ruler

Specifically, this Petite Rapid Hunter's Star Template by Deb Tucker at Studio 180 Design

I was lucky to have won this by commenting on a blog that participated in the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop hosted by Seams to be Sew. I've seen this ruler for a number of years, and I'm pretty excited to finally get my hands it!


The Hunter's Star quilt has been on my bucket list for quite some time. And this ruler could not have come at a better time, as I'm participating ...

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Tacked Up - 30 Blocks 30 Days from Quilted Delights



Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks is hosting 30 days of simple quilt blocks.
Each day in April she is showcasing a new block with directions and pattern ideas.  
Today I get to help showcase block #6  Tacked Up.  

I am ready for Spring so I decided to use some lovely spring fabric.  I used a bright pink in place of the white in the original block and a bright yellow to replace the gray.  I also changed the corners a bit by alternating two different fabric instead of using just one. It has given the block a whole new ...

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April 3, 2018
OMG (One Monthly Goal) plan for April from Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

Well, I am putting the wool table runner on the back burner for now as I have a couple of "deadline" items that need to get done.


I am adding this information to the group over at Patty's blog.  The link will take you directly to the post showing all the goals.


I will have 2 main goals for April, one I can show but the other is a secret until my day for the blog hop.


First goal:


Complete this lap throw


It is made from shirts from the mother of one of my friends.  It measures approximately ...

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April 2, 2018
30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop from Quilt Fabrication

Heads up everyone: the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop, hosted by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks, is off and running!

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days
                                                       
Though my day isn't until April 28, there is a new block and a new blogger participating every day, for 30 days! That means for the month of April, there's plenty of quilt block eye candy to view! 

So here's the list of bloggers and quilt blocks:


Date
Project Designer
Block

April 1st

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April ...

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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
Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop: Postage Plus from Liz Makes Crafts

Today is day 4 of the Modern Plus Sign blog hop, and I'm super excited to show off the Postage Plus quilt from Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander's fabulous new book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts!

Image credit: C & T Publishing

How much do I love this book? A lot. I even bought my own physical copy, because I just love to sit on my favorite chair and flip through the beautiful book, enjoying the writing and styling, and dreaming of the quilts I'll make in the future. The Plus Sign is a very traditional block, but it has been interpreted in a completely new way in this book. There are so many different variations, as well as different techniques, that there is really something for everyone!

When I was deciding which quilt to make for the hop, I was immediately attracted to Postage Plus for one simple reason: I had envisioned the perfect color palette. I knew I wanted something that was dark hot pink and hot pink offset against a white / gray scrappy center, so that's exactly what I ended up doing.

I used cerise and berry for the background, which are such great colors. For the center plus sign, I pulled together some white and gray fabrics from my stash.

One reason I was so excited to use the berry and cerise color is because I wanted to use hot pink thread to quilt this. I created a wavy design that flows behind the plus.

I've been needing a hot pink quilt in my house, and now I have one! It was so much fun and so easy to make.

Modern Plus Sign has many other fabulous quilts, and they'll all be featured throughout the blog hop. You can get an autographed copy from Cheryl, Paige, or you can get a non autographed copy from Amazon.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the other stops on today's blog hop:

Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Bernie @ Needle & Foot
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Stacey @ Stacey in Stitches
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Here is the full ...

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March 23, 2018
Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop {Pinwheel Plus Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is my day to share as part of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts blog hop! I am so honored that Cheryl and Paige have asked me to make a quilt for the blog hop celebrating the release of their wonderful book!

Photo Courtesy C&T publishing

This book is extremely fun because it incorporates a wide variety of different techniques to create striking modern quilts!

The quilt from the book that I've created is a smaller version of the Pinwheel Plus quilt. Here's a picture of the original quilt:

Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing

I decided ...

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