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February 18, 2019
I Heart Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks (Week 215) link-up. As a tribute to Valentine's day, I have a 

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February 13, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Progress and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scraps just keep multiplying, don't they?  But I am making some progress - I got all my solid squares cut for QuiltCon (next week - hooray!!) and yesterday I put my scrappy string quilt on the frame!


I experimented with a new quilting design - sort of like a freeform freehand Baptist Fan.  It used a lot of bobbin thread, but it was fun to do and I think it's going to look wonderful when it's washed and dried! Binding will be done today - it's the first sunny day we've had in a week and the ...

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February 4, 2019
Some of This; Some of That from The Quilting Reader's Garden

I've been making string blocks, starting a new EPP, finished up an applique block, made a charity block for Covered in Love, and began quilting my UFO and a charity quilt - phew. So only have .53 yds to add to the stash report.  But I bagged yardage and scraps from my Sweet Land of Liberty that I no longer want. Found homespuns are so loosely woven, I don't care to work with them again.  I

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Some of This; Some of That from Quilting Reader's Garden

I've been making string blocks, starting a new EPP, finished up an applique block, made a charity block for Covered in Love, and began quilting my UFO and a charity quilt - phew. So only have .53 yds to add to the stash report.  But I bagged yardage and scraps from my Sweet Land of Liberty that I no longer want. Found homespuns are so loosely woven, I don't care to work with them again.  I

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February 1, 2019
Free Motion Mavericks and funky square flowers from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to my second week of hosting the Free Motion Mavericks link-up. Muv, who is located across the pond, and I are taking turns organising the party!

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January 21, 2019
Mini Art Quilts and Slow Stitching from Quilting & Learning

Mini Art Quilts
✔Two minis done, and two more to go!

Blooming Yellow


The yellow mini art quilt is finished.

My original intention was to wrap the mini over the canvas. I had a difficult time because the seams in the background made the corners bulky. When I trimmed on of  the seams to reduce the bulk in the corners, I ended up ripping it. It was a pretty frustrating mess!
Blooming Yellow Mini Art Quilt
I ended up finishing the art quilt like a pillow case. I then added a background using one of the fabrics on the mini ...

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January 20, 2019
Chris's minis pack some big personality!!! from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I just finished two mini quilts for Chris who blogs over at Chrisknitssews.  She made this two beauties! The first is the feathered star - oh oh oh my!! This sweet lil charmer is 29x29 inches - so you know those HST's gotta be tiny!  I just adore this red and white little quilt.  If I weren't so afraid of piecing I might even try my own. But remember my last finish?  The HSTs were 18 in square!!  One of these days I'll try.   Until then, I"m am just so happy that I get to quilt the works ...

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January 18, 2019
Free Motion Mavericks Link-up from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to...
Free Motion Mavericks (Week 212)

As some of you may know, Muv of Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing has been hosting Free Motion Mavericks for a while (two hundred and eleven times in fact!). A few months ago she asked me to co-host the weekly link-up. I was thrilled and said YES! So Muv and I will be taking turns hosting this trans-Atlantic event. We're still working out the details, but I'm sure we'll figure it out

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Studies in Transparency from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

I've been very busy during my college break and managed to finish a lot of quilting projects, but this one was the most pressing - and very interesting, too!

It was my Dance of the Goddess quilt that attracted attention at the Hands across the Border exhibition and I was asked to teach a workshop on the technique.


It is essentially free motion quilting with tulle (netting) appliquéd to create a semi-transparent, ghostly image. The challenge was, so, to think of simple small images that would work well with this kind of transparency and can be done in a ...

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January 14, 2019
A few mini art quilts to make from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to my first post of 2019!

One Monthly Goal (OMG) for January

I'm not sure what happened at the last Out of the Box Fibre Artists Group meeting in November...I know I wasn't drunk because I was driving (lol)...but somehow I got over-excited and ambitious and put my name down for another two mini art quilts. That's above the other two that I signed up for in September - that makes four! They may be mini, but that doesn't mean that they're easy or quick to make.

So that's what I need ...

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January 11, 2019
Planning 2019 and finishing Charlotte's quilt from Quilting & Learning

In a few hours, 2019 will be upon us....and I sure hope it's a good one :-) Thank you so much Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl for hosting this annual party!

#2019 Planning Party

I've been thinking a lot about what I want for 2019 and it's a lot like my planning for 2018. My goal is to keep learning and creating, and to minimize the stress. Easier said than done, but last year was better than 2017 and with any luck, other than January, I will be able to keep this in mind.


After posting my ...

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January 7, 2019
June's Home and Hearth Log Cabin from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I just finished this custom beauty for June.  First I'll show the pictures then a little bit on how we collaborated on the quilting design and the tools used.  There were things flying everywhere in the studio with this one!  Templates, rulers, stencils, marking tools, manila folders, all of it all over all the time, what fun! You can find June Bacchi on Facebook for more info on the wonderful quilt.  This one has two layers of batting, Hobbs wool on top, heirloom 80/20 on the bottom. Glide 40 wt thread on top and 60 wt in the ...

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January 4, 2019
Best of 2018 from Quilting & Learning

It's almost over. Unbelievable! I'm always fascinated by time - how it rushes by and then slows down to a crawl. I still think that the best super power ever would be to stop time whenever I wanted to. Just me, so that I could quilt, rest and sleep more

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December 28, 2018
Dennielle's Yankee Diary - fresh off the frame from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Sigh.....big Sigh Christmas shenanigans are done!!  Loved every minute with my crazy family.  Individually they a bundle of energy each, get them in one room and it all grows exponentially!  It was a wonderful day.  I was able to sneak down to the long arm and get a few stitches in before everyone got here.  Pulled off this beauty from the frame.

This is Dennielle's Yankee Diary, you can find her on Facebook at Louanna Mary Quilt Design and on Instagram Denniele Bohannon.  The pattern is Barbara Brackman Yankee Liberty - it was a block of the month in ...

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December 24, 2018
Adelina's emotionally charged quilt - Hope from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I finished Adelina's quilt this week.  It's everything a quilt should be, beautiful colors, wonderful pattern and filled with so much loved.  I just want to take a couple of minutes to tell the story of the quilt and I hope you will be as moved by me. This quilt was made by Adelina for a young woman named Abby.   Adelina's known Abby for a very long time, her son went to grade school with Abby's brother and the two of them are still friends.  Abby's a senior in high school, she's active in ...

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December 10, 2018
Hexie Quilt done from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Well Becky's big beautiful girl is done!  I love the back as much as I love the front.  So sad to see her go (lol, she's still sitting in the box in  my living room).  I went over that quilt three times, top and botton and thought I found all the items that I missed.  I *ALWAYS* always, find something I missed on custom quilting after I take it off the frame (this is why I don't put thread away first).  This is also a large part of the reason I do take a lot of pictures ...

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December 4, 2018
EPP or English Paper Piecing Fun from Quilting & Learning

100 hexies 100 days 2018
The 100 hexies in 100 days event on Instagram (#100hexies100days2018) was such fun that I found myself wondering what to do after it was all over!

For those of you who don't follow Instagram, here are my last few weeks of posts.

Week 12 - Something Sweet
I don't have tons of novelty fabric and by week 12, I had used most of them. That means that I had to get innovative. I went for the colour of chocolate with the props to go with the hexies. It was the brown fabric with caramel ...

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December 2, 2018
A loon, a bear and a binding tutorial from Quilting & Learning

Finished loon

Finished loon quilt mini
The loon mini is quilted in-the-ditch.
I found some fabulous foundation paper pieced patterns for making woodland animals blocks. Here's how it started.

My October DrEAMi! (something that catches your fancy and you just have to Drop Everything And Make It!) was a foundation paper pieced block that I gave my brother for his birthday instead of a card. Since he loves the outdoors, I made him a loon.

This is the first of several minis that I'll be making using Made by Marney's patterns. The finishing of the loon mini and the making of ...

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November 29, 2018
I Like Thursdays from Quilting Reader's Garden

Here's the big news for us: It's raining in California - SoCal to be exact! Suppose to rain for part of today. Thank you, God! and I really like I'm back to the quilting part of a project: Now I'm off to get ready for a very special luncheon - I'll tell you all about it tomorrow. Be sure to drop by Lee Anna's I Like Thursdays for some happy likes from this past week.

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I Like Thursdays from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Here's the big news for us: It's raining in California - SoCal to be exact! Suppose to rain for part of today. Thank you, God! and I really like I'm back to the quilting part of a project: Now I'm off to get ready for a very special luncheon - I'll tell you all about it tomorrow. Be sure to drop by Lee Anna's I Like Thursdays for some happy likes from this past week.

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