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September 15, 2019
Sunday Stash September 15, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week. I visited a quilt shop while traveling but didn’t buy anything. Nothing jumped out and begged me to take it home.
The runner is pieced and the frame sewn down. The decorative stitching goes around the frame before adding the holly applique. That’s today’s goal.
holly runner 2We’re closing in on the end of the third quarter. I’m not sure where this year went, but I didn’t spend near enough of it in the sewing room.
Fabric Added: 55.45
Fabric Used: 17.625 yards
Net Fabric In: 37 ...

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September 5, 2019
The September 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Fall is in the air here in Northwest Ohio. The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Soon we’ll spend a lot more time inside rather than outside. A lot more sewing happens here in the fall and winter.
I finished two projects in August, the 30s quilt and the acorn runner.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories as my interests change.
Something Old – I planned to put the 9 patch ...

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September 3, 2019
Labor Day from Quilting My Way

Yesterday was a busy I said it would be. Today won't be any better, I don't think.

It started out like any other day. Then Patrick and I got on a cleaning "fit." He worked on the bathrooms (love him for that), and I worked on the kitchen, and dinning room. Then we did the dusting around the house, which was something else! One big mess! We got that looking good, changed all the decor around the house, and the vacuumed. 3 bags later, we had everything looking good! And I'm going to plan to ...

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August 25, 2019
Sunday Stash August 25, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

Thanks to everyone for all the kind comments last week supporting Sunday Stash. I just wanted to make sure there was still an interest. We all get busy and have to push things aside sometimes. Sounds like August was just one of those months.
We got home from the AQS show yesterday. It was a good show with amazing quilts. I spent the whole day looking at the quilts and only the last hour browsing the vendor booths. I behaved myself at the show and only bought one charm pack.
On the way home we stopped at Fields Fabrics. It ...

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August 16, 2019
Two Bottle Wine Tote Tutorial for Thermoweb from Creatin' in the Sticks

What's better than a bottle of wine for a hostess gift during the holidays? 
 Two bottles of wine of course. 

There is a divider inside to keep the bottles separated.

It's perfect when you want to take one red and one white.

Christmas will be here before you know it.

Thermoweb is celebrating Christmas crafting this week with 
some ideas to get you started.

With just a few items, you can make your own 
2 Bottle Wine Tote.

So grab

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July 5, 2019
Happy 4th To All from Quilting My Way

Hard to believe we became a nation in 1776. Yet history shows we were here a good 100 years before that. Now, it's hard to say where "America" will go from here. The pride that my ancestors had for this country is now become "expected" and not earned. Shame. I still believe in this country and I still say God Bless America!

Today was a day of working on my beading and enjoying friends.

I finished the one on the right. These are the 3 that go for the ornament. I have to do them all again.
I started ...

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July 3, 2019
Christmas in July: Merry & Bright Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Anyone else preppin’ for the "most wonderful time of the year," a.k.a. Christmas in July?! 


I know a lot of us get a jump start on holiday sewing this month which is definitely a fun way to take a break from the summer heat, cool off in the air conditioning and get ahead on that big gift list. Handmade gifts definitely take time, especially when it comes to quilting! If you're searching for some fabric to use with your holiday-inspired projects, look no further! We got you covered with options. 


Introducing our first ever, holiday-inspired collective, “Merry ...

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June 10, 2019
Has Summer Arrived? from Humble Quilts

No, summer hasn't arrived yet, but temps in the 80's and 90's feel otherwise!! I'll look forward to Summer Solstice on June 22. 

I've been arranging a few quilts around the house, removing some for my lectures and putting others up. 

I'm not sure how much I like this, but it is staying for now. 

 Bring on summer!! This was a little round robin I love to pieces!!

Cory had a rare Saturday off and we opted to go for a drive and revisit some areas we haven't been to for some time ...

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May 22, 2019
NEW PATTERN! Easter Blessings Banner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Easter is coming up quick and I was so glad to get this beautiful pattern Easter Blessings launched before the celebrations. This is a very simple project if you have basic skills in foundation paper piecing. The optional tabs are a nice touch to create a banner for your home or church. Easter Blessings Banner Buy now at my PATTERN STORE

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May 13, 2019
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! from Quilting My Way

Happy Mother's Day to every mother or anyone that fills the title.

Today I tried to sleep in. I did for awhile. Then I got up. When Patrick finally got up he gave me my Mother's Day gift of chocolates. I LOVE my chocolates. He gave me both dark chocolate and white chocolate. Shortly after that Katt called to talk. It was so good to hear from her. I've missed her lately.

I ordered more fabric for QOV. I needed to get some fabric for the panels that I got. I will wait a little bit and ...

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April 21, 2019
Happy Easter from Quilts + Color

The bunnies hopped in to help me wish you a Happy Easter!

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February 15, 2019
Memories of France and Book Sale Inquiry from Humble Quilts

I was going to do a bit of machine and hand quilting on this little Sajou Too, but I was on a roll at our Sisters retreat and just went with it!

 I did add that awesome French General binding when I got home. 
The backing was a map of Paris. 

French General label too!

I went to Portland and finally was able to see the new-to-her salon she moved to almost 2 months ago. It is in a cool historic building above Voo-Doo donuts.

 Champagne chandelier??? LOL
 When the weather is nice there is a little balcony very similar ...

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February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day from Quilts + Color

I am sending you this Valentine vignette of some of my favorite things!

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January 1, 2019
Not As Much Sewing As I Would Have Liked from Quilting My Way

This morning I had a visit from the neighbors. We chatted for about an hour. It was nice to sit and chat with her.

After she left I was busy with laundry, kitchen, vacuuming, and all those things I do to clean house when company comes.

Once all that was done, I went downstairs to work on the quilt tops I'm trying to do for QOV. I was able to get a few more blocks done.

While I was trying to get more done, Faye came over to get some white fabric for her quilt. I cut her 3 ...

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December 29, 2018
Quilt Block Exchanges & CompuServe from a daily dose of fiber

I have been thinking about quilt block exchanges, which used to be a very popular activity for quilters. My friend Louann reminded me of the Christmas one I ran in Evergreen Colorado and ever since I have been looking for it! It’s somewhere but I don’t know where.

Flash back to 1990’s. I was weaving and spinning and dyeing. When my DH Peter informed me that we were moving to Singapore, I realized that big floor looms were not going to be reasonable items to move around the world. So oh gee, I started to learn how ...

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December 28, 2018
Summery Vibes: Sun Kissed Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Even though it's technically winter, here in Florida we're used to warm sunshine this time of year! You'll often find us Floridians decorating palm tress with Christmas lights, and there's been several years where I've even gone to the beach on New Year's Day with the family. 

With this in mind, we decided to stick to what we know and bring in some warmer climates with Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection, Sun Kissed! Inspired by soaking up the sunshine and glowing skin after a cool swim, this fabric line features cute smiley suns, swimming ...

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December 26, 2018

Today we started out with me making homemade blueberry muffins.  The turned out great, now I just need to find the recipe again and print it.

Since it was just the two of us,  we enjoyed breakfast and opening gifts. Patrick got me a beautiful locket wth dad laser printed in it. I cried. Katt got me an air fryer ad I can't wait to try it out! I also got some bead kits from Patrick that I can't wait to learn ow to do. Phil and Emily got me some bread baking pans and a pot I ...

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December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas! from Humble Quilts

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you..

The little beaded bells from my grandmother. 

It's a good thing this is supposed to be primitive! LOL

I found the red vintage long johns at the thrift store recently! I couldn't pass them up!

I have little Danish Nisse keeping a watch on the house.

Only part of the quilt so you can see the trapunto. I think this one is my favorite green and red of mine.

Twas the ...

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December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas from Butterfly Threads

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Grand New Year filled with love, laughter, adventures and good health!

And if Santa didn't bring you the new book you were wishing for, you can order your own copy here.

Let's make some wonderful memories quilting together in 2019!!

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December 18, 2018
Here’s a Quick Free Christmas Pattern from Quilter Chic

My dad decided to grow his own Christmas trees. This was fabulous for a couple of years until the trees were bigger than the family room!

I love Christmas trees, and if you do too, you’ll love this free pattern. It is called Gather Around the Christmas Tree and brings all the fun of the holidays with a funky tree and ornaments.

Instructions included for:

  • Hooked rug
  • Appliquéd pillow
  • Needle-punch
Gather Around the Christmas Tree patterns

Gather Around the Christmas Tree ©QuilterChic

You can download the pattern and template to make your own tree! Enjoy this Christmas gift from me!

So dad had to cut ...

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