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February 24, 2017
Mini Swoon from Susie's Sunroom

A Mini Swoon Finish

I have grown to love seeing the amazing  projects on the Instagram app. It is so handy to see what is new, using my phone.     Recently, Camille @Thimbleblossoms, 
hosted a SwoonAlong { #SwoonAlong}.  I just  had to join in with everyone!
Besides, Camille has 3 different sizes of her Swoon block that I could make! (available here at Thimbleblossoms )  Oh, and she has a Patchwork Swoon, too!

Some of you may remember that I added 4 sweet regular - sized Swoon blocks to the back of my Clambake quilt......

This is my  very first Swoon block....

My first ...

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February 15, 2017
2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The 15th of each month might be our new favorite! Today, we have the second block in the Patchwork Quilt Along! If you missed the first month, you can find it here! We have also put together a page to answer all of your yardage and notions questions! Grab your Patchwork Quilt Kit, and let's get started on block two!
Block #2 is called Diamond Panes. Download your free pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish!

We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month ...

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February 2, 2017
Valentine Coffee from Amy Made That

Good morning to you!

Just a quick post, to share my latest

This one is made using Bonnie and Camille's 
Handmade collection for Moda.

I chose to make some HST's and a bit of wavy quilting.
Voila! My mug rug was done in no time.

A favorite mug rug adds so much pleasure
to a little break, even when you're in a hurry.

You can whip up your own mug rugs
before Valentine's Day,
with plenty of time to spare.

For more ...

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January 26, 2017
Layer Cake Pop Fat Quarter Shop from In the Boondocks


Hello my name is Lisa and welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!

The Fat Quarter Shop is an online store with everything a quilter needs to create a quilt from start to finish! This Quilt Along is just one of the many ways the Fat Quarter Shop helps you be the best quilter you can be by proving you with a free pattern. They have a Youtube channel and you can watch Kimberly Jolly make this very quilt, Layer Cake Pop Shortcut Quilt - Fat Quarter Shop - YouTube! She will teaching you everything you need to know about how to make ...

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Two UFOs done and SAD from A Quilting Sheep

The weather in Iowa has been gloomy and foggy for weeks. I can't remember the last time I saw the sun. =( I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the lack of sunshine makes it much worse. Sewing with pretty colors and keeping busy does help, but I am never quite myself again until spring comes. These last few weeks have been rough. The point of mentioning SAD? No sun also means it is super hard to take decent pictures of the projects I have finished so I can share them here, or on Instagram, for that matter! I decided ...

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December 17, 2016
Patchwork Quilt Along: Save the Dates! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We're just under a month away from the start of our 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along! The highly anticipated event will start on January 15, 2017! We will announce the first block and also the fabric requirements here on the Jolly Jabber on that day.
We hope you will join Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics as we sew this darling quilt to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation! For each block, we encourage you to donate just $5 for the use of each pattern! Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised!
Are ...

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December 4, 2016
Hex-a-day Week 1 Progress from Lilabelle Lane


I have just finished today's Hexie so in my attempt to return to regular blogging 
and blogging my Hex-a-Day project here on a Sunday, 
allow me to present the remainder of this weeks Hexagons.

If you would like more information on the calendar I am using please see my previous post.
I am aiming making one Hexagon a day using my Bonnie and Camille scraps.

I had better go and clean up my mess before our puppy decides my fabric is there for her enjoyment!

Happy Stitching,

Sharon x

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November 30, 2016
Hexie -a-day with Katja Marek from Lilabelle Lane

I have invested in
The New Hexagon - Perpetual Calendar 
by Katja Marek for my work desk.
Each day has a new Hexagon.

Instead of just looking at the hexies each day as I flip the calendar over I thoughgt that I might actually try to sew one a day.  I know that some days it will not be possible so on those day I will not stress but try again the next day.  Realistically, one a day for me will be much easier once the kids are back at school in February!

To make the task a little more achievable ...

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November 22, 2016
The colour of the month for November is red! from The Village Haberdashery

We always do red bundles for our Colour of the Month Club members in November, which feels just right with Christmas around the corner. There are some seriously useful stash builders in here for mixing in to your festive projects!

September 2016 Colour of the Month Club Designer Stash Builders bundle from The Village Haberdashery

Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Twist – Cherry (Dashwood Studio)
Vintage DaydreamText in Red by Designs by Dani (Riley Blake)
Hey DotSprinkles in White by Zen Chic (Moda)
Cookie ExchangeBakers Twine in Red by Sweetwater (Moda)
Farm FunWire in Tractor Red by Stacy Iset Hsu (Moda)
Little RubyBliss Dot in Red by Bonnie and Camille ...

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October 18, 2016
Power Sewing! from A Quilting Sheep

I grabbed up every second I could get to sit at my machine and make up these sweet spool blocks. It didn't take long before the top was all put together! No two spools are alike. I used 72 different fabrics from my expansive Bonnie and Camille stash. I added some yellow from other lines to give me more variety. The ribbon border fabrics are repeats of what are in the spool blocks. I was too lazy to look for 24 more fabrics for that part. =) 

As soon as I got that done, I grabbed up a Little Ruby ...

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October 5, 2016
My Bonnie and Camille Scrappy Pineapples from Lilabelle Lane

Playing with Pineapples again .....

This might just be one of my slowest growing machine pieced projects but I have upped the count from 5 to 8 pineapples and as you can see there is a colour change beginning to happen.

I am thinking that slow progress is better than no progress :)

Now I need to go scrap diving again so I can get to the next one.

Happy Stitching,


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Sew Sweet Bee Blocks from A Quilting Sheep

I have been way behind in getting my Sew Sweet Bee blocks done. Today was catch up day! I was a bit nervous sitting at my machine. It's been months since I have done any sewing. It was like riding a bike. You don't forget how. =) *whew*

The cake block was requested by Missy. You can see the other cake blocks that were made for her on her blog Missy's Homemaking Adventures. Now for a small confession. I made this cake block in the  Snapshots quilt along by Fat Quarter Shop, but I never finished the quilt ...

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October 1, 2016
Saltwater Mini Quilt from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
I've been back at the sewing machine,
and I've got lots of new things to show you.
 Today I'm sharing my Saltwater Mini Quilt,
made from the pattern by Thimbleblossoms.

I was craving a mini quilt, 
and this design looked like such fun to make.
I was not disappointed when I made it
from a few fat quarters of Hello Darling
by Bonnie and Camille.

I made this block first, and I was hooked.
The apple green looks so sweet with the
pink strawberry print.

Hmmm...I wasn't sure I liked the "busy" blocks ...

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September 17, 2016
Little Ruby Table Topper from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
I have a little table topper to share today.
I made it from a Mini Charm pack of Little Ruby
by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

I didn't have a pattern for this table topper,
but I was definitely inspired by Sherri from A Quilting Life.
showing a sweet way to lay out the squares on point.

I had just received my mini charm pack,
and I just "needed" to make something with it.
I cut some a whole bunch of 2 1/2" white squares,
and ...

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September 16, 2016
Playing my my scrap bins - Pineapples anyone? from Lilabelle Lane

Pineapples Anyone?

You know when you see something online, instantly you love it but you scroll past because you have so much on the go but then you find your thoughts turning back to it. Well this happened to me nearly a week ago. I was scrolling Instagram as one does and Julie at Intrepid Thread had posed about a new tutorial over on her blog with the following image.

You can find the tutorial HERE.

I knew that I wanted mine to be a scrappy Bonnie and Camille version as my scrap baskets are overflowing.  I am not ...

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July 31, 2016
Quatro Colouring It! from Lilabelle Lane

Quatro Colouring

It feels like it has been so long since I have dived head first into my Bonnie and Camille scraps but this is what I have been doing recently.  Sometimes it is just a matter of finding the right project.

Sue Daley released a new pattern around Quilt Market time and I had the pleasure of seeing it in person and loved it. Initially I wanted to play in the same fabrics as Sue's but after finishing my "Southern Aurora Quilt" in those same fabrics I decided a change was needed and that Bonnie and Camille it ...

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