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October 23, 2014
New blocks for House Warming from My Sewing Room

I finally got the little red birds appliqued last night onto the 3 blocks for month 2 of the House Warming Party BOM. These 3 blocks, plus the 4 from last month, will all go into the outside borders of this quilt.  I am really excited to work my way into the center section, which has bird houses - and more birds.  Fun!


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Look what I found! from Wenche's Pieces of Time



I was searching for roman point lace patterns:

........ and came accross something that triggered my want for making a quilt again:

Thread Head Quilt along with 9" blocks. It's from 2010/11 but everything is still there......even the Flickr group picture album.

She also made a quilt-along in 2012 with 7" blocks:


I really like these two and I might give it a go for one of them. Just have to make me some jeans and a winter coat before the winter season sets in with full force :)
Both of these quilts were designed in EQ but there ...

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October 21, 2014
Moccasin BOM Schoolhouse from Gen X Quilters


The secret is out!  If you are going to be at Quilt Market (Industry Trade Show) this Friday for the Schoolhouse sessions, please stop by and see me unveiling my new Block of the Month Club for next year.  My next BOM is called Moccasin and I am just thrilled to bring you this pattern IN PRINT and PDF!

I have been working with the wonderful folks at RJR Fabrics, using their Cotton Supreme Solids.  RJR will be kitting the fabrics and patterns to make it easy for you to run this BOM in your shop.  

Please come by Room ...

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Marcus Brothers Block of the Week finished from Pointless Quilter

In August, Marcus Fabrics started a sew along which is basically a block of the week program in which some of their fabric designers posted a block and then the final week was the setting.  Here's a link to the description of their sew along
http://www.marcusfabrics.com/features/articles/ready_to_sew_along.shtml

I had several fat quarters and fabrics that fit the civil war theme and wanted to use them up so thought this was a good thing.  I decided to not use a big border - because I don't think it needed it and because I didn ...

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October 20, 2014
Globetrotting Top from ColorBar Quilts

I am winding up some of my quilting projects before I have to pack it all up.   I have about three weeks before I need to put it all away for the movers to pack.  I had planned to have all my projects caught up but it was just not realistic.  Oh well there is always next year.  When I unpack my sewing stuff it will be like Christmas morning.  Can't wait!

My latest finish is my Globetrotting BOM quilt top.


This finished off at 59" x 59".  I put my own spin on the quilt and I am ...

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October 16, 2014
Sneak Peek at Sew Sweet Simplicity Free BOM and Giveaway! from Mountain Quiltworks



Fall is in the air and what better time to take on a new project than now?  Especially when you see this quilt!

Oops - that's not ...

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October 13, 2014
Design Wall Monday - BOMs from Life In Pieces

The weekend was cold and damp, absolutely perfect for spending time in the sewing room.  Other than some laundry and a spot of housekeeping, that's where I spent most of my weekend.  I did play editor for a bit yesterday.  Drama Teen had to write a speech for English and wanted an audience for a few practice rounds.  

Scrappy Stars just needs one more border before it's a finished flimsy.  No pictures of it today, the last 6.5" border makes it too big to photograph in my sewing room.  I've been playing around with names for ...

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Globetrotting BOM - Sydney, Paris & Barcelona from ColorBar Quilts

I am feeling so productive this week.  I finished piecing my last three Globetrotting blocks this week.  

Sydney - 



Paris - 



Barcelona - 


Now to finish piecing the top.  

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 

Cheers, 
Abby

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October 11, 2014
Block of the Month Finishes from Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

I have been doing a lot of stitching, but...(read more)

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Block of the Month Finishes from Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

I have been doing a lot of stitching, but...(read more)

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October 3, 2014
Vice Versa Block of the Month Club - October from Gen X Quilters

Today I sent out the last installment of the Vice Versa Block of the Month Club.  The October pattern gives the instructions on assembling the quilt top.  Hooray!  And Boo-Hoo.  I am happy and sad at the same time.  I've had so much fun over the course of 2014 working on this quilt with you.

FYI - October is the last pattern mailing for those who have subscribed to the BOM program.  However, sometime in November, I will be showing details on my Vice Versa finish and giving you some ideas for quilting your own quilt here on the blog ...

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October 2, 2014
To Everything There Is A Season…Block 7 from Simple Bird Applique

Here it is the beginning of another month and that means it’s time to post the next block of a block-of -the-month I launched back in April.  To see the last 6 blocks, click here.

For those that have ordered the patterns, thank you very much!!  I am really overwhelmed by the positive response to the patterns.  I’ll answer some FAQs…there will be 12 blocks in total.  The blocks measure 18″ x 18″ without the seam allowance.  There is be a beautiful center medallion that combines elements of all the blocks.  It is spectacular!  And, finally, there ...

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More BOM Finishes from Modern Sunbonnet Sue

I have been stitching a lot in the last few months, just not blogging about it. Blogging can take a lot of time, which impacts how much time I have to quilt. And life has way more important activities than spending all my extra time blogging. But, I thought I would share my next three […]

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October 1, 2014
BOM: Practical Orchard block / bloc from Accroquilt

Il y a un Double bloc du mois à la guilde.  Jeudi dernier, les premiers blocs ont été dévoilés.  3 anciens blocs dont 2 de notre choix à coudre. 

There was a BOM launched at the guild last thursday.  3 old block patterns and we sew two of them.  That's why it's called Double block of the month (DBOM).

On parle de ce bloc dans la publication ''The Ladies Art Company'', de St-Louis, Missouri, en 1895.  Voir le site web The Quiltindex.org

Someone wrote about this block pattern in ''The Ladies Art Company’’, St-Louis, Missouri, dated 1895 ...

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October's Block from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

It's the very last section to the quilt. Wow, I can't believe how quickly the time has gone! Well a winter themed quilt needs a string of lights. We have our lights up on our house all winter long. Every year I think it would be a good idea and string the lights outside before the snow falls. I really think the ideal time would be right before Thanksgiving but after Halloween. But my hubby always wants to wait until after Thanksgiving. We've been out in the snow hanging lights and they stay up until spring. Mainly ...

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September 30, 2014
September Block Quilt Doodle BOM 2014 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

I know, I know, it's another tree, an 'Evergreen Tree'. I hope you don't mind another tree but I can't have a forest unless there are a few trees. I hope to someday have a cabin in the woods next to a lake, doesn't that sound wonderful. A quiet place to go with no traffic noise. A place to listen to the birds sing... This month's block is the final block for the center section. It's a cabin in the woods.  I hope that you have fun with this month's section. I will ...

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September 29, 2014
DESIGN WALL MONDAY from The Proficient Needle

Today I'm making a picnic placemat using a 12 inch finished block in the centre.  It is the BOM project for my guild, and will be donated to the boutique for next June's quilt show.  Our coordinators for BOM will be adding lots of interesting patterns over the next few months - small gift items and also good for the boutique!
I'm making a hanging sleeve for the Mickey quilt, and have also completed my small applique project, as well as the Hexagon Hydrangeas quilt that I showed while it was in progress.  It came from a photo ...

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September 26, 2014
Quilt Labels for Vice Versa Block of the Month from Gen X Quilters

For last year's BOM, I had some custom quilt labels printed at Spoonflower and was really happy with how they came out.  I decided that I would kick it up a notch this year for the Vice Versa BOM by making the labels again...... but this time adding space for maker's to sign their work.  Of course!  Aren't we supposed to do this every time?  I am usually so bad about labeling my quilts.  Having this pre-made label ready to go makes it so much easier for me to get pumped about that very last step of ...

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Circle Tutorial plus NHMQG BOM!! from Marie's Creative Space

Hello,

Here in Southern New Hampshire we have started a new Modern Quilt Guild - New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild.  Trish and I are co-VPs which means we get to run programs!  We introduced a 12" modern BOM last month using the Modern Quilt Guild's 100 days _ Week of Techniques _ Target Practice Quilt Block

 I adapted the block down to a 12" and presented a tutorial on Easy Set-In Circles. 

This is the Tutorial for the circles, also known as the 6-minute circle, and there is a video of the sewing at the end.

For this tutorial we ...

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September 25, 2014
Something quilt related......finally from Wenche's Pieces of Time

BlockOfTheMonthButton400


SewSweetSimplicityBOM

When I found this comming BOM I thought it looked sweet and lovely. I finally had a good moment and felt a sweet touch of wanting. Wanting to make. I think I have some weet fabric that will work well for this. Or....for the first time in months (years) I will have to buy some. A good feeling to have :) 
Why don't you join in as well?
All those UFOs will have to wait just a little bit longer......



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