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May 24, 2018
“Illusions of Christmas” – A New Mini Quilt from Clever Chameleon

It’s the last day of the Spring 2018 Art with Fabric blog hop, and my turn to show you my quilt interpretation of the hop theme “1+1=3”.

What does “1+1=3” mean to you and how would you quilt it? My first thoughts were to produce a set of quirky critters that captured the essence of a young family. But May has been seriously crazy and I had neither the time nor energy in the end to whip up such a pattern from scratch.

The other connotation I was strongly drawn to was the mathematical impossibility ...

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May 22, 2018
A Year in Words Wall Hanging Club! from The Shabby


We are so excited to share this new club with you! A Year In Words Wall Hanging Club is a Shabby Fabrics Exclusive program that lets you decorate your home throughout the year with darling wall hangings featuring adorable pieced details and applique words! Keep reading to learn more!


Starting in June 2018 and running through May 2019, this 12 month program has everything you could want! Each month you will receive your kit which includes all patterns, fabrics (including binding and backing!), all pre-fused and laser-cut applique pieces, embroidery floss, and any embellishments. Click here to sign up for ...

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May 14, 2018
May Hearts And Framed Works. from Sunburnt Quilts

We are already up to the time that our May hearts due. These are turning into a delightful collection and are a pleasure to make.

All felt for this heart.

Felt on fabric for this one.

These are the patterns for Snow Hearts from Bunny Hill Designs and several of us are making these together.

Visit Joan and Shez and Jeanette to see their gorgeous work. They are all so different every time. I am thoroughly enjoying working with such fun ladies.

In my last post I showed the embroidery I had completed. I can’t believe how quickly my ...

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May 8, 2018
Planning For Christmas. from Sunburnt Quilts

I take a long time to get some embroideries completed. Especially when they are put aside when other projects take priority. So on that basis I am always pleased when I can achieve a finish.

This is a Trish Burr design and was in Inspirations magazine, Issue 92.

It is mostly stitched with DMC threads, one strand, and is barely 6 inches across.

I have taken this embroidery and the robin I stitched last year to be framed. I am looking forward to seeing the result. Both will be great additions to Christmas decorating for December. I also think I ...

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April 26, 2018
Christmas snowflake part 2 from Making A Lather

I am working on cutting and sewing this Christmas quilt. I am planning on sharing as I go along. The plan is for every Thursday.
I will be calling it Christmas snowflake.



Last week I shared a bit about how to start and included links to the paper piecing templates.
Intro/ templates

This week I am listing the fabric requirements.

16 assorted red and green fat quarters
6 1/2 yards of white solid for background
5/8 yard binding
4 1/2 yards of backing
79 square of batting
quilt is about 71 1/2 inchess square when finished ...

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April 25, 2018
All Quilted Up! from Sew Incredibly Crazy

After going to a quilt shop
in March, I decided to do 
things a bit different.
Standing in line, I spoke to 
two fellow quilters.
One had stated that she had 70 
quilt tops that were competed,
but not quilted.
Yikes, 70!
I felt the few that I had
in my room were getting out of hand
Like this one, 

that had been sitting in 
my sewing room, since September of 2014.
I absolutely love the quilt, 
but why was a waiting to get it quilted?
I didn't want to end up with ...

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April 9, 2018
My 2018 Sewing Goals from 3and3quarters

Did you know that 2018 marks my seventh year of blogging?! Seven years! Where has the time gone from when I was a shy 23 year old, tentatively entering the scary waters of online blogging? It seems like a life-time ago!

Anyhoo! A new year has started (even though we’re four months in already!! Eek!) and my precious little blog has been screaming out for some love and attention.

November… November was the last time I sat down, logged on and typed my little heart away catching you all up on my Sewing Room Adventures.

With lots of fun ...

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April Snow Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts

April in the northern hemisphere is said to bring April showers. I would love to have some April showers here, too. It is still very dry and the garden would love a drop of rain.

Together with Joan, Shez and Jeanette, I have completed the snow hearts for April from the pattern by Bunny Hill Designs.

Doing this together as a group is really helping to keep me on track. Please visit their sites too to see how differently each one is made.

This is the all felt heart.

 

And this is the fabric heart with felt applique.

It looks ...

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April 6, 2018
Old St. Nick from Pieced Brain

I finished it! This is Postcard from St. Nick, one of my recent patterns. The photograph was taken indoors because we've had 3G kind of weather: gray, gloomy, and gross. But I think you can see how fun it turned out!

I ended up trimming the panel to be smaller than in the pattern, so I edited the instructions to show what to do if you decide to trim away.

Melissa Kelly from Sew Shabby Quilting added this texture - perfect! The colors are really beautiful on the fabrics from the Christmas collection by Hoffman Fabrics. There are two panels ...

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March 25, 2018
Busy Quilting Week from Grandma's Red Needle

It's Palm Sunday, it's Easter, how did that happen? It feels like New Year's Eve was yesterday, doesn't it?! How are you going to spend the Easter days? For us it will be just normal days, nothing special. 

What have you been up to the last week? I have spent quite some time sewing and happy to say I have some finishes, even a UFO! :) So where do I start? 

I think I'd better start with a UFO where I'd love to hear your opinion, please. 
I've been working on this UFO off ...

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March 19, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 03 … from Seams To Be Sew

We are into day 03 with just two more days to go of Quilt Qwazy Queens. If your going to comment today, tell me what you did for Worldwide Quilting Day? Did you visit your local quilt shop? Make something … Continue reading

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March 15, 2018
Nativity set from Quilting and More...

One of the things I’m working on while pondering which motifs to use in quilting my latest quilt has been the embroidered nativity set below (click on the photo to enlarge it, as always). I will be getting some tiny lights for it so that it becomes a three-part light box, but in the meantime […]

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Christmas Pillows from Heart Desire Creations

image9.jpegChristmas in March! That’s a new one for me! A couple of years ago I purchased “The Quilter’s Snowman” by Mama’s Quilts. I hadn’t done redwork in ages and thought how much fun it would be! And it was – for the first block.  The second block was okay. When it was finished, I knew there wouldn’t be a third being stitched.  The novelty wore off.

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What to do with just two blocks?  Christmas pillows of course! Not long after they were completely stitched, I pulled out some Christmas fabric pieces and did  simple borders and ...

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March 13, 2018
Work, Work, Work from Pointless Quilter


My how time flies.  I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I posted.  I have not been idle though.  I finished making and quilting the guild’s mystery quilt.  I’ve already given out 4 clues and I think they will have either 2 or 3 more left to do.  They should have all the components of the blocks by the end of this month.  Here’s a sneak peak of the quilts.


I’d love to show you a picture of both quilts, but I can’t yet – that would ruin the mystery.  I ...

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February 24, 2018
Sewing & Embroidery Round-up from Sylvia Stitches



I've done a smorgasbord of various embroidery, sewing, and in-the-hoop projects over the last couple of months.  Thought I could go through them here for inspiration and list their pattern and design sources...

Holly-day Jiffy Jacket

At the Original Sew & Quilt Expo last fall, I stopped at Jennifer Amor's booth and picked up this jacket-from-a-sweatshirt pattern and kit.  I've been wanting to try and make a jacket from a sweatshirt.  I thought this pattern was cute, but what I really liked was that she had a kit available  All of the materials where already precut, and included ...

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February 19, 2018
Snowies In A Basket. from Sunburnt Quilts

The felt theme has continued with a little finish – a small penny rug.

Such an easy one to make. As always I have added to the original design with some buttons and a bit more embroidery. Can’t help myself.

Now it is time to get back to some quilting.

Have a lovely week.

Cheers, Karen

 

The post Snowies In A Basket. appeared first on Sunburnt Quilts.

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February 6, 2018
Finished Christmas Dresden Quilt from Amalie's Armfuls

Is it true?  Am I coming back to post a finished picture of this quilt?  Yes, yes I am.  Here it is!!





I think that I will post the picture backwards in this post.  Ha!  From finished project to the finished top..

From a finished dresden that needs to be attached to backing...


To trying to decide if I should do a white center on the block or a Christmas colors center circle....


To the beginning where I have no idea what to say next.  Haha! But I have so much to say.  I purchased an acrylic dresden ruler when ...

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February 1, 2018
HAPPY 2018 from A Quilter and The Chief

Wishing all our friends and family 
a very happy new year! 
May 2018 bring you many blessings!!


Happy New Year from the Pavones!

We made so many memories on our travels in 2017.
We are truly blessed and fortunate to be able to travel.

Mid-January took us to Nashville where we met great friends and visited the Jack Daniels Distillery, in nearby Lynchburg, as well as a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Jack Daniels Fire Brigade; met friends in Las Vegas; a Caribbean Cruise, in February, with Kathy and Stan (my sis and BiL); and a few RV trips ...

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January 31, 2018
Red and White sampler quilt from Amalie's Armfuls

Back in 2015, I started following Tales of Cloth on instagram.  She is one of my favorite people to follow.  I love her English Paper piecing patterns and the things that she is constantly working on.  I had wanted to do a quilt along for a long time.  I had also wanted to do a sampler quilt for a long time to have the experience of making lots of different types of blocks.  When I saw her post on her Red night Sky quilt, I knew it was the one that I wanted to do.  My aunt had asked for ...

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January 28, 2018
Quilted Place-mat weakness!!! from Amalie's Armfuls

Guys, I was pulling out some placemats to use for a game night at our house tonight with some neighbors.  I totally have a weakness for holiday and seasonal items.  But as my life has gone on, I have really tried to limit them to sewn items in my house.  How often to you use place-mats?  For nice dinners right?  On occasion maybe a nice Sunday dinner as a family, or a at home date night with a spouse.  However, as rare as I use them, I just LOVE having them.

When I was putting my Halloween place-mats away, I ...

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