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September 13, 2019
Square Dance with AGF Selva from Expect Moore

Recently, I had the chance to play with one of Art Gallery Fabrics’ new lines, Selva. This fun, jungle inspired print was perfect for a quilt that I’d been bouncing around in my mind. Ever since I stitched up the “Square Dance” quilt for the Leisure Arts “Modern Patchwork” book, I’d been wanting to make a new version of the quilt.

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September 8, 2019
putting a book together from Karen Ann Ruane

putting an embroidered artist book together

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September 7, 2019
Farm Girl Vintage 2 by Lori Holt from In the Boondocks

It’s Here! It’s Here!
Lori Holt’s new book!
 

Farm Girl Vintage 2
Available at

Lori Holt of  Bee In My Bonnet is such a talented author, pattern and fabric designer. I love her books and fabric lines with Riley Blake.



My favorite block is the Rooster!


I am excited that Lori included Doll quilts and pillows!
Having little granddaughters that love baby dolls!
Can you imagine the joy when they are grown
discovering it again for their little ones!


A section on pincushions!
My heart be still!
I love pincushions!

Sewalong posts from Lori ...

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September 5, 2019
recording stitch [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

recording stitch

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September 3, 2019
Another Grandmother Quilt from Fret Not Yourself

It's time to make the back for the Ohio Star/Log Cabin quilt. At least it should be since that's the next step and the leftover fabrics are in a pile on the dining room table. They'd make a good start but when I spoke with SIL last week she mentioned she will be a grandmother soon. So I changed course.

Possible fabric choices

And cut a bunch of diamonds for a Lone Star. The fussy-cut centers used all of that scrap and only made four. That's lucky because it forces me to get creative. Soon ...

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August 18, 2019
The Garden, Technology, Book Recommendation, Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

THE GARDEN

At this point, the GARLIC is the most prolific crop.  The large heads are from my planned & intentionally planted bed.  The small heads are all volunteers.  Every year I think... no I mean I hope I have managed to cull all that stuff, and every year I find that well, I guess I missed a bunch.

What will I do with all that garlic?

  • I'll save a few of the large heads as seed stock and replant it in the fall.  
  • Some will be used for PESTO which will go in the freezer in 1/4 cup ...

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August 4, 2019
a little stitched book and some hand embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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a little stitched book and some hand embroidery

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July 30, 2019
circle play [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

circle play

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July 29, 2019
developing my design ledger [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

developing my design ledger

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July 28, 2019
pages for an embroidered book [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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pages for an embroidered book

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July 26, 2019
Sewing Bags with Kraft-tex from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hey bag makers!  There is a completely new material for you to play with that is easy to sew with, easy to wash, sturdy AND makes a splashy fashion statement.  And…it’s paper.  Yes, paper!  It’s called Kraft-Tex, and you need to immediately prepare a bin to collect all the colors!  Kraft-Tex Designer Paper Fabric is perfect for sewing, embellishing, embroidery and adding texture. It’s machine washable, virtually indestructible, and comes in an assortment of awesome colors.  This sturdy material has a vegan leather texture and gives structure and weight to bags and wallets.

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July 20, 2019
storybook stitching [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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storybook stitching

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July 11, 2019
Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book – Hooray for Half Square Triangles! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Let’s get to the point – half square triangles are the best when it comes to creating beautiful, awe-inspiring quilts! We are sew excited for It’s Sew Emma’s Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book, we can hardly stand it.

The book has 16 quilts that let half square triangles sparkle and shine. With designs featuring eight different sizes of Triangles on a Roll™, you are sure to find several that are sew right for you!

Triangles on a Roll™ triangle paper allows you to create perfectly accurate half square triangle units in any size and amount you need ...

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July 10, 2019
Sunday Best Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Are there certain quilts you dream of making? Maybe you’re putting aside fabrics for a special quilt, assembling the right colors and prints for your someday creation. Or maybe you’re building your skills until you feel confident you can tackle that quilt with confidence. Making the quilts you’ve always wanted to make is the concept behind Sunday Best Quilts by Sherri L. McConnell and Corey Yoder. It’s about making those someday, maybe quilts – today!

Sunday Best Quilts: 12 Must-Make Quilts You’ll Love Forever

Moda designers Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder set out to design and ...

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June 7, 2019
embroidering pages [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidering pages

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June 4, 2019
embroidered pages for a cloth book [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered pages for a cloth book

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June 1, 2019
Welcome back to the Farm with Lori Holt! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to Lori Holt’s farm with Farm Girl Vintage 2! Lori has rounded up 45 unique 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by her rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects in this book, including quilts, pillows, a pincushion, and of course a fantastic new sampler quilt! As always, quilters can mix and match quilt blocks from Lori’s previous books, so they can piece together endless possibilities.

A few weeks ago a few of us from the It’s Sew Emma team and Lilly went to Lori’s cozy cottage for the Farm Girl Vintage ...

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May 31, 2019
Countdown to Christmas from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Have you ever wanted to sew a quilt that’s suited not just for Christmas but all year long? Making a lap or bed quilt can be a big undertaking, so it’s nice to have a quilt that won’t need to be packed away with the Christmas decorations. Susah Ache has gathered a collection of just such quilt patterns and quilted projects in Countdown to Christmas: Quilts and More that Span the Seasons.

The muted reds and greens make these quilts wonderful backdrops for the season, and many of them can be displayed year round. There are a ...

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May 30, 2019
stitched books, ledgers, sketchbooks, story books, from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery and books

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May 9, 2019
four little books from Karen Ann Ruane

four little hand embroidered books

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