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May 1, 2016
Stash Report And Blocks, Blocks, Blocks from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric added this week.

I finished one more embroidery block and March’s BOM blocks, but I don’t count fabric out until I finish the quilt.

march-bomThe March blocks were a little fussy for my taste. Too many points to match! I’m not sure I made the best color choices either, but I think it will work out in combination with all the other blocks. It’s one busy quilt.

Although I’m still two months behind, I’m taking a break from these until I see the May block instructions. I know I have to make ...

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April 30, 2016
May Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I’m posting this a little early because I have such a busy weekend planned. Seems like everything happens at once.

April was a very productive month. I finished Modern Geisha and the April BOM blocks. I also made a textured fabric sample for Creative Play and will finish the March BOM blocks this weekend.

I added a handwork project to the mix, the cross-stitch bears, and will finish three of the twelve blocks this month.

If you are a new reader, the Short List is something old (UFO), something new, something BOM related, a handwork project and Creative Play ...

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April 29, 2016
Those Curvy Bonfire Babes (& enter your blocks!) from Gen X Quilters

The complete collection of those Curvy Bonfire BOM Babes. They were acting like divas this morning. "Button" didn't get her skim mocha latte, and "Moon & Star" was pouty, asking if her moon looked too big.
Somehow, we made it happen. We got the shot. I swear, working with these models...

....I posted this photo on IG last week.  I crack myself up sometimes....  But I do love how all the Curve Bonfire blocks look all together!
Reminder to enter your Bonfire Block of the Month blocks by 12:00 am EST on May 2ND!  I'm not going to ...

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April 28, 2016
Welcome to Maggie’s First Dance BOM from The Crafty Quilter

Today kicks off the introduction blog hop for Maggie’s First Dance Block of the Month by Jacquelynne Steves.  I’m so excited and grateful to be one of the featured bloggers again!  This is a FREE, six-month BOM program that starts in June, and I really hope you’ll join us.


To start things off, we’re introducing all of the featured bloggers and then there’s a giveaway for you, too!  There are seven participating bloggers this year and you’ll be able to see everyone’s progress each month as we make our way through the pattern ...

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Maggie's First Dance BOM - Will You Be Dancing? from Quilting Hottie Haven - the blog of EvaPaige Quilt Designs

Welcome all BOMers who figured they'd better check me out as a sponsor! I hope to do this lovely program justice and am also hoping to keep up with you all. So far so good, but then again I did get a head start. Which of course I waited until yesterday to make. But you know, good intentions.

So by way of introduction for those who don't know me, a few stats about me you might or might not find important:

  • Years as a quilter: 21
  • Age: Older than 21
  • Design Style: Scrappy and imperfect
  • Biggest pile in ...

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April 26, 2016
Slow Stitching Sunday from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

De la broderie sur les derniers blocs du Splendid Sampler, de quoi occuper mon dimanche...

Bloc 19 Measure twice, cut once

Bloc 20 Nature's Walk

Bloc 21 Sweet Candy

Puis aujourd'hui j'ai reçu des tissus d'Espagne de mon amie Rosa

Alors j'ai vite cousu le bloc du jour avec

rajouté aux blocs de Dan cousus d'avance pour plus tard dans l'année.

Kathy's Quilts , Slow Sunday Stitching 


Le week end a été bien occupé également à vider intégralement les trois chambres d'enfants, désormais inoccupées afin de les refaire...

ce ...

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April 23, 2016
Journée de la terre from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

...Oui je sais, c'était hier...
mais ça devrait être tous les jours.
Et hier donc tous mes blocs cousus étaient sur ce thème .

J'ai commencé la journée avec le bloc  Designer du mois chez Aurifil,

 bloc de Kate Spain,  High Tide 

Le tissu qui m'a inspiré le thème, tout droit sorti d'un scrap bag, a trouvé ce jour toute son utilité
Save our planet
ses différents tons de verts ont servi à choisir la palette assortie, avec en bonus un batik avec le sigle du recyclage.


J'ai continué la journée avec ce même tissu ...

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April 21, 2016
My Only Block of the Month Block is DONE! from Pointless Quilter

Last year I did so many block of the months, I didn't think I got enough of my own projects done.  So this year I promised myself I would refrain from signing up for any more than just the FQS Designer Mystery.  (I already signed up for next years too that starts in May or June I think.)  I also have all the setting blocks and borders cut and ready to assemble.

Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt -block 11

But that's not all I've been up to.  I finished 3 quilt tops and got 5 quilts ...

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April 20, 2016
Quilt blocks and more from The Crafty Quilter

Just when I think I’m caught up with the Splendid Sampler quilt blocks, they release a new one!  I finished blocks 17 and 18 and they turned out “spot on”.  You know when you measure the block when it’s done and it’s the exact size it’s supposed to be?  Well that happened to me twice!  I reworked the math on block 17 so that my flying geese would be oversized and then I trimmed them down to the exact measurement needed.  I also used my own perfect square in a square technique to get those units ...

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April 17, 2016
Stash Report And April Block Of The Month from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.

I finished up the April blocks for the BOM quilt, but I won’t count anything out until the quilt is finished.

april-16-bomIt’s been a long time since I sewed traditional blocks with lots of points. I didn’t pay attention to how I pressed my seams in the first block and some of the points wouldn’t line up because the seams didn’t nest. I fixed that in the second block and they matched up much better. Those piecing skills get rusty when you don’t use them.

I’m ...

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April 15, 2016
Stitchery of the Month! from Snuggles Quilts

Hi! I know you have been anxiously awaiting the next Stitchery of the Month pattern!

Here is the April installment.

Month by Month - April Copyright.jpg

This is my take on "April showers ..." I think my kitty with the umbrella will enjoy the May flowers!

Happy Stitching!







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April 14, 2016
J'avance doucement mais surement from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

 Quilty 365 en est à sa quinzième semaine, soit 105 blocs.

Christiane a eu envie de faire partie de mon quilt . Elle m'a envoyé quelques carrés de tissus japonais dans lesquels j'ai réussi à préparer, associés aux miens, 8 blocs :

Je les parsèmerai au fil de l'année.

D'ailleurs si vous aussi vous souhaitez participer au top, vous pouvez m'envoyer du tissu qui vous décrit vous ou votre région, ou pas...

Il y aura donc en plus des " blocs copines ".
Le carré fait 4.5in coutures comprises ( 4in fini) et le cercle 3.5in (3in fini ...

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What If Wednesday – Trimmings from Quilt Paint Create

I started working on the block of the month this week. I only need to make two blocks for April because I downsized the original pattern. I also changed the palette to low volume neutrals and the background from a dark fabric to a light fabric.

All that said, it’s much harder to pick fabrics for these blocks than I expected. Every fabric goes with every other fabric and the background. Hard to make a wrong choice. A had a couple mock ups that would have worked. Even choosing between those was hard.

But choose I did. There are ...

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April 12, 2016

Misti has been making the blocks for Pat Sloan's mystery quilt too.  Above are the four blocks that she has made.  I love seeing what others are doing with these blocks.  Misti's are so colorful!  I love them.

Misti also sent me the above picture.  This is what she says:
  • Here is a cute little apron I whipped up last night for my daughters boyfriend's niece.  Jayda challenged Emily to a “cup cake off”, lol.  I told Em we needed to make her an apron for the event!  She likes the NY Buffalo Sabres hockey team so ...

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April 11, 2016
Little Dresses and a Bit More..... from Humble Quilts

What a fun mail weekend!

 Here are the first of the little dresses for Peru. Thank you Martha and Liz! 
 I got my little swap quilt from Karen Dever, but am not ready to show it on my blog. The front has been shown on my Facebook group and the backing on Instagram! I love everything about it.
She also designed these adorable patterns and sent them to me with my quilt. Thank you Karen!
 Martha sent me these vintage fabrics with the pillowcase dresses. Love! Love! Love! Thank you Martha! (Please no one feel any obligation)
And I won ...

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April 10, 2016
STARTS AND FINISHES from That's Sew Kerry

Weekend Round-Up

It seems like only last week we had our monthly quilty catch up, but in reality I haven't seen my ladies in 2 months!! I can't believe how quickly that has gone and whilst I haven't been idol they have been stitching up a storm and I am in absolute awe of their talents.

Val has been working on her gorgeous version of Beside The Sea by Lesley Brankin for a little while now and today was the big reveal of the finished piece!

It is absolutely beautiful in the flesh, the amount of thought ...

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April 7, 2016
Keeping up with BOM’s and QAL’s from The Crafty Quilter

I’m keeping up with all some of the block-of-the-months (BOM’s) and quilt alongs (QAL’s) that I’ve signed up for.  As I typed the word “all”, I realized the white lie I was telling.  I’ve had to put two BOM’s and one QAL on the back burner.  What was I thinking at the beginning of the year when I signed up for all of these?  I’m sure some of you can relate; they were just too cute and intriguing to pass up.  Let’s take a look at what I’m left with.

The ...

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Avril from Une aiguille dans une botte de foin

Nous sommes déjà au mois d'avril, pour le rendez-vous mensuel et la linky party chez Audrey pour Quilty 365
C'est l'occasion de voir comment d'autres quilteuses jouent avec leurs blocs, couleurs, tissus, assemblages
pfffff ... trop d'idées nouvelles !

13 semaines / 91 blocs
Je suis restée très basique, mais ça me plaît toujours.

Hommage à nos amis belges


avec pour les blocs d'avril Butterfly
mon cinquième bloc sera fait en été quand je saurai quel tissu de fond j'utilise pour les blocs parmi lesquels il devra se fondre.


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April 4, 2016
MODERN MAN SAMPLER from That's Sew Kerry

Signs of the Zodiac

I have always been fascinated with (well for the 4 years I've been quilting anyway) how people/designers/shop owners can take a variety of different sized blocks and just create sampler quilts?! They all work, the blocks fit together perfectly, each design looks fab on its own but like magic when they all sit together. I have attempted a couple over the last few years: Purple Fairies, Navy Dad, Winter Stars and most recently African Star I wouldn't say I was in any way a professional but practice makes perfect right?? So here ...

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April 2, 2016
April Short List from Quilt Paint Create

March was a good month. I finished three items on the Short List – a UFO, the slice quilt and creative play (Free motion quilting practice). I also made 5 blocks for the 360 block project.

I found my rhythm with The Short List this year and finished several projects. The categories are exactly how I want them for now.

If you are a new reader, the Short List is something old (UFO), something new, something BOM related and Creative Play.

Something Old: The applique raffle block quilt. I won this block and numerous others in a guild raffle many years ...

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