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March 12, 2019
Scrapping away still from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I'm not going to talk about the fact that it's already well into March. Much better to talk about fabric and projects and everything else except how fast time flies. That's what you get when you look in the mirror I told  myself.  Just don't look and you wont have to think about it.  LOL.
In my attempt to reduce my stash,  I may have been a little successful since I spoke with you last, because at least I haven't bought any new fabric!!  Progress has been made on a number of projects, and I ...

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March 6, 2019
Another month ... another finish from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

March is here already ..... and the snow is still falling.  No time to lament about the snow.  Just grin and bare it because soon it will start to melt.

In the meantime, here is another finish.

My apple core quilt which I call "Red Delicious".

Why?  See the red border before the outer border?  Red skin for the red delicious apple.  Get it?  LOL


 Done!

Quilt details:
Started:  May 2014
Top Finished:  December 2015
Quilt finished:  February 2019  Hand pieced!
Quilt size:  57" x 81-1/4" (before washing and drying: 58" x 82-1/4")  This quilt was washed and dried ...

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March 5, 2019
Two New Quilters and Two New Blocks from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Took me all day to get two more blocks finished yesterday.  Feeling some better but still not good.  My day pretty much went like this....sew, bathroom, nap, sew, bathroom, nap.  LOL! 
 This is the first one of the day.  Hard to really tell from the pic but the coral squares have a silver metallic polka dot, so not my normal.  :)
 Next was the house block.  It went together pretty quick.  Total of 4 finished and I think they are up to block 12 or so.  I'm hoping today that I can actually get to the longarm.  I tried ...

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February 27, 2019
A BIG Finish!! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

It's been almost two years of off and on hand quilting, but it's finally finished!!
I'm currently stitching the binding!  
The quilt is headed with me to a weekend retreat and soon it will be ready for a bed . . . . somewhere.
I pieced the blocks along with a group of other English paper piecing addicts following the direction of Karen at Faeries & Fibres during 2015 -- you can visit her blog HERE and scroll down the page to link to all of the posts relevant to this follow along.

And now here are close-ups of all the full blocks ...

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February 9, 2019
2019 Rainbow Challenge - Yellow Hexagons from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


This simple technique for two-fabric hexagon blocks by Teresa Down Under, was the perfect addition to my 2019 Rainbow Block Challenge.  Teresa's video is so easy to follow .... AND .... so much fun, I can see this quilt will be huge ... or maybe I will need to make more than one.





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February 4, 2019
Yet Another New Project from High Road Quilter


I know what you are thinking. This girl needs a new project. I am happy to oblige!  I haven't started it yet, but this one has been percolating for a while, and I want to make sure I post the links to the path that got me to this idea, because I am going to need them in the future.  It is just an idea so it is subject to change, but here are the thoughts that are leading me to it, in no particular order. I am not going to be using their pictures, so this post will ...

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December 31, 2018
The end of 2018 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Thought I had better try and catch up with you all before the year is gone.  November/December have been hard months for me health wise and I got back home for Christmas on Christmas Eve Day.  Yay, thank you Lord.  Spent Christmas with some of our family.  Photos coming.
Might not be a lot more posts in 2019, we will see what progress I can make.  However, there is still a strong urge to kill that stash, so I'm hoping to do a little more stitching yet.  Hoping to infect (lol) one of my granddaughters with the bug ...

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December 10, 2018
B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt | Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt | Part 2  © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts #hexagonquilt

In case you are wondering what I have been up to ... this is it! Needless to say, the process of transforming the 108 hexie flowers from my previous work in progress blog post into a quilt top has been time consuming. Although I had already pictured in my mind how the hexie flowers were all going to fit together, I did spend much time pondering the final layout and the contrasting colors, including the use of the chambray - linen look - fabric for the joining hexie. Was it all going to work?

B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt | Part 2  © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts #hexagonquilt
B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt | Part 2  © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts #hexagonquilt
B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt | Part 2  © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts #hexagonquilt
All photos have been taken after the removal of ...

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November 19, 2018
English Paper Piecing Hexagons & Grandmother’s Flower Garden Blocks from A Quilting Life

Saturday Seven Inspiration for Quilters 46

Hello and happy Monday!  Today I have a fun post I’ve been planning on for a little while.  Over the holiday weekend last week, I finally had the chance to finish up the filming for a tutorial on English paper piecing hexagons, and specifically using English paper-pieced hexagons to make the Grandmother’s Flower Garden block.  […]

The post English Paper Piecing Hexagons & Grandmother’s Flower Garden Blocks appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 16, 2018
Cozy Cabins Log Cabin Challenge from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Adventure

Cozy Cabins

 

 

What better project for the cold and wet we are experiencing this time of year than “Cozy Cabins.”  Once again, as I try to minimize the number of Works in Progress I have in my studio, I thought of something simpler for this month’s Island Batik Ambassador project.

 

 

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I love log cabins! At first I thought I’d do a table runner, but honestly, I have plenty of those and wasn’t very inspired. I also knew I didn’t want to do a full quilt. Ah Hah! Potholders! These will also make great stocking ...

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October 30, 2018
B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt | Part 1 from Red Pepper Quilts

B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt  | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt

I couldn't wait to start a new English Paper piecing (EPP) project and am excited to show you what I have been working on since finishing my Liberty Hexagon Quilt. Hexagons are synonymous with both traditional quilts and classic EPP - and I am passionate about both - and as I have loved working with this simple shape in the past I decided that I had yet another hexagon quilt in me. 

B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt  | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt
B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt  | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt
B is for Blues ~ A Hexagon Quilt  | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt

For this quilt project I have dug deep into my stash of blue fabrics; from deep dark navy to teal, aqua, and baby blue, mixed with a hint of ...

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October 28, 2018
Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt ~ English Paper Piecing from Red Pepper Quilts

Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon

I've been quietly working away on some of my unfinished projects including this Liberty Hexagon Quilt which needed basting and quilting. Last week I decided I had put off the inevitable long enough and basted and quilted it. Basting is still not one of my favorite tasks and it requires the kind of effort that includes crawling around on the floor (sore knees, back, elbows, fingers ... you know it) but it is a task that needs to be done well or there may be all sorts of quilting dramas. 

Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon
Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon
Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon

Fortunately, it all went really well, even with an all ...

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October 16, 2018
Change is Good from Red Pepper Quilts

Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt ~ English Paper Piecing

Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts #hexagonquilt

I don't quite know how where to start with this blog post, and I made several attempts at writing it, but let me begin by saying that the last 10 years have been an absolute blast, and I am so grateful. I have been fortunate in many ways, I have been supported by the many readers of this blog (20 million+ page views!), have had financial support from many wonderful sponsors and businesses, and have revelled in the making of so many quilts - I haven't counted just how many quilts ...

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October 1, 2018
Save the Bees Month 3 and giveaway from The Crafty Quilter

Welcome to October and this month’s block for Jacquelynne Steves’ Save The Bees BOM.  If you haven’t signed up for this block of the month yet, there’s still time; you can sign up here.  This month’s block was so fun and easy to make!  I have a different technique to share along with a fabulous giveaway at the end of this post (now closed).

Month 3 of the Save The Bees BOM by Jacquelynne Steves. This block is made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter using machine pieced hexagons and invisible applique.

The pattern gives you the option to make this block with traditional paper pieced hexagons or with fusible applique.  I chose a hybrid technique using a foundation that is a partially water-soluble ...

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September 18, 2018
A Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 3 from Red Pepper Quilts

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I am pretty pleased with myself for having finished my Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. I have so loved working on this quilt, from sorting through my fabric scraps and stash, to cutting hexies, glue basting fabric pieces to papers, and stitching hexagon flowers, to finally basting and quilting this quilt. It was a journey that played out over many long evenings with needle and thread, and one that I would happily repeat. I have lots of photos to share so please do bear with me! 

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I finished this quilt top in July and for all of the month ...

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September 4, 2018
Love the Birds – Great Outdoors Blog Hop and Giveaway from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik AdventureGreat Outdoors Blog Hop

“The Great Outdoors” – what a broad subject! Hubby and I do love the great outdoors. we walk, hike, bike ride, and kayak.  The heat of the summer, however, doesn’t agree with us for such activities and we do spend a great deal of time on our screened porch enjoying the great outdoors of our yard. We have lots of plantings, live among the trees and have a LOT of birdhouses.  Several bird couples have moved in at different times this season, had babies and have now relocated.  Several bird feeders and a bird bath keep ...

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August 28, 2018
Summer Sewing from Luann's Loose Threads


Hello Everyone

I never intend to stay away from my blog as long as I do, but the summer is just whizzing by and I can't seem to slow it down no matter what I do.   I am either sewing, thinking about sewing, or shopping for things to use for sewing.   If I don't pick up a needle and thread for at least a few minutes each day, it just doesn't seem right.   I did work on my blog a bit the other day, and I think I accidentally misfired the page about my Mitered Square Blanket ...

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Summer Sewing from Loose Threads


Hello Everyone

I never intend to stay away from my blog as long as I do, but the summer is just whizzing by and I can't seem to slow it down no matter what I do.   I am either sewing, thinking about sewing, or shopping for things to use for sewing.   If I don't pick up a needle and thread for at least a few minutes each day, it just doesn't seem right.   I did work on my blog a bit the other day, and I think I accidentally misfired the page about my Mitered Square Blanket ...

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August 27, 2018
Staying in a Groove? from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

August has been such a "come and go" month for me that it's been a challenge to stay in my typical productive stitching groove.  Thank goodness for the portability and short seams of working with hexies and having an engaging knitting project going!!

I've been continuing to strive for making a weekly hexie flower as part of Naomi Clarke's (@naomialicec) #fussycuttingsewalong on Instagram.  This month's theme has been "travel" and it's been a tough one for me since I'm working with traditional reproduction prints for this project.
Upper left is a favorite travel destination ...

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August 16, 2018
More indigo from Notes from Studio B

While sitting in my chair working on my daily stitching, my container of vintage drapery silk samples  caught my eye and I just knew I had to try them with some indigo. Within an hour I had these hanging on my design wall.


Now I must confess that I do things like this all the time, look at them and not know what to do with them, fold them up and put them away. This time I posted this picture on instagram, made a comment about what am I going to do with them and Sue Reno responded with a ...

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