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February 7, 2019
A Look Inside – The Big Book of Lap Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Oh, how we love a good lap quilt! They’re perfect for cuddling on the couch, can be displayed with ease, and make a generous gift for most any occasion. We’ll take a sneak peek inside The Big Book of Lap Quilts at a few patterns […]

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February 1, 2019
"Handmade Getaway" Giveaway! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

"When there's not enough time for making, sometimes you just need to get away. Handmade getaways are a rare chance to sew from morning to night, to eat delicious things, and to take care of our friends. There is nothing else quite like it."


If you're looking for a new book that's filled with projects and TONS of inspiration, you should definitely check out Handmade Getaway! This book was brought to life by the talented  Jacqueline Sava Clarke (who I had the pleasure of meeting at last year's Spring Market in Portland!) and Karyn Valino who ...

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January 30, 2019
A book and a quilt from Stitchin' Therapy

   I recently re-watched all of the Bletchley Circle programs.   There were only 2 seasons about the girls who were code breakers for England during WWII, but I found it well written and the puzzle solving intrigued me.   Supposedly there is another series and version with 2 of the girls in the US, but I have not seen it yet.

  So recently, I have had my eyes glued to the pages of a book I picked up  at Mr. K's Bookstore.    The Code Girls had me hooked two pages into the introduction.  Just the comparative details of the the 1940 ...

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January 24, 2019
Rise & Shine with our Cream & Sugar Block of the Month – New BOM alert! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

There’s nothing like a sampler quilt first thing in the morning, don’t you agree? We can’t enough of the soft creams and rich browns in It’s Sew Emma’s Cream & Sugar quilt!

Sign up for our Cream & Sugar BOM to make your mornings easy breezy! This wonderful BOM includes everything you need to get started, including the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month Book and over 16 yards of Sonoma fabric to complete the 80.5″ square quilt. Our 12-month BOM starts in April, so reserve your spot today!

We also have a matching backing set ...

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January 14, 2019
That Handmade Touch - my book from Sotak Handmade

Hello everyone, happy Monday!

Today is a very special day for me as I can finally spill the beans and let you all know that I wrote a book!

That Handmade Touch was a true labor of love and I'm so anxious to see what you think. 

The book includes patterns for pouches, bags, and buckets, as well as a few home and pet accessories. 

Here's just a little sampling of projects for you to enjoy :)

(all photos by Lucky Spool and Holly DeGroot)

The book also includes projects using my very favorite qayg (quilt as you go ...

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January 6, 2019
Sunday Evening String from Ravelly1

Greetings all! I didn't think I'd get back to sewing but Mr. Cowboy didn't need me for feeding so I was able to sew a couple of days and was able to finish the string quilt top.
I used a type of tissue paper as a foundation and had to peel off the pieces from the back of each block.  Whew! That took a bit of time.
Then it was on to the borders. Gene asked about the size of the blocks. They are 9 1/2 inches unfinished. Also, someone asked about the coordinating colors.....that ...

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December 10, 2018
Blog Tour: Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary from Terificreations's Weblog

Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary: 3 Steps to Joyful Machine Stitching in 21 DaysJenny K LyonC&T Publishing96 pages, 8 1/2 x 11softcover, $27.99; eBook, $22.99 Learning to free-motion quilt is daunting as there are a lot of moving parts, literally. In Free-motion Quilting From Ordinary to Extraordinary Jenny takes us through our awkward teenage… Continue reading Blog Tour: Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary

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This Week's Excitement, and Some Good Books from caledonia quilter

So, yeah.  This week's excitement.  Do you recognize this stuff?

Uh huh.  Colonoscopy is booked for Tuesday.  Which means I'll be spending Monday on the toilet.
So. Much. Fun. 
If you missed my FIRST colonoscopy stories in 2010...
HERE is the prep.
HERE is the day.

I've had a string of really good books from the library.  I read most books on my tablet, so I get an email from the library when a book I've had "on hold" arrives for me.  It gets to be very awkward when two or three books ...

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November 15, 2018
Blog Tour: Doll Dress Boutique by Erin Hentzel from Terificreations's Weblog

Doll Dress Boutique: a dress for every occasion = sew 40+ projects for 18” dolls Erin Hentzel of Avery Lane Sewing C&T Publishing 64 pages plus 16 page pattern pullout 8.5×11 Softcover: $22.95 e-book: $18.99 I met Erin in Salt Lake City at Spring International Quilt Market in 2014 where her first book, Sew in Style… Continue reading Blog Tour: Doll Dress Boutique by Erin Hentzel

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November 9, 2018
pick a pumpkin outtakes . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Bet you didn't expect to see that in a blog post title today! But I thought it might be kinda fun.  I shared the final projects on my Pick a Pumpkin day (which included a giftaway!) . . .
But you didn't get to see the *process*. 

I shared that originally I was just going to do the valance and added the placemats on the spur. But that's not quite true.  Originally _first_ I'd thought to do a wall-hanging . . .
Designed it in EQ and everything. Not sure what changed my mind, but it was after I'd done the ...

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November 8, 2018
pick a pumpkin; day four . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Did you see my Pick a Pumpkin post yesterday?  Have mercy, I sure hope so!  Click here if you missed it and the GIFTAWAY!  For that matter, if you missed my postings on Day 1 or Day 2, feel free to go back and check those out, too!
Today is the final day of the hop -- Day Four - and here's the lineup of blogs to check out today:

I'm going four for four on the ...

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November 7, 2018
pick a pumpkin; day three . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

This is it!  Today -- Day 3 --  is *my* day for the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop and a giftaway!
Of course, there is a whole lineup of bloggers participating today, so be sure to visit them all:

Count it *all* JOY! (you are here!)

If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely adore pumpkins.  So when I saw the post announcing this hop, I jumped right on the pumpkin train!  That being said, many thanks to ...

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November 6, 2018
pick a pumpkin; day two . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Were you able to check out all of yesterday's participants in the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop? Such creativity!
Today is Day Two and there's a whole new set of blogs to check out today:

I found another Kindle freebie to share with y'all today, too.  (Aren't I nice?)  Simple & Easy Pumpkin Drink Recipes by Hannie P. Scott.  I've gotten a number of her cookbooks and they're fun ...

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November 5, 2018
pick a pumpkin; day one . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Hurray! Today begins the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop!  Here are today's participants:

Take time to visit each one and sure to ooooh and aaaaaah over their pumpkin offerings!  Oh, and don't forget to come back on Wednesday for my pumpkin offering!

Since we are celebrating pumpkins, I thought it would be appropriate to share this Kindle freebie link:  Pumpkin Recipes: The Ultimate Recipe Guide.  I can't promise how "ultimate" it is, but it ...

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October 3, 2018
Book Review Day: A Two-fer from Terificreations's Weblog

Today is a rare two-fer day I get to review two books, and give away a copy of one of the books. Celtic Woven Knots Raymond Houston 72 pages $18.99 availabe on Nacho Grandma’s Quilts link below. I first “met” Raymond Houston of Nacho Grandma’s Quilts on Alex Anderson’s first quilt show. He created a… Continue reading Book Review Day: A Two-fer

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September 29, 2018
Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts from Terificreations's Weblog

teeny-tiny Quilts 35 miniature projects tips & techniques for success Donna Lynn Thomas 112 pages softcover $29.95 e-book $23.99 all photos courtesy C&T Publishing C&T Interview with Donna I can actually see this tip working on any sized quilt simply because it’s a brilliant tip: “Sometimes there’s no perfect pressing solution. In that case, if… Continue reading Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts

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September 14, 2018
Clearing my Head from Terificreations's Weblog

My sewing room hasn’t been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn’t a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn’t work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I’d been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

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September 13, 2018
an embroidered sleeve for an artist book from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidered sleeve for an artist book

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September 3, 2018
Book Review Day: Quirky Little Quilts from Terificreations's Weblog

Quirky Little Quilts Patchwork from the Past, Projects for the Present Sheryl Johnson Temecula Quilt Company $25.99; $17.99 e-book soft cover 80 pages When reviewing books I always look for that thing that speaks deeply to my quilters soul. With Quirky Little Quilts it’s right there on the cover, quirky! Any book that promotes quilters and… Continue reading Book Review Day: Quirky Little Quilts

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August 31, 2018
New Release!!! Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg from Kitty and Me Designs

It's here!!!  Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 is now available!

Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg
Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 features my own crazy quilt artwork. These are my Trinket Blocks. Created using little things that I've been collecting or saving since childhood. 37 6 - inch crazy quilt blocks are sure to inspire the beginner, the intermediate and the advanced crazy quilter! Large photos of each block with a brief description of the trinkets.

This is an ongoing project so more Inspiration books will follow!

40 pages.

Print and Digital available at Magcloud:  http://www ...

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