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June 23, 2017
Finally Making "Head Way" from Quilting My Way

Today I was kicked out of bed around 4 am. I went on the couch because of snoring. I didn't take my allergy medications. I thought I could get away with it. Guess not. I woke up with my leg hurting, so that wasn't a good sign either. My back didn't like that sleeping position.

I got moving. Took out hamburger for supper, got my BE box ready to go, and headed off to get some Thank You cards at the Dollar store. I stopped off and got several cards at the Dollar store. I even picked ...

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Silly Cats from TheEclecticAbuela

This quilt has arrived in its new home, so I can post about it!

Not only are my nephew and his wife expecting a baby this summer, but so are my niece and her husband! This is my baby quilt summer.


Flannel Silly Cats


This is a simple nine patch with unpieced alternate blocks patterned with grinning felines.


Nine patches and goofy kitties






The back is pink flannel with a vertical insert of rainbow dots.


I love flannel--warm and snuggly--perfect for comfort.


Welcome to the world, little one!





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June 22, 2017
Take Me Out to the Ball Game from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Some people are so organized that they save all the T-shirts their children have worn over the years on the various sports teams or activities in which they engage. I (Teri) have a friend, Amy, who called me a couple of years ago and asked me if I could make a quilt with her son's collection of baseball shirts. I had made one T-shirt quilt, left, years ago for another teacher friend for her daughter, who was a gymnast. What I remembered the most about the experience was the MATH. Finding colors to match was relatively easy on that ...

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Free Pattern to Celebrate Your Family from Gray Barn Designs

Every family has its quirky side — why not honor that uniqueness with a thoroughly modern quilt banner?

Sew up this quilt quickly and take it to display at this year’s summer family reunion. It could make you the most popular person in attendance.  Sandy and I will be rock stars at our family reunion next month!

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We wanted something bright, modern and of course quilted!  Pinwheels are a favorite of ours so we decided to play around with pinwheel layouts.  The pink and white blocks evolved and well, we love the results!

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We used scraps we had on hand ...

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Cat’s New Bed from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Looks like putting the rug on top of the sun roof made Cat very happy. You know he’s scratching on that rug and probably not only ruining the gasket but the glass also. We desperately need a garage. But that will come with the next house. She killed a rat and left half of it...

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Busy Start to Summer. from Val's Quilting Studio

The day after I got out of school for summer break, we hit the road to our daughter and son-in-laws to attend his graduation as a Radiology Technician. Two years of intensive work done. We are so proud of them both and wish him the best on his boards this coming weekend.

We celebrated Father's Day:
 

And for the last four day's I've had this little Ninja Warrior in the house as we enjoyed our first Grammy Camp of the summer: (Don't ya love how silly 3 1/2 years olds are!)

He and Jackson continue ...

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June 21, 2017
Needling on my Foot from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Several weeks ago when I wrote about having needling/acupuncture on my foot, some of you wanted to know how it worked. The chiropractor told me that some people benefit from it and some don’t but it would take at least a couple of weeks before we knew if it was working for me. I was...

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June 20, 2017
A Sunny Day from ... Cat Patches

You have no idea how happy we are to see the sun. It has been a long wet spring...one of the wettest on record. When we left to head south back in early May, we hoped the wet weather would be over by the time we returned. Since we've been back, it has rained nearly every day. Mike was only able to finish mowing the field yesterday.

It was a perfect day to start our regular Monday walks. Matthew has asked to come along as much as he's available, and we were happy to have him. We ...

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A Sunny Day from Cat Patches

You have no idea how happy we are to see the sun. It has been a long wet spring...one of the wettest on record. When we left to head south back in early May, we hoped the wet weather would be over by the time we returned. Since we've been back, it has rained nearly every day. Mike was only able to finish mowing the field yesterday.

It was a perfect day to start our regular Monday walks. Matthew has asked to come along as much as he's available, and we were happy to have him. We ...

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Pineapples, Christmas and Flowers from Pointless Quilter

In January at the Road 2 California quilt show I took Anita Grossman Solomon's two color pineapple quilt.  My friend Janice took the class too and didn't want to start a new quilts so she made a couple of these blocks in the class.  So thanks Janice.  I finally finished it!  Yea!  I love it.  It can either be a Halloween quilt or if you are a San Francisco Giant's fan, it could be a quilt for you.


In binding it, I found a whole section I forgot to quilt.  That has happened before.  Try as you ...

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June 19, 2017
Food, Fathers, Family, and Fun from ... Cat Patches

We had such a nice day yesterday. We headed down to Erik and Mae's house for a Fathers Day Eggs Benedict brunch. Here's a shot of the cooks in action:


Erik toasted the English muffins and warmed up the Canadian bacon. Mae poached the eggs, and I made the Hollandaise. We had it all done surprisingly quickly. After breakfast, we took a little walk around Erik and Mae's garden. Their vegetables and herbs are looking really good.


On the opposite side of the yard they've planted this flower garden and seating area. Doesn't this look ...

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Food, Fathers, Family, and Fun from Cat Patches

We had such a nice day yesterday. We headed down to Erik and Mae's house for a Fathers Day Eggs Benedict brunch. Here's a shot of the cooks in action:


Erik toasted the English muffins and warmed up the Canadian bacon. Mae poached the eggs, and I made the Hollandaise. We had it all done surprisingly quickly. After breakfast, we took a little walk around Erik and Mae's garden. Their vegetables and herbs are looking really good.


On the opposite side of the yard they've planted this flower garden and seating area. Doesn't this look ...

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June 15, 2017
No Fluff from ... Cat Patches

We're heading off to have breakfast with Matthew this morning, and so I don't have much time to write. Besides...I don't really have much to tell you, but I do have pictures. You'd be disappointed if there were no pictures, wouldn't you? We were supposed to go walking with Matthew too, but our crappy weather continues. I've always said that summer doesn't really arrive in this part of the world until after the 4th of July, and I take no pleasure in being proven right year after miserable weather year. So anyway ...

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No Fluff from Cat Patches

We're heading off to have breakfast with Matthew this morning, and so I don't have much time to write. Besides...I don't really have much to tell you, but I do have pictures. You'd be disappointed if there were no pictures, wouldn't you? We were supposed to go walking with Matthew too, but our crappy weather continues. I've always said that summer doesn't really arrive in this part of the world until after the 4th of July, and I take no pleasure in being proven right year after miserable weather year. So anyway ...

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A Harmonious Finish from Needle and Foot

This week I finished my Harmony quilt. I will finally be able to send it off to my nephew and his wife as their wedding gift. Doesn’t some rule of etiquette say you can give a wedding present within the first year and it is still ‘proper’? According to this post on Manners Monday of the Huffington Post, I am still within the time frame. Though really, who would refuse a wedding gift because it was late? At least I am finally giving it to them!!

You might remember I made the quilt top a long time ago. I ...

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June 13, 2017
Addie Horse Update from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I think my hunch was right .. here’s another picture Nicole sent me. Big smile when she’s on the horse by herself! Nicole also said the ride was about 1-1/2 hours and the picture of her not smiling was at the end of the ride and she was ready to be off the horse! Can’t...

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Finally!...this baby is off the frame! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Finally!...this baby is off the frame!  Shew....it was on there way too long but all my fault.  This is the beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt made by my SIL, Kellie. 
 She worked on it on and off for about 2 years.
 I don't remember the exact size but it is a large Queen.  All fabrics in this quilt are from the Paisley Park collection and Warm & White batting.  This baby is heavy!
 A pic of the back.  I quilted it with the Lush Leaves panto.  Now to square the edges and get the binding on it ...

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June 11, 2017
Rainy Day at the Farmers Market from ... Cat Patches

We were intrepid gatherers yesterday. Earlier in the week, we'd arranged to go to the Farmers Market with Erik and Mae. It was the first time we'd seen them since we got home. Then, the rain went from good to bad...pretty typical for Oregon...and we gave them every opportunity to back out. They were steadfast, and so we donned our rain gear and off we went.

It was a nice day at the market. The rain kept the crowds down. We're still kind of in the season of greens, and we get plenty of that ...

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Rainy Day at the Farmers Market from Cat Patches

We were intrepid gatherers yesterday. Earlier in the week, we'd arranged to go to the Farmers Market with Erik and Mae. It was the first time we'd seen them since we got home. Then, the rain went from good to bad...pretty typical for Oregon...and we gave them every opportunity to back out. They were steadfast, and so we donned our rain gear and off we went.

It was a nice day at the market. The rain kept the crowds down. We're still kind of in the season of greens, and we get plenty of that ...

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Quilting and Camping from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 My weekend pretty much consisted of this!  LOL!  I had to pick it out because I had a big pleat in the backing.  No clue how I did that.  I've been longarming for about 9 years and this is a first and I'm hoping my last.  LOL!  I'm a little past the halfway point on it now.
 A closeup...
 Richard was off this weekend so Friday night he and Hunter spent some much needed father/son time together.  They went camping!  I stayed home and picked out that quilt.  LOL! 
 They set up camp in the middle ...

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