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March 21, 2019
Rocking Horse Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

After I made this baby quilt: I knew I'd be making more using the pattern:                                               So I pulled another fabric I have been hoarding for probably at least 6-8 years:                           I didn't have much of it, but this pattern allowed me to make good use of what I DID have                                 And I turned it into this little

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March 17, 2019
Is finished really better? from Elsie Quilts

The Dear Jane folks say 'finished is better than perfect' yet sometimes I want to do a better job, or at least a little faster. This was difficult to finish. I started it ions ago, then had heart trouble (A-Fib), cataracts fixed, a couple of problems with one eye, and all sorts of trouble with ambition last year. When my doctors decided a pacemaker would fix the irregular heart, that took the stuffing out of me for a few months. So has adjusting to what my pacemaker nurse calls the "new normal" and being sleepy all the time. (I'm ...

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March 15, 2019
A Quick Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Last April, one of my sisters came to visit me and asked if I would make her a tablerunner in spring colors.  I jumped at the request and immediately took her to my fabric stash so she could pick out some fabric/colors she liked.

She picked three Kaffe Fassett prints that were all similar colors and values.  Whenever I tried to add in some nice contrast colors, they were quickly vetoed.

So the fabric has sat in a pile!

I pondered these fabrics often trying to come up with a design.
It finally dawned on me that I just ...

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March 12, 2019
Scrapping away still from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I'm not going to talk about the fact that it's already well into March. Much better to talk about fabric and projects and everything else except how fast time flies. That's what you get when you look in the mirror I told  myself.  Just don't look and you wont have to think about it.  LOL.
In my attempt to reduce my stash,  I may have been a little successful since I spoke with you last, because at least I haven't bought any new fabric!!  Progress has been made on a number of projects, and I ...

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Want Negative Space? Then you’ll want this book! from Mama Love Quilts

Hello dear reader,

Today is my turn on The Quilter’s Negative Space Handbook blog hop! If you’re new here, feel free to pull up a chair and have a look around.

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Courtesy of C&T Publishing

I’m so tickled that Sylvia Schaefer of Flying Parrots Quilts asked me to review her new book. She has done an amazing job of providing step-by-step instructions on how to design quilts using negative space.

The book walks you through nine design techniques. The techniques range from removing parts of quilt blocks to supersizing quilt blocks. With these techniques, Sylvia makes ...

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March 11, 2019
Going Big and Bold at QuiltCon! from Mama Love Quilts

Hello dear reader,

Would you believe it’s taken me almost 2 weeks to recover from QuiltCon?!? It was a blast!

While I was there, I had the pleasure of taking a class with Denyse Schmidt. Here we are holding a couple of my blocks to make her Proverbial Quilt pattern.

At some point, I will make a quilt that says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.”

In addition to taking a class with Denyse, I had the honor of teaching at QuiltCon for the very first time!

I taught my Big and Bold workshops on large-scale freezer ...

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March 10, 2019
Project QUILTING 10.5: Abecedarius from Goer

After a two week hiatus, I managed to crank out a *very tiny* finish for this week's Project QUILTING challenge. I took my word of the year and turned it into a quilt. Mostly my technique was slice and insert and it was all a bit of planned improv, I wanted skinny lines and to make all the letters about the same height as the E which I finished first.

The strips finish at about 1/8" wide and the quilt finished at 2 1/4" x 9". It ties my Patchwork City mini mini quilt for the smallest ...

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March 8, 2019
Cleaning out the UFOs from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I feel like I am making great progress finishing up my list of UFOs.  Right now, I have them worked down to just 16!  That sounds like a lot but I will always be one of those quilters that always has a lot of projects on the go.  My goal is to get the list down to about 12.

I think I started the blocks for this quilt back in early 2017.  I had a bunch of vegetable fabric I had started making an apron out of in about 2014.  I failed miserably at the apron and stuffed the whole ...

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February 22, 2019
Red White and Blue Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

It is no secret I love to make string quilts.  In fact, no sooner than I start one, it seems I am ready to share it as a finished quilt.

Late in January, I shared these long rectangular string blocks I was starting to make. I started out with the color red and then added in some low volumes.

Since then some blue was added and before I knew it, a quilt was finished!
(I thought I would take advantage of our bright sunshine but it sure made it difficult to photograph this quilt.)

In the white area, I added ...

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Tail Feathers Quilt for Chris from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Last Spring I realized that I needed to have a couple masculine quilts in my arsenal so I ordered this pattern, thinking it might fit the bill:                                                I pulled fabrics from my stash and later found a backing:                                              Then, recently, our girl shared news that our mechanic's son was diagnosed with leukemia and was

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February 19, 2019
For Love of a Horse Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Our girl's best college buddy and her husband are expecting their first child. Back when she graduated, I made this quilt for her:                                                         Now that she's moved to Iowa, I wish I had made it in flannel. Brrr... She and our girl share a special bond with horses so I knew this special quilt needed horses and I've been saving and hoarding this sweet

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February 15, 2019
A Scrappy Kaffe Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

And the finishes keep coming!

I needed my design wall cleared for another quilt, so I finished up my Kaffe Scrap quilt.

I tried to get some indoor photos but I don't have a space big enough in my house to get the whole quilt in one photo.  So here is the top half...

And here is the bottom half.
I ended up using a faded chambray fabric I had picked up at Connecting Threads on sale.  It was an extra wide backing so I didn't need to piece the long strips.

I quilted vertical squiggly lines and ...

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February 10, 2019
Four Improv mini quilts from Luna Lovequilts

Project #1 of my list for the first quarter of 2019 Finish-Along is finished at last ! I hand stitched the bindings while at our group meetings only so it looks like it took me ages to do it ...

Le projet #1 de ma liste pour le premier trimestre du Finish-Along 2019 est enfin terminé ! J'ai cousu ces bindings à la main seulement lors des rencontres de notre groupe et il me semble que cela a prit des lustres ...

Luna Lovequilts - Four Improv mini quilts - Class samples

On top of that my camera broke down just when I was finished ... I had to buy a new one meanwhile ...

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February 8, 2019
Just in time for Valentine's Day from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Did you see the little heart block I designed for the RSC Tiny Tuesday Sampler?

Even though I am not participating in the quilt-along, I did make a handful of heart blocks as I wrote the tutorial.  So I decided to use them in a quick little project.

I made five little hearts from a red chunk of fabric I had in my scrap bin.
I decided to scatter them across a fun little Valentine's Day table runner.

I think it turned out pretty cute and festive.

I had a fun red and white fabric for the backing and ...

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February 1, 2019
Splendid Sampler - Ta Da! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

This one has been in the works for over 3 years!
It sure feels good to have it done.

Here is my version of the original Splendid Sampler all bound and finished.

The blocks for this quilt along were all 6" finished and I think were released at a rate of about 2 per week.  I decided to only make the pieced blocks and skip any that were appliqued or too novelty looking.  I used only Kaffe Fassett scraps and tried hard to make each block glow through fabric selection and palcement.

I finished about 62 out of the 100 ...

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January 27, 2019
Project QUILTING 10.2: Red, White, and Blue from Goer

It's been a busy week of sewing. Curves and Swoon blocks and Project QUILTING, oh my! I mentioned this week's Project QUILTING challenge to my daughter and she made a quilt for the challenge, too! I'm so proud of her and really enjoyed her excitement. This week's challenge was to make a quilt with only red, white, and blue (though we didn't have to use all three). I love the fairly open ended theme and endless possibilities. Early on I decided that I would limit to blue and white since I don't have much ...

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Project QUILTING 10.2: Red, White, and Blue (Made by My Daughter) from Goer

I’m R. I’m six years old. I live in San Jose, and my quilt is called Mixed Up Signs. I got the idea from an old kids’ book called Mr. Pine’s Mixed Up Signs.

My quilt has four arrows pointing in all different directions. One block (top left) is themed “England," one (bottom right) is “Dots," one (bottom left) is “Outdoors," and one (top right) is “Random.” The white in my blocks are white-on-white. And my thread number is #2735 (Aurifil 50wt). The thread color is Medium Blue.

The reason I made arrows is that my Mom ...

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January 18, 2019
Postage Stamp Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I admit, when I start a quilt I never quite know where it will end up.  
Today's Friday finish is a good one!

This quilt started out with these boring little blocks using some low volume and some gray scraps.  I think they measure about 5" square and used up some fabric that was sitting on my cutting table.

Not knowing what to do with these, I became inspired when I saw the Postage Stamp quilt made by Sally over at The Object of Design.

Rather than making each block in a rainbow color, I decided to try and ...

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January 14, 2019
My new online shop from Luna Lovequilts

As you know I love making quilts, accessories and home decoration items. But what you probably don't know is that the storage space dedicated to my finished projects is almost full ... :-) I thought it was time to find for these items a new home where they will be used and enjoyed. I considered a few solutions and finally chose to open an online shop on ialoo, a platform which promotes handmade items in Switzerland.

Comme vous le savez, j'adore réaliser des quilts, accessoires et décorations pour la maison. Mais ce que vous ne savez probablement pas, c'est ...

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Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop and Giveaway! from Goer

This is the beginning of week two of a month of posts by Island Batik Ambassadors featuring all of the newest collections of fabric. Today I'm sharing what I made with my bundle of Fortune Teller fabric. Way back in July I was so excited to open this beautiful rainbow of fabric.

My quilt features all 20 fabrics from the collection and is 80" x 96"! I think that makes it one of the three largest quilts I've made. I optimized for using all I had of the twelve fabrics that make up the center of the quilt ...

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