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November 20, 2015
Save those scraps! from Simple Bird Applique

I have been working away on the second block of “Love is in the Air” a pattern designed by Lori Smith.  I purchased this pattern a couple of years ago and put it away with the rest of my patterns.  Honestly, I forgot all about it.  About a month ago,  I went through my patterns and books in search of a simple applique pattern that would lend itself to a really scrappy feel.  As soon as I “found” this pattern in my box of (far too many) patterns, I knew “Love is in the Air” was exactly what I was ...

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September 19, 2015
A Bountiful Life... and Remembering Dad from Quilting Artist

I have made little progress on the final block for my A Bountiful Life quilt.
I have also started the vines on the top border.  I have had the time, but not the motivation to do much stitching...
It's been a difficult week here.  My father-in-law passed away somewhat unexpectedly earlier this week.  This is a picture of my husband and his dad taken in March.
He turned 90 in March and had lived a long and full life with many people to love him. But that doesn't make the loss any easier for us who loved him ...

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August 30, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - A Bountiful Life, The Last Block from Quilting Artist

I completed the Robin with Nest block from the A Bountiful Life quilt a couple of weeks ago.  
I was very happy with the changes I made to the robin on my block.  And of course those light blue robin's eggs.  However, Tammy made a very good point that I had not considered.... the acorns would not be brown at the time of the robin's nesting.  Oh well, they are now! LOL
I am hoping my version of the robin is more realistic than the original in the pattern.
So on to the last block I am making ...

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August 9, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - A Robin and Nest of Eggs from Quilting Artist

I have been working on the next block that I have chosen for my rendition of A Bountiful Life.  As mentioned in a previous post, I have decided not to make all 20 blocks in this reproduction applique quilt. 
So next up is the block called Robin and Nest of Eggs.  I have been looking forward to this block and actually should have thought about doing this block last Spring.  We have a lot of robins here in New Jersey and it is surely one of the first signs of Spring here.   As you can see from the photo of ...

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August 1, 2015
A Little Late to the Party - RSC ScrapHappy Party That Is! from Quilting Artist

So I am a little late to the RSC 2015 for July.  Yep, you guessed it - the color for July was RED.  Love red!!
After I had finished photographing my hexies this month, I realized these looked like lips.  Don't ya think?

We don't take a lot of road trips in the summer.  The beach condo is rented for the season, there is usually too much summer traffic on the weekends, and we just like to chill.  But this past weekend we took a trip to Connecticut to see my brother and his family.  (Sorry no pics).  I ...

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July 19, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - A Bountiful Life and More! from Quilting Artist

I have been working on my A Bountiful Life quilt blocks. The current block is called Assorted Bouquet.
This is how the block looked earlier this week.  Lots of leaves in this one!
My husband jokes that I am always making leaves.  This is the life of an appliquer!
Here is my paper pattern to give you an idea of what the finished block will look like. 36 leaves in the pattern. 
The block pictured in the book has the leaves all appliqued in the same green.  I chose to add more variety with some darker greens and a lot ...

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July 1, 2015
Design Decisions on A Bountiful Life from Quilting Artist

I am working on finishing up the Peacock block for the A Bountiful Life quilt.  I am moving onto more bird feet.  I should be getting pretty good at this by now, right?  Again I have chosen to use a batik fabric so it will not fray as badly as a regular cotton.
I think this guy needs an eye when I am finished appliqueing his body.
The full quilt from the book A Bountiful Life by Karen Mowery
Before I move on the the next block I need to make a decision on what my finished layout may look ...

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June 21, 2015
Update on Some Recent Applique from Quilting Artist

Finding time lately to quilt has been a challenge.. and finding time to blog about it has been even more of a challenge.  I guess it is just that time of year.  We have had some family visits, weekends away, and time spent getting our beach condo ready for the rental season.  The condo is now ready for our first guests which arrived yesterday, so now we can relax a bit.  This time of year, with the warmer weather upon us,  is a time to slow down, get out of my studio, and get back to some slow stitching. 
Do ...

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