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August 21, 2020
LeMoyne Star Quilt Finished from Fret Not Yourself

"The evil that is inside men is at the last a matter for men to control. 
The responsibility and the hope and the promise are in your hands - your hands and 
the hands of the children of all men on this earth.
 The future cannot blame the present, just as the present cannot blame the past.
The hope is always here, always alive,
but only your fierce caring can fan it into a fire to warm the world."
~Susan Cooper in Silver on the Tree

LeMoyne String Stars quilt is finally finished. Hooray! Quilting started last week and now the ...

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August 11, 2020
LeMoyne Star Quilting Progress from Fret Not Yourself

You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. 
It is only important what you do.
~ Patrick Ness in A Monster Calls


Quilting


I haven't moved quickly but at least the quilt is in progress. I wanted a quilting design that honored the piecing, didn't have many starts and stops {burying threads takes so much time}, and was less densely quilted than usual for me. My friend, Marty, spent an hour with me on the phone discussing how to quilt this. We used FaceTime to see exactly what ...

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June 10, 2020
Using the Parts Department to Complete a Quilt Top from Fret Not Yourself

"Voting versus protest; politics and participation versus civil disobedience and direct action. 
This is not an either/or; this is a both/and. 
To bring about real change we both have to highlight a problem 
and make people in power uncomfortable, 
but we also have to translate that into practical solutions and laws that can be implemented 
and we can monitor and make sure we're following up on.
~President Barak Obama

Quilting

Sashing was the next decision. I laid out four choices but secretly thought one of the darkest {vertical} would work best. Instead, that dark grey on the ...

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June 2, 2020
LeMoyne Stars from Fret Not Yourself

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.'
~ C. S. Lewis


With the chunks are out of the way, I'm ready to attack the scrap bag. Still enthused with diamonds, I cut newspaper foundation into five-inch wide diamonds to make LeMoyne Stars. To add some cohesion each started with one common fabric at the widest point of the diamond.

The idea to make a ring inside the star came from several sources. First, traditional Lone Stars {you recall how the tiny diamonds make a circle of each round.} Since ...

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May 21, 2020
I Will Be Your Guide On This Journey from If These Threads Could Talk

Stitchin Heaven Quilt Shop is excited to announce a new collaboration of a unique BOM program from Deb Tucker (Studio 180 Design), NYT and USA Today best-selling author Marie Bostwick (Between Heaven and Texas, Hope on the Inside, and the Cobbled Court Quilt Series, including A Single Thread), Deb Luttrell (Stitchin’ Heaven), and Jason Yenter (In the Beginning Fabrics). In this 12-month program you will take your own Journeys through an exclusive novella written by Marie Bostwick. Each month you will receive a chapter from the book which is exclusive to this program. It is a page-turning tale of love ...

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April 17, 2020
Brilliant Stars from Ann Quilts

Wow.  This quilt is just wow.  It's one of the wow-iest quilts I've worked on.  I love it.


Here's how the owner came to acquire it:

I don’t collect quilts or even know how to use a sewing machine. I just really liked the quilt colors and patterns.....when I saw it in an antique mall in Columbia, MO (I honestly love Orange as a color). So much so, that after leaving without it I regretted it. The following Monday I was back at work and just called them on a whim and made them an ...

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November 19, 2019
Island Batik’s “A Piece Of” Blog Hop from If These Threads Could Talk

The fabrics shown in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

Tropical Escape

Last January Island Batik gave me a secret bundle to hold onto till November, it was Tropical Escape shown above. I sat and looking at the bundle of gorgeous fabrics, waiting for them to talk to me. The goal is for me to introduce the Tropical Escape fabric line by making a quilt showcasing as many of the 20 fabrics as possible.

I decided to use Studio 180 Design’s BlockBuster pattern #29 Pointsettia. This block requires the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Split Rects and ...

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July 9, 2019
The Organized Quilter from Repro Quilt Lover

Let me begin by saying this is an aspirational post. I am not an organized quilter or an organized anything, really. But, I need an organized system to accomplish what makes me happy; maybe you can relate.

I am going to assume if you are reading this blog you like to quilt. And, therefore, are probably a creative person — a “creative type.” Generally, we creative types are free spirits, which doesn’t translate well into focus, planning and organization. But, if I give in to the free spirit and let it run my days, those days are ruled by a ...

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