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June 12, 2019
Basket of Fun from Stash Overflow

Here in central Maryland, we’re experiencing a couple of beautiful days in between rain storms. I went out for my second walk this week yesterday. Boy, am I out of shape. I really need to do something about that.

May 30 was sweatshop for Ladies of the Sea with Polly at Spring Water Designs. Polly is ahead of me, as usual. I pressed and trimmed the blocks that have the inking completed, decided on the sashing and the sawtooth border accent color. Still had two blocks to wash before inking and trimming.  I eventually did that but both have ...

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May 30, 2019
The Mushroom Motif-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! If you can’t find any morels–there’s always the Mushroom Motif to quilt!  For now, that’s how I am consoling myself. In Minnesota, if the lilacs are blooming, it’s time for morels!  Time to go foraging in the woods and mushroom hunting.  Though its been a banner year for morels here, I haven’t…

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May 21, 2019
Forget-Me-Not Motif, A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, today we are stitching the beautiful Forget-Me-Not motif. Before we get started, a little housekeeping… The Double Email Dilemma I know that many of you are receiving two email notifications of our blog posts. The problem began around the time we moved the website…

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May 14, 2019
Fantasy Flower Motif-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, we have a tutorial for another flower motif, the Fantasy Flower.  Stitch this fun motif as a background in any size, from small to very large.  I think an 12 inch Fantasy Flower would be beautiful in the center of a quilt block! The Fantasy Flower in the above photo was stitched…

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May 1, 2019
Welsh Leaf Variations Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, we are going to expand on last week’s quilting motif, The Welsh Leaf, with two easier variations. All of the motifs have the same basic shape and spirals, but we’ll change the spirals to create different leaves.  In the design world, they call this “repeat and vary”! It’s a great way…

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Can't let this go from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I called this top finished.  Almost two years ago.  It was always my intention to put applique in the side setting pieces.  Instead of just doing the applique, it sat on a shelf as it.  A finished top.  It was back in July 2017 that I last blogged about this top.  Done as far as I was concerned.   Really done?

No.  I just couldn't let this one go as is.  It really needed something to make it better.  Applique flowers as I had originally intended.

That is what is being worked on these days.  Applique flowers.  So, into my ...

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April 23, 2019
Welsh Leaf Motif-Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today’s machine quilting tutorial is for the Welsh Leaf motif!  Welsh quilting is one of my favorite styles of quilting and has influenced my machine quilting designs. I am always inspired by the easy-going style of the Welsh quilting tradition.  (Follow my Welsh Quilting Pinterest Board HERE) The History of Welsh Quilting…

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November 12, 2018
November Leaves Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

The leaves are changing now that November’s cooler temperatures are here, and I am enjoying the wonderful fall colors.  Falling leaves is a nice theme for an every day tablescape for the month, providing an opportunity to use what I have in a new way.

November Leaves Tablescape at

Beginning with the base, I place my Maple Star Table Topper in the center, and surround it with leaf placemats.  The topper pattern is free on Moda Bake Shop, just click on the link, scroll to the bottom and click on “Printer Friendly Version”.  Brown chargers are placed next.

November Leaves Tablescape at

Turning to the centerpiece, I ...

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November 6, 2018
How to Quilt a Honeycomb Leaf-Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning Quilters! Are YOU ready to quilt?  I’m excited about a series of tutorials based on the Honeycomb Motif we learned last week! (The Honeycomb is also available in More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 in the Backgrounds and … Continue reading

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October 17, 2018
Short Post from Pinkadot Quilts

I love FALL! Everything about it makes me happy. The colors, the smells, sweaters and snuggling in at night.
I love these leaves and hope to have some made for the next post. The pattern is by Center Street Quilts. The reason this post is short is I dropped my camera and broke it. I went to find the charging cord and realized when I cleaned out the junk drawer the other day I threw it out! I guess that is a sign. I was just getting back into the groove!

Another good Fall thing is baking. I love to ...

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September 13, 2018
Fall quilts from Pieced Brain

Fall Quilt
This is one of my favorite mini quilts I made: it measures 11" x 13.5" and it is heavily quilted. I used a crayon to add the clouds because my youngest son thought the landscape needed them. I took this photo at my oldest son's place. He saw the quilt, loved it, so I had to give it to him.

Speaking of my son's place, it is spotless. He works very long hours, is a single parent to two amazing boys, and still makes sure the place is clean. I am so proud of him for many ...

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August 29, 2018
Pin It Weekly #253 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Are you pinning this week? I am not. I've been in the studio jumping from project to project. Not really getting anything finished, but advancing none the less. Since I haven't pinned anything of interest, let's take a look at what is trending.

Hair: Balayage color
Keep right up to date with approaching trends here and now as we cover the major trends and the best hairstyles for 2015! Side-swept hairstyles for 2015 This is one of the most frequently featured hairstyles for 2015, as seen on the runway models from Wang, Chai, Zimmermann and Som plus lots more. However, each …

Fantastic ideas of balayage hair colors and highlights for all those fashionable ladies who are searching for latest trends of hair colors right now. You have to know that, balaayge has become one of the most popular hair colors in 2018. It is growing more and more popularity in year 2018.Ponytails must be one of the oldest hairstyles known to womankind, yet every new season the fabulous hair-fashion designers manage to come up with a new twist on this very popular hairdo! The ponytail has stayed popular with woman all over the world for so long, because it’s practical way to keep long hair controlled[Read the Rest]:

Trending Now! The most popular hair trends for 2018 ✨Brown Hair With Bronde Balayage Highlights

DIY: industrial design
20 Savvy Handmade Industrial Decor Ideas You Can DIY For Your HomeA desk and shelf wall unit with the design you want and the function you need. The industrial strength pipe fittings support 8 long stained 2 x 12

Industrial Design Table "DIY" Parts Kit, 1-1/4" Black Pipe- Optional table top/seats, FREE SHIPPING!!

DIY Industrial Pipe Projects are an easy way to add a touch of industrial decor to your home. Here are 10 of the BEST DIY industrial pipe projects.20 Savvy Handmade Industrial Decor Ideas You Can DIY For Your Home

Fall Decor: leaves
60 Cheap DIY Fall Decor Ideas - Prudent Penny Pincher                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Fall challenge for Flirty fleur with only fall textures and no flowers! Designed by Floral Design by Lili

Tomato Cage Fall Tree nature autumn leaves fall diy steps fall crafts fall decorating autumn pics fall pics fall porch

31 Amazing fall decorating ideas using white pumpkins

I Was Going To Bag My Leaves This Fall. But Now I'm Going To Do THIS Instead!

What's trending on your Pinterest?

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May 21, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip-Combining Motifs from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Just time for a quick visual tip…. Our  New Leaf motif  looks great when combined with any flower motif! Here I combined it with The Crabapple Blossom machine quilting motif. The densely quilted leaf contrasts well with … Continue reading

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February 1, 2018
More Wet Cyan Leaf Pieces from Notes from Studio B

I was on a roll earlier this week and finished three small wet cyan leaf pieces. The first one is very small and will be sent off to the SAQA Spotlight auction that will be held at the annual conference in San Antonio.

6"x 8"
The second will probably be my contribution to the SAQA online auction in Sept., although it is now hanging in one of the Four County Art Guilds locations.

Three Poplar Leaves 
12"x 12"

The third one is hanging in the City library, another art guild location.
 Blue and Orange Leaves
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November 9, 2017
I'm back from Notes from Studio B

I have been traveling for the past couple of weeks, went to Wallkill, New York  to visit family and to be tourists. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.

Went to a nieces wedding where I met up with all three of my younger brothers, first picture together in many years.

We borrowed my brothers car and drove to Corning, NY to visit an uncle of Don's and to spend some time at the Corning Glass museum. Then on to Niagara Falls since neither one of us had ever been there.

Then back to Wallkill to just hang out for ...

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September 30, 2017
Owl Quilt from Fabric Engineer

My mother-in-law made this quilt for her newest grand-niece.  I had the honor of quilting and binding it.

The rows with flowers in the fabric received matching quilted flowers.  This time I tried putting leaves on some, as seen below.  I also put circles in between some petal rows, like the fabric.  It only turned out ok, so I didn't take any pictures of it.  (Also peaking through this pictures is the meandering stars that I used by the owls.)

The rows with owls on branches received wood grain.

The outer border had leaves.  I feel like I've ...

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September 22, 2017
Finished: In the Woods from Fabric Engineer

I finished this quilt, which has gone through many different names.  I finally settled on "In the Woods"

The fabric was a Christmas present - a Woodlands FQ bundle.  I love how HSTs work together in a quilt, so decided to go that route.  (I always question myself about half way through trimming them up though.) The placement of most of the colors is not random, but figured out in advance.  That being said, I ran out of a few colors in the middle of making the HSTs and needed to substitute some other colors.  (See how there is more of ...

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September 21, 2017
SAQA Auction and leaves from Notes from Studio B

The annual SAQA Auction started this week, there's still time to get some great pieces from section 1.  My piece will be up next week in section 2.

I've done more of the eco /botanical printing this week, trying different mordants and papers and fabrics. This group was steaming last week when I posted.

Next up was some silk habitoi on the left and silk broadcloth on the right.

Then more on heavy watercolor paper.

A group on a lighter weight watercolor paper.

Then I used a few of the leaves I had leftover and did gelli prints ...

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September 19, 2017
It's Fall, Y'all... from Home Designs by Amanda

Okay, not really... Since the Autumnal Equinox isn't for a couple more days,  but the leaves are falling here! I was also enjoying some Pumpkin Custard with Caramel topping, and the girls are outside raking leaves... so they can jump in them! And we are going to have a fun time with the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit... which features leaves! The kit included 8 mini cards and 8

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September 11, 2017
Autumn Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

Cooler weather means mornings on the veranda with a hot cup of coffee looking for the first signs of turning leaves.  I love this time of year.  Wearing sweaters, cooler nights with a warm quilt on my lap, looking forward to  a fire in the fireplace, some wool applique handwork, a lovely scented candle, and a good book.  I enjoy decorating to usher in the season with an Autumn inspired tablescape.  I’ve mentioned this before, our table is visible from the loft next to our bedroom, so a pretty tablescape is a decorative display that I see every morning ...

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