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October 12, 2019
A Modern Take on a Classic Sampler Quilt from Quilted Joy

There are a few quilts that every quilter should make at some point in their quilting career. Everyone should make a scrappy quilt, because of all the remnants that we gather over the years. What else are you going to do with them? Everyone should make a quilt for charity. It is just good for the soul.

Mary Jo's modern sampler quilt, quilting by Angela Huffman

And everyone should make a sampler quilt. It doesn’t matter if you are a traditionalist or a modernist, a sampler quilt is a great way to try multiple blocks and create something beautiful. A classic sampler quilt would have the different blocks ...

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September 25, 2019
Bit of this, bit of that from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! Apparently the trees have gotten the message that it's now fall because the leaves have started falling around here. Or maybe it was the fact that it was 95 degrees here on the first day of fall, I don't know. I do know this: it rains a whole lot less here than it did in Delaware, which is odd because it's not that far away. Huh.

So, it's been hot and dry, which is okay and makes having the sewing room in the basement pretty comfortable. I'm making progress on getting things put ...

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September 18, 2019
Four patch frenzy from The Academic Quilter

Hi all! How's your life been? We've had quite the time around here. Let's start with this-- I am allergic to cats. So if, theoretically, I moved into a house with carpets and window treatments and such and a cat had lived there before me, my sinuses would swell up and I would have a big headache until I either moved out or employed someone with big industrial rug-sucking machines to clean the place.  And of course ripped out all of the offending window treatments, washed down the walls, and used the big sucking machines on all ...

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September 13, 2019
Sunnyside Lap Quilt in Yellows and Grays! from Busy Hands Quilts

There is nothing like the recipient of a gift heading out of town to college to get the rockets firing and a quilt finished!  This is a graduation quilt for a special friend moving to attend college in California.  Sunnyside in yellows and grays reflects the sunny skies of California where she is headed and the gray skies of a winter in Bellingham, Washington.

This quilt pattern is named Sunnyside because it's a town near where I grew up, and the quilt is reminiscent of sunshine.  It's most always sunny there and a pleasant enough place if one ...

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June 1, 2019
Red Is a Neutral ... more blocks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

There are not many more blocks, but I put in a couple of afternoons to get these done. Tuesday's work: 
I made these Dutchman's Puzzle blocks. I needed only one but it's an easy block, so I thought I'd make two. As soon as I sewed the final seam on the second block, I realized that I had not arranged all four sections correctly. One was turned the wrong way. What an annoyance!

Once I started ripping the sections apart, I decided to play. Why not? I needed only one block. So now I have two ...

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January 25, 2019
A what-not-to-do DIY ~~ finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Several years ago I salvaged a dresser mirror from certain death in a land fill. It was in perfect condition. Well, it was ugly. The mirror was dirty, but a spritz of cleaner proved it to be without scratches or other problems. The frame was  another thing. No amount of cleaning was going to make the brown, worn-out wood less ugly. 

But I could see potential there. If only I could figure out where, how, when to  use it. I mean, I didn't really need a mirror, ugly or otherwise. So it got put in the studio, where ...

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January 6, 2019
2018 – Green Fuse – Finished from Lotus Cove Quilting

Green Fuse – a full-sized bed quilt – was part of the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild’s “Taking Flight” show (September 29, 2018).


I used a bright lime thread for all the quilting.


2018 Green Fuse Floral Quilting Details

2018 Green Fuse Floral Details

2018 Green Fuse Floral Details

I quilted florals on the white area, seedlike ovals on the green, and roots on the gray.


2018 Green Fuse Quilting Detail “Rose”

Also among the roots was part of the Dylan Thomas poem “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower.”

More quilting details in next post.


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December 23, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: neutrals from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been working on a couple of projects. All of them use neutrals so I've been had neutrals on my mind for the past week. Well, neutrals and Christmas--there's a conflicting proposition. I suppose one sort of offset the other because I wasn't all antsy and worried about getting everything ready. In fact, we have a wedding in Houston tomorrow and other than to clean house, shop, and finish up gift wrapping, I haven't been worried at all.

The Best Sherwin-Williams Neutral Paint ColorsThe Best Neutral Paint Colors | - The best neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore with cool grays, warm grays, whites, and darks to create a designer palette for your home.

Stonewashed Belgian Linen Satin Stitch Bedding Collection.... the full/queen size duvet in the Mist color with matching shams

39+ Guest bedroom decor ideas - neutral gray, modern, simple luxuryLight French gray SW

Neutral quilts
Neutral quilt bed by a²(w) - asquaredw - Ali, via Flickr

Low volume quilt, blue and gray quilt, simple patchwork quiltModern gray and white neutrals quilt - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

True Neutral quilt by Lynette Anderson

grey goose full front

gray and white. Would look good with gray and nearly any colorThis is the newest beyond the reef pattern!Mochi is a great easy pattern.Sample shown is with Jen Kingwell fabrics.20 x 60 and 60 x 60 sizes included.

Plus quilt by stitch-by-stitch

Black and white pop quilt

I had a vision for this quilt that I wanted something light and airy that reminded me of fresh white laundry hanging on a clothesline – lots of whites and light greys and nothing else. There …

There was another SQI on neutrals back in 2014. I hope you enjoy!
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September 3, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: CLOUDS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

When real life objects seem meaningless,vlouds of varying colours and shapes become significant.Aren't clouds just beautiful? All floaty and soft and colorful. I love to look at the sky. And to enjoy the clouds. Just a few days ago Richard and I were driving through a threatening storm. The clouds were pink and coral on our east and, toward the south, dark purplish gray with lighter and darker grays mixed in. 

Immediately I saw a dragon in the dark grays and Richard found a dog in the east. My dragon lasted for several minutes but his dog morphed into a bunny and then a fantastical flower that surely Dr. Suess drew ...

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April 21, 2018
Oksana's Wedding Quilt April 2018 from Sister Of The Divide

Mr. & Mrs. Artem Kurudimov, married April 15, 2018 Oh my gosh, this year is flying by and I cannot believe that I have not stitched or quilted yet! I know! Hard to believe! December I had carpal tunnel surgery, January we started packing for a move in February, February I came down with the croup which lasted way into March, March our kitty Sophie had to have her left eye removed...and I am

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December 10, 2017
Pin It Weekly #225 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What colors have you been pinning?

I'm going with gray and a soft blue because I have to choose colors for our bedroom so that we can finish the bathroom. Since I'd like the two to coordinate, I have to decide now. Ah, the stress!

Soft blues have the ability to make a space feel tranquil. My favorite soft blues are those that have a grayish undertone. In my opinion, they look more sophisticated than that of a baby blue. Depending on the lighting and the other colors in the room, some may come across more gray or green. With that said, here are my favorite grayish blue paint colors. Sherwin Williams- Sleepy Blue Benjamin Moore- Summer Shower Benjamin Moore- Smoke Benjamin Moore- Yarmouth Blue Benjamin Moore- Sant...

Something neutral like this for a second guest room. Light blue with tan.

This room is aesthetically soothing by its use of a monochromatic color scheme. The use of varying tones of soft blues is a great way to freshen a space while the white adds a level of sophistication.

Bedroom with a Peaceful Color Scheme - Walls painted in Benjamin Moore's 'Silver Gray 2131-60'.

25 Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Home Interiors and Add Vintage…Pinspiration: Brighten Up Your Apartment Decor For Summer

Beautiful blue bedrooms for girls. Or for a guest room or anything!! So light and clean!

INSPIRATION: 10 Ways to Hotel-ify Your Guest Room | The Everyday Home

Andrew Howard Design -perfectly balanced bedroom retreat - Soothing palette of blues, whites, gray, soft blue, seafoam, sage - nailhead trim, bench - White Bungalow 5 three drawer side table - crown moulding - patterned drapery, panels

These soft, bluish grays seem to be winning out. I'd like for the room to have a calm, neutral feel so that I can change out quilts on occasion. I have several that we use in the camper, but because they don't fit in the bedroom decor, I've never put ...

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