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September 1, 2015
Home Sweet Home-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters, Homemakers and Doodlers! Are you frequently drawn to certain motifs?  Some people like butterflies (I do not…) or horses, or cats or dogs… I love flowers–I bet you guessed already… And sewing notions--who doesn’t?… I also love any fabric or … Continue reading

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August 31, 2015
Next to Quilt from Inky Threads

Heading into my Spanish Steps next. With this pattern.


I think it'll go quickly. It's sold, as well as my Elemental quilt from the last post.

btw, it's snowing this morning.

P.S. I finished this in July. Things move slowly around here.

-Wendy

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August 27, 2015
Sneak-a-Peek-a Thursday with Kaffe Fassett from Pink Doxies


Kaffe Fassett 

Perhaps no other fabric designer has ever struck me so gloriously than Kaffe Fassett. The depth, color pathways, and texture the fabrics evoke make me feel extraordinarily happy. Now imagine your sister-in-law saying, "Take this, and quilt it however you want."

Seriously? Uh, I ran with it! 

It was an amazing experience to play on this with my long arm. I parsed it out for 3 days like good chocolate. It was over too soon, and Axel already has another loaded. I'll bind it this afternoon, and show you my Fassett Friday Finish tomorrow. 


 That has to ...

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August 25, 2015
QuiltCon 2016 from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

QuiltCon 2016 Tis the season to get the modern quilts ready to enter in QuiltCon 2016. I think the deadline is in November. (I did find this quilt entry page for you.)  Though I won’t be...

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

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August 19, 2015
Progress on Pillow from The Quilt Yarn

Still working away on my pillow for the August 2015 FMQ Challenge at Quiltshopgal

This is the 8th pillow for this year...I am determined to keep up with the monthly challenges and so far have not missed a month. This has meant that I have not produced quite as much as I would have liked this year due to having to interrupt what I am doing to get going on the next pillow. However, I  am treating this challenge as an opportunity to learn and I would highly recommend these online challenges to all of those who have an ...

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August 17, 2015
Tällaisia... - This is how... from Tikkutaiwas

...niistä tikkausharjoitteista sitten tuli!

... how my free-motion exercises turned out!



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August 16, 2015
FMQ Away from The Quilt Yarn

Working on my pillow for the 2015 FMQ Challenge at QuiltShopGal

Choose black calico to do my FMQ on...I like stitching with light thread on dark fabric. However, I noticed that I am a bit out of practice...some of my stitching is positively wonky, Never mind, it's the effect we are going for.

Had trouble with the swirls, just did not flow properly...but anyway, it did get done and now I only have the right side to do. Planning on some of Angela Walters flower filler, interpersed with some feathery bigger shapes. We shall see.

Until ...

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August 14, 2015
Finished Friday from Scraps of My Life

Whew!

First week back at work done and a completed quilt to show off to boot - not too shabby!

Diamond Jubilee Jelly Roll Race

And here it is...my Diamond Jubilee jelly roll race quilt.  Started in 2012 in actual race format, this poor quilt top sat folded up and unloved for nearly three years.  In just two months, the borders have been added, the quilting has been stitched and the binding rounded it off.


In the main body of the quilt, I stitched gently rolling wavy lines that intersect periodically.  I wanted to break up the harsh, vertical lines ...

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August 11, 2015
FREE MOTION QUILTING- Video Tutorial Series: Video #1 from Crafty Gemini

free motion quilting video series crafty gemini

I’m kicking off a brand new free motion quilting video tutorial series on YouTube!

I’m launching a new video tutorial series today! After so many of you have asked over the years I’m finally delivering! Here it is Video #1 in my NEW free motion quilting video tutorial series. If you have quilty friends who are intimidated by free motion quilting forward them this link and tell them to join the fun!

{NOTE: No matter when you are finding out about this series you will have access to every video I post in this playlist! All my ...

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August 10, 2015
Just keep quilting … just keep quilting .. from Slightly Off Quilter

It seems that little line has been my mantra for the past few weeks. I was reminded not long ago, that our local quilt show is this October. The show falls on odd numbered years, and given my state of mind the first part of this year, it had slipped my mind that I was planning on entering for the first time this year. I have been working steadily on what I think, is coming out to be one of the most impressive quilts to date, if i do say so myself ! My points are pointy and my borders are ...

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August 8, 2015
WIPS Be Gone Week 32! from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Can you believe it - there are only 20 weeks left in 2015! Wow. I finished a preemie quilt made out of some of those triangles I cut off units in making an early B3 quilt. With some leftover fabric I came up with this: It measures 30" square.  I quilted it with straight lines following the seams. I wanted this one to stay soft.  Now this one I quilted differently: There are diamonds in the

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Another star and some more.. from Essie's Quilts


Looking back done quite a bit this last week.
Prepared all the pieces for my third star, traced the patterns onto interfacing, cut out all the pieces and made little packages..


De afgelopen week al met al toch nog aardig wat gedaan.
Eerst de derde ster voorbereid, patronen overgenomen op vlies, alle stukjes uitgesneden en pakketjes gemaakt..


Once that was done, it didn't take long to piece together.


Zodra dat was gedaan duurde het niet lang om het blok in elkaar te zetten.

The most time was spent deciding on what fabric to use, sitting on the floor in ...

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August 6, 2015
Another Flimsy, Another Finish, Etc. from A Quilted Passion

I finished another flimsy. This one is modern.  Some of you might be thinking I'm just a flimsy maker, but I'm not. I do finish quilts. I'm just taking a short break from the actual quilting part to make tops.  I'm working on building up inventory for my Etsy shop.  I'd like to take it off "vacation status" by mid October and have at least 20 items to list. I'm also waiting on modifications on the DIY sewing table in order to quilt more comfortably.  
I made me another bag.  It's a LARGE ...

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August 5, 2015
Choosing Patterns to Free Motion Quilt from Red Letter Quilts

My goal for August is to complete Donna's Stars, a Work in Process for well over a year now. The stars were quilted early this year, and it has been waiting patiently since. I often stumble when it comes to making up my mind with quilting patterns, so it feels good to have finally made a decision about how to quilt the negative space! I'm learning the Seafoam Swirls, as coined by Angela Walters.

This weekend, I did maybe 10% of the total area and feel pretty comfortable with them now. Here is one of the smaller squares ...

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WIP Wednesday from Scraps of My Life

Welcome back to WIP Wednesday.

Recently I've been working on the quilting for my Diamond Jubilee jelly roll race quilt.  After having under estimated the amount of blue thread I would need to quilt the interior lines, it got pretty nail-biting when I realised I was nearly out of red thread for the border and I still had about half of the last border to quilt - eek!  Luckily, I found a bobbin of the same thread from my Elna that I used as top thread once the spool ran out, and then I got to play the ever so ...

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August 4, 2015
Easy as Pie-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers, Bakers, and Pie-Eaters! Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial for free motion or long arm quilting! Last week we stitched the Cheery Cherry .  This week we’re adding a motif that would look “sweet” paired with the cherries and … Continue reading

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August 3, 2015
Sampling bigger from My Inner Thread

Here I posted about my freemotion quilting samples. While making them I also created a mini quilt sampler.  


I'd sorted some hand dyed fabric that I'd purchased ages ago on Trademe (NZ's version of ebay) and had never used mostly because the fabric was quite flimsy and the colours a little light.  

For the initial piecing of the front used gentle curves then the back with straight piecing. Then the back became the front!  

For each segment a different quilting pattern was used with varying threads. 

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One of my favourites is the fill in ...

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July 28, 2015
The Sweet Cherry-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Do YOU prefer sweet or sour cherries?  My family is split…but one of our favorite places to visit is Door County, Wisconsin known for it’s sour cherries and delicious cherry pies, salsas, salad dressings, etc.  Since visiting The … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015
Santa Sack Tute & Giveaway - Christmas In July 2015 from madebychrissied


Welcome to day 1 on the Christmas in July Blog Hop, as always let me start with a great big "hi" to my regular readers and a huge welcome to anyone visiting for the first time from the Benartex blog Sew in Love {with Fabric}.


Today you'll find my Santa Sack tutorial over at the Benartex blog Sew in Love {with Fabric}.  The Christmas in July Blog Hop continues through to Tuesday, 28 July with a new project tute and giveaway each week day (not Sat and Sun).  

Want To Make You're Own Santa Sack With Different Fabric ...

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WIPs Be Gone Finish from The Quilting Reader's Garden

When I saw Lorna's Elephant Parade's first block, I knew I had to make a baby quilt using it since my God Daughter in Law[who was expecting a baby] is from Thailand, and the elephant is the symbol of the nation.  I got busy finding the right fabrics from my stash. Then I had to wait til I knew if it was going to be a girl or boy before I picked something for the little elephant.  Then I realized

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