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November 24, 2014
Sew Sweet Simplicity Giveaway and Block #2 from Mountain Quiltworks

How are you enjoying the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM so far? I've been having such a good time with it, and it's especially fun to be one of the first quilters to get the pattern so I can put together a sample block to give you some ideas for yours!


Jacquelynne Steves is releasing her pattern for the second block today, and to celebrate, I'm having another giveaway! But more on that later.

Here is Block #2 pieced in the fabrics I chose, Soho Chic.  Winter has decended upon us and we've been dealing with snow ...

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November 18, 2014
Vice Versa BOM for Shops and Guilds from Gen X Quilters

Throughout the past year, I've had several quilt shops and guilds contact me about running the Vice Versa Block of the Month Club locally.  I am happy to announce that I now have the entire Vice Versa Sampler Block of the Month Quilt Pattern in PDF form available for both of these groups.


Attention Shops....
If you are interested in purchasing the Vice Versa Block of the Month Club for your shop, please send me an email [[email protected]] with the title "Wholesale Order Request".  Please include your shop name, location, and web address.  I will email you ...

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November 13, 2014
Back to Globetrotting from Alamosa Quilter

In an effort to have something to show you I made up block 6 for my Globetrotting quilt.


The new block is the one on the far left at the top. I haven't worked on this since May. You can read my last post about this project by clicking here. I believe the deadline for getting entered in the prize drawing is the end of November. So my goal is to have the top done by then so I can enter. I've only got three more blocks to do then assemble them all. Surely I can get that ...

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November 11, 2014
Moccasin Block of the Month Club 2015 - Subscriptions Now Available! from Gen X Quilters

Today is the day I share with you the details on next year's Block of the Month Club - Moccasin!  This quilt pattern was unveiled at Fall Quilt Market a few weeks ago and has been my passionate endeavor for the past few months.  You all know how I do love BOMs and sampler quilts.  I am super excited about this quilt and I hope you will join in and make one too!

I will be hosting a quilt-along here on the blog for Moccasin Block of the Month Club.  It is so much fun to see others progress and ...

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November 10, 2014
My latest from Pointless Quilter

I finished quilting the Pat Sloan Globetrotting Block of the Month.  Actually finished it last week.  Here you go with a couple of close ups of the quilting.  My original thought was just to do an all over design, but I just couldn't get myself to do it.




I also worked on some Christmas gifts.  Not gifts for me to give, but gifts to make for other people to give.  After all the guild boutique items was shown on my Facebook and blog, my sister and two cousins asked for some stuff for their family for Christmas.  How can ...

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November 7, 2014
November Farbkleckse from I like to Quiltblog

*edit 6.11.14
Top oder Flop?
Mein erster Farbklecks ist ein
sowohl als auch...
-weil die schwedische Gießkanne als Solche ein echter Flop ist,
aber um Granulat in kleine Öffnungen zu füllen absolut Top!
Glücklicherweise habe ich mich daran erinnert ☺
Eine (gute!) Idee von Jutta "Faulengraben"
und sie hat auch die Linkliste zu 
den Teilnehmern in der Sidebar
Top ist übrigens auch der neue 
Block of the Month 
von Diana "Quiltecke"
Lucky-Days-Free-BOM

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November 6, 2014
To Everything There Is A Season…Block 8 from Simple Bird Applique

Where did October go?!?  It’s time for me post the 8th block of “To Everything There Is A Season”, a BOM I launched back in April.  If you are new to my blog and you haven’t seen the blocks yet, here they are!  All of the patterns are available for purchase on my website Simple Bird Studio.  The patterns are available either as a digital pattern (which I will email to you) or as a paper pattern (which I will mail to you).  The choice is yours.

Block 1

spring-urn

Block 2

new hummingbird

Block 3

rose

Block 4

Summer vase photo for blog

Block 5

SUNFLOWER FOR BLOG

Block ...

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Yankee Puzzles Blocks from Lily Patch Quilts

I have been making the Aurifil BOM for each month and loved it, but this month's block was a bit different for me. I appreciate modern quilt blocks and all but I just wasn't feeling it with the November block. I remedied the situation by making a couple of Yankee Puzzles blocks instead.

 I love how quickly these blocks came together. I can't wait to finish the quilt top with next month's block.

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To Vladimir, With Love from D is for Dovey

Geez, I almost ditched the post today.  Yes, on day 5 of a 30 day posting commitment.  Pathetic. What to write about then?
  I know, my daughter mentioned to me that Vladimir Putin was chosen again (two years running!) as the most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine.   Perfect.  I'll just post a pic of Vlad and call it quits.

But I'm guessing anyone coming to a quilt related blog is expecting something quilt related.  So, moving along (sorry Vladimir, congrats, BTW), I came to the decision I was fretting way too much and I just ...

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November 5, 2014
Aurifil BOM and New Quilt Along from Lily Patch Quilts

I've been trying to get caught up on my Aurifil BOM in between other sewing obligations. This is the second block I made for October's block. I reversed the color order from the first one that way when it's time to put all of my blocks together, they would work.

These two blocks are from September's BOM. I had a busy time in September so I couldn't get them done on time. I'm glad they're done though.


On another note, I am joining Jana Machado on a Night Sky Quilt Along using Camille ...

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November 3, 2014
Tossed Salad from D is for Dovey

Yikes!  Day 3 of NaBloPoMo and I almost forgot to post.  I was clueless as I can't show what I've been working on today as it's part of a Secret Santa swap that I signed up for in January.  I won't do that again!  It's been a lot of work, or I have made it a lot of work.  Plus the fact that we did not know who our partner was until most of the gifts were made/purchased.  I did not like the anonymity.

I made this block this morning.  It's from the ...

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Vice Versa Block of the Month: Quilting Ideas + Finishing from Gen X Quilters


OH my gosh!  Here we are - my finished Vice Versa Block of the Month Quilt!  My biggest accomplishment for 2014.  I'll be writing another post to really highlight this finish for me.  I am here today to give you some inspiration on quilting your own version of Vice Versa.  I know many of you have your quilt tops ready to graduate into real, usable, cuddle-able quilts.  Let's talk about finishing your quilt, and some quilting suggestions in this post.

The 3 B's: Batting, Backing and Binding to Finish the Quilt.

9" Blocks / 57.5" x 57.5 ...

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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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November 2, 2014
Sunday Sewing from D is for Dovey

Thought I'd show a grouping of my Sugar Block Club blocks prior to making the one I made today.  To any new readers, this was another project I joined at the beginning of the year.  It's a paid subscription to a mystery Block of the Month.  Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock also sends a recipe along with the block directions.  I haven't attempted any of those but they do sound and look enticing.

So far this is my fav block only because of the crane fabric.  I love birds and I am especially fond of cranes.  Ours ...

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DBOM...Double block of the month... from Accroquilt

For the second time, I have given instructions for 3 new blocks at the guild.  Last week, some quilters showed me their fabrics or even their first blocks already sewn.  Remember that they are blocks aged 100 years and more.

Cette semaine, le deuxième envoi pour le Double bloc du mois a été fait.  À la réunion de la guilde,  nous avons pu voir les choix de tissus de certaines courtepointières.  Plusieurs avaient leurs premiers blocs assemblés.  Rappelez-vous que ce sont des blocs âgés de plus de 100 ans, toujours à la mode.

C'est une activité très populaire et ...

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

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’t ...

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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 - 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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