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January 24, 2019
TRUCKIN AWAY! from Kwilty Pleasures

During the holidays I made a couple pillows using the fun 
Vintage Truck/Christmas Tree fabric.

I had some red and green grunge 
and some buffalo plaids...
Economy blocks seemed perfect.


I quilted the fronts of the pillows
and found a black print in my stash that worked well 
for the envelope / back of the pillows.


I love these pillows!


Here's a good view of the envelope back of the pillow


My front porch was decorated with this truck theme




And I have a lot of blocks left over.
I will be making a lap size quilt for my ...

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December 29, 2018
Christmas Quilt Finished: One Down. Two To Go. from Wedding Dress Blue

This quilt is the result of the Have A Jolly Little Christmas Quiltalong hosted by Sew Fresh Quilts a year ago.  All her patterns are wonderful and easier to build than you might think.

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I did add a few different blocks and created my own layout. It is 78″ square. Don’t you love the look of a scrappy border?

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And finally got it quilted.

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And bound.

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And finished…two more to go before January 1.  Got to get stitching!

 

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New pattern: Welcome Home Wreath from Carried Away Quilting

When I became an empty nester, preparing for the holidays took on a whole new meaning. As I laid out the Christmas decorations last year, I thought about my kids coming home from college, and how I wanted them to feel the hug of home the minute they walked through the door.

Nothing quite says “Welcome Home” like a holiday wreath, so I’ve designed a wall hanging that would evoke a sense of love and homecoming. For all who enter our home, especially my adult children, I hope this quilt reminds them that they are loved and most welcome ...

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December 24, 2018
Weekly update: a finish, a flimsy, and clue 5 from With Strings Attached

After all the activity in the first half of the month it was nice to have a less-busy week.  I had two executive committee meetings (one of which was the last since I'm going off that particular board after 16 years). Rotary meets for Thursday breakfast (last meeting until January).  Pat J's retirement party on Wednesday was a library family reunion with many retired staff coming back to celebrate her 25 years of service. 

We saw not one, but two movies this week. (It's nice to go to the matinee showing.) We saw The Favourite on Monday ...

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December 23, 2018
Red and Green OP 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Three designs today, and they all look warm and cozy.

Love the second one!

Some tricky block placements … look at the row of three blocks across the top. One is the corner of the light coloured border, the ones each side are sort of part of the corner section.

Not many sleeps until Christmas, and after a very late start I have most of the Christmas decorations up.

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December 21, 2018
A Christmas Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my Gingerbread Needlework Shop.  I know it didn't have to be finished for Christmas, but I had set myself a goal, and I don't like admitting defeat.  If it wasn't finished now, it might have sat unfinished for another whole year!

It's summer time in New Zealand, so we don't need Christmas quilts, but I did enjoy making this one a few years ago.

Oh! Christmas Tree - pattern by Wendy Williams

Last year I made this Holiday Patchwork Forest quilt from crazy scraps in my drawers.

Holiday ...

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December 20, 2018
Christmas Patchwork Quilt from Needle and Foot

My newest daughter-in-law has a December birthday, just a few days before Christmas actually.  This year I decided to make her a quilt.  Some time back, I had given Ian a lap quilt for their couch but thought it would be fun to make a Christmasy quilt for Shar to use in winter months.

The cute white square is from the Pixie Noel line.

The plan was built around the need for a quick quilt and this cute package of Pixie Noel charms I won in a giveaway several years ago over at Silly Mama Quilts. It was not the ...

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December 7, 2018
A Lighter Shade of Christmas 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

This would be a great table topper!

Wonder if I can make it fade a bit more …..

Now it looks like the first version might look after a lot of Christmas Days have been and gone.

Instant vintage item!

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December 4, 2018
Annie Clover at Christmas 10, 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

A Christmas quilt or tablecloth for a subdued Christmas theme.

Even more subdued, but love that  block design links together when used in a line.

A different colouring … and love the light.

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November 30, 2018
EQ and Me at Christmas 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

It is that time of the year when I usually have Christmas decorations escaping from storage, but that part of the season is on hold until after a garage sale next weekend.

However, the virtual quilts can start escaping anytime I choose, and I choose today.

These designs would pass on a bed all year round, but they can also be on the bed when the stockings are hanging, the trees are decorated, and all the other trimmings are out of storage.

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November 24, 2018
Winter Flurries: a finished quilt top from Carried Away Quilting

Here in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone. In the Kelvington household, we cooked our turkey, enjoyed time spent with family, shopped a little, and started a tiny bit of Christmas decorating. I also managed to finish up this cute quilt top from the “Winter Flurries” mystery sew along with Fort Worth Fabric Studio.



This was such a fun project! I’ve never participated in a mystery sew along before, and it was intriguing to make a few blocks each week, all the while wondering what the final product would look like!


In week one we ...

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November 22, 2018
Christmas Tree Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Christmas Tree Quilt

Christmastime is full of magic, even for quilters! Don’t believe me? Watch as Jenny transforms a simple pack of green 10-inch squares into TWO gorgeous Christmas tree quilts! If that’s not magic, I don’t know what is!

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She starts with a cute modern chevron, but be sure to watch all the way to the end, because (spoiler alert!) just when you think the fun is over, Jenny whips out an adorable pinwheel version as well! When you are finished watching, be sure to comment which tree you like best!

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Christmas Tree Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

 

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October 28, 2018
Winter Flurries Week 2: Mystery sew along with Fort Worth Fabric Studio from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in to share my progress on the “Winter Flurries” mystery sew alongwith Fort Worth Fabric Studio. This week we made four Granny Square blocks to go with last week’s Economy block. I tell you what, the Granny Square blocks were so much fun that I have a hankerin’ to make a whole Granny Square quilt!


Last week I showed you my fabric pull for this project, but as I laid out this week’s blocks, I realized that my center square selection just didn’t have enough pop. I had chosen a ...

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October 21, 2018
Winter Flurries: Mystery sew along with Fort Worth Fabric Studio from Carried Away Quilting


Have you ever participated in a mystery sew along? I haven’t, until now! The creative folks at Fort Worth Fabric Studio are hosting a “Winter Flurries” mystery sew along, and I couldn’t resist joining. A mystery sew along is exactly that . . . a mystery.  We won’t know what the finished quilt top looks like until the final week! Here’s my first block and coordinating fabrics.


The sew along runs for five weeks. Weekly pattern downloads are free and designed by the talented Lindsey Weight. The finished project will be 33” x 33.” Our week one assignment included ...

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October 17, 2018
Free Motion Quilting is Fun for our Renters from Quilted Joy

There are a variety of different ways to quilt a quilt. First, you can use a design board or groovy board which is a board with grooves carved into it that guides the long arm with a stylus. Then there are paper pantographs, which are long pieces of paper with a design you follow with a laser. Next are rulers to guide the longarm in straight lines or curves. We have a lot of different rulers available. Finally, you can trace the design in the fabric or piecing pattern itself. We can even mount a laser on the top of ...

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October 9, 2018
MODERN TREE BLOCKS and MOM from Kwilty Pleasures

Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter)
 Modern Christmas Tree Blocks
have been tugging at my heart strings...
(for many reasons)

I had been collecting fabrics for a while,
that I thought would work for my version of the quilt.


I sorted and cut the basic pieces, per Amy's tutorial (link below)



Check out how stinkin cute these blocks are!







Finally, enough blocks to get started on the design wall.


THIS is NOT the final design...just playin around.
I have an idea for a staggered layout !

Here is a link to the tutorial by Diary of a Quilter
and ...

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September 26, 2018
Final Block for the Christmas All Year Block of the Month from Pamela Quilts

Can you believe that three months from today is Christmas?  I sure can't, but I'm excited to have 9 blocks finished for a Christmas quilt that I will actually be able to finish before Christmas!  Yahoo!

Today's block - ready or not:  Corn and Beans



This block features lots of half square triangles, and the piecing order is a little unusual due to those large half square triangles in the center and corners.  The easiest way to make this block is to make it in quarters, two with red triangles and two with background triangles, then sew them ...

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September 17, 2018
Gift Wrapped from My Quilt Infatuation

I had a fantastic day on Saturday presenting a trunk show of my Stash Statement quilts and teaching a class to the Music City Modern Quilt Guild in the Nashville area (you can see all of the scrappy goodness from the class on my facebook and Instagram pages). Before I headed out of town though, I managed to finish my Christmas X Plus quilt.



I don't know about you, but I really love to work on Christmas things when the season isn't yet upon us.  Somehow, once Christmas actually gets here- you know, in mid-October in some places ...

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September 12, 2018
Christmas X Plus from My Quilt Infatuation

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  In case you missed it, I posted the finish of my Fall Foliage quilt that I shared at last week's party HERE (quilted with woodgrain!), and I'm pleased to say that my wishful thinking worked like a charm.  We have been given a reprieve from the super hot temperatures for the past few days and it's actually starting to feel more like autumn is on its way.  Well, we all know that after fall comes the most wonderful time of the year, and it will be here before we know it ...

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September 11, 2018
Quilt Alongs from Cookie's Creek

I’ve been quilting along on a couple of fun Quilt Alongs.  This is in addition to my many other projects, block of the months, exchanges and challenges (notice these are all plural!).

But today I want to share my progress on two Quilt Alongs.  What is a Quilt Along?  According to AllPeopleQuilt.com “Quilt alongs are popular in the online quilting community, and they’re fun and inspirational to participate in! …A typical quilt-along involves a host posting on a blog or website a different tutorial each week or month that lets quilters at home complete a project by ...

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