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November 25, 2014
The Winner is... from Tartankiwi

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the book "Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can't". I loved reading all your fmq experiences and really want to encourage you all to keep going. Sort out your basics and work from there, it really is possible for everyone to free motion quilt!


Unfortunately there can only be one winner and it is:


I have sent you an email. Please respond asap. If I haven't heard from you within 5 days I will draw a new winner.

For all of you ...

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The Winner is... from Tartankiwi

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the book "Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can't". I loved reading all your fmq experiences and really want to encourage you all to keep going. Sort out your basics and work from there, it really is possible for everyone to free motion quilt!


Unfortunately there can only be one winner and it is:


I have sent you an email. Please respond asap. If I haven't heard from you within 5 days I will draw a new winner.

For all of you ...

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November 24, 2014
Small quilts part 01 – Wrapped Gift from I Patch and Quilt

Long time no see!

I hope you are all fine, warm and happy! The weather here is nothing like the snow in Buffalo, I only had to clean my frozen car windows once last week. I surely can’t complain!  And I won’t… I will turn on the central heating and count my blessings.

You know how daily tasks can sneak up on you and claim your free time and energy? Well that is what happened this last month.  One thing had to give, and that was blogging. I did find moments to sew, and I loved every minute ...

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Recreating Antique Quilts Giveaway ~ Reveal ~ Review! from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hi everyone and Welcome!!
I'm honored to be participating in a Blog Hop celebrating the release of Wendy Sheppard's new book:  
Recreating Antique Quilts

You're going to Love this book!  

Many thanks to Landauer Publishing for sponsoring this hop and giveaway!
Image Credit Landauer Publishing

I know, I know... I've been feeding you teasers about this book for weeks now - but the time has finally come to share some sweet projects from the book and show you a quilt that I made using
the Garden Lattice pattern.

First let me say that Wendy Sheppard is one ...

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Freedom Quilt Complete from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

The only thing left is the label.  The last two post have had the details of this quilt so I won't add those again.  I lost 2 inches on this in the quilting, it's now 88x88.  I'll lose a couple more inches when I was it as well.  But for the most part I'm pleased with how it turned out. I took a very simple pattern and complicated it as much as I possibly could!!  It really was an emotional quilt to complete.  My dad was in the Korean War and my niece as been in ...

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November 23, 2014
A Finish! from Inky Threads

Finished quilting Mom's Log Cabin. I'm not going to say how long it's been that I've had it, but if you search through my archives, you'll go back LOTS of pages. She has it now, putting the binding on, so I can share pics here. I guess I didn't get pics of the quilt as a whole, so when she posts one, I'll put it on here, too.





Quilting this one now. McTavishing, 45 minutes at a time:


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November 17, 2014
Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can't from Tartankiwi

I'd like to  introduce you to my friend Molly. She is one of the first online quilting friends that I made and over the years she has provided me with heaps of great quilting advice.
Photo Courtesy of Martingale, Brent Kane photographer
Molly has always been there to answer my questions and she has had an unwavering faith in my ability. When I decided to buy a darning foot, it was Molly who I turned to for advice and when I took my first wavering steps in fmq, she cheered me on all the way.

I am ashamed to ...

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Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can't from Tartankiwi

I'd like to  introduce you to my friend Molly. She is one of the first online quilting friends that I made and over the years she has provided me with heaps of great quilting advice.
Photo Courtesy of Martingale, Brent Kane photographer
Molly has always been there to answer my questions and she has had an unwavering faith in my ability. When I decided to buy a darning foot, it was Molly who I turned to for advice and when I took my first wavering steps in fmq, she cheered me on all the way.

I am ashamed to ...

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Work in progress - Freedom Quilt from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Nothing new on the design wall, but I do have something on the frame, the Freedom quilt.  I thought I would show a little about the quilting motif and how I came up with it.  LOL, it's all I got this week :)  I knew I wanted something special for this quilt (you've heard the story fund raiser for my nieces' army unit that just returned from Afghanistan).  But was really at a loss. I do have a 19 in round stencil that I like and haven't used yet.  Now I don't have room for the entire ...

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November 10, 2014
Quilting Is Done! from Jackie's Art Quilts

I finished!   I spent the last few weeks grabbing minutes when I could to finish the free motion quilting on my latest leaves quilt. It was white thread on white fabric. And I didn't have a plan, just quilted whatever design popped into my head at that moment.



I was a bit worried that I would get bored without any use of colour but it wasn't until I had only 20 minutes of quilting left that I thought how much fun it would be to be using pink!  For the most part though, I was concentrating so hard ...

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Quilting Is Done! from Jackie's Art Quilts

I finished!   I spent the last few weeks grabbing minutes when I could to finish the free motion quilting on my latest leaves quilt. It was white thread on white fabric. And I didn't have a plan, just quilted whatever design popped into my head at that moment.



I was a bit worried that I would get bored without any use of colour but it wasn't until I had only 20 minutes of quilting left that I thought how much fun it would be to be using pink!  For the most part though, I was concentrating so hard ...

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November 9, 2014
Quilts on Show – Veldhoven part 2 from I Patch and Quilt

This morning I woke to discover I had won the Blogger Quilt Festival in the MINI category.

Thank you all for voting for my paint tube quilt!

I am amazed by all of the support you have given me.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

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As promised some more pictures with quilts from the open European Quilt Championship of this October.

This quilt won the prize for longarm quilting, I think.

I do not know which painting this quilt is based on, but maybe it is one by Casper David Friedrich.

Several different thread colours were used in the background ...

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How to Practice FMQ from Quilting Solutions

How do you learn and continue to improve your free motion quilting?  Every teacher, every book, every online tutorial has thoughts on this process so this post reflects my own journey.  When you sit down at the machine for the first time you'll find that the quilting foot doesn't hold the fabric down,  the foot pedal wants to send the machine into outer space, your eye doesn't know what to look at, your hands are helpless, and the quilt bulk is totally unmanageable.  At least that is the way I felt.

1.  CHALLENGE:  Back and neck get ...

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November 8, 2014
My Teen Son's Quilt from KT Quilts 4 Fun

 
So I finished this quilt way back in September.  It immediately vanished into the depths of the lair.  Today he had somewhere to be, and I offered to wash his sheets and quilts.  He isn't my first teen, and I have learned to be sly!
 
The quilt is about 72" by 96".  Plenty to wrap like a burrito in....which is what he does.  I have the block pattern pinned somewhere on my quilting Pinterest board.


 
It was a windy fall day to be trying to photograph a quilt!  I straight lined quilted to make a cuddly quilt.  I ...

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November 3, 2014
Grow Wise Little Owl from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

It's done, what fun I had quilting this one.  It's a special quilt for my husband's god-son who is having a baby in January.  They have an outdoors-ish theme for the baby's room in these colors which I thought was wonderful.  Pattern is a modified Owl Duet from Katie's Quilts and Crafts.  I embroidered the saying at the top, the letters are about two inches tall.  I quilted the letters and numbers in the top and bottom with different fills so you can see them just a bit better.   I used Premo soft thread on ...

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November 2, 2014
Free Motion Quilting- The Mental Checklist from Tartankiwi

Since writing my blogpost about free motion quilting (fmq) last month, I have taken some serious steps forward with my quilting skills. I don't want to say too much about it all yet, but what I will share at this stage is the most important lesson that I have learnt.

When the machine starts skipping stitches or misbehaving I don't start fiddling with dials, buttons or feed dogs on the machine. 
I don't start to panic.
I stay calm and work through my mental checklist (in no particular order):

  • Do I need a new needle?
  • Is the ...

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Free Motion Quilting- The Mental Checklist from Tartankiwi

Since writing my blogpost about free motion quilting (fmq) last month, I have taken some serious steps forward with my quilting skills. I don't want to say too much about it all yet, but what I will share at this stage is the most important lesson that I have learnt.

When the machine starts skipping stitches or misbehaving I don't start fiddling with dials, buttons or feed dogs on the machine. 
I don't start to panic.
I stay calm and work through my mental checklist (in no particular order):

  • Do I need a new needle?
  • Is the ...

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Quilts on Show – Veldhoven part 1 from I Patch and Quilt

You may have noticed that there is an online quilt show going on RIGHT NOW! About 550 quilts were entered in a total of 12 categories.

Everybody could put their quilt in the show and everybody gets a vote!

You can VOTE for three quilts in each category. You only have to click on the quilt you love and a little red heart appears. With 12 categories, you have 36 votes in total!

There are so many beautiful quilts on show. Why don’t you go over and have a look? When you leave a comment, you may even win ...

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October 27, 2014
Blog-Tour mit Buchverlosug from I like to Quiltblog

Das Buch:


Quilten in der dritten Dimension 


wird ab heute auf den folgenden Blogs vorgestellt,
man darf gespannt sein ....


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October 26, 2014
Milestone from I Patch and Quilt

200 posts… Who knew that after 200 posts I would still have things to show you and to write about?!

200 posts… Filled with sharing, fabric love, design beauties, remarkable patterns and quilty friends!

200 posts… Full of your support and love!

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you for being my quilty friends! You are giving me so much joy!

This is a milestone post for me for more than one reason. I have been designing patterns for a while and offering them for sale online. Now I am venturing into trying to sell the patterns in a local quilt shop.

At ...

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