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June 19, 2017
The American Flag Quilt... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Last night I got this awesome American Flag quilt loaded on the frame.  I got the quilting started but it was very hot up there so I stopped. 
 This belongs to a friend of mine.  It's not real big so it shouldn't take me just a few minutes to quilt it.  I'll finish it up this morning before it gets too hot up there and then I will remove it and do the binding today as well.
 I am quilting this with my Becker's Stars or Becker's Shooting Stars panto.  I don't exactly remember ...

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June 13, 2017
Finally!...this baby is off the frame! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Finally!...this baby is off the frame! was on there way too long but all my fault.  This is the beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt made by my SIL, Kellie. 
 She worked on it on and off for about 2 years.
 I don't remember the exact size but it is a large Queen.  All fabrics in this quilt are from the Paisley Park collection and Warm & White batting.  This baby is heavy!
 A pic of the back.  I quilted it with the Lush Leaves panto.  Now to square the edges and get the binding on it ...

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March 6, 2017
Slow Stitching Sunday. Quilty 365 from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Slow Stitching Sunday.
I almost got my entire first row of my Grandmother's Flower Garden sewn together!

  My hands gave out at the last two seams!  I'm still rejoicing over getting so much done on it!  

Quilty 365
My Quilty 365 has fallen to the wayside - again.  I've picked it up again.  Here are my days for March thus far.  I am loosely basing my color choices on these color selections for a crocheted mood blanket that I lost interest in before I even started it!  :)


The last time ...

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January 23, 2017
Slow Stitching Surprise. Progress On My Grandmother's Flower Garden. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Slow Stitching Surprise.
Do you remember this project?  It was a quilt along from Carole at From My Carolina Home.  She called it Autumn Jubilee.  

In this post I said there was a surprise twist to it and then I never showed you "the twist" that I added at Christmas!

Tada!  Here it is!

Here's the "Fall Side".

I made a few changes.
I added beads instead of buttons.
(Didn't have any buttons to match.)
I didn't add the bottom layer of wool.
And I made it reversible!
This was my daughter's idea.
I like it ...

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January 18, 2017
Philippians 2:6. Finish The Old, Then Welcome The New! Yes! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians 2:6

Jesus lived this verse! 
Though He is our LORD, He doesn’t lord it over us.
He gently invites us to serve Him.
He doesn’t use His divine status to woe us.
He uses loving tenderness to bring us to Him.


Verse 6 brings me to tears, especially when I read it in context.  I’m caught off guard because I have read this verse so many times before, yet today I seem to be one with Christ in understanding His sacrifice and my ...

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January 8, 2017
Slow Stitching Projects for 2017. A Song. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello There!
How were your holidays?  Are you getting back into the groove of normal life - or at least as normal as possible?  Have you set some 2017 crafting goals?  I'd love to hear all of these events!

I was revisiting UFOs, WIPs and patterns I started/purchased before and during my battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. 

These poor projects sit hopefully waiting to make it to the "finished" category as they are so eager to begin their intended purpose in life.

And you know what?  They take up too much storage in my studio and mind!  

So ...

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December 12, 2016
Philippians 2:1a (Part 2). Me? A Give Away Winner? :) Day 5, Gift 5: More Tortilla Warmers from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians 2:1a (Part 2).
The rest of the story continued from here.

  APPLICATION continued.
Now, turning to Him is almost an automatic response. (I’m only human after all!)

Are we will to receive encouragement

from being united with Christ,
comfort from His love,
common sharing in the Spirit,

During times of suffering,
it is so much easier
to ask, “Why?”,
instead of asking,
“How can You use this trial?”,
to become bitter,
instead of better,
to become fear filled
instead of faith filled.

High Quality Woman Praying Blank Meme Template

May I encourage you to try
Faith-filled acceptance –
even if it’s a ...

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September 11, 2016
Grandmother's Flower Garden...the beginning.... from 501 Quilt Blocks

Well, not really THE beginning. I had some hexies left over from other hexie projects, my first grandmother's flower garden and some hexies that I've sewn recently. I also had some white 'stones' left over. I've started to sew them together. I have a total of 125 hexies ready to go. That should keep me out of trouble for awhile.

Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat

Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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September 8, 2016
Just a Little Update from twiddletails

Gee, it's once again been a while! I'm trying to get my act together, I swear I am.
I finally finished the Bright Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt I started back in 2007! You can see my original post here.
The very first photo I shared:

And here she is, more than 9 years later!
If you'd like to see her in real life, she'll be at the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild's show, which runs concurrently and in the same venue as AQS Quiltweek in Des Moines, October 5-8 2016.
A couple of progress ...

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August 19, 2016
Quilt of the Week from 501 Quilt Blocks

As I was reading my previous blog posts, I was reminded of quilts I gave away, as well as those I still have. I always have a quilt on the back of the couch (just in case I want a quick nap). Most of the time it's one of two quilts but I was thinking about the other quilts hiding away in the closet. I don't really have a lot of space to enjoy them. So I've decided I'm going to have a 'Quilt of the Week' display on the back of the couch. This will ...

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The 21 Year Old Rug Update… from a daily dose of fiber

Because I have whined so much about the Vermont Shells hooked rug, I promised myself that I would not discuss the rug until it was done – but it is in the home stretch! While filling in some “holidays” and cutting ends, I was mulling over what sort of yarn to whip the edge with. And then I decided to make a braided edge. It will probably take longer, particularly as I don’t quite remember how to attach the braid, but it will be a lovely finish. {I’m so ready to be done with this rug…}

Here are some ...

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August 5, 2016
Nothing To See Here Sir, Move Along There Sir. Thank You. from Midget Gem Quilts

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

I know, I have done it again. Started another project with so many unfinished around me. This looks so much fun though, how can I not be in? And so far its easy. Last time Yvonne had us picking our fabrics for her Shimmer Snowflake Quilt Along, that was easy. And this time we are cutting the fabrics into little bits, all ready to be sewn together again into bigger bits. Do I need a life? This is what I do!

I have cut up as far as I can, my shortfall fabric is en route from Galway and Fluffy ...

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July 28, 2016
Long Term Hexie Relationship from Gray Barn Designs

In a previous blog I mentioned my “To Go” project involved hexies.  I have a serious long term relationship with this project.  When I say long term, I can’t actually remember when I started it, but it might have been eight (I’ll say it again) eight years ago or more!


I originally wanted to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt, but after starting the project I scaled back my ambition.  I think I will make a wall hanging instead!  I love all the small, bright prints in these fabrics and I made all the flower centers yellow ...

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