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February 28, 2015
so long to February 2015 from remember your karma

cold, cruel February. short on days, long on weather. BUT, I have finished a few things!

Andalusia Light. These were the light FQs from the Andalusia Collection by Patty Young. I used the darks in this quilt. I love the saturated pink, red, orange, green along with the chocolate brown. Different!
Bold Glory #3. My own pattern, see #1 (2009) and #2 (2014) here. I developed this as my design to show appreciation to veterans. I really need to get this written!
Our family received a new member this month, a gorgeous baby boy named Everett. He is the 4th ...

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February 26, 2015
Are You a Book Worm? from The Inbox jaunt

Are YOU a Book Worm? Do you think books and libraries are outdated? Would you rather read a book or a Kindle? I think you’ll enjoy this TED talk by artist, Brian Dettmar. Not only is his art amazing, he offers a … Continue reading 

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February 25, 2015
Some of This, Some of That from The Quilting Reader's Garden

I made another B3 quilt  - I have to keep one month ahead of my guild members. That used up 1.5 yards. Then I made 6 blocks for a friend - that used up 1/3 yard. Then I donated 4 yards to next month's Corner Pay N Take at my guild for a grand total of 5.83 yards out of my stash. That brings my total YTD to 21.29 yards out.  Not bad for the end of Week 8. For wip progress, I quilted my crane

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Chevron with a Twist Celebration! from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings everyone!! I've been hiding out behind the scenes lately and I'm so excited to show you why. 

I'm thrilled to celebrate another
Moda Bake Shop recipe with you...
Do you remember the Heart's Content Decorative Pillow I created for the Bake Shop in November?
Well, I slightly overestimated the fabric for that recipe and was left with a beautiful layer cake of Heart's Content fabric by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda (poor me ;)

Oh what to do with a layer cake of fabric...  How about designing a quilt using Half ...

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February 20, 2015
That's one big quilt! from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Oh my it's almost done, had to share, more pics once the binding is done. This is the largest quilt I've ever made, the binding might take a while!!


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A Friday Finish | 25-Patch Style from Georgia Girl Quilts

The moment I laid my hands on Denyse Schmidt's line Hadley, I knew I wanted to cut it up into small squares.  I just wasn't sure if I wanted to do a 9-patch or 25-patch.  The only thing I knew for certain was that I didn't want to do a 16-patch. I don't know if it's my OCD or just some weird quirk, but I like my patchwork square rows to start and end with the same print or color; so 16 patches were out.

So, enough about my quirks, let's talk quilts.

Most ...

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February 18, 2015
Progress on my FMQ from For the Love of Fabric and Colour



Paisley Design - First attempt

Lots and Lots and Lots of practice needed to look like the sample pillow.





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Progress on my FMQ from RK Embroidery and Quilting



Paisley Design - First attempt

Lots and Lots and Lots of practice needed to look like the sample pillow.





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February 17, 2015
GIMQ Finished! from Inky Threads

Yes, it takes me that long to quilt one these days.  That's what happens when you can only work 1/2 - 1 hours 3x or so a week.  But, at last, it's done!!!  I'm so excited!

I put flannel on the back, cotton batting in the middle.  Cotton thread in large tropical flowers and leaves.

This is my winter quilt for my spare bed.  In a land that is all snow for 7 months of the year, it'll be nice to think tropical.


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Flower Pillow – TUTORIAL from I Patch and Quilt

Yesterday I showed you the results of my experimenting with flower pillows and the FMQ. If you have not seen my previous post, please have a look. There are some pictures there that might interest you.

Today I will show you how to create your own pillows!

It’s tutorial time!!!

 

Besides the regular quilting tools you need a ruler that has 30 and 60 degrees lines.

 

Before we start:

a. The instructions will give you a pillow of 20,5 inches wide.

b. We will be making TWO sides to this pillow. These sides are each others mirror image ...

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Happy Mardi Gras: Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

 Happy Mardi Gras!!!

Mardi Gras Quilt | Jelly Bean Carnival | ReannaLily Designs by Jen Eskridge

This is my Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt. I had to show you today, since it IS Carnival.

My quilt is a baby sized and WILD colored.  Love that.  Let me show you how I quilted it:

Mardi Gras Quilt | Jelly Bean Carnival | ReannaLily Designs by Jen Eskridge

Oh my gosh – with orange thread.  I know, that never happens, but I thought I’d be bold and go orange.  ORANGE.  Yikes!!!

Turns out you cannot even see the quilting in the background fabric, but this is what it looks like.  (More details about the quilt back in a sec.)

Mardi Gras Quilt | Jelly Bean Carnival | ReannaLily Designs by Jen Eskridge

From the front, you can really only see the quilting ...

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February 16, 2015
Flower Pillow from I Patch and Quilt

Last time I was in my Local Quilt Shop I received a tutorial flyer for a very cute round pillow. Everytime I buy fabric there, I get one of these nice tutorials. Great stuff!

(I have tried to find this tutorial online, but could not locate it.)

As you can see, the tutorial has you cut out the templates and select the desired fabrics.

Which I did…. and that left me with big chunks cut from my pink fabric. That was OK, as these fabrics I had plenty of.

The round pillow was nice, but I wanted a bit more ...

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February 11, 2015
This N That Week 6 from The Quilting Reader's Garden

First, the Grow Your Blog giveaway is still on - ends February 14th.  Go here to enter to win the book.  Second, my stash report is not much to crow about - used only .02 yards for another block for my friend:  I saw this Twinkle Star at Angela's SoScrappy blog and fell in love with it.  I'm putting together a Christmas quilt and I wanted to find a star and this is it! This one is 6 inches

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February 10, 2015
Dabbling in FMQ - February 2015 from For the Love of Fabric and Colour

I have recently bought Molly Hanson book - Free Motion Quilting for Beginners.  Over the years I have dabbled in FMQ but I feel I still need to nail it.  There are lots of online resources available and learnt heaps through these resources.  Now I want to take my FMQ further and would like to develop enough expertise to do all my quilting myself

What I liked about Molly's book is that she talks about her thinking process.  She has a section on how to sketch your FMQ idea's and how to practice FMQ designs on paper.  Which helps ...

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Dabbling in FMQ - February 2015 from RK Embroidery and Quilting

I have recently bought Molly Hanson book - Free Motion Quilting for Beginners.  Over the years I have dabbled in FMQ but I feel I still need to nail it.  There are lots of online resources available and learnt heaps through these resources.  Now I want to take my FMQ further and would like to develop enough expertise to do all my quilting myself

What I liked about Molly's book is that she talks about her thinking process.  She has a section on how to sketch your FMQ idea's and how to practice FMQ designs on paper.  Which helps ...

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February 9, 2015
Free Motion Quilting-A Fun Exercise from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Welcome to St. Valentine’s Day Week!  I laughed out loud to hear that many of you saw a face in yesterday’s Silent Sunday!  I ALWAYS see faces, but I did not see a face in the iron … Continue reading 

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February 7, 2015
Lesson 2: FMQ Threads + giveaway from Craft Gossip

Thread lesson Rachael Rabbit

The topic for this month’s free motion quilting series hosted by Rachael Rabbit is thread. It’s what holds the three layers of a quilt together. She explains all the options and gives tips for getting it right. There are lots of great photo examples, and she wraps it all up with a giveaway of Superior thread.

Get the full post, February Lesson (& Giveaway), at Rachael Rabbit.
{image credit: Rachael Rabbit}

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February 6, 2015
Potteresque Valentine from Celtic Thistle Stitches

At the January meeting of my Embroiderers Guild we were asked to bring along our oldest WIP. To my surprise my probably 15-year old cross stitch project was a mere baby compared to some of the other projects there :) 40 years old was the oldest project on show, although it is probably as well that a cumulative total wasn't taken as I might not have been feeling so smug then!

Whilst I didn't make much progress on the cross-stitch I did get thinking about using up some of the orphan blocks and random pieces of stitching that have ...

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February 5, 2015
Gift times two from I Patch and Quilt

Two girls that are in my classes were deserving a gift. I have been sharing pictures of the WIPs of these gifts on Instagram this week (Please, come find me @ipatchandquilt). Some of you might recognize these pillows!

( I am in AWE of how quickly I was accepted in the IG community. Thank you all! I am thoroughly enjoying myself!!!)

Girl B was ill for a while, but luckily she is back in school again. A little bit TOO QUICK, ha ha! I was not able to get the little pillow all done before her coming back. I am just ...

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February 3, 2015
The Inbox Jaunt’s Mystery QAL Week 1… from JustPlainLaine

I have been stalking watching Lori Kennedy’s site The Inbox Jaunt for a long time.  In 2015 she introduced a new Mystery QAL that I’ve decided to participate in. I admit I’m a little behind already.  It started early in January and I am just now jumping in.  The QAL is all about learning Free Motion Quilting.  I have been FMQing for a long time, but only using basic stitches like stippling and straight line.  Lori shares the most interesting FMQ designs every week.  I’ve been drooling over them for a while and decided this week ...

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