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August 23, 2019
It's not that Transparent on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre





Okay, its official.  I have completely lost my mind!  I know that people told me it was going to happen but I thought....No Way!!!  Not me!!...Well, I was wrong.  Can you believe, that after all this time, I completely forgot to post Off the Wall Friday?!?  The kicker is that I didn't think of it till Saturday morning right about the time Margaret Blank messaged to check on me!  We had a  totally unexpected house guest and it through everything off.  Anyways...I apologize!!

 Tang Kwok-hin



Ever since I left Quilting by the Lake, I have been ...

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August 22, 2019
Pin It Weekly #291 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Say hello to the three newest followers to Fleur de Lis Quilts on Pinterest! First up, Fiona Smith has 150 quilt pins, but her "Christmas stuff" board is just too cute. 

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Gift tags

Patchwork StarsFREE pattern download - KNIT - Jolly Santa Knit Basket ~ intermediate level ~ measures about 14" diameter x 13" tall (35.5cm x 33 cm), measured with basket sitting upright on a flat surface.

Fabric Star Ornament Tutorial - Betz White

Kristin Watson is our second pinner. I really like her "Sunday School Crafts" board.

DIY Fingerprint Singing Angel Craft For Kids35 Easter Crafts for Kids - Fun DIY Ideas for Kid-Friendly Easter Activities - Country Living

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And thirdly, Becky Harkey's "Half Baked" is basically a liquor-infused board. I'm not a drinker, but I'd be willing to taste these. Just look how pretty!

Coffee ice cubes, Bailey's, vanilla vodka by oldroseWant to know the secret to the perfect Bloody Mary? Use this Bloody Mary Vodka Infusion. This recipe is made with an assortment of flavorful vegetables and herbs that will make your next Bloody Mary the best one ever!

drunken cherries

Pineapple Coconut Mojito - Pretty Cocktails To Make This Mother's Day - PhotosThis drink with it��s rich, plum color and sweet, bright flavor is a beautiful addition to your summer table. Easy directions to make an Earl Grey Vodka Spritzer cocktail or an Iced Blackberry Earl Grey Tea Latte.

Happy pinning, all. 

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keith haring wholecloth quilt (in progress) from Charm About You


This month's Aurifil Artisan challenge was to make a wholecloth quilt. I was sent fabric and thread to work with and given free reign to create. There were a few ideas swimming around my head but when we went to the Keith Haring exhibition in Liverpool recently I couldn't resist doing hand quilting inspired by his designs.


This is an incredibly playfully stitched project and there are elements I absolutely love and also some lessons learned.

I was sent solid fabric in the colour Haze, Painter's Palette Solids by Paintbrush Studio. It's one of their 2019 ...

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August 19, 2019
Swimming Pool Art from The Snarky Quilter

How could I not like a swimming pool that was also a work of art, AND looked like an art quilt? Bizarrely, this pool is outside Edinburgh, Scotland; not in Spain, Portugal or southern France. It’s at an outdoor sculpture … Continue reading

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Art Nouveau from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

After taking a look at Art Deco last week, I became curious about Art Nouveau. "What's the difference?" kept entering my mind. So I did a little research. 

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Turns out I'm addressing them backwards: Art Nouveau (new art) is the earlier style and is more naturalistic. That should have been last week's inspiration.
The Finest Examples of Art Nouveau Architecture in Central Europe
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My mnemonic: First, art is "nouveau," (pronounced new-voe) and natural; it includes shapes from nature such as leaves, arcs, ferns. 

Clocks – Decor :     German Art Nouveau table clock, Stock Company for Uhrenfabrikation Lenzkirch, Black Forest    -Read More –
Note the arcs, parabolas,
and flower stamens
Then, it decorates and styles a space, including sleek ...

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August 11, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: art deco from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Taking its inspiration from the Roaring Twenties and the decadent tastemakers of the jazz age the bold DECO MARTINI graphic print brings art deco opulence to your interior with exquisite colours of Arsenic greens. Classic has never looked so iconic. Order a sample • Print method: Digital. Hanging method: Paste the wall - no decorating table or pre-cutting needed!At our modern guild meeting, we discussed art deco, what it means and looks like, and how it influences the modern quilt movement. 

Art Deco uses bold design, clean lines, colors and patterns to create geometric shapes. It was most popular from the early 1910s through both world wars and fading from fashion in the beginnings of the 1950s. Intense color, line and shape are characteristic of art deco.


A Fine Art High Definition Vintage 1920 Art Deco Beautiful Flapper Poster Print • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. Find your thing.

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ART déco dans les coins des cliparts par MNINEdesigns * Idéal pour une utilisation sur les cartes de vœux, des invitations, des projets imprimables, paquets de fête. papier craft, invitations personnalisées, scrapbooking digital, arrière-plans pour blogs / albums photos / albums et #artideas



1930s Art Deco Curio Cabinet #ArtDecoSuch a cool combo of geometric elements.



1930s-inspired quilts, some meet the art deco design description. 

Heres a quick repost of the finished Touching Star Quilt as requested. This version is a close reproduction of the original 1930s Quilt we found in Massachusetts the pink is almost identical. We have used lots of vintage feed sack reproduction fabrics and a little Liberty lawn. We managed to get more of the pink background fabric so if you want some let us know. The pattern includes the template and is $28.95 we can ship worldwide let us know your state country zip code and we can provide a post

Stunning Vintage 1930s QUILT Rare Spectaucular Pattern & Never UsedThis is Linda’s Dresden Plate quilt and it is made with reproduction fabrics. This will be a wedding gift for her granddaughter who loves vintage things so this will be the perfect gift!

Not one but two.

Baby Girl Quilt- Feed sack Baby Quilt- Granny Chic Baby Bedding- Granny Chic Nursery-Classic NurseryVintage Rare Fan Quilt Antique Estate Find Floyd Country VA 1940s

1800s Quilts | Antique 1800s Log Cabin Quilt Calico Indigo Blue Turkey Red Mourning ...

Cute Hexie/Dresden designTwo Happy Bed and Baby Quilt Pattern


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August 9, 2019
Kvinnor i konsten from Veriquilt

På Uppsala konstmuseum visas just nu en utställning av Monia Westin, textilkonstnär från Uppsala som är representerad på bl a Nationalmuseum och Röhsska museet. Vackra gobelängvävar i underbara färger, bl a "Grön blomma till Matisse" som visas på den länkade sidan. Hon börjar ofta sina arbeten med en teckning som hon sedan drar upp i storlek, där visades fyra blyertsteckningar som var helt fantastiska! Några tavlor sydda i silke visades också, de var ca 30 x 40 cm och mycket fint monterade på linneklädd pannå.

Detalj av montering på linneväv
Bortglömda kvinnor i konsten är i ropet nu. I  Bror ...

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August 7, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration Time! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Summer is hard upon us here in Tennessee - soaring temperatures make it easy to stay inside and sew!  I haven't had much time for scrappy sewing lately, but I have been finishing off some UFOs that are hanging around.  I have been seeing some beautiful inspiration on Instagram, though, and maybe that will kickstart some scrappy sewing again!  


Apparently these blocks are addictive - this poster has two different quilts started!  Love those tiny squares...


Can you believe this was her first scrappy quilt?  Great design!


An interesting treatment for a plain scrappy charm quilt!  The dresden butterflies ...

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August 6, 2019
Start With the Foundation and Then I'll Work My Way Into the Details from Quilty Folk

I finally dove into applique prep like I've been threatening to do for weeks now. The brand new project, inspired by the fabulously creative Jane Ormes, was a dig-deep-and-see-how-seriously-you-want-to-do-this type of project. Jane had responded very kindly to my request, to try and interpret one of her prints into a quilt, which honestly kind of shocked me.

Freezer paper templates ready to go
I figured it would be an 'Absolutely Not! How about a restraining order?', but no, she was very, very nice about it and even thanked me for asking! This particular print, 'Elephantjunglematissetypething!' might seem like an ...

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August 4, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: SHOES from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Crocs Classic Clog - Ice Blue ClogsRichard is right now having a fit over a pair of shoes that a granddaughter "borrowed" to run to town. She didn't want to wear her heels, so she slipped into his crocs. You don't imagine she asked permission, do you? I told her no, but well, the granddaughter is Jolie. The struggle is real, y'all. 


So shoes...

Crocs will outsource its manufacturing and close some unsuccessful stores

First, there are many paper-pieced shoe blocks available on Pinterest.
100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag | Quilty Pleasures Blog (I WANT SHOES FOR EVERY SEASON)

Paper Pieced Converse Shoes by Quiet Play Pattern on Craftsy I've always wanted a shoe quilt...

I am busy with a few projects. All with paper pieced blocks. The mad cow family project, my shoe quilt project and mini quilts with chin...

And there are many quilts about shoes or with shoes on them and a few shoes that are of the odd variety. See what I mean...

Halloween quilt - i have the pattern, want to do a wallhanging. If you do this in reds and greens they look like elves shoes.

Flip-Flop Quilt made for my Granddaughter

cowboy boot quilt pattern and tutorial.  Cowboy, Cowgirl, Horse, Horses, Westerncute boots for a cowgirl born in texas!


I Love My All Stars Digital Pattern



“I Love Shoes!” a row-robin quilt by Karen and Martingale staffers.  The rows contain hats, lipstick, purses, hankies, flip flops and high heeled shoes made in a line of fabric featuring shoesNever Enough Shoes quilt pattern.

Shoe Quilt - 3 please!! one for mom, one for wendy, and one for cheryl!!!!!!!! thx!

I'm off ...

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August 3, 2019
Summer Color...Inspiration from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is the time of year that I get so much

COLOR inspiration !



Pink Coneflower





When I walk out the front door,

I am greeted with a punch of color !





Pink Petunias





Star Lily




 Star Lily....Close Up View





Gerber Daisy




Over by the Thread Shed:


Pink Coneflowers











On the side of the Thread Shed:


Hollyhocks




 Hollyhocks...Close up View



In the Back Yard:


Pink and Yellow Dahlia





Gladiolas





Dinner Plate Dahlias...




The blooms are the size of a dinner plate 

for sure !





I spray paint metal bed frames

and use them as flower fencing.



The summer flowers have inspired ...

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August 1, 2019
A Debut Collection by Alexandra Bordallo: Dew + Moss from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 

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Have you ever visited and explored a forest? There's no other feeling like being in this unique, natural environment! Being surrounded by so much greenery, the stillness, the fresh, invigorating smell of the trees, and unexpectedly discovering cute animals, bugs, as well as cute mushrooms, plants or flowers. It's definitely a place to decompress, discover, and let your curiosity and wanderlust guide you. 

Making her debut with a collection, our newest designer Alexandra Bordallo takes you into a whimsical forest with “DEW + MOSS!” These prints are filled with little gnomes, fireflies, and florals that were inspired by wandering ...

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July 30, 2019
Enjoying The Great Outdoors with Mister Domestic's "Catch & Release" Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Mister Domestic takes us to the great outdoors with his newest collection, "Catch & Release." Inspired by trips with his family to their favorite fishing spots in Oregon, he captures the spirit of relaxing and unwinding in nature with these 12 prints. 

Catch & Release is a whimsy collection that’s for those who enjoy disconnecting and being present in the moment. From swirling, schools of fish to gorgeous mountain scenery, these prints are perfect for creating fishing-inspired quilts, weekender bags, plushies, or even fishing gear for all ages.

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In this collection, you'll discover schools of cute fish, paddles, ladybugs, a ...

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.....and then insanity follows from Marty's Fiber Musings



Admitting time....that the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) is just about to drive me into insanity.  It wasn't the first finish that did it, Chic Diamonds Pattern #415 done up in my favorite barn and turkey reds...actually the back side of reds in the grunge collection.











































 nor even the second - A Gaggle Battle out of One Wonderful Curve 12 Contemporary Quilts.






























but, yesterday after spending the day prepping a project to sew at our annual "Five O'Clock Quilters" retreat this upcoming weekend, the notion that I'm crazy about this ruler was set ...

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July 29, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: egg shapes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Sometimes I look at an item and see a quilt. And sometimes I look at a quilt and see an object that probably is not meant by the maker. The first is a possible idea for a future quilt. The second is probably odd. Regardless, this inspiration comes from a quilt and manifested itself into an SQI. Or something like that.



It's no summer cookout without deviled eggs, and this patriotic batch will be a huge hit at your 4th of July celebration. #4thofjuly #4thofjulyideas #4thofjulyparty #4thofjulyfood #4thofjulyrecipes #fourthofjuly #fourthofjulyfood #summerrecipesDeviled eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolk is mixed with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. A little sprinkle of paprika on top helps make these the best deviled eggs recipe.

So are you curious what kind of quilts might be deviled eggs incognito? Quite often they're modern, artsy, and colorful.

Seeds and Sun by J Luckhurst

Eccentric Concentrics Quilt - The Quilters Applique Workshop. Stunning applique art quilt by Kevin Kosbab.


Carbonated by Carolina Patchworks

Crop Circles #Quilt

Quilts

by Elizabeth Hartman, from her Modern Patchwork book

Modern Shapes Quilt

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quilts

Festival de couleurs | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

These quilts and over 600 others (though not devil egg incognito) are in the modern section of my ...

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July 25, 2019
Pin It Weekly #287 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hey folks! Happy weekly! Meet some new followers with amazing boards. Irene Borjas, for example, has a DIY obsession, which means many boards with DIY ideas. How do you like this one called corazones, Spanish for hearts? 


Cómo hacer un corazón de tela – Gineceo39 Amigurumis (Patrones en español)



Another DIY guru is Annatjie von Staden. Why don't we just jump to her "creative ideas" board? Don't you want to see more of this?
These, my dears, are made with utensils. Are you wowed yet?
15 Junk Silver Spoon and Flatware CraftsFork??? might have to make a few of these.

But there are many other ideas on this board, so....
5 pointed origami star - step by step instructions

Solar Mason Jar Lights | DIY outdoor solar lights | Upcycled mason jar solar lights | How to drill glass easily | How to easily drill ceramic | DIY outdoor solar sconces from mason jars | DIY outdoor sconces | DIY Porch lighting | Repurposed mason jars | #TheNavagePatch #DIY #SolarLights #MasonJars #easydiy #masonjarlights #Lighting #Upcycled # Repurposed #HowTo #CurbAppeal #Porchdecor #farmhouse #farmhousestyle | TheNavagePatch.comEasy kid craft -n o-sew sock animal

Finally this board is so unusual that I have to share: "Ideas for someone who ...

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July 21, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Quilty 365 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Be inspired by my "Quilty 365" board! There are over 100 pins of circle blocks, tops, and quilts, all part of the Quilty 365 challenge. I jumped in well after it started, but was still able to make enough blocks for a large quilt. Can you believe that these were made in 2016-17? Has it really been that long?


"The Quarry," my version of the Quilty 365 project quilted completely in circles (pebbles). It was a constant reminder of a quarry that we saw on vacation in 2015.
The Quarry, my quilt
2017 finishes   Half a Year           Quiet Quilt        At the Edge        2016 finishes   Scrappy 2        Walls           Build Me a Wall...
from Kaja of Sew Slowly blog
made by Carol in Oregon, shared by Audrey of Quilty Folk blog
crazy mom quilts
From Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts blog,
which she no longer maintains. Find her on Instagram.
smazoochie: Quilty 196
http://smazoochie ...

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July 18, 2019
Pin It Weekly #286 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy weekly! Did you know that you can send messages and pins to other people? I haven't really taken advantage of that feature, but A. Moreno has. She sent me this funny poster about aging:

Getting older

I think that deserves a bit of recognition. So here are some pins from her "desserts" board. After all, isn't dessert just a fun as funny? 
Do Nothing Tornado CakeLemon Blueberry Bread is dotted with plump blueberries and topped with a sweet glaze to cut through the tartness of the fresh lemon juice. #berlyskitchen


Raspberry Cheesecake Coffee Cake RECIPE YUM

Fluffy and delicious, these Baked Blueberry Donuts are super easy to prepare.  Topped with a simple Lemon Glaze with flecks of fresh lemon zest, these baked donuts make for one yummy treat! #bakeddonuts #donuts #blueberrydonuts #lemonglaze #easydonutrecipeCream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake Recipe: viel weniger Zucker, viel weniger Salz, viel weniger Vanille und er wäre perfekt;o) hab ihn gemacht...

Michelle Anderson is my newest follower. She's just getting started, but I'll bet she'd love a visit and maybe a follow! These pretties are from her "DIY and crafts" board.

DIY Bed Pillow Cases: 3 sizes and 3 different styles (including the "burrito" method) | via Make It and Love It

How cute is this DIY Sewing Machine Cover?!? I want to make one! She even lists tips to make your own cover. I love to sew. I need to make this.cute vintage apron

Parvaneh Nikoo has an ...

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Work To Crow About from The Snarky Quilter

For almost all my quilting life I’ve been in awe of Nancy Crow’s contemporary quilts. I use that term as she dislikes the term art quilter. “I don’t want that term anywhere near me,” the artist [said in a recent … Continue reading

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July 16, 2019
Fall/Winter 2019 AGF New Fabric Collections Preview from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers - 

It’s that time of the year again where we get to share with you a PREVIEW of our NEW AGF COLLECTIONS for Fall/Winter 2019!

With this round of collections, there's definitely a lot of amazing storytelling involved in each line. You'll get to see a glimpse of what's new from designers like Maureen Cracknell, Jessica Swift, Sharon Holland, Mister Domestic, Katarina Roccella and AGF Studio. With these collections, you'll also discover lots of different places around the world..like the ocean, an African grassland, an English countryside, the midwest prairie, and an ...

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