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September 17, 2014
Curves! from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Adding Curves" ~  to finish up at 74" square. I've begun the border sections on his quilt and find the piecing process of slowly stitching around the gentle curves oddly relaxing! I've already admitted in my previous post that I love to challenge myself; that's the truth. The alternate Orange Peel setting blocks weren't too bad, as long as I took my time and was careful to watch out for any

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Curves! from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Adding Curves" ~  to finish up at 74" square. I've begun the border sections on his quilt and find the piecing process of slowly stitching around the gentle curves oddly relaxing! I've already admitted in my previous post that I love to challenge myself; that's the truth. The alternate Orange Peel setting blocks weren't too bad, as long as I took my time and was careful to watch out for any

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August's Prize Giveaway! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


It has been a busy month for me, I can't believe that August is already half over!  I hope that you are having a wonderful summer, I know that August can be a busier month. Many of us are cramming in last minute vacations before school starts etc.

 I am happy to see rows of candy show up in the flickr group! I have a fun giveaway this month.  I would like to thank Soma, From Whims and Fancies. She is donating two PDF copies of her pattern, Geese Around the Sun. I love her use of color in ...

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September 15, 2014
Whew! from Pointless Quilter

Been busy.  Got some more guild boutique items made.  Here are the latest.



I need to tag all the items because I have to deliver them to the boutique chair person on Tuesday since I won't be around on the day they are due.  

I also am caught up on all my block of the month/weeks.


These are the Marcus Brothers block of the weeks (weeks 5, 6 & 7).

Fat Quarter Shops Block of the Month.
Pat Sloan's Globetrotting Block of the Month.

Also, finished my Loose Threads quilt based on Adena's board.  More on that ...

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September 14, 2014
Winter BOM--Trees from Not Afraid of Color

 I'm doing the BOM over at quiltdoodledesigns.
This month it's another tree, to go with two others and a house all on one row.

I cut all fabrics from my scrap bins, (want to see the scrap-containment-system?)   and got a little dark compared to the other blocks already made.

It's been so much fun making a row or block once a month.
At the end of the post I'll show you what I have made so far...

The tree and sky are dark, so I decided to couch a lime perle cotton around the tree to ...

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Pieces of Time from Inky Threads

I've finished all the blocks,though this is a picture of just a few of them.  Now I'm deviating from the pattern (surprised, right?) and putting in sashing.  They're a darker version of the same color as the background, with cornerstones from the scraps of color used in the blocks.  I'll post a pic when that's done.  Once that's complete, it's on to the border.  Which IS from the pattern.  I'll have another one or two borders after that, too (again, not from the pattern) ... maybe.


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September 7, 2014
Orange you glad you asked? from Not Afraid of Color

one 3.5 inch unfinished block

Oh that's right... I LIKE sewing!! It's been a while since my machine and I had a moment.

The RSC (click here) color of the month is orange.
Ever since the panetone color of the year was orange I have been loving orange. So this is pretty exciting for me. I really like coral, and mixing fuchsia and orange is the best but golden orange is good too.


The  sugar cone block from Sew Precise  may look familiar. I've been doing the 6 inch version.

Look closer, this is a 3 ...

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September 6, 2014
Have You Heard? from Wedding Dress Blue

Jacquelynne Stevens of the Art of Home has created a new FREE block of the month you will definitely want to build:  Sew Sweet Simplicity.

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It is a real beauty and will be shown with many options and color ways thanks to the great talent of the designer and support from a few monthly blog-hop helpers, like yours truly.  I was so flattered to be chosen as a cast member in this exciting production.

So, now that you have heard, go visit the Art of Home, look around, sign up and wait with great anticipation for the end of October ...

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September 5, 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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September 4, 2014
Ahoy Matey from 365 days of wonderful

This is the start of something good….
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I’ve been working on blocks for the BOM that will be offered at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. this fall. The pattern is from Amy Bradley and called Pirates for Boys and Girls. I’m working on the little boy version, as I have grandsons, however the pattern does have options for girls.
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September 1, 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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August 29, 2014
Vice Versa BOM: August Inspiration Mosaic from Gen X Quilters

Oh my gosh, we made it!  The Vice Versa BOM blocks have been increasing in difficulty each month.  August was the last and most complex block.  (Well, actually, we do have another block to make in September, but it's an easy setting block, so I consider the hard block work done.)  

Don't worry if you are behind!  I hope that by finishing up this BOM a little early, it will leave you time to catch up and finish the quilt if you are intending to gift it to someone for the holidays.  We only have 2 months left ...

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August 27, 2014
Road 15 from Hayling Quilts!

So, a long time ago now, I joined a group on Facebook that was going to be doing a Block of the Month (BOM) challenge. To be in it, all you had to do was buy yourself a single charm pack of 42 squares and that would last you the year.

Great! So I hunted around for a pretty charm pack and came across the Road 15 charm pack, by Sweetwater for Moda.

It was beautiful. So beautiful, I both couldn't wait to use it, but also couldn't bear to cut into it either! When the BOM began ...

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August 25, 2014
A purse, some applique, block of the week and more boutique items from Pointless Quilter

Been busy working on more boutique things.  I also finished a few things for myself.  First, I bought Tara Rebman's Craftsy class and made this little (really big actually) tinker tote.


I made the purse 2 inches taller that the pattern so I can make a pocket big enough for my ipad.  This will be the perfect travelling bag.

I also finished another block in my block of the year applique project.  :)

All four finished blocks
I am also participating in Marcus Brothers block of the week.  These are weeks 3 and 4.
And I also worked on some ...

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August 24, 2014
It’s a Wrap! from The Crafty Quilter

I finished the final video taping of The Quilt Show’s block of the month, A-Z for Ewe and Me, designed by Janet Stone, on Friday.  It’s a wrap, and it feels so good to have it completed!

Here is a picture of me in Alex Anderson’s home studio; she is the one holding the camera!

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She is so gracious and made me feel very comfortable (which was soooo appreciated).  Hopefully, I’ll be working more with the TQS gang in the future.

I made this monogrammed mini quilt as a sample for the last video I did ...

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August 23, 2014
Christmas Candies from 365 days of wonderful

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Another month’s block completed from Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM….this is a free BOM offered by  Cindy and it is super, super cute. You can find the information here http://quiltdoodledesigns.blogspot.ca/2014/08/augusts-block-is-out.html

Everything is starting to come together…I can’t wait to have it all completed and on the bed just in time for Christmas. My apologies but my snowman are incognito and shall remain faceless til quilted.

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August 14, 2014
The Last Straw from From the Strawberry Patch...

"The Last Straw" ~ 56" X 70" I've set together these blocks from the latest of block-of-the-month series at my LQS. This colorway offered a variety of indigo and white on white fabrics plus the option of adding an additional fabric of the quiltmaker's choice. I had a length of a straw-colored, sketch-y, print in my stash and began incorporating that into each block for continuity; I liked the

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The Last Straw from From the Strawberry Patch...

"The Last Straw" ~ 56" X 70" I've set together these blocks from the latest of block-of-the-month series at my LQS. This colorway offered a variety of indigo and white on white fabrics plus the option of adding an additional fabric of the quiltmaker's choice. I had a length of a straw-colored, sketch-y, print in my stash and began incorporating that into each block for continuity; I liked the

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Flower Power is finished! from Espritpatch

I am so happy to have finally finished it, yes it is all finished.


This little quilt started with  BOM blocks that I had made/exchanged in 2010-2011 -  a real UFO! I digged the blocks out a few weeks/months ago with the idea of making a present for my Grand-Mum's 85th birthday. My Grand-Mum had a huge garden all her life with lots of flowers and now she can't go in the garden, I thought it would be nice to give her a maintenance-free indoor garden!


Looking at my 20 sampler blocks 6' finished I knew I ...

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August 10, 2014
I've been busy! from Pointless Quilter

After I pinned my Farmer's Wife quilt, I decided to take a break and work on our guilds boutique items.  I've shown a few in the last post, but I have added the following to the mix.

Fall table runner

close up of table runner

17 bowl cozies (use with a bowl in the microwave so you don't get potholder in your food.
Doxie Pouch (free pattern on Bernina USA

Bibs

Baby blankets - minkee on one side and cotton on the other

Christmas bibs

Fall placemats (8)

Halloween Lap Quilt (Using 20 blocks from the Celtice Solstice ...

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