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June 3, 2019
A Moment of Your Time… from Seams To Be Sew

My blog has been open now for six years as of this past April. I have offered patterns free and for sale since about five years ago. My early patterns are very different from my patterns that I produce today. In some ways they are very much the same, but today I do more to have them be easier to understand and use. I wanted to take a moment of your time today to show you the results of the survey that some of you took the time to do when I asked with my last release of Sue and ...

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June 1, 2019
The Wayback Machine and 5 New BOTM/SAL’s Added… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’ve a little bug going on with my site at the moment, it has to be due to some of the wordpress updates lately. I’m working to try and find it. It seems to affect older pages on this site and not the newer ones tho, but if you try reloading the page you may see it also, it kinda looks like the path to the images. The bug affects all images, so I’ll be testing my plugins over the next few days to see which are current and which aren’t. I’m hoping ...

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May 11, 2019
Sue/Sam NewFoundland and Colorado Released along with CCOTM Apr/May… from Seams To Be Sew

Its been awhile coming and I’m truly sorry these updates are as slow as they have been. I honestly have good intentions on trying to release them quicker, but my health has to come first and that has bogged me down more than I thought it would this year. At 57, I feel sometimes like I’m never going to get better and my circulation issues continue to plague me. Between having the wound care visits to fix the foot ulcer and the physical therapy for my ciruclation I am starting to feel like I live at the care ...

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April 25, 2019
Diamonds Are Forever… from Seams To Be Sew

When I signed up for this blog hop it was in my mind to show off the baby blanket I had just finished for my new grand nephew who was born at the end of January. I spent each day working on this quilt for just a little bit of time over the last year or so, and all of the blocks were created entirely in my machine embroidery hoop. Sadly, when I went to take the pictures off the camera today something has happened to the flash card and every file on the card seems to be corrupted… I ...

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April 4, 2019
Visions Online Spring Exhibit from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’m delighted to share that my Lilies of the Valley quilt has been juried in to the Visions Art Museum online exhibit “Spring.”

Lilies of the Valley, 36 x 36 inches. As always, there is dense quilting to bring the quilt to life. This work is has been juried into the SAQA Connecting Our Natural Worlds exhibit, and is available for sale. However, the quilt cannot be delivered to the purchaser until the end of the SAQA exhibit in 2022.

I love the delicate fluted cups of the tiny flowers near our front porch, the shades of green as ...

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March 26, 2019
Found Another BOTM For You!!! from Seams To Be Sew

This is a very quick post today… With a thank you to Sharon who sent me an email about these Sew Alongs, this wonderful site has one fantastic botm’s going on right now, it’s in it’s fifth month tho so be prepared to spend some money if you want the previous patterns, but I say why wouldn’t you, this Retro Flash BOTM is so worth the cash for the patterns you may have missed. If you look thru her site you’ll see some other great projects also. I just fell in love with this site ...

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March 25, 2019
Stripes and Strings… All About Strings Today At Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

Tis quite funny as I prepared for this hop with my project, I kept thinking Stripes and not Strings, but quite by accident my project fits into both words… A big thanks to Carla for hosting this blog hop theme and I must say I am looking forward to what everyone created. I once made a striped quilt, back in the 90’s, Jinny Beyer did quite a few lines with border type stripes that became popular to fussy cut your shapes out of and then combine them to create a new look to the print. It was an awesome ...

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March 23, 2019
Nifty Novelties Blog Hop Coming To Seams To Be Sew… from Seams To Be Sew

I love blog hops, they are so much fun and it is a great way for me to see things that people are doing around the web. I try to get to every site during a blog hop so that I can see what everyone is doing. I don’t normally just visit one post for there featured day, but I look thru the last few posts because it’s fun to see what they have been doing and especially sites that I don’t get to very often. Novelty fabrics have long been a favorite fabric type of mine ...

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March 22, 2019
Twas the Night Blocks 17 and 18 Released… QQQ Winners Announced… from Seams To Be Sew

  After what seems like months since the last release, blocks 17 and 18 are finally ready and are released. The rest of the blocks will be released over the next few months. I really want to finish this botm by Summer 2019. Sunbonnet Sue and Sam should see releases next week. I have also drawn the winners for this past weeks bloghop for Quilt Qwazy Queens. The winners are Wanda H Helen B Both have been notified by email, please check your spam folders if you didn’t receive an email from Seams to Be Sew. Reward Turn In Date ...

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March 20, 2019
Day 4 and the Last Day of Quilt Qwazy Queens… from Seams To Be Sew

I’m always sad on the last day of a blog hop… this one has been really fun seeing the crazy projects, whether you think they are crazy or not, sometimes it’s just the story behind the project that makes it really crazy as we have all seen so far. Coming soon to Seams To Be Sew is a new blog hop just before Summer rolls in and I am hoping we will see some cool projects with it again. I’ll be announcing it on Friday as tomorrow I am planning the release of Twas the Night Blocks ...

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March 19, 2019
Day 3 of Quilt Qwazy Queens here today… from Seams To Be Sew

As always, these events just seem to pass by so quickly. Its hard to believe that tomorrow will be the last day but so far and I know you might agree with me its’ been great seeing all the craziness happening in our little quilt world here on the net. I love the internet, how else would I ever get to see all the gorgeous quilts and projects that are created by others. Don’t get me wrong I also love quilt shows, but with those you are limited to those who show and don’t see the bigger picture ...

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March 18, 2019
Day 2 of Quilt Qwazy Queens and CCOTM Release… from Seams To Be Sew

I know I saw some some really cute projects last Friday, I hope you enjoyed your visits also. I’ve had some great comments on my jackets and while I tried to answer most comments I couldn’t get to them all, but a huge thank you for enjoying my jacket. I know all of you who remember when they were popular and made one yourself know how much fun they’ve been to wear and enjoy. Even if you never finished yours it’s time to get it out and have some fun with it. On Todays schedule we ...

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March 15, 2019
Quilt Qwazy Queens Starts Today… from Seams To Be Sew

It’s that time of the year again when Worldwide Quilting Day rolls around to what seems to always be the third Saturday in March. I’m kinda waiting for the 1st of March to fall on a Sunday to see if that date changes, but I won’t know until next year when it will finally fall on a Sunday. Next year it will either fall on the 14th or the 21st. We shall see

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My Craziest Project…. Today For QQQ… New Patterns Released Also… from Seams To Be Sew

My project is a wearable. When I first started quilting back in 1988, it never occurred to me to make wearables as a quilted project. At that time, rotary cutters were not even a widely used product in the quilting world. I had already been using a rotary cutter for cutting patterns with for clothing. I used drapery weights instead of pins for my patterns and then cut around those patterns with a rotary cutter. Suffice it to say when I took my first quilting class in January of 1988, I blew everyone in class away with how fast I ...

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March 12, 2019
Another BOTM?… Possibly!! from Seams To Be Sew

This one is not necessarily a Block of the Month type project, but more of a technique of the month type project. However, it is limited in that the workbook tutorial files are located for download in Jeanne’s Facebook group. To my knowledge, Jeanne doesn’t have a blog or website where she can offer these other than on Facebook. To me tho, if you’re not on Facebook, you are truly missing out on all the great goings-on that happen with it. So many great groups and so much inspiration. I guess some would say the same about ...

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March 11, 2019
Lets Get Crazy With Quilt Qwazy Queens from Seams To Be Sew

Coming this Friday, March 15, is Quilt Qwazy Queens. I hold this event each year to honor Worldwide Quilting Day. It’s one of my favorite events of the year. Each year I pick a different theme for this event which I hope will be fun for everyone. This year I asked bloggers to show us there craziest projects they ever made. It could include crazy fabric, or something that turned out just fun and wacky, or could use various materials to make a quilt like a project. I can’t wait to see what everyone shows off starting this ...

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March 3, 2019
Enjoying a little Slow Stitching from Romany Quilting

There’s nothing nicer than a little slow hand stitching, is there?  I’ve been working away on my final New Zealand Botanical block, sitting outside and making the most of the warm temperatures.  The circlet and leaves are now done, with just the fuchsias to be added.  I’ve also been “sewing in the ends” after machine quilting on my Animal ABC quilt, another restful job to do while seated outside.  With a drink to hand, and a quilt magazine to flick through when I want a break, the birds chirping, it’s very pleasant indeed.

Starting on my ...

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February 26, 2019
And…. Then There Were More BOTMs…. from Seams To Be Sew

…and then there were three more in my inbox yesterday. Thank you all for writing to me about these botms, Each of them looks wonderful.  Both From My Carolina Quilts and Collection Edith have already started, but it’s not too late to also get started as they both seem to be in the first month. I had never been to Collection Edith’s site before, she came recommended from a follower of this blog and WoW, she has some amazing patterns. I was truly impressed. Fat Cat Patterns new botm is her 3rd one for this year and it ...

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February 25, 2019
Newest BOTMs Added To List for 2019 from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’ve added a few new block of the months going on around the web to my 2019 list. I thought you might like to know about them, so really quickly, here they are.. I definitely have my favorite block of the months I look foward to each year and so I was happy to see that Buttermilk Basin and Morning Glory‘s botms had started. You might have missed block 1 from Buttermilk Basin, but block 2 is up and if you like working with wool (you can do them in cotton also) you will want to ...

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February 22, 2019
Dust Off An Old Book Today…. from Seams To Be Sew

My sincerest apologies, my post is late this morning. I went to bed last night and totally forgot to write my post. So this is a very quick post on the project I made for this hop.. Bea at Beaquilter  is the hostess of this hop and such a great idea. Over the last few months I can honestly say I’ve been thru most of my old books… and by that I mean throwing them out. Sadly, the majority of my books were ruined in the flooding of our basement last June and July when we had those hail ...

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