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May 18, 2018
From roses to coasters from Stitchin' Therapy

   A week of rain brought the blooms out.  This is one...just one...cluster of blooms on the small heirloom rose shrub by the back porch.  There are probably 200 buds/blooms on it right now.  Very lightly scented and just perfect to enjoy inside. 

   With all the rain, I have not gotten a lot done....rain equals pain.  So I have worked in spurts and short bits to get anything accomplished. 

  Sir Old Man took me to quilt guild this week.  We had a great program by Joyce Walton and her quilting journey.  She does some traditional work, and ...

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Inspiration From Life from Humble Quilts

At every turn there was a ruin but also quilt inspiration in Italy!
Here are a few photos I'm mulling around for inspiration for my "Italy" quilt.

The next few photos were from the Vatican floor. 

A random building in Florence. 
Isn't that building adorable??

From our balcony in Manarola.

Our Airbnb in Rome. 

Natures color combinations always work!

 Look at the wine bottle label? That's got to be in indication of the fantastic trip ahead. (and it was!)

My Instagram feed for the week.

Make it a wonderful weekend!

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Vacation Inspiration - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Once again, I'd like to apologize for messing up the link up last Friday.  You'd think that after nearly 300  times of doing it I could do it in my sleep.  In fact, there have been weeks that I HAVE done it in my sleep - grin.  But still let me tell you, Disney World wiped me out.

An Average WDW Day
That all said, we had a great time.  There was so much to see and do and eat and hear. . .well there was SO MUCH.  Included in there was inspiration.  Now this time I promised myself I ...

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May 17, 2018
Ocean Waves Quilt Guild from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching at the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild in Lewes, Delaware! I even got to cross the Chesapeake Bay on the way- although it was very foggy </p>
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May 14, 2018
Bauhaus Quilt - Patchwork Professional 2/2018 from Quiltmanufaktur

Seit vergangener Woche ist das neue Patchwork Professional auf dem Markt und daher kann ich jetzt auch mein Projekt, den Bauhaus Quilt zeigen, für den es in diesem Magazin eine Anleitung zum Nacharbeiten gibt.

Im vergangenen Herbst sprach mich Dorothee Crane vom Patchwork Professional an, ob ich Lust hätte, einen Quilt einmal rund um eine Stoffkollektion zu gestalten. Wer mich kennt, weiß, dass ich eigentlich Stoffe nur nach Geschmack und passend zu meinen weiteren Stoffen im Geschäft aussuche und entsprechend selten (oder eigentlich gar nie) ganze Kollektionen ordere. Ich bin sozusagen ein Stoffpicker.... Manche Kunden von mir verzweifeln daran ;-)

Das ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Wedding Rings from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This engagement ring, which has 103,900 saves on Pinterest, is officially the site's most popular. It has a rose gold band and was custom-designed by its owner, Sylvia BilloneI've had reason to think about wedding rings lately. A friend's daughter recently married. Someone else recently became engaged. We wonder why a particular couple has yet to make the big announcement. You know, the stuff of small towns: everyone's business is everyone's business. (I just thought of that little truism.)  Especially weddings and engagements and such. 

27 Simple Engagement Rings For Girls Who Love Classic ❤️ simple engagement rings oval cut diamond rose gold solitaire ❤️ See more: #wedding #bride #engagementrings

14K White Gold Pave Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring /

Wedding rings come to mind at this time of the year and it occurred to me that we should look at how wedding rings have inspired quilts. Ahh, we must remedy this with a few wedding rings...

Top 10 Twisted Shank Engagement Rings: The halo match made in heaven

And a ...

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May 9, 2018
Rediscover your childish imagination from Asianartandquilt's Blog

The stuff of fairy tales. Rediscover the world of childish imagination.

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May 7, 2018
Artistic Endeavors – Art Forms of Nature from The Snarky Quilter

When I came across Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur plates published in 1904 I felt such an affinity for all the curves. According to Wikipedia, Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, … Continue reading

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May 5, 2018
Kanske börjar det lossna? from Veriquilt

Jag har vandrat in och ut ur syrummet, lyft på tygpackar, letat scraps, använt designvägg och skissbok men inspirationen har saknats. Nu har jag i alla fall tryckt några handfärgade tyger i blåviolett som jag kommer att använda i en Art Quilt.     

Tankar och idéer #1
Till en annan kvilt använder jag dels isfärgat tyg, dels ett tyg som jag har bearbetat med Discharge Paste, jag kommer också att lägga in lite applikation av siden. Har också en så jättegullig katt som jag försöker finna ett hem till i form av applikation, eller så får det bli något annat, det ...

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May 3, 2018
Our favourite latch hook tutorials and inspiration from The Village Haberdashery

Guys, latch hook. It feels like it’s everywhere right now and it’s so cool! Modern, colourful, edgy, organic – were seeing so much inspiring stuff that goes way behind the latch hook cat rug kit I worked on for ages as a kid. Plus this is such an accessible craft – you can get started with zero skills and only a few supplies. All you need is a latch hook tool, rug canvas and any yarn you have on hand (or grab our precut packs). We created a section for latch hook supplies in the shop to make it easy ...

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May 2, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, I may have a scrap problem, but I haven't done much to alleviate it this week!  I did cut up some leftovers from a current project this afternoon, but other than that I haven't done anything scrappy in a week.  I kind of miss it!  But in the absence of anything scrappy of my own, I thought I'd share some scrappy inspiration I've seen lately on social media....

Look at this wonderful wedge quilt!  What a great use for string scraps....

And here's an idea for my little HSTs....

Sometimes simple is ...

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April 27, 2018
Lisa, Lisa, Where Are You? from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I realize that I have been MIA, but for good reason as it all pertains to my love of quilting.  Numerous commitments have kept me on the go; trust me even my husband thinks I’ve disappeared!  First up was MQX (Machine Quilter’s Expo) in New Hampshire.  I love attending this show, it holds a special place in my heart since it was my first teaching gig way back in 2006.  I get such an overwhelming sense of nostalgia when I walk through the doors of this arena.

The word “amazing” doesn’t come close to describing this show ...

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Free Rainbow Orbit embroidery pattern from Mandalas to Embroider by Carina Envoldsen-Harris! from The Village Haberdashery

We are so excited to have our embroidery teacher Carina Envoldsen-Harris on The Daily Stitch today to share a project from her new book, Mandalas to Embroider!

Mandalas to Embroider by Carina Envoldsen-Harris from Polka and Bloom

In this gorgeous book, Carina has carefully created 24 exquisite, meditative mandalas that will delight and inspire anyone who loves embroidery and making beautiful things. With Carina’s guidance you’ll learn to embroider 12 large and 12 small mandalas, using just 10 stitches, Following the delicate patterns in these stunning motifs will help soothe your mind and treat yourself to some tranquility.

Carina and the lovely people at Search Press have a ...

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April 26, 2018
Unexpected Inspiration! from Val's Quilting Studio

My friend texted me these pictures the other night of her boyfriend finishing his t-shirt quilt!
I guess it took him a few hours to get the "perfect" layout. (If he only knew I leave mine on the design way for a week...or more!) He has a genuine eye for quilting as his balance of colors and design turned out  "just right" if you ask me.

Like most of his, he found sewing the rows together a bit tedious, yet I couldn't help but be inspired by his creativity and desire to learn something new.  
I hope ...

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How to Use Glitter Thread from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

 I just have a quick moment to catch you up on the new piece.  And yes, I decided on Glitter thread to quilt the side panels and all those crazy lines. I liked the shine, but for some reason it was breaking frequently- more than it should. I had my top tension loose. I used a #14 Topstitch needle and I went slowly. Still breaking. Then I remembered that this thread is wound horizontally. Why does that matter- how it’s wound? Because ...

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April 23, 2018
The 100 Day Project Days 16-20 from Quilty Therapy

The 100 Day Project days 16-20.  With today’s post this project is 1/5 of the way done.  It’s been refreshing to look at positivity during the day.  It’s making the practice easier. Day 16 – April 18th, 2018 Maybe you have seen this.  Maybe you have not.  I found this video awesome.  She learned a […]

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Artistic Endeavors – Capturing Light from The Snarky Quilter

There’s an inherent contradiction between the permanence of a painting and the fleeting quality of light. Yet painters have been obsessed with capturing light for centuries. Monet’s paintings of Rouen Cathedral are a prime example. I thought of these paintings … Continue reading

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April 20, 2018
Scrappy Half Square Triangles Quilt with Negative Space from Quilty Therapy

Earlier this week I talked about how this project got started.  So let’s dig into how the final product came to be. Layout In my retreat bag I stuffed a number of projects and a few Kona solids.  You can’t go wrong with white and shades of gray.  I had some gray scraps that I […]

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April 19, 2018
But I'm not a pink person! from Marty's Fiber Musings

And I never said you were!  However, often times pink is just the right flair, especially in quilt making. 

improv to the 9-patch.....a workshop

I had the most fun opportunity to teach two improvisational patchwork piecing workshops for Red River Quilters in Shreveport this past weekend.  I took a lot of my scraps for the workshop participants to enjoy and while auditioning different fabric possibilities in an improv patchwork manner, one particular fabric was rejected because "I'm not a pink person!"  And I'm not green either!! BUT, what if green was never incorporated into my quilts.  Just imagine a landscape quilt without green ...

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April 16, 2018
Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Feature - City Lights Quilt from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Everyone, 

Have you seen  Love Patchwork & Quilting's new look? Their new cover layout is so fresh and modern and we always can't wait to dive into the newest issue as soon as it arrives. Issue 59 is their latest issue and we are so honored to have one of our quilt designs featuring City Loft Fusions displayed on the cover! The power of strip piecing comes to life in the City Lights quilt pattern! In this striking geometric quilt design we played around with large strip pieced 20 1/2" blocks, sewing them together to form amazing ...

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