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March 17, 2019
stash report March 17, 2019 from Making A Lather

My Christmas cactus is blooming. With the weird winter we have had, I am not surprised it is confused. What does surprise me is that the blooms look almost pink, and they are supposed to be red. hmmm


Craftsy sent a coupon to me for an additional amount off, and I found 2 fat quarter bundles I thought were great.


Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 yard cozies
Fabric Used year to Date: 73.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 9.5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 95.5 yards
net fabric: 22 yards bought more than used ...

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Are you going to sew with me? It's Quilt Day! from Pat Sloan's Blog

The third Saturday in March is Quilt day each year!  What better excuse is there than to gather a group of friends and sew all day long?

Pat Sloan Quilt Day

I'm sewing with you online and will be using this post to document my day. I plan on doing a few videos and I'll insert them here. 

I've got fabric options and 800 projects .. do you think that is enough?  I'm also continuing to sew on Sunday as.. well.. it's more fun to have a whole weekend for quilting!

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To celebrate national quilt day, my friend Katy Jones ...

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Blooming Wallflowers Week 8 – Machine Quilting Part 1 from Christa Quilts

Now we get to my absolute favorite part of the quilt-making process – machine quilting!!! I’m breaking this section into 2 posts so you’ll have plenty of time to get ‘er done! And thanks to all of you who keep sharing your progress, no matter what step you are on. It’s so inspiring to see all of the fantastic Blooming Wallflowers out there!! Remember to scroll to the end of this post for links to all of the quilt along steps and other important info.

Blooming Wallflowers Quilting

Above is my sewing machine setup. I have a drop in table so ...

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March 14, 2019
Are you joining me Saturday? And it's Charity block #4! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Saturday is Quilt Day around the world!! And I'm HOME!! I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to host a fun day of quilting with all of you online

Also It is Block #4 of the Charity Sew Along with a design board trick I use. Now for the details!

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Saturday is the 3rd Saturday in March, officially Quilt DAY across the World! So grab a project and sew along ...

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Spring Fling quilt from Charm About You

spring fling quilt by Lucy Brennan | Charm About You

I'm so lucky that I get to have SO MUCH FUN creating designs with bright and beautiful fabric. For this quilt I picked out prints from Zuma by Tula Pink and a range of colours from Tula Pink solids.  A classic block in the centre and medallion style borders made with a mix of regular machine piecing and foundation paper piecing, make for a modern and dynamic quilt. My Spring Fling quilt pattern is in Issue 71 of Love Patchwork & Quilting - out now!

The detail in the prints is just amazing, there's so many that I thought were ...

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Leaders/Enders Progress from Heart Desire Creations

It’s amazing how quickly a quilt top goes together when using leaders and enders.  I placed this L/E project at my sewing machine the beginning of the year and now I have the main section together! I set aside all my 1 1/2″ green strips and sewed them all around the outside.

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Now I will continue to piece the L/E’s and make a border of two squares across and as many down as needed for the sides, top and bottom.

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Unfortunately, I haven’t made much progress on those because I have been doing  string ...

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March 11, 2019
My Fireside chat, FREE Table runner & thoughts on when we make... from Pat Sloan's Blog

It was so fun to do a Fireside chat yesterday evening! If you've not watched one they are about 30 minutes long with a giveaway!  

AND at the end of this article is a download of my FREE table runner pattern we'll sew for Quilt day Sat Mach 16!

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Coming Soon to Quilt Shops Near You… from Marcus Fabrics

We know…spring weather is “thisclose” and we can’t wait!  And our upcoming collections prove that there’s fresh inspiration to be found everywhere, from traditional prints and palettes to silk neckties, from a tranquil garden to a coastal paradise, from an elegant manor to America’s Favorite Pastime  If you’re in need of a creative boost, check out what’s coming to quilt shops near you in the coming months:

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March 10, 2019
stash report March 10, 2019 from Making A Lather

I had a flannel day at goodwill. Most of these pieces are at least 5 yards. They will make great backs. I am even wondering if the bottom piece would work as the back for my double wedding ring quilt. They are washed and dried and folded.


Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1.5 yards cozies
Fabric Used year to Date: 72.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 15 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 86  yards
net fabric: 13.5 yards bought more than used

I have made great progress on either the bottom or the top of ...

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Sew Hot ~ GIVEAWAY! from Charm About You

I am thrilled to welcome Sew Hot as my newest sponsor. They are one of my favourite online shops, in part because of their amazing range of interfacing, notions and hardware, and (of course) the most gorgeous fabric collections. I don't know about you but when I'm ordering online I like to find shops that have everything I need. Sew Hot covers so many bases and also stocks Kona solids, Aurifil thread, Richard Hemming needles, Emmaline Bags hardware, Paper Pieces and much, much more.


Not only that but Sew Hot are now also open as a bricks and ...

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March 5, 2019
can't deny favourites from Charm About You


There hasn't been a whole lot of stashing going on but when I see my favourite designers and prints there isn't much self control to be had! 
Here's a little fabric splurge and I've also discovered what is currently my favourite notion and have to share the joy...

brass seam ripper Pam Damour The Decorating Diva

Who doesn't occasionally (or often!) have to reach for a seam ripper? I've tried a few and I do like the Prym large seam ripper, the fact that it's bigger and ergonomic really does make a difference for long seams. It's sharp too, which ...

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Two New Quilters and Two New Blocks from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Took me all day to get two more blocks finished yesterday.  Feeling some better but still not good.  My day pretty much went like this....sew, bathroom, nap, sew, bathroom, nap.  LOL! 
 This is the first one of the day.  Hard to really tell from the pic but the coral squares have a silver metallic polka dot, so not my normal.  :)
 Next was the house block.  It went together pretty quick.  Total of 4 finished and I think they are up to block 12 or so.  I'm hoping today that I can actually get to the longarm.  I tried ...

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March 3, 2019
Out of this World FREE Block #3 + The Charity Quilt Along #3 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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For the next few months on the 1st there are TWO releases.. so  I've combined them because many of you are doing both my "Out of this World" and the Charity "Threadology" Quilt along.

  • Out of this world this week is a surprise AND I have a tutorial on my floating Square in a Square. 
  • The Charity Block is such a COOL block you'll want to make a whole quilt of them.   Let's get started. 

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Block #3 is Where we Learn about Space

And you will see there are FOUR identical ...

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March 1, 2019
Finding One’s Voice from Where Art & Life Meet

In January I had the opportunity to go to one of Sue Spargo‘s fabulous workshops in Tucson, Arizona, a place I’d never been. While there I met some lovely people, one of whom was Anna Bates, who has a blog, Woolie Mammoth, a YouTube channel – Quilt Roadies, and blogs for The Quilt Show once… Continue reading Finding One’s Voice

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Blooming Wallflowers Week 6 – Catch up Break & Inspiration from Christa Quilts

I’m adding in another “catch-up” break so that those of you following along will have plenty of time to work on your quilts. But just remember, you can work on Blooming Wallflowers on your own schedule, too! Scroll to the end for links to all of the previous QAL posts.

Blooming Wallflowers by Christa Watson QuiltCon 2019

Of course I had to match my shoes to my quilt!!
Click here to get a Blooming Wallflowers kit (while supplies last).

It was exciting for me to see Blooming Wallflowers hanging in the show at QuiltCon last week! The biggest comment I got was how much nicer it ...

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February 28, 2019
Top from Japanese Sewing Book from Tea Rose Home


I fell in love with this top when I first saw the cover of this Japanese Sewing Book (I don't think it is translated to English) and it was put it on my "things to sew" list...
When I was visiting a local shop, I found a beautiful shot cotton in a similar color, I immediately thought about the top.

Ok, it is a little bit brighter, but I still like how it turned out. It was a very straight forward and easy to make pattern; I enjoyed making the shirt.

I used left over faux fur from another ...

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The Last Scrap Attack from Heart Desire Creations

At least for now, that is.  I just couldn’t stand it any longer. I had my scraps sorted by color. None had been precut to any particular size. I devised a plan to get a better grip on things (or at least my scraps!)  There were a lot of larger pieces which I cut into 5 inch strips.

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I also cut 2 1/2 inch strips:

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1 1/2 inch strips. I have a scrap string quilt in the process for these.

3 1/2 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch squares. There is a leader-ender quilt in ...

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February 27, 2019
Home Update #8 and Fabric News from Christa Quilts

I’m still recovering from my awesome trip to QuiltCon last week, so more about that later. But I wanted to give you all an update of what I was able to accomplish in the new house before I left. We’ve now been in our home for nearly 2 months and it’s coming along nicely. My busy traveling season has now begun so most of the remaining work will need to happen in chunks of time in between teaching trips! Here’s the latest and greatest:

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My living room area is nearly put together. We started with the ...

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February 25, 2019
My FREE Button club project + Enter my giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

This month I went 'Classic' with a twist! AND a the end read how to enter my giveaway!

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The Fat Quarter Shop button box this month has a theme of "Home'

 I created a classic Logcabin block using the Snippets Kit.  

My FREE pattern also has a bonus table runner I'm working on with the kit. It will make this mat + the runner! I did use the black and cream from my stash but that kit has enough fabric to use some

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I LOVE this little strawberry button!

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  • You can hang this like I did
  • Or use it for ...

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February 24, 2019
stash report February 24, 2019 from Making A Lather

My hubby brought this flower to me yesterday, in the dead of winter. What a welcome surprise. He had brought one of our planters in from the deck and has it wintering over in our basement under a grow light. The marigold has made it so far.


It was time to do something with this stack of fabric from goodwill. I really like the 2 solid pieces on the left. They are grunge fabrics from before there were grunge fabrics. I am guessing the 80s.
I decided I would weigh it to get the yardage, and there was 5 pounds ...

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