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March 25, 2015
Just Beachy fresh from the frame from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

It's done!!! I love Becky's quilt.  Becky from Becky's Quilt Obsession quilted this one.   This quilt has added so much sunshine to my long arm room you can't even imagine.  Ya, yesterday we got 5 inches of snow, but it didn't matter I was working on Just Beachy with dreams of the warm sunshine and sea breezes!  Details about this beauty - Pieced by Becky.  Each of the little swirly things has beautiful machine stitches, all different kinds of stain stitching, all different colors - amazing.  Batting is Hobbs wool, top thread is Superior Bottom line.  I ...

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Elemental from Inky Threads

Here's a couple details from my current project.

And this is the view out my back window. Do you see how deep that drift is? That's an adult-sized chair beside it.

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March 24, 2015
The Hyacinth Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! It’s the fourth day of Spring, and snow is blanketing the gardens of Minnesota–dashing any thoughts of purple or pink hyacinths outside… So, a Spring Quilt will have to do for present…. Today, a tutorial Tomorrow, a … Continue reading 

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March 23, 2015
Swarm – A Butterfly Rainbow Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

A couple of months ago, I saw that Shabby Fabrics had released a range of pre-fused laser-cut applique shapes, and one of the images they were using was this beautiful image of their butterflies.

I instantly had a the picture pop into my head of a swarm of these flying up a patchwork quilt of low-volume fabrics. I even entered the giveaways to try and win some (but didn’t win), and had put the design at the back of my mind for a future project. But a few weeks ago, Shabby Fabrics contacted me asking if I would like ...

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March 22, 2015
decamping from remember your karma

The movers will be here in 1 week. Instead of freaking out, I am trying to just do stuff. They will pack everything, except my quilting/sewing stuff. I will do that next weekend. In the meantime, and when in town, I have been doing therapy sewing (isn't it all therapy?).

Finished this:

Pattern is Moon Dance by Villa Rosa Quilts. These are the little postcard patterns. I can not resist them. Fun, well-written, easy, wish I had thought of this?
A detail, mostly Carolyn Friedlander fabric, with this little goldfish thrown in for fun.
I think it makes ...

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March 20, 2015
Wannabe Longarmer from My Inner Thread

Recently I've been reading blogs about using rulers, that longarm quilters use, for freemotion quilting on a domestic sewing machine.  

It was clear that using the freemotion (darning) foot and an ordinary quilting ruler wasn't going to work.  I'd read enough that I wasn't even tempted to try and see if I could get it to work.

The blog I keep going back to is Amy's Freemotion Quilting Adventures in one post (here) she talked about using a combination of Janome feet on a Bernina.  I thought there must be an easier way.  

And there ...

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March 18, 2015
Just playing...Dresdens, Doilies, New Project.... from Julia's Place

I hope everyone's having a great creative week...
Well, I have the two Dresdens ready for the Pillow shams.....but, I knew this would happen... I don't have enough of the same background fabric as on the quilt to finish them off.
So unless I can source some more of the above fabric, I'll have to use a plain cream. It's such a pretty small floral print. There's nothing on the selvedge, I know I bought it locally but it's unlikely I'll find more of  it now....
 I bought a Cindy Needham Craftsy ...

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March 17, 2015
FMQ - Chevron with a Twist - Part I - QP Curved Template Crosshatch (Giveaway too!) from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hi everyone -- I hope you're surviving this crazy March weather.  Here in the Northeastern USA we've had a few days of nearly 50 degree temps and sun - but many more days with sub freezing temps, nasty wind and snow.  Although the sewing days have been fun, we're all ready to break into spring.  Here's hoping it comes soon - these are the evenings I'm dreaming of...
Keuka Lake - Summer 2013 - Family Fishin'
In case you missed it, my latest free quilt design, "Chevron with a Twist" was published on the Moda Bake Shop on February 23rd ...

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March 14, 2015
Free pattern: Great Horned Owl from Craft Gossip

Owl paper pieced pattern

If you don’t follow Lori Kennedy’s Inbox Jaunt blog you should, ’cause she frequently showers her readers with goodies. Take for instance her free motion quilt owls tutorial and what you see here. It’s Peggy Aare’s Great Horned Owl quilt pattern. It’s free.

Download The Great Horned Owl, at Inbox Jaunt.

(Image credit: Inbox Jaunt}

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March FMQ lesson + giveaway from Craft Gossip

Rachael Dorr March FMQ Lesson Giveaway

Choosing fabric and batting as it relates to free motion quilting (FMQ) is this month’s theme for Rachael Dorr’s 2015 set of lessons on this often-scary subject. In addition, she is hosting – on her blog – a giveaway to win the book, “Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern” by Jera Brandvig. It’s the perfect compliment to her teaching series.

Click the link to see Rachael’s March Lesson and Giveaway.

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March 13, 2015
Happy Chevrons from Georgia Girl Quilts

Two posts in two days...I'm on fire. 

Not really.  Really, I'm a slacker who didn't get her Tuesday post up 'til Thursday and just happened to have a finished quilt to share today... a quilt that was started in 2013.  So, see what I mean?  Not so much with this girl being on fire...

Anyway, on to my cheery little chevron quilt.

One of the first blogs I came across when I started quilting was Christa Quilts. One of the first things I noticed about Christa's blog were her fabulous Quilt-Alongs.  I liked what I ...

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March 12, 2015
Great Projects - Awesome Giveaway from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

If you missed out on entering the Giveaway for Wendy Sheppard's latest book, jump over to the giveaway post and get in on the fun before 
midnight March 12th!!

On the giveaway post you can:

1. Checkout my review of Recreating Antique Quilts
2. Be reminded of the project I made during the first Blog Hop and Book Giveaway
Garden Lattice 
(Just look at all the area for FMQ Feathers!!) 
Learn about the project I created for the 2nd blog hop
Ivory Baltimore 
(in Wool)

Visit 3 other very talented bloggers also giving away copies of Wendy ...

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March 9, 2015
Laatuaikaa HQ:n kanssa - Quality time with HQ from Tikkutaiwas

Viikonloppuna ei ollut mitään "ulkoista" ohjelmaa, joten pääsin pitkästä aikaa nauttimaan laatuajasta Handi Quilterini kanssa. Jouluverhon jäljiltä koneeseen jäi vajaa metri lähes koko koneen levyisestä kankaasta, joten se täytyi tikata pois. Kolmasosan käytin ihan vain verryttelyyn, kaiken maailman sekalaisia yritelmiä, joita en viitsinyt kuvata.

Toinen kolmannes sai päälleen joululiinan, jonka ompelin syksymmällä kaitaleyhdistelmäharjoituksena kurssilaisille malliksi.

Keskustaan koettelin kaarevaa ristikkoa, jutun juoni ei täysin kirkastunut.

Höyheniin sitten päädyin, vaikka kaikkea muuta ensin mietin.

Tältä se näyttää nurjalta.

Viimeiselle kolmannekselle ei ollut valmiina mitään sopivaa, mutta kaivoin kaapista liukuvärjätyn kankaan. Tulisiko tästä vaikka kassi - ennestään ei olekaan kuin neljä kassia eri vaiheissa ...

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March 5, 2015
Päivölä kutsuu tikkaajia - Free motion quilters needed from Tikkutaiwas

Päivölässä on tarjolla vapaan tikkauksen kurssi 27-29.3.2015. Ilmoittautujia on jo kiitettävästi, mutta vielä muutamaa kaivattaisiin kurssin toteutumiseksi. Tutkaile siis kurssin sisältöä, heitä tikkausestosi nurkkaan ja tule mukaan kartuttamaan tilkkutyökalupakkiasi näilläkin työkaluilla.

Tarvittaessa voit kysellä lisätietoja myös täältä blogini kautta. Koneen tarkistettavilla ominaisuuksilla tarkoitan lähinnä sitä, että ompelukoneesi yksinkertaisesti suostuu tekemään tikkiä joka suuntaan, kun liikutat kangasta itse neulan alla alasyöttäjät käytöstä pois otettuina. Näin varmasti onkin kaikissa tilkkutyöversioisissa ompelukoneissa, peruskoneet voivat joskus olla ongelmallisia - vanha hyvin palvellut Evani oli sellainen: hyväksyi vain liikkeet eteen ja taakse, mutta sivusuuntaan liikuttaessa ei suostunut muodostamaan minkäänlaista ommelta.

Ihan koko kurssiaikaa emme ...

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Longarm Quilting on Dresden Quilt Blocks from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Quilting Hooks on Dresden Plate Quilt Blocks My friends […]

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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March 3, 2015
Blog Hop and Book Giveaway - Recreating Antique Quilts from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Welcome everyone!

I'm Karen from Redbird Quilt Co and I'm thrilled to be sharing the stage with some wonderfully talented ladies for Blog Hop Round #2 celebrating Wendy Sheppard's latest book:  

Recreating Antique Quilts

You're going to Love this book!
Be sure to jump to each person's blog today - see their beautiful projects, and get signed up for the book giveaway -- 4 books will be shared during the hop!!


Many thanks to Landauer Publishing for sponsoring this hop and giveaway ...

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The Paperclip-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we have a white fabric with gold stitching for you to try…(Just kidding!…Read more HERE.) Sorry I missed you yesterday.   Monday is paperwork day so I don’t always have time to post.  Yesterday, I was busy organizing … Continue reading 

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March 1, 2015
An Easter Parade – new pattern from I Patch and Quilt

It is finally time to release my newest pattern “An Easter Parade”!

The “An Easter Parade” set of paper piecing patterns contains 6 patterns: a cute bunny, a sweet little chick, a blooming daffodil and three different Easter Eggs.

The pattern is very versatile!

With the six blocks you can create an adorable tablerunner, a sweet wallhanging or cute mugrugs.

The Egg blocks are pretty simple (2 out of 5 stars)
The Chick is also of the same difficulty (2 out of 5)
The Bunny is intermediate (3 out 5)
The Daffodil is a bit more advanced because of the ...

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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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