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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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February 20, 2019
CHSI Stitches 2019 ~ I won an award! from Charm About You

Each year I look forward to the CHSI Stitches event - a UK trade show packed with all things fabric, crafts, sewing and quilting. It's a great opportunity to ogle at new launches, discover different products and brands and meet up with - or indeed meet new - people in the industry. Here's a round up of the day (I went on Sunday), the things I loved, new products I spotted and the British Craft Awards evening!
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February 17, 2019
stash report February 17, 2019 from Making A Lather

I added this fabric this week. Read about my quilter's miracle here.

I also felt the need to add some neutral reproduction fabrics to my stash for the circa 1880 swap for which I am participating. They are in short supply in my limited reproduction stash. The cheddar/ mustard jumped in the cart.

I am still without a new hand stitching project, so I plan to dig out the hexagon quilt and figure what I need to do to start evening the edges.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 yard 
Fabric Used year to Date: 33 yards

Fabric ...

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February 16, 2019
embellished [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:


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February 15, 2019
my tiny tuesday blocks from Making A Lather

Great story. It has taken me this long to decide if, and how, I was going to quilt along with So Scrappy's rainbow sampler this year. I was feeling the pinch of being behind, and I wasn't sure how to envision it finished. I started looking for ideas.
I tend toward plain neutral backgrounds. I am chicken I guess.
I really liked Diann of Little Penguin's grey background.
and the prints background at  Jamie's L'fair.
and Susie's print knitty quilter.

I shopped online and added several great backgrounds to shopping carts. But ...

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February 14, 2019
Quilts in the Sun from Heart Desire Creations

Finally, after many dreary days the sun shone today and pics could be taken outside!These quilts are just too bright and merry to have their pics taken indoors.  Two more Hospice finishes!  This first quilt is just so fun and happy.  The quilt top was donated so all I had to do was quilt and bind. This will definitely put a smile on someone’s face!


This quilt top was made from donated blocks.  I absolutely love scrappy so I was so excited to put this one together. Quilted, bound and done!


They are even more fun side by ...

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February 13, 2019
Come See Me at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville! (And a fun personal update) from Christa Quilts

I can’t believe it’s already time to get packed and ready for QuiltCon which is happening next week! It’s been a whirlwind of a year for our family so far – moving into a new home and getting ready for our younger son leave for his mission to China this week. The older one will be moving back home for awhile to work for us, and we are sooo glad we got the bigger house with an extra room! During all the chaos, we were even able to sneak in a last minute Disney vacation over the weekend ...

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February 11, 2019
Abstract Garden Blog Hop and Fabric Giveaways! from Christa Quilts

What a fun week this is going to be! I have blog posts going up later this week about QuiltCon  and the Blooming Wallflowers quilt along and I can’t wait. To top it off, Benartex is hosting a blog hop for Abstract Garden all week over on their blog at Sew in Love with Fabric. You’ll be able to see fabulous projects made by the amazing lineup of makers below. Plus, each one will be giving away a fat quarter bundle, so there’s tons of chances to win, whoo hoo!!

Abstract Garden by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo Studio

Blog Hop Participants and Schedule

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February 10, 2019
Stash report February 10, 2019 from Making A Lather

The border fabric I ordered, came this week for Christmas snowflake. hooray

I bought a border fabric for a fall quilt this week at Joann. I am a little out of season.

And on a whim, I bought a daily fab 5 at missouri star. I love the mini charms, and I have plenty already. I tend to buy them like I would candy, since I can't buy candy any more. I am pretty sure they won't kill my pancreas, or drive my blood sugar too high.
But, what can you do with just one? if you could ...

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February 7, 2019
Blooming Wallflowers Week 4 – Sewing the Quilt Top from Christa Quilts

I love seeing everyone’s progress on their Blooming Wallflowers quilts! Whether you are making it from my fabrics, or something completely different, they are looking so fabulous! Check out the hashtag #bloomingwallflowersquilt on Instagram or in my Facebook group to see how everyone is doing. This week we will sew our completed blocks from last week to make the quilt top.

Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Pattern

Blooming Wallflowers Quilt Top – Throw Size

This quilt top is sewn together in diagonal rows, so it’s much easier to assemble than it looks. The trick in getting it right is to pay attention to the placement ...

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February 6, 2019
#AGFMakerMonday - February Feature! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

Last year, we started a new way to feature your inspiring work that also gives you the opportunity to win our fabrics, but THE BEST PART is that we all get to know a little more about you! By encouraging makers to post their sewing projects using our fabrics via their social media using the hashtag #AGFMakerMonday,  we get to see how talented you are and all the amazing work you all do! Once we decide on the winner for the month, the maker receives a feature here on our AGF Blog AND of course...they win A ...

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February 5, 2019
2019 Island Batik AmbassadorI am thrilled and honored to be an... from Living Water Quilter

2019 Island Batik Ambassador

I am thrilled and honored to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019!  The Ambassador program begins February 2019 and runs through January 2020.


Twice during the program, Ambassadors receive a BIG  box of fabrics and quilting supplies from industry partners. A few weeks ago, a box from Island Batik arrived first.  Then, we had a BIG surprise and received a box from AccuQuilt.


Each Island Batik box contains “Surprise” fabric. Surprise fabric is new NEVER seen fabric collections that will be revealed in blog hops twice a year.


We each received Island batik pre-cuts.  Plus ...

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New Lunar Year, New Ambassador Year, New Fabrics, New Colours! from Clever Chameleon

Fabric colours for 2019 at Clever Chameleon Quilting blog

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Today, Tuesday February 5th, is Chinese New Year and also my 1st Island Batik Ambassiverary. 2019 is Year of the Pig and in the next few weeks we will have several cute piggy appliqués on the blog to celebrate. But first, we get to herald in the New Lunar Year with Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. The Chameleon thinks this is a very good sign for 2019!

pig sculpture
The bronze pig sculptures in our Adelaide CBD. This little piggy is my favourite.

And today is not just any Colour & Inspiration Tuesday either. It is none other than the ...

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Daisy Chain Mystery - The Fabric Pull from Life In Pieces

I love a good mystery, book wise and quilt wise.  Alison of Little Bunny Quilts kicked off the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt Along yesterday.  Resistance was futile, I'm in!     

The fabric requirements were posted yesterday, everything from baby sized to queen sized.  I'm going for the 60" square throw size.  Picking fabrics for a mystery is both fun and terrifying.  One of my rules for participating in mystery quilts is that all the fabrics have to come from the stash.  The pull for this quilt came together pretty quickly. 

The beige with white flowers in the upper left ...

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February 4, 2019
Island Batik Ambassador 2019 Unboxing from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

As I have mentioned previously,  I applied to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019 and was accepted to the program.

Island Batik is "The best from Bali."  The fabric is outstanding. In a few days I will be showing you my first project as an ambassador.

Full Disclosure:  Island Batik along with partners, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil Thread and Accuquilt have provided the items I received free of charge as an Ambassador. 

I will also say that I have purchased and used products from all of these companies prior to becoming an Island Batik Ambassador. 

So now, enjoy watching as ...

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Lots of Cutting & Retreat Prep from Heart Desire Creations

Sewing retreats – so very much gets done! To prepare for a 4 day retreat I’m going to, I cut out not one, but two new projects! The first is for a gift for a little boy. I’ve never done an “I Spy” quilt before and thought it would be the perfect gift for the little guy.  Unfortunately, my stash is not very supportive of this quilt. I did manage to cut 9-five inch blocks and then the request process to friends and my guild for more. I’m going to do “square in a square” blocks, using various ...

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EQ Design Challenge – Win a Fat Quarter Bundle of Abstract Garden from Christa Quilts

I’ve partnered up with my friends at Electric Quilt once again to offer free digital images of my latest fabric line, Abstract Garden. You can use the images in Electric Quilt software to design lots of fun quilts!

Abstract Garden Digital Images

Click here to download Abstract Garden digital images for EQ.
(You must have the software installed on your computer for it to work.)

In fact, that’s how I designed my newest quilt patterns made from my fabric. Once I design a fabric line and the digital images are sent off to the mill for printing, I import them into EQ8 ...

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Some Progress in 2019 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Okay, January has already disappeared off my calendar and I didn't get to post.  I can see that this year is going to go even faster than the last, but I put some of that down to less time available for me to do "stuff" in. Health has leveled out a little and we are managing to get back to our sewing machine so that is the most important thing.
Here are some photos of what I have managed to accomplish so far...

 This is my block for January for the BOM running in the Kiwiquilters Facebook group.  It ...

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February 3, 2019
stash report February 3, 2019 from Making A Lather

Just a few finds at the thrift store this week. The plaid on the right is a homespun, and I still have a fondness for homespun. I have a small collection that I am saving for that "special" quilt. tee hee The floral at the top is actually a cat fabric. I am allergic to cats, so that may be the only way I can turn into a crazy old cat lady.

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 11 yard fish jar
Fabric Used year to Date: 0 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 6 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date ...

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