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September 20, 2017
Blogger's Quilt Festival - #2 La vie est trop courte from Luna Lovequilts

The second quilt I chose to link up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is my most recent finish, La vie est trop courte. I am glad that I found these tree trunks as a backdrop for the new photo shoot !
Le deuxième quilt que j'ai choisi de partager sur le Blogger's Quilt Festival est ma dernière réalisation, La vie est trop courte. Je suis contente d'avoir trouvé ces troncs d'arbre comme toile de fond pour ma nouvelle séance photo !

Luna Lovequilts - La vie est trop courte - Second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2017

It is an Improv Log Cabin using only one print from Lecien First of Infinity collection ...

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Blogger's Quilt Festival - #1 Orange Pop from Luna Lovequilts

It is time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy who blogs over at Amy's Creative Side. First I apologize to my regular readers since in this post and the following you will see two quilts that I already shared here ... I took new pictures though ;-) And then, welcome to the visitors from the festival !
Le temps du Blogger's Quilt Festival organisé par Amy du blog Amy's Creative Side est arrivé. D'abord, je m'excuse auprès de mes lecteurs réguliers car dans cet article et le suivant vous verrez deux quilts que j'ai ...

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September 13, 2017
MQG Quilt of the Month – September 2017! from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’ve made another science quilt (shocking, I know!), and this one is the Modern Quilt Guild’s September Quilt of the Month, meaning members can download the pattern from the community site! I’m so excited to share the quilt and just a little bit about the science with you.

Molecular Test quilt by Sylvia Schaefer, inspired by gel electrophoresis/Flying Parrot Quilts |

This quilt is called Molecular Test because it is based on a test called “gel electrophoresis” (pronounced “e-lec-tro-FOR-ee-sys”). Scientists use this method to separate molecules (typically, proteins or DNA fragments) by size. Basically, the samples are placed in a gel medium and an electric current is applied, which causes ...

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September 8, 2017
Neutral Strings - A Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

When Angela (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) announced that neutral scraps were going to be focused on in August, I didn't expect that it would result in a finished quilt but it seems like that is the case.  While cleaning up in my sewing room, I came across a bag of neutral strings and the rest is history!

Almost all of these scraps were gifted to me. 
As many of you know, these are not my usual choice of colors.

If you read my previous post, I did go back and change the way I was sewing up the blocks.  Now ...

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September 2, 2017
Opalescence - A finished quilt from Luna Lovequilts

Opalescence is the quilt I made specifically for our group exhibition which open today and will run until 10 September. So I can share it with you at last ... :-)
Opalescence est le quilt que j'ai réalisé spécifiquement pour notre exposition de groupe qui commence aujourd'hui et sera ouverte jusqu'au 10 septembre. Je peux donc vous le montrer enfin ... :-)

Luna Lovequilts - Art Deco style quilt inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass works

The theme we chose for this year challenge was 'Art Deco'. Besides working around Art Deco style a few rules had to be followed : include a specific black solid satin fabric, a finished size of 80 x 100 centimeters ...

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September 1, 2017
Raw Edge Circle Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I am so excited to show ya'll this quilt today! This is my oldest UFO and looking back, I think I started it in 2010 when I was a newly minted quilter. I used this tutorial from Alison over at Cluck, Cluck, Sew Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial This quilt is the reason I have a stash of 30's. I fell in love with them back then and I am still smitten with them today. I think I finished

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Improv Stripes QAL from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy September!
That means summer is almost over and fall is just around the corner.  That makes me happy!

Here is my finish today.  It is my #improvstripes I made following Debbie's (A Quilter's Table) quilt along.  It measures just over 50 x 65".  I really like how it turned out!

I restricted myself to bright blues, red and a bit of bright yellow.  Love those primary colors.  I paired those with black, whites and a few bits of gray.

On the back, I used an older striped stash find with a black print added on to make ...

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Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares {workshop} from Goer

I taught middle school math for 11 years (and yearbook for 4 of those) before having kids. This Fall I'll be putting my teaching hat back on, but this time the content will be quilting workshops! I'm excited to debut my first workshop this Fall. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, featuring the technique I used to create my challenge quilt, Greenery.

My first two class samples show the diversity of the technique. Start with scraps you love and I'll lead you through designing your own improv layout and planning the construction to piece the puzzle you create.


The ...

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August 23, 2017
Scrap Dance Two-Step Mystery Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Carole, over at From My Carolina Home started a mystery quilt back in February. I wasn't previously aware of her blog, but looked back and saw her previous mysteries, both of which I am definitely going to make. She designs my kind of scrappy quilt so I jumped in on Two-Step. I did a lot of two-steppin' growing up. I liked the laid back clue a month. I chose to use western fabrics, as

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August 21, 2017
La vie est trop courte - A finished quilt from Luna Lovequilts

I completed my Improv log Cabin before end August, so on time for our group exhibition !
J'ai terminé mon Log Cabin improvisé avant fin août, donc à temps pour notre exposition de groupe !

Luna Lovequilts - La vie est trop courte - Improv Log Cabin quilt inspired by Jean Wells book, Intuitive Color and Design

I call it 'La vie est trop courte' which can be translate as 'Life is too short'. The name was inspired by the texts on the printed fabric such as 'Go for it'.
Je l'ai appelé "La vie est trop courte". Le nom est inspiré par les textes sur le tissu imprimé comme "Go for it", qui peut être traduit par "vas-y", "fonce", ...

Luna Lovequilts - La vie est trop courte - Quilting detail

That is ...

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August 18, 2017
Parsons Patchwork from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Sometimes Simple is the Best Choice!

While recently cleaning out some project boxes, I came across a whole bunch of leftover fabric from various Parsons Gray collections.  I had forgotten they were stashed away.

I decided to get them out and turn them into a quilt.  Some of the prints I had only small chunks of while other pieces I had almost a yard.

I decided I would just keep it simple and cut some 6" squares.

The nice thing about simple patchwork is you have a lovely quilt in no time at all. 
I really like how this one ...

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August 16, 2017
Indian Summer Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

This quilt began back in October 2015 when a friend and I spotted this fabric at our little local quilt shop:                          We both  fell for it immediately. I had been eyeing this pattern:                                            And the 2 just seemed like a good combination although I altered it a bit and used a single square for my square in a square blocks. I wanted

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August 11, 2017
Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge: Vincent’s Ear from Goer

I have been admiring the Cherrywood challenges and their beautiful fabric for a few years. If you haven't seen it, the fabric has a beautiful suede-like look, though it is 100% cotton. Their first challenge was the Wicked challenge, announced in early 2014. My friend Mel participated (way back before we really knew each other) and it was so fun to see her quilt and the others when they were on display at PIQF. Her wicked awesome quilt was one of 27 finalists (of the 114 submitted). Be sure to look closely at her amazing quilting. And here are ...

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TGIFF - Licorice Allsorts Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I have been waiting for a special day to share my finished Licorice Allsorts quilt and today is the day!

I made this quilt following crazymomquilt's #junequiltqal.  I knew as soon as I saw her sample that this quilt would be ideal for all of those black background scraps that I had piled up and never seem to use. 
(I probably still have enough for a second quilt!)

I did make a few changes to Amanda Jean's instructions.  I knew a lot of my strings were up to 3 ...

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August 6, 2017
Oh Scrap! : Scrap Dealer from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am the first to admit, I am a bit obsessed with scraps.  To me, they are like a puzzle to be put together into a pretty product.  Want to throw my daily schedule out the window?  All it takes is for my "scrap dealer" to drop by with a new baggie of stimulant.

Recently, along with a quilt came a bag of leftover pieces of some brushed cottons.  She warned me she had a terrible time with these fabrics.  And as I quilted the project for her, I could see why.  She thought maybe I should just toss them ...

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August 4, 2017
Rainbow Scrap Challenge Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Last fall, I started making 6" nine-patch blocks with no clear idea of how I would use them.  Then earlier this year, I decided to go back and frame them with some solid colored scraps.  

Finally, in July, I determined I had enough blocks to complete a quilt.  To make each block, I used black/white scraps and the appropriate Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for the month I made the blocks.  So when it came to sashing and the border, I pulled scraps/fabric from my black and white stash.

I am sure this quilt will probably get donated to ...

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July 21, 2017
Festive Picnic Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Look what I finished just in time for picnic season!

My red, white and blue string quilt is quilted and bound.
I made the red and the blue string blocks as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I knew I had a few patriotic scraps that I could use to create a nice outside border.  I really like how it turned out!

In a white thread, I simply quilted some loops and stars. 
I thought it went beautifully with the theme of the quilt.

I had one piece of yardage that wasn't quite big enough for the backing, so ...

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July 14, 2017
The Final Three! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Just prior to my longarm machine dying, I finished quilting two of the final three Covered in Love donation quilts.  So a total of 15 quilts are being donated.  There were 12 made from the May/June block drive, one finished quilt top was donated and I am donating two finished quilts that just need a good home!

This quilt was largely made by one block donor.  (These blocks are so easy and fun to make, I think some of you really enjoyed making them!) Once again, I simply aligned the colors into rows.

I did think a bit about ...

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Vintage Lone Star Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Yes, another baby quilt. :) And, yes, I've made a few using this pattern. Here's the link: Lone Star Baby Quilt I wanted to put these tiny floral prints together in a baby quilt.  I know that differing the scale of fabrics is recommended in order to bring life to a quilt, but I just wanted something very soft and sweet and old fashioned for this quilt. Jackie used a pantograph called

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July 8, 2017
Strip Pieced Baby Quilt finish! from Pamela Quilts

I've had a busy week in my sewing room.  I'm gearing up to work on some custom quilts using baby clothes and needed to get some loose ends tied up before I get myself going on those.  But before I get into that - let's have a winner for my giveaway from Monday!  I had 16 people leave a comment on my blog post, so I went to and plugged in the numbers...and the winner was comment number three!

Congrats, Mary O - I sent you an e-mail so you can let me know where to ...

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