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August 15, 2016
Stitchery of the Month - August! from Snuggles Quilts

So as summer dwindles to a close .... I enjoy my gardens more and more since I know they will be disappearing soon. That's why I designed August's blocks with my favorite bloom - the purple cone flower.

So here is August's block:

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You can find the pattern here.

I hope you are enjoying these blocks! Remember, at the end of the BOM, I will show you how to put all of them together as a wall hanging. If you don't want a large wall hanging, you can use them individually as small wall hangings!

Happy Stitching!

Deanne


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August 12, 2016
Dresden Plate Quilt Block August Block of the Month from The Quilting Room with Mel

I can't even remember how many Dresden Plate quilts my mother made.  So this month I am paying tribute to my mom with the block of the month.  I didn't do it the same way she did, though.  Mom's quilt blocks always had points on them.  My Dresden Plate doesn't have points for a couple of reasons.  One of the reasons I don't have points is I don't care for the points I think they look dated.  If you like your block with points make your block with points.  I also am lazy, my ...

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August 6, 2016
August UFO and a new kitten from The Crafty Quilter

Now that August is here, it feels like summer is winding down, and we’re beginning to think about the new school year and to make plans for fall.  I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the week ahead of me, let alone what’s coming next month, next season and next year.

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Which brings me to the UFO pile.  I tend to be someone who lives in the moment and it’s very easy for me to start something new before I finish something old.  Unfortunately, I didn’t finish my UFO goal for July, but it ...

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August 1, 2016
Bonfire Block of the Month Club - August from Gen X Quilters

This is the last block for the Bonfire Block of the Month Club.  The August block is another "Your Choice" block from the book Sister Sampler Quilts.  I hope you are enjoying some freedom to make this sampler quilt your own.

After you complete 2 more blocks for August, you will have the 16 blocks required for the Bonfire setting. I am showing you what we chose, but please pick your favorites.  All the blocks in the book are interchangeable  - so you can pick any of the other blocks from the other 2 sampler in the book.

AUGUST BLOCK - YOUR ...

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Maggie’s First Dance Block 3 & giveaway from The Crafty Quilter

Maggie’s First Dance block #3 is being released today from Jacquelynne Steves, and I’m excited to show you my version of it.  There’s also a great giveaway that you’ll want to check out at the end of this post. This giveaway is now closed.

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I’ve seen so many beautiful blocks on Instagram (hashtag #MaggieQuilt), Pinterest, Maggie’s First Dance BOM linky page and Facebook.  Here’s what my August block looks like.

Maggie's First Dance Block 3 made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

Maggie's First Dance Block 3 by Julie Cefalu

 

This block is another beautiful pattern and it’s fun to see the three blocks together.

3 blocks on fence copy

 

The instructions are easy to follow and ...

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Maggie's First Dance BOM #3 from Quilting Hottie Haven - the blog of EvaPaige Quilt Designs


We're back! And guess who is not only your blogger of the moment today, but also the prize sponsor this month? OMG......IT'S ME! And my Mod-ified Trees kit! 


 So crazy, right? And here you all thought I was just hanging out behind the scenes, putting together my blocks and blogging wittily about the process. But as with all of us, in reality I'm so much more. This post should prove that by the end!

Let's get started on Block #3!

As you can see, mine continues in that blue/yellow/purple/green scrappy theme, and ...

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Kaleidoscope BOM - Month 8 from A Quilting Jewel

Ah, August - with your glorious heat, chatter of back to school and the reveal of yet another set of Kaleidoscope BOM blocks! I love the heat and warm weather, so the thought of fall coming is a bit of a disappointment, but to many, it's a welcome season. These two blocks channel fall with their colorings. We're starting to get into some slightly more detailed blocks, with more pieces, but that doesn't mean they're any more difficult than the other blocks.

I love the possibility that this block has. If we repeat this block in one ...

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July 24, 2016
Kansas City Star Quilt 2015 from Cowtown Quilts

For those of you unfamiliar with Kansas City Star Quilt patterns, they started out as quilt block patterns published in Kansas City’s newspaper, the Kansas City Star.  From 1928 to the 1930s, they were a weekly hit.  After that time, they were published less frequently, with the final ones being published as a Block of the Month in 2015.  You can read more about it here.  With so many of us getting our news from TV and the Internet, the Star newspaper has been slowly losing its popularity and customers.  Many quilters were saddened when the newspaper no longer ...

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July 23, 2016
Red Stars and Painted Rocks from From the Strawberry Patch...

Red is my favorite color. When given the choice between red, blue or gold this year as the the primary selection in my LQS' Lemoyne Star block-of-the-month program there was no second thought on my part. Red it is. This month we were to construct four six inch blocks to combine as one. I decided not to join mine together as the overall layout of mine will include many other red and white

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Red Stars and Painted Rocks from From the Strawberry Patch...

Red is my favorite color. When given the choice between red, blue or gold this year as the the primary selection in my LQS' Lemoyne Star block-of-the-month program there was no second thought on my part. Red it is. This month we were to construct four six inch blocks to combine as one. I decided not to join mine together as the overall layout of mine will include many other red and white

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Decision Time! from Hayling Quilts!

Hello everyone! How are you enjoying July? It's been stiflingly hot here in the UK for the last few weeks and believe you me, that's RARE. I've actually (for the first time in my entire life) got a tan. My legs, arms, face and back of my neck are now brown! You can see when I take my Fitbit off, how white my skin usually is!




I've been walking the dogs every day and getting two and a half hours exercise every day. I get to walk along the beach, or here, which is part of ...

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July 16, 2016
Block of the month patterns from Essie's Quilts


Onlangs kreeg ik de vraag of ik van plan was om de patronen van mijn Sterren Blok van de Maand op mijn blog te gaan zetten.
Ik vond dat eigenlijk best wel een goed idee maar wist alleen niet hoe..
vandaar dat ik nu een Facebook groep heb aangemaakt, waar ik deze en in de toekomst ook andere patronen op kan zetten.


Mensen die interesse hebben in deze patronen kunnen dan lid worden van de groep en de patronen downloaden.  De groep heet "Essie's Quilt patterns" en het eerste patroon van blok 1 staat er inmiddels op.
Hier ...

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July 15, 2016
Log Cabin Quilt Block - July 2016 BOM from The Quilting Room with Mel

This month we are doing the log cabin quilt block.  It's an easy block that I'm sure many of you have done before.  I doubt though you've ever made one this big though.  I love sew your stash block because you can mix things up.  New fabrics, older fabrics, it can all be put together. I had a special guest during the demo so be sure to watch to the end of that.


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July 5, 2016
Maggie's first dance BOM from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin


propose un BOM gratuit à partir de juin

un bloc par mois avec le carré central pour appliquer, broder ou quilter
au choix
et mon choix est de le laisser vide pour un beau motif de free motion quilting quand le moment sera venu.

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Dans ma tentative d'écluser un maximum de tissus, j'ai trouvé ce tissu fleuri à bandes 
(donné par Nicole quand elle a arrêté le patch)
Je m'en suis servi comme point de départ pour choisir les couleurs de mes blocs,
composés uniquement de petits morceaux et autres restes de Nicole ...

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July 4, 2016
All work and no play.. from Essie's Quilts

Helaas vanwege een drukke periode op het werk niet zo veel tijd (en om eerlijk te zijn ook niet veel zin) gehad om met mijn quiltwerkjes bezig te zijn.
En voor je het weet is er dan ineens alweer een hele maand voorbij gevlogen.
Wel is deel 7 van de sterren BOM inmiddels af, en het patroon is inmiddels uitgedeeld zodat de dames er in de zomer mee aan de slag kunnen.


Unfortunately haven't been able to do much sewing lately due to a very busy period at work.  And before you know it another month has passed you ...

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Maggie’s First Dance, Block 2 and giveaways from The Crafty Quilter

We’re on to block #2 in the Maggie’s First Dance Block of the Month, hosted by Jacqueylynne Steves.  It’s not too late to sign up,  just click here for details.

It’s also Independence Day for those of you living in the United States, so it’s BOM’s and fireworks today!

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There are two giveaways happening as well, so make sure to read all the way to the end of this post for details.  GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.

This month’s block was fun to put together, and you’re going to love Jacqueylynne’s  tip for ...

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Block #2 Maggie's First Dance BOM from Quilting Hottie Haven - the blog of EvaPaige Quilt Designs

The resounding message I received from my first block posting was heard loud and clear - "WE LOVE YOUR COLORS!" Well, thank you, hotties every one of you. You have impeccable taste when it comes to color sense.

I loved all of the blocks I saw from my fellow bloggers, so I know this is high praise indeed.

As you may recall, I had decided to go with "scrappy" as my theme for this BOM, but that's about as far as I had gotten in my planning. Your love of my colors made me cement my thought that I might ...

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July 1, 2016
Kaleidoscope BOM - Month 7 from A Quilting Jewel

It's summer here in New England and I'm loving every minute of it. One of my favorite things about it is that I get to not only spend time at the beach, but spend time in my sewing studio, sewing away with the windows open. With this month's blocks in the Kaleidoscope Block of the Month, I was taken to a beautiful hill town with windmills in the distance and the sweet smell of flowers.

I know, just like a mother isn't supposed to have a favorite child, a pattern designer isn't supposed to have ...

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June 29, 2016
THIS WILL INSPIRE YOU from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Have you seen this new book!  Cathy and I got so excited when we were at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today and saw this book.  After looking through it, we asked Chris if we could host a BOM at the shop starting in September.  She said YES!

You are going to love all the new and different patterns in the book.  There are 50 block recipes, 7 sampler quilts, and endless possibilities.  I love the block above.

Each block is unique and you will be amazed at the techniques you will learn when making these blocks.

This is another ...

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June 28, 2016
Stash Report And An Epiphany from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week. I finished a couple more BOM blocks and another bear block. I don’t count fabric out until the project is finished.

Last night was a turning point on the BOM. I haven’t been enjoying the process. I like the idea of the quilt, but the blocks take a lot of time and the numerous fabrics and small pieces take up most my workspace. Trying to piece those blocks and the borders for the raffle block left me feeling scattered and frustrated. I was making a hash of both of them.

So ...

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