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November 16, 2018
Two down! from Quilting and More...

I’ve just finished my little embroidered quilt, and it’s hanging happily on the wall for the rest of the fall season. It’s only about 18.25″ x 18.25″, so it fits almost anywhere. I’m so glad I decided on purple as the accent fabric; I think it brightens up the overall theme.         […]

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Bits and Pieces {Scrappy Sewing} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I had been planning to share a bigger finish however a deluge of snow and ice interfered with my picture taking intentions! Hopefully next week I will have *multiple* finishes to show off. Instead, I have two small project finishes!

My church's ladies group is doing a craft table to raise money for service projects and I decided that I could easily make some table runners and place mats using scraps and some long-languishing yardage in my stash. This was a quick and easy way to whittle down some scrap piles of fabric and batting before we start ...

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November 13, 2018
A White History of Art - Art with Fabric Blog Hop from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the fall 2018 edition of the Art with Fabric blog hop. I'm thrilled to be participating again and would like to thank Alida for all of her hard work :-)

A White History of Art

A White History of Art
When Alida said that the theme would be colour, I'm not sure that I saw the "favourite" in front of it. For me colour is everything! I had a few ideas and when I mentioned them to my daughter, she suggested that I watch the BBC documentaries, History of Art in Three Colours. It was a great ...

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November 1, 2018
October updates from Quilting & Learning

October is almost finished and so far I've written very few posts. I did some quilting, lots of planning and listened to many audio books. I'm also totally overwhelmed by the number of comments on my September posts and I hope to answer day, or not. So please know that I really appreciate getting comments, but at one point, I may give up on answering the older ones. Sorry

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October 30, 2018
Three of 3 on A Tuesday | 29 | from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

.Welcome to another “Three of 3 on A Tuesday”. I will have THREE things or links of 3 topics for you to visit/read on Tuesday to either showcase tutorials, inspirations, random daily thoughts or it could be any fabric/notion sales running that particular week. So for today, here are the THREE of 3 things:

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Craving for Free Motion Quilting

I am craving to free motion- can you really crave something that you can ...

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October 29, 2018
New Feathered Leaf TemplateLeonie West, has done it again!  Have... from Living Water Quilter

New Feathered Leaf Template

Leonie West, has done it again!  Have you seen the new Westalee Design Feathered Leaf Template set? The set includes a finial with four sizes and four sizes of the feathered leaf templates.


Mixing different size templates offers results like above.  I definitely want more playtime with the new set. To see the template in action watch Leonie’s video.


Here is Feathered Leaf sampler. It showcases three sizes and another block design using the template for medallion designs.

Next up is using the templates in a quilt. Stay connected.

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October 23, 2018
Custom Quilting Gallery – Sampler Quilts from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Let’s take a peek at two very different custom quilted sampler quilts. All the quilts featured in this post were created by my customers. I added the longarm quilting to showcase the blocks....

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

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October 21, 2018
Machine Quilting....Rulers and Free Motion from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

I have a warm up sandwich for playing with

Machine Quilting Rulers...

I recently played with the Flying Geese ruler...

Click the image to see close up view

Now, this is FUN!

I have also played with a few arc rulers,

then filled the areas in with 

free motion motifs....

I think I am ready to try these rulers out

on a real quilt soon.

You can watch Jamie Wallen in action with 

the flying geese rulers....CLICK HERE

Nobody told the flowers it is autumn...

This iris just bloomed today...

The roses out front are gorgeous...

The Dinner Plate ...

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October 17, 2018
Free Motion Quilting is Fun for our Renters from Quilted Joy

There are a variety of different ways to quilt a quilt. First, you can use a design board or groovy board which is a board with grooves carved into it that guides the long arm with a stylus. Then there are paper pantographs, which are long pieces of paper with a design you follow with a laser. Next are rulers to guide the longarm in straight lines or curves. We have a lot of different rulers available. Finally, you can trace the design in the fabric or piecing pattern itself. We can even mount a laser on the top of ...

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October 9, 2018
Apples and cheesecake from Quilting and More...

I belong to an online community of people who are fans of Apple technology. It’s fun group and, even better, no one ever has a mean word to say to anyone else. In fact, I can’t recall a mean word being said about other brands, either, when someone is comparing such-and-such a feature. The person […]

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Full Spectrum Medallion from My Quilt Infatuation

Yesterday, I spent a lovely day with the Friendship Quilters Guild in Athens, AL, which also has some members in the North Alabama chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild.  We had such a fun time!  I have just a couple of open dates before my 2019 schedule is completely full.  Contact me ASAP to set something up for your guild!

Before I headed out of town though, I made sure to finish my latest medallion quilt  just so I could add it to my trunk show.  My, oh my!  Quilting this was quite an undertaking.

When I say that it ...

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How Do You Quilt the Background? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Do you know the trickiest area to quilt in a quilt? No, it's not inside appliques, or within triangle points. The hardest place to pick a good quilting design is the background.

A few things make this area challenging - it's usually a very large area, and sometimes you have a lot of open space. Other times you will have tiny, complex areas created by the piecing that is tricky to quilt through seamlessly.

This week I shared a video on how I plan my background quilting design and add extra details to make it more interesting. Click Here ...

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October 6, 2018
Power Lines - A Ruler Quilting WorkshopI am thrilled to share my... from Living Water Quilter

Power Lines - A Ruler Quilting Workshop

I am thrilled to share my new ruler workshop, Power Lines. The workshop features designs and techniques using ONE acrylic free-motion quilting ruler. Power Lines is a foundational ruler quilting workshop. We explore basic ruler quilting techniques, straight and curved line designs. Some of the designs learned are featured HERE.


To make it a fun and easy one-day workshop, I’ve designed two pre-printed panels exclusively for the workshop. The 16-inch square panels are designed so you, the quilter, can apply techniques and designs learned in the workshop to a fun mini quilt that ...

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October 5, 2018
TGIFF: Fandangle Scrappy Squares from Goer

Fandangle Scrappy Squares is a variation on my technique from my Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares workshop. This piece followed my Modern Batik Scrappy Squares (<-- which will be hanging at PIQF in Santa Clara, CA Oct. 11-14). I shared my quilt top as part of the Fandangle blog hop in July. Last month I rented time on a local longarm to quilt it up and I'm excited to share the finish with you today for TGIFF. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom to link up your projects and visit the other finishes this week!)

I rented time on a ...

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October 4, 2018
Where did September go? from Stitchin at Home

I seem to have lost a whole month of blog writing. September came and went and it appears I went right along with it.

It is guild season and that means it's time for our annual BOM. This year I went for a little bit more of a modern look. Most of my guild members are more traditional quilters, but sometimes getting out of our comfort zone is good for our creative spirits.

2018 BOM for my quilt guild the Quaker Quilt Guild in Norwich, On

All that negative space to quilt as little or as much as we ...

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Throwback Thursday #10 Sunny Days from MMM Quilts

Since I am feeling a little down with the departure of sweet Brady and his mom, (ya she spells it that way) yesterday afternoon, I thought this would be an à propos post. First of all, please note that Andrée has graciously offered to host a couple of TBT's this last half of the year, and so October and December, the linky will be on her blog, Quilting & Learning - what a combo. Thanks so much, Andrée! If you are at all into the Fab Four, aka The Beatles, you might want to hop over and check out her post ...

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Throwback Thursday #10 Sunny Days from MMM Quilts

Since I am feeling a little down with the departure of sweet Brady and his mom, (ya she spells it that way) yesterday afternoon, I thought this would be an à propos post. First of all, please note that Andrée has graciously offered to host a couple of TBT's this last half of the year, and so October and December, the linky will be on her blog, Quilting & Learning - what a combo. Thanks so much, Andrée! If you are at all into the Fab Four, aka The Beatles, you might want to hop over and check out her post ...

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October 1, 2018
Starstruck Pillow from Goer

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and Aurifil.

This month's Island Batik theme was Starstruck. We were tasked with creating anything featuring stars.

I opted to use my Victoria and Albert 10" stack to create simple, large scale sawtooth stars. This fabric collection is a lovely floral collection with a great variety of values. I split my 20 fabrics into lights and darks and pieced ten large blocks.

Nine of my blocks went into a lap size quilt top and the tenth block was quilted into a finished pillow.

Here's a ...

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September 30, 2018
Last Call! from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Tomorrow begins a new month - a super busy month! - so today is "last call" for students to sign up for the Beginner Feathers workshop at this year's Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival.  There are two spots left. Below is the sample we will stitch:
You will be provided with various weights of beautiful Aurifil thread so that you can see the effects each has.  I am particularly fond of stitching with the 12 weight:
There is more information and a registration button on this page. Come join us, for a very relaxed, no pressure class.
This week, in preparation ...

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September 28, 2018
Free Motion Quilting Tutorial Rose Fill from The Quilt Journal

  After finishing a quilt a while back I decided that a free motion quilting rose fill would be really nice. You may not be an artist and my ability to draw is highly questionable- but if you Google continuous line rose designs and rose coloring book pages there is a wealth of resources !  … Continue reading Free Motion Quilting Tutorial Rose Fill

The post Free Motion Quilting Tutorial Rose Fill appeared first on The Quilt Journal.

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