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September 16, 2021
How early is too early? from QUilting By-You

So, we walk into a store in late August and are bombarded by all things Halloween. At first I feel a little rushed and frustrated. Why so early? We all know that Halloween candy purchased in August is not going to make it to trick or treat time!

But lately I’ve been thinking. How early is too early? When July hits, we start to think about “Christmas in July”. Some of us gift items crafted by us and that takes time. We might be crafting year round to not feel so rushed when those holiday deadlines come around. We ...

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September 14, 2021
Finished! Rise Above Quilt from Fabrics 'n Flowers

So happy to share (another) finished Rise Above quilt! I made my first version of this pattern last winter as

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September 12, 2021
It’s a BIG Fish! from Heart Desire Creations

Fifty Five inches long, thirty six inches wide! How fun this was! Hubby was responsible for the fabrics I chose. He suggested I use some of the home dec fabrics in my stash. They are all bright. colorful and a nice heavy weight, and a no brainer as I have a ridiculous amount!

It was a bit odd to be cutting such large pieces and even odder to be sewing 5/8″ seams. My quilter’s brain had to really work on placing the fabrics at the right place under the needle!

The sewing was easy, but the stuffing – oh ...

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September 9, 2021
Time to Tweak it a Little. from QUilting By-You

Hopefully we can now get back to our regularly scheduled posting habits!

We will certainly pick up where we left off with our Jacob’s Ladder blocks, but that will have to wait until next time. They are all sitting patiently waiting until it is their turn.

We also fell down a bit on UFO stuff. That’s okay too. I’m sure that we have all realized over the last year or so that sometimes life happens and we have to shift our priorities to take care of those things that are necessary. Hopefully you are all making UFO ...

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September 7, 2021
Happy Mail from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I haven't bought any fabric in a really long time.  I have been really determined to use what I have.  But in working on a few projects, I finally admitted that I needed to replenish my white on white stash.  I think I have used every tiny bit in my house.




Photographs of white on white fabric are kind of boring - but this happy mail sure excites me.  I have been digging through scraps for a couple years every time I need a "white" piece.

I ordered 8 lovely yards from Connecting Threads.  I received a nice selection of ...

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September 5, 2021
stash report September 5, 2021 from Making A Lather

There was a sale. All good things happen when that is the case. I added a little to my civil war reproduction fabrics. I thought the orange one was more of a mustard than a cheddar.


stash report September 5, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 20 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 149 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 1/4 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 108 1/4 yards

net fabric: 40 3/4 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I finished ode to joey quilt here. I have ...

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Next project from Quilting and More...

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been taking a fantastic set of online classes from Philippa Naylor. The last class in the series is a tutorial on making a feathered star quilt with a LeMoyne Star center. I’ve always loved both feathered stars and LeMoyne Stars, so this was a no-brainer for me. As I rooted […]

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September 1, 2021
Celebrate National Sewing Month with 3-D Popstar! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s National Sewing Month, and we wanted to kick it off by celebrating you, our dedicated quilters with a FREE 3-D Popstar Quilt Pattern in honor of the inspiration and community sewing brings us. This design symbolizes how quilting brings our creativity to life. Plus, in the sewing room, YOU are the popstar!

This pattern is FREE, and we’ve sewed up seven quilts in different collections to give you inspiration to make your 3-D Popstar Quilt. We even have a fun giveaway, so read on to find out more!

This version of 3-D Popstar was sewn with Cozy ...

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August 29, 2021
Off to Give Comfort from Heart Desire Creations

One of my favorite things to do with quilts – take a pic of them hanging on the line together before they get sent off! There are eight quilts this time round, all going to Hospice. All are lap quilts, varying sizes and one is a wheelchair quilt. There are five Hospice flimsies with backings hanging in the closet. Not sure when I’ll get them quilted – just waiting for inspiration to hit!

The list of Works in Progress is still doable for me. I no longer want 20 projects in the wings that are half sewn. There was a time ...

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stash report August 29, 2021 from Making A Lather

 More fabric trickling in the house. I won the drawing for show and tell at quilt guild.

and I like charm packs

stash report August 29, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1.5 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 105 yards

net fabric: 24 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. and made significant progress on sea swept.

I didn't go to rug hooking guild last week. I stayed home to longarm, since I have a few last ...

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August 22, 2021
Simple Patchwork from Sew Some Sunshine

Here's a rectangular patchwork throw quilt made with a scrap pack of fabric that I picked up quite a few years ago from Southern Fabric.  They put together WOF ends and sell them as a group.  I love the palette on this one, all I had to do was add a few extra fabrics from my stash to maximize what was in the scrap pack.  Most of the strips had at least six inches of width, so I made six by seven inch rectangles and decided on an eight by eight layout.  


The quilting is an edge to edge ...

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stash report August 22, 2021 from Making A Lather

I had to buy fabric to recut  the diamonds for sea swept. I bought 2 yards of kona snow from Joann fabrics. And, I nearly used all of it. Those blocks are done and I am starting the assembly of the quilt.


 stash report August 22, 2021


Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 yards  kona snow replacement
Fabric Added Year to Date: 103 1/2 yards

net fabric: 25 1/2 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have ...

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August 20, 2021
Sincerely Yours Bella Solids Coordinates from A Quilting Life

Sincerely Yours Bella Solids Coordinates featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends, and Happy Friday. I recently heard through the grapevine that the Sincerely Yours Fabrics are on their way to the warehouse in Dallas. So I want to let you know about all of the lovely Sincerely Yours Bella Solids Coordinates you might want to get to coordinate with your projects. We are often […]

The post Sincerely Yours Bella Solids Coordinates appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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August 15, 2021
stash report August 15, 2021 from Making A Lather

I indulged in a  moda scrap bag. I enjoy the mystery. This one was funny, mostly civil war reproduction fabrics and... a 4 brights. But, I will use all of them, if, I live long enough.


 stash report August 15, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1 1/2 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 101 1/2 yards

net fabric: 27 1/2 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. And I had 2 days of retreat sewing - fun ...

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August 8, 2021
stash report August 8, 2021 from Making A Lather

I bought these through missourri star quilt. I don't have any neutral colored batiks and the charm packs were so pretty.


stash report August 8, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 27.5 yards    sent home with my daughter

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 1/4 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 100 yards

net fabric: 29 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I am back to sewing in the mornings before breakfast.

Last week I showed some soap sacks that I was crocheting ...

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August 1, 2021
stash report August 1, 2021 from Making A Lather

I ordered a mystery fat quarter bundle from Missouri star quilt company. I liked all the fat quarters that I received. There were a few colors of the top fabric and nothing too wild. 

It was fun to see what was a mystery

stash report August 1, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 24 yards    for aunt elizas star

Fabric Used year to Date: 111 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 97 3/4 yards

net fabric: 13 3/4 yards used more than bought - I am on the positive side again

 I ...

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The Foundling Quilt & Update from Heart Desire Creations

Early July, I pulled my orphan blocks out and began playing with them on the design wall. I found a few more and there has been SO much rearranging. I’m thinking this is going to be the final layout – maybe. Every so often when i walk by it, I change something. I know that has to stop so I finally committed and sewed a few blocks together. Now all I need do is decide how to tie it all together. I’m in the process of pulling filler fabrics. This, my Foundling quilt, is definitely a challenge and that ...

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July 25, 2021
stash report July 25, 2021 from Making A Lather

New batik charm squares arrived this week. I like the colors. I bought them "just because". We had a shop hop this week, and my daughter was here to go with me. There were 30 shops in booths in a big convention center. We both showed some restraint and came home with the same fabric too. That is always fun. Fabric prices had indeed risen. 

cheerful

I bought the template to make this fabric ring. It wasn't what I thought it was. But it works like the twister templates. First you sew the charm squares together and then cut ...

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Another, then Another from Heart Desire Creations

Woo Hoo! Two more Hospice finishes. The first one was made with some orphan blocks I found from another Hospice quilt finished last year. There was just enough to make a wheelchair quilt. I really like these little quilts. They’re small so they go quickly, and they’re very practical for those in wheelchairs. As you can see, the corners are cut to avoid getting caught in the wheels. On this one I had enough to add a pocket. It’s lined with the same fleece I used for the backing. The pocket can hold tissues, cell phone, etc ...

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July 22, 2021
Quilting A Show Quilt from QUilting By-You

I know, we kind of checked out there for a bit. We had a good reason though…we were quilting a show quilt.

I’m sure that many of you have been to quilt shows in your area with amazing quilts and vendors. Many of you have even travelled to larger shows with even more amazing quilts and vendors. You may even be brave enough to hang your quilts in your local shows. Some of you may even be brave enough to have your quilt judged.

I have had one of my personal quilts judged and the comments were pretty ...

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