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March 13, 2018
row by row from Making A Lather

My friends at Friday group have been doing a row by row together using Jen Kingwell patterns. The only block I have done is the glitter block. I just have felt that I needed to finish up what I already have, but I knew as soon as I saw it I would be sorry I didn't sew along. sigh...

Isn't it wonderful!?

This is Linda O.'s quilt

Such fun fabrics

I am linking to:
Free Motion by the River
to do tuesday
too cute tuesday

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March 9, 2018
Delilah Quilt - Block 12 from Sew Some Sunshine

This is the final block for the Delilah Quilt and it's called Black Cockatoo.  This block was so easy compared to all of the other months.  The cutting did not require any reverses, the pieces were a good size, no curves, no y-seams, no seams to line up... the hardest part was picking the fabrics!

Kept this kind of simple, but I did use a few different fabric placements.  Some have all the same background, some have two different backgrounds which creates a little bit of a pinwheel effect.  On some I made it look like four different triangles ...

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March 2, 2018
Delilah Quilt - Block 11 from Sew Some Sunshine

Month 11 of the Delilah Quilt is the Princess Cut block.  This is a 6-inch block with 32 pieces!  The construction isn't difficult but it is very time-consuming.  For tips on how to construct this block check out my Princess Cut tutorial post.

Here's the final round-up of my nine blocks.

Click here for more great Delilah Quilt inspiration, or visit my Delilah page to see additional blocks.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts

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February 24, 2018
Princess Cut Tutorial - Delilah Block 11 from Sew Some Sunshine

The Princess Cut block (Delilah Block 11) isn't terribly difficult to piece together, but it does take some accuracy and precision to get everything lined up well.  I've put together a series of photos with some tips for getting accurate points and matching seams.  If you're going to take a few hours for each block, might as well get it right!

These tips assume that you are machine piecing and that all seams are pressed open.  Also, you have to sew over your pins to keep everything lined up.  Do this at your own risk.  I use ...

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February 23, 2018
Mrs Bannister's Stars - designed by Jen Kingwell from Wendy's Quilts and More

Last week someone in the Jen Kingwell Designs Facebook group asked if anyone had made Mrs Bannister's Stars.  That reminded me that I had, but I hadn't blogged about it yet. I actually finished my version back in November 2016.

Each block is 12" finished and it's quite a tricky pattern to make. I think the real reason I didn't blog about it was that I wasn't 100% happy with it.  There's a lot of "Y" seams in these blocks, and when I made it I didn't know how to hand piece.  I ...

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February 20, 2018
row by row from Making A Lather

My Friday quilt group is working on a row by row quilt using Jen Kingwell patterns.
I was planning on joining them, but at this point, I am too far behind. But, I know I will love it when they are done, and feel a little sad that I didn't keep up with them.
This is the row they are making. Linda O made these.

I am linking to:
Free Motion by the River
to do tuesday
too cute tuesday

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February 9, 2018
border time from Making A Lather

I am ready for a border on my patriotic boxy stars. This is a free pattern at quiltville

I have a dozen of quilts ready for borders. It is my least favorite part. Last year, I thought I had finished so many, I would be better at just getting in there and adding the borders. bummer, not so much. But I think the big hang up, is that my sewing table has to be clean or everything gets dumped on the floor and scrambles under other places never to be seen again. And I am a spreader so there is ...

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January 24, 2018
Amitie Textiles - Jen Kingwell's shop in Australia from Wendy's Quilts and More

Last week we went to Australia for my son's cricket tournament.  This year it was held at The Geelong College, just 1 hour's drive from Melbourne.  Even better, the college is just a 30 minute drive from Jen Kingwell's shop, Amitie Textiles, in Torquay. Win, win!!


I was fortunate enough to visit Amitie twice during our stay.  On the first day I was a bit rushed because my husband was waiting outside in the car, but on the second visit I was by myself and could look at everything!

If you're a fabric lover it really ...

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flu from Making A Lather

ugh flu
almost upright again. I am too old for this silly business.
My friend is working on a Jen Kingwell row by row quilt.

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January 12, 2018
webbing ringo lake from Making A Lather

I am happily webbing the blocks for on ringo lake. A little everyday and, eventually, I will be finished with this part.I am more than half way.

I have filled in with some glitter blocks. I know I am reaching the end of this quilt soon. I have over 100 blocks finished.

I am linking to:
Finished or Not Fridays   
Whoop Whoop

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January 8, 2018
carolina mystery from Making A Lather

My personal goal is to finish all the Quiltville mystery quilts while Jo of  Jo's Country junction is finishing all the quilts in the string fling book. I count 17 quilts, which is more than Bonnie usually puts in a book. I would prefer to concentrate on them in order. Since that would be the oldest. Here is a list of what I have and need to do. mystery #1 is Carolina Crossroads from 2007. It was on the website first and then included in Bonnie Hunter book Scraps and shirttails. The top and first border are done and ...

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January 5, 2018
Mayflower Tutorial - Delilah Block 10 from Sew Some Sunshine

I've noticed a little bit of a slowdown with the Delilah crowd lately and I can't say I blame anyone...this program continues to be a challenge.  Last month's Sprinkled Delight was full of small curves.  Mayflower, block 10, seems easier but requires y-seams.  Directions for the month state "This block includes a Y seam, so you may find hand piecing easier for each block."  Well, I'm committed to doing this thing completely by machine, so this was another time to figure out a construction method for the block on my own.  I've come up ...

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playing catch up from Making A Lather

I have raided the green scrap drawer for the fabrics I will need for the turtle quilt. I have anything less than a 1/2 yard in scrap drawers. I hope to cut it out at Friday group today. I don't like to cut in a group, but I am not getting it done here at home. I gravitate to sewing On ringo lake - just one more block here at home.

I am still plugging along on the mystery quilt

I have a mountain of mess I am sorting. Sew one block, clean a minute, sew another block, repeat ...

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January 4, 2018
Delilah Quilt - Block 9 from Sew Some Sunshine

Sprinkled the name of this block!  For month 9 of the Delilah template of the month program we've moved on to six inch blocks.  The challenge continues with this one.  The next few months of these six inch blocks will be used to fill out the rest of this scrappy quilt.  We need to make nine of these little ones and here are my first four.

We're back to small curves with this one, but having done all the others, these come together pretty quickly.  Cutting bias edges is important here so that you have some ...

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December 21, 2017
A wee bit of stash building from Terificreations's Weblog

I happened to go into the City yesterday and visited Gotham Quilts for the first time ever. I picked up these amazing dots Circulus from Moda by Jen Kingwell. This is the coolest dot I’ve seen in a really long time, so of course this  bundle came home with me. I’m off to quilt for … Continue reading A wee bit of stash building

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December 1, 2017
Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell from Wendy's Quilts and More

My thoughts about the Midnight at the Oasis quilt changed completely when I saw Jen Kingwell's quilt in the Tutors Exhibition at our national Quilt Symposium in Christchurch.  (It looked a lot better in real life than it does in this photo.)

I'd heard people talk about how hard it is to make this quilt, but with my newly acquired hand piecing and hand applique skills, I think I could do it if I really wanted to.

I stood and studied Jen's quilt for quite some time.  There are so many different fabrics in it, and set ...

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November 29, 2017
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Drumroll Please!!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Today's blogpost is slightly late because.......

........ (drumroll please)...............

I finished all my Gypsy Wife blocks!!!

Here they are in all their glory...

I can't wait to start putting the sections together...

...but that's going to have to wait!

Christmas parties start this week (at my house!!)

and the decorations must go up NOW!

See you next week with some more scrappy goodness!



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November 15, 2017
I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Progress, and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, this week did not go AT ALL like I thought it would!  I had great plans to work on my Gypsy Wife blocks, but a short-deadline project came up that threw that out the window.  So I'm embracing the change, and sharing some other things this week!

First of all, I went to a trunk show with the fabulous Jen Kingwell last Thursday night and oh my gosh is that girl a great scrap quilter!  I've really been enjoying my experiences with Long Time Gone, Gypsy Wife, and My Small World, but I got to ...

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November 13, 2017
Woolly Thoughts and Small Worlds from Cookie's Creek

I know, I haven’t written a blog in months (actually, almost a whole year). My only excuse is the many projects, retreats, vacations, stitch days, bee days, guild days, workshops and other fun stuff.

But today I want to share with you my two most recent obsessions — Sue Spargo wool applique and My Small World.

I’ve done wool applique before but it’s always been a simple blanket stitch.  Now with some projects, that’s what is called for.  But all there are all kinds of wonderful stitches you can use with wool that add dimension, interest and ...

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November 1, 2017
Delilah Quilt - Block 8 from Sew Some Sunshine

Block 8 of the Delilah quilt was the super easy Coloured Turbine block.  What I love about this block is how different it looks depending on your fabric choice and placement.  This is true of quite a few of the Delilah blocks including the Four-Patch Star block from last month.

This month was a great break from all the y seams and curves of past months.  We needed it!  Here's to next month's block 9 - Sprinkled Delight...back to curved piecing!

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