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August 4, 2015
Tuesday Archives - Two for One Sampler Quilt from Life In Pieces

This week's topic for the Tuesday Archives is "Sampler Quilts".  I've made a few sampler quilts over the years.  The first sampler quilt was made from 1930's prints and it was the subject of a previous Tuesday Archive's post on BOMs.   So it makes sense (at least to me) to post about the second and third sampler quilts out of my sewing room this time around.  

I'm including both sampler quilts because both came out of the same BOM program at the local quilt shop.  That BOM was one of the most fun and challenging ...

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August 3, 2015
Moccasin Block of the Month Club - August from Gen X Quilters


The Moccasin Block of the Month Club goes back for a second try at curves this August.  Now I know many of you are grumbling at me.  The curve in the Glorified Nine-Patch block is much gentler than the Drunkard's Path block we did in month #2.  Aren't you glad the harder one is over?  You can do this!  The pattern is out for this classic block with a fancy curve.  

Block #9 (Glorified Nine Patch)
Fabric is Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics for my version of the BOM.
 
Here is a link to a video tutorial ...

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July 30, 2015
A start on the stars from Essie's Quilts

Made a start with the stars for my new BOM , it is for our Bee and we will start it in sep/oct this year, so would like to be a few blocks in front of the rest..;))
Een begin gemaakt met de sterren voor mijn nieuwe blok van de maand voor onze Bee en we gaan ermee beginnen in sep/okt dit jaar, dus wil graag een paar blokken vooruitlopen..;))



Every month there will actually be a choice of 2 different stars, this is the block I have chosen for part 1 of this BOM.
Around all the stars ...

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July 29, 2015
Red, White (Cream?), and Blue from Nestlings By Robin

JULY

I am a tad behind this month but technically it is still July as I write this so HAPPY 4th of JULY:))
As busy as I am, I am not too busy to decorate my home to include my new shoe!
And, this year, I was able to spend the 4th with one of my lovely and brilliant daughters.  It was a down home holiday with grilling, a baseball game, and fireworks that we were directly under!

I find that our patriotic tendencies fall into 2 categories:
Red, White, and Blue....OR....Red, Cream, and Blue.  Which one are ...

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July 25, 2015
Too long.. from Essie's Quilts

It has been too long since I last posted..more than a year. But I am back and will try my best to post more often!
Het is alweer veel te lang geleden sinds ik mijn laatste blog heb geschreven. Maar ik ben weer terug en hoop toch weer wat vaker te gaan bloggen!

Referring to my last post, I did finish the quilt (just in time). Had a lot of problems with the quilting, my machine kept skipping stitches. So frustrating, that meant stopping, unpicking en starting again...the quilt nearly went flying (out the window!) LOL
But it ...

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July 24, 2015
Mystère, mystère... from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

Le designer du mois de juillet pour le mini quilt d'Aurifil
avec ce modèle Jungle Gym


J'ai utilisé un scrap bag of the month de Keepsake Quilting auquel j'étais abonnée il y a des années, chaque mois le thème du paquet était différent, soit par la couleur, rose, vert, bleu etc, soit par le style, carreaux, japonais, floral..., soit un thème, dessin animé, baby, ranch...
Là le thème était ranch avec des cow boys en ombre chinoise sur fond coucher de soleil, du fil barbelé sur fond turquoise vif...bien loin de mon univers ...

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July 20, 2015
Friends in the Desert, Fish, Easter & Chicks from Pointless Quilter

This weekend a few friends and I went to the high desert in California to visit and sew with our friend Anna.  We were treated like royalty and I got a lot done.  It was great fun.  And no snake sightings which is relief to me.  :)
I worked on my block of the months the first day.  Her's what I got done.
My Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery block #2

Pat Sloan's Vacation BOM

My Guild's BOM

All caught up on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks

My blocks on the left and my friend Anna's blocks ...

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July 19, 2015
There's A Bear In My Quilting from Stitches of Joi

I have a few hours of alone time today. So I plan to spend it doing some quilting. I'm part of the  quilting bee called the Newbee Quilters over at Threadbias. This month's queen bee has requested a bear paw block using neutral scrappy fabrics for the background and certain colors for the paws themselves.



Here are the colors I've chosen to use for the block. I think the red will really make the paws pop out against the two neutral fabrics.





I will finish ironing the fabrics and get all the pieces cut out. Then it ...

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July 15, 2015
Blaming Bonnie! from From the Strawberry Patch...

July's BOM ~ plus the ever-growing "TMX2" I'm blaming Bonnie, Bonnie Hunter, that is; she's responsible for my latest obsession... tumblers! She issued this Leader-Ender challenge for July, that's all it took. I was in. I have charms. I have a die cutter, this was a no-brainer. Wow... it's growing like weeds under the influence of Miracle Gro. It all began so innocently. I was working on

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Blaming Bonnie! from From the Strawberry Patch...

July's BOM ~ plus the ever-growing "TMX2" I'm blaming Bonnie, Bonnie Hunter, that is; she's responsible for my latest obsession... tumblers! She issued this Leader-Ender challenge for July, that's all it took. I was in. I have charms. I have a die cutter, this was a no-brainer. Wow... it's growing like weeds under the influence of Miracle Gro. It all began so innocently. I was working on

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July 13, 2015
Cozy Afternoon Block 3 from The Crafty Quilter

It’s time for the third block of Jacquelynne Steves’ Cozy Afternoon BOM.  If you haven’t joined the fun, it’s not too late!  You’ll receive all of the previous block instructions as well as the current month.  You can sign up here.  Invite a friend and it will be twice as much fun!

This month’s block is another adorable tea cup centered in a pieced frame.

Cozy Afternoon BOM Block 3 by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I had one of those “Wow” moments when I was following Jacquelynne’s instructions for this month’s block.  She has a really cool trick to make the type of ...

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July 8, 2015
Moccasin Block of the Month Club - July from Gen X Quilters



Welcome to the Moccasin Block of the Month Club July block!  Today the pattern goes out for this month's take on the equilateral triangle shape.
 
This block uses a template to generate the triangle shape.  It is VERY close to an equilateral triangle, but not quite.  In order for our math to come out right for a 9" block, the template looks equilateral - but it's slightly off.  (So don't try to substitute an equilateral ruler if you have one.) 
 
These shapes are fun to work with once you get them all cut out.  There are notches cut ...

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June 28, 2015
TWO CHEEKY MONKEYS SNUGGLING ON THE BED... from That's Sew Kerry

And A Whole Lot Of Shopping!!

So the quilts made it safely across the oceans and found their way to these two cheeky monkeys






And as you can see they loved them!! Look at those smiles and those chubby cheeks, just to beautiful but then I am a very biased Aunty. Something else I am very biased about is how breathing taking The North is, if you have never ventured up there I can't tell you enough how much you should, just don't tell my Granny she won't be pleased if I start sending hoards up there ...

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June 20, 2015
Block of the Month Update from Pointless Quilter

I've  been busy machine quilting 3 quilts (which I will show when the binding is sewn down) so right when I was done with those I got busy working on my Block of the Months.

The first one is the first in the new Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month.  It's a blue and cream holiday themed quilt.  I believe the fabrics are Primitive Gatherings and a bunch of designers design the blocks for it.  I'm only making one block this year instead of the two each like I was able to do last ...

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June 18, 2015
June BOM–Allatoona from Creations by Melinda

I was tied up all last week when the monthly BOM was scheduled so Roxanne and Pat agreed to run it for me.  Thanks!

Here are the photos of the blocks that were shared at the meeting.

0615 - 1

0615 - 2

0615 - 3

0615 - 40615 - 5

0615 - 6

It is fun to see the various sashing choices.  Some decided to make the pieced sashing and others decided to use single strips for sashing – both work well.

Melinda

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June 16, 2015
Getting My House In Order from From the Strawberry Patch...

The house in question is this house, the BOM at my LQS. It took some extra-special attention to get it in order, not because it is especially difficult but, rather, because I thought I could talk on the telephone and cut out the pieces at the same time. Apparently I can not do that. You might be able to see some interesting seams... in the background fabric along the roofline and lengthwise

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Getting My House In Order from From the Strawberry Patch...

The house in question is this house, the BOM at my LQS. It took some extra-special attention to get it in order, not because it is especially difficult but, rather, because I thought I could talk on the telephone and cut out the pieces at the same time. Apparently I can not do that. You might be able to see some interesting seams... in the background fabric along the roofline and lengthwise

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Cozy Afternoon Blog Hop - The Big Reveal! from Red Letter Quilts

Today marks the start of Cozy Afternoon, a Free Block of the Month led by Jacquelynne Steves!
Each month, the patterns offer embroidery and applique options. Search your stash for the perfect fabric, make it scrappy, or pick up a kit with these beautiful fabrics:

Jacquelynne's designs are always adorable and her fabric lines never fall short either! I love love LOVE the Christmas fabric line she designed for Henry Glass,  "Joy, Love, Peace, Noel". 
The characters are so sweet!
With the idea to feature them front and center in my version of this quilt along, these critters inspired ...

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String Blocks & Cozy Afternoon BOM from Modern Sunbonnet Sue

String blocks are fun to make and use up scraps. I pulled several purple strips from my scrap bins, along with some white and greens for accent. I made sixteen 5-inch blocks, stitching the strings diagonally across a muslin base. I like to use the muslin, although you can piece the block without it. I […]

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June 15, 2015
Cozy Afternoon blocks 1 and 2 from The Crafty Quilter

Hey everyone!  I’m so honored to be one of the featured bloggers for Jacquelynne Steves’ Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month.  And I’m really happy that I get to share this month’s blocks, 1 and 2, with you:

Cozy Blocks 1 and 2 main

 

Aren’t they sweet?  I love the applique version (of course), but the nice thing about this BOM is that Jacquelynne gives you options for pieced, applique, or embroidery block centers!  You get to decide what you like best or least.

The block instructions are excellent and I like the techniques Jacquelynne uses for piecing.  It’s not too ...

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