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September 9, 2018
fall's fluttering in . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It's been a fairly productive week . . . I love having a bunch of little handwork projects to work on because I can skip around and work in the evenings and at lunch time without a lot of fuss, and I get things done!
So now, along with the acorn mug rug, I've finished my little harvest stitchery mug rug.  I really love how that turned out! It used a nice, wide variety of embroidery stitches, and I even learned a new one -- the wheatear or wheat stitch. Can you tell which one that is (aside from it being the ...

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June 25, 2018
Foundation Paper Piecing! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Everyone!

Did you know that you can sew regular paper through your machine?

Inspired by the geometric and vibrant “Pieced Bunches Wild” print from the amazing Loved to Pieces Collection, I decided to make a foundation paper piecing block and take pictures of the process to share it with you.


Foundation paper piecing consists of using a printed pattern on paper as a guide when making quilt blocks. This implies that you will be sewing the fabric with the paper through the machine at the same time, and once your pieces are perfectly sewn together you remove the paper ...

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June 10, 2018
Medieval Garden (cross stitch) 7 from France Nadeau

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June 7, 2018
Flutterby Blue – A Free Quilt Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

I’ve mentioned my sewing room clean up in previous posts. Norma, my Bearded Collie was telling me in her subtle way that I needed to get a handle on all these scraps.


Since a lot of my scraps were smaller pieces, I cut them into convenient 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 inch squares.  After taking inventory, I had a lot of 1.5 inch squares to create something fun.

What to do?  I made a butterfly!


Wall Hanging or Table Topper…you get to choose!

I know sewing all these 1.5 inch squares together may seem ...

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May 31, 2018
Progress In the Garden from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

I (Teri) love to spend time in my garden, or in any garden, for that matter! My garden is much different in our new home, but one thing remains constant: I have portulacas planted along my sidewalk—a long-standing tradition as a tribute to my great-grandparents' garden. (See A Walk Through the Garden.) We have had a rather odd spring this year, with warm temperatures late in arriving and such a plethora of rain that sunshine is sparse. But my hostas and coneflowers are huge and already sporting flower buds, so they must be happy. And when my garden is ...

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March 10, 2018
Butterflies, Dogs, and Cats, Oh My! from Quilted Joy

Images in nature are beautiful and common themes to include in artwork. Flowers, vines, and trees often make it to a quilt top. But there is more than just flora out there. Let’s not forget the fauna.

Carol quilted her Strip Butterflies quilt at Quilted Joy

Carol made this Strip Butterflies Quilt with batik fabrics. The butterflies are so colorful. The colorful border ties it all together ending in that beautifully matched blue with rainbow accents border. The pantograph she chose also subtly accents the design. She quilted it here with our Airborne pantograph. It reminds me of wind swirling giving flight to her butterflies.

Rita quilted her Halloween themed Pins and Paws Quilt at Quilted Joy.

This was a ...

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February 25, 2018
Let's fly, let's fly away - butterfly & map quilt from Charm About You

Two quilts that both have a flying theme today! One literally has wings and the other is a map of the world. To add detail I used decorative stitches on my machine, something I am exploring more and more and have a lot of fun with. Both projects were demonstrated on Sewing Quarter.

I created a butterfly mini quilt, a smaller version of a pattern from the book 'Log Cabin Variations' by Annies. The butterfly shapes were easy to appliqué with bondaweb and then stitched by machine with a blanket stitch and a satin stitch.

The whole pattern is made ...

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February 24, 2018
$5 Friday: Butterfly Damask from Wasatch Quilting

Although we’re still experiencing snow around here, there’s something so refreshing about the time of year that flowers begin to bloom, days get longer, and you hear the birds chirping. Unfortunately we’re only daydreaming of that right now, so we thought we’d dream with a beautiful Edge to Edge that’s sure to get you in the mood!

$5 Friday

This gorgeous E2E will inspire your Spring quilting with a fresh and happy look!

If quilting isn’t enough to get you feeling fresh, our newest coloring page designed with the ...

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November 1, 2017
Kaleidoscope of Butterflies 22, Pillow Progress, and Natural History Museum from Fret Not Yourself

How's that for an all-inclusive title?

Although I've seen butterflies here, they've been too quick or shy for photos. My daughter had much better luck at her house where she found thirty or forty Painted Ladies enjoying the daisies. They look like monarchs or frittaries, don't they?

Orange and black Painted Lady butterflies feed on white and yellow shasta daisies
Painted Lady butterflies feeding on daisies

Lots of beauty everywhere. I started more butterfly blocks but trimmed them incorrectly. Fortunately only a few were lost. Unfortunately the parts I lost are the green background which, of course, is the critical path. When it runs out the size of ...

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October 5, 2017
Butterfly Block Progress: Kaleidoscope of Butterflies 21 from Fret Not Yourself

Butterflies still flitter around our area but they have been difficult to photograph. A friend has mounds of lavender in her yard attracting loads of bees. If you listen quietly they make the most relaxing hum.

I'm continuing my own butterfly blocks. Just a few each month. Making a few each month is also relaxing. I've no clear idea about a final quilt so I'm enjoying taking my time over these. Here's what I have so far.

Simple butterfly quilt blocks
September Butterflies
There was enough of the light blue in the top right to center wings for one butterfly ...

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