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July 2, 2024
July's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 

It's so hard to believe that it's July! It has been a dryer week so far and I'm so happy to see the sunshine. Hubby spent the weekend fortifying our garden fence while I replanted green beans. I think it's the bunnies that are enjoying the fresh vegetable plants. I've never in my life bought green bean plants, I've always planted by seed, but I am determined to have fresh green beans this year. I've given up on kohlrabi... this year and I'm starting to question how much I'll really get ...

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July's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 

It's so hard to believe that it's July! It has been a dryer week so far and I'm so happy to see the sunshine. Hubby spent the weekend fortifying our garden fence while I replanted green beans. I think it's the bunnies that are enjoying the fresh vegetable plants. I've never in my life bought green bean plants, I've always planted by seed, but I am determined to have fresh green beans this year. I've given up on kohlrabi... this year and I'm starting to question how much I'll really get ...

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June 8, 2024
Wonderful World of Color* from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's a beautiful time of year right now, there's color everywhere. . .and the quilt blocks under the needle in the sewing room are no exception! I'm still plugging away on the Barn Star Sampler, playing catch up for time missed.I'm back at it again today, stitching blocks. It's hard, though, when I'm distracted by the wonderful world of color that surrounds me just outside the door. What

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Wonderful World of Color* from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's a beautiful time of year right now, there's color everywhere. . .and the quilt blocks under the needle in the sewing room are no exception! I'm still plugging away on the Barn Star Sampler, playing catch up for time missed.I'm back at it again today, stitching blocks. It's hard, though, when I'm distracted by the wonderful world of color that surrounds me just outside the door. What

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May 29, 2024
Summer Kick-Off from From the Strawberry Patch...

Well, now that Memorial Day has officially been observed; it's full speed ahead into summer. I'm ready! Having successfully navigated twice-a-week, post fracture, out patient physical therapy sessions I feel ready to tackle the world again! The therapist that I was assigned has been fabulous, he's young, motivated and extremely supportive of my desire to be fully healed, flexible and strong. He

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Summer Kick-Off from From the Strawberry Patch...

Well, now that Memorial Day has officially been observed; it's full speed ahead into summer. I'm ready! Having successfully navigated twice-a-week, post fracture, out patient physical therapy sessions I feel ready to tackle the world again! The therapist that I was assigned has been fabulous, he's young, motivated and extremely supportive of my desire to be fully healed, flexible and strong. He

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May 25, 2024
Hello Friday - And Quilting At Mom's from Quilting My Way

This morning, I was up at 6:30 am because of all the sun coming through the windows. I couldn't go back to sleep even if I tried. 

So, I played on my game and then got ready to go to moms. I stopped at Safeway to pick up a couple things. Once that was done, I arrived at moms with a few people behind me. There were 7 of us today. 

I pulled out the pattern that I needed for the first block. 


Sorry, but this is a copy right issue, so I'm not show the whole ...

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May 4, 2024
Birds! from twiddletails

It seems to be a bird-y kind of year so far. This is a total coincidence but I love them!

"Chirp!" by Sue Spargo is a project I started with two friends. We're making one block a month.


My quilt guild holds a "block lotto" every so often.  Everyone brings one or more blocks of a given design. Afterward, there is a drawing where someone wins all the blocks.  Unfortunately, I was at a retreat last time, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these cuties.

You can find the pattern over here and ...

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April 27, 2024
Spending The Morning At Moms from Quilting My Way

This morning, I didn't sleep well. So, I was up and ready to go. I got a few things done before heading to moms. It's quilting Friday. Mom's Friday group is an applique group. Normally I don't like taking a lot over and having to bring it back so I decided I would work on one of mom's Block of the Month quilts. 

Mom ordered this in 2018. She falls in love with some of Debbie M's quilt designs and orders the block of the month. She ordered her most recent one. So, we ...

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March 4, 2024
Chatsworth Block of the Month from Alamosa Quilter

 

Bright modern version of Chatsworth BOM

Are you looking for a fun block of the month? The Chatsworth BOM (Block of the Month) might be just what you are looking for. We are offering custom kits for this beautiful quilt. The photos are simply examples of the quilt made up in various colors and fabric styles. We'll cut your kit just for you using fabrics from the shop. We can recreate one of these photos using our fabrics or make up something completely different for you. You can have as much or as little input into the individual fabrics in your kit as you want ...

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March 1, 2024
March's Blocks! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Happy March! The temperature has been crazy here. We went from a 60-degree day down to below zero in a 24-hour period! As I write this, we are slowly warming up again giving us hope that spring is right around the corner. I've bought my garden seeds and I plan on getting them started indoors. I'm on the hunt for my grow lights, they are somewhere in the house... hmmmm where did I put them! I have a garden I would like to totally dig up and redo, I've been kicking around what I would like to ...

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March's Blocks! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Happy March! The temperature has been crazy here. We went from a 60-degree day down to below zero in a 24-hour period! As I write this, we are slowly warming up again giving us hope that spring is right around the corner. I've bought my garden seeds and I plan on getting them started indoors. I'm on the hunt for my grow lights, they are somewhere in the house... hmmmm where did I put them! I have a garden I would like to totally dig up and redo, I've been kicking around what I would like to ...

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November 1, 2023
Sentimental Stitches BOW's from Humble Quilts

Gayle at Sentimental Stitches will be starting new Block of the Week soon! 


I LOVE this one. It is called Pop Tart.
It is so charming and a little funky. I'd like to know her secret to finding these quilts!


She is running this block of the week again in 2024! It's called Call Me Crazy

She has it broke down by blocks/sections and is not as nearly as complicated as it may look.


She calls this Half and Half

Details:

First up is Half & HalfHalf of the blocks are 6" blocks and the other half ...

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September 3, 2023
Transparendo Sewalong from easypatchwork

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that we have been working really hard behind the scenes to bring a FREE Transparendo sewalong for you and your sewing friends. 

Who is we? Verena from einfach bunt Quilts and I have teamed up just for you. She will be corresponding mainly with German quilters and patchworkers here in Germany, while I will be concentrating more on the English speaking world internationally.


Transparendo Sewalong

What is the sewalong all about?

We love sewalongs and are all about the community. It makes us both so happy to see you all share your ...

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August 5, 2023
Homeward Bound BOM Continues on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

One down - 3 more to go

 It's always hard to get back into the swing of things after a vacation, isn't it?  At least that is what I found this week.  I did manage to get my studio unpacked and finally looked at my Block of the Month, Homeward Bound.

Sighhhhhhh

I had a few rules  parameters when I started this journey last January.

  • Stick to the pattern
  • Stick to the technique the designer was teaching
  • Finish each month on time
I was doing so well......then came July and it all got shot to hell.

Here it ...

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June 6, 2023
Vintage Rose BOM quilt from Pieced Brain

Vintage Rose BOM quilt

Build your quilting skills with the Vintage Rose BOM quilt this summer! Roses are red, but sewing fun has many more colors!

Vintage Rose Block of the Month

Let me introduce you to the Vintage Rose Block of the Month program that I designed for the Vintage Rose collection by Timeless Treasures! It measures 87” x 87”, and every block finishes at 12″.

Are you a beginner quilter? I’ve got your back! These blocks use regular piecing techniques – only one block requires the simplest paper piecing on the corners. You already have at home all you need to make ...

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June 4, 2023
BOM - Month 5 on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre



Helen's EQ8 mock-up
Under the wire, I finished up May's section of the Quilt Show's Block of the Month quilt.  I won't lie, it was a struggle.  This month's section was the flying geese that surround the elaborate medallion center.  I spent a good 10 days hmmmmming.....hawwwwwwing on exactly how I was going to handle the color placement of the geese.  When I spoke up about these concerns on the quilts forum, Helen W used her EQ8 to come up with a quick mock-up (Cool right?).  Several quilters were going with solid flying ...

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April 23, 2023
A Quick Update! BOM Month 4 on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

 

Attempt 1 - I just thought the petals were too BUSY!


Wow!  Spring is crazy around here.  It's like all the ladies across the country woke up and thought, "Gosh, it's spring.  I need some new clothes!"  So you'll forgive me if this is a short  I did manage to get in a bit of applique this week and when I say a bit....I actually mean a bit!  

I am working on the fourth month of the Homeward Bound Quilt from the Quilt Show website.  It's the month when we finally get to put all the ...

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April 11, 2023
Crimson Tweed Update from Alamosa Quilter

 It's been a while since I've shared my progress on my version of Crimson Tweed. This is what it looked like when I finished with my hand sewing group last Thursday.

Crimson Tweed Progress, full quilt

Right now I am working on the pomegranate block (left side in the upper middle). If you look closely you can see my needle and thread where I parked it in the block.

Here are a couple of close-up shots.

crimson tweed close-up 1

crimson tweed close-up 2

I still have quite a bit left to do, but I am making noticeable progress every week!



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March 17, 2023
Quilting Trends for 2023 on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Me stitching in my studio watching the Mentalist...again

Okay, let's face it.  I'm not one for following trends.  I'm the type that decides what is good for me and mine and then goes in that direction.  I do, however, keep track of trends, just because it's good to stay informed.  I recently got Timna Tarr's latest newsletter and it mentioned that handwork is becoming more of a trend on the national scene.  That I can see.  You hear of handwork everywhere these days.  First English paper piecing made a resurgence with the Millefiori Quilts ...

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