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May 25, 2016
Scrappy Wacky Block from Bogey Inspired

The Scrappy Wacky Block 

This is the final block for my Guild for this season. It's almost June and I was thinking people must have a good collection of scraps, I know I do! This pattern is super simple to put together.  I didn't color coordinate, I just pulled 9 scraps out of my bin, made sure they were large enough, and created this block.

This is a 10.5" UNFINISHED Block.

I'm wondering if I can do a scrap buster quilt by randomly selecting scraps and sewing together different ways? I know there's tons of ...

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May 18, 2016
Sue Spargo: InstaStitch Log Cabin Lap Quilt from Craft Gossip

Log Cabin Quilt Blocks Free Sue Spargo

InstaStitch Log Cabin Quilt Block 1 in Wool

Choose cotton or wool and you can make a lap quilt Sue Spargo says is just right for patchwork and embroidery beginners. To complete the project, you will need to refer to her book, Creative Stitching. However, the free part is each month you’ll get a free downloadable Log Cabin variation quilt block.

InstaStitch Log Cabin Quilt Block in Denim

InstaStitch Log Cabin Quilt Block 1 in Denim

As Sue points out in the instructions for Block 1, wool is a great choice for quilts, even in summer, because they breathe.

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May 15, 2016
STASH REPORT SUNDAY from The Proficient Needle

Fabric used this week  0 yards
Fabric used year to date  122.5 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date  33.75 yards
Net used 2016  88.75
I'm still struggling with my cold and cough!  I don't think I was totally better and have been a bit sick since February.  I'm on the uphill side of it this time, and my cough is almost gone.
I've been working on my guild's BOM project.  I finally stitched tht top together, and then planned the borders (my choice).  I used a ...

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Stitchery of the Month from Snuggles Quilts

May is here! And with is, hopefully some spring flowers where you are!

So, here is the stitchery of the month pattern for May. It's pretty simple. No piecing for the background. Just wool appliqué.

Have fun!

Month by Month - MayCopyright.jpg

Find the pattern here.

Happy stitching!


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Stash Report And The Block From Hell from Quilt Paint Create

I finished one of the two May blocks for the BOM. I don’t count anything out until the quilt is finished.

bom-mayI keep forgetting to pay attention to how the seams fall when I press, so there were a whole lot of not nesting seams on this one. It makes it very hard to get the points to match. The second block will be better because I will re-press as many seams as I can before I start sewing the units together.

I’m questioning my sanity on this project. If I didn’t want to make a quilt ...

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Lucy Boston Update from Hayling Quilts!

My Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses stalled big time a couple of weeks ago. I don't know what happened. There seemed to be so much other stuff going on in my life - I had a manuscript to turn in, there were problems with my youngest son at school(he has ADHD, ODD and possibly autism), I was busy with the dog walking business, one of my pets crossed the Rainbow Bridge and somewhere, I just wanted time to myself to sit back and chill.

Now normally, I would sew for my chill time, but something in me just ...

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May 13, 2016
Country Road - May Block of the Month from The Quilting Room with Mel

I'm so thankful that there were no technical issues this month with the post.  This month we are making an abstract, scrappy quilt block.  I designed this block to represent important parts and people in my life.  It's time to dig into your scraps and find fabrics that are either from your favorite projects, important people, or represent a time in your life.  The quilt block gets it's name from John Denver's song Country Roads Take Me Home.  I've lived in a rural most of my life and a country road will always bring me ...

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May 10, 2016
DESIGN WALL MONDAY from The Proficient Needle

I was feeling a bit better this morning, so I decided to get back to work on my guild BOM project.  I had made the blocks each month, but hadn't finished the last one, as I had to decide what I wanted to add to the basic blocks.

I finally decided to make some small Dresden plate pieces.  I made an open circle on the left side, and then played with the pieces to make two looped shapes on the right.
Pardon the cut off picture.  My sewing room is small and that is the best I could do ...

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May 8, 2016
STASH REPORT SUNDAY from The Proficient Needle

Fabric used this week  13.125 yards
Fabric used year to date  122.5 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date  33.75 yards
Net used 2016  88.75
My quilting seems to go in "fits and starts" this year.  I am suffering through cold number 2 for this year - a personal record.
My guild's block of the month program is going back to normal, after offering 2 complete quilts starting in the fall.  This month's block had a floral centre, with definite colours in the other pieces.  They will be handed in ...

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May 2, 2016
Bonfire Block of the Month Club - May from Gen X Quilters

Welcome to the Bonfire Block of the Month Club for May!  We continue our experiment with string blocks this month.  What do you think?  String blocks are such a good use of scraps.  I love them - even when I'm using a fabric line instead of scraps.  They add a lot of dimension.

MAY BLOCK - TULIP LADY FINGERS  Last month, the string blocks used in the Box & Star Frame were pretty large string blocks.  This month we tone it down a bit with the smaller strings used in this Tulip Lady Fingers block.  I really love how the petals of ...

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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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