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June 4, 2023
Community Quilts from Robin from Jo's Country Junction

I have quilts to share with you from Robin today. There are three finished and ready for your viewing pleasure. All of these were made by the Cresco Ladies. Robin writes: “Here are 3 small quilts I recently finished. They are the perfect lap size.  I will be taking them to the local assisted living… Read More »Community Quilts from Robin

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Community Quilts from Traci from Jo's Country Junction

Traci is at again with more quilt finishes. Traci writes: I am sending photos of four of the tops you sent me that I quilted. One is bound and ready to go to a local nursing home and the other three will go to Quilts for Kids; the organizer has a group that binds all… Read More »Community Quilts from Traci

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June 1, 2023
Community Quilts from Cheryl in Dallas from Jo's Country Junction

I have a wonderful quilt to share with you from Cheryl. It’s a pretty one for sure. Cheryl said she was tempted to keep it as it turned out so nice and I couldn’t agree more. Cheryl writes: This gorgeous community quilt top was made by that most prolific quilter:  Ms. Anonymous.  Such a busy… Read More »Community Quilts from Cheryl in Dallas

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May 30, 2023
Scrappy Corners from Heart Desire Creations

A bin full of 3 1/2″ squares – what to do? A scrappy of course! Two and a half inch squares were cut from a large piece of a light gray print that was used for a backing. One small square was placed on the larger square and sewn from corner to corner of the smaller square on the solid line as shown below. A 1/4″ cut was then made as indicated by the dashed line below. The second picture shows how the completed block finishes.

There are various layouts that can be made with these blocks – I chose ...

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May 28, 2023
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have some good news and some finished quilts from Ray today. First up…the good news. You might remember that Ray is looking for patriotic-colored quilt tops that he can finish and present. They don’t need to follow Quilt of Valor guidelines. They just need to be lap sized and feature patriotic colors. Ray spearheads… Read More »Community Quilts from Ray

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Sunday Stash May 28, 2023 from Quilt Paint Create

I didn’t buy or use any fabric, but the numbers changed. Last year I bought fabrics to use in a charity quilt. I did use some of the fabric for that project, but there was more fabric than I thought. I added the extra to my stash.

I also have fabric strips I bought earlier this year I never counted. I need to get that done soon.

As a palette cleanser between projects, I sewed one traffic jam block. I’d like to get back to that quilt, but there are still four projects ahead of it. How does ...

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Community Quilts from Elizabeth from Jo's Country Junction

Today I have a big bunch of quilt finishes to share with you. All are finished by Elizabeth Wood. There are two Elizabeths that finish tops so I add Elizabeth’s last name. (Tops by Kay (Iowa); Lillian (Washington), Suzie (Texas) and the Cisco Liadies.  Thanks to all of these generous ladies for sharing their time… Read More »Community Quilts from Elizabeth

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May 25, 2023
Community Quilts from Jazz from Jo's Country Junction

I have quilts from Jazz to share with you today. She has some fun news to share and quilts!! Jazz writes: Jo! You’re not going to believe this (I couldn’t believe it!), but a couple of your readers, a nurse from Nebraska, and her friend Suzanne sent me six (six!) big moving-size boxes of flannels,… Read More »Community Quilts from Jazz

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May 22, 2023
More Blocks and a Finish from Heart Desire Creations

Haven’t been here in a while. This Spring in the Piedmont has been an absolute joy. The high heat hasn’t set in yet and the mornings have been lusciously cool. Much of my time has been in the garden – planting annuals, transplanting, weeding, weeding and more weeding! It’s a joyful time for me especially when I’m enjoying my morning coffee on the porch taking in all the flora and fauna and listening to the cheerful bird sounds.

I do make it into the sewing studio though. Little by little I continue to work on the Christmas ...

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May 21, 2023
Community Quilts from Adele from Jo's Country Junction

I have quilts to share with you today. They are all coming from the quilt finisher, Adele. She writes: Here is one of the quilts that you sent to me from the Cresco Ladies.  It’s a Christmas theme quilt. I put a gray on the back and used the leftover for the binding.  The pattern… Read More »Community Quilts from Adele

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Sunday Stash May 21, 2023 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers. Amazing, since my guild had a fabric sale yesterday. I’ve reached my storage capacity and will have to use some fabric before I buy more.

I finally resumed working on Pat Sloan’s Traffic Jam pattern. I have it going as a leader and ender project. I’d sewn quite a few pieces together that needed pressed. I think there’s enough sewn to start assembling blocks.

These pieces won’t make enough blocks for the whole quilt, but it will satisfy my curiosity as to how the blocks will look.

Fabric In: 18 ...

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Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I have goodies to share with you from Ray today. There is mail and finished quilts…my favorite kind of post. Ray writes: “I received a wonderful package in the mail today from Donna F in NY. Inside was a beautiful quilt as well as some patterns that she thought I might and will use. The top is… Read More »Community Quilts from Ray

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May 18, 2023
Mail Call from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray has been getting packages right and left. Today’s post is a peek at all the things that have been sent his way. Ray writes: “The mail has been coming in and I am determined to get it caught up before it gets totally out of control. I am not complaining. Just saying that some… Read More »Mail Call from Ray

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May 6, 2023
Strings are Finished! from Heart Desire Creations

Finishes are so rewarding! The blocks were all completed at two different retreats. It’s sewing that doesn’t require much concentration, leaving me available to socialize and have fun. Having completed the needed number of blocks at the second retreat, I brought them home to add to the blocks already put together from the first retreat.

It is 7 x 8 blocks 8″ finished. I added 2 inch borders making it an acceptable size to be sent to Snuggled in Hope Quilts where it will be quilted. The binding will also be sent along with the quilt top.

What ...

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April 28, 2023
About Those Goals…. from Quilt Paint Create

We are one third of the way through the year, which is a good time to review 2023 goals.

I have 13 items on my creative goals list and to date have finished one, plus one that wasn’t on the list.

Some of the projects listed will take more time than others. I never expected to finish all 13, but it is something to work towards. I’m OK with my progress to date. Multiple quilts are started and have a good deal done. At some point those will roll into finishes.

Here is my one list finish.

And ...

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April 25, 2023
The great thread sort continues from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

We all love to shop --- lots of goodies -- patterns, threads, fabric, and whatever else there is to buy! I started quilting in 1998, and I had no problems buying stuff. Or even worse -- getting freebies from various places. I see so many people winning things they will NEVER use -- why do they even bother to sign up for it? It's all a big marketing ploy. Sure -- they will sell or give it away, but then it will sit in someone else's house. We are KEYED to want free stuff! 

Sadly, I learned a bit too late about accumulating ...

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April 24, 2023
Pandora's box of thread from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'll start with the Virtual Challenge -- I have 10.33 KM to walk today to meet my goal, so that should be EASY!!! 

Here's the quilt of the day, and I'm happy to report that, while it still took a long time to quilt, I started much earlier in the day, so I finished shortly after dinner, and it wasn't a super late night - at least not because of quilting! 

Customer quilt - DONE

This version of Wanderer's Wife has large borders on all sides to fit a queen-sized bed! 

Another large one awaits me today ...

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April 23, 2023
I can see clearly now! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The days seem to be blurring into each other. A new day - two new presentations and a new quilt to quilt! The push on the quilts is only because I took some time to enjoy last week's beautiful weather, so I don't mind. It's cool outside these days -- too cool to sit out, but perfect for walking. I'm down to 25 KM to walk in two days to finish my Virtual Challenge. A piece of cake, but I've never been this close before! However, considering that I've walked almost 1,100 KM in 84 ...

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April 20, 2023
Weekly update: Hands2Help blog hop and a giveaway (and the purple triangle finale) from With Strings Attached


I'm delighted to be among the bloggers participating in the Hands2Help blog hop !

Avid, committed quiltmakers bestow quilts on their immediate and extended families. They happily make quilts for baby and wedding gifts, graduations and retirements and anniversaries.  They have wall hangings and placemats for every season. They may even sell a few pieces. But the inspiration keeps coming -- online, in print, at shops and shows, from fellow quilters.  What does a quiltmaker do?  Make quilts for strangers, of course.

I've been donating quilts since early in my quilting career.  I just went back in the photo album ...

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April 14, 2023
Fun with Strings from Heart Desire Creations

Time to try to empty the 1 1/2″ string container a bit. I really enjoy string quilts, although it is a LOT of sewing. I chose to do a block with a focused center. Each block is 8 inches finished. I drew the center piece on paper and used it for a pattern to cut out from a black with white polka dot fabric that I’ve had forever. The center was then placed in the center of each block, corner to corner. Hint: I used a glue stick to set the center piece on each foundation block. No ...

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