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June 19, 2017
The American Flag Quilt... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Last night I got this awesome American Flag quilt loaded on the frame.  I got the quilting started but it was very hot up there so I stopped. 
 This belongs to a friend of mine.  It's not real big so it shouldn't take me just a few minutes to quilt it.  I'll finish it up this morning before it gets too hot up there and then I will remove it and do the binding today as well.
 I am quilting this with my Becker's Stars or Becker's Shooting Stars panto.  I don't exactly remember ...

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June 14, 2017
This is going to be a busy day! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Yesterday was a good productive day!  I got about half of this beautiful king size quilt top quilted!
 I am using a panto called, Mint Julep.  I love this panto and it is a big one...somewhere around 15" or so.  I don't remember exactly without looking at it. 
 I hope to get it finished today and off the frame.  I don't have to do the binding on this one.  I usually end up doing the binding on 90% of the quilts that I quilt and I do it by hand.  So that keeps me busy too.  I ...

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June 13, 2017
Finally!...this baby is off the frame! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Finally!...this baby is off the frame!  Shew....it was on there way too long but all my fault.  This is the beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt made by my SIL, Kellie. 
 She worked on it on and off for about 2 years.
 I don't remember the exact size but it is a large Queen.  All fabrics in this quilt are from the Paisley Park collection and Warm & White batting.  This baby is heavy!
 A pic of the back.  I quilted it with the Lush Leaves panto.  Now to square the edges and get the binding on it ...

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June 12, 2017
Blocks and Jam from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 After a wonderful Church service yesterday I came home and worked on some blocks.  I ended up with 6 more blocks finished.  This makes 11 blocks and I need 25.  I'm loving these little blocks they go together so fast and easy.
 I was winding a bobbin and look what happened.  I've never had one to break before.  It was an old bobbin, original to the vintage machine so it was probably just worn out. 
 Then last night I settled in to work on more of my EPP.  I enjoy working on these. 
 Here is my stack that ...

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June 8, 2017
GRRR.... I'm so aggravated. from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I can't begin to tell you how aggravated that I am right now!  I should have had this quilt finished days ago.  If you remember, I am on a tight schedule this month.  Look what I am doing now...picking it out!  Yep! 
 I've been a longarmer for 8 or 9 years now and never have I ever had a pleat on the back until now!  Wouldn't you know, it had to happen now.  I don't understand how on earth that I did that.  You can see it in the pic below, it's huge!  Yes ...

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June 5, 2017
Weekly update: busy weekend from With Strings Attached

Batik hexies
Hexies made from silk neckties have been my take-along handwork project for several years. (Here is an example.) The assembled rosettes have gotten ungainly and difficult to keep discreetly in my lap when I'm in a meeting.  Because of that I resurrected an even older hexie project to take along to conventions (three this month!) and long meetings.  These batik hexagons are 1".







I didn't get much sewing done once things got underway at the  P.E.O. state convention in Springfield.  Since that's a three-and-a-half hour drive from home and my committee meeting was ...

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To Blog, Or Not to Blog? from Loose Threads

Happy June everyone!   I've received emails from several of you and have been asked in person (some of you have asked more than once - thank you and I sincerely mean it!), why I haven't been blogging and if everything is ok.  Thank you all for your concern.  I truly appreciate it.  Everything is just fine.  I've been really busy.   I have 47 draft blog posts in my drafts folder.  Writing this now feels a bit like when someone writes you a snail mail letter, and after so much time goes by you can't figure out how ...

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To Blog, Or Not to Blog? from Luann's Loose Threads

Happy June everyone!   I've received emails from several of you and have been asked in person (some of you have asked more than once - thank you and I sincerely mean it!), why I haven't been blogging and if everything is ok.  Thank you all for your concern.  I truly appreciate it.  Everything is just fine.  I've been really busy.   I have 47 draft blog posts in my drafts folder.  Writing this now feels a bit like when someone writes you a snail mail letter, and after so much time goes by you can't figure out how ...

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Quilting Delay... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Oh what a day!  Shew....my plan was to get half of this hexie quilt quilted yesterday and that didn't happen.  I mentioned before that I am on a very tight schedule this month so I really didn't need this delay.  :(
 After getting it loaded on the longarm all I was getting was thread breaks.  I quilted a pass of about 18" and broke thread 8 times during that.  I was just sick!  Long story short, I am quilting it with Warm & White batting and I had the wrong side of the batting up!  Yep!  Picked it out ...

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June 4, 2017
Busy Day... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~


I worked hard yesterday getting everything ready to load this beautiful quilt top on the longarm.  This is the beautiful hexie quilt made by my SIL, Kellie.  I didn't have it loaded on in this pic so I will post a full pic of it soon.  All fabrics in this quilt are from the Paisley Park line.
 I carefully cut, pinned and pieced the backing for it.  I'm always nervous that I will cut it wrong. 
 This is the yardage that she got for the backing.  It is from the same Paisley Park line and also used in ...

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May 29, 2017
Manchester Quilting Bee ~ quilt drive from Charm About You


In the amazing way that quilters respond when people need love and comfort, there is now a quilt drive Manchester Quilting Bee calling for hexagons to make into quilts for those affected by the recent attack in Manchester.


To see all the details please click here. My friend Michelle is collecting them and you can find the address to send them to on the post pinned at the top of the facebook page ❤ If you are in the US then you could contact @madebychrissied via instagram as she has offered to collect hexies.

You can download the hexie template here ...

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May 24, 2017
Hexies and Quilts from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Here is my current progress on my Kindred Hexies.  I have a bunch of them prepped and I am sewing some of them together.  Sorry the pic is dark but it was late when I took this pic. 
 I enjoy the handwork during the evenings. 
 I should make more progress tomorrow (Wednesday). Hunter and I will be babysitting my little 2yr old niece, Addison.  She is so sweet and not a problem at all to watch.  I love babysitting her.  This will only be for a few hours.  

Here are a couple of Antique customer quilts that I quilted a ...

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May 23, 2017
Kindred Hexies from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I am really enjoying being back to blogging.  :) Thought I would show you my Kindred Hexies.  My SIL, Kellie and I are both making a quilt with this shape.  I have a bunch of them prepped and have some already sewn together but not shown in this pic. 
 These are about 4.5" long so when sewing you see a lot of progress with them.  I'm just using scraps on them.
 I have a bunch of them prepped and ready to sew.  This evening I did sew a few of them as I relaxed on the couch trying to ...

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May 22, 2017
three samples [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

three samples

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May 21, 2017
developing pattern [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

developing pattern

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developing pattern from Karen Ann Ruane

altering pattern, surface design

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May 20, 2017
hexagons and stitch from Karen Ann Ruane

sampling surface pattern for a new class

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May 13, 2017
On The Edge from From the Strawberry Patch...

The Big Hex is finished, a flimsy no more. It is quilted and edge-finished with a lovely turquoise trim. Let me walk you through the finishing stage with photos; I am happy to report that this project turned out even better than I had hoped.  After the quilting was completed, I trimmed the edges neatly on all sides. I had intentionally kept the quilting away from the edges to give myself

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On The Edge from From the Strawberry Patch...

The Big Hex is finished, a flimsy no more. It is quilted and edge-finished with a lovely turquoise trim. Let me walk you through the finishing stage with photos; I am happy to report that this project turned out even better than I had hoped.  After the quilting was completed, I trimmed the edges neatly on all sides. I had intentionally kept the quilting away from the edges to give myself

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May 11, 2017
You Are Invited from Collector with a Needle


Please join me at any of my upcoming HEXAGON events!

August 15-16: Village Quilters of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Illinois
       Click HERE to read about the guild         https://www.villagequilters.org
               (More on this event on a separate post)
              

August 26: Quit it & Dotty Shop Overloon, Netherlands
               Trunk Show, Lecture and Workshop
               Contact the shop to enroll HERE
               UPDATE:  Second Session Added
               Exclusively for Dotty I have workshop kits









The workshop kit includes 200+ fabric charms - meaning NONE of the fabric squares repeat. I chose a special color set in her favorite reproduction pallet of soft blues, pinks, greens, conversationals ...

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