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September 17, 2020
Pin It Weekly #332 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 It's Weekly time! Here's hoping that you're having a fabulous week. I've been crafting. That's all. Crafting. And enjoying every minute. I thought I'd share some of the ideas that I've been toying with. I haven't made them all, but I'm hoping that the next week or so will see most of them complete. 

I really want to paint a mason jar!



 Who doesn't love wooden candy corn?!
 

And because I've gone a little crazy with the door hangers. 




 Hopefully I'll finish the door hangers that are waiting ...

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September 15, 2020
You Can Thank My Mother & A Special Offer! from Where Art & Life Meet

I know you cannot wait to see what little tidbit of joy my mother sent me, but first things first… I cut my hair with my trusty 10″ Kai Fabric Scissors. I know this rates really low on the important things to announce scale, but this was a first for me, and since I cut… Continue reading You Can Thank My Mother & A Special Offer!

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September 13, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: SUNRISE / SUNSET from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Sunrises and sunsets, when I get to see them in person, remind me of the beauty of individuality. Every one is stunningly beautiful and stunningly different. In fact, I've been on my way home, seen a gorgeous sunset out of my windshield, and pulled over several times to take pictures of the same sunset. 

One time, while driving across the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge the sunset looked like it could not get any better, so I pulled over in Lobdell to take a photo. Then on Hwy. 190, it changes before my eyes--every few minutes the colors become ...

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September 12, 2020
Social Media Resources from Essie's Quilts

After getting multiple questions from folks, I came to realize that not everyone is aware of the rich array of social media resources available to Handi Quilter owners and those interested in Handi Quilter. So this week I’m going to let you know what’s out there and where you can find it.

YouTube

Go to https://www.YouTube.com/HandiQuilter . You will see hundreds of videos on just about every Handi Quilter topic you can think of. Click on the Subscribe button and you’ll join 42,000 other quilting enthusiasts who watch these videos. Click on the ...

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Social Media Resources from Gwen's Quilts

After getting multiple questions from folks, I came to realize that not everyone is aware of the rich array of social media resources available to Handi Quilter owners and those interested in Handi Quilter. So this week I’m going to let you know what’s out there and where you can find it.

YouTube

Go to https://www.YouTube.com/HandiQuilter . You will see hundreds of videos on just about every Handi Quilter topic you can think of. Click on the Subscribe button and you’ll join 42,000 other quilting enthusiasts who watch these videos. Click on the ...

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September 11, 2020
Pin It Weekly #331 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 Happy Weekly! Let's meet a couple of followers, okay? The first one is Ana Victoria and her board called "Diseños que me inspiran," which translates to "Designs that inspire me." How apropos is that?







Hello to Lorena Pazos. She doesn't have many followers, but she's got some beautifully inspiring boards. Here's one for Christmas.





And lastly, Marie LeBlanc (that's a South Louisiana name!) I'm pretty sure she is from La. just because I've look over her boards. But! She has one on immigration. Isn't that an unusual topic? Let's take a ...

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September 9, 2020
Holiday Sewing with Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Have you started sewing for the Holiday’s yet? With just a few short weeks of Summer left Fall is coming quicker than we think. This morning it was in the lower 50s in Minnesota and I already started unpacking my winter clothes! In a matter of days department stores will have their holiday decor set up and we will already be thinking of people on our gift giving list! As makers we make more then we buy present, or at least we try too!  So to avoid stressful sewing and all nighters getting a quilt finished in ...

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September 7, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Coffee and Tea from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Mello Joy Between Roast 

16 oz. Ground Dark Roast Coffee

Black Tea | Lipton

Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory - 15 oz. 12-Pack

 Here in Louisiana, we are all about hot coffee and ice tea. Community Coffee is the ONLY one we drink here in Avoyelles Parish--it's a Louisiana product, after all. 

However, there are others. Cafe du Monde, for example from the famous NOLA French Quarter market. And then Mello Joy coffee which you can easily find in the Lafayette area. 

As far as tea goes, there's only one that's passable in the Marcotte clan--Lipton. It has to be sweet, ice cold and served with a real glass (made of glass as opposed to plastic) filled with ice. Yeah ...

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September 2, 2020
Pin It Weekly # 330 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

CHRISTIAN  HETZEL

The weather has been quite blue/blah and gray/icky since the hurricane. We absolutely can't trust the sky. However, the temperatures make up for that. We absolutely CAN trust the temps. 

Hand Painted Oil Painting Abstract Indigo Wall with Stretched Frame 7 Wall Arts® – CAD $ 119.53

So I've been feeling a little gray and blah. I did load a quilt top on the long-arm and I've gotten in the groove. I had forgotten I had this top. It was in the bin waiting a turn. Apparently, there's no rhyme or reason to taking turns in my world. This is neither the oldest or the newest in the bin. So... 

ANA ELISA BENAVENT   Green Rust

But ...

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August 31, 2020
Good Vibes Quilts in the Wild – Quilts Made from by My Friends from Christa Quilts

It’s been exciting to see Good Vibes turning up in other people’s projects! One of the best parts of fabric design is discovering what others make with my prints from Benartex. I’m happy to feature several of those projects today.

Propeller by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting

Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting  used the Slippin’ Slide print in all four colors for her propellers, nicely accented by the Gumballs prints in the corners. I like the secondary design formed by the Gumballs at the center—it’s another propeller!

Sherry took full advantage of the ...

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August 29, 2020
Quilting For a Special Little Boy from Essie's Quilts

Jeresther Thorpe, And I Quilt personality, Principal, Mom, and Quilter, joins us again this week with her story of quilting for a special little boy. She shared a couple of weeks ago just what quilting means to her and what she gets from quilting. Sometimes we are called to do something hard, something big, something important. Quilters have what it takes! Here is Jeresther’s story:

Quilting For a Special Little Boy

As I shared, I find healing, peace, joy, celebration, and life in quilting, which is why most of my quilting (completed quilts) are done and gifted to others ...

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Quilting For a Special Little Boy from Gwen's Quilts

Jeresther Thorpe, And I Quilt personality, Principal, Mom, and Quilter, joins us again this week with her story of quilting for a special little boy. She shared a couple of weeks ago just what quilting means to her and what she gets from quilting. Sometimes we are called to do something hard, something big, something important. Quilters have what it takes! Here is Jeresther’s story:

Quilting For a Special Little Boy

As I shared, I find healing, peace, joy, celebration, and life in quilting, which is why most of my quilting (completed quilts) are done and gifted to others ...

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August 25, 2020
Pin It Weekly #329 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 Fleur de Lis Quilts has reached 11,000 followers! Birds of a feather, right? Okay, that's my segue into showing a few bird pins before showing some of the quilts I pinned this week.

© All Rights Reserved  Black-Capped Chickadee taken in Langley, BC Canada


Chickadee by Casper Storm on Capture Minnesota // Chickadee, plain and simple. One more...



Interview with Modern Quilting Duo Hopewell #modern #quilts #contemporary #gray We learn more about Hollywood modern quilting duo Hopewell and their contemporary quilt designs inspired by painting and architecture.


Probably not these colors...






November « 2010 « Sue Spargo


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August 24, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Swirls from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


 Welcome to my world which, for the next week, will consist mostly of tracking TWO hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Right now every weather channel is predicting that both will make landfall on the Louisiana coast, possibly near New Orleans. Then hello, central Louisiana, which is where my home sits.

We're not overly concerned for ourselves. Generally by the time a hurricane arrives, it has worn itself out in the south. It has to battle lots of towns, trees, and swamps.

Outdoor furniture, trees, trailers, and anything else not nailed down is up for a swirling, churning ride ...

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August 17, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: YELLOW from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 Although we've gotten a few rain storms here, they are short lived and before you know it, the sun is drying things up again. We are talking about a brilliant, sweltering, yellow sun. I doubt that it's any brighter at the equator. Regardless, I've been thinking yellow today. The steam on the concrete only adds a hazy, mushiness to the yellow. It's bright y'all. I thought I'd share the glory...

Short inspirational quote art print that says You Got This in a colorful yellow and white typography design. #yellowaesthetic #motivationalquotes

Colors for Life

And a couple of yellow quilts to add to the glow. Don't forget about my "heart, quilts" board!

Large-Scale Prints are Stunning in This Quilt - Quilting Digest

Yellow-and-White Diamond Quilt | Blogged at Salty Oat. | Flickr

Timeless Traditions: The Secret Life of Quilters.....

Schumacher With all the charm of a traditional quilt, Tristan Patchwork is a jacquard weave with wonderful character and dimension. Since 1889, we've been setting the bar with our exceptional products. A passion for beauty, respect for classicism and eye for the cutting edge are woven into everything we do. Color: Yellow

Stunning! Vintage Dated 1951 Yellow & White Pickle Dish QUILT 84x74




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August 16, 2020
A Piece of Cake from Veriquilt

 Nej det stämmer verkligen inte, mitt bidrag till SAQAs Benefit Auction 2020 var inte den piece of cake som bilden kom att heta. 

A Piece of Cake

I själva verket broderade jag bilden tre (!) gånger innan jag blev helt nöjd med resultatet. Det är en bild på min mamma som jag har broderat på en kakduk. Hur många använder kakdukar idag? Bakgrunden är ett japanskt tyg. Ni kan läsa mer om auktionen under länken SAQA Benefit Auction

Under veckan som gått har vädret varit varmt och skönt och det har inbjudit till isfärgning. Isfärgning undrar en del, men jag hade ...

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August 8, 2020
Hand Piecing: Sewing for Pleasure and Peace from Repro Quilt Lover

This is a post about taking on a large-ish quilt as a hand piecing project and how to break it down into blocks to keep it portable.  It’s also a post about using stitching as a self-care technique.  Or, more specifically, why stitching makes us feel better IF we don’t make it into one more pressure situation in our lives.

Unless you haven’t spent the last four months on planet Earth, you are fully aware that we are all coping with a pandemic.  When lockdowns started in my part of the world, I confess to being one ...

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August 7, 2020
Den dansande Matisse from Veriquilt

 Jag deltog i ett webinar med London Drawing Group: Matisse Online - Painting with Scissors. En bild visades på en stund skärmen, plockades bort och vi uppmanades att ur minnet på ett par minuter, kanske fem, klippa formen vi sett. Det kunde vara en stiliserad växt, en figur eller en skulptur, det var bara att ta sig an saxen och klippa. Klippa skulle man göra längst in vid saxens skänkel för så hade Matisse gjort med sina stora skräddarsaxar. Det blev både rätt och fel, det gällde att komma ihåg figurens form och få till alla armar, ben eller kurvor men ...

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Travels and Updates! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


It has been a crazy month in the Through the Needle's Eye world. Thanks to many of you, our Woolen Oak mystery block was a great success! The time leading up to our reveal and the reveal week were incredibly busy, but certainly well worth it. Now that things are slowing down a bit, we thought we would share a little travel inspiration as well as some sneak peeks of what what we have coming up for you on the blog and on our website.
From palaces to nature,
this trip was not lacking in inspiration.
Since Europe has ...

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August 5, 2020
Reclaim Your Creative Energy from Professional Quilter

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I am really a very organized person. I know where to find what I need. I could say, “A place for everything, and everything in its place,” only that is not quite exactly true.

While I am organized and I know where everything is, I can become someone who is consumed by stacks of this and that. Yes, I know what is in the stacks, but all those stacks are robbing energy from me.

When the space is clearer, so is my mind. When my mind is clear, I will work better.

I know this to be true. I also ...

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