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January 15, 2018
Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition from Terificreations's Weblog

This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we’ll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you’ll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

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January 14, 2018
Messy Painted Canvas... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I spent the last week on Retreat with the

Harlan Valley Quilters...




We took one day of retreat and 

played with paint...







It was FUN to cut loose and play!







Each member brought a piece of canvas

and we covered them in paint!








By the end of the day....we painted 6 canvas














Each canvas will be cut into three sections...







Each member will choose 

3 different sections of canvas














We will sew up the canvas into various projects






What a wonderful day of painting!

We created a very FUN memory together...


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December 27, 2017
A Camper for a Camper and other Christmas Stories from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What family, temporarily living in campers, would give the one permanent camp child a camper? This. One. of course.


Poor child. Her own personal Barbie/baby doll camper as small as Grandmay and Poppa's. She's living in a camper the size of her new (in process of being built) house. And her dolls will have to share the smallest camper available to dolls. Wait, it's the size of the camper I'm sleeping in tonight. 


It's been a while since we've had a baby to open gifts. What fun! Doesn't the look on her ...

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December 26, 2017
Highlights.....2017 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


LuAnn Kessi..... Highlights of 2017


January 2017

CLICK HERE: Alcohol Inks


Permission 2 Play turns 10 in 2018

I have the privilege of being involved

with this wonderful program!




February 2017



I finished the piecing on my New York Beauty




March 2017




This is the day our adventure began 

9 months ago with the orphaned bull calf twin.





April 2017

CLICK HERE: Soy Wax Overdye



Soy Wax Resist.....always a favorite of mine!





May 2017

CLICK HERE:   Wholecloth Quilt



My first attempt at Wholecloth ...

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December 19, 2017
Farm Fun Doll Panel... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



This is how I spent my day...


Farm Fun Doll Panel 

by Stacy Iest Hsu 

for Moda Fabrics



This panel makes 4 stuffed dolls





Pig, Sheep, Chicken, Cow





They cut out and stitch together rather quickly...











Now to get them stuffed...






How darling are the chicks in the front pocket...






The babies can be taken 

in and out of the pocket...

















These little cuties will be going

under the Christmas Tree!






I attended a Quilters Holiday Luncheon today...






Everyone brought a dish to share at lunch

and we had Show 'n Tell....FUN!





Happy Holidays

from all of us at ...

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December 14, 2017
Woven Tablerunner... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is a woven tablerunner I put together

with some of my hand dyes...



The woven strips are a hand dyed gradient...






the gradient goes from purple to pink...










I have had this lime green batik 

in my stash forever...


It compliments the hand dyed strips.


I think I will keep this one for our table

here at home...



This is the pattern






CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts



May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


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December 13, 2017
Time to savor from Quilting with Kimberly

Last year my teaching and travel schedule had me running right up until the end of the year. This year, I planned some much needed “down time” following the marathon of teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October/early November. With our partial transition to the west coast in progress (we still haven’t sold our Virginia home) I’ve been staying in our cabin at Lake Arrowhead. It is peaceful, calm, and basically paradise here year ’round. The boys were home from college for Thanksgiving and it was almost 80 degrees outside so we had ...

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Time to savor from Quilting with Kimberly

Last year my teaching and travel schedule had me running right up until the end of the year. This year, I planned some much needed “down time” following the marathon of teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October/early November. With our partial transition to the west coast in progress (we still haven’t sold our Virginia home) I’ve been staying in our cabin at Lake Arrowhead. It is peaceful, calm, and basically paradise here year ’round. The boys were home from college for Thanksgiving and it was almost 80 degrees outside so we had ...

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December 4, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Robot from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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Richard and I visited our youngest son, Rory, earlier in the week. Seems he was a bit under the weather, so Wednesday we made a quick trip just because retired people can do stuff like that, just, whenever. (It's taking me a little while to get used to being retired.) 

Anyway, just under his newly-built (but still needing concrete) carport was this cute little guy. He's about three feet tall and does nothing except stand sentinel in the front yard. 

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Apparently Rory had some sort of water-heater gadget and a few dead wires, etc. hanging around ...

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November 3, 2017
Flowers, parks and shirts, Oh My Some Finishes! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been busy writing segments for my Write 31 Days series, which is now complete. There aren't as many as I'd hoped, but I'm happy with the articles I did churn out. You can find links to all 16 posts on the introductory piece here. 


I managed to do a few other things in between the writing and the sewing. One of the more important things was delivering flowers to the cemeteries where family members are buried. My great-grandparents and grandparents (on my mother's side) are all buried in Moreauville. It's about 30 miles ...

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October 25, 2017
Wonder Clip Bowls... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


These one way zip bags have been 

calling to me...


The zipper allows the bag to remain wide

open so you can easily grab your wonder clips!


Joan Hawley does an excellent job of

walking you through the zipper process...





They are perfect for storing Wonder Clips!

The one of the left looks like a pea pod.

The one on the right is 

square and flatter (my favorite).

They easily store away with your sewing supplies.


I have a pile of them made for gift giving

to my quilting sisters......FUN!




A walk through the yard today:


The Red Maple ...

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October 16, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: pun'kin from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pumpkins are the gourd of the day at this time of year. I saw a family at Walmart pushing a buggy with five or six huge pumpkins and a net-bag with lots of small fake ones. But with Thanksgiving and Halloween coming along very rapidly, it's time to find a few. 

If you're going to decorate with pumpkins, you should at least know the different kinds!
Curious about why I wrote pun'kin rather than pumpkin? My daddy said the word that way, and he sometimes called us girls pun'kin. With eight daughters, he said it fairly often, so when I hear the word, I think of his pet name for us. E ...

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October 9, 2017
The winner of the Solid-ish bundle is…… from Quilting with Kimberly

 

Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment about Solid-ish on my last post. If you haven’t heard the news about my new fabric line by Timeless Treasures Fabrics, simply CLICK HERE.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading every comment and I think I’ll tally up your votes for favorite color at some point soon as an unofficial survey. But the front runners for favorite colors are Lagoon, Magenta, Sapphire or Ocean. 

So this pretty bundle is ready to be shipped to a new home. The winner of the Solid-ish giveaway is Jim Smith. Congratulations, Jim! Oh ...

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September 27, 2017
Win? Me? Really? YES! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A few days ago I got an interesting email from Leanne at She Can Quilt informing me that I, me!, was a winner of (now get this) the big prize on the September Scraptastic Tuesday linkup. Yea, big prize--$40 gift certificate from Mad About Patchwork.


Then came the next email telling me the gift certificate was ready! Now do you think I had waited to start shopping. Not me! I know a good thing when I read it. 








So I already knew that there was a sale happening--40% off. And the softest fabric in the prettiest colors was waiting ...

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Fabric Wrapped Rug 2.....Done! from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



This is the second rug I have created by

wrapping fabric around clothesline

then zig zag stitching it together...




These are a great deal of FUN!






This one is for a baby boy nursery...






I used medium gray thread for the stitching...






3/16 inch cotton clothesline...






Size 90 needle in the sewing machine...






400 feet of clothesline creates a 

39 inch circle.


I used 5 yards of fabric and

nearly 2,000 yards of thread.


Give it a try.....lots of FUN!





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September 22, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week – Week 1: Introduction, Supplies, Border, Sashing from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share with you this project that I have been working on for weeks and weeks! As I mentioned in my last post, Cricut gave me one of their new Cricut Maker machines to play with. It has a special rotary blade attachment designed for cutting fabric! As a thank-you, and to pay it forward, I designed a FREE mini quilt pattern that is cut entirely on the Cricut Maker, and I’ll be sharing it step-by-step each week so you can make it yourself! I have recorded videos if you learn best by watching, and ...

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February 23, 2017
2016 OPAM (One Project A Month) PROJECT FINISHES from A Quilter and The Chief

During 2016 I finished 40 ProjectS


Among my finishes I made 9 quilts of various sizes, 4 quilted table toppers, clothes for my grandkiddos, 12 hand knit projects, and more. While I finished fewer projects than last year, I did complete 3 big projects that I have been working on for several years, including this beauty, 

"Journey of a Quilter," which is hanging in my sewing room.
  • DECEMBER
  • (1) Knit V-Neck Vest for my grandson
  • (4) Knit Dish Cloths
  • (1) Flannel PJ bottoms for me
  • (5) Flannel PJ Bottoms for my grandkids
  • NOVEMBER
  • (1) McKenna Ryan Art Quilt Wall Hanging ...

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