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August 15, 2014
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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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


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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NQA June BOM from Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

I finished the June BOM for my NQA Galaxy...(read more)

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August 6, 2014

What do you think of these blocks?
And these?
 These darling blocks are from the book El’s Kitchen by Eleanor Burns.  A new BOM based on this book will begin at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on September 1st.  A lot more sample blocks are on display at the shop.  Stop in or call the shop to register and get more details.
This is another BOM that has just started at the shop.  Marilyn will be teaching this Civil War BOM.  Kits are $15 and you can pick up the kits any time during the month.  You can also ...

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August 5, 2014
Success Stories @Quilters Depot! from Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog

I am so excited that my first Quilt Along Success story can be posted this week.  No it's not mine, but that makes this even better!

This is DianeM's Quilt!  I just love the browns!

Second on the success list is CookieC's first quilt ever!  Awesome job Cookie!  We can't wait to see more of them!

Last, but not least we have a finished BOM!  So  So Pretty!  I can't wait to see more of them!  Great job!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


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August 4, 2014
Dancing Umbrellas from Quilting by the River

The weather has been hot so I have been spending my time in my quilt room working on various projects. I finally finished the free motion applique and have started quilting this table runner is in batiks!

Free motion quilting table runner at Freemotion by the River
All of the applique and the quilting is done on my 1591 vintage Singer sewing machine and I used the Glide thread again.
Free motion quilting table runner
I can't wait to get it finished and show the table runner made with the Simple Shapes die and the Dancing Umbrella die by Edyta Star. It is a big one!
Umbrella dieAccuQuilt Simple Shapes die

Quilt Art Designs has ...

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August 3, 2014
In the sewing room... Dans la salle de couture... from Accroquilt

Je suis toujours à l'oeuvre dans la salle de couture.  Un de mes objectifs 2014 est de terminer les courtepointes qui sont à l'étape du piquage.  J'en ai encore 4 à terminer.  Cependant, dans le dernier mois, deux ont franchi l'étape finale de la bordure de finition et sont maintenant prêtes à être utilisées.

I'm in the sewing room, doing some quilting on some UFO.  Two of them are now completely finished, and I'm very glad.  You have already seen them in past posts.  But it was only the top. 

Voici ''Souvenirs d'été ...

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August 1, 2014
Vice Versa Block of the Month Club - August from Gen X Quilters

August Vice Versa blocks are here! This is such a fun block called Arkansas Snowflake.  Isn't it pretty?  We're using templates to make one portion of the block.  Perhaps a chance to try something new?  Are you groaning and mad at me?  Don't worry - the template is only a small part - not the whole block.  A good chance to dip into it with most of the block pieced in a traditional way.  Remember these blocks have been getting progressively harder.  This is the last one.  Next month's block is a setting block.

Below is the traditional ...

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July 31, 2014
Flower power, a nearly finish from Espritpatch

I had hoped and planned to finish my Flower Power quilt this month as I want to gift it to my Grand-Mum for her 85th birthday very soon but this is not a finish as yet. So for a second month in a row I have failed the A lovely year of finishes  and Lazy Bums challenge.

But at least I can report some progress.
I worked hard very lately this month to make the border blocks, all 30 of them!
 4 Granny Squares for the corners
26 Mummy squares for the borders

Starting with 20 BOM blocks that were ...

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July 28, 2014
July Designer Block from Quilting by the River

The summer is flying by and I almost forgot to make my Aurifil July 2014 Designer block. This one was created by Camille Roskelley and I made mine out of batiks.

Aurifil July Block at Freemotion by the River
I have plenty of this fat quarter bundle to finish all 12 blocks.
Fat Quarter bundle of batiks from Fat Quarter Shop
Here are all 7 blocks that I have made so far
Aurifil Designer 2014  Blocks at Freemotion by the River
Jacquelynne Steves has a beautiful new line of fabrics called Peaceful Pastimes coming out! You can read more about it on her blog here. There is a panel with kittens on it that is cute!

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July 26, 2014
Aurifil July BOM from Lily Patch Quilts

I've been able to get a lot of sewing done lately. One of the things I was wanting to do this month is getting my Aurifil block done. While my family was away with church activities I sat down and finished these two blocks.

 The blocks were designed by Camille Roskelley. The center plus sign was supposed to be more prominent then the rest of the block. I was using what I had and wasn't thinking much of the color order but I still like my blocks. I ended up pulling another purple print from my stash to ...

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July 25, 2014
Vice Versa BOM: July Inspiration Mosaic from Gen X Quilters

Well, here we are at the end of July.  It seems summer is slipping by too quickly!  I really can't believe how fast this summer is going.  And it seems as though most of you feel the same way too.  There were very few who uploaded Vice Versa BOM July pics to the flickr group this month!  It's definitely that time of year where sewing takes a back seat to nice weather.

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 ...

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July 24, 2014
Boutique Items and a BOM block done from Pointless Quilter

For the last two years, our guild has had a fall boutique to raise money for programs and workshops.  So since the idea of national teachers coming to teach, I always like to donate items for the guild.  I started in earnest this weekend to work on some items for this years' boutique.  We are also having a section for consignment items (where 15% of the sale goes to the guild).  Here are a few boutique items.

Quilt as you go table runner using left over strips from quilt I made last year.

Bought these 2 panel kits 1/2 ...

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July 16, 2014
WiP Wednesday from The Crafty Quilter

Sometimes it’s the little things that count.  I have to keep repeating that mantra, since I don’t have anything BIG to show you, but I have been busy!

I participated in my second ever online swap, with Schnitzel & Boo’s mini quilt swap.  I think I had the best swap partner ever, because I got the greatest mini quilt in the mail!  This quilt was made by Sarah Oviatt and I love it.  I gave her lots of clues as to my favorite colors and style.

Mini Quilt by Sarah Oviatt for Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap

Mini Quilt made by Sarah Oviatt

Those mini churn dashes are so ...

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Applique and Baskets from Humble Quilts

I've got a mixed bag of blocks finished and they were going into one project, but I didn't think it through very well, so now I'll have extras.

 These are the 5 I finished machine appliqueing on the retreat. 
These 5 blocks are from the Noah and Matilda quilt. Aren't they adorable?! Dawn has done a terrific job of reproducing them. Find them HERE.
For some reason I could't get this one to stay turned when adding to my blog, so you'll have to cock your head. If I would have put a couple ...

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July 15, 2014
Penguin Cheer Block 5 from 365 days of wonderful


I  am having a blast making these blocks each month from Fat Cat patterns called Penguin Cheer. It’s a free BOM from Cindy, who is always so generous with her designs. You can find the link here


So adorable……

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July 7, 2014
Vice Versa Block of the Month Club - July from Gen X Quilters

July is here - so bring on the Vice Versa BOM Club July blocks!  Thank you for your patience with me sending out the pattern a couple days late.  We just returned from our first family vacation to the beach.  Had a blast watching the boys reaction to their first experience in the ocean.  We even got a little drive by from Hurricane Arthur! I emailed the pattern out yesterday evening.  Please let me know if you didn't receive it. 

We'll be making HSTs and Flying Geese this month.  We'll use a no-waste Flying Geese technique that I ...

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