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August 10, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I am a little afraid, I am getting too far behind on tiny tuesday blocks, but I remind myself that most of the time they are fun and quick enough to make. And just to help me out, there wasn't one this week.


I don't know why this looks so unpressed. I did press it..... must be gremlins.



I am linking to:
rsc19 super saturday

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August 2, 2019
Wonky Stars – Bright Beginnings from Clever Chameleon

Wonky Stars quilt flimsy first section

This month I am getting into my Island Batik Ambassador challenge really early. What a Star!

If you think that the enthusiasm is caused by new supplies, you’d be spot on! A new box of goodies from Island Batik always gets the creative juices flowing. The Island Batik Ambassador Challenge for me for August is to make a project featuring a star block of my choosing. I have long wanted to do something with wonky stars, so now is the time.

Blueberry Patch fabric collection by Island Batik.

I’ve already finished my August flimsy, and I didn’t even change my mind about what I ...

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July 15, 2019
Retreat finish (the final one) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Some time ago (it may be years now) I decided it was time to use some of the 2½” strips that I had cut perhaps years before that. You see, this is a story of epic proportions. Because years before either of those I began worrying that I would leave behind tons of fabric when I go. What foolishness! Still, I worked on a series of small quilts. 



The nursery rhyme series: Nimble and Quick was a blue bargello, both versions of He Loves Me was Dresden plate applique, Around a Girl's World, The Coolest Bug Collection, That Was ...

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July 14, 2019
Retreat Finish (the second one) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Before I show you my new finish, I thought I'd show you what is going on in the studio. It is not a happy sight, is it? Ahh, that's how it goes. Chances are that it's never going to embroider again. 


Not that it has embroidered any for me anyway. Firstly, it made horrible stitches. Secondly, as we discovered today, the gizmo that holds the PC card is broken. So I have hundreds of designs that I can't use. 

The news gets worse: I've invested more money in the machine than it's worth. Have ...

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July 9, 2019
The Organized Quilter from Repro Quilt Lover

Let me begin by saying this is an aspirational post. I am not an organized quilter or an organized anything, really. But, I need an organized system to accomplish what makes me happy; maybe you can relate.

I am going to assume if you are reading this blog you like to quilt. And, therefore, are probably a creative person — a “creative type.” Generally, we creative types are free spirits, which doesn’t translate well into focus, planning and organization. But, if I give in to the free spirit and let it run my days, those days are ruled by a ...

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July 6, 2019
Blocks among the flowers from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and welcome to yet another hot, sticky day.  Gosh, it has been sooo hot and sooo humid all week.  The fourth was so bad that there were a few times I started to think that it was getting hard to breathe, so we skipped the fireworks and watched some of them on TV.  Not the same, but apparently the humidity made it so that the smoke just kind of hung around instead of drifting away, which made everything really unpleasant.  Best to be in the air conditioning, I think!

We did have some house showings on the holiday ...

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July 4, 2019
Pin It Weekly #284 July 4th from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

To my American followers Happy Independence Day!

How To Make A Barn Quilt:

Fourth of July Face Painting: 4th of July Food Ideas :):


America's Most Beautiful Gardens: patriotic pom-pom wreath I made for the 4th of July and it's so easy you'll want to get the kids involved. Everything about this wreath is simple including:

This would work for President's Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day....:


Happy Tuesday Everyone, In lieu of Independence Day next week I thought I’d make a patriotic door hang for all of you! It turned out so cute, especially with the bow, don’t you think? To get started you’ll need to pick up: -monogram -mini stars (I ended up using 16 but every letter is going...Read More »:

Independence Day Wreath @Monica Forghani Forghani Forghani Forghani Earp another pretty one!:

Flag Fruit Pizza:

AllThingsNew: 4th of July Party Decor. Napkin, silverware and beverage glass in one: Fourth of July Patriotic Oreo Pops--great idea!:

And what can a quilter do to celebrate? Be inspired with red white and blue quilts, of course!

Make and donate, if you wish, a Quilt of Valor. Diane Tomlinson made this one with a star block and easy strip-pieced stripe blocks. Allegiance quilt kit and digital pattern available!: red and blue and white quilt. is it too specific to have a 4th of july parade watching quilt? I think not. The people sitting next to us this year had one and it was precious!

sail boat quilt ~ this is so cute for a boy...and I love the red, white, and blue themed fabrics!:

Red White and Blue Quilt:
This is a Great look for a Quilts of Valor project. It has the proud red, white, and blue colors but with just a little difference that makes it more unique. (from Stitch by Stitch):
Chevrons and Stars - Quilted Living by Gerri Robinson - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber:


Red, white and blue-so simple because it is done using all half square triangles:

Quilts of Valor, Wave Quilt Pattern by The Sweet Tea Girls!:

Stars & Stripes  This is absolutely beautiful and such a creative use of the Drunkards Path.:

PLEASANT HOME: Quilt No. 1, s sew as you go strip quilt for son #1 and his wife.:

Here's hoping you have a wonderful, family-filled July 4th weekend! And if you're a veteran, know that we appreciate your service always.

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June 29, 2019
blue scraps from Making A Lather

I was in the left lane, and I noticed the car up ahead was in the right lane at a dead stop. I wondered what was wrong. Fortunately, I slowed to be sure everything was all right. Then I realized we were waiting on a new family of ducks. Oh, they were so cute and so very tiny. I wish our world took better care of our small and vulnerable things.


I have blue woven checkerboard blocks made for the rainbow scrap challenge.


And a blue scraptastic star is finished.



I was in the mood to sort through my batik ...

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June 22, 2019
liberty sewing from Making A Lather

I did have a finish yesterday - yay me
I guess working on this quilt is the most blue sewing I have done this week for the rainbow scrap challenge. This is one of those "I didn't see it coming" projects. It isn't even on the list of important finishes I want to get done. But, once I sorted it out, I just had to keep working on it. I have been piecing the squares to go around the framed pieces and join them together.



I did put the point on the blue crayon - what an effort.


I made ...

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June 15, 2019
blue crayon from Making A Lather

I didn't get much blue sewing done this week for the rainbow scrap challenge. I had a steroid injection in my back and it was fine, but stressing over it had me a little blah. I did sew a blue crayon together for the crayon quilt.


I started making little tulip blocks, just for fun. It is a new Bonnie Hunter pattern in quiltmaker magazine called blossom time. Each block requires very little thinking or fabric, so I grabbed a scrappy bucket and cut a few just to try. My only problem is borrowing little 4 patches from the ...

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June 8, 2019
blue scraps from Making A Lather

My blue drawer hasn't been loved on in a long time. The color drawers we have already had for the rainbow scrap challenge are tidy, except green. I don't know what happened, but I didn't sort through the drawer.


I am glad it is time to sort through blue. I have noticed that even if I have an organizational plan in my color drawers, the minute I need something, it is toss and tumble.


first up for the rainbow scrap challenge and the dark blue month of June, is my flying home blocks. I had enough of ...

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May 26, 2019
This weeks finishes from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I'm so excited to say I had finished my first woven rug.




Very pleased with how it turned out and the length is perfect for in front of the stove.



Next is one to lay in front of the sink.



Also finished "one thing with Amy" for this week
It was to take this woven fabric and cover these two pillow I have in the car.



The fabric I wove was not wide enough to a be wrap I was wanting so after some thought, decided to use some it.




It was a lot easier than I thought. I ...

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April 16, 2019
Pond Life – Colour & Inspiration Tuesday and Link Party from Clever Chameleon

Grumpy Frog colour scheme at Clever Chameleon

Waaay more excited about my Pond Life baby quilt than this frog is!

Today I have been working on the Pond Life quilt that I introduced last Tuesday. Want to see how it’s going? And find out who is featured from last week’s link party? Well, read on, Macduff!

accuquilt challenge logo with Island Batik

What and Why is the Pond Life Quilt?

For April, the Island Batik Ambassadors have been set the challenge of using the Accuquilt Ready. Set. GO! system we received in January to make a baby quilt.

Ready Set GO cutter from accuquilt

The GO! Cutter is not a new-to-me toy. I bought one several years ...

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April 2, 2019
2018 – Delectable Yellow from Lotus Cove Quilting

I just realized that I hadn’t posted on this blog about the quilt I made last summer for my daughter, who is now a junior at SUNY Geneseo, majoring in Art History. The school’s colors are blue and white, so it doesn’t completely match.

Long enough for her dorm bed, this was made from indigoes and yellows from my stash, using a modified Delectable Mountains block and free motion quilted on a longarm. While I hoped to make a dent in the dark blues, my stash is still blue-heavy.
2018 Delectable Yellow
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 3
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 2
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 1
This was before I bought my longarm, so ...

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March 20, 2019
Beautiful Cardinal Quilt from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Yesterday I quilted this beautiful customer quilt.  I just love it!  She did an awesome job piecing it too.  As I was quilting it I kept thinking that I needed one of those Cardinal panels.  I may end up buying one but then again who knows when I would have time to sew it up.  :)  Anyway...I enjoyed quilting this beauty. 
 We decided to use this quilting design because she didn't want the quilting to compete with the cardinals.  That's also another reason that I love Glide thread.  It's so fine that it doesn't take away ...

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February 26, 2019
A VERY Full Post from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been sewing, but I fell behind on my photography, so hold on to your hats--lots of stuff in this post!

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February 5, 2019
New Lunar Year, New Ambassador Year, New Fabrics, New Colours! from Clever Chameleon

Fabric colours for 2019 at Clever Chameleon Quilting blog

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Today, Tuesday February 5th, is Chinese New Year and also my 1st Island Batik Ambassiverary. 2019 is Year of the Pig and in the next few weeks we will have several cute piggy appliqués on the blog to celebrate. But first, we get to herald in the New Lunar Year with Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. The Chameleon thinks this is a very good sign for 2019!

pig sculpture
The bronze pig sculptures in our Adelaide CBD. This little piggy is my favourite.

And today is not just any Colour & Inspiration Tuesday either. It is none other than the ...

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January 25, 2019
Path Interrupted - PQ 10.2 from Sew Sunshine


"Path Interrupted"
 is my Project Quilting 10.2 for the 
red, white and blue theme.
20" x 27"
improv pieced
improv walking foot quilting in a woven pattern of organic lines
made in Ne.
I have to admit that red, white and blue are not my favorite combination of colors. I thought about just using 2 colors but I could not think of what I wanted to make for this challenge. In the mean time I was getting the email updates from Amy's creative Side on getting started with Improv. I adore improv and while I have not been ...

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January 18, 2019
Big Sky ~~ a slow quilting finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been working on a small art quilt for a couple of months. 



A stunning sunset here at home reminded me of a picture that I took in Montana on our last vacation. Thank goodness Google photos has a search feature, because even then it takes a while. 



That sunset--the day fading into blue, the streaks of whitish cloud, the navy blue of the impending darkness--held me spellbound until finally the last rays of light melted away. The clouds were floating in front of the blues of the sky and I tried to pick that up with my stitches ...

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November 5, 2018
Gina's Surprise ~~ finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Maybe I should name this quilt Mary and Gina's Surprise. I finished the entire quilt in only a few days, so I am surprised.


Gina, however, is the one with the really big surprise. She is expecting a boy mid-January. Gina is my niece and is about 32 years old. She has always said no children, ever. Plus, she has two nephews of her own that she's especially close to. I suppose you could say she helps in raising them and that was enough for her.

But, you know, things can change. A girl in her thirties can ...

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