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April 24, 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.


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Spring Petals QAL, Week 4 from The Crafty Quilter

We are moving right along with our Spring Petals Quilt Along!  How’s everyone doing so far?  Your quilt top should be complete with petals appliqued into place.

Week 4 brings us to the basting and quilting stage of the process.  The previous lessons can be found at the Spring Petals QAL tab (located at the top of the page).

Basting & Quilting Lesson @ The Crafty Quilter.  Part of the Spring Petals Quilt Along

Supplies for Basting & Quilting

  • Completed quilt top
  • Batting, 32″ square
  • Backing, 32″ square
  • Marking tool (blue water soluble pen, Frixion pen, or a chalk pencil)
  • Stencil, optional
  • *Basting spray, 505 temporary spray adhesive, optional
  • *Curved safety pins, small, optional
  • Painter ...

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April 23, 2015
How to: make your own periwinkle template. from Sew Simple Life

I was on YouTube watching quilting videos and came across Jenny Doan's periwinkle candle mat video.

I don't know if you know this about me but I am not a very patient person... Oh I am patient in traffic and I am patient with my kids but other than those two things I have no patience whatsoever.

So basically I saw this video and had to make a candle mat RIGHT THEN. I can't go online, order a special tool and wait for it to arrive. I just can't. That doesn't mean I'm not ...

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Sharing Orange Peel Grid Tutorial and Do You Have a Favorite Blogger ? from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings fellow quilters!  I hope you're having a fine week and finding time to stitch. 

In Upstate NY, USA we're having wild weather again.  Lots of rain last week -- then some days in the 70's -- and tonight they are calling for snow.

Before the snow reins down on us I decided to get a shot of a sweet daffodil in my overgrown front garden.  What a sight for eyes that have seen far too much snow this year.    

Long live the daffodils!

As always, there is a lot going on here at home - I'm getting caught ...

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April 22, 2015
Another Finish for April! Lonestar Mini. from Sew Simple Life

I am enrolled in Kimberly Einmo's Craftsy Class called Magical Jelly Roll Quilts. I love that class and I love love love this quilt. The way she has you put it together is so easy. This is my second Lonestar from the class, the other one I posted about here.

And then a couple days ago I enrolled in a class called Dot to Dot Quilting with Angela Walters, and I used the information from that class to quilt this little Lonestar.

I am really happy with the way this quilt came out. I really love it, I love ...

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Come With Me on a Magic Carpet Ride! Giveaway!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope you want to go for a ride with me - 
I've got one fabulous Magic Carpet to share with you!!  

I was recently privileged to be allowed to "test drive" a new pattern by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps.  Now you may know Christina as the author of First Steps To Free Motion Quilting and her newest book, Step-By-Step Free Motion Quilting.  (If you don't, you really should check out her books!)  But now she's branching out into pattern design - and she's made a great start of it!!  

So here's the ...

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April 21, 2015
Have been quilting with teenagers from I Patch and Quilt

Hello again!

Lots to tell you! I have been quilting with my students as an after school activity. We are creating quilts for the Soy Amado quilt drive by Alison of littleislandquilting. The quilts will be going to Mexico or Tanzania.

I asked all of my students to donate fabrics and maybe some euros for this cause. By now we have enough fabric for at least 6 quilts. Most of the fabric has been cut. Some quilts are half way in construction, others are still in small pieces.

Some colleagues and some family members have donated money. My local quilt ...

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Beginner Loops- A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! First of all, I’d like to THANK YOU-all those who voted for The Inbox Jaunt as Best Overall Quilt Blog HERE and for all your very kind words of support.  I was delighted to hear that so … Continue reading 

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April 20, 2015
Ruler Work from My Inner Thread

Back here I posted about using the Westalee foot and rulers for freemotion quilting on a domestic sewing machine.  

I've been trying the Westalee 'Circles on quilts - wreath 16' ruler.  At the narrow end of the ruler there is a pin hole, a drawing pin is inserted from the back of the quilt and the ruler is placed on the pin.  One segment/shape is stitched then the ruler pivoted so the next segment can be sewn.  Finally joining up in a wreath shape.

ruler, centre pin


What I learnt:
* stabilise the area to be quilted first by ...

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April 17, 2015
The Log Cabin Quilt and More from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning Quilters and Doodlers! NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGER I received this very kind note yesterday: Lori, just thought I should let you know that I nominated you for the Best Overall Blogger Award through National Quilting Circle.  You can … Continue reading 

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April 16, 2015
Le Challenge de Tradition from Red Letter Quilts

The theme for March Le Challenge is TRADITION.
Patchwork and quilting are steeped with it, making the challenge pretty open-ended!
I began with a chunk of Las Golondrinas (Alexander Henry) as my theme-fabric. It is filled with lovely Mexican tradition, and named for the Swallows.
 All the patchwork fabrics were selected from the theme fabric.
 I couldn't quite cut into the it though, and it ended up on the back!
Here is the finish - I love all the pretty bits!
Quite traditional, those HSTs. The pattern is designed by Kimberly Jolly, the Aurifil Designer of the Month. I linked ...

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Quilting a Patriotic Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

My friends came to visit recently and longarm quilted h […]

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

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April 15, 2015
The Dandelion Quilt-Revisited from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters and Gardeners! Any weeds in your garden (yet)? Last week we worked on The Dandelion Free Motion Quilt tutorial and I made the little quilt below. We discussed if the quilt below had enough quilting.-Read more HERE … Continue reading 

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April 14, 2015
The Basic Bow–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Hope you are all doodling and quilting, and maybe a little gardening?? It’s that time of year-Mother’s Day, Graduations, Picnics, parties.  I thought we could use a little festive motif–a pretty little bow. The Basic Bow would … Continue reading 

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April 13, 2015
Tikkausrupeama - Quilting session from Tikkutaiwas

Takana on pari viikkoa tiivistä tikkaamista isolla koneella - ei ole jäänyt aikaa edes blogittamiseen. Sain kaksi työtä harjoituskappaleiksi, tässä pari vilautusta niistä jälkimmäisestä. Koko komeuden näkee Nurmijärven opiston kevätnäyttelyssä, joka avataan ensi viikon torstaina, ja siellä saan toivon mukaan kuvattua sen kokonaisena

Muistelen nollanneeni koneen laskurin tätä aloittaessa, joten työssä olisi n. 160.000 pistoa...
I've had an intensive quilting session with my Avante, so I've not had time for blogging. I was given two quilts for practice, here are some glimpses of the latter. It will be on show next week with all other student works of ...

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April 11, 2015
Planning My Free Motion Quilting from Blossom Heart Quilts

I’ve been having a play with my sketchbook this week, thinking about what kind of free motion quilting designs I want to use to fill in my Swarm quilt. I’ve been rewatching the range of free motion quilting classes on Craftsy that I’ve signed up for over the past 2 years, and gathering some ideas. When I thought I’d finished the quilt, it looked like this.

Butterfly swarm quilt

I have swirled the butterfly “trails”, and then filled in the rest with diagonal lines to keep drawing the eye up the quilt. I want to fill in those diagonal ...

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April 10, 2015
Craftsy Class Review: Free-Motion Quilting with Lines, Curves and Loops from Christa Quilts

I have a confession to make: one of the perks of being a Craftsy writer is getting to view some of their top classes so I can review them and tell others what I enjoy. I think I need a sign that says “will work for quilting classes!” :-)

It’s even more exciting when I get to take my friend’s classes, too! I first met the fabulous Debby Brown when I took a feather quilting class from her at Road to California in 2014. Let me tell you – she can rock a feather like no other! I was immediately ...

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April 5, 2015
Never ending scraps – two pouches from I Patch and Quilt

So, you remember the (gifted) big bag of scraps, right?

I have put it to good use again!

I asked my brother what his girlfriend Miss S would like for her birthday. He told me she wanted/needed a new make-up bag. I could do that!

Two pouches coming up and purple scraps to the rescue!

Some scraps were mine, some came from the never ending bag of scraps from my friend.

I started sewing with no particular plan.

Added some metallic silver thread!

Miss S loves GLITZ!

I also used regular thread, here for the straight line quilting (accufeed ...

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April 3, 2015
Free Motion Feather Sampler and Aurifil Giveaway Winner from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hi fellow quilters...
thanks for stopping by!    

Before we announce the winner of the Aurifil thread (so exciting) I wanted to share a neat new Free Motion Feather sampler that I quilted on my domestic machine this week.
(Of course I used Aurifil thread ;)
The center motif was inspired by an Instagram post from Mary of Addicted to Fabric a few weeks ago.  

After a little doodling on paper and fabric we unearthed the appropriately named "Feather Galaxy" motif.  It's sew fun to stitch.
...Below is the back of one of my first attempts to actually stitch it out ...

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The Elephant Parade from I like to Quiltblog

Mein Quilt ist fertig.
160x160 cm - 62x62"
Freihandgequiltet mit Aurifil Garn in hellgrau,
danke dir Saskia, du hattest recht eine Rolle reicht ☺

Ich versuchte dieses Muster von Patsy Thompson zu quilten.
noch nicht kennt, sie ist eine Koryphäe wenn es ums Quilten geht,
sowohl Freihandquilting als auch Longarm und man findet auf ihre 
Seite viele Muster zum freien Download - hier!
Ich bin ein großer Fan ! 

Stoff: Kona Cotton weiß,
Kaffe Fassett und Oakshotts.
Vlies: Freudenberg 277 100% Cotton
Rückseite: Wellness Fleece, schön weich 
aber ganz, ganz schrecklich zu quilten!
(Das Fleece kam ...

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