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December 25, 2017
Best of 2017 from Quilting & Learning

Since I haven't really been finishing much this month, I may as well start reflecting on the year that is almost finished. Wow, hard to believe that 2017 is almost history!

Doesn't Cheryl have the best button ever? I love it!!
Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is hosting the Best of 2017 Linky Party. This event is about writing a post based on your "best" 5 posts - however you want to define this.

Highlights of 2017

Celebrate - Fêtons 150!
Inspired by Cheryl's blog, I created a 2017 Finishes page using the InLinkz linkup tool. Since I'm ...

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December 16, 2017
Finished Growing Up QAL from Quilting & Learning

It's been a fun year participating in Alida's Growing Up QAL. Each month we tried a new technique and made some fun blocks. Alida was well organised and gave us a couple of options for each block. I usually chose the easiest one :-)

For my colour palette, I chose Kona solids in different grey, pink and maroon. I did add a few prints in the improv log cabin block.

Here is the list of the blocks and techniques we learned (as well as the links to the posts):

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December 7, 2017
Slow Sunday Stitching and a sore finger from Quilting & Learning

It's time for an update on my hexie runner. Have I told you how much I love hexies? Only a few dozen times?  :-)

Since I was tired of just making hexie flowers just for fun, I thought that I would start putting them together. Here's the last post from November 14th.

Hexie flowers slowly becoming a runner
Here's my latest work. It is moving along quite nicely. I finished putting the six hexie flowers together, along with their separators.

Progress on the hexie runner
I'm finding the orange separator a little distracting. I may have to ...

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November 17, 2017
Wholecloth, Batiks and Hexies from Quilting & Learning

It's been a busy week since the last post. I've made some progress on a couple of projects, including starting a new one.

November's Learning Quilt-A-Long

My goal for November is to create a wholecloth quilt from each different batting being tested. In some of the projects, the FMQ follows the design on what will be the backing.

For this first piece, I began by quilting on the silk batting. Last month I had quilted on the cotton-wool batting first, so the silk batting felt very thin in comparison. This time, the silk batting was great.

FMQ ...

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November 14, 2017
DIY gegen Novemberblues – Geschenkbeutel Teil 1 from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Als ich am 29.10.2017 den Blog-Hop „DIY gegen Novemberblues“ angekündigt habe, schrieb ich in meinem Beitrag von einem zweiteiligen Tutorial zum Thema Geschenkbeutel.

Also herzlich Willkommen heute hier bei mir im Blog mit meinem ersten Teil zum Tutorial. Ich war  jeden Tag gespannt darauf, in den Blogs der anderen Teilnehmerinnen zu lesen und habe mich gefreut über die schönen kreativen Idee, die gezeigt worden sind.

Geschenkbeutel mit Stern

Lange Reede – kurzer Sinn, fangen wir einfach an! Nähen wir einen Geschenkbeutel!

Hier sind die „Zutaten“:

  • Aussenstoff
  • Innenstoff
  • Stoff für den Tunneldurchzug
  • Stoffreste für den Stern
  • dünnes Volumenvlies oder H 630 von Freudenberg ...

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November 8, 2017
More learning and updates from Quilting & Learning

For the October Learning Quilt-A-Long, I made and quilted 4 improv pieced blocks using different batting.

I've had a chance to bind, wash, air dry and iron them - it's made quite a difference, but unfortunately, not easily seen on the images.

Here are the results:

Log Cabin block after washing

Log Cabin block














The Log Cabin block was made using Warm 100 Cotton with 100% cotton scrim



X block 
X Block after washing














The X block was made using Hobbs Tuscany Collection silk and fine polyester (90%-10%) with resin bonded.



Half-Square Triangle block
Half-Square Triangle block after ...

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November 2, 2017
Missing Table Runner from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Tina Bass is looking for her lost quilted table runner. It was last seen on October 23, 2017. It was left in the back seat of a Dollar rental car at the Tulsa, Oklahoma airport.

This table runner was almost complete. It was halfway bound. The needle and thread were still in the binding. It is about 20″ by 50″. The main colors are gray, purple, pink, and green. The hexagons were made using the Spirit Animal fabric line by Tula Pink. The gray and purple background fabric is by Marcus Fabrics, called Putty and Mortar by Delores Smith. There ...

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October 11, 2017
More goals...Really? from Quilting & Learning

After posting my October Learning QAL Goal Setting Post, I decided that I was going to skip joining more goal setting posts....well, that seems to have lasted a whole 5 days!

I can't help it - I'm a planner by nature :-) I like having some idea of what I want to work on, but that I'm not bound by. The only firm obligation I have this month is the Art with Fabric piece which is almost finished. I will be writing a pre-post a couple of days before the event of Wednesday, October 11th.

This beautiful lady ...

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September 24, 2017
Blogger's Quilt Festival from Quilting & Learning

Blogger's Quilt Festival
The Blogger's Quilt Festival is on now and hosted by Amy's Creative Side. I learned about this blogging event last year. I'm very happy to be participating in it today.

If you're a blogger and not familiar with the event, go to Amy's Creative Side and check it out! (see Related Links below),

We get to submit up to two separate entries, in posts for quilts that we made in the last year. It's not an easy choice to make but for my first entry I chose my Sweet Memories ...

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September 22, 2017
Lots of projects! from Quilting & Learning

After the hectic pace of the end of August and the new Learning QAL Goal Setting post, I needed a break. I've been slowly working on many projects - mostly those with deadlines as well as the required procrastination project.

Art with Fabric Blog Hop - Fall 2017

This year's theme is Mother Earth, also known as Gaïa.

I just happen to have a lovely reproduction statue of a beautiful Pre-Columbian female figure from Colombia, South America. I'll be writing more about this beauty in a post just before my blog hop date of Wednesday, October 11, 2017. In ...

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September 23, 2014
Multi-Tasking, Thanks for Asking from Major Thoughts


This is not a pattern. These are shapes.
I am all over the place.  Depending on the outside temperature I find that during the shoulder season I need something to work on in different rooms of the house.  On cool days the upstairs sewing room is best. I'm cutting in to an old, hurt quilt and making a teddy bear.  I had to find a new pattern because while I saved the directions and the pattern envelope from my old (and I do mean old) pattern, the pattern itself went missing. I love a crisp, new pattern. I cut ...

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