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May 26, 2015
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME VINTAGE? from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week and the last session of El's Kitchen BOM was being held.  Above teacher Marilyn shows us her finished quilt!
This is a close-up of one of her blocks.  That little apron is so cute.
And this is a close-up of the little flower on her basket in the center of her quilt.
Sue C. had her quilt finished too.
This is a close-up of her apron block.
And these are the appliques that Sue is going to put around her center basket.
These women are so generous.  There ...

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May 20, 2015
BOM, POM, BOW and GBOM from Pointless Quilter

Not a comic strip reference but Block of the Month, Pillow of the Month, Block of the Week and Guild Block of the Month.  Oh and I finished a baby quilt and finished knitting a pillow.  First the Block of the Months.

The last month of Fat Quarter Shops Designer Mystery BOM

Fat Quarter Shops Snapshots Block of the Month.
Pat Sloan's Vacation Block of the Month
And the Shabby Fabrics Pillow of the Month for May


And Farm Girl Vintage Block of the Week


 And this is our guild's Block of the Month.


And in March I ...

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May 16, 2015
Daisy, daisy, tell me your answer true... from Not Afraid of Color

The RSC2015 color is green for the month of May.

This is May's cow block... in greens!

I call her Daisy for the flowers on her head and her nose.

Sorry about the wrinkles but honestly I couldn't be around this block long enough to really iron it.
This is an Adolescent block... it refused to work with me,  would not do what I wanted it to do, did not want to do ANYTHING I asked of it. Rip. Rip. Rip again.

Let's just look at the pretty fabrics, shall we?
Check out the little dragonflies and ...

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May 15, 2015
Lacuna Sampler Quilt Pattern from Gen X Quilters


Let me introduce to you the Lacuna Sampler Quilt Pattern.  I'm very proud to show off this quilt. I've been working on it for its big debut at Quilt Market this weekend with the introduction of the new fabric line Pie Making Day by Brenda Ratliff for RJR Fabrics.  

This quilt design came together so easily.  There was just something about these fresh cheery colors that played so well as the "wheels" in the Cheyenne block.  It was one of those "Ah-ha" moments where I was like "That's IT!!!" and I couldn't wait to begin work ...

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May 1, 2015
Moccasin Block of the Month Club - May from Gen X Quilters


The Moccasin Block of the Month Club goes Dresden in May!  Today the pattern goes out for this classic Dresden Plate block which is the focal center of the sampler quilt.  

This block is absolutely gorgeous.  I love how radiant it looks against the purple background.  A note on the background color here: this is the only block in my colorway that has a purple background.  All my other blocks are set with either orange (x) or yellow (+) backgrounds.  So for those of you working with your own palette, here is a chance to really make the Dresden block pop ...

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April 29, 2015
29. APRIL 2015 – GAIL PAN PATTERNS SAL from Patchwork Atelier

HALLO IHR LIEBEN! Heute ist schon wieder Zeigetag

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More BLUE Fabric!!! from Crafty Sewing and Quilting

I purchased more batik fabric for the Vacation Time Block of the Month Quilt.  It is a beautiful blue batik fabric from Pat Sloan's line of Moda Fabric -- One for You, One for Me Batiks.


I took a photo with the other fabrics and the quilt blocks.


It is going to be perfect with the other blues!


I ordered one yard, but I hit the "End of the Bolt Jackpot"! I received 1 1/4 yards!  Super cool!


I washed and pressed it. I put it into the container with the other fabrics and quilt blocks.  It will be ...

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April 25, 2015
April Block of the Month Updagte from Pointless Quilter

Finally.  It seems like I haven't finished anything because I haven't posted, but that's not true.  I finished (almost) 14 quilt blocks for my Material Girls Block exchange which is due in June.  All I have left to do is some fancy stitching on 3 Crazy quilt blocks.  (We all put our 'order' in on what kind of block we wanted.)  And then I have to sign each block.  Can't show pictures though.

See this lovely sign.  My sister Brenda cut the vinyl for me months ago, and I finally got around to painting it.  I ...

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April 24, 2015
More, More, More BOM Blocks from Gen X Quilters

It's starting to become pretty apparent that I'm a block girl.  If I can see it, you all must clearly see it, right?  Sometimes it's so much easier to see things in others rather than yourself.  In other families, I can always easily pick out which kids look like the mom, and which kids look like the dad.  But in my own family, goodness..... it's hard to see if any of my boys look like me?

Same can be said for my quilting style I guess.  My mom would make comments about certain things being my ...

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April 20, 2015
Wool Applique BOM from Peachy Pages

Is anyone following along with this year's BOM from Buttermilk Basin?  It's a freebie that Stacy has designed and posts via her Facebook page and blog each month.  These little wool applique blocks are just so cute!  Here are my first 3 blocks...

Buttermilk Basin BOM - Heather
...and Debbie is stitching along with me too...
Buttermilk Basin BOM - Debbie
Linking up with BOMs Away today!


Heather

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The Beehive Quilts – Double Star Block from Christa Quilts

This month I’m pleased to be a part of The Beehive, a quilt block tutorial series hosted by Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts.

My block of the month is called Double Star, which finishes at 12″ x 12″.

Double Star Block

Be sure to hop on over to Alyce’s blog for the Double Star block tutorial, plus see what the block looks like in repeat, and check out Alyce’s version in an alternate colorway. If that’s not enough, there’s also an extra bonus for EQ users!

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Click here for links to all of the Beehive block tutorials.


Filed ...

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April 17, 2015
Other uses for BOM Block Patterns from Gen X Quilters

This project started out as a March Mini, but alas..... I didn't finish it in March.  And it also didn't end up a mini.  Que sera, sera.

Instead it's a giant floor pillow.  I picked up 3 of these 26" down pillow forms at Ikea thinking my kids need reading/tv pillows.  Here's the first.  I hope it encourages more of the reading..... than the tv....  

so far it's only encouraged fighting.  Better get moving on the companions.
I went to the ever-growing collection of BOM block patterns I have written over the past few ...

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April 16, 2015
Aurifil 2015 Designer of the month from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

Mars est le mois de Kimberly Jolly pour le mini d'Aurifil.

Je me suis inspirée des couleurs de printemps pour ce mini quilt très lumineux de 15.5in x 18.5in / 39cm x  47cm
et j'ai laissé parler mes fonds de tiroirs :


 tout un lot de charms verts associés à un imprimé de papillons sur fond jaune


et une petite touche de rouge au centre et en bordure


quilting de lignes droites et de serpentins


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April 12, 2015
Flimsy Finish! Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM from Red Letter Quilts

I added 12 alternate blocks + 10 setting triangle blocks.
Houston, We have a flimsy!
Whew!

What a fun Block of the Month! When it began last fall, I found the denim color, hand-dyed yardage loitering deep within my stash. For five years it had served great purpose, providing stability to the many blue fabrics stacked upon it while waiting to someday be over-dyed.
Hmm, If I'm to break my strict No New Starts rule with Jacquelynne's tempting QAL, I reasoned, I can clear some stash and rid of another 'maybe I will use this someday' skeleton projects and ...

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April 6, 2015
Have you heard of QuiltAlong.net? from Gen X Quilters

Have you had a chance to browse QuiltAlong.net?  If you've never been to QuiltAlong.net before, Terri Ann had the wonderful idea to host a site for those of us who enjoy a good quilt along (QAL).  The site is a directory of current and past quilt alongs, along with a list of sewing or quilting link parties.  The site launched in January of this year.


Sound up your alley? QuiltAlong.net showcases and catalogs QALs that are both free and paid patterns.  It's a great reference if you're looking to join a group project.  Each ...

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April 2, 2015
Du mini, du country et un tag from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin





Mini Quilt du Mois de mars de Croixpatch74

et celui tout nouveau pour le mois d'avril, avec des restes minuscules :


même pour le dos


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Blocs 1 et 2 terminés, blocs 3 et 4 en cours du quilt mystère de Marie-Claude Picon-Iperti "My secret garden" pour Quilt Country (42 et 43)


Tissu Crazy for Red de Minick & Simpson + uni Kona Cotton
broderies en fil Lana d'Aurifil

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Enfin j'ai été taguée par Cécile de Patchwork Inspirations qui m'invite à répondre aux dix questions concoctées par le blog des Points contés

1/ Appartiens-tu à un club ou patchworkes-tu seule ...

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April 1, 2015
Moccasin Block of the Month Club - April from Gen X Quilters

I'm excited to show you April's block for the Moccasin Block of the Month Club.  Today the pattern goes out and I can't wait to see what you do with this one.

This block is an original design called Bosonic String.  It is based on the form of the classic Old Maid's Puzzle block, but I've simplified it a bit and made the focus of the block a set of strings in the main large triangles.  Strings make such a unique addition to a block.  Have you tried strings before?  I think you'll be ...

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March 31, 2015
31. März 2015 – HASENBACH CHALLENGE MÄRZ from Patchwork Atelier

HALLO LIEBE LADIES! Heute ist Monatsende und somit wieder Zeigetag bei der lieben Katrin@Cattinka. Wir nähen die Muster von Claudia Hasenbach @Claudias Quilts.

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"Your Place or Mine?" top is finished from Wendy's Quilts and More

I'm delighted to say that I have finally finished the top of "Your Place or Mine?'.

These are the best photos I could do by myself - it's too big to hang on the clothes line!



and another photo taken with a different camera - it's very hard to capture the colours accurately.



I took this before I sewed the borders on, but it really shows how vibrant the felt is in this quilt. I love how the Kaffe fabrics complement the felt too.



Here's how it will look on our bed eventually:




I did have some hesitation ...

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March 27, 2015
Moccasin Quilt Kits featured at Missouri Star Quilt Co. from Gen X Quilters


Moccasin Sampler Kits are being featured on the front page slideshow banner over at Missouri Star Quilt Co.  If you've been thinking about joining in the fun for this year's BOM, take a look at these kits.

The kit includes all the fabric to make the quilt top, binding yardage and all 12 printed patterns in the Moccasin set.  The fabrics in the kit are the same RJR Cotton Supreme Solids I used to make my sample.  If you've never worked with RJR Solids before, you should give it a try.  They were a dream to piece ...

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