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November 26, 2018
La Droguerie from Quilting Stories

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

A little trip to Paris last week. And for me, going to Paris means visiting and shopping at La Droguerie, my favorite haberdasher's shop. They have their own production and dyeing of great quality yarns. In this wonderful shop you can find quilting fabrics, Liberty fabrics, all sorts of threads, buttons, beads, ribbons... as well as catalogues with their great patterns for children or adults.

I remember when this shop was created in 1975, I was one of their first customer and so happy to find cashmere yarn, out of which I knitted a sweater for the one who ...

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July 23, 2018
Button Club - Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Button Club #3 has a Twist!  The amazing team at Just Another Button company has 3 ideas for you to work with all in the 6" Finished block size.. andONE option is a block from our Splendid Sampler 1 book!  This is my pincushion block turned into a ... get ready... pincushion!  Keep reading, there are more ideas, and one is free + I added onto it!

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Your July Button collection the next one in Year 3 of the Button Lover's Club series. 

The second fun option are these darling word pillows.

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June 21, 2018
Ad Hoc Improv Quilts Button Code Repaired from Fret Not Yourself

I think the button issues are corrected now. Try it (code on the sidebar) and let me know if it doesn't link properly for you.



Julie's already written a post about her Improvisational journey. Check that out you're there.

Enjoy the day, Ann

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May 22, 2018
Download my free Button Club Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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So I had to look for some fabric that had waves...

but not just any fabric would do! 

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Your June Button collection is the last of  year 2 of the Button Lover's Club series. 

Also this is the last of button club #2 but ... You can order #3! KEEP reading!

I've LOVED creating one each month using the buttons as an inspiration and I am excited about the Words with Buttons that comes up next!.  I've done all the sewing with  Aurifil 50wt .

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Button Club #3 the Just another button company is making a project from our ...

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April 18, 2018
We are blooming ... Buttons? Download my free Button Club Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

For our May button club I'm all about SPRING!

My free banners are designed for the Fat Quarter shop to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club

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The May Button collection is all about pink with some DARLING special buttons in the mix.

I'm using Aurifil 50wt this time, there are small kits if you want to try some out

The Florals are all Lemon Tree.. I love them! Aqua is a batik (here are similar) and a cream background.

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The lady bug in your kit is so darling!

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Here is my tree that I was ...

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March 12, 2018
A cuppa of ... Buttons? Download my free Button Club Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

For your April button club we take a trip...a trip to where? To Paris!

My free banners are designed for the Fat Quarter shop to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club

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The April Button collection is super cute!! Below are a few closeups. 

I'm using Aurifil 80wt this time.  I LOVE the little wooden spools it comes on. If you want a kit of colors those are at the top.

The fabric is Mostly Parisienne with the gray from Corey's lines

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The chickee buttons and flowers are so cute I want to eat them ...

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February 20, 2018
A cottage Garden, with Pat's Button club FREE Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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For your March button club, I designed a little cottage.. or two...  My free banners are designed for the Fat Quarter shop to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club

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The March Button collection is darling with the promise of spring in it's flowers! 

I'm using Aurifloss, using 2 ply.  I LOVE the little wooden spools it comes on. If you want a kit of colors, the Macaroon box is perfect ...

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January 20, 2018
Have it in Hearts, with Pat's Button club FREE Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

My favorite month is February because I can make hearts every single day! So for the Feb buttons .. what else. but a heart!  My free banners are designed for the Fat Quarter shop to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club

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The Feb Button collection is full of red and white goodness and I LOVE red and white!  I had so 

I am using  Aurifil 50wt to sew the buttons on and I'm using Sandy Gervais LOVE YOU fabric line.. want to see it?

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Super cute hearts, flowers, arrows.. oh my!

.. This IS my new favorite line ...

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January 16, 2018
Hobbies Up To Here Shop from Hobbies Up To Here

Welcome hobbyists and crafters! We like to present to your our own Zazzle shop where you can purchase Hobbies Up To Here merchandise! Hobbies Up To Here Pin by HobbiesUpToHere Hobbies Up To Here Tote by HobbiesUpToHere Our first items are available for purchase: a pin to promote our little ol’ podcast and a tote! … Continue reading Hobbies Up To Here Shop

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December 20, 2017
Let It Snow! with Pat's Button club FREE Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Let it Snow.. Let it Snow.. Let it SNOW!!!  My free banner to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! and this month ... snow!

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The January Button collection has darling snowmen!!  Plus a quilt block, stocking had, there is either a marshmallow or a cup of coffee, a carrot nose, and loads of pretty blue & white buttons!

I am using Aurifil 80wt this time to sew the buttons on and I'm using my friend Deb Strain's 'Snow Much Snow' for the fabric... have to love more snowmen, red birds, words and more!

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To audition the buttons ...

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November 18, 2017
Trim the Tree with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Finally it's here, the Christmas buttons!! I' can't wait for you to see them and make my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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The Christmas Button collection has a stocking and wreath, lights, a wee tiny bird and a coffee cup just for me!

I am using Aurifil floss and they look amazing in my granny's white poinsettia bowl, which chocolates, have to have chocolates.

I'm using Berry Merry fabric, LOVE it!

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This job needed a iced Americano with a splash of soy to finish it off

Perfect? Why yes ...

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October 20, 2017
Fall Leaves with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I had loved designing with vintage looking fall fabrics this month for my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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The fall Button collection has darling pumpkins, a chunky acorn, cute sunflower, and an OWL!! I love owls! 

The classic leave blocks is really fun and fast to make, now I want a whole quilt of leaves.

I'm posting the pattern PRIOR to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when you find them in your mailbox.

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Each month I'm using a layer cake ...

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September 20, 2017
White Pumpkins with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am THRILLED to be designing a mini quilt each month to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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Each month the buttons are a collection by color and theme. I'm posting the pattern prior to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when you find them in your mailbox! 

I am obsessed with White 'Boo' pumpkins! I love my orange ones, but... white ones are so cool! 

This month I'm giving you a little tutorial on patchwork applique, read on!

Pat Sloan Button club Sept 2017 tut

  1. To use patchwork for an applique ...

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September 15, 2017
Pin It Weekly #214 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

How are things in your Pinterest? My little corner of Pinterest has a follower by the name of Blinking Cat who has many boards that you may well enjoy.  These few come from his/her tatting board, but there are boards for knitting, sewing, crafting, quilting, kids, blogging and, oh, so many more. It's just easier if you go there.

Down the Garden Path by sarahwood8Tatted bookmark - Hearts Desire

He's beautiful. And I got the pattern for free at the linked website!

I have been pinning some fun pillow covers...

Pillow Cover, Decorative Pillow Cover, Living Room Decor, Rainbow Nursery, Patchwork Pillow, 18 x 18 Inches, Rainbow Patchwork Triangles

Mint Pillow Set - (12x20) Stripe and (20x20) Color Block  by JillianReneDecor - Modern Home Decor - Turquoise

Quilted pillow idea .... Fun! Love the colors!

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Ooooo isn't this Fab.#patchwork Love the the different colourful diagonal stripes. Simple but effective

And some fine art readers...

The Library ~ Elizabeth Shippen Green (1905)
The Library ~ Elizabeth Shippen Green (1905)

Louise Catherine Breslau (Swiss, 1856-1927) - Reading, c. 1889:http://classicalnovels.blogspot.com/p/toc-width99-margin5px-auto-border1px.html
Louise Catherine Breslau (Swiss, 1856-1927) - Reading, c. 1889

Sunday Afternoon by Malcolm_Liepke (367×559)
Sunday Afternoon by Malcolm_Liepke (367×559)
And one of my favorite painters ...

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