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August 15, 2019
Coming Home Progress Report from The Cozy Quilter

My husband and I went to visit our daughter for the long weekend so on our way there and back, I stitched in the car.  I brought along the house borders for "Coming Home" and got all the doors and windows and clouds appliquéd.  There was a lot of traffic in spots so I had more sewing time in the car than I usually get on our way to where my daughter lives. 




I just bought the material for the window and door on this house a couple of weeks ago specifically for this project. It reminds me of balls ...

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August 14, 2019
Garden Enchantment Block 5 from Quilting Affection


Today is the release day for the Garden Enchantment BOM Block 5.  You can now download Block 5 hereOnly 1 more month left in this Block of the Month Program, time just goes by fast.  Can't wait to see everyone's' finished quilts.



Block 5 consists of making 4 blocks that use the following units: Half Square Triangles, Flying Geese, and Diamond in a Square.  



Since we have made all these units in the past months, today's tutorial will be a quick overview.


Half Square Triangles


For this block, we will be making two different colorways, white ...

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August 5, 2019
Happy Little Things BOM block 1 from The Crafty Quilter

Welcome to the first block of the Happy Little Things Block of the Month hosted by Jacquelynne Steves! I’m honored to be one of the participating bloggers this year, and I’m so glad you’re visiting today.

Happy Little Things free block of the month by Jacquelynne Steves.

You can sign up for this free BOM here, and then you’ll receive all of the patterns and instructions directly into your inbox. You’ll also find fabric kits, pre-printed blocks in two sizes (for the block centers), quilt labels, buttons, charms and pins that all coordinate with the fabric kits on the sign-up page.

Every month there will be ...

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July 24, 2019
Happy Little Things BOM participants from The Crafty Quilter

Hey everyone! I am so excited to be participating in Jacquelynne Steves’ upcoming free block of the month, Happy Little Things. It starts on August 5 with instructions for one block each month and finishes with assembly and border instructions in November.

I'm participating in Happy Little Things BOM hosted by Jacquelynne Steves

Giveaway information

Today, Jacquelynne is having a giveaway on her blog to introduce you to all of the other participating bloggers!

Prize includes Dwellings Contempo fabric by Benartex,  Aurifil thread box designed by Jeni Baker, a package of Heat n Bond by Thermoweb, a package of Pin Mini’s which have been created to coordinate with the Happy ...

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July 15, 2019
A new tutorial for the Bow Tie Block from Jan's Quilts


My quilt guild, The Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild, has a 12" Block of the Month program.  A different member presents a block each month.  The guild asks each member to donate a BOM block each month and we then incorporated the blocks into Charity Quilts and donate them to a worthy cause.  We've been donating the quilts to Jacob's House Temecula; they do really good work in our valley and fulfill a need.

This month it was my turn to present a block, I decided on the Bow Tie Block and I wrote a new tutorial.  There ...

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July 14, 2019
Garden Enchantment BOM Block 4 from Quilting Affection


It's that time of the month in the Garden Enchantment BOM.  Block 4 is now available to download and make.  Only 2 more months left in this Block of the Month Program, time just goes by fast.



Block 4 is very similar to Block 1 in a lot of ways, except for the coloring.  For this block, you will need your Tucker Trimmer® 1, V-Block® and Square Squared® tools. We will be making 4 blocks that have the following units: Half Square Triangles, SideKick & High/Low and Diamond in a Square unit.

Half Square Triangles

Let's start with ...

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July 13, 2019
Birds, Blooms and Baskets Quilt from Pointless Quilter

This was a pattern (free by getting the clues weekly) from Piecing the Past Quilt.  This is the second one I've started through her blog, however I haven't finished the 1st one yet.  It was applique.  It's pinned and ready to quilt though.



I broke open another fat quarter pack for this one and I used 16 extra fat quarters for the back.  I also used the scraps for the border.  And if you can believe it, there was still some fat quarters left over.  Mostly the lighter colors.

After making my sister Beverly her placemats (as ...

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June 14, 2019
Garden Enchantment BOM Block 3 from Quilting Affection


Welcome back to Block 3 of the Garden Enchantment Block of the Month. 



Block 1
Month 2

To recap Block 1, we used our V-Block, Square Squared, and Tucker Trimmer to make the following SideKick & High/Lows, Diamond in a Square, and Half Square Triangles units.  Block 2, we introduced the Wing Clipper tool to make Flying Geese units.  If you missed the first two blocks and would like to catch up, you can do so by clicking HERE and don't forget to purchase your pattern also.



Month 3

Month 3 


Month 3 is now available for purchase.  You ...

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June 5, 2019
Bonheurs d'occasions... from Accroquilt

Another UFO quilt finished!  This year, I try to have some more finished and not think about them anymore.  
That one is a block of the month happened some years ago.  I don't even remember who designed the quilt.  If someone is able to tell me, I'll be happy to give credit to the designer.  Sorry for that!

***I got the information:  it's a Erin Russek design, ''Be Happy'' quilt.  Thanks to Anonyme.

Voici une autre réalisation qui dormait sur mes tablettes depuis quelque temps déjà.  C'est un bloc du mois que j'ai accumulé il ...

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June 1, 2019
June's A Time for All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy



 Here we are with June's blocks!!
I just love that in our neck of the
woods it will be getting warmer.
That means, if you are
lucky, you get to play at the lake.

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
designed this adorable block
that is a mix of piecing and applique.




I am just using all of my fun
Riley Blake scraps and stash
to create each of them.


Her bonus block for June
is this cutie.


I just love this pattern.  It is just too
cute. 


The applique block for June is this
fun one.  Great for ...

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June's Block, Dragonflies and Bumble Bees... from Quilt Doodle Doodles


http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2017.html
June is here! I was hoping to get some time in the garden last night and plant my veggies. But it looks too wet right now. I am still planning my trip to the greenhouse to pick up my tomato plants! I can't wait for a garden ripe tomato from the garden. Or a fresh caprese salad. I hope the basil plants aren't all sold out.

Now back to this month's block! It's not just one block this month, but two! This month I am celebrating bumble bees and dragonflies! I am very fond of these ...

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June's Block, Dragonflies and Bumble Bees... from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2017.html
June is here! I was hoping to get some time in the garden last night and plant my veggies. But it looks too wet right now. I am still planning my trip to the greenhouse to pick up my tomato plants! I can't wait for a garden ripe tomato from the garden. Or a fresh caprese salad. I hope the basil plants aren't all sold out.

Now back to this month's block! It's not just one block this month, but two! This month I am celebrating bumble bees and dragonflies! I am very fond of these ...

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May 31, 2019
Stargazer Block of the Month ~ Months 1 to 4 from Liz Makes Crafts

Well, I'm quite late in posting this. 4 months late to be exact. Toward the end of last year I surveyed the available block of the months starting in 2019, and I decided to join Rebecca Bryan's Stargazer BOM for several reasons: I thought the quilt was absolutely stunning, I was obsessed with star-themed quilts (still am), and I liked that Rebecca provided multiple sample colorways.

I decided to use the Princess colorway, which is a lovely combination of purples and teals. I would never have thought purples and teals went together ... but Rebecca did. And boy was ...

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May 19, 2019
Stellar BOM – Block 8 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Is it a supernova? Or Saturn? I’m not 100% sure! Saturn was my original inspiration, but in bright, sunny yellow, I’m now thinking perhaps it’s more a supernova…

AccuQuilt Qube block tutorial

Download the free pattern for block 8 here

If you’re making this kind of block design for multiple blocks, it is so perfect for chain piecing – log-cabin style of sewing the same section on each block, around and around and around you go. And with the speed that comes from cutting the shapes with the AccuQuilt, it’s a quick piece!

We can’t wait to see your ...

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May 15, 2019
Garden Enchantment BOM Block 2 from Quilting Affection


Welcome back to Block 2 of the Garden Enchantment Block of the Month. 


Block 1
To recap Block 1, we used our V-Block, Square Squared, and Tucker Trimmer to make the following SideKick & High/Lows, Diamond in a Square, and Half Square Triangles units.  If you missed Block 1 and would like to catch up, you can do so by clicking HERE and don't forget to purchase your pattern also.

Month 2
Month 2
Month 2 is now available for purchase.  You will also need the following Studio 180 Design tools to make this month blocks; Wing Clipper® I ...

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May 13, 2019
Weekly update: a movie, a musical, and quilting project progress from With Strings Attached

 I hope everyone had a pleasant Mother's Day! 

We began the week with an afternoon movie -- Red Joan. It didn't get great reviews but we really like Judi Dench, who starred as an elderly woman (which she is!) arrested in 1999 for espionage that she committed in the late 1940's.  It's based on a true story and I promptly put the book on reserve.

We ended the week with an afternoon musical -- Come From Away.  The touring production was in Milwaukee this weekend.  It's the story of the townspeople of Gander, Newfoundland, who welcomed 6 ...

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May 11, 2019
And now my Red Is a Neutral challenge from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


AHIQ has a challenge going. Ann and Kaja discussed the possibilities and introduced readers to a couple of shows in which the makers used red as a neutral in their quilts. 



I love the idea! I really wanted to get started back in January but one thing and another got in the way. Finally, I lost my guild BOM blocks when they got caught in a flood of my doing. When that happened, it occurred to me that I could simply change the colors of the blocks and meet two challenges at once. 


So figuring it out took a while ...

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May 8, 2019
X and Plus Blocks from Jan's Quilts


My guild is still making 12" blocks for our Charity Quilt Project.  These are the BOMs for this month.  I got them done early because I'm leaving on a Jet Plane before our next meeting.  I've handed them off to Jessica, she will turn them in for me.

Here's the guilds' blog post for this tutorial, we used the original tutorial by Bad Skirt but changed the dimensions to make a larger block.

May your bobbins always be full,

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Cotton Quilters' Guild May meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

While I didn't get to the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild meeting yesterday, I managed to get to the guild meeting in Cottonport. It wore me out, but I had so much fun!

Three of Irma's blocks

Mary C's blocks
We started the meeting in our usual way, but there were lots of laughs, and I took a little ribbing about my recent surgery and my derrière. Somehow we got past all that nonsense and talked about important things, like quilts and our upcoming show. 

Pam's blocks
Of course, we've been continuing our guild sampler ...

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May 4, 2019
Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt finished from Pointless Quilter


Don't even remember how I first heard of the Moda Blockheads block of the week program but I started it this year by breaking up a fat quarter pack of Hi-De-Ho from Me and My Sisters Designs (Moda fabrics) and went for it.  A nice lady from New York sent me some more fabrics when I realized that some of the blocks were so big and I wouldn't have enough big pieces to complete using the fabric line.  And then after a few blocks I decided to use the background color white more to have some continuity. 

I ...

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