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April 18, 2018
Fussy Cutting Challenge from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Most of you have done some fussy cutting at least once I imagine.
Early in December, I shared a group of hexie flowers here that I pieced along with Naomi's #fussycuttingsewalong for the Christmas season.
She started a year long group in January with changing monthly themes and each week, we have the opportunity to stash dive and create another hexie flower.
I really wondered about the "why" of  the "pattern matching" exercises but I'm to the point now where it's pretty easy.  I think it's easier for me since I'm machine piecing (another opportunity ...

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April 12, 2018
More binding from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

It is snowing here again.  Ugh!  Will spring ever arrive?  This was taken this morning.

A couple of hours later.

Since it is snowing, might as well get more binding done.  A different quilt this time.
Sewing binding is keeping me cosy and warm.  All that is left to do is getting a sleeve on and that will be done soon.
I do need to take some quilt photos, but furniture needs to be moved around first to get a good shot.

It just feels good to get this quilt to this stage.

Doing the happy dance!

Have a great ...

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March 24, 2018
Bijoux - Oui from Szycie Uli

Najnowsza kosmetyczka, która czekała na wykończenie dość długo. Heksy nadal mi się nie znudziły, a przy okazji doszkalam się w robieniu lepszych zdjęć.
It's my newest zipper pouch that waited too long for being finished. I still love hexies and I'm learning how to make better photos.




Żeby nie było, że tylko kosmetyczki szyję to jest i girlanda zrobiona z moim czterolatkiem.
It's not that I'm making only pouches. It's an bunting made with my four years old son.


Pamiętajcie o akcji szycia worko plecaków -KLIK
Please remember about my project making drawstring backpacks for ...

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March 22, 2018
pieced [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

pieced

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March 21, 2018
hexagons [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hexagons

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March 13, 2018
Tuesday Archives # 187: Rainbows from Val's Quilting Studio

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
Val's Quilting Studio
If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party. (You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: "Rainbows!"

This Rainbow of Hexagons is one of my favorites made and as I skim back through my archives this week, I'm surprised to realize that it's been three years ago since I made it for Sarah's Annual Hands ...

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February 26, 2018
The Great Yellow Overload! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

I live on the southern shore of Lake Erie where winter is "mostly cloudy".  As long as the lake remains open (not frozen), we seem to have a surplus of cloudy weather, so I was "all in" when Project Quilting 9 announced the perfect "cheer me up" challenge last Sunday.
USE YELLOW!!
and have I got yellow fabric -- this is just 1/3 of it!!
The color yellow is hard to print on fabric -- can't remember any of the long explanation one of my fabric reps shared with me years ago of why that is so, but it motivated ...

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February 22, 2018
Border Flowers from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Here we go ..... another top finished! 

I keep looking at this top and it amazes me that I did this!  Me.  I did this!

My hubby thinks the top looks like a leaded glass door or window and the top and bottom part are transom windows.  He is right.  That is exactly what the top looks like.

Finished top size:  64" wide x 87-1/4" long. 

When I finished this top, it gave me such a sign of satisfaction.  This has been on the go for 9 years.

There is more to this story, but that will come out later ...

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February 20, 2018
Rough times from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

In my studio!  A few hiccups dimmed my sewing progress the last few days.

Two of these QOV blocks gave me some grief.  It really does pay to read the instructions that came with the kit.  Luckily, there were enough batiks in my stash to rectify the issues on one block.  Anyway, these are done and ready to hand in at next night guild meeting.  That problem was resolved.  Yeah.

Then came the scroll work on my hexie top.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  The two scrolls on the bottom left are supposed to be reversed.  AGHHHHHHH.
Cutting new scrolls and double ...

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February 13, 2018
Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2018 - Part 1 from Red Pepper Quilts

Tokyo International Quilt Festival | Leaping Hearts by Shizuko Kuroha | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Leaping Hearts by Shizuko Kuroha
Tokyo International Quilt Festival | Leaping Hearts by Shizuko Kuroha | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Last week was one of those weeks that I will never forget. Attending the Tokyo International Quilt Festival had been a bucket list item for a number of years and I could hardly believe that I was actually there! It is one of the largest quilt shows in the world and showcases 300+ prize winning works from Japan and aboard. The venue - Tokyo Dome - is incredible and the sheer size of the quilt show and market area initially feels overwhelming; attending for just one day is great but it really requires two days to feel ...

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February 1, 2018
More snow and snowballs from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

We have had a dump of snow yesterday and today.  The January thaw helped to reduce the height of the snowbanks around town, but with this new snow, the snowbanks are back to being high again and with that comes extra caution when driving around town.  The unseen suddenly comes into view and braking on ice and packed snow is tricky.

Well .... what to do about that ..... except work on making snowballs.  The fabric kind, of course! 

Now, these blocks are supposed to be worked in batches of 16 per week as per the quilt-along through Temecula Quilt Company (http ...

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January 29, 2018
Mediterranean Hexagons become Tropical Hexagons from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yes, I finished my Mediterranean Hexagons quilt on Friday, just two days before the 2018 class with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably!




This is the quilt I started in the previous class with Kaffe and Brandon, exactly two years ago.
You can read all about that class in this blog post here.


I'm really happy with the bright colours I chose for this quilt.  I was planning to use black with purple spots in the triangles, but Brandon suggested going lighter and I'm so pleased I did.  The black and white prints allow the hexagons to be the ...

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January 21, 2018
Doing a bit of applique. from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I'm moving forward on the borders for my hexie top.

The left hand side is done.  Making progress.  It feels so good to get this far so quickly.
I do like this filigree border look ..... actually quite a lot.  This is something that I will be playing with in future quilts.  Yum, yum!

Have a great day!

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January 19, 2018
embroidery for a needle case [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery for a needle case

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a front for a new needle case from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered needle case in progress

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January 13, 2018
Hexies and January quilts from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I am making great strides with my hexie project.  Just three more flowers to do and then I can start to play with top and bottom applique borders.  Thoughts and ideas are flitting around in my head right now.  More photos will be coming soon on that.  I am on a mission!

Since this is January and most of my Xmas quilts have come off the wall, I thought you might be interested to see what quilts are on the wall for this month.

In our foyer, these are what you see as soon as you enter our home.

On ...

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WIPs Be Gone and 6 + 6 from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Okay, I got started on the UFO (which I call WIP) that Judy pulled - #10 - my Mod Quilt.  It's sandwiched and pin basted - now to quilt it. Then I worked a bit on My Small World  -my new project for 6 + 6. Afterwards I sneaked in a quilt block.  This is for the 2018 RSC Challenge and Angela's Squared Away Sampler. She has a button for it:  and last but not least, I got the first

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WIPs Be Gone and 6 + 6 from Quilting Reader's Garden

Okay, I got started on the UFO (which I call WIP) that Judy pulled - #10 - my Mod Quilt.  It's sandwiched and pin basted - now to quilt it. Then I worked a bit on My Small World  -my new project for 6 + 6. Afterwards I sneaked in a quilt block.  This is for the 2018 RSC Challenge and Angela's Squared Away Sampler. She has a button for it:  and last but not least, I got the first

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January 10, 2018
needle case [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

needle case

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January 8, 2018
Holiday Sewing Part 2 - Liberty Hexies pillow from Wendy's Quilts and More

You didn't pick me as a Liberty person? You'd be right.  I'm not really, but I saw some precut Liberty hexies at the Strawberry Thief stall at the Sydney Quilt Show, and thought I'd give Liberty a try.  I knew I already had 1" hexagon paper pieces at home.


There were 80 hexies in the packet, so I mixed them up with a bit of metallic Cotton + Steel and made a little pillow.  I hand quilted the front piece with a simple line down the centre of each row.  I used Aurifil 28wt because of the ...

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