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December 16, 2020
Less Logs for Christmas 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design of the day.

Also love the second! I don’t think I will be able to select a favourite from todays selection of designs.

I have to admit to never making a Log Cabin quilt, but have been part of a group effort, and the lesson we learned is noted here, The Quarter-inch Seam for Work Groups.

Yet another great design … in my never really humble opinion.

I can’t stop loving these designs!

That is all for this weeks virtual Mid Week Log Cabin Retreat, but there will be another mid week, next week, when ...

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October 30, 2020
Sew Sampler October 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We want you to feel ‘at home’ in our October Sew Sampler box this month! Packed with classics and even some cutting-edge items we know you’re gonna love! We’ve all heard the saying, ‘there’s no place like home’ and with this box, you’re never going to want to leave.

Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Petite Paintbox Basics 10″ Stacker by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

These Paintbox Basics, by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman, are ready to color you happy! This petite set of 10″ squares revisits popular prints from Elizabeth’s past collections ...

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October 28, 2020
Logs on Point + 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting start to this weeks five minute Log Cabin Retreat.

Change four blocks and the design changes, and I like the change.

Big changes for the next design …

… change four blocks and I like it more.

It never ceases to amaze me how small changes can make a big difference to a design. That is why I love Electric Quilt.

I can change a design many, many times without damaging any fabric.

Last design for this week, and I like it just as it is … but there is still an urge to play.

That’s all for this week … more ...

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October 14, 2020
City Courthouse 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 from Virtual Quilter

Nice one.

This is the final installment from the City Courthouse project file, but I suspect that these blocks may appear in a new colourway sometime in the future.


When you can get results like the one above by making the same block with the colours moved around a bit, why are so many quilts made with identical blocks?

A few relatively small changes and you get the results above, which is why I love Electric Quilt. Even when I get a design I love, I can save it and make changes to see if there is something better ...

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June 24, 2020
Put Your Day In God’s Hands from Adele Mogavero

I woke up this morning with the sound of birds singing their beautiful songs. And I decided to put my day in God’s Hands. Here’s Why. I was suddenly aware of this truth.If you are taking a breath right now, this very minute, God wants ....

The post Put Your Day In God’s Hands appeared first on Musings From The Bungalow.

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June 3, 2020
Log Court 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of another week, which means time to take a little time out to look at some Log Cabin variation quilt designs.

I like the first one of today’s selelction.

More traditional arrangement of fabrics in the second one, otherwise similar to the first.

Pretty basic blocks, interesting design in the third.

Love the fourth one!

Love the last, which is also my favourite of the day, and this is the last design in this project file, so another file to go into the archives.

More log Cabin related quilt designs mid week, next week.

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May 16, 2020
Courthouse Steps from Ann Quilts

Lately, I have been reaping the benefit of getting to the age of downsizing.  And the benefit has been adopting quilts from many directions.

Not that I really have room or reason to have them myself either, except for being able to write about them here and share them when I teach.  That's good enough, I figure.  But really, the main reason I say yes and bring them in is that I love them and want to give them a home.

I am reminded of my brother- and sister-in-law who kept the garage door open a crack and a ...

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February 26, 2020
Logs on the Pile 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week, and a collection of Log Cabin quilt designs to look at during a short break from the rest of the world.

I like the first one, not so keen on the second, but thought it was too interesting to hit the delete button.

The middle design for the mid week post … and the least I could say about it is wow! that is interesting.

Back to an almost boring design by comparison to the one in the middle, but I like it, and love the waving line created by Curved Log Cabin blocks.

The last is ...

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December 21, 2019
Red and White Logs 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 from Virtual Quilter

The mid week log cabin retreats have been out of their usual schedule this month, but you will not miss out on seeing about the same number of designs as any other month.

It will be like attending a quilter’s retreat without leaving home, though I don’t think I will mention to people in my real life I am spending a few days retreating … virtually!

The second and third designs today are almost the same … but not quite. Hope you can see the difference, and I like both of them.

The one above has some interesting little details ...

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November 26, 2019
Longarm Renters Have Fun with Geometry from Quilted Joy

What I love about quilting is the sheer volume of potential patterns that can be used in a top. I have seen quilts made from photographs, from graphic artist’s designs, and from landscapes. If you can see it or even imagine it, you can create it in fabric. The longarm machine renters who come in to the shop often bring us imaginative and beautiful creations. Some are new patterns from up and coming quilting stars, while others are from patterns decades old recreated from pictures of quilts in museums. Regardless of where these patterns come from, the results are ...

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November 24, 2019
Week 47 Already! from High Road Quilter

15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 47

This week,  I added more rounds of more Courthouse Steps and seeing the stack of finished blocks grow is satisfying to see.

I also completely emptied out the closet in the studio to feel the sparks of joy.  Since it was empty, I also painted it.

I am now thinking about where I want to keep the board games that I want to keep, but for now I am keeping my focus on the studio.  Once I go through the other bedrooms, I am sure I will find a good place in the other ...

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November 18, 2019
Another Week, Another Weekly Post from High Road Quilter

Time to check in for my weekly recap of stitching for 15 minutes a day.  I did well this week, actually stitching every day, sometimes for more than 15 minutes. I stitched more rounds to the courthouse square blocks, aiming for the 8" size.

After watching the impeachment hearings, I am thinking about changing the name of the quilt to "Not as Outlandish as It Could Be."    Some of my centers start out as triangles instead of squares or rectangles, so they are even more wonky than the crooked blocks shown here.  If I am up to it, I might ...

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November 10, 2019
Courthouse Steps from High Road Quilter

The courthouses are being built one step at a time. Bonnie had recommended making a few blocks at a time, but it is easier for me to make them in an assembly line process. 

I sorted my scraps by size - first round is about 2 inches and less than 4 inches in length, second round is between 4 and 6 inches, third round is between 6 and 8 inches and the final round is longer than 8 inches. This kept me from using up the longer lengths when smaller ones were available. It also made it convenient to find the ...

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October 29, 2019
Daily Index Cards from High Road Quilter

I just wanted to let you know that I am still doing the "daily" index cards. Just don't look up the definition of "daily" in the dictionary if you still want to be my friend.

Yes, I do realize that the index card in the photo above is made with markers and not the watercolor paints or the marker shown in the picture. I'd show you my artistic license if I had one.

I bought some colored index cards at the back to school sale. The blank ones are in the front and the daily cards are in ...

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October 23, 2019
Courthouse Steps from High Road Quilter

I am cleaning up for a family gathering and still cleaning my sewing room as a part of 15 minutes to stitch.

This means that the room where I sew has to be returned to living room / dining room status. The dining table had some fabric strings on it, and instead of finding an appropriate box and an appropriate place to put the box, I thought it might be better to just turn them into blocks.    Bonnie Hunter's  crooked courthouse steps quilt tutorial came at exactly the right time. Cleaning by sewing. That's my story and I am ...

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March 24, 2019
Update 1 – 2019 Squares in Squares from Lotus Cove Quilting

2019 Squares in Squares completed top
I’ve completed piecing the top, measuring 72×108. The bottom two rows are tucked under – too long for my design wall!
Next step is using all the leftover fabric strips to piece the back. I’m hoping it will look like a giant square bulls-eye. Stay tuned for more!

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