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March 22, 2018
Time to vote! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Remember this recent Bowtie finish of mine?

I am please to say I am a finalist in the Fat Quarter Shop's Color Master Contest.  Woo Hoo!

You can head over to their blog here and vote for your favorite.

 This quilt was made using one of Art Gallery Fabrics Color Master boxes.  The top three entries win another box in the color of their choice.  I would love to play with another of these collections.  I love that all the color work is already done for you!

I think they refer to it as the Circled Quilt by ...

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March 21, 2018
Modern Plus Sign Quilts - Blog Hop from Luna Lovequilts

Welcome to the second day of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts blog tour ! I am thrilled to be a part of it and to introduce you this new book co-authored by Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs and Paige Alexander from Quilted Blooms.

Bienvenue à la deuxième étape de la tournée Modern Plus Sign Quilts ! Je suis ravie d'y participer et de vous présenter ce nouveau livre co-écrit par Cheryl Brickey de Meadow Mist Designs et Paige Alexander de Quilted Blooms.

Cover - Photo credit C&T Publications

The book contains 16 easy to follow patterns exploring the Plus Sign ...

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March 20, 2018
"Cabin Steps" from Elsie Quilts

My customer sent me this photo of the homespun table runner that I made for her last month. She lives in a lovely older home and was totally thrilled with how the runner looks on her sideboard. I am too. I called it "Instant Replay" with the qualifier (well, not quite) because the Olympics were on at the time and because I had the order for a year before getting at it. She likes puns and word play.

I also put the pattern for this on my Etsy page, in case anyone is interested. I called it "Cabin Steps." It ...

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March 14, 2018
Just when you think you're finished... from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I was doing a happy dance on Saturday night as I stitched the very last piece on the very last block of my applique quilt.

At last, after approximately 10 years of on again, off again attempts, I had finished the blocks I had chosen to do.

So yesterday I trimmed them all up and put them up on my design wall (and forgot a photo), only for the Tuesday Girls to tell me I had one too many!!!! Horror of all horrors, how could I possible have put myself through the agony of stitching the very last block and ...

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March 10, 2018
Project QUILTING 9.5: A Stitch in Time from Goer

I decided to go simple and small for this week's Project QUILTING theme of A Stitch in Time.

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Aurifil.

This week I was working on two other Island Batik projects, a super secret rep sample of a not-yet-released collection that I'll just say is full of saturated color -- just what I love, and my March "try a technique" project which I'm using my Mountain's Majesty 10" stack for. The stack includes two each of 21 fabrics. (The full line has ...

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Midnight Mystery Quilt Finish from Goer

Some finishes are a long time coming. I participated in Cheryl's 2015-2016 Midnight Mystery Quilt and had a finished quilt top in March 2016 at the end of the the quilt along. My projects without deadlines often get stuck at this stage. In April 2017 I had it quilted, then it sat folded up in a pile... with the binding all made and ready to attach. Projects with deadlines, including challenges and patterns, took priority. Well... I finally attended my first sew day with Bay Area Modern last Saturday and brought my mystery quilt along. It was a rocky ...

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March 8, 2018
Odori Quilt Along Event with Fat Quarter Shop and AGF from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

It is really hard for me to keep what I am working on a secret.  You know I love to share!

But about a month ago, I was asked by the Fat Quarter Shop to participate in the Odori Quilt Along from their AGF (Art Gallery Fabric) Stitched series.

First, I had to choose from all the lovely Art Gallery Fabrics what prints I would use in my quilt.  I decided to go with these Pat Bravo prints from her Indie Boheme Collection.

The quilt is made using the Spiderweb Ruler by Creative Grids.  It was fun to assemble and ...

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March 2, 2018
My "Close to" Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

No, this quilt isn't "close to" being finished...It really is all completed.

But this quilt takes my "close to" concept to the extreme!

When I first wrote about pulling the fabrics for this quilt, I discussed how when I don't have the right color of fabrics, I will pull fabrics that are "close to" the colors I need and rely on them blending in.

The plan for this quilt was blues and oranges.  I did not have enough darks in either color so I went to colors that were close - blacks for the navy and brick reds ...

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Pink Invaders - A finished quilt from Luna Lovequilts

Pink Invaders ... Is the kind of title you end up with when you ask your guys some help to find a proper name for your quilt. Especially when you have at home three geeks who often refer to Science Fiction movies and video games ... And since I had no better idea, Pink Invaders it is !

Pink Invaders (Les envahisseurs roses) ... C'est le genre de titre qu'on obtient quand on demande à ses gars de l'aide pour trouver un nom approprié à un quilt. Particulièrement si on a trois geeks à la maison qui font souvent référence aux ...

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February 24, 2018
Quiltcon from home from Luna Lovequilts

Quiltcon is in full swing in Pasadena at the moment. I had to cancel my trip to California but hopefully I am enjoying the event somewhat through social medias. Thank you so much everyone who shared pictures of my two quilts hanging at the show and who sent me such lovely comments.
Quiltcon bat son plein à Pasadena en ce moment. J'ai dû annuler mon voyage en Californie mais heureusement je profite un peu de l'événement via les réseaux sociaux. Un grand merci à toutes les personnes qui ont partagé des photos de mes deux quilts exposés et ...

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February 16, 2018
ColorMaster Bowtie Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Just a few days before Christmas, I won a Color Master fabric box over on Instagram from Art Gallery Fabrics.  Have you heard of these?  They come in fat quarter and half yard cuts and contain a collection of different designers all in a single colorway.

I won the one called Clean Slate in the fat quarter size.
I tried to tuck it away in my stash but it kept calling my name.

I added in some dark plum from my stash and cut the prints into some 8" bow tie blocks.
Can you believe I already have a finished ...

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February 15, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day from Goer

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Hobbs and Aurifil.

My second project as an Island Batik Ambassador was to make a small Valentine for a friend. I opted to make two mug rugs in honor of Galentine’s Day, a celebration of some of my best gal pals.


I chose to use four of the fabrics from my Valentine's Island Batik bundle. As soon as I saw the bundle I knew I had to feature the print on the top (which I think is Mixed Berry Mini Dots from ...

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February 13, 2018
Zigzag Fade quilt from Flying Parrot Quilts

Just popping in to show you Zigzag Fade, a new pattern in Issue #22 (February 2018) of Modern Quilts Unlimited! This is one of the larger quilts I’ve made to date, at 68″ x 87″, but much of it is negative space so it actually comes together pretty quickly—just two blocks, set on point in a fun zigzag pattern!

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures of the quilt before sending it off, but I did take one during the quilting process so you can see a little detail. I decided to use the negative ...

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February 5, 2018
Fruit Cake Quilt - Cake Mix Monday from Lilabelle Lane

Welcome to Week 11 of the Cake Mix Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop.
I was so excited when the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to come and play long with their Cake Mix Quilt Along and this week I am as equally excited to share with you the quilt I made.  
Allow me to introduce the ...

'Fruit Cake Quilt'

16 gorgeous quilts using 8 Cake Mixes! Use recipe cards, layer cakes, 
and the Cake Mix patterns featured in the book to build gorgeous, dessert inspired ...

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February 2, 2018
A Little Improv from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

This project started life like many of my projects do....because I was putting fabric away!

I was moving some fabric out of my sewing room and putting it away into my fabric closet and I was drawn to some lovely turquoise and green fabrics.  Soon I was pulling a stack and adding in some gray prints getting inspired to make a little quilt.

I don't often make improv quilts but that is what this fabric wanted to become.  This one measures about 40" square and I really enjoyed putting it together.

I didn't realize until I had ...

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January 30, 2018
Wonderlust Blog Hop and Giveaway from Goer


I'm thrilled to be here for the Wonderlust Blog Hop with Benartex. Paula Nadelstern's intricate prints and beautiful colors are a joy to work with! Her line is centered around four detailed prints in three different color ways – a kaleidoscope of colors. I chose to feature the Marbella prints, the blenders from her series. Check out the entire line of the collection.

I chose to use my Ombre HST pattern for my quilt top. It's based on creating an ombre effect through different values of a color palette and was designed with monochromatic solids in mind ...

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January 28, 2018
Quilting food for thought and a finished Quilt from Lilabelle Lane

Quilting Food for thought.

On December 27th I posted this to my Instagram feed.

"I am not into making New Year Resolutions as l feel it can set you up for failure or disappointment so l like to think more about goal setting or habit changing. So in 2018 l will start as many new projects as my heart desires and refuse to feel guilty about it! If l fall out of love with a project l will not stress, l will just find it a new home. I will dig out my pile of quilt tops and attempt to ...

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January 26, 2018
A Rainbow of Strings from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Last year, for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I made string blocks.  Some months I made a few and other months I made more than enough for an entire quilt with some left over.  The width of the strings in each color bin, helped determine the size blocks I made so some months I made 6" and others I made giant 12" blocks. 

All of the blocks I didn't make quilts out of, went into a project box.

Recently I put those blocks to use and made this fun quilt.  I needed a few more blue blocks so it was ...

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January 19, 2018
Sewing up the Old Stash from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Today I have another finished quilt to share made from my older stash.  I used up all of the leftover scraps from a bunch of brown and blue fabric so now it is gone - gone - gone!  WooHoo!!

I couldn't take any outdoor photos because it has been raining so much there is water standing everywhere.  So you get to see this finished quilt draped over my longarm frame.

I used my favorite "hashtag" inner border in a chocolate brown solid.  The great thing about this method is you can use any width of inner border and it doesn't ...

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January 16, 2018
A guaranteed way to feel like a quilting superhero from Mama Love Quilts

Hello friends! 2018 is starting off as a very productive year for me.  Behold my first finish of the year!

It’s been more than 5 years in the making, but my improv star quilt is finally done. I’m sitting on this bench trying to contemplate why in the world it took me so long. But instead of analyzing a 5-year old w.i.p., I’d rather rejoice at the accomplishment!

This quilt was my attempt to make a dent in my scrap bin. I pieced together the tiniest pieces of blue and green fabrics into several pieced ...

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