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February 14, 2018
Killing Time and Ballet on Pointe from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I finished the Harley Davidson quilt top last week but didn't have the backing fabric that I wanted. While I had a few days of down time, I decided to sew some blue scraps together to make some small blocks. The blue bucket was spilling over. It's not that bad now, but it sure seems that I didn't reduce the volume by much.

I have a new set of rulers that we bought about a month ago. I wanted a 15" square ruler to make cutting tee shirts easier, but the set of four was cheap enough ...

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February 12, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B L U E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Dulux has also developed a beautiful tonal colour palette to complement 2017’s Colour of the Year, featuring a spectrum of blues and blue-hue tones.I've been busy sewing blue scraps together to make small blocks of 4" and 6" squares. Tomorrow, if there's time, I'll begin making some 8" squares, but I also have to take Jolie to Lafayette for new ballet shoes and then to JoAnn Fabrics for enough black backing to finish the Harley Davidson quilt. I thought I could do it using pieces from the stash, but no. It can't be done. There's just not enough black solid, even if I were to piece together all of what I have.

Since I was playing with blue ...

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February 1, 2018
Beary Colourful BOM: Blue Bear of High Hopes from Clever Chameleon

Blue Bear quilt block from Beary Colourful BOM

February! Time to meet the Blue Bear of High Hopes!

Beary Colourful BOM at Clever ChameleonI know some of you have been waiting (patiently?!) since quite early January for the next bear in the Beary Colourful BOM. I must say, I was mightily impressed at how quickly red bears started appearing after the first pattern was released, and I want to thank everyone who shared a red bear with me last month. I think we will need to have a teddy bear’s picnic at some point!

So, without further ado, here is our Blue Bear of High Hopes. I have done him twice in ...

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January 29, 2018
Colour Inspiration Tuesday: February is Blue from Clever Chameleon

February is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start getting our heads around next month's Colour Challenge colour. February is Blue, so let's have a look at what feelings and thoughts blue evokes, and explore a few blue quilts and ideas before we launch into a month of blue creativity.

The post Colour Inspiration Tuesday: February is Blue appeared first on Clever Chameleon Quilting.

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January 19, 2018
Shark from Pebble Creek Arts

I wanted to try the black card stock from the art store instead of just the paper.


This is an 20″ x 30″ white charcoal and blue pastel on black card stock. The card stock was too smooth and shiny. It made it more difficult to work on in the bright light of my studio because it was reflective. It was also harder to photograph. In addition, it didn’t hold as much charcoal as the paper. I won’t buy this stuff again. I like the shark, though.

You can see the video of this one on my YouTube ...

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December 10, 2017
Pin It Weekly #225 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What colors have you been pinning?

I'm going with gray and a soft blue because I have to choose colors for our bedroom so that we can finish the bathroom. Since I'd like the two to coordinate, I have to decide now. Ah, the stress!

Soft blues have the ability to make a space feel tranquil. My favorite soft blues are those that have a grayish undertone. In my opinion, they look more sophisticated than that of a baby blue. Depending on the lighting and the other colors in the room, some may come across more gray or green. With that said, here are my favorite grayish blue paint colors. Sherwin Williams- Sleepy Blue Benjamin Moore- Summer Shower Benjamin Moore- Smoke Benjamin Moore- Yarmouth Blue Benjamin Moore- Sant...

Something neutral like this for a second guest room. Light blue with tan.

This room is aesthetically soothing by its use of a monochromatic color scheme. The use of varying tones of soft blues is a great way to freshen a space while the white adds a level of sophistication.

Bedroom with a Peaceful Color Scheme - Walls painted in Benjamin Moore's 'Silver Gray 2131-60'.

25 Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Home Interiors and Add Vintage…Pinspiration: Brighten Up Your Apartment Decor For Summer

Beautiful blue bedrooms for girls. Or for a guest room or anything!! So light and clean!

INSPIRATION: 10 Ways to Hotel-ify Your Guest Room | The Everyday Home

Andrew Howard Design -perfectly balanced bedroom retreat - Soothing palette of blues, whites, gray, soft blue, seafoam, sage - nailhead trim, bench - White Bungalow 5 three drawer side table - crown moulding - patterned drapery, panels

These soft, bluish grays seem to be winning out. I'd like for the room to have a calm, neutral feel so that I can change out quilts on occasion. I have several that we use in the camper, but because they don't fit in the bedroom decor, I've never put ...

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December 1, 2017
Giant Hexagons Quilt from Quilting Stories

Giant hexagons

Half hexies

Half hexies

So happy to start again a new project after 10 months disability! The good thing is that I had all my time to mentally prepare it! So I had decided for this new quilt to only use fabrics from my stash, choosing my favorite hues (pink, blue and brown), among my reproduction fabrics.

I assemble hexagons, using the half hexie technique. It's a very quick and efficient method. I will write a tutorial in a next post.

This early stage is quite encouraging, I am very pleased with the appearance of these hexagons on my design board...


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November 1, 2017
Mary's Baby from Road Home Quilting

I've never met Mary, she is a new neighbor, friends of her Mom invited me to her shower.

People were extra kind to me when Alex was born, so I'm honored to welcome Mary to the club of motherhood

.....with a quilt, of course:)
I planned a quick whole cloth quilt, just stitching the motifs of this wonderful Oh Deer! (Moda). It is a favorite in my stash, waiting for an extra special occasion like this.

But when I found Pooh's Day in the Park (Quilters O-N-L-Y) in the stash, I got carried away piecing the back ...

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September 25, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Peacocks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Nature Photography: Peacock Feathers                                                                                                                                                                                 MoreHave you checked on oddities in the form of quilts? I mean, peacocks are not that common, but they sure do inspire. Perhaps it's the color, the wonder of their mating dance, or just the beauty and grace of the bird. Whatever it is, it works! Here are a few of the more colorful Pinterest peacocks.

Peacock. When I was a kid, there were wild peacocks near the local library. One day Dad & I came out and one was on top of our car! (We went back to the library for a while so he could go away.)


...BEAUTIFUL COLORS!  -  Pinned 3-26-2015.

The PIEBALD PEACOCK is the result of a genetic mutation. The meaning of piebald is that areas are left unpigmented while other areas are of normal coloration. It is a partial albinism. The color of this peacock may seem strange; however, it is beautiful.Beautiful Peacock by: Miss keeper                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Peacock-what can you NOT do with log cabin blocks?I'm guessing you didn't know there are so many beautiful peacock-inspired quilts. I certainly didn't. In fact, I didn't know that peacocks come in so many rich, jewel-toned colors. 

I haven't the faintest clue what brought me to ...

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May 16, 2017
Update 8 – 2017 Buckeye Ties from Lotus Cove Quilting

I finished most of northeast Ohio today. You can see the shore of Lake Erie and the area between Cleveland and the Pennsylvania border. Hello, Amanda, Nate, Jack, and Ivy – livin’ in the Heights!  That yellow triangle is for you, having fun at the park, with those great lake views.

Buckeye Ties Northeast Ohio

Buckeye Ties Northeast Ohio – Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula Counties and Lake Erie

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May 15, 2017
Update 7 – 2017 Buckeye Ties from Lotus Cove Quilting

Will this quilt be finished by the Genesee Valley Quilt Club’s deadline? I have to deliver it on Tuesday, May 30 for judging for the 2017 QuiltFest. I’m averaging two stars a day, so in theory I have time to complete the blocks, sew them together, and quilt. There are 49 Ohio Star quilt blocks making one huge Ohio Star, so 50 in all. If you squint a bit, you can see the white star points beginning to emerge.

Buckeye Ties design wall May14

Buckeye Ties on Design Wall 14 May 2017

A map of Ohio is superimposed on the design, so the ...

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January 9, 2017
Working on a Quiltworx pattern from Sweet T's Custom Quilting

If you have never heard of Quiltworx or Judy Neimeyer, you are truly missing out on something wonderful.  The Quiltworx line of paper pieced patterns is meticulously designed to give even the novice piecer perfect results.

Each step of the pattern is placed in a separate ziploc bag and the paper pieces are each marked so you know exactly what piece goes where.  The cutting directions instruct you to cut strips of fabric in different widths, then divide those into smaller chunks.  Those chunks become your fabric pieces during paper piecing.  Because the fabric is cut into such generously sized ...

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