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October 30, 2014
Sew Sweet Simplicity Block One–Times TWO! from Wedding Dress Blue

So I was late posting my block, but I did deliver twice the goods.  When a pattern is this pretty and goes together this easily, why not make two?!

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Yes, this is my take on the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM Block 1 being sponsored by Art of Home.

It is a more jewel-tone color scheme,  and I am making the centers dark.  I  have a twist planned for the setting, but we’ll see how the blocks turn out before I give that much away.

Next month I really hope to be on time sharing my block(s).  Why don ...

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Sewing and Quilting from Lily Patch Quilts

I am a bit behind on my Aurifil BOM blocks. I manage to sew this month's block and it still took me two days to do one block. I am glad I got some sewing in though.



I also needed to sew DD a pencil skirt for school. One of her teacher requires business dress with a pencil skirt. This skirt did not take long to sew at all. I might make some more in fun prints.


I also have a BOM that I would like to make from Jacquelynne Steves. I am waiting for the pattern to get ...

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October 29, 2014
Quilt Market Recap from Gen X Quilters

I've had a few days to digest and come down from my Quilt Market high.  Things went wonderfully well, however, I've come to understand I am a horrible person at documenting my trip!  I met up with so many talented people and saw so much inspiration there..... but if you look at the pictures on my phone, you only see a small fraction of the creative goodness there.  I guess I lived it and felt the energy, rather than documented it through the lens of my iphone.

I went to Market to present my first Schoolhouse session for ...

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October 28, 2014
Double BOM beginning...Le double bloc du mois débute... from Accroquilt

Présentation jeudi prochain, à la guilde, des 3 premiers blocs pour coudre le BOM ''Un art ancestral''.  Il faut en confectionner deux ce mois-ci.  Nous voulons, au bout de 6 mois, avoir 12 blocs pour assembler une courtepointe composée de blocs dont le patron remonte à 100 ans et plus.  Des blocs centenaires!

Next thursday, it will be the beginning of the Double BOM at the guild.  I'll show 3 different block patterns.  Each follower will chose and sew 2 of them.  Those block patterns have 100 years old and more.

Je donnerai un peu d'histoire concernant chaque ...

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October 27, 2014
Vice Versa Block of the Month Club - August from Gen X Quilters

August Vice Versa blocks are here! This is such a fun block called Arkansas Snowflake.  Isn't it pretty?  We're using templates to make one portion of the block.  Perhaps a chance to try something new?  Are you groaning and mad at me?  Don't worry - the template is only a small part - not the whole block.  A good chance to dip into it with most of the block pieced in a traditional way.  Remember these blocks have been getting progressively harder.  This is the last one.  Next month's block is a setting block.

Below is the traditional ...

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Vice Versa Block of the Month Club - September from Gen X Quilters

The end of the Vice Versa BOM is getting close.... can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?  For September, we are working on the setting blocks at the ends of the rows.  Remember those?  They are so simple to make using strip sets.  But they have a BIG impact on the presentation of the quilt.  Lucky for us, they whip up in a flash this month.  You deserve it after working hard in July and August.


We'll be cutting the blocks on the diagonal to make setting triangles.  So pretty!
Fabric is Pure Elements by ...

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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 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

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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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