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July 28, 2017
Slow Projects from Quilting & Learning

EPP project from Make Modern
In the last couple of week, I've barely made it up to my sewing room (except to sleep since it's also my bedroom!). I was wondering if it was a summer heat problem so I checked out what I was doing last July. Turns out my sewing machine was in the shop and I was doing hand appliqué and was going to try my hand at English Paper Piecing. This is pretty much what I'm doing now, except that my machine is running great.

Isn't the pillow project to the right ...

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July 26, 2017
Mug Rug: Ugh? Or Luv? from Gefilte Quilt

Mug rug. Ugh. The name reeks of cute. In the quilt world, a mug rug is a mini-quilt upon which one places a cup and a small nosh, maybe a nice piece of pastry. When someone first explained the concept to me a couple of years ago, I thought it was the silliest idea ever. What's next, Carrot Carpets? Fondue Flooring? Borscht Blankets? Toothbrush Tapestries?

And if you image-search mug rugs, speaking of toothbrushes, you'll need to use yours - the results are even sweeter than the potential pastries. A lot of mug rugs out there are decorated with ...

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July 17, 2017
Mama's Flower Garden Quilt Tutorial! from Bee In My Bonnet

Good morning!
I'm super excited to show you how
 to make this fun and easy quilt:)

"Mama's Flower Garden"
53" x 53"
Are you ready for the details?

I used a 10" Stacker of my new 

And these 2 prints from my...

 my new 

I also used the 
D-10 and D-33 
 from my set of 
Bee Happy 
Sew Simple Shapes
(they will be available shortly!)

And one package of my

Let's get started by cutting 
36 - 6" squares and 36 - 2 1/2" squares
 from the interfacing.
That's one of ...

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July 12, 2017
Цветущий сад from Roolen

Не про дачу. )
Это название благотворительной акции, которую проводит компания "Стеганый цветочек" совместно с Международным фестивалем лоскутного шитья «Душа России». 

Небольшой вклад в общее дело вчера отправился из Волгограда в Москву.

Г. Иванова, Г. Китайгора, Н. Кудрявцева, О. Хорошилова, Т. Швалева, Н. Фетюхина, 
Е. Шилина, М. Сохончук.

Надеюсь, что все цветочки придутся ко двору.
Хотя, из собственного опыта - ох, и не просто будет собрать их все воедино.

У меня обычно отдельные цветочки и детали шьются быстро,  а вот потом, когда собираю все в одно полотно, процесс стопорится и затягивается. )
Но, уверена,  в Суздале все будет по-другому. Творчески и с огоньком ...

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June 28, 2017
Handnähen ist Trend – Hexies nähen from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Wer hätte das gedacht: eine meiner Lieblingsbeschäftigungen Nähen mit der Hand scheint im Moment das Thema zu sein auf den Social Media Kanälen. Vor allem auf Instagram habe ich das verfolgen können. Schaut euch unbedingt mal die wunderschönen Blüten von Alexandra an, die im Ganzen zu einem „La Passacaglia Quilt“ werden. Ist das nicht der […]

Der Beitrag Handnähen ist Trend – Hexies nähen erschien zuerst auf lalala, patchwork quilting & more.

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June 12, 2017
It's Monday 6.12.17 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I meant to write all weekend but here it is Monday.
Weekends sometimes just are not long enough.

Was able to get a little more done on the No Brainer quilt.
I named it that because it was suppose to be a mindless, just stitch squares together and call it good but my mind couldn't just rest. It evolve to this now.

Of course it is taking a little long to assemble.

I found this golden beige in my stash, tone wise goes well but in a way boring.
It will be a good gift quilt because of it ...

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Stuffed Pomegranate Recipe, High Fiber (Don't Eat Them) from Gefilte Quilt

Have you ever looked at a large-scale fabric and been tempted to cut out and stuff one of the motifs? That's what happened to me when I first saw this fabric.
It was designed by Alex Anderson for RJR Fabrics. For the last two posts, (1, 2), as part of a Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework challenge, I've been playing with a yard of it.

The pomegranates are so juicy - 3 1/2" high by about 2 1/2" wide - that I had an overwhelming urge to stuff them!

So I did.

 I needed gifts for the guild ...

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June 10, 2017
Busy...Busy from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

It's been a couple days since I've written and boy have I been busy around here. Mom had her follow up appointment after her first treatment yesterday and all looks good and she's having no side effects due to the treatment.

I've been busy in the morning working around the yard trying to get the flowerbeds, potted plants and such in order. Last night "the man of the place" and I cut out what I call weed trees. It's amazing each year how many of these little tree seedlings come up in my flowerbeds.

This ...

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June 4, 2017
More English Paper Piecing Hexie Adventures with Pomegranate Fabric from Gefilte Quilt

Last week, I showed you the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework's latest creative challenge: To make a project using one yard of this gorgeous print from Alex Anderson's "Mirage" Collection, generously donated to the Guild by RJR Fabrics:

That post had a tutorial for making kaleidoscopic stars using English Paper Piecing (EPP). After finishing those, I made the following. 
They're also English Paper Pieced, of course. It dawned on me that the main motif on the fabric would fit a traditional grandmother's flower garden quilt block. I figured out how big the shape would have ...

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June 2, 2017
More Hexies from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I had finished sewing together the hexies I prepped last week as you can see. 

And I thought about prepping out some more but then I thought about it and thought well maybe I can get a die for my accuquilt cutter. I went online and looked at what they had. Had one for a 1 inch hexies where the hexies I'm using are 3/4 inch. 

I went ahead and got it because I thought I could either use the smaller one to cut the fabric or just go ahead with the larger size that they use to ...

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May 30, 2017
FMQ samples – part 16 – TUTORIALS from I Patch and Quilt

After finishing the Hot Green quilt top last weekend, I am happy to return to the 100 Days Project with my Free Motion Quilting patterns. This post starts the second half of the 100 patterns. BUT FIRST…


BUT FIRST, I have to ask you to go over the No Hats in the House to cast your vote for the Pantone 2017 Quilt Challenge. There are three categories: “Quilts”, “Mini’s” and “Just the top”. Please select the ones you like best by clicking on the hearts in the corner of each picture. You can select 1 quilt per category. Go ...

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May 20, 2017
embroidery on silk [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidery on silk

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hexagons and stitch from Karen Ann Ruane

sampling surface pattern for a new class

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April 14, 2017
Hotel Room Hex-cstasy: Plan an English Paper Piecing Retreat from Gefilte Quilt

Look what I just made!

I won't say it was easy. I won't say it was fast. I don't know what I'm going to do with it. But I will say that I had a great time making it in a hotel room!

The quilt world has its fads, and one of the most astonishing now is using English Paper Piecing techniques, aka EPP, to make dazzling hexagon-based kaleidoscopic quilts.

EPP usually means hand-basting fabric over a paper or cardstock shape, then hand-stitching the shapes together. It dates back to 18th century England, and has made ...

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March 28, 2017
The Rainbow Connection Update from Curlicue Creations

It's been a while since I've shown a progress update on The Rainbow Connection hexie quilt.  I've been working on it in the evenings here and there, I just haven't taken any recent pictures.  Here it is.  I'm contemplating sewing it into a star with an outline of black, white or gray and then filling in the missing triangle shapes with V's of more rainbow color, but that could change.

Have a super day!

Jennifer Thomas

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February 28, 2017
Leftovers....maybe another's quilt! from Julia's Place

                                Going through my many tubs of remnants from quilts made, I found these...
Seems such a waste to just discard them, so I'm thinking perhaps a quilt of all sorts, mug rugs or smaller runners.
Top paper piecing ones are CW fabrics and the rest are beautiful bright '30's....of which I don't have much left. They have been favourites of mine...trying hard this year to use what I have, as I'm sure many of you are too.

Can't believe it's the first day of autumn....what happened to summer. We really didn ...

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February 24, 2017
Blithe Fabrics Blog Tour - Part twoSo, what do you when you left... from Living Water Quilter

Blithe Fabrics Blog Tour - Part two

So, what do you when you left over half hexagon pieces of beautiful Blithe Fabrics by Katarina Roccella?  You make a tote bag!

OK, can say I love the quilting on this project?  Straight line quilting can have major impact. Using the hexagon shape for the quilting design reinforces the piecing and bold black accents against the Blithe Fabrics.

Oh, you know me, I always want to incorporate something new in every project. This was the first time I used “curtain” rings for a tote. It was quick, easy and fun!

When time permits ...

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February 23, 2017
Green jacket from Quilting Stories

Green jacket

Green jacket

Green jacket
Green jacket

Hexie half

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Log Cabin Baby Quilt


Writing this post from my bed, where I have to remain lying for two months! 
This is my misadventure :

Two weeks ago I was so happy to prepare the house for the arrival of my third son D. with his wife and his 3 1/2 years old and 16 months' old sons. The first morning of their staying here, as my 3 1/2 years old grandson M. ran downstairs to jump into my arms to kiss me, I lost my balance and fell backwards on the tiled floor with him in the arms... result : a broken lumbar vertebra ...

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February 22, 2017
Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Surprise Half Hexi from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Create a fun hexagon block with this quick vid!

Cut out your half hexagons, place them between two 10″ squares, sew around the squares, and VOILA! A fantastic half square triangle block with a perfect hexagon in the middle. Check out the full tutorial HERE.

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January 24, 2017
Quilting in the New Year from Quiltifications

It's not even going to be about using up my stash this year.  I doubt I'll even see my stash much.  This year I'll be using up my scraps.  2017, the year of the scrap.  Cue Al Stewart.

There are four lawn and leaf bags FULL of scraps in my closet. Not garbage bags, not shopping bags, lawn and leaf bags. This doesn't even count the scraps Beth gave me.  I used some of those to make a quilt and it hardly made a dent in the poundage.  It doesn't count the scribbles everyone gives ...

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