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January 15, 2021
Line By Line from The Snarky Quilter

Temporal challenges to create art abound on social media: 100 days of postcards, 52 weeks of collages, a year of daily ambient temperatures, etc. I wanted to begin 2021 with some sort of daily art prompt, but I didn’t know … Continue reading

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January 7, 2021
12th Annual Final Countdown Wrap-up from Prairie Moon Quilts

Today I’m back to announce the winners of The 2020 Final Countdown. I think this one was more fun for me than ever, even tho I gave us some hard tasks!

I love that some of you sent in pictures, and I’ve really enjoyed the great comments and wonderful suggestions. And it’s sooo wonderful to know that I’m not alone in my mess, and in my constant efforts to get things under control around here.

Here are a couple more before/afters:

Here’s a couple afters of that closet we saw in an earlier post ...

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December 31, 2020
2020 Final Countdown, Task Three from Prairie Moon Quilts

Loving all the photos you are sharing ( mainly because I love getting peeks into other people’s sewing spaces)! Here are a few more photos . . .

Some afters from yesterday’s befores:

Amazing differences, right? Like a breath of fresh air, I always say . . .

Some befores, and I’m showing you these, not because they’re before pictures, but because they’re really good ideas for fabric storage! They actually look fairly organized already, to me. And how handy is it to have your fabric all so accessible? Also, note the great lighting in this space!

Another before, and this is ...

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December 30, 2020
2020 Final Countdown, Task Two from Prairie Moon Quilts

How are you doing with your main work surface? Have you unearthed it yet? Still working on it?

Several of you sent me pictures, and it really comforts me to know I’m not alone in this mess-making habit of mine! Wanna see some of them?

Here are a couple before shots. I’m withholding names to protect the guilty!

Here are some afters:

And here are a couple of before AND afters. I just keep flipping back and forth between them, because the difference just amazes me!

And I do have to tell you that this one is Macy ...

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December 29, 2020
2020 Final Countdown, Task One from Prairie Moon Quilts

Well, here we go! Are you ready for Task One of this year’s Final Countdown? If you missed all the details from yesterday’s post, you can find them HERE. I hope you’ll join us.

Some years I take it kind of easy on us, some years I don’t. This year I’m not making it super easy, mainly because I need some tough love for my own sake. (Basically, I do the things I myself need to do, and just drag you all along with me. Thank you for joining me!)

Also, all of this year ...

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December 28, 2020
The 12th Annual Final Countdown from Prairie Moon Quilts

Wow! Our twelfth year doing this, and I’m STILL not organized! Haha!

I know a lot of folks are saying they will be glad to see this year behind them. Me, I’m of the mind that, just because the calendar is turning over, doesn’t mean things are going to automagically change instantly, or change for the better, even. But there is hope!

I saw a meme the other day that said: “You don’t realize how much of an introvert you are until a pandemic strikes, and your life doesn’t really change that much!” That would ...

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December 20, 2020
Never underestimate the inspiration caused by a group project from Art and Quilting in Camden

Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view. -Paul Klee, painter (18 Dec 1879-1940) 

So I’m part of Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild, one of two local groups. This chapter, part of the MQG (Modern Quilt Guild) is the smaller of the two and is almost completely comprised of members of Coastal Quilters (the other group) which is part of the statewide Pine Tree Quilt Guild (Maine is the Pine Tree state). For once, I decided to participate in a round robin sort ...

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October 29, 2020
The Pandemic & Life from Where Art & Life Meet

As our internet is FINALLY up and running and my email is now, miraculously and somewhat bizarrely suddenly working again, I decided yesterday afternoon to do an impromptu live stream. It was very last minute, and touch and go, as the internet began misbehaving the minute I tried to live stream, but in the end… Continue reading The Pandemic & Life

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September 23, 2020
100 Days! from Prairie Moon Quilts

Yes, it’s already that time again! That magical day when there are only 100 days left in the year! And fall has officially begun.

Time for me to once again make my list of “100 Things To Do In The Next 100 Days”.

I find that I’m usually too completely pie-in-the-sky with my lists, so this time, I’m trying to pull myself down to earth a bit and make a more realistic list. (Key word: realistic — I have trouble with that!) I’ve yet to ever accomplish all 100 things on my list — I think my highest ...

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August 3, 2020
OMG - August 2020 from Urban Quilter

Pattern cut & ready to assemble
My #onemonthlygoal for August is to complete the black and white cotton skirt that has been a PIG (project-in-a-grocery-bag) since at least last summer. Maybe I can get it put together so I can wear it before this summer is over.

This month I will also be working on quilting my scrappy Irish chain quilt as it is what came up for the UFO Challenge

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August 2, 2020
Sunday Stitching Post #15 from Urban Quilter

I spent this past week with my niece, much of it at the beach, so almost no sewing got done. (It was a great week though!) I managed to miss the deadline for posting my OMG finish for July. I did complete my goal several weeks ago which was to finish my bargello quilt. The UFO challenge project for July was my Guild Mystery Quilt which I got out, selected quilting thread for, and began quilting it. Not much progress, but some.
Bargello quilt finished and hung up

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July 8, 2020
2020 UFO Challenge from Urban Quilter

Even though the year is half over I have decided to compile my list of unfinished projects and join in the 2020 APQ UFO Challenge The goal of the challenge is to get some projects finished, or at least worked on, and I figure moving forward (potentially) on 6 projects is better than none. I checked to see what numbers have already been pulled for the year and made my list using the remaining numbers.
Watch for updates here on the blog and on my instagram under #APQResolution.

My UFO list (with next step)

3 - Flower Boxes Quilt (backing needs ...

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June 1, 2020
June Challenges from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I think I totally forgot to post the challenges for May so, if you just did them without my reminder, feel free to leave a comment about them. If not, you can do either May or June’s color or both or . . whatever you want!

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May 11, 2020
Canticle of the Stars from Art and Quilting in Camden

Canticle of the Stars, or should I call it Anthem of Light? Chime in!
Completed May 2020, 36 tall x 46.5 wide.

There is a thing called star trails photography (just google it…it’s really cool). The earth rotates on its axis. The North Star is static in our northern skies. If you take time lapse photos and then “stack” (merge) them, you get star trails….images that describe the lines created by the light of the stars. Did you know that starlight comes in different colors??? It does… I love the feeling of the vastness of space ...

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May 9, 2020
NOW THIS IS A CHALLENGE from Kwilty Pleasures

My biggest challenge is keeping up with my blog posts.
I save my pics to a draft post...then I get side tracked.
I hope you don't mind my flakieness!

February, 2020 attended Airing of The Quilts
Venice, Florida, sponsored by SWMGQ.
That rained but I still enjoyed looking
at what we could see under the Gazebo.

I found their challenge quilts very interesting.
Each participant had yardage of one fabric.
A fabric that looked like an improv quilt!

It was very busy, some might say ugly,
but definitely had a modern spin to it. 

I jotted ...

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April 28, 2020
Announcing the Magical Quilt May Calendar and SO much more! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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****  Magical Quilty May! ***

Announcing today!

  • Our Magical Quilty May Challenge Calendar
  • May Daily sew along (hint.. get out your rainbow colors!)
  • One Day Charity Sew Along
  • Jolly Bar Sew Along - It's a row quilt!!
  • May Cross stitch Mystery!

I had so much fun reviewing all then names you came up with for May and what I decided is that May should be 'Magical'!  

And following this is my Bonus quilt will sew blocks for each day... woohoo!

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Download Pat Sloan's Magical Quilty May Calendar


Pat Sloan May Rainbow Quilt

****  May Daily Sew Along  ***

I've always wanted to ...

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April 7, 2020
Challenging times from The Academic Quilter

Hello all. How are you doing with our new reality? I'm just sitting here, writing this while refreshing my grocery order in hopes of getting a pickup time slot. Good times.

Plenty of allergies are building up here, but no nasty viruses yet, thank goodness. I am truly not doing too well with this whole thing, and I'm trying to be upbeat and optimistic, but folks, I'm struggling. I know some of you are, too. It's a very challenging time for everyone, and trying to keep it all together is getting to me. Even stitching isn ...

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March 4, 2020
The PVQG Brown Bag Special from Prairie Moon Quilts

For our group mystery project this year, my local guild, the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild, did the Brown Bag Special, a 4-part program I designed a lot of years ago.

Our group has done this before, but we have a lot of new members, and since the results come out differently every time, AND there are two versions of the program, they wanted to do it again, so we did.

We had 16 participants sign up, and 8 of us showed up at the reveal with finished projects!

Here we are with our projects, in no particular order . . .


Donna ...

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March 1, 2020
The Queen of Orange from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Shirley, a blog reader, left a comment with a link to her blog post sharing what she did for the orange challenge. You can see it here. I don’t know about what everyone else did but I think Shirley did more than I could have imagined! Check out her kitchen! Love it. After seeing it,...

The post The Queen of Orange appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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February 10, 2020
gifted quilts from Ellyn's Place

There have been lots of happy occasions to gift my quilts lately! In December, friends of ours got married. We gifted them the improv string plus quilt I had begun in Sherri Lynn Wood's workshop in 2018. My pal, Diann, of Happy Quilts quilted it for me.
Then the babies began to arrive! Dear friends welcomed their first grandchild, a girl, in January. Knowing she was coming, I had made my final 2019 fifth Saturday challenge especially for her....
I assure you the quilt is square! Apparently I had my phone at an angle and this is the best ...

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