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February 20, 2020
WHERE LOVE GROWS from Nestlings By Robin

Thank you SIMPLY MODERNE for publishing this fun 
combination of paper piecing and applique'.
I did pretty well matching my colors
to make it cheerful.
Paper piecing trick: 
I collect notions and such and one of 
the items are the old heavy metal irons.
They are great weights for pressing
a pile of paper pieced blocks FLAT!!

There is an addition of some bias strips 
to the simple paper pieced blocks 
 to create the larger branches. 
I also stitched in some 
little skinny ones for texture.
Then my favorite part...the APPLIQUE'!!!
This is raw edge ...

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February 13, 2020
heartily stitching along . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I've had to work all four (10-hour) days this week.  It's been long!  LOL!

I made just a little progress on my Love Sampler project.  It's really so sweet to stitch on . . . 
But not as much progress as I had planned. Scrolling through Instagram on Sunday, I stumbled upon a Blackwork SAL hosted by Peppermint Purple, and I chased that squirrel down.  I have been fascinated by blackwork for some time, but hadn't ever tried it.  This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
At first I though starting six weeks behind ...

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February 11, 2020
How to Machine Quilt the Scalloped Heart Motif from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we are going to learn how to machine quilt the Scalloped Heart Motif. It’s a great motif for Valentine’s Day.  It’s also a perfect motif  to add to quilts any time you want to stitch in a little love.    Of course, we always want to add love to our quilts……

The post How to Machine Quilt the Scalloped Heart Motif appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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February 9, 2020
all the hearts . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Finally got myself over to Hobby Lobby (I had a gift card) to pick out a frame for my Snow Sampler. Bonus -- all the frames were 50% off!  So this is the one I picked out . . .
Isn't it sweet?!  Joc has a silver and blue snowman that's so cute and would look perfect in this vignette.  But for now, I'm pleased with my jar of melted snowman, my snowman book, and the little blue and white heart, which help me feel like at least we're transitioning.  LOL!

I got a few more hearts free handed to ...

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February 8, 2020
Put a Heart on it Project Quilting 11.3 from Stitchin at Home

Put a heart on it, challenge three. I can't believe how fast this one came together. I started at 9:30 AM and by noon I had a finished project. I do have to confess that some of the hearts were already cut out, they were left overs from when I made 'Pinky' for my granddaughter. One of the applique methods in my tool box is Crafted Applique'. I keep extra pieces between sheets of wax paper and just pull them out when I need them.

extra pieces of treated fabric using the Crafted Applique method are stored between ...

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January 16, 2020
Ombre Love quilt pattern & some heart tutorials from The Crafty Quilter

Quilter’s are always planning ahead, and this is the perfect time to get some heart inspiration and ideas for Valentine’s Day. I’ve got a new”ish” pattern to introduce you to, and I’ll share some free heart tutorials further down in this blog post that are super cute too!

Ombre Love Quilt Pattern

Let me introduce you to Ombre Love, an easy layer cake pattern that is super sweet!  And it’s on sale in my Etsy shop for $6 until February 1st!

Ombre Love Quilt Pattern by The Crafty Quilter Designs is Layer Cake friendly and suitable for a confident beginner.

I’ve always loved hearts: drawing them, making stuffed hearts, cooking heart-shaped ...

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January 8, 2020
Sewing Projects for a Full Heart (and Bobbin)! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

When someone is covered in a cozy, warm quilt, they are reminded that someone sat at a sewing machine for hours, carefully piecing and stitching, with them in mind. A handmade table runner sitting on the family dining table shows a loving home to all who feast there. To be gifted a wall hanging is a reminder that they are loved by its maker.

Valentine’s day is one of the best holidays to make for because it’s about love and we LOVE to make! Here are some sweet as pie project ideas:

Tender Hearts Quilt Project Tutorial

Tender Hearts

Image – Tender Hearts Wall ...

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December 30, 2019
Charm Quilts from Ann Quilts

Well, I think this is a great topic for this put-a-new-calendar-on-the-wall and make-those-happy-wishes time of year.

Charm quilts, as the name indicates, are made with thoughts of good luck in mind.  I'd heard the folklore that the magic happens because each piece is a unique fabric....but if one and only one fabric has been used twice, the quilt has a special magic.  So that's what I did.  My charm quilts were made for my babies because, as a quilter, I of course had to make them each a very special quilt.

I am prompted to think about ...

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August 4, 2017
More Quilts for Peace from Jolie Maxtin

This week I received three more quilts to bind for the quilts for peace project. I dropped them off yesterday and am so proud to be able to help out with this project.

My hope is they bring comfort to those impacted by the loss.

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January 21, 2016
Hearts Everywhere! from Snippets of a Quilter

There are many different versions of hearts showing up all over Instagram. Seeing them got me in the mood to make a little heart quilt. This heart pattern is in the Vintage Farm Girl book, I'm making the larger size heart, I think it finishes at 4". My Farm Girl Vintage quilt is on hold until I get more of the Moda dot background. It's been ordered, hope it won't be long now.
My Hello Darling layer cake quilt in Bonnie and Camille fabrics is quilted and washed. I love the crinkled looked of a freshly washed ...

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