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September 10, 2019
Knitting mishaps from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

So I took a bunch of pictures with my camera and there was a problem with the disk. I have to retake them, but not this morning. You're stuck with a couple of pictures that I took with my phone.

It's been two weeks since we had our Monday sewing and it was great to get back and see everyone. Lots going on and there was lots of chatter and show n tell. I tucked in the ends of all the dishcloths - that was part of the pictures to show you all that I had made. Tomorrow.

Then ...

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August 31, 2019
Live each day to the max from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

A couple of months ago, I met up with a friend whom I hadn't seen in a long time. Our kids used to hang out together and we spent many hours sitting and chatting at dance class or gymnastics or birthday parties while the kids did their thing. I heard from her daughter that Teresa wasn't well. I had coffee with her in May and she told me that she has advanced lung cancer. I was stunned. This woman and no one in her family smoked. She would have had limited access to second-hand smoke. She was told ...

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August 26, 2019
Star-Crossed {Starburst Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's time to show off my Starburst quilt top before I start quilting it!

Taking a quick rewind, here are my blocks before adding my sashings.

I moved around the locations of some of the blocks from this layout slightly while putting together the quilt top. I used the simple sashing option without cornerstones for my quilt top.

I used the tan mottled batik for my smaller inner border and the dark navy/teal print for the border.

For the backing, I am planning to use a chunk of the solid batik fabric provided in our most recent Ambassador ...

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August 20, 2019
SCRAP BUSTING from That's Sew Kerry

No Scrap Left Behind

This is something I actually started quite a while ago, the center or main body of the quilt is a simple Jelly Roll quilt but is a very effective and rather quick way to rustle up a fairly decent sized quilt in a couple of hours.

You will need a full Jelly Roll, unroll it and layout all the pairs of colours/prints so you can easily see what you've got to work with. Then sew every strip end to end so you have one extremely long, continuous length of fabric measuring 2.5" wide ...

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July 27, 2019
Cream baby blanket from Granny Maud's Girl

I am a granny! This is actually old news because little Lachlan, who was due in mid-July, was born a few weeks early in late June, but I have been a bit too distracted to post anything here. I think you can understand why.

The big project I was working on before his arrival was a baby blanket. I had more than a dozen balls of Rowan baby silk merino DK, which I bought on sale and stashed a while ago. The pattern I chose for them, ‘Dolce’, is a fun knit that is worked in the round from the ...

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July 17, 2019
Snowballs from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

No, we are not in winter here .... not yet.  But, snowballs?  That is the name of my latest quilt finish!  It was made during a quilt-along by Temecula Company and I absolutely loved making this quilt.  The border design is my own and I would do it again in a flash!

After the binding got finished, it was late at night and I just had to snap this photo taken in the lamp light at the cottage.

Here is the other side of the bridge on our cottage road.
The bridge is a one vehicle lane only and has great ...

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July 16, 2019
How to Quilt a Biplane Motif from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we are going to learn how to quilt a biplane motif-a free motion quilting tutorial. Before we get started, please help me celebrate… One MILLION Views! My FMQ Sailboat video has gone viral on BERNINA’s Facebook page with over 1 MILLION Views!!! The video and step-by-step tutorial can be found at…

The post How to Quilt a Biplane Motif appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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June 29, 2019
SHEEP ARE JUMPING from The Proficient Needle

Before I stopped working last night, I played with the layout of the sheep quilt.

Please excuse the lighting...... My design wall is in a narrow hallway, next to the stairs, and it has an overhead light that causes glare!  Once I get it stitched together, I'll have to hunt in my stash for border fabric.  I have a cute pink flannel for the back with more sheep!

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May 22, 2019
Rolling the Dice and Two Drowned Mice from Romany Quilting

Monday is roll the dice day (if we are home and not galivanting away in the caravan), and it brought up number one again, the same as last week.  Not that I’m complaining at all, I’m more than happy to keep working on my New Zealand Botanical blocks.  It seemed a shame to pack this project away last week, as I was not too far from completing the quilt top.

Number one again this week

So some cutting, pinning and stitching took place over the last couple of days and I now have borders on my top.  I ...

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April 11, 2019
Getting somewhere! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Progress has been made on the borders.  Oh happy days!  I love the look of this border applique.  Only 12 more leaf units and this top will be finished ...

My husband and I have been busy again making a wood box for my niece's apartment.  She wanted a nice looking box for her garbage and recycle bins.  So, we obliged.
Her kitchen is very small and this box will help her a lot with storage.
Snow is melting very nicely up here.  Dare I even think about getting out some spring tulip quilts out for display?

Like these two ...

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March 20, 2019
grand illusion 2 from Making A Lather

In my project box for my second version of Grand Illusion mystery quilt, I couldn't find the inner border or the fabric that it was supposed to be. So it could be anything I wanted. It was supposed to be the turquoise in the 4 patch. I tried yellow, blue, white, navy, green in different variations. But, I liked turquoise the best, and I had a different fabric that is a pretty good match.

I like the way it frames the quilt and helps tone down a pretty busy quilt. I like the quilt better the farther I am ...

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Miscellaneous Musings On Borders, Backings and Bindings (Oh My!) from Cheeky Cognoscenti

First off, I'm glad to report that my Pineapple Log Cabin quilt top is finally, FINALLY finished, a mere FIVE years after I started making it in June of 2014.  Unfortunately, I have no glorious "ta-da" photos to share because the quilt top is a massive 120" x 120" and, with all of those pieces (3,492 pieces not including border strips, but who's counting, right?) and three layers of fabric at every seam allowance, it weighs a ton.  I was concerned about the border fabric tearing from the weight of the quilt if I dragged my menfolk ...

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March 13, 2019
Early April Showers {Finished Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

Here in Pennsylvania, there's been a lot of rain and a lot of snow since about mid-January. I think we've gotten our share of April Showers and we're only in the second week of March!

I also have April Showers on the brain because I have *finally* (yes, finally!) finished the quilt top of my Coast to Coast Traveling Bee quilt from 2017 -- made mainly from the April Showers line from Bonnie and Camille!

Here's the quilt the when it returned to me in 2017:

This quilt will likely live in the guest room (which is ...

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March 12, 2019
Pineapple Borders (Finally!) and More Flying Geese from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'll bet you thought you hadn't heard from me because I was sewing up a storm over Lars's graduation quilt, didn't you?  Well, progress has been made on that front, but we'll get to that in a minute.  For today, we're taking a little detour and revisiting the long-overdue borders for my pineapple log cabin quilt.

Look Who's Getting Borders Today!
First, I'm adding a 3/4" finished border (same size as the pineapple strips) in Kona Solids 196 Blue Jay, and after that I'm adding a wider border in a ...

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February 25, 2019
A finish for February from Making A Lather

My one monthly goals for February included the finishing of this quilt. It is celtic soltice, a quiltville mystery quilt from 2013. I have had it pretty much ready for quilting since then.

I had thought I would do a celtic quilting on the quilt, but, opted in stead for the big swirls in a cool gray color.

And for a backing I used a bit of the shamrock - don't you know. While making it, the green was very overpowering green, but, with the blue borders it calmed the colors. I like that it makes large circles as a ...

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February 10, 2019
Stash report February 10, 2019 from Making A Lather

The border fabric I ordered, came this week for Christmas snowflake. hooray

I bought a border fabric for a fall quilt this week at Joann. I am a little out of season.

And on a whim, I bought a daily fab 5 at missouri star. I love the mini charms, and I have plenty already. I tend to buy them like I would candy, since I can't buy candy any more. I am pretty sure they won't kill my pancreas, or drive my blood sugar too high.
But, what can you do with just one? if you could ...

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February 8, 2019
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Six Years In the Making, Jingle BOM Quilt Top FINALLY Completed from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Jingle BOM Quilt Top Finally Finished!
I actually got the final outer border on this quilt top a few days ago, but I've been transitioning from my old Windows laptop to a big, beautiful, and largely inscrutable iMac computer this week and that's been slowing me down quite a bit over the past few days.  The highlight was when I logged into my email and deleted 62,000 "archived" emails from my google accounts, thinking they were just junk mail going back 8 years or so...  only to discover belatedly that I deleted the entire contents of my ...

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January 28, 2019
I Cut It Twice and it's Still Too Short: Let's Pretend I Meant to Do That from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I should not have set foot in my sewing room at all yesterday.  If there was such a thing as a Quilter's Horoscope, mine for yesterday would have said "Avoid rotary cutters and scissors at all costs!  Spend the day looking at other people's quilts on Pinterest and Instagram!"

New Emergency Plan for Outer Borders: Pieced Corner Squares
So you may remember that I had my outer striped border print strips already seamed together along the stripe line, ready to be cut to size and attached to my quilt top with mitered corners.  I sat down to do ...

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January 21, 2019
The Joy of Mitered Stripe Borders, With a Little Help From Donna Lynn Thomas from Cheeky Cognoscenti

My Jingle BOM project is starting to come together, FINALLY!  I dragged the cutting and seaming of these striped borders for weeks, and then procrastinated actually attaching them to the center applique medallion of this quilt because I had to be in the right frame of mind for it.  Actually, I just had to be fully awake and "sharp" for it, because I didn't have any more of the border fabrics I was using and I did NOT want to spend hours carefully cutting those stripes in single layer..  No math errors, and no cutting errors!  It wasn't ...

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January 6, 2019
Christmas VacationTo-Do List Wrapup from caledonia quilter

Chic Picnic - quilted & bound & labeled.  Many of the fabrics in this have special meaning for me, so the whole time I was hand stitching the binding I just felt... happy.
The fabrics are so busy that the time spent to custom quilt this was wasted, but since it's mine... I figure I'm worth it.

I used up some random fabrics on the back.

In keeping with the "word" theme of the quilt, I included my QUILT GIRL comic strip yardage.  (Spoiler alert:  she saved the day.)
I made two kids drag-around quilts which I'll donate to the ...

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