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July 22, 2020
MAY 2020 from Nestlings By Robin

MAY 2020
This month deserves EVERY
bit of bold, larger, underlined
text available to me!!
 We started the month by going
to Virginia to help my mom
with some things around
the house and to spend
Mother's Day with her.

We did tons of yard work
and I got covered in ticks-YUCK!!!!
Once home, one of the bites
wasn't reacting right so I was
tested / treated for Lyme disease.
My test came back negative but
to this day (2 months later) that
one bite isn't right.
Be careful out there!

Unfortunately, this would 
be the last trip ...

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July 6, 2020
Diane’s Roseville Album Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

We are bubbling over with excitement (and relief) to show Diane’s Roseville Album applique quilt!  It’s finished- yay! This project was started so many years ago that we can’t even remember the actual year.  Possibly even before we started our business in 2012.  We did show pictures of it in progress in previous posts, so it may look […]

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May 28, 2020
Going Around in Circles from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Kara share a tutorial for appliquéing tiny circles. It seems that we appliqué artists never run out of circles to stitch in our designs, so I (Teri) thought we might look at a few other methods, and focus on one of my favorites.

Circles, like the soul, are neverending and turn round and round without a stop. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Kara noted last week, when we taught this first class a few years ago, this block (an Elly Sienkiewicz design) needed some small berries. In my version of the block, I made the berries in three different ...

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May 24, 2020
The Tension Wrecker Apprehended: Pigtail Guide on M-Class Bobbin Case Increases Bobbin Tension! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, friends, and happy Sunday!  I've just returned from "Drive By Communion" in my church parking lot!  I kid you not -- Crazy times.  We watched the live streamed worship online this morning as usual (or, as has BECOME usual since early March), but this is the first Sunday since early March that they've offered in-person communion in the parking lot, served by masked and gloved pastors.  We are blessed at Christ Lutheran with church leadership that is faithful, creative, and prudent.  We didn't see a lot of cars when we went for Drive-By communion following the ...

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May 15, 2020
Perfect Circles from Wendy's Quilts and More

So many people commented on my circle blocks in last week's post.

Everyone wanted to know how I got them looking so good!  Well, I followed Jen Kingwell's video on YouTube.  I've put a link to it here so you can watch it too.

Jen uses Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles and Bigger Perfect Circles.  I already had these circles in my cupboard because I use them for wool felt applique.  They last for ever and ever (as long as you don't distort them with a super hot iron).  Most quilt shops stock Perfect Circles ...

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April 16, 2020
Hand applique curves from Luna Lovequilts

It sounds my trip to Austin for attending Quiltcon was ages ago and, if I think about it, it is less than two months ... Have you also lost track of time lately ?! We are now nearing the end of five weeks of isolation and almost got into rut ... The second week had been hard for me though since I felt a bit down. Maybe in reaction to the overflow of energy I felt the first few days ... ;-)

Il me semble que mon voyage à Austin pour assister à Quiltcon était il y a des lustres et, si j'y réfléchis ...

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April 7, 2020
Gelateria - A finished quilt from Luna Lovequilts

Here is Gelateria, my latest finish ! I really enjoyed working on this bright and happy project. And now looking at the finished quilt just makes me smile ...

Voici Gelateria, ma dernière réalisation ! J'ai beaucoup aimé travailler sur ce projet coloré et gai. Et maintenant, regarder le quilt fini me donne tout simplement le sourire ...

Luna Lovequilts - Gelateria quilt - Inspired by a mural in Nashville

Why Gelateria ?! When I look at the colours and patterns on this quilt, I think ice-cream ... Strawberrry, caramel, ... scoops topped with sprinkles, marshmallows, ... My husband suggested an italian word would be the most appropriate for ice-cream and so we ended up with Gelateria (ice-cream parlour ...

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April 1, 2020
Vase of Flowers-Raw Edge Applique from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, I would like to share my Vase of Flowers quilt. But first, I recommend this interesting video on How Soap Kills the Coronavirus. The video is short and explains the importance of soap-not just water–to kill germs.  It includes interesting graphics on how soap destroys germ cells!  Who knew handwashing could…

The post Vase of Flowers-Raw Edge Applique appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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February 27, 2020
I'm Retreat Bound Again! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

For the past couple years, I've been confining the retreat projects I haul out of the house to hand stitching only!  It's so much easier to pack and I'm more relaxed while at the retreat which makes it more fun to be away from the studio.
This weekend, I'm working on my 2019 #sharksdinnerBOM blocks.
I went back through my blog photo archive and was surprised to discover how few pictures I've shared on the blog?!?   
I shared lots of pics on my Instagram feed!! 
But these are the only four process pictures I shared ...

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February 17, 2020
Radical Rose from Collector with a Needle

Original Quilt from our Collection 
We love seeing quilters making projects with our patterns.
Our 'Radical Rose' has been a popular pattern for us.
One of my favorite things is seeing the fabric selections, and how they add their own personal choices.
Since we published the pattern, a few blocks and one similar quilt have turned up.  They appear to be "newer" and have the look of a "traced" pattern where the shapes and lines are thinker and less pronounced.  We are proud of the accuracy of our pattern to the 19th century original in our collection.
We also include ...

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February 13, 2020
Five Fabulous Quilting Fads – Right Now. from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

What are fellow quilters making? Why are these designs and fabrics so popular? Are these trends new or are traditional styles making a comeback?

Don’t worry, we’ve found the answers. We’ve taken a close look into the world of quilting to find out what’s trending. Here are are the top five:

1. Stars

From Memorial Day to Veterans Day, a star quilt can find itself taking center stage all throughout the year and when we aren’t stocked up on red, white, and blue; quilters find stars to be quite innovative. Five points or ten, stars ...

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February 6, 2020
Work in progress from Luna Lovequilts

I was sick for a few days last week and stayed warm, under a quilt. I was able to hand stitch meanwhile anyway ...

J'ai été malade quelques jours la semaine dernière et je suis restée au chaud, sous un quilt. J'ai quand même été capable de coudre à la main pendant ce temps ...

Luna Lovequilts - Hand applique circles

A lot of circles were appliqued those few days and I could join the units together over weekend. I have now finished two out of the four parts of this top. You can read more about the techniques used and the source of inspiration in ...

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January 21, 2020
New project - Inspired by a mural from Luna Lovequilts

When I posted my list of projects last week, I put first a new project inspired by a mural I saw in Nashville. I made a lot of progress over the weekend and here is what it looks like now !

Quand j'ai publié ma liste de projets la semaine dernière, j'ai mis en priorité un nouveau projet inspiré par une murale que j'ai vue à Nashville. J'ai beaucoup avancé pendant le week-end et voilà à quoi il ressemble maintenant !

Luna Lovequilts - A new quilting project - Inspired by a mural in Nashville

For the first time I decided to draw the whole design to its actual size on paper ...

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January 19, 2020
Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

I am working on a fun project this week...
Adding saw tooth borders ALL around my

There are NINE total blocks.

I am loving the look!

What are YOU making this week??

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January 6, 2020
Monday Updates: Spirit Song Quilt, Frankenwhiggish Applique, a New Fabric Shop, and a Puppy Portrait from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Hello and happy Monday!  The "little one" (my 6' tall 16-year-old son) is back to high school today, but I still have my 19-year-old son home for a few more days before he heads back to college.  Now that it's Epiphany and Christmas has officially ended, Bernie is taking down our Christmas trees today.  I've been sewing 4" Birds in the Air blocks together over the weekend for my Spirit Song quilt (whose color palette was inspired by the contemporary choir dress code colors for which I never have anything to wear).

First 16 inch Block Sewn Together ...

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December 18, 2019
BABY LOVE from Nestlings By Robin

Out on stands now is the 
January 2020 issue of AQ magazine.

 My new design, BABY LOVE, is 
featured within on page 64.
 I was very thankful to have Ann Hamel's 
(AQ's fantastic editor) advice on 
what is trending with baby colors since I 
am not a grandma and so a bit out of the loop:)
 Once I had my lovely Shadow Play 
fabric from Maywood Studios, I 
went shopping for some basic thread
and found the perfect pink with my
mother's name:)
Then it was time to get to work
paper piecing these simple little blocks ...

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December 14, 2019
'Currant Pinwheels' in Simply Vintage! from Nestlings By Robin

Thank you all for sticking through 
some of the boring posts this past week
and here is your reward:)
 Here is the new issue of Simply Vintage
one of my Favorite publications!!
Inside you will find a sweet
red and green treat based on
this antique quilt below.
 This is Coxcombs and Currants which I own.
I thought I would try designing a 
smaller piece inspired by the quilt
but in a different colorway.
 These are some of my other 'go-to' 
colors; red, orange, black.
 I really like the small loop design within the leaves.
This one was all done ...

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December 3, 2019
The INSTANT QUILT from Nestlings By Robin

Disclaimer: May have a "Soapbox" feel as they are MY opinions:)

Instant Pots are all the rage and I feel like 
quilters expect the same thing from quilting.

I totally understand time restraints, 
ailing health issues that don't allow
someone to do everything they once did 
and I sympathize with those frustrations but.....

I do get confused when they say they are "Passionate" about quilting but want to rush through every stage by getting all the fabrics pre cut or pre laser cut/fused, assemble the top and then send it out to be quilted.  Where was the joy ...

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November 28, 2019
Name Your Goliath: My Giant Is Named JINGLE, So I'm Quilting It Anyway from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh my gosh, you guys -- I'm so glad I went to church last Sunday!  The sermon at Christ Lutheran was PERFECT for helping me get over my fear of "messing up" my Jingle quilt by quilting it poorly!  

If you have ever felt intimidated by something (sewing related or otherwise) that seems too big, too complicated, or too difficult for you, then today's post is for you.

Center Appliqué Medallion for my Big, Scary Jingle Quilt, Erin Russek's Pattern Available here
The text for the sermon was I Samuel 17, the story of the young shepherd boy ...

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October 5, 2019
Turning Artwork into a QUILT from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

Here is a quilt finish, I made this quilt for her by using @monika_forsberg ‘s artwork (w/permission)! She is such an amazing artist from the United Kingdom.  Every time I see her work I think to myself, "that would be a beautiful quilt" so finally I got my nerve up to make it a reality.  I think she loves the results because she reposted my post!  Take a look at her IG page, it's amazing!  Right now as I am posting this she has 95 wonderful comments about how much everyone likes it. 

You might ask me why ...

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