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October 23, 2014
Text Trapunto Technique from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Text Trapunto Class | Monogramed Quilt Block | ReannaLily Designs

I’m so excited to share the Text Trapunto Technique with you!  This workshop is coming to the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild on January 10th.  We’ll be making the Ampersand Quilt Block shown.

Can’t make the workshop?  Grab the Text Trapunto Technique pdf over on Craftsy.

We’ll be using regular home sewing machines to create this 15″ square block.  An ampersand stencil will be provided, but you can, of course, use any letter/monogram you choose.

Text Trapunto Class | Monogramed Quilt Block | ReannaLily Designs

 

I’ve added the alphabet trapunto letters to a few quilts in the past.  They seem to go over really ...

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October 22, 2014
Photos from the Quilting Trenches from Kat & Cat Quilts

Quilting is in full swing here today!


The Honeycomb quilt is on the machine, Wilson is helping of course.  Check out the cute little bee FMQ from The Inbox Jaunt.


Back to work!

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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October 20, 2014
Hexie pillow finished! from I Patch and Quilt

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I feel loved!!!

Last week I finished this adorable (if I say so myself!) hexagon as the front of a pillow. I also promissed to tell you how I created a pillow form for this unsual pillow.

I had an IKEA pillow on hand; one of those cheap ones that consist of a lot of stuffing and a piece of fabric as a form. It is a synthetic fabric, relatively strong. I selected this pillow and not the normal IKEA pillow forms as the fabric those are made from is kind of flimsy ...

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October 15, 2014
Do you FMQ? The Process... from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

It's been many, many weeks since I've had my hand at moving fabric around under a needle - I needed the practice, I needed the down time, I just needed to do it!  

This is a sweet little Piggy Growth Chart by The Wonderful World of Susybee and it's a fun way to get those FMQ juices flowing again.   I dove into my stash of beautiful #Aurifil Mako Cotton 50Wt threads and had some fun!!

Here are the steps that worked for me:

1.  Give your machine a good cleaning inside and out.  The Janome Horizon doesn't ...

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October 14, 2014
New hexies from I Patch and Quilt

Last week I turned 38… which did not feel any different from turning 27.  I am glad it did not, as approaching 40 is still a bit too scary!

In my first few days as a 38 year old this is what I learned:  Love and have fun!

Love: many kisses and big hugs from and to my two little nephews, having my family and friends close, receiving gifts from the heart, seeing my parents 3 times in one week, seeing my friends laughing faces, being sung to by my class of 17 year olds

Fun: playing hide and seek ...

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October 12, 2014
Tutorial: FMQ a panel from Craft Gossip

FMQ Tutorial Panel Bear Creek Quilting

Practice is necessary to master any skill and this is particularly so when it comes to free motion quilting (FMQ). But who wants to learn on the quilt top that took them months to create? And what if that same top is going to end up as a gift? What’s a quilter to do? Karen of Karen’s Quilts, Crows and Cardinals blog came up with a way to combat this dilemma. In a word, panels. Brilliant! Don’t miss her guest post at Bear Creek Quilting Company where she takes you step-by-step through the process of low-stress free ...

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Dresdan Zoo Baby Quilt from Modern Sunbonnet Sue

My two sisters and I collaborated on another baby quilt to commemorate the birth of our great-niece. Even though we live close to one another, it can be challenging to work on a project together. We each have our own activities and projects on which to work. But, we break the project down into manageable […]

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October 4, 2014
Moxie from Georgia Girl Quilts

Well, I finally finished another quilt.  Christine at Red's Needles & Threads  and I decided to tackle curves together with Tula Pink's Moxie pattern. She hasn't posted pics of her finished quilt yet, but you've absolutely got to check out her blog. She's got all sorts of awesomeness over there and she posted a super cool tutorial last week for converting your ironing board to a pressing board!

EDIT:  Christine has recently undergone a blog makeover.  Red's Needles & Threads is now Stitch ALL The Things. Make sure to swing by to check out her new ...

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Some thread thoughts from The Champ Life

The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy around here with all of the usual beginning school year activities, so I’m still plugging away on Cheryl’s Vintage Holiday quilt. Actually, it’s just about done! I have one small section to quilt, and then I’ll get some pictures of the whole thing. For now, here’s some progress shots:

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I really love how this quilt has turned out, and can’t wait to finish it (hopefully tonight!).

On the Fractions quilt I made, I grabbed a cone of Mettler thread at my local quilt shop and ...

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September 22, 2014
100 quilts for kids - 1 more week from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I made 2 more big star quilt tops, love it in the primary colors polka dots.  I think this one is definitely gender agnostic.  It's really hard for me to make a quilt that can work for a boy or a girl, but this one I think I got it!  The frilly girly ones are no problem at all, the boy quilts a bit harder but still definitely do able, but one that fits for both, well I just stare and stare at the stash and say "but how???"  And the last of the pillow cases are done.  Double ...

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September 20, 2014
A little more modern from remember your karma

Why, yes! I see a trend!

I found the pattern for this little in a Moda Candy book. Similar to one in a modern quilting magazine several momths back & similar still to the Big Charming. I did not use a Moda Candy stack (2.5" squares of cuteness) but I once again dipped into my solid charms.

Fun, fast & easy. And on to the quilting! 


My favorite part!

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September 16, 2014
Tuesday Archives #27: FMQ & Funniest Quilt Made! from Val's Quilting Studio

Welcome to the linky party that let's you rejuvenate your old quilting/sewing posts! 
(Check over in my right margin for the list of  upcoming September themes)

Val's Quilting Studio
This week is all about skimming through those archives and finding quilts 
that showcase your Free Motion Quilting  & your Funniest Quilt made! Heck, feel free to make a new post about this one if ya want!  


FREE MOTION QUILTING: 

I am always to very inspired by the FMQ work of  Hilary Florence. Everytime I stop by her blog I'm amazed! If you've never stopped by Hilary's blog and are ...

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September 12, 2014
Hexie Weekend plus FMQ from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Home from Duarte and babysitting for 36 hours while DS and DDIL went to a concert.  Since they were coming home late, I stayed the night. Here are the hexies I made while waiting at the Doctor's office last Friday. It was a 2 hour wait this time. One can get a lot done while waiting around. I finished and bound my  Modern charity quilt.  I quilted it a lot more than any other.  I found

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September 4, 2014
September Pillow from Quilting by the River

I was going through some projects that needed quilting and saw this block. I can't remember if I was going to make a table topper or a pillow......so I decided to make another pillow as....you know I love pillows.

Here is a closeup of the quilting. I'm still using the Glide thread, can you see the sheen?
Feather quilting on pillow at Freemotion by the River
My blog is giving me fits - trying to write this post has been terrible so I'm giving up and will just post it. I'll show the diagram for the block another time.
Quilted pillow at Freemotion by the River
I used a template and ...

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Pöytäliina - Tablerunner from Tikkutaiwas

Työkaveri esitteli alkukesästä kotinsa pintaremonttia ja mm. olohuoneen uusia paneeliverhoja. Sain päähäni tehdä hänen ruokapöydälleen verhojen kanssa yhteensopivan liinan - äitinsä kautta sain vaivihkaa pöydän mitat, jotta yllätys säilyi loppuun asti. Kaupasta löytyi vielä samoja paneeliverhoja, ja tikkauskoneeni pääsi viikonloppuna tositoimiin lomatauon jälkeen.

Tikkasin valkoisella langalla köynnösten ympäri ja värittelin itse köynnöksiä vaaleanpunaisella, vaaleansinisellä, vaaleanvihreällä ja keltaisella langalla. Tämä oli hyvä harjoitus tauon jälkeen ja ennen varsinaisiin tilkkutöihin tarttumista. Ja kertaalleen taas osoitus siitä, miten vaikeaa on seurata painokuvion reunaa tasaisesti tietyllä etäisyydellä...

Eilen liina viimein pääsi omaan kotiinsa.



 (Outoja varjoa kuvassa yllä, tausta on kyllä ihan valkoinen.
Strange shadows in ...

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September 1, 2014
Recent projects from remember your karma

A FMQ initial for a friend who spoke at our guild. I love making these!
Detail:

A pillow, gift for a beloved cousin.

My machined binding:
Love the finished look.

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August 31, 2014
A Very Large Slightly Finished Finish ! from Slightly Off Quilter

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So for the past few weeks I have been sharing with you the progress of my current project. The one that allowed me to overcome my fear of feathers ! Well it is now ALMOST finished. It still needs a binding, but other than that, she is done !

It was not until I started putting my quilted blocks together that I realized just HOW large this quilt was ! It finishes out at 90 x 105 ! That is HUGE ! It is by far the largest quilt I have done to date. I am extremely proud of myself on this one, not just ...

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August 29, 2014
Hexie Weekend from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Wednesday, I went to the doctor and took my Hexie kit with me to finish up my yellow flower from last week and start another, but I was hardly there enough time in the waiting room to even do one side of my last hexagon.  I was in and out of the office in 35 minutes. So, as I'm always saying when I open the linky that we love all kinds of eye candy, I'm going to show today a couple of no hexie  

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Share a Finish Friday - Time Flies from Red Letter Quilts

I refer to this guy as, 'Time Flies'

These little hour glass squares were leftover after piecing my donation quilt from last year's 100 Quilt for Kids. I can't believe a year has gone by and it is time again to link up our donation quilts! Hosted this year by Heather of Quilts in the Queue , she has worked hard to obtain oodles of incentives! I thought about what to make and remembered all the odd scraps I had saved, dug them up, made some pinwheels, and finally arranged everything with some negative space.
(This pool was closed ...

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August 25, 2014
Around the World Blog Hop from I Patch and Quilt

You have probably have come across blogposts on the Around the World Blog Hop, right? I have been asked by Dorien of Just-do to participate. If you would also like to join us on this worldwide trip, please read the bit at the end!

So, it is my turn today to write about my quilty projects!

1) What am I working on?

There are several projects going on at this moment. I have been adding to my FMQ sampler books. They are growing and growing. I have already 4 books on feathers now and there are some more feather styles ...

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