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March 29, 2020
just because I want to connect... from Not Afraid of Color


the words to this song are so beautiful... by meeting you I have been changed for the better...

just because I'm glad we are still close despite the distance... I cried at this but happy tears of gratitude!
Love LeeAnna

Sunday's fiction comes from Sunday's Whirligig:

"Proximity" by Karen Head: possum, window, outside, foraging, almonds, watch, nibble, inclined, share, change, opening, world

                                              a small opening

Margo looked out the window, at the great outdoors. She spied some movement outside

who was out there? Go away!   Oh ...

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March 23, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Face Masks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Face Mask Pattern - Free Sewing Patter • Craft PassionWith all the issues of the Coronavirus pandemic, running out of supplies seems to be in the forefront of the news. The situation is expected to become much worse in the coming months. Makers can help alleviate the problem:

 "In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield ...

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March 22, 2020
It’s A God-Given Creative Passion from Adele Mogavero

At the end of the day, it’s all about the God-given Creative passion. Quilts and quilting just happen to be one of the many. Quilting was not my first brush into the world of Crafting. But once I began it was an affair of the ....

The post It’s A God-Given Creative Passion appeared first on Musings From The Bungalow.

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March 19, 2020
Delightful Doilies and Linens from the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

A couple of weeks ago, Teri and I (Kara) were able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show. We go there yearly, as it falls right before The Academy of Appliqué. It is a small show, but it usually has a great variety of quilts, and this year was no different. One exhibit in particular became our favorite, as it gave us lots of great ideas for our very large doily collection. This exhibit was created by Nancy S. Breland and was called Exploring Vintage Linens. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Color Progression

Birthday Party

Detail ...

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March 17, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - How To Deal With Coronacation! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, the world is really a different place today than it was last Monday!  So much has changed in just a week.  I don't know about you, but I am feeling a bit overloaded with information (and disinformation and misinformation!) and need to find my center again.

So let's do something different this week, and look at the positive aspects of social distancing (lots more time to do things) and some ways to deal with any stress we may be feeling.  It's still a list, one I've been working on all day as ideas ...

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March 11, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem - Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's been a while since I had the time to post on Scrappy Wednesday, because I've been trying to get my quilt studio organized and set up.  But I've been seeing such a lot of fabulous inspiration on Instagram under the hashtag #scrapquilt that I think it's time to share some of them with you!  

Isn't this a beauty?  I think that it's a Jacob's Ladder variation, and I love the contrast of the darks and lights!

This is such a great way to use up solid scraps, and the small ...

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March 9, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Sunset / Sunrise from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yesterday my sister, Courtney, and I were driving home from visiting another sister, Laura. At the top of an overpass, Courtney exclaimed, "Oh look!" We had a perfect view of one gorgeous sunset. 

I got only a glimpse because I was driving and this particular overpass makes a serious curve away from the setting sun. Nevertheless, I shared a spectacular moment with Courtney. She has dementia, so every lucid moment is important.

As we drove along, she kept looking back and naming the colors in the sky and I enjoyed the few minutes that she was able to verbalize the ...

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March 6, 2020
My interview with Create Whimsy from Art and Quilting in Camden

I was absolutely delighted when Create Whimsy wrote to ask if I’d like to do a Spotlight interview with them–so many people I admire have interviews that you can still see and read. It was even more fun when the Editor, Chardel Blaine, realized that I had taught at a shop she worked at–Quiltworks Northwest in Bellevue, Washington–and we had met about 15 YEARS ago!

Here’s the link to my interview… I hope you enjoy reading the flotsam and jetsam of my life and mind. I opened up a half dozen interviews to review and ...

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Planning Playful Piecing - Off The Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

This week I got an interesting letter from Nancy Hinds.  She will be my teacher during my upcoming vacation at John C. Campbell Folk School.  Last year was my first time there with me learning how to paint silk.  Although the class was great, I realized that all I wanted to do on my vacation was have a low maintenance pretty environment, eat well and sew.  So this year I chose to take the class that would do just that called.. Playful Piecing.  From the description, I knew that it would be lose enough for me to play ...

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March 5, 2020
Artistic Endeavors – Elias Sime from The Snarky Quilter

A just opened exhibit at the Akron Art Museum introduced me to the work of Elias Sime (pronounced SeeMay.) Sime is an Ethiopian artist whose media are colored wires, buttons, carpet tacks, and electronic and computer parts. His work is … Continue reading

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March 2, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: hexagon from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

"23 ideas vintage quilting antiques flowers garden for 2019 #garden #flowers #vintage #quilting

Everything old is new again." Have you heard that cliche'? It seems to be especially true these days with the idea of "farmhouse" decor. Now, I won't get into what real farmhouses used to have (and as I was raised in one and knew many families who lived in a true farm house) but it seems that old stuff is popular stuff. If, that is, the "old stuff" is newly made. Haha. A little confusing, no? To me, the best thing about it all is that the cliche' is sort of true: old things have value again. One ...

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February 23, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Coral from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

★★★★★ #1 Shopping App | 10 million members | 100K 5-star reviews | 100% free.I was at a total loss for this week's SQI. So I decided to let the fates and Pinterest help me out. I chose the number five. Then I opened my Pinterest app and looked at the fifth item on my feed. I got lucky! It's this pretty building. I immediately focused on that coral. So, coral it is. Yes, life can be that easy.

Sponges and coral come from different phyla, which means they have completely different body plans. Additionally, sponges and...

Pantone was seeking authenticity in 2019, and so Living Coral was picked, an immersive color that you’ll find any and everywhere in 2019. |

Chartreuse, Mint, and Coral Color Palette - Sarah Hearts

Pantone Quilt 2019 - Cabin Peaks in Living Coral - Cotton + Joy

South Rim + Pantone Quilt Entry

Little Miss Sawtooth Quilt – #7 – The Coral Romantic Version – Quilt Reveal

How to Use Pantone's Color of the Year, Living Coral, In Your 2019 Products - Craft Industry Alliance

Twinkle and Twine: Finished Quilt: Coral & Yellow Quilt As You Go

 19+ Best Ideas For Cake Layer Quilt Patterns Color Combos

Easy Gingham Coral Quilt Top with Fabric Requirements

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February 22, 2020
Är det jag som plötsligt har vaknat? from Veriquilt

Broderi är verkligen inne! Överallt ser jag små broderier, alla talar om det och många av mina vänner, även icke-kviltare, berättar att de börjat sy små stygn. Har detta pågått länge, är så att jag plötsligt har börjat att se? I många år har jag hållit broderi ifrån mig med fast beslutsamhet, detta är inget för mig. Jag minns fröken Blidberg med en rysning, mitt örngott som befann sig på drift och hittades hos vaktmästaren, en solkig början på ett hålsömsbroderi.

Det började så smått med att jag stygnsatte lite kviltar, resultatet blev över förväntan och jag gjorde små broderier ...

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February 21, 2020
A Walk Through History on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

The View from Blasco Library, Erie PA on Wednesday

Sometimes projects are straight forward.   Others....well they're not.  Of course,  I've landed myself into the later.  I normally like my projects orderly and organized.  Not this one .... nope, I've just begun and its gotten totally out of hand.

I spent my day off this week at our amazing Blasco Library.  I thought I would just stop quick and find a couple of cool headlines to go into my piece.  The next thing you know, I have a box of 35 mm film reels reading a the ...

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February 17, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Tee Shirts from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've had several friends ask me about the tee shirt quilts that I've made. That got me thinking about layouts, so I thought I'd share a few with you. This first one is probably the easiest one to use because you can cut all the tees the same size.
Cara's T-shirt quilt.

24 super ideas for t-shirt quilt layout ideas

KeepsakeSewing: T-shirt Quilt - I Arted Shirt - Ideas of I Arted Shirt #artedshirts - KeepsakeSewing: T-shirt Quilt

Tshirt quilt tutorials!!! I started mine (Mizzou, too, how funny!) a long time ago, but was only going to sew shirt squares together... I'm SO glad I kept my scraps, because this one looks SO much cooler!! I can't wait to get working on it! :D

21 Ideas T-shirt Quilt Ideas Layout Squares #tshirt

tshirt quilt idea - never seen one on the diagonal like this. Much better!.

Jersey t-shirt quilts made from 9 to 49 tees. Memory T shirt

49+ Ideas T-shirt Quilt Layout Design For 2019

has some info on working with irregular shapes

As you can see, making a tee-shirt can be quite creative. If the goal is to get as many tees as possible into the quilt, this last one is a good way to go--cut the designs as small as you can and play with placement to get everything ...

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February 12, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I am excited to tell you that I finished my first quilt top in the new house (with a LOT of help from my friends!) and it is a scrappy beauty!

It's a traditional signature block (5" squares with 2.5" snowball corners on the diagonals) and isn't that border great?  It's amazing what you can find when you dig through stash!  This quilt came together last Saturday morning when the quilt ministry ladies met as we cranked out the signature blocks right and left.  I drew the task of assembling the blocks into a ...

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February 10, 2020
A Delicate Twist: Ballerina Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Welcome, fabric friends! 

Who’s ready to start the year with fresh, new fabric? I’m delighted to be showing you our first fusion collection release of 2020, called Ballerina Fusion! This is a new Fusion collection from AGF, meaning we grab a couple of prints from your favorite designers, and then we recolor them to create a new exciting group. Crazy to think how much a color palette can change how you feel. I personally really enjoy this collection because of its soft neutral colors and minimal prints. It makes me want to dip more into my feminine side ...

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February 9, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 How about some spiritual inspiration? I found these and pinned them to my "graphic sign decor emblem words inspiration" board. Note: you will not find any derogatory, crude, or foul language on any of my boards, including this one. What is inappropriate in my Godly life, I do not allow in my life.

               AA Serenity Prayer Inspirational SIGN by WeHaveAGreatNotion

This is a wood pallet sign that measures either 16 x 16 or 24 x 24. The background is painted White. Wording is Black.  I will handpaint, sand for a distressed/shabby chic/vintage look and seal the piece.  The back is left unfinished and comes ready to hang with sawtooth hanger.  When you place your order, be sure to specify: *Names (if desired) *Date (if desired)  Thanks so much for looking & I hope to be able to make this special piece for you

Large Wood Sign - A House is made of Bricks and Beams, A Home is made of Love and Dreams - Subway Sign

FAITH Sign/It Does Not Make Things Easy/It by TheGingerbreadShoppe, $24.95

AND I THINK TO MYSELF WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Sign Size: 25 x 10 (may vary by up to 1/2) Background: Antique White Lettering: Charcoal Gray Frame: Farmhouse Walnut Back: unfinished wood Turnaround Time: Please See Shop Announcement This is a 100% hand painted and distressed

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February 7, 2020
Ideas Lab on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

You know I'm never really short of ideas.  They seem to pop into my head all the time.  The problem is that they tend to pop right out.  I know that sounds strange but life is loud and it can drown out the ideas.  Not to mention, was that idea really any good anyways??

I know you know what I finally get  some creative time....there's a quiet studio ...all clean... filled with all the wonderful fabric and goodies you got over Christmas ... and you got nothing.  So you start looking for inspiration ... you jot down ...

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February 6, 2020
More Artistic Endeavors from The Snarky Quilter

I had to bring back this feature for a one day stand when I came across the following websites. Besides I haven’t done much sewing because of a long lasting cold. Eye candy is more fun than reviews of cold … Continue reading

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