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March 25, 2019
Perennial Dreams from From the Strawberry Patch...

It came to me in a dream last summer: the most lovely of all perennial gardens, it was filled with color and fragrance, it was a haven for birds and butterflies; it was right outside the door from my studio, just beyond the side porch. And then--I awakened! I recounted my dream to Mr. Goodneedle. We decided last fall that this was, definitely, a dream that we could work on together to make a

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Perennial Dreams from From the Strawberry Patch...

It came to me in a dream last summer: the most lovely of all perennial gardens, it was filled with color and fragrance, it was a haven for birds and butterflies; it was right outside the door from my studio, just beyond the side porch. And then--I awakened! I recounted my dream to Mr. Goodneedle. We decided last fall that this was, definitely, a dream that we could work on together to make a

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March 19, 2019
Spring is in the air with Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks (Week 220) link-up.

Spring is in the air!

There is hope! There is a viral rumour that Spring may show up again this year. We are all very hopeful. It's funny to see my friends refusing to bundle up to cross the street to get coffee. Unless it's a blizzard out there, we are acting as if Spring was here

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March 18, 2019
National Quilting Day! from The Cozy Quilter

What a great excuse to start a new project!  Yesterday was National Quilting Day and the London Modern Quilt Guild organized a sewing day to celebrate.


About 15 of us sewed our hearts out all day long, breaking briefly for lunch mid-day.  A couple of weeks ago at the Elgin Piecemaker's sewing day, I noticed that two of our members were working on Tula Pink's 100 blocks quilts.  I bought that book a few years ago and never made the quilt so I decided it would become my next bed sized quilting adventure.  I decided to use my ...

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March 14, 2019
Lovely Botanicals: The Academy of Appliqué 2019 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

How can a week possibly fly by so quickly?! When you are having an outstanding time, that's how! That was our experience last week in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Academy of Appliqué. One minute, we were unpacking and setting up to teach, and in two stitches with our needles, we were packing to come home. Well, my home; Kara came here with me (Teri) for a few more days before heading back to Germany.




As always, we want to thank Barbara Blanton, left, for all her work in creating this spectacular venue where lovers of appliqué can gather to ...

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Leaders/Enders Progress from Heart Desire Creations

It’s amazing how quickly a quilt top goes together when using leaders and enders.  I placed this L/E project at my sewing machine the beginning of the year and now I have the main section together! I set aside all my 1 1/2″ green strips and sewed them all around the outside.

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Now I will continue to piece the L/E’s and make a border of two squares across and as many down as needed for the sides, top and bottom.

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Unfortunately, I haven’t made much progress on those because I have been doing  string ...

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March 4, 2019
February & Another Finish! from Heart Desire Creations

It’s such a joy when many hands come together to make and finish a Hospice quilt. This quilt top was donated by a reader. I love the pieced border pattern! I prepared the backing and batting and then Judy (Goneaway Quilting) beautifully did the machine quilting. To finish it off I bound this pretty and peaceful lap quilt. May the recipient enjoy many hours of warmth with this quilt which was put together with love and caring.

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Lesson Learned:  When donations come in, I must put the donor’s info on a piece of paper and attach it to ...

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February 25, 2019
Visiting the Raulston Arboretum from From My Carolina Home

While I still work on secret sewing, I thought I would finally show you the gardens I visited in Raleigh.  The JC Raulston Arboretum is maintained by NC State University as a study area for plants and trees that would do well in our area of the country.  They describe themselves as a ‘living laboratory’ providing education to its students and the general public.

Raulston Arboretum At FromMyCarolinaHome.com

There are lovely paved pathways through flowering beds of color and texture.  We visited in August so there were many things in bloom.

NC Raulston Arboretum at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

This is one of the weeping trees, a study of the growth habits ...

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February 21, 2019
An Inspirational Walk Through Liechtenstein from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

At this time of year, for Teri and me (Kara), our dining tables have disappeared under copious amounts of threads and ribbon as we put together kits for the Academy of Appliqué













While Teri is diligently working on kits, I had to get my end of things finished a week earlier, as my husband and I would be heading to Bavaria for a work conference this week. Needless to say, putting a blog post together for either of us was going to be a challenge. With that said though, I thought why not bring our readers along, through pictures, on ...

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February 19, 2019
Hope and Promise from From the Strawberry Patch...

The first bloom of the season in our yard ~ a sure sign of hope and promise for days to come. "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."  - Ecclesiates 3:1 Life is Good!

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Hope and Promise from From the Strawberry Patch...

The first bloom of the season in our yard ~ a sure sign of hope and promise for days to come. "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."  - Ecclesiates 3:1 Life is Good!

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Tiny yellow flower block from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone!  Today is my turn to share a tutorial for a fun Tiny Tuesday block!  This little block is a part of the sampler that is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge project for this year over at soscrappy.  Today's block is a lovely yellow flower that will put a hint of spring into the quilt.

Here is the block we'll be making:


This little touch of spring looks complicated but is easy to piece and doesn't have any odd angles or strange measurements.  Since the block finishes at just 4-1/2 inches, you may want to shorten ...

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February 9, 2019
A late I Like Thursdays and a Friday Finish from Quilting Reader's Garden

Wednesday was getting readY for some library lesson presentations and story times at the library.  Thursday was presenting the lessons and a surprise story time. By the time I got home I was exhausted. Enough excuses. I did finish a baby quilt: All it needs now is binding.  I love the center dogie fabric! All of this flannel fabric wAS leftover from previous St. Anne's quilts. I used the

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A late I Like Thursdays and a Friday Finish from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Wednesday was getting readY for some library lesson presentations and story times at the library.  Thursday was presenting the lessons and a surprise story time. By the time I got home I was exhausted. Enough excuses. I did finish a baby quilt: All it needs now is binding.  I love the center dogie fabric! All of this flannel fabric wAS leftover from previous St. Anne's quilts. I used the

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January 8, 2019
How to Quilt Plenty of Sunshine-A Background Motif from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Where have YOU been? I know, I know…YOU were here….I was not! I took an unscheduled break from blogging while my family was in town for Christmas. Then I took a little more time off to get … Continue reading

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December 21, 2018
Potted and terrarium-ed from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

In April I decided that this huge pot in the yard needed something, other than grass and weeds, growing in it. So I spent about $25 or so on some pretty succulents and planted them thinking that they at least had a chance of surviving in this Louisiana heat. 

You know, that kind of money doesn't go far in the world of plants, but I figured they'd grow fast. Like the weeds, maybe? They don't. I added more plants but they didn't fill in the open space much. I was out of money so I had ...

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December 4, 2018
Christmas Present Ideas from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


Are you frantically sewing for Christmas and the holidays? Are you trying to get all the sewing done in addition to the other daily projects? Things can get a little crazy for stitchers around the holidays. We want to give our best to our family and friends, but we all probably wish we had started these projects sooner. Regardless of the late hour, we will stitch till our fingers are sore, and we will be happy when each gift is finished. After all the holiday stitching, wouldn't it be nice to sit with a bunch of your friends and ...

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November 27, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Tactile Architecture at IQS {page 5} from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Tactile Architecture is my favorite exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. I've submitted a quilt or two in the past, neither of which got in, but I love looking at and analyzing these quilts the most. I suppose it's because it's also one of my favorite genre of quilts to make.
Spinning Wheel by Sharon McWilliams

Tel Aviv Symphony by 6 Hands: Azrieli Towers
by Leanne Shilo, Liat Engler, and Orit Mondiano

 Yorkville Shack by Deanna Apfel

Circular Infinity by Susan Michael

Earthquake by Betty Hahn
See Taiwan ~ Taipei 101 by Hsi-Chen Hsu 


Crumbling Facade ...

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November 26, 2018
Houston IQS {page 4} from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

From the A Celebration of Color exhibit:


Sunrise by Christina Arcenegui Bono

An Explosion of Happiness by Eva Arellano Martin

Alex's Colored Pencils by Phyllis Carlyle,
Thea Carlyle, and Alex Carlyle

Hexagon Charm by Cheryl Miller

 Absolutely Certifiable Insane by Connie Peterson
Quilted by Janet Mason

From the In Full Bloom exhibit:

Forget Me Not by Fiona Lindsay

 Mama T's Garden Party by Theresa Marler and Mary Covey

So Sorry, I missed the title and maker for this one.

Flora Australis by Denise Griffiths
Flora Australis by Denise Griffiths


Yellow Roses for Mom by Vicki Bohnhoff

The Yucca ...

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November 23, 2018
More Beauty from the Houston Quilt Exhibit from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

If you were really with me (Teri) for this little tour of beauty found at the International Quilt Market and Festival exhibit in Houston, you would be running back and forth throughout the exhibit. Today, I have chosen a few things that especially caught my eye. We will actually be looking at a number of separate displays. Enjoy the eye candy!

You probably know that I love appliqué album quilts, but how wonderful is one that tells the story of one's life. I fell in love with this quilt, and felt almost as though I had met Barbara. What ...

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